Fonds GB 0210 MSJOPHILL - John Phillips of Bangor Manuscripts

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John Phillips of Bangor Manuscripts


  • [1830] x [1999] (Creation)

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Extent and medium

7 vols

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Name of creator

Biographical history

John Phillips (1810-1867), born at Pontrhydfendigaid, Cardiganshire, was a Calvinistic Methodist minister and the first Principal of the Bangor Normal College.

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Scope and content

A collection relating to the life and work of John Phillips. They include a biography, sermons, correspondence and diaries.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling


System of arrangement

Arranged according to NLW MSS reference numbers: NLW MSS 4254-4256, 5479-5482.

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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.

Conditions governing reproduction

Language of material

  • Welsh
  • English

Script of material

Language and script notes

Welsh, English, unless otherwise specified.

Physical characteristics and technical requirements

Finding aids

Descriptions for MSS 4254-4256 are also available in the Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume I (Aberystwyth, 1943) and for MSS 5479-5482 in Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume II (Aberystwyth, 1951).

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Related units of description

For other John Phillips manuscripts see NLW MSS 7825, 7827-8, 7830-1, which are entered under the H. Jones Davies collection of manuscripts as H. Jones Davies 10, 12-13, and 15-16. Another John Phillips manuscript is NLW MS 12678.

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Rules and/or conventions used

This description follows NLW guidelines based on ISAD(G) Second Edition; AACR2; and LCSH.


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Dates of creation revision deletion

August 2005.


  • English



Archivist's note

This description was compiled by Bethan Ifans for the retrospective conversion project of NLW MSS.

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