Fonds GB 0210 MSGWRTH - Gwrtheyrn Manuscripts

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Gwrtheyrn Manuscripts


  • [1856x1915] (Creation)

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Extent and medium

24 vols

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Name of creator

Biographical history

Griffith Roberts ('Gwrtheyrn'; 1846-1915), of Bala, was a poor-law official and author of Pum Plwy' Penllyn. Hanes gweinyddiad Cyfreithiau y Tlodion yn y plwyfydd uchod am y rhan fwyaf o'r ddwy ganrif ddiweddaf, 1720-1887 (Bala, 1897).

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Presented in 1932 by the Reverend Principal and Mrs. H. Harris Hughes, Aberystwyth.

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Scope and content

Manuscripts and press-cuttings relating to the late Griffith Roberts, 'Gwrtheyrn', Bala. They include essays and notes by Gwrtheyrn on literary and religious subjects, transcripts of Welsh poetry in his autograph, papers relating to the Poor Law, miscellaneous music manuscripts, and a number of Welsh press cuttings concerning Gwrtheyrn.

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System of arrangement

Arranged according to NLW MSS reference numbers: NLW MSS 7399-7422.

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Conditions governing access

Readers consulting modern papers in the National Library of Wales are required to sign the 'Modern papers - data protection' form.

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Language of material

  • Welsh

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Welsh, unless otherwise specified.

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Finding aids

The descriptions are also available in the Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume II (Aberystwyth, 1951).

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This description follows NLW guidelines based on ISAD(G) Second Edition; AACR2; and LCSH.


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Dates of creation revision deletion

July 2005


  • English



Archivist's note

This description was compiled by Siân Medi Davies for the retrospective conversion project of NLW MSS.

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  • Text: Gwrtheyrn Manuscripts.