GB 0210 MSJDIETWEN
John Davies, Ietwen, manuscripts,
- [1821x1899]. (Creation)
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Name of creator
John Davies (1804-1884), Independent minister, linguist and commentator, was born in the parish of Llanarth. Accepted into Newtown College in 1822, he mastered Hebrew, Aramaic and Syrian as well as the customary Greek, Latin and divinity. He was chairman of the Union of Welsh Independents and wrote frequently to the periodicals of the time. He also excelled as a translator and commentator and published, amongst other works, Y Proffywdi Byrion, 1881, the translations Llyfr Coheleth and Llyfr Hosea, a series of lectures entitled Horae Petrinae, and a collection of his poetry, Flores Poetici.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Presented by Mr J. Davies Jones, Beulah, Cardiganshire, descendant of John Davies, in 1933.
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Scope and content
A collection from the library of John Davies, much of which comprises correspondence and sermons, but also includes translations of segments of the New Testament, with commentaries; lectures; poetry; essays; a commonplace book; an account book; almanacs; miscellaneous papers, notes, etc.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
System of arrangement
Arranged according to NLW MSS reference numbers: NLW MSS 8613-8691.
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Conditions governing access
Readers consulting modern papers in the National Library of Wales are required to sign the 'Modern papers - data protection' form.
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Language and script notes
Welsh, English, unless otherwise specified.
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
The descriptions are also available in the Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume III (Aberystwyth, 1961).
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- Davies, John, 1804-1884. (Creator)
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This description follows NLW guidelines based on ISAD(G) Second Edition; AACR2; and LCSH.
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This description was compiled by Bethan Ifans for the retrospective conversion project of NLW MSS;