File NLW MS 12776B. - Transcripts of letters to Joseph Tarn, etc.,

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NLW MS 12776B.


Transcripts of letters to Joseph Tarn, etc.,


  • [1901x1937]. (Creation)

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Six note-books containing transcripts of, or extracts from, one hundred and eighteen letters, 1804-1821 and undated, being mainly (from the actual addresses or by inference) letters to Joseph Tarn, assistant secretary of the British and Foreign Bible Society. Other recipients include [Dr.] Geo[ rge] Gaskin [secretary of the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge] ( 1), the Reverend [John] Owen [joint home secretary of the British and Foreign Bible Society], Fulham (1), L. B. Seeley, bookseller, London (1), and the Welsh bishops and the bishop of Hereford (circular). The writers include [the Reverend] Christopher Anderson [Baptist minister], Edinburgh, A. Clarke [? the Reverend Adam Clarke, Wesleyan preacher], Gabriel Davies, Bala, John Davies, Vronhaulog, near Bala or Corwen, [the Reverend] W[ illiam] Dealtry [aft. archdeacon of Surrey], Hertford, [the Reverend] John Elias ['o Fôn'], from Wilderness Row [London], E[van] Evans, Shacklewell, [the Reverend] Timothy Evans [vicar of Llanbadarn Trefeglwys], Jos. Hughes, Ruthin, the Reverend David Johnston, Edinburgh (circular), the Reverend D[ avid] Jones, Holywell,. D. Jones, [? the Reverend David Jones, vicar of] Langan, John Jones, Bala, Owen Jones, Gelly, near Llanfair [Caereinion], [ the Reverend] Sam[ue]l Jones [of Kildimo, Limerick], from Holborn [London ], [the Reverend] Tho[ma]s Jones [C.M. minister], Denbigh, Edmund Lloyd, Cefnfaes, Maentwrog, [the Reverend] S[imon] Lloyd [Methodist cleric], Bala, Richard Owen [Caernarvon], John Parry, Chester, [the Reverend] John Roberts, [vicar of] Tremeirchion, Rob[er]t Saunderson, Bala, L. B. Seeley, Fleet Street [London], [John Shore, 1st baron] Teignmouth [president of the British and Foreign Bible Society], Portman Square [London], John Thomas, Lodge, [ the Reverend] James Trego, Boughton, Chester, and John Walker, Chester. The letters deal mainly with the publication and distribution of Welsh Bibles and Testaments by the British and Foreign Bible Society, the activities of local branches of the Society set up in some of the counties of North Wales, and the collecting of contributions from these local branches for transmitting to the parent Society in London. Other topics referred to include a religious revival in the Bala area (No. 61 of 1818), elementary education in parts of Ireland (No. 64 of 1809) and Scotland (Nos. 65-8 of 1810-1811), a memoir of the Reverend Thomas Charles being prepared by the Reverend Thomas Jones of Denbigh (Nos. 84-5 of 1815), the Bible Society's intention of setting up a stereotype printing office in Russia (No. 88 of 1814), the publishing of Welsh versions of the Reverend Legh Richmond's tracts The Negro Servant and The Dairyman's Daughter, and of his tract relating to little Jane [i.e., The Young Cottager] (No. 95 of 1821), etc. Copies of, or extracts from, many of the above letters appear in D. E. Jenkins: The Life of the Rev. Thomas Charles . . .

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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 D. E. Jenkins 46.


Preferred citation: NLW MS 12776B.

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  • Text: NLW MS 12776B.