Fonds GB 0210 MSIONPED - Ioan Pedr manuscripts

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Ioan Pedr manuscripts


  • 1849-[1877x1899] (Creation)

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Extent and medium

36 volumes.

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Name of creator

Biographical history

John Peter (Ioan Pedr; 1833-1877), Independent minister and teacher and Welsh scholar, was born in Bala. In 1849 he established a literary society known as 'Cymdeithas Lenyddol Penllyn'. He was a keen student of languages and also contributed to several Welsh periodicals, becoming one of the editors of Y Cymmrodor.

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Purchase; 1921

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Scope and content

Papers, 1849-[1877x1899], of John Peter (Ioan Pedr), including poetry; notes on Welsh grammar; transcripts, translations and indexes; essays; miscellaneous notes; etc.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling


System of arrangement

Arranged according to NLW MSS reference numbers: NLW MSS 2601-2636.

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Language of material

  • English
  • German
  • Latin
  • Welsh

Script of material

Language and script notes

Welsh, English, German, Latin.

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Finding aids

The descriptions are also available in the Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume I (Aberystwyth, 1943).

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See also Bangor University, Ioan Pedr MSS.

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Publication note

For a biographical and bibliographical account of Ioan Pedr, with references to the Ioan Pedr Manuscripts described here, see an article by R. T. Jenkins in The Journal of the Welsh Bibliographical Society, IV, 137-68.

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Formerly known as Ioan Pedr 1-36.


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Rules and/or conventions used

Description follows NLW guidelines based on ISAD(G) 2nd ed.; AACR2; and LCSH


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Dates of creation revision deletion

October 2005 and September 2009.


  • English



The following source was used in the compilation of this description: Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume I (Aberystwyth, 1943)

Archivist's note

Description compiled by Bethan Ifans for the retrospective conversion project of NLW MSS, and revised by Bethan Ifans.

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