Sub-fonds NLW MSS 21387-433. - Miscellaneous papers

Identity area

Reference code

NLW MSS 21387-433.


Miscellaneous papers


  • [c. 1590]-1900 (Creation)

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Extent and medium

47 volumes.

Bound into volumes at NLW.

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Scope and content

Miscellaneous papers created or collected by Iolo Morganwg, including poetry and prose in Welsh and English; autobiographical and biographical material; vocabularies; papers relating to work as a monumental mason, stonemason and builder; broadsides and other political material; Unitarian and theological papers; pedigrees; topographical notes; and advertisements.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling


System of arrangement

Arranged according to NLW MSS reference numbers: NLW MSS 21387-21433.

These papers were in no particular order when they came to the Library and an attempt has been made to group together items of a similar nature.

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Language and script notes

English, Welsh, Latin, some French and Italian.

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Finding aids

The descriptions are also available in NLW, Schedule of Miscellaneous Papers from the collection of Iolo Morganwg among the Family Papers presented by Mr. Iolo Aneurin Williams and Miss H. Ursula Williams, London, 1953-4 (1978)

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Related units of description

Sub-fonds E (Iolo Morganwg papers) contains many loose papers of a nature similar to the present manuscripts (had cataloguing work on the archive continued in the 1970s it is reasonable to suppose that many of those papers would have been treated similarly).

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Title based on contents.


Formerly Iolo A. Williams MSS 96-143.


Preferred citation: NLW MSS 21387-433.

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Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

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  • Text: NLW MSS 21387-433.