Fonds GB 0210 MSISLW - Islwyn MSS,

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Islwyn MSS,


  • [19 cent.]-[20 cent.]. (Creation)

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26 vols.

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Archival history

Formerly in the possession of Sir Owen Morgan Edwards.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Presented by; Ifan ab Owen Edwards and Mrs D. Hughes Parry, son and daughter of Sir Owen Edwards,; 1927

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NLW MSS 5854-5879 are the manuscripts of William Thomas (Islwyn) (1832-1878), Calvinistic Methodist minister, poet and hymnwriter, and were later acquired by Sir Owen Morgan Edwards (1858-1920), who published Gwaith Barddonol Islwyn (Gwrecsam, 1897) and Gwaith Islwyn in Cyfres y Fil (Llanuwchllyn, 1903).

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Readers consulting modern papers in the National Library of Wales are required to sign the 'Modern papers - data protection' form.

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  • weleng

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Welsh, English.

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This description follows NLW guidelines based on ISAD(G) Second Edition; AACR2; and LCSH.


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  • English



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  • Text: NLW MSS 5854-5879.