- Ridley 2109.
Part of Martin Ridley Collection
An unidentified village in rolling countryside.
Part of Martin Ridley Collection
An unidentified village in rolling countryside.
Part of Brogyntyn manuscripts
A volume containing mainly pedigrees of North and South Wales families written by two principal scribes of the circle of George Owen of Henllys, Pembrokeshire.
(a) Pages 1, 7-209, 223-232, 239-256 and possibly 372-373 are written by a scribe who, although experienced in penning a good secretary hand and in executing ornate headings, is often inaccurate in his transcription of Welsh personal and place-names; he also wrote the line 'Owain ap Gruffith /i/ gelwid Gwinn ap Gr: yn jawn' on p. 41, in italic (examples of the same italic hand are found in the margins of pp. 19, 66, 113, 355, 356, 361 and elsewhere). This section comprises a collection of pedigrees mostly of North Wales families, including 'Bonedd y Saint' (pp. 84-90); the prose text 'Pedwar Marchog ar Higen oedd yn llys Arthur' (end wanting) (pp. 37-38); the dates of battles in the 'Wars of the Roses' (pp. 31, 208); five englynion, including one by Richard Davies, bishop of St Davids (p. 1), and other englynion dispersed among the pedigrees (pp. 57, 78, 92, 114-115, 170), together with the series of forty englynion entitled 'Campod Manuwel' (pp. 223-232); and the prose piece 'Disgrifiad Arfau', a Welsh translation of the heraldic treatise 'Tractatus de Armis', attributed to John Trevor, bishop of St Asaph (pp. 239-256). The ultimate source of this section is the collection of pedigrees and other texts written, [c. 1510], by 'Syr' Tomas ab Ieuan ap Deicws in Peniarth MS 127 (see p. 53); however, internal evidence suggests that the scribe was copying from the transcript of Peniarth MS 127 in NLW MS 17112D rather than directly from the original (see p. 104, where he begins copying the note 'Darfu examinatio y llyfrev newydd hyd yma' which occurs on f. 66 verso of NLW MS 17112D, before he realized his mistake). Both Brogyntyn MS I.15 and NLW MS 17112D preserve the original order of the text of Peniarth MS 127, which has been subsequently disarranged in binding. (b) Pages 211-212, 269-371, 374-411 are written by another experienced scribe whose display script is almost indistinguishable from that of the first scribe. These pages contain pedigrees mostly of South Wales families and include two copies of 'Llyma enway Kwnkwerwyr y rhai a vyant yngwlad Vorgannwg ay harfay' (pp. 280, 361-362), a third containing merely a short list of the conquerors' names (p. 310), and two copies of 'Llyma achoed Saint ynys Brydain' [= 'Bonedd y Saint'] (pp. 363-365, 385-386). The text on pp. 211-212, as indicated by a note in the hand of George Owen of Henllys at the head of p. 211, was copied in 1596 from the manuscript of 'Hyw Lewis Sr morgan' of Hafodwen, Carmarthenshire, which 'D'd ap Ienkin m'edd o Vachynlleth' wrote in 1586; the original is now NLW MS 3055D (Mostyn MS 159), pp. 232-233. The text on pp. 271-343 is partly derived from a manuscript written in 1513 by the Carmarthenshire poet and genealogist Ieuan Brechfa for 'Mastr John ap Henry ap Rees', with some of the pedigrees brought down to the second half of the sixteenth century; Ieuan Brechfa's manuscript does not seem to have survived; it is not Peniarth MS 131, pp. 199-308, which is thought to be in his hand. The source of pp. 345-411 is unknown, although the text on pp. 347-365 follows very closely that in Peniarth MS 143, pp. [?1-3], 4, 47-48, 7-19, 33-46, 49-52, written by the same mid-sixteenth century scribe who wrote many of the religious texts in Cardiff Central Library Havod MS 22. A leaf containing a prophecy in English verse, written in a late-sixteenth century hand, has been tipped in after the main text (pp. 413-414).
Agricultural account book and journal,
Two notebooks, NLW MS 16798Ai being a printed account book for the year 1802 possibly belonging to a yeoman farmer or man of similar profession, NLW MS 16798Aii being a journal without dates and containing only rough accounts on ff. 6 verso-7.
NLW MS 16798Ai mainly contains details of accounts settled and owed together with general observations on the weather, agricultural duties, etc. There are rough accounts on inside front cover, ff. i, ii verso, 85 recto-verso, and inside back cover. The location of the writer is uncertain but may have been Monmouthshire, Gloucestershire or another county at or near the Welsh border as mention is made of travelling to Howle in Shropshire (ff. 13 verso, 42 verso, 43 verso, 44 verso), to [?Soilwell Farm] in Gloucestershire (f. 32 verso), to Hereford (f. 29 verso), and to attending Ross[-on-Wye] church (f. 23 verso).
An album compiled by Rees Goring Thomas, Llannonn, Llanelly, co. Carmarthen, in 1840, and containing mounted franks of letters of members of the House of Commons almost entirely of the period 1831-40. The writers include Henry Granville Fitzalan-Howard, aft. 14th duke of Norfolk, W. O. Stanley, Charles Hindley, Winthrop M. Praed, J. P. B. Chichester, H. W. Tancred, Fredk. Hodgson, W. H. Ludlow Bruges, John Hume Cust, viscount Alford, S. Crawley, C. J. F. Russell, R. Palmer, William Keppel Barrington, viscount Barrington, Jos[hua] Scholefield, Wm. Holmes, G. L. Fox, Wm. Turner, Wm. Feilden, J. S. Brownrigg, E. C. Lister, R. Pigot, P. Courtenay, Thos. Wood, Hy. Broadwood, F. Henry F. Berkeley, G. R. B. Pechell, P. W. S. Miles, Richard Plantagenet Temple Nugent Brydges Chandos Grenville, aft. 3rd. marquess of Buckingham, Frederick William Hervey, aft. 1st marquess of Bristol, Eliot [T.] Yorke, H. Verney, C. Fitz Roy, Henry Petty- Fitzmaurice, aft. 3rd marquess of Lansdowne, Richard J. Eaton, R. G. Townley, Chas E. Law, Henry Goulburn, Thomas Spring Rice, 1st baron Monteagle of Brandon, W. E. Powell, G. Rice Trevor, D. Morris, J. Jones, Wm. Bulkeley Hughes, C. F. Berkeley, [Sir Philip de Malpas Grey Egerton], E. J. Stanley, H. G. Boldero, [Lord] Arthur Lennox, Hugh Rose, John Fort, Edwd. Horseman, C. Lemon, H. A. Aglionby, R. Sanderson, Edward Granville Eliot, aft. 3rd earl of St. Germans, W. Williams, Edwd. Ellice, John Neeld, S. Irton, G. H. Cavendish, Geo. Crewe, F. Hunt, G. Grey, E. Strutt, Lewis Wm. Buck, M. E. N. Parker, R. Williams, H. C. Sturt, J. Yarde Buller, Anthony Ashley Cooper, aft. 7th earl of Shaftesbury, J. R. Reed, E. R. Rice, Arthur Hill Trevor, 3rd viscount Dungannon, J. T. Tyrell, T. W. Bramston, Charles G. Round, Edwd. Divett, Edwd. Kerrison, Tho. Duncombe, Library of Wales Wm. Follett, Stephen R. Glynne, Cuthbert Rippon, Edwin Richard Windham Wyndham-Quin, aft. 3rd earl of Dunraven, C. R. M. Talbot, Grantley F. Berkeley, J. Phillpotts, F. Tollemache, E. Barnard, C. B. Wall, Glynne E. Welby, C. Wood, Hen. C. Compton, J. Planta, ?R. B. P. Philipps, W. H. Scourfield, Robert Price, Ed. Foley, George John Frederick Sackville- West, viscount Cantelupe, E. B. Clive, Higford Burr, R. Alston, Philip Henry Stanhope, aft. 5th earl of Stanhope, James Walter Grimston, aft. 1st earl of Verulam, Abel Smith, W. Cowper, R. H. Hurst, Edw. Fellowes, Fred. Pollock, J. Peel, Fitz Roy Kelly, Wm. Geary, John P. Plumptree, W. T. Praed, Tho. Law Hodges, Rd. Godson, W. C. James, H. Rich, Stratford Canning, William Hutt, W. Wilberforce, H. Hardinge, Edward George Geoffrey Smith Stanley, aft. 14th earl of Derby, George Marton, Edw. B. Farnham, Charles Packe, S. Duckworth, Beaumont Hotham, 3rd baron Hotham, C. Greenaway, R. A. Christopher, G. Anson, Charles Anderson-Pelham, aft. 1st earl of Yarborough, G. J. Heathcote, H. Handley, Dudley Ryder, 1st earl of Harrowby and viscount Sandon, C. Cresswell, W. Crawford, J. Pattison, Edward Herbert, viscount Clive, Willm. Pinney, Jno. Stewart, John Brocklehurst, T. Grimsditch, Jno. Fector, John Round, Q. Dick, M. Philips, Ernest Bruce, Wm. Robt. Clayton, Fred Spencer, C. W. Williams Wynn, Thos. Wood, G. C. H. Somerset, J. Edwards, Granville George Leveson Gower, aft. 2nd earl Granville, Tho. Wilde, W. J. Blake, H. N. Burroughes, W. Bagge, Edmond Wodehouse, George James Finch-Hatton, aft. 11th earl of Winchilsea, Henry George Grey, aft. 3rd earl Grey, Charles Bennet, aft. 7th earl of Tankerville, Raikes Curry, Matt[hew] Bell, C. Blackett, H. Gally Knight, Lanc[elot] Rolleston, Arthur Richard Wellesley, marquess of Douro, Henry Pelham Fynes Pelham Clinton, aft. 5th duke of Newcastle-under-Lyne, John Hobhouse, G. G. Harcourt, Donald Maclean, T. G. Brunhall Estcourt, R. H. Inglis, W. Erle, John Owen, R. M. Rolfe, C. J. Hector, Hesketh Fleetwood, W. Wilkins, G. R. Philips, Geo. Thos. Staunton, R. Townley Parker, T. Dundas, Alex. Speirs, Thos. Pemberton, E. B. Sugden, R. Bernal, John Fenton, Thomas Hobhouse, E. T. Troubridge, F. W. Trench, J. Parker, H. G. Ward, W. Ormsby Gore, R. Hill, William Harry Vane, 4th earl of Darlington, R. H. Clive, Adam Duncan-Haldane, aft. 2nd earl of Camperdown, Wm. Gore Langton, A. R. Dottin, R. Ingham, E. Buller, Henry John Chetwynd Talbot, aft. gist earl of Shrewsbury, Dan. W. Harvey, [Lord] J[ohn] Russell, W. T. Copeland, Ed. Barnes, John Henniker-Major, 2nd baron Henniker, Rt. Rushbrooke, J. Bailey, Charles Broke Vere, R. Alsager, C. C. Cavendish, G. Darby, E. H. A'Court, Robert Peel, John Martin, J. Heathcoat, C. Barry Baldwin, Wm. Blount, Henry Fitzroy, aft. 5th duke of Grafton, Henry John Temple, 3rd viscount Palmerston, Edward Adolphus Seymour Seymour, aft. 12th duke of Somerset, J. Ennis Vivian, W. S. Lascelles, J. Eardley Wilmot, J. Mordaunt, Willm. Collins, W. Stratford Dugdale, E. J. Shirley, W. G. Hayter, J. Milnes Gaskell, G. W. Hope, M. Attwood, George Augustus Frederick Child-Villiers, aft. 6th earl of Jersey, Paulet St. J. Mildmay, Walter Long, J. B. East, J. Ramsbottom, George Spencer-Churchill, aft. 6th duke of Marlborough, Henry J. Winnington, R. Smith, Geo. Rob. Smith, Wm. Duncombe, W. Wilshere, E. S. Cayley, Henry Broadley, W. Gordon, J. Duff, Al[exander] Bannerman, [Patrick] Jas. [Herbert Crichton-] Stuart, Hope Johnstone, George Sinclair, Ja[mes] Colquhoun, Matt. Sharpe, J. Campbell, W. D. Gillon, A. Leith Hay, ?F. Maule, James Wemyss, R. Macleod, Robert Wallace, R. Steuart, J. Oswald, R[obey]t Ferguson, Fred. Dundas, R. Cutlar Fergusson, P. Chalmers, A. Kinnaird, Archibald Primrose, lord Dalmeny, J. McTaggart, W. Howard, J. Blair, ?J. O'Neill, Willm. Curry, J. D. Jackson, John Young, J. Stock, S. R. Maxwell, E. Litton, F. B. Beamish, Wm. M. Somerville, aft. baron Meredyth, William Brabazon, aft. 11th earl of Meath, Daniel O'Connell, F. Shaw, R. Hutton, Thos. Knox, aft. 1st earl of Ranfurly, Thomas Martin, A. H. Lynch, Mervyn Archdall, M. J. O'Connell, N. Fitz Simon, H. Thomas, Nathaniel Clements, aft. 2nd earl of Leitrim, William Roche, R. Bateson, R. A. Ferguson, ? John H. Talbot, J. W. Fitz Patrick, [Dennis O'Connor] 'O'Connor Don', C. H. Coote, J. P. Somers, H. Corry, James Power, etc. Among the recipients of the letters are J. B. Jeffreys (Jeffries, Jeffenes), solicitor, Carmarthen, Geo. T. Thomas, Gelliwernen, Llanelly, John Biddulph, Llanelly, etc., Eben[eze]r Morris, [vicar of] Llanelly, etc., Rees Goring Thomas, Llanon, etc., John Jeffereys, Swansea, David Lewis, Stradey, Llanelly, H. R. Downman, Tin Works, Carmarthen, John Davies, Guildhall Square, Carmarthen, R. J. Nevill, Llangennech, and W. Harris, Swansea. English and Welsh, Scottish, and Irish members are separately grouped, and the franks are arranged within each of the three groups in alphabetical order of constituencies. The initials 'R. G. T.' are lettered in gold on the upper cover, and 'House of Commons, 1840' likewise on the spine.
Thomas, Rees Goring.
Part of Dr Joseph Parry Manuscripts,
The score of the first and second movements of an orchestral symphony in D Minor by Dr. Joseph Parry.
Part of Peniarth Manuscripts Collection
A handbook of English law containing the following books: 'premier livre des personels plees'; 'Ie secunde des condiciouns de vileins'; 'Ie livre des disseisines'; 'Ie livre de mort dauncestre & primes de intrusiouns'.
The text is incomplete.
Bibliography of British Dog Books,
The file comprises papers relating to a proposed Bibliography of British Dog Books, 1960, 1976-1979, together with stray insurance certificates, 1977, 1980.
Cardiganshire C. M. trust deeds, etc.,
A bound volume containing printed Acts of Parliament, 1736-1868, largely relating to the conveyance of lands for charitable uses; a printed circular letter, 1861, from the Wesleyan Chapel Committee to the Superintendents of Circuits, calling attention to the provisions of 'An Act to amend the Law relating to the Conveyance of Land for Charitable Uses', 17 May 1861; and a manuscript alphabetical list, compiled circa or after 1871, of trust deeds of Calvinistic Methodist churches, Sunday schools, day schools, dwelling and chapel houses, cemeteries and land in co. Cardigan.
Part of Bodelwyddan manuscripts,
A part of a copy of A General Abridgment of Cases in Equity, Argued and Adjudged in the High Court of Chancery, &c. ... By a Gentleman of the Middle Temple [i.e. John Williams]... (London, 1732). The copy is interleaved, with numerous manuscript notes.
A manuscript entitled Causes in Chancery gathered by Sir George Carye, one of ye Masters of the Chancery ..., containing reports of cases in Chancery from 1469/1470 to 1603.
Carey, George, 2nd Baron Carey of Hunsdon, 2nd Lord Hunsdon, 1547-1603 Reports of cases in Chancery, 1469/1470-1603, NLW MS 765D
Part of Dr Llewelyn Wyn Griffith Papers
Correspondence, papers and publications, 1949-1955, relating to the Civil Service, including memoranda on efficiency in the Civil Service and its relations with the public, and a specially bound copy of Wyn Griffith's A Hundred Years. The Board of Inland Revenue, 1849-1949 (London, 1949).
Two typescript papers by the donor John Dorian Evans entitled 'The coal mining industry and government policy' (December 2006) and 'Cwmgwili colliery, 1960-1992' (December, 2009).
Evans, John Dorian.
Part of Gus Jones Papers
The file contains collecting books for the local fund of the Lord Mayor of London's Fund for the Relief of Distress in Mining Areas, opened by Sarah Evans Davies, mayor of Welshpool. The notebooks give the names and addresses of donors, including the employees of local companies, and the sums donated.
Davies, Sarah Evans, d. 1944
An incomplete copy of Nicholas Culpeper: The English Physician Enlarged ... (edition unknown), with additional manuscript notes on herbs by William Bona, Llanpumpsaint, who has also indicated every herb known to him and grown in his garden. Thomas Evans (Tomos Glyn Cothi) (1764-1833) has entered what appears to be a list of money gifts at a so-called bidding in Carmarthenshire, possibly on the occasion of his own marriage.
'Country Diary' cuttings: (national parks)
Part of William Condry Papers,
The file comprises previously loose cuttings, specifically concerning the environmental threats to Britain's existing national parks and the proposed creation of a new national park in mid-Wales, 1979-1990.
The file comprises nearly one hundred pamphlets and leaflets published by the Communist Party, the Labour Party and Trade Unions, relating mainly to Communist policy, employment, trade unions, equal opportunities, and the economy.
Descriptio Angliae et Genealogiae Regum Angliae
Part of Mostyn Manuscripts
Two tracts - (a) a description of England, in fifteen chapters, compiled in 1445, beginning 'tractatus iste compendiose extractus de diversorum historiographorum diversis ... describit Angliam ... '; (b) a genealogical chronicle in the same hand projected from Adam to Brutus and from Brutus to Henry VI, but in execution brought only to Edward I, with a continuation in a sixteenth century hand to Henry VIII (1518). The pattern of this genealogical chronicle is that of the Promptuarium Bibliae attributed to Petrus Pictaviensis. The text begins 'Adam in agro damasceno ...' (cf. Thomas Jones, Y Bibyl Ynghymraeg (Cardiff, 1940), p. xiii) and has lines added for the Saxons, kings of Britain, princes of Wales, the different divisions of Saxon England, kings of England, princes of Demetia, princes of Venedotia, &c.
Deunydd gwleidyddol ac etholiadol
A volume of press cuttings, circa 1865-1869, relating mainly to parliamentary affairs, elections, etc.
Ejected ministers of the Puritan Revolution
A photostat facsimile of a manuscript in St Deiniol's Library, Hawarden containing lists of clergymen in all the counties of Wales except Anglesey who were ejected during the Puritan Revolution. The list is based mainly on the writings of John Walker (1674-1747) and Edmund Calamy (1671-1732).