Fonds GB 0210 MSIGWILLS - Ignatius Williams Manuscripts,

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Ignatius Williams Manuscripts,


  • [1700x1830]. (Creation)

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Extent and medium

4 vols.

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Name of creator

Biographical history

Ignatius Williams, of Hendregadredd, Penmorfa, Caernarvonshire, was stipendiary magistrate for Rhondda, Glamorgan. He owned the Hendregadredd manuscript of early Welsh poetry.

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Acquired from the executors of Ignatius Williams, Hendregadredd, Penmorfa, Caernarvonshire, 1927.

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Scope and content

A small collection which comprises sermons, poetry by various authors, and prose and verse in the hand of John Davies, Pentrefoelas.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling


System of arrangement

Arranged according to NLW MSS reference numbers: NLW MSS 5544-5547.

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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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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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The Hendregadredd manuscript, mentioned above, is now NLW MS 6680B.

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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

December 2005.


  • English



Archivist's note

This description was compiled by Bethan Ifans for the retrospective conversion project of NLW MSS.

Archivist's note

The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume II (Aberystwyth, 1951).

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  • Text: Ignatius Williams Manuscripts.