Fonds GB 0210 MSHOBLEY - Hobley Griffith Manuscripts,

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Hobley Griffith Manuscripts,


  • [17 cent.]-1930. (Creation)

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Extent and medium

83 volumes.

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Name of creator

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Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Mrs Hobley Griffith; Bontnewydd, Caernarvonshire; Acquisition; 1934

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Scope and content

Manuscripts and papers from the collection of Hobley Griffith, much of which are of literary or historical interest, and include poetry, transcripts and miscellanea by W. J. Roberts ('Gwilym Cowlyd'), including transcripts and translations of sermons of his uncle, Evan Evans ('Ieuan Glan Geirionydd'), together with correspondence of 'Gwilym Cowlyd' and 'Ieuan Glan Geirionydd'; eisteddfod adjudications by Ebenezer Thomas ('Eben Fardd'), Ellis Roberts ('Elis Wyn o Wyrfai') and others; volumes of (mainly Welsh) transcripted poetry, including a seventeenth century volume which once belonged to and is annotated by Lewis Morris (Llewelyn Ddu o Fôn'); seven manuscript volumes written by William Hobley in the preparation of his Hanes Methodistiaeth Arfon (1910-1924), together with correspondence of William Hobley; volumes of eighteenth and nineteenth century sermons, two of which contain notes by William Hobley; an eighteenth century tract relating to the disestablishment of the Welsh Dissenters from the Church of England; an elegy by John Roderick (Siôn Rhydderch) on the death of Ellis Wynne of Lasynys; autobiographical notes by Robert Parry ('Robin Ddu Eryri'); annotated nineteenth century Acts of Parliament relating to British railways; a commonplace book of Llanberis interest; etc.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling


System of arrangement

Arranged according to NLW MSS reference numbers: NLW MSS 9151-9233.

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Conditions governing access

Readers consulting modern papers in the National Library of Wales are required to abide by the conditions set out in information provided when applying for their Readers' Tickets, whereby the reader shall become responsible for compliance with the Data Protection Act 1998 in relation to any processing by them of personal data obtained from modern records held at the Library. = Disgwylir i ddarllenwyr sydd am ddefnyddio papurau modern yn Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru gydymffurfio â Deddf Gwarchod Data 1998 yng nghyd-destun unrhyw brosesu ganddynt o ddata personol a gasglwyd o gofnodion modern sydd ar gadw yn y Llyfrgell. Nodir y manylion yn yr wybodaeth a roddir wrth wneud cais am Docyn Darllen.

Conditions governing reproduction

Usual copyright laws apply.

Language of material

  • Welsh
  • English
  • Latin
  • Italian
  • German
  • French

Script of material

Language and script notes

Welsh, English, Latin, Italian, German, French.

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Title based on contents.


Formerly Hobley Griffith MSS 1-83.

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Institution identifier

Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

Rules and/or conventions used

Description follows NLW guidelines based on ISAD(G) 2nd ed.; AACR2; and LCSH.


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Dates of creation revision deletion

April-May 2011.


  • English



Archivist's note

Description compiled by Bethan Ifan for the retrospective conversion project of NLW MSS. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume III (Aberystwyth, 1961);

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  • Text: NLW MSS 9151-9233.