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Tour journals

  • NLW MS 23063C
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  • 1842-1844

Journal of John Matthews of Birmingham, describing a tour which he made through France, Germany, Switzerland and Austria from May to October 1842 with his wife, Hannah Maria Matthews (1799?-1890) (ff. 1-86), and their tour in Wales, May to Septemb...

Matthews, John, 1790 or 1791-

Tour of North Wales

  • NLW MS 23065C.
  • File
  • 1859

Journal of a tour in North Wales and the Borders by Samuel Linder of London and his wife, Susannah, in August and September 1859, illustrated with engravings and lithographs, 1842-[1850s], and including pressed flowers and ferns collected on the t...

Linder, Samuel

Tour journals

  • NLW MS 23066C.
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  • 1866-1868

Journal of two tours in North Wales by Charles Edward Rawlins (1811-1884) of Liverpool, merchant and political writer, in June 1866 and September 1868, accompanied on the first by Isaac Bancroft Cooke and Samuel Bulley, both cotton brokers of Live...

Rawlins, Charles Edward

Tour of North Wales

  • NLW MS 23067B.
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  • 1884

Journal of a walking tour in Merionethshire and Caernarfonshire made in August and September 1884 by the geologist Dr Edward Greenly, later of Llandegfan, Anglesey, and described by him in his memoirs, A Hand through Time, 2 vols (London, 1938), I...

Greenly, Edward, 1861-1951

Letters to Elwyn Davies,

  • NLW MS 23134D
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  • 1981-1993.

Letters to Elwyn Davies (1912-1994), journalist, teacher, translator and poet, from his friends Glyn Jones (29) 1981-93, Raymond Garlick (36) 1981-93, and Leslie Norris (1) 1988, containing personal news as well as comments on their own work and t...

Davies, Elwyn, 1912-1994

Memorandum book

  • NLW MS 23199A.
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  • 1841-1847

Notebook of John Rees (1819-1900), Granant, St Dogmaels, Pembrokeshire, containing intermittent memoranda in diary form, including entries of Baptist interest, 8 January 1841-23 May 1847, and verse in Welsh. Rees family births, 1813-1836, are list...

Rees, John, 1819-1900

History of the Gwydir family,

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  • 1669, [18 cent., first ¼] /

A volume containing a copy, 1669, in the hand of Thomas Rowlands, clerk, of 'History of the Gwydir Family' by Sir John Wynn (1553-1627), Gwydir, Caernarvonshire (ff. 2-84 verso). It is the earliest known dated copy of a recension of the ...

Rowlands, Thomas, fl. 1669.


  • NLW MS 2340C
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  • 19 cent. - 20 cent.

Miscellaneous autograph letters, the correspondents including John Barrow (Prince Edward Island), Francis Buckland, Sir Edward Burne-Jones, Philip Burne-Jones, John 3rd Marquis of Bute, William Benjamin Carpenter, David Charles (the younger, Carma...

Buckland, Francis T. (Francis Trevelyan), 1826-1880

Letters and poems,

  • NLW MS 23474C.
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  • 1976-1977

Five letters, 1976-7, from the poet R. S. Thomas to Christopher Carrell, Sunderland, mainly relating to a collection of his poems, The way of it (Sunderland: Ceolfrith Press, 1977); together with typescript copies of the eighteen poems concerned, ...

Thomas, R. S. (Ronald Stuart), 1913-2000

Letters of Augustus John, Ida John and Gwen John,

  • NLW MS 23549C.
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  • 1903-1931

Some fifty letters and cards, 1903-1931, to Margaret Sampson (née Sprunt), wife of Dr John Sampson (1862-1931), Librarian of the University of Liverpool, from Augustus John, 1903-1931 (ff. 1-25 verso), his first wife Ida John (née Nettleship), 190...

John, Augustus, 1878-1961


  • NLW MS 23567C.
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  • 1904, 1956-1966 /

Eleven letters and a telegram, 1956-1961, from Augustus John to his son Robin (ff. 1-13); together with a letter, 1961, to the same from his elder brother David John, recounting the death of their father (f. 14); a letter, 1966, from his aunt Ursu...

John, Augustus, 1878-1961

Augustus John letters

  • NLW MS 23697B.
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  • 1955-1956

Seven letters, 1955-1956, from Augustus John to Mrs Edith Saunders of the Hotel Santa Clara, Torremolinos, Spain, where the artist stayed from December 1954 to March 1955 (ff. 1-7 verso), together with one letter, 1955, from Dorelia McNeill to the...

John, Augustus, 1878-1961

Album of the Rev. Ellis Thomas Davies

  • NLW MS 23700C.
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  • 1849-1884.

A volume belonging to the Rev. Ellis Thomas Davies, Independent minister, Abergele, containing poems and greetings in English and Welsh, autographs and sketches, 1849-1885, mainly by other Independent ministers, including Hugh Hughes (Huw Tegai), ...

Davies, E. T. (Ellis Thomas), 1822-1895.

R. S. Thomas letters

  • NLW MS 23709C.
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  • 1972-1984

Fourteen letters and cards, 1972-1984, from the poet R. S. Thomas to various correspondents, mainly in response to requests that he sign copies of his books.The recipients include Colin Huggett, 1973-1980 (ff. 7-10), and Satish Kumar, 1984 (f. 11,...

Thomas, R. S. (Ronald Stuart), 1913-2000

Medical recipes

  • NLW MS 23711iA & iiC.
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  • 1854-1858

A manuscript volume in English and Welsh, 1854-1858, compiled by Griffith Griffiths, shopkeeper, Pen-y-graig, Llangwnnadl, Caernarvonshire, mainly containing medicinal recipes (NLW MS 23711iA).A medico-botanical map of the world, [c. 1868], and tw...

Griffiths, Griffith, ca. 1814-1891.

Translations of Welsh poetry

  • NLW MS 23873B.
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  • [1813x1815]

A volume, [1813x1815] (watermark 1813), containing translations into English verse, probably by Sir John Bernard Bosanquet (see pencil note on f. 2), of Welsh poetry by Dafydd ap Gwilym (ff. 4-5), Aneirin (ff. 6-7 verso), Taliesin (ff. 8-10), Gwal...

Bosanquet, John Bernard, 1773-1847.

Sir John Salusbury Piozzi Salusbury letters,

  • NLW MS 23984F.
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  • [?1840]-1841

Four autograph letters, [?1840]-1841, from [Sir] John S[alusbury] P[iozzi] Salusbury, adopted son of Gabriel and Hester Lynch Piozzi, to the Rev. Thomas Raffles, Liverpool, mainly concerned with the exhibiting of Raffles' collection of autogr...

Piozzi, John Salusbury.

Lewis Johnes' Book,

  • NLW MS 23985A.
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  • [13 cent.], [16 cent., first ¼]-[17 cent., first ¼].

An imperfect copy, lacking title-page, and all following f. cxxxvi, of an unidentified early sixteenth-century printed edition of the Latin Decretales of Gregory IX. The text ends at the beginning of c. 1, X, De fideiussoribus, III, 22. Preceding ...

Kerry family pedigree roll

  • NLW MS 24015G.
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  • 1680

A pedigree, 1680, of the Kerry family of Binweston, Worthen, Shropshire, containing twenty-five coats of arms, all emblazoned and painted. It is a copy, with continuation, apparently by Thomas Fr[ancis, of Montgomery], from a Lewys Dwnn original o...

Francis, Thomas, of Montgomery.

Documents relating to the Commonwealth,

  • NLW MS 24022G.
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  • 1651-[19 cent., first ½]

A collection of documents, 1651-[19 cent., first ½], relating to the Commonwealth and Protectorate in England. They include a warrant, 7 November 1651, from the Council of State, signed by its president John Bradshaw, authorising the merchant Char...

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