File NLW MS 23179B - Memorandum book,

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Reference code

NLW MS 23179B


Memorandum book,


  • 1778-1809 / (Creation)

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Extent and medium

xxv, 85 ff. (several leaves torn out) ; 190 x 155 mm. Calf, blind-tooled. 'Debt and Credt Acct and Memorandum Book. Begun 17th June 1779' on front cover.

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Name of creator

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Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Mr John Etor; Newton Ferrers; Purchase; 1993

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Scope and content

A volume in the hand of William Williams (1738-1817, DWB), Llandyg√°i, co. Caernarfon, author, antiquary, and official of the Cae-braich-y-cafn slate quarry, containing accounts and memoranda, 1778-91 (ff. 1 verso-34), including particulars of payments to servants and labourers, 1778-89, churchwarden's accounts, 1778-80, and accounts, 1779-81, relating to the 'Bangor Building'. Also included are draft letters, 1807-9, mostly addressed to the Reverend Dr Samuel Bulkeley (d. 1809), Prebendary of Bristol, and relating mainly to the building of a schoolhouse at Coedana, co. Anglesey (inverted text ff. 35 verso-76 verso), and notes in Welsh and English (inverted text ff. 77-82 verso).

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Language of material

  • English
  • Welsh

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Existence and location of copies

Related units of description

For other manuscripts of William Williams, see NLW MSS 821-2C, 4703, 6707, 19067-74, 19711.

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Title based on contents.


Preferred citation: NLW MS 23179B

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Virtua system control number


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Institution identifier

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

February 2009.


  • English



Archivist's note

Description compiled by Bethan Ifans for the retrospective conversion project of NLW MSS. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume IX (Aberystwyth, 2003);

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