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Giraldus, Cambrensis, 1146?-1223?
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George Owen's 'Description of Penbrokeshire',

  • NLW MS 13212D.
  • File
  • [1602x1603]

An early seventeenth century manuscript containing the first book of the 'Description of Penbrokeshire' by George Owen of Henllys. The date at the beginning of the text, following the list of contents, is 'Lune 13 Decembr' 1602...

Owen, George, 1552-1613

Giraldi Cambrensis Cambriae

The 'Itinerarium Kambriae' and 'Descriptio Kambriae' of Giraldus Cambrensis, written on vellum, with initial capitals, etc., in red and green.

Giraldi Cambrensis Hiberniae

The 'Topographia Hibernica' and 'Expugnatio Hiberniae' of Giraldus Cambrensis, with initial capitals, etc., in red and green.

Historical notes,

  • NLW MS 23278B
  • File
  • [1584x1592], [1750x1799] /

An imperfect copy of David Powel, The historie of Cambria, now called Wales ... (London, 1584), containing many notes and comments on the text, including collation with other chronicles (Roger de Hoveden, Stow, Matthew Paris, Giraldus Cambrensis a...

George Owen Harry and others.


Notes of addresses or lectures by Edward Edwards:- 'Iorwerth I a Chymru'; 'Real Unreals'; 'Gerallt Gymro'; and an outline by Edward Arthur Lewis of a pageant depicting the granting of the royal charter of incorporatio...

Edward Edwards.

Letters to Sir Richard Colt Hoare

  • NLW MS 15257D.
  • File
  • 1804-1806

Nineteen letters, 1804-1806, to Sir Richard Colt Hoare, mostly concerning antiquities in Brecknockshire and elsewhere in Wales, as well as Shropshire and Cheshire, and mostly relating to Hoare's research for his Itinerary of Archbishop Baldwi...

Letters, vol. I,

A volume made up of correspondence, poetry, printed items, etc. The letters, about one hundred and six in number, 1786-1806, are addressed (except where otherwise stated) to William Owen [-Pughe], and the correspondents, in alphabetical order, are...

Letters, vol. III,

A volume made up of over two hundred and fifty items of correspondence, 1789-1807 and undated, nearly all addressed to William Owen [-Pughe]. The correspondents are the following: p. 843, Joseph Allen 'at Richard Mathias's Esqre. Hayston...


A composite volume (pp. 1-332; one hundred and sixty-two pages blank) containing miscellaneous notes, lists, extracts, etc., in the hand of Edward Williams ('Iolo Morganwg'). The contents include pp. 13-15, extracts from the manuscript c...

'Iolo Morganwg'.

Miscellaneous correspondence,

Ninety-nine miscellaneous holograph and other letters:- Daines Barrington, London, to John Strange in Venice [late 18th cent.] (introducing Mr. [John] Lloyd of Hafodunos, F.R.S., stones at Towen and on top of Caderydris, Lloyd's knowledge of ...

Miscellanies [of 'Ieuan Fardd'],

A composite manuscript of 'Miscellanies' largely in the hand of Evan Evans ('Ieuan Fardd', 1731-88), containing 'Ecloga. Argumentum. Frederici Serenissimi Wallice Principis Mors. Personae. Thyrsis Pastor et Corydon Bubulcu...

The Description of Wales; Officium Beate Marie; &c.

Three copybooks, in the autograph of Evan Evans (Ieuan Fardd), containing a copy of Sir John Price's The Description of Wales (Oxford, 1673) (NLW MS 2017iB); the Officium Beatæ Mariæ in Welsh from a copy made by Dafydd Ddu Hiraddug (NLW MS 20...

Transcripts of chronicles, etc. (in seven parts),

Itinerarium Cambriae and Topographia Cambriae [sic] by Giraldus Cambrensis. Historia Anglorum of Henry of Huntingdon with 'Epistola missa henrico regi secundo anglorum super lamentatione David regis', 'Historia de vita et moribus et...