GB 0210 MSPLASPOW
Plas Power Manuscripts,
- [11 cent.]-[18 cent.]. (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
Name of creator
Plas Power, most of which was situated in the parish of Wrexham, was probably established by Sir Henry Power. The Lloyd family were also associated with Dulasau in Caernarvonshire and Esclusham in Denbighshire.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Transferred from Plas Power, Denbighshire, 1913.
Content and structure area
Scope and content
A collection, accumulated by the Lloyd family of Plas Power, comprising an unpublished sixteenth-century treatise; annotated copies of works by Moses Williams (1685-1742) and John Worrall (d. 1771); an English-Welsh dictionary and material for a Welsh dictionary; transcripts of Welsh poetry, of an essay by Robert Vaughan of Hengwrt (1592?-1666), and of George Ripley's (d. c. 1490) 'The compound of alchymy', 1471; treatises, vocabularies and other texts in Latin and Greek; genealogies of Welsh families; sixteenth-century rental accounts relating to North Wales; an account of proceedings in Parliament for the year 1620; a translation of Christopher Sutton's (c. 1565-1629) Disce mori ...; a version of Piers Plowman; and other items.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
System of arrangement
Arranged according to NLW MSS reference numbers: NLW MSS 716-736.
Conditions of access and use area
Conditions governing access
Conditions governing reproduction
Usual copyright laws apply.
Language of material
Script of material
Language and script notes
Welsh, English, unless otherwise specified.
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
The descriptions are also available in the Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume I (Aberystwyth, 1943).
Allied materials area
Existence and location of originals
Existence and location of copies
Related units of description
Labels on some of the manuscripts were written by Richard Lloyd ('Bard of Snowdon'; 1752-1835), who wrote similar labels on some of the Hengwrt manuscripts.
Title based on contents.
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Description control area
Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales
Rules and/or conventions used
This description follows NLW guidelines based on ISAD(G) Second Edition; AACR2; and LCSH.
Level of detail
Dates of creation revision deletion
This description was 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 I (Aberystwyth, 1943);