File NLW MS 12393D. - John Parry (Y Telynor Dall)

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NLW MS 12393D.


John Parry (Y Telynor Dall)


  • 1742-1911 (Creation)

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The collection belonged in 1804 to Lewis Roberts ('Eos Twrog'), and was presented on 3 July 1882 by John Roberts ('Welsh Harper') ['Telynor Cymru'], Dolgelley, to N[icholas] Bennett, Glanyrafon, Trefeglwys. The printed sections of the volume likewise belonged to Nicholas Bennett.

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A composite volume containing John Parry (Y Telynor Dall), Antient British Music ... (London, 1742), A Collection of Welsh, English & Scotch Airs ... (London [1752]), and British Harmony ... (London, 1781), and a manuscript of John Parry containing arias, minuets, overtures, concertos, Welsh airs, etc., partly with variations by John Parry himself and by Evan Williams [bookseller, London]. Copious manuscript annotations have been added by Nicholas Bennett. Also bound or pasted down in the volume are a note on provenance by E[van] D. J[ones], [19]07; a comment by Carl Engel on Antient British Music ...; an invoice from Bernard Quaritch, London, to N. Bennett, 1888, for Antient British Music ...; a portrait of John Parry; a list by Mary Davies, 1911, of 'Names of tunes written in a copy of Ancient British Music ... 1742 belonging to R. Morris now in British Museum in Addit. MSS. 14939'; critical observations by D. Emlyn Evans on individual songs in Antient British Music ...; and holograph letters from D. Emlyn Evans, Cemmes, Mont., to Mr. Lewis [L. W. Lewis (Llew Llwyfo)], [19]07, from Lady Llanover, Llanover, Abergavenny, to the Rev. J. Harmer, 1888, and from Joseph Joseph, F.S.A., Brecon, to [ ], 1888. The spine is lettered 'Vol. I. Antient British Music. J. Parry Rhuabon Blind. 1742'.

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English, Welsh.

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The description is also available in the Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume IV (Aberystwyth, 1971).

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Formerly known as Evan D. Jones 5.


Preferred citation: NLW MS 12393D.

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Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

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