One of two albums of the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth century (see also NLW MS 11983C), containing press cuttings, printed matter, and some manuscript material compiled probably by a member of the family of Ffoulkes of Eriviatt, Henllan, Denbighshire.
The press cuttings include letters by 'M.A. (Cantab)' and others on such subjects as 'Priests or Presbyters', 1885, 'Apostolic Succession', 1885, 'Tithes', 1886 , 'The proposed reform of the Church', 1886, 'Papal Supremacy', 1887, 'The Romance of History', 1886, and 'The Roman Controversy', 1889; obituaries of Henry Powell Ffoulkes, archdeacon of Montgomery, 1886, Major John Jocelyn Ffoulkes, Eriviatt, 1898, Mrs. Mary Hughes, Grove Place, Denbigh, 1905, Judge William Wynne Ffoulkes, Chester, 1903, and Thomas Williams, archdeacon of Merioneth, 1906; a sketch of William Ewart Gladstone, 1886; accounts of the marriage of Philip Humberston, Llandyrnog, and Edith Jocelyn Ffoulkes, Eriviatt, 1873, of the reopening of the restored choir of St. Asaph Cathedral, [1870s], of the marriage of Caroline Mary Wynne Ffoulkes and Richard Topping Beverley Atcherley, 1892, of the marriage of Katherine Mary Baker and Piers John Benedict Ffoulkes, rector of Odd Rode, 1899, of the reopening of St. Marcella's Church, Denbigh, 1909, and of a presentation to Major Jocelyn Ffoulkes, Eriviatt, undated; and articles on 'The Shrine of St. Winefride', 'The British Cabinet', 'Some of Rhyl's curiosities', 'The Hengwrt and Peniarth Manuscripts', and 'Roman influence on Early British Architecture: Excavations at Caerwent', 1905. Among the printed items are a hymntune 'Seek, as men seek for treasure' (marked with the rubber stamp of All Saints' Church, Dresden), an announcement of the performance of three Chester mystery plays, 1906, order of the memorial service to Queen Victoria in Chester Cathedral, 1901, a biography of Edmund Salusbury Ffoulkes (1819-94) (Tablettes Biographiques...Sèvres-Paris, ), hymns to be sung at the funeral of Arthur Edward Turnour, M.D., Denbigh, 1894, of Hester Mary Wynne Ffoulkes, Chester, 1895, and of William Wynne Ffoulkes, Chester, 1903, minute of the appointment, 1763, of Sir Robert Strange, engraver, to membership of the Academy of S. Luke, Rome (with an English translation, and an explanatory note by Anne Ffoulkes, his grand-daughter), order of ceremonial of the consecration of the Rev. John Owen, M.A., as Bishop of St David's, order of memorial service of William Morton, Prebendary of Faenol and Precentor of St. Asaph Cathedral, 1895, and an in memoriam biography of Elise Sybil Astley, South African Church Railway Mission, 1919. The manuscript material includes verses entitled 'The Royal Mother' by Prebendary [W. A.] Whitworth, 1901, and holograph letters of Joseph C. Bridge, Christ Church Vicarage, Chester, 1909 (on mystery plays), and Jocelyn Foulkes, Portland, Oregon, 1921 (on the writer's family history). The volume is indexed (pp. iii-xiv).