Fonds NLW MSS 9913-9918. - R. H. Richards Manuscripts,

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NLW MSS 9913-9918.


R. H. Richards Manuscripts,


  • [1701x1874]. (Creation)

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Extent and medium

6 vols.

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Name of creator

Biographical history

Richard Humphrey Richards was professor of Welsh at St David's College, Lampeter from 1916 to 1941.

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Richard Humphrey Richards; Lampeter; Presentation; 1935

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Scope and content

Papers, [1701x1874], from the library of Professor Richard Humphrey Richards. They include the original manuscript of John Roberts's ('Ieuan Gwyllt') Llyfr Tonau Cynulleidfaol, published in 1859, 'Ieuan Gwyllt's manuscript of a proposed English hymnal, and correspondence, 1860-1874, and notes of 'Ieuan Gwyllt'; sermon notes, 1731-1763; and an eighteenth-century commonplace book.

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System of arrangement

Arranged according to NLW MSS reference numbers: NLW MSS 9913-9918.

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Language of material

  • Welsh
  • English

Script of material

Language and script notes

Welsh, English.

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Finding aids

Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume III (Aberystwyth, 1961), pp. 179-180.

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Title based on contents.


Formerly R. H. Richards MSS 1-6.


Preferred citation: NLW MSS 9913-9918.

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Description identifier

Institution identifier

Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

Rules and/or conventions used

Description follows NLW guidelines based on ISAD(G) 2nd ed.; AACR2; and LCSH.


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Dates of creation revision deletion

July 2008 & May 2011.


  • English



The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume III (Aberystwyth, 1961), Y Bywgraffiadur Cymreig hyd 1940 (Llundain, 1953).

Archivist's note

Description compiled by Bethan Ifan for the retrospective conversion project of NLW MSS, and revised by Bethan Ifan.

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  • Text: NLW MSS 9913-9918.