Fonds GB 0210 MSEURWEDD - T. Eurwedd Williams Manuscripts,

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T. Eurwedd Williams Manuscripts,


  • [19 cent, first ½]-1938 / (Creation)

Level of description


Extent and medium

37 volumes.

Context area

Name of creator

Biographical history

T. Eurwedd Williams of Whitchurch, Shropshire, was a native of Dafen, Carmarthenshire, and spent the greater part of his life in business as a stationer and bookseller in Llanelli. He moved to Whitchurch, Shropshire, in about 1927. Some of his essays were submitted for competition at eisteddfodau.

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

NLW MSS 10678-10706; T. Eurwedd Williams; Whitchurch, Shropshire; Purchase; May 1936

NLW MSS 12514-12521; T. Eurwedd Williams; Whitchurch, Shropshire; Purchase; August 1939

Content and structure area

Scope and content

Papers, [19 cent, first ½]-1938, from the library of T[homas] Eurwedd Williams. They comprise mainly essays and notes relating to Welsh and other languages, literatures and mythologies, translations from and notes on Greek and Latin literature, material relating to Dafen, Llanelli, and surrounding districts, and general notes on Welsh public figures, literature, eisteddfodau, political issues, etc.; together with diaries, 1932-1935, of T. Eurwedd Williams, and a commonplace book of the Rev. David Bowen, first minister of Seion Baptist church, Llanelli.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling


System of arrangement

Arranged according to NLW MSS reference numbers: NLW MSS 10678-10706, 12514-12521.

Conditions of access and use area

Conditions governing access

Readers consulting modern papers in the National Library of Wales are required to abide by the conditions set out in information provided when applying for their Readers' Tickets, whereby the reader shall become responsible for compliance with the Data Protection Act 1998 in relation to any processing by them of personal data obtained from modern records held at the Library.

Conditions governing reproduction

Usual copyright laws apply.

Language of material

  • Welsh
  • English
  • Ancient Greek
  • Greek
  • cor

Script of material

Language and script notes

Welsh, English, Greek, Cornish.

Physical characteristics and technical requirements

Finding aids

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

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Existence and location of originals

Existence and location of copies

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Title based on contents.


Previously known as Eurwedd Williams MSS 1-37.

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Description identifier

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

October 2008.


  • English



Archivist's note

Description compiled by Bethan Ifans for the retrospective conversion project of NLW MSS. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume III (Aberystwyth, 1961); Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume IV (Aberystwyth, 1971); Cronfa Capeli WWW site, viewed Oct. 2008; Y Bywgraffiadur Cymreig hyd 1940 (Llundain, 1953);

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