- [1600x1905] / (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
Name of creator
John Roberts (d. 1824) of Bangor was a solicitor and deputy-registrar, and also sub-treasurer to the Dean and Chapter of Bangor Cathedral.
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.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Content and structure area
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.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
System of arrangement
Arranged according to NLW MSS reference numbers: NLW MSS 1243-1264.
Conditions of access and use area
Conditions governing access
Conditions governing reproduction
Language of material
Script of material
Language and script notes
English, Welsh, Breton, French, Latin.
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
The descriptions are also available in the Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume I (Aberystwyth, 1943).
Allied materials area
Existence and location of originals
Existence and location of copies
Related units of description
Title based on contents.
Preferred citation: NLW MSS 1243-1264.
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Subject access points
Place access points
Name access points
- Roberts, John, d. 1824 -- Archives (Subject)
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Description control area
Rules and/or conventions used
This description follows NLW guidelines based on ISAD(G) 2nd ed.; AACR2; and LCSH.
Level of detail
Dates of creation revision deletion
July 2005 and August 2009.
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);