File NLW MS 13262B. - Transcripts of Joanna Southcott material,

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NLW MS 13262B.


Transcripts of Joanna Southcott material,


  • [1802x1835] / (Creation)

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141 pp. Bound in half leather with marbled paper sides.

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A volume of 'Unpublished Communications, given to Joanna Southcott. collected copied by Gwilym Owain. Vol. X', being transcripts of communications dated 1802-1806. The manuscript has 'LETTERS' '5' in gold on the spine. The contents, a list of which is to be found at the beginning of the volume, are as follows: pp. 1-16, 'A Communication concerning the War, and the sealed People being engaged in it, and other things: in a letter to Mr. Carpenter. Leeds, Dec. Stn. 1803'; pp. 17-25, 'A Letter to Mr. Sharp with Communications concerning Prayer; and injunctions for comparing the Scriptures so as to be enabled to judge aright of Joanna's Works. March 26. 1804'; pp. 25-32, 'A Communication, March 27, 1804' ('On difference in ceremonies, the same subject continued'); pp. 33-48, 'A Letter to Miss Townley with the continuation of the instructions begun in the Letter to Mr. Sharp. March 30. 1804'; pp. 49-53, 'Communications about Mr. Coy. on Bonaparte. May 3d. 1804'; pp. 54-71, 'On the funeral of Mr. Coy'; pp. 71-74, 'Joanna's Journey' [from London to Bristol]; pp. 74-80, 'On Mrs. J. Southcott's child dying on J's arrival at Bristol'; pp. 80-82, 'The particulars about the child's convulsions and death. . .'; pp. 82-84, 'The Types of the Two Johns' (Joanna's kinsmen); pp. 85-96, a letter from Joanna to Col. H.; pp. 97-105, 'A Letter from Joanna to Mr. Charles Taylor, with a Communication on the death of her Father, Jan 23d. 1802', William Owen [-Pughe]'s transcript, 6 June 1804, is said to have been taken from one made in March 1802 by Wm. Sharp; pp. 105-19, a letter, dated 11 Feb. 1806, 'On the strange account of the Eggs written on, and Bells in the Air'; pp. 119-27, 'A Communication on the account of a Fish with one eye Feb. 22. 1806'; pp. 127-34, 'On drawing of wrong judgment - A Communication given March the 18th. 1806'; and pp. 134- 41 'On the liberation of Richard Brothers'; the last three items appear to have been transcribed by William Owen [-Pughe] in March-April 1806 from material recorded by Ann Underwood and Jane Townley. The volume ends with the statement 'Not to be copied for any one'.

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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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Formerly known as Mysevin 41.


Preferred citation: NLW MS 13262B.

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  • Text: NLW MS 13262B.