GB 0210 MSJMHOW
J. M. Howell Manuscripts,
- [1730x1893] / (Creation)
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Extent and medium
Name of creator
The Howell family hailed from Bontdolgadfan, Llanbrynmair. David Howell (1816-1890) of Machynlleth and Aberdyfi was a cousin of the Reverend Samuel Roberts ('S.R.') and the father of Joseph Matthew Howell (1861-1954) of Plas Penhelig, Aberdyfi. Notable members of the Roberts family of Llanbrynmair include the Reverend John Roberts (1767-1834), Independent minister, who, around 1785, moved to Llanbrynmair from Mochdre, where his father, Evan Roberts (1729-1814) was a member of the Independent congregation. John Roberts began preaching at Llanbrynmair in 1790 and would eventually take over the ministry of the noted preacher Richard Tibbott on Tibbott's death in 1798. George Roberts (1769-1853), an Independent minister who emigrated to the United States in 1795, was a brother of John Roberts. The Independent ministerial legacy continued in John Roberts's sons Samuel ('S.R.') (1800-1885) and John ('J.R.') (1804-1884).
The papers came to the National Library of Wales per the Reverend Llewelyn Jones, M.A., B.Litt., Liverpool, and were bound in nineteen volumes at the expense of the donor.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Joseph Matthew Howell (son of David Howell); Plas Penhelig, Aberdyfi; Donation; 1939
Content and structure area
Scope and content
Papers, [1730x1893], of the Roberts family of Llanbrynmair and of the Howell family of Bontdolgadfan, Llanbrynmair and comprising mainly correspondence, together with sermons, broadsides and miscellanea. The material was preserved by David Howell, Machynlleth and Aberdyfi, cousin of the Reverend Samuel Roberts ('S.R.') and father of the donor, Joseph Matthew Howell.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
System of arrangement
Arranged according to NLW MSS reference numbers: NLW MSS 13189-13207.
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Language and script notes
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
The descriptions are also available in the Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume IV (Aberystwyth, 1971).
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Existence and location of originals
Existence and location of copies
Related units of description
Title based on contents.
Formerly known as J. M. Howell 1-19.
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Name access points
- Roberts family, Llanbrynmair (Creator)
- Roberts, John, 1767-1834 -- Correspondence. (Subject)
- Roberts, Evan, 1729-1814 -- Correspondence. (Subject)
- Roberts, John, 1767-1834 -- Archives. (Subject)
- Roberts, Samuel, 1800-1885 -- Correspondence (Subject)
- Howell, David, 1816-1890 -- Correspondence. (Subject)
- Roberts, Samuel, 1800-1885 -- Archives (Subject)
- Howell, David, 1816-1890 -- Archives. (Subject)
- Roberts, George, 1769-1853 -- Correspondence. (Subject)
- Howell, David, 1816-1890. (Subject)
- Roberts, John, 1767-1834. (Subject)
- Roberts, Evan, 1729-1814. (Subject)
- Roberts, Samuel, 1800-1885 (Subject)
- Roberts, George, 1769-1853. (Subject)
- Howell, J. M. (Joseph Matthew), 1861-1954, former owner. (Subject)
- Roberts family, Llanbrynmair -- Correspondence. (Subject)
- Howell family, Bontdolgadfan -- Correspondence. (Subject)
- Roberts family, Llanbrynmair -- Archives. (Subject)
- Howell family, Bontdolgadfan -- Archives. (Subject)
- Howell family, Bontdolgadfan. (Subject)
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Description control area
Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales
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
The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume IV (Aberystwyth, 1971); Y Bywgraffiadur Ar-lein viewed via WWW, 10 June 2010.
Description compiled by Bethan Ifans for the retrospective conversion project of NLW MSS.