File NLW MS 6137D - Transcripts of letters of Griffith Jones, Llanddowror, &c.

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NLW MS 6137D

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Transcripts of letters of Griffith Jones, Llanddowror, &c.

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  • [18 cent., second ½]-1901 (Creation)

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Paginated 1-416.

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A transcript of a book into which Madam Bridget Bevan (1698-1779) caused letters which she received from Griffith Jones, Llanddowror (1683-1761) to be transcribed. There also exists another contemporary transcript largely in the same hand (NLW, Cwrtmawr MS 545B) and both are in general agreement from the first letter, dated 14 December 1732 (p. 1), to the first paragraph of the letter dated 12 August 1737, where the present transcript breaks off in the middle of a sentence (p. 362). The following three letters in Cwrtmawr MS 545 are omitted here and the transcript resumes with the letter of 16 September 1737, the manuscript from this point on being in the hand of Thomas Evans, curate of Llanddowror. The sequence ends with the letter of 4 March 1738 (pp. 409-410) but Thomas Evans has added an appendix of extracts of Griffith Jones's views on Methodists from letters written to Madam Bevan between 1738 and 1743 (pp. 412, 414-416). A letter, 15 October 1801 [recte 1901], from John Owen (1854-1926), bishop of St Davids, to an unknown recipient is pasted inside the back cover.

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  • English

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English

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Many leaves excised after p. 410.

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See also Cwrtmawr MS 545B.

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The Cwrtmawr transcript formed the basis of Edward Morgan's edition of Letters of the Rev. Griffith Jones ... (London, 1832).

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Creator ref. no.: Gwynfryn MS 5.

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Preferred citation: NLW MS 6137D.

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vtls004373845

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(WlAbNL)0000373845

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  • Text: NLW MS 6137D.