Fonds GB 0210 MSHBLACK - Henry Blackwell Manuscripts,

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Henry Blackwell Manuscripts,


  • [18 cent.]-[20 cent.]. (Creation)

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7 vols.

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Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Acquisition; Henry Blackwell; New York.

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Scope and content

This collection forms one group of the many manuscripts acquired from time to time (together with numerous printed works) from Henry Blackwell, New York (born at Liverpool, 1851, died New York, 1928). This group includes 18th century light remarks and correspondence by a certain S. D. and J. B.; a transcript, in bardic script, of poetry by Gwalchmai, with illustrations by Hugh Maurice; minutes of a New York eisteddfod committee, 1883-1885, and a notebook recording details of the 1886 New York eisteddfod.

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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

  • English
  • Welsh

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English, Welsh.

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For other Blackwell manuscripts refer to NLW MSS 4565-70, 6361-2, 9251-78, and also the John Orlando Parry MSS, now NLW MSS 4925-31.

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


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  • English



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  • Text: NLW MSS 5940-5946.