File E5 - Travel journals and agricultural notes (IAW 144)

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Travel journals and agricultural notes (IAW 144)


  • 1796-1815 (Creation)

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1 small box.

E5/2: 16 ff.; E5/16: 32 ff.; E5/17: 42 ff. (some folios blank); E5/19: 14 ff.

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Twenty-eight notebooks and bundles, 1796-1815, consisting of travel journals and agricultural notes relating mainly to Iolo Morganwg's work for the Board of Agriculture in Glamorgan and Carmarthenshire in 1796 and his contribution to Gwallter Mechain's General View of the Agriculture and Domestic Economy of South Wales (London, 1815).
Also included are fragments of tours in parts of England (E5/13); a journal of his tour to North Wales in 1799, collecting materials for the Myvyrian Archaiology (E5/18, formerly 'IAW 144'); bundles of loose agricultural notes (E5/26-27); and geological notes relating to Glamorgan (E5/28).

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Arranged broadly chronologically at NLW.

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  • English
  • Welsh

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English, Welsh.

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Mainly written in pencil, some of which is illegible.
E5/10, 16-17, 19 previously very fragile; repaired at NLW, 2017, with some loss of text.

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See also E7/3, pp. 10-11.

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E5/18: Formerly IAW 144.

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  • English



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  • Box: Iolo Morganwg and Taliesin ab Iolo manuscripts and papers E5 (Box 5)