File NLW MS 16473B. - Letter book of William Williams, Carne,

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NLW MS 16473B.


Letter book of William Williams, Carne,


  • [early 19 cent.]-1851. (Creation)

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237 ff. with insertions (original pagination 2-264, 267-479; pp. 2 and 479 are inside front and back covers respectively) ;220 x 180 mm.Vellum over boards with double blind fillets, 'Wm Williams Book 1834' and 'David' (ink on front cover).Spine damaged; one leaf (pp. 265-266) cut out.Spine damaged; one leaf (pp. 265-266) cut out

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A copy of Peter Murray Hill Ltd's printed catalogue entry for the volume has been tipped in on p. 2.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Peter Murray Hill Ltd; London; Purchase; December 1958

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A volume, [early 19 cent.]-1851, used as a letter book by William Williams of Carne [Carnecoch], Llanwnda, Pembrokeshire. The volume contains copies of letters, September 1834-March 1842 (pp. 325-447), March 1842-June 1843 (pp. 457-473) and June 1843-April 1851 (pp. 45-264), mainly concerning the rents, tenancies, repairs and management of the estates of D. Davies and the Rev. Edward Jones in the parishes of Little Newcastle, Dinas and St Davids, Pembrokeshire, and the estate of Mrs Amy Skeel and Mrs. Williams (mother of William Williams) in Kibworth Harcourt, Leicestershire.
Also in the hand of William Williams are farm accounts [?for Carnecoch], October 1832-August 1833 (pp. 40-43). The volume also contains, in a different hand, [early 19 cent.], miscellaneous extracts, notes and memoranda, including medical, veterinary and domestic recipes (pp. 2-38, 448-455, 475-479), extracts from John [sic] Claude's observations on the composition of sermons (see Jean Claude, An Essay on the Composition of a Sermon, translated from the original French by Robert Robinson, 2 vols (Cambridge, 1778-1779, ESTC T138627)) (pp. 267-307), and 'Concerning the time when Chritianity was first preached in Great Britain, and by whom' (pp. 309-323).

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Usual copyright laws apply.

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Related units of description

For deeds and other papers relating to William Williams and the Carnecoch estate, see NLW, Williams & Williams (Haverfordwest) Collection, Nos 7064-7072, 26926, 26928.

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Title based on contents.


Notes compiled at NLW at the time of accession, in about 1958, have been placed in an archival envelope (5 ff.); these effectively provide a rough contents list for the copy letters.


Preferred citation: NLW MS 16473B.

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Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

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


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Dates of creation revision deletion

September 2006 and January 2015.


  • English



Archivist's note

Description compiled by Bethan Ifans, and revised by Rhys Morgan Jones;

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