Fonds NLW MSS 1243-1264. - John Roberts MSS,

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NLW MSS 1243-1264.


John Roberts MSS,


  • [1600x1905] / (Creation)

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Extent and medium

22 vols.

Context area

Name of creator

Biographical history

John Roberts (d. 1824) of Bangor was a solicitor and deputy-registrar, and also sub-treasurer to the Dean and Chapter of Bangor Cathedral.

Archival history

Some of the manuscripts were acquired by Roberts during the course of his work; others, e.g. MSS 1256, 1258 and 1260, originally Maesyporth manuscripts, were probably obtained by Roberts through his marriage to Anne, daughter of Evan Lloyd, Maesyporth, Llangeinwen, Anglesey (Wynnstay MS 2, now in NLW, is also a Maesyporth manuscript). MS 1235 belonged to John Roberts's son, John (d. 1845), rector of Llangristiolus.

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Scope and content

Manuscripts and papers, [1600x1905], of or from the collection of John Roberts, Bangor which include legal papers of John Roberts; Bangor Cathedral accounts, 1771-1809; an incomplete eighteenth century copy of a Breton mystery play; a tour journal of 1849; a Montgomeryshire tithe account book for the years 1866-1871; eighteenth century sermons; andmiscellaneous transcripts and extracts.

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System of arrangement

Arranged according to NLW MSS reference numbers: NLW MSS 1243-1264.

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Language of material

  • English
  • Welsh
  • Breton
  • French
  • Latin

Script of material

Language and script notes

English, Welsh, Breton, French, Latin.

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Finding aids

The descriptions are also available in the Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume I (Aberystwyth, 1943).

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See also NLW MS 1235 and NLW Canon Trevor Owen papers.

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Preferred citation: NLW MSS 1243-1264.

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This description follows NLW guidelines based on ISAD(G) 2nd ed.; AACR2; and LCSH.


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Dates of creation revision deletion

July 2005 and August 2009.


  • English



Archivist's note

Description compiled by Bethan Ifans 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 I (Aberystwyth, 1943);

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  • Text: John Roberts Manuscripts.