Fonds GB 0210 MSPENBONT - Penybontfawr Manuscripts,

Gwaith Thomas Wiliems,

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Penybontfawr Manuscripts,


  • [1565x1899]. (Creation)

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Extent and medium

17 vols.

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Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Presented by Baldwyn Lloyd Roberts's widow, August 1945, in memory of his father, William Lloyd Roberts, Penyceunant, Penybontfawr.

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Scope and content

A collection of manuscripts from the library of Baldwyn Lloyd Roberts, Penybontfawr, including poetry in the hand of Thomas Williems, otherwise Thomas ap William, of Trefriw; sermons; medical recipes and prescriptions; commonplace books; a book of sheep ear-marks; addresses and poetry by Robert Parry ('Robin Ddu Eryri'); a volume of music and a tune-book; copies of printed works; and transcripts and miscellanea.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling


System of arrangement

Arranged according to NLW MSS reference numbers: NLW MSS 8497-8513.

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Conditions governing access

Readers consulting modern papers in the National Library of Wales are required to sign the 'Modern papers - data protection' form.

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Language of material

  • Welsh
  • English

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Language and script notes

Welsh, English, unless otherwise specified.

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Finding aids

The descriptions are also available in the Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume III (Aberystwyth, 1961).

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Rules and/or conventions used

This description follows NLW guidelines based on ISAD(G) Second Edition; AACR2; and LCSH.


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Dates of creation revision deletion

October 2005.


  • English



Archivist's note

This description was compiled by Bethan Ifans for the retrospective conversion project of NLW MSS;

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  • Text: Penybontfawr Manuscripts.