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Williams, Henry, 1624-1684.
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Jane Williams (Ysgafell) papers.

  • NLW MS 24051F.
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  • [1824]-1886

Papers, [1824]-1886, of Jane Williams (Ysgafell), including poetry, correspondence, items of prose and other miscellaneous papers.
The papers include poems by Jane Williams, some holograph, dated 1842-1867 (ff. 1-31), apparently unpublished apart from 'The Leek' (f. 6; Archaeologia Cambrensis, 1.3 (1846), 356-357), 'A Celtic Tradition from Cornwall of a Funeral among the "Small People"' (ff. 14-19; Jane Williams, Celtic Fables, Fairy Tales, & Legends... (London, 1862), pp. 37-40) and 'Lines to the Welsh Harp' (f. 21; Jane Williams, Literary Remains of the Rev. Thomas Price Carnhuanawc, 2 vols (Llandovery, 1854-5), II (1855), 412-413); correspondence, [1824]-1886, including letters (and a copy letter) to Jane Williams, [1824]-1883 (ff. 34-38, 42-43), letters from Jane Williams, 1843-1884 (ff. 39-41, 44), and letters to her niece (and executrix) Eleanor Marsh Williams, 1884-1886, mainly relating to her estate (ff. 44-48); family memoranda, genealogical, heraldic and other notes, in several hands, concerning the Williams and related families (ff. 49-92, 108-109), including designs of coats of arms for the Marsh family and for Wales, [1840s] (ff. 69-70), and a pedigree by Jane Williams, 1826 (f. 92); transcripts, 1826-1870, of various items of poetry and prose relating to Jane Williams's ancestor, the Rev. Henry Williams, and to his home at Ysgafell, Montgomeryshire, in the hands of Jane Williams, her father David Williams, brother Henry David Williams and cousin Mary Ann Hunter Williams (ff. 93-107), and a few miscellaneous prose items (ff. 110-113).

Williams, Jane, 1806-1885