GB 0210 MSJOHNWMS
Sir John Williams Manuscripts,
- [14 cent.]-[early 20 cent.]. (Creation)
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Name of creator
For biographical information on Sir John Williams, see DNB and DWB.
A large number of the manuscripts were purchased in March 1895 from the collection of Sir Thomas Phillipps (1792-1872), bibliophile; in addition, at least forty manuscripts in the series derive from the collection of Egerton Grenville Bagot Phillimore (1856-1937), scholar, and a further twelve or so manuscripts formerly belonged to the Reverend John Williams, Llanrwst (1760-1826).
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Sir John Williams; Plas Llanstephan, Carmarthenshire; Donation; 1907
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Scope and content
A collection of four hundred and ninety-one manuscripts from the library of Sir John Williams, Plas Llanstephan, Carmarthenshire.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
System of arrangement
Arranged according to NLW MSS reference numbers: NLW MSS 1-462, 471-491, 493-500.
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Conditions governing reproduction
Usual copyright laws apply.
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Title based on contents of fonds.
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Description control area
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