File 545B, I and II. - Letters of Griffith Jones, Llanddowror

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545B, I and II.


Letters of Griffith Jones, Llanddowror


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317 ff.

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A manuscript, now in two volumes, containing transcripts of letters, 1732-1738, from the Rev. Griffith Jones, Llanddowror, to Madam Bridget Bevan (cf. NLW MS 6137D), followed by a copy of one letter, 24 September 1734, from (Sir) John Phillips, London to Mr [Griffith] Jones. A note at the beginning subscribed 'Tho. Charles' [i.e. the Rev. Thomas Charles of Bala] reads 'The Letters of the Rev. Griffith Jones Rector of Llandowror, Caermarthenshire, to Mrs Beavan of Laugharne. - They were copied faithfully from a Mss Book in Mrs Beavan's keeping, in which she caused all the letters to be transcribed, & were presented to me by the Rev. Mr Evans, curate of the aforesaid parish of Llandowror.' [i.e. the Rev. Thomas Evans (d. 1807)]. This manuscript contains one or two notes, dates, etc., in the autograph of the Thomas Evans, e.g. ff. 47 verso-53, 161 (pencil numbering) (cf. NLW MS 6137D, p. 363). It has been freely marked in pencil, probably by the Rev. Edward Morgan, Syston, editor of Letters of the Rev. Griffith Jones ... to Mrs Bevan (London, 1832). The exact relationship between the two transcripts in the National Library of Wales and a third formerly in the Carmarthen Museum and now in the Carmarthenshire County Record Office, Carmarthen, has yet to be established.

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See Letters of the Rev. Griffith Jones ... to Mrs Bevan, ed. by the Rev. Edward Morgan (London, 1832).

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Preferred citation: 545B, I and II.

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Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

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  • Text: 545B, I and II.