File NLW MSS 16083-5C. - Snowdon Visitors' Books

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NLW MSS 16083-5C.


Snowdon Visitors' Books


  • 1863-1889 (Creation)

Level of description


Extent and medium

NLW MS 16083C: 208 ff. (f. 52 torn out) ; 220 x 175 mm.
NLW MS 16084C: i, 174 ff. ; 255 x 190 mm.
NLW MS 16085C: iii, 267 ff. ; 255 x 195 mm.

NLW MS 16083C: Green leather with double gold fillet and gold tooling by Charles Gyde, London.
NLW MS 16084C: Full leather with gold and blind tooling.
NLW MS 16085C: Full leather with double gold fillet and blind tooling.

Context area

Archival history

NLW MS 16083C: 'Purchased by Horace Pearce on May 29, 1882, from Mr. John Roberts, 'The old Snowdon Guide', aged 85 years at that time, and residing at Llanberis' on title page.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Source unknown; Purchase; July 1956.

Content and structure area

Scope and content

Snowdon Visitors' Books, 1863-1889, containing the autographs, addresses and comments of visitors to the summit of Snowdon. They contain entries for the periods 11 July 1863-1 July 1866 (NLW MS 16083C), 20 June 1883-25 September 1885 (NLW MS 16084C) and 9 January-20 October 1886, 30 May-25 December 1887, 29 June-11 October 1889 (NLW MS 16085C).

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Conditions governing access

Conditions governing reproduction

Usual copyright laws apply.

Language of material

  • English
  • Welsh

Script of material

Language and script notes

English, with a few Welsh entries.

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Existence and location of copies

Related units of description

Snowdon Visitors' Book, 1845-1847, is NLW Minor Deposit 34A.

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Notes area


Title based on contents (no title on NLW MS 16083C; printed title 'Snowdon Visitors' Books' added to NLW MS 16084C; original title 'Snowdon Visitors' Book' on NLW MS 16085C).


Preferred citation: NLW MSS 16083-5C.

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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


Level of detail

Dates of creation revision deletion

June 2006.


  • English



Archivist's note

Description compiled by Barbara Davies;

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  • Text: NLW MSS 16083-5C.