- 1819-1919 / (Creation)
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iii, 50 ff. ; 200 x 160 mm. Half-leather and marbled paper, rebacked at NLW.
Name of creator
'John Davies, Binder, Carmarthen' and 'John Davies's Receipt Book 1819' on f. 1; 'Willie Morris Age 15' on f. 25; 'Willie Morris Kidwelly' on f. 26.
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A volume containing recipes, household and medicinal but mainly relating to the craft of bookbinding (ff. 5-10); a list of books lent, 1827-1837, from an unspecified library, with observations on their condition (inverted text ff. 44 verso-7 verso); notes on the rudiments of music (ff. 2-4, originally pasted together onto f. 1); with late nineteenth and early twentieth-century additions by William Morris, Cydweli.
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The description is also available, together with a detailed list of contents, in Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume VIII (Aberystwyth, 1999).
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Title based on contents.
Preferred citation: NLW MS 21861B.
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- Morris, William, b. 1869 (Subject)