File NLW MS 13195D. - 'S.R.' letters to David Howell,

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NLW MS 13195D.


'S.R.' letters to David Howell,


  • 1848-1885 / (Creation)

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Seventy-six items of correspondence and other papers (letters, postcards, etc.), 1848-1885, almost all from Samuel Roberts, 'S.R.', Conway, to his cousin, David Howell, Machynlleth (Dolguog, Penegoes), and Aberdovey, with one letter to Mrs. Howell and one to the Dolguog family, and one letter, 1884, from [John Roberts] 'J.R.', Conwy, to D[avid] Howell. The subjects touched upon include the Tennessee lands, the death of their Johnstown cousin, Evan Roberts, 1871, autographs, [Crynodeb o] Helyntion Bywyd S.R. (1875) and other works by 'S.R.', his brothers J[ohn] R[oberts] and R[ ichard] R[oberts], Y Cronicl, a claim against the U.S. Government in respect of supplies furnished to the army during the war, the library of their late friend the Reverend Edward Hughes, incumbent of Meliden, the assassination of President Garfield, 1881, a visit from the Rt. Hon. John Bright, 1881, Cousin David Lewis, Dr. Abraham Rees, the funeral of [John Roberts, 'J.R.'], 1884, and in particular 'S.R.'s work copying, with David Howell's permission, for publication by the Reverend David Williams ['Apeles'] in Y Gofadail Fethodistaidd, Ail argraffiad (1882) and Ail gyfrol (1884), old sermons taken down in shorthand by David Howell's brother, W[illiam] Howell, Junr., Bont, Llanbrynmair. A few of the letters have been written on broadsides, etc., some in the form of appeals and other items by 'S.R.' (e.g. 'Cymydogaeth Gymreig yn Tennessee', n.d., 'S.R. a J. W. Jones. "Allan o'r 'Herald Cymraeg', Awst 20fed, 1879"', "The Old Story", July 4, 1881, 'Railway Management', July, 1877, 'Postal Reforms', December 5th, 1883, 'Railway Fares', June 16th, 1882, and 'Disgyblu drwy ryfel', n. d.). Other items include proof-sheets of the preface to, and list of contents of, Y Gofadail Fethodistaidd, Ail gyfrol (1884). The order in which the letters have been bound is not always strictly chronological.

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English, Welsh.

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The description is also available in the Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume IV (Aberystwyth, 1971).

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See also NLW MS 13199D.

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Formerly known as J. M. Howell 7.


Preferred citation: NLW MS 13195D.

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Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

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