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A collection of cookery recipes with some medical prescriptions owned at one time by Catherine Nanney.

[Catherine Nanney] [?and others].


A fully-indexed collection of culinary and medicinal recipes made by Madam Sidney Wynne of Melai, 1715.
A number of dried ferns and leaves which had been placed in the book are now in sixteen separate envelopes.

Sidney Wynne.


A collection of culinary and medical recipes made by Meryell Williams of Ystumcolwyn, with a full index to the contents.

Meryell Williams.


A miscellaneous collection of culinary and medicinal recipes partly written by Meryell Williams of Ystumcolwyn.

Meryell Williams and others.

The charter of Chirk, etc.,

An incomplete Welsh translation by Richard Owen [? 1552] of Joannes Ludovicus Vives: De institutione faeminae Christiana; 'proffwydoliaeth sibli ddoeth'; a Welsh vocabulary - 'henwau arglwydd', etc.; pedigrees - mythological and biblical, Welsh princes, 'Bonedd y Saint', etc.; accounts for corn and straw, 1589; an incomplete copy of the Welsh version of the Earl of Arundel's charter to the inhabitants of Chirk and Chirkland, 1334; a fragment of a transcript of Brut y Brenhinedd; a letter by John Ley; directions concerning preachers by James I; the assize of arms and tables of precedence; medical recipes; and a fragment of an English play (published in Malone Soc. Collections, vol IX (1977) pp. 24-9) in which the sexton of St Denys Church is a character.
The first eight pages are fragmentary.

Richard Owen, John Ley, James I and others.

English poetry, etc.,

William of Nassyngton's Speculum Vite, here called 'liber sapientiae'; a translation of the Speculum Ecclesiae of Edmund Rich, Archbishop of Canterbury ('this is ye tretyce of Seynt Edmond of Pountenay translated out of Frenche in to Englysche'); two religious poems, one beginning 'who so kon suffre & hald hym still', and the other being on the earthquake of 1382 - 'zhit is god a curteys lord'; and medical recipes.

Husbandry and recipes

A fragment of a tract on the war between England and France; a portion of 'the tretice off housbondry that Master Grosthed [Grosseteste] mad the which was Bischope of Lyncolne ...'; a metrical story of Saint Gregory and his mother; miscellaneous cookery recipes; 'a good book off keruynge and servis vnto a prince ...'; and medical recipes.

Medical texts,

The manuscript is in two parts: The first part comprises medical recipes, mainly in English; and a rubric entitled 'Incipit compendium salernie que membris valent aut nocent'. The second part comprises a fragment of a medical treatise.

Medical miscellanea,

Medical recipes; a religious text entitled 'cursus de eterna sapienta'; a herbal; charms; 'the boke of vertuse and of wateres' by Dr. Gylys; and transcripts of deeds.

Music, medicine, politics, etc.

An abstract of a work on music; an incomplete criticism of a theological work; extracts from a book on logic by Crellius; medical notes and recipes; and an imperfect copy of a tract, by Ja[mes] Do[w]son, on the union of England and Scotland, dedicated to James I.

James Dowson and others.


  • NLW MSS 21759-72D.
  • File
  • 1880-1891 /

Fourteen day-books, 1880-1891, of Hugh Parry Jones of Llannerch-y-medd, co. Anglesey, doctor and a member of the famous family of Anglesey bone-setters, containing names of patients and details of medicine prescribed.

Jones, Hugh Parry, ca. 1854-1899.


Extracts from English poetry, notes on a list of medical recipes, with a letter by R. D. Pane, Cardiff, 1907, and notes on Sir John Wynn of Gwydir.


A collection of poetry, aphorisms, notes, and medical recipes made by D. D. Evans.

David Daniel Evans.

Llyfr John Lewis, Llanfynydd,

  • NLW MS 9365B.
  • File
  • 1816-1840 /

The commonplace book of John Lewis, Troed-y-rhiw, Llanfynydd, 1816-1840, containing copies of indentures and other documents relating to Llanfynydd; extracts from newspapers; a copy of the will of David Jones of the parish of St George in Queen Square, London, 1739, referring to a charity school at Llanfynydd; a record of John Lewis's weight at different times; a copy of a survey of Llanfynydd, 1796; medical recipes; accounts; autobiographical data; poetry, including 'Cerdd Newydd am dderchafiad Balchder a'i gwymp o achos arfer newydd a ddaeth yn ddiweddar i blith y Cymry' by Gwilim ab Ifan; poems in praise of Pant-tawel, improved by John Lewis, 1816; new year greetings in verse to John Lewis by W. E. Harry, Benjamin Davies 'preacher', Henry Powell, Griffith Jonathan, and Isaac Davies; 'Cerdd a gyfansoddwyd pan gydynwyd i ffyrfiaw Cymdeithas y Gomeraegyddion yn Llanfynydd gan y Bardd [Isaac Davies, 1823] ar yr erddygan a elwir Duw gadwo'r Brenin yn y ffordd Gymraeg' and a song by Isaac Davies to be sung at the reception of new members.

Lewis, John, Troed-y-rhiw, Llanfynydd

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