Fonds GB 0210 MSJOHNDAV - John Davies, Carmarthen, MSS,

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John Davies, Carmarthen, MSS,


  • 1807-1919 / (Creation)

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Extent and medium

5 volumes.

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Name of creator

Biographical history

John Davies (1773-1842) of Carmarthen, was a Baptist minister and bookbinder.

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Mr J. A. Pendry Morris; Surbiton; Donation; 1982

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Scope and content

Papers, 1807-1919, mainly of John Davies, Carmarthen, including sermons; a notebook of recipes, including some relating to bookbinding; and bidding accounts, 1807, relating to John Davies's wedding. NLW MSS 21861-21863 contain additions in the hand of William Morris, Cydweli.

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System of arrangement

Arranged according to NLW MSS reference numbers: NLW MSS 21860-21864.

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Language of material

  • Welsh
  • English

Script of material

Language and script notes

Welsh, English.

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Finding aids

The descriptions are also available, together with a detailed list of contents, in Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume VIII (Aberystwyth, 1999).

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Institution identifier

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

February 2004 and August 2009.


  • English



Archivist's note

Description compiled by Siân Medi Davies for the retrospective conversion project of NLW MSS, and revised by Bethan Ifans. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume VIII (Aberystwyth, 1999);

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