File NLW MS 16641B. - Log book of the barque Oswingo,

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NLW MS 16641B.


Log book of the barque Oswingo,


  • 1875-1879 / (Creation)

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Extent and medium

101 ff. (ff. 65 verso-81, 84-91 blank; ff. 99 verso-101 inverted text) ;205 x 165 mm.Pocket notebook, cloth covers.Bindings worn; leaves torn out after ff. 55, 56, 63, 65, 69, 72, 73, 74, 82, 83, 85, 86, 88, 91 and 93.Bindings worn; leaves torn out after ff. 55, 56, 63, 65, 69, 72, 73, 74, 82, 83, 85, 86, 88, 91 and 93

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Name of creator

Biographical history

Archival history

'Thomas Hughes of Holyhead. September 9th 1875' on f. 1; 'Thomas Hughes / 4 Lands End / Holyhead' on f. 101 verso; 'Caergybi Rhagfyr 1st 1879 T. Hu[ghe]s' (f. 92).

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

T. W. Hughes; Tregynon; Donation; July 1957

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Scope and content

A volume, 1875-1879, belonging to Thomas Hughes, Holyhead, containing a log of the barque 'Oswingo' (commanded by Captain A. Waycott), recording a voyage from Manilla to New York, September-November 1876 (ff. 1-33), and from New York towards Glasgow, December 1876 (ff. 37 verso-44).
The volume also contains scriptural catechisms in Welsh (ff. 46 verso-50 verso, 52 verso, 53 verso-58), shorthand exercises (ff. 59-65, 100 verso), notes on navigation (ff. 94 verso-98 verso) and miscellaneous prose and poetry in Welsh (ff. 81 verso, 82 verso, 83 verso, 91 verso-93 verso, 99 verso-100, 101).

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Conditions governing reproduction

Usual copyright laws apply.

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Script of material

Language and script notes

English, Welsh.

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Title based on contents.


Preferred citation: NLW MS 16641B.

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Virtua system control number


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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

November 2006 and July 2013.


  • English



Archivist's note

Description compiled by Rhys Morgan Jones;

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  • Text: NLW MS 16641B; $q - Bindings worn; leaves torn out after ff. 55, 56, 63, 65, 69, 72, 73, 74, 82, 83, 85, 86, 88, 91 and 93.