- -1886 (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
113 ff. with insertions.
Placed in melinex sleeves within ringed box at NLW.
Name of creator
Presumably inherited by Eleanor Marsh Williams, Hereford, Jane Williams's joint executrix. Sold at auction in Suffolk, [early 21 cent.], from the contents of a private house in that county.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Richard M. Ford Ltd, Antiquarian Bookseller; London; Purchase; November 2013; 006676462.
Content and structure area
Scope and content
Papers, -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The papers include poems by Jane Williams, some holograph, dated 1842-1867 (ff. 1-31), apparently unpublished apart from 'The Leek' (f. 6; Archaeologia Cambrensis, 1.3 (1846), 356-357), 'A Celtic Tradition from Cornwall of a Funeral among the "Small People"' (ff.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, -1886, including letters (and a copy letter) to Jane Williams, -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).
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
System of arrangement
Arranged at NLW as follows: poetry; correspondence; genealogical and heraldic notes; prose.
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Usual copyright laws apply.
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Related units of description
ff. 38, 93-107: Jane Williams, 'An account of Henry Williams of Ysgafell', in Collections Historical & Archaeological Relating to Montgomeryshire, 4 (1871), 169-180.
Gwyneth Tyson Roberts, Jane Williams (Ysgafell) and Nineteenth-century Welsh Identity (Aberystwyth University thesis, 2015)
Title based on contents.
Preferred citation: NLW MS 24051F.
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Name access points
- Williams, Jane, 1806-1885 -- Archives (Subject)
- Williams, Jane, 1806-1885 -- Correspondence (Subject)
- Williams, Henry, 1624-1684. (Subject)
- Williams, Jane, 1806-1885 -- Family (Subject)
- Williams, Eleanor Marsh, 1839?-1928. (Subject)
- Williams, David, 1782?- (Subject)
- Williams, Henry David, 1804- (Subject)
- Williams, Mary Anne Hunter, 1801 or 1802-1872. (Subject)
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Description follows NLW guidelines based on ISAD(G) 2nd ed.; AACR2; and LCSH
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Description compiled by Rhys Morgan Jones.