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Hugh Ellis Manuscripts
- 1851-[1925x1931] (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
Name of creator
Hugh Ellis (1857-1931), Calvinistic Methodist minister and author, was the grandson of historian and writer Robert John Pryse (Gweirydd ap Rhys, 1807-1889) and the brother of the Rev. R. Pryse Ellis, Glascoed. He attended Bala Theological College and the University College of North Wales, Bangor, before beginning his ministering work at Pennal in April 1888, from where he transferred, in 1890, to Maentwrog. He was the author of Hanes Methodistiaeth Gorllewin Meirionydd, Volume III (Dolgellau, 1928) and of five memorial articles on John Robert Pryse (Golyddan, 1840-1862) in the periodical Cymru.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Mrs M. Ellis, widow of Hugh Ellis; Blaenau Ffestiniog ; Purchase ; 1935
Content and structure area
Scope and content
Papers, 1851-[1925x1931], from the library of Hugh Ellis, containing material by or relating to Ellis and members of his family. They include notebooks of his grandfather Robert John Pryse (Gweirydd ap Rhys); autograph essays and scrapbooks compiled by Gweirydd's son John Robert Pryse (Golyddan) and a scrapbook compiled by Gweirydd's daughter Catherine Prichard (Buddug); a short biography of Golyddan by Gweirydd ap Rhys for publication in Enwogion Cymru; draft articles on Golyddan by Hugh Ellis; letters relating to Golyddan's work; transcripts by Hugh Ellis of Golyddan's poetry; and six volumes containing material collected by Hugh Ellis in the course of compiling Hanes Methodistiaeth Gorllewin Meirionydd (Dolgellau, 1928), which includes the original manuscript of the work.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
System of arrangement
Arranged according to NLW MSS reference numbers: NLW MSS 10296-10313.
Conditions of access and use area
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.
Conditions governing reproduction
Usual copyright laws apply.
Language of material
Script of material
Language and script notes
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume III (Aberystwyth, 1961), pp. 211-212.
Allied materials area
Existence and location of originals
Existence and location of copies
Related units of description
Title based on contents.
Formerly Hugh Ellis MSS 1-18.
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Description control area
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.
Level of detail
Dates of creation revision deletion
September 2008 & June 2011.
The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume III (Aberystwyth, 1931); Y Bywgraffiadur Cymreig hyd 1940 (Llundain, 1953); NLW Full Catalogue on-line; Archives Network Wales on-line.
Description compiled by Bethan Ifan for the retrospective conversion project of NLW MSS, and revised by Bethan Ifan.