Series MX 16-24 - Richards family, Darowen, papers

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MX 16-24

Title

Richards family, Darowen, papers

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  • 1681, 1760-1876, [?early 20 cent.] (Creation)

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1 small box (4 volumes, 5 envelopes)

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MX 17, 21: The recipe book and at least some of the letters in MX 17 appear to be the items referred to in a typescript by Iolo Wyn Williams entitled 'Llyfrgell Darowen' (now in ME 9/3). Williams was related to the Richards family through his great-grandfather Richard Williams (1818-1906). Richard's daughter Mary (1855-1899), a close friend of Mary Richards, Darowen, married J. C. Evans of Bala, whose daughter (by his second wife), Margaret (d. 1965) married a Captain Norrie. In 1965 the papers were sold by Norrie to his late wife's cousin (by marriage), W. D. Williams, the father of Iolo Wyn Williams.

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Papers, 1681-[?early 20 cent.], relating to the Richards family of Darowen, Llangynyw, Berriew and elsewhere in Montgomeryshire, comprising correspondence, 1780-1863, deeds and documents, 1681-1791, a recipe book, [late 1810s]-1876, account books of Lewis Richards, 1820-1851, and part of an essay of Darowen interest, [?early 20 cent.].

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Accruals

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Arranged at NLW as follows: correspondence (MX 16-19); manuscripts and papers (MX 20-24).

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  • English
  • Welsh

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English, Welsh.

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See also NLW, Cwrtmawr Manuscripts 265-289 passim and NLW, J. H. Davies, Cwrt Mawr, Papers P/3, X1/14, 19, 23, 26, 28, 34, 38, 42. For research papers of Mari Ellis relating to the Richards family see ME 8-10.

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Publication note

Mary Ellis, 'Teulu Darowen (Parhad)', Journal of the Historical Society of the Church in Wales, 4 (1954), 58-88.

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