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A Tour in Wales,

An interleaved copy of Henry P. Wyndham : A Gentleman's Tour through Monmouthshire and Wales ... 1774 (London, 1775), with comments and notes by another traveller.

Autograph albums,

Two albums of franks of letters, cut-away signatures, and some holograph letters of Charles Howard, 11th duke of Norfolk, William Pitt Amherst, 2nd baron Amherst, Richard Buller, 1st viscount Caher, John Sydney, 6th earl of Leicester, Anthony Trollope, Warren Bulkeley, Beaumaris, Henry Stephen Fox-Strangways, 3rd earl of Ilchester, Henry George Bathurst, 4th earl of Bathurst, John Rolle, 2nd baron Rolle of Stevenstone, James Harris, 1st earl of Malmesbury, Edward Smith Stanley, 13th earl of Derby, George Capel, 5th earl of Essex, Richard Griffin Neville, 3rd baron Braybrooke, Henry Lascelles, 2nd earl of Harewood, Augustus Frederick Fitzgerald, 3rd duke of Leinster, George Augustus Frederick Fitzclarence, 1st earl of Munster, John Charles Villiers, 3rd earl of Clarendon, John Stuart, 1st marquess of Bute, George Kenyon, 2nd baron Kenyon, Henry Charles Somerset, 6th duke of Beaufort, John Crichton-Stuart, 2nd marquess of Bute, George Spencer, 4th duke of Marlborough, Ulick John de Burgh, 1st marquess of Clanricarde, Henry Somerset, 7th duke of Beaufort, 1840 (thanks for a sketch by Mrs. Traherne), Charles Manners-Sutton, 1st viscount Canterbury, Frederick Ponsonby, 3rd earl of Bessborough, Jacob Pleydell-Bouverie, 2nd earl of Radnor, Sylvester Douglas, baron Glenbervie, Thomas Villiers, 2nd earl of Clarendon, George Child-Villiers, 5th earl of Jersey, Windham Henry Wyndham-Quin, 2nd earl of Dunraven, Henry Fleming Lea Devereux, 14th viscount Hereford, Henry George Herbert, 2nd earl of Carnarvon, Charles Hanbury-Tracy, 1st baron Sudeley, William Eden, 1st baron Auckland, John Howe, 4th baron Chedworth, Charles Augustus Ellis, 4th baron Howard de Walden, Walter Francis Montagu-Douglas-Scott, 15th duke of Buccleuch, 1838 (the writer's compliance with a request in favour of E. Thomas, a reference to the recipient Captain Bassett Saunderson as the writer's athletics instructor), Thomas Moreton FitzHardinge Berkeley, 6th earl of Berkeley, [17]96 (information concerning the Hon. Henry Berkeley), [Thomas] Amyot (in the third person), undated (the presentation of an engraved portrait of Sir Lewis Dyve to the Society of Antiquaries), Sir Richard Kaye [dean of Lincoln Cathedral] (in the third person) c. 1801 ('Master Llewelin's reading'), T[homas] Rackett, antiquary, Taylor Combe, numismatist, Henry Drummond [politician], John Caley, antiquary, J. H. Todd, Trin[ity] College], Dublin, 1842 (the recipient's subscription to the Irish Archaeological Society, and the latter's publications), John Gough Nichols, St. Cloud, near Paris, 1843 (the identity of 'H.N.C.' who contributed to The [Gentleman's] Magazine, letters in the Magazine relating to Col. Ph[ ilip] Jones, the recipient's visit to Yorkshire, the writer's journey to St. Cloud), G. F. Beltz, Heralds College, London, 1834 (a sketch of the arms of the Princess Victoria, news of Mr. Rackett, declining an invitation to Wales), Edward Hawkins, provost of Oriel College, Oxford, Sam[uel] R. Meyrick, [Sir] R[ichard] C[olt] H[ogre], undated (the death of Sir Thomas Lawrence), Philip Bliss, antiquary, G. T. Clarke, antiquary, Sir C[harles] G[eorge] Young, Garter King of Arms, Edwd. Hawkins, Brit[ish] Mus[eum], 1842 (the value of an angel of Queen Elizabeth, the arrival of sculptured marbles from Lyria, personal), Nich[olas] Carlisle, antiquary, And[rew] Coltee Ducarel, Keeper of Lambeth Library, Edward S. Byam, Cheltenham, 1833 (a subscription to the eisteddfod to be held in Cardiff in 1834), James Raine, Crook Hall, Durham, 1843 (a valuable gift to the Durham Architectural Society), [the Hon.] A[lgernon] Herbert, Ickleton, Saffron Walden, undated (a pamphlet on the history of the writer's family, comments on the use of the word 'celain'), W. H. Smyth, undated (support for 'our Institution'), H. Cassini, Paris, 1827 (acknowledging the Diploma of the Linnean Society of London) (French), William R. Hamilton, Observatory [Dublin], 1837 (arrangements for the observation of the moon), Philip P. King, New Bond Street [London], 1831 (the audit of the accounts of the Linnean Society), Henry R. Palmer, civil engineer, Thos. Telford, engineer, T[homas] Drummond, Lieutenant, Royal Engineers, Charles Waterton, Walton Hall [Yorkshire], 1843 (thanks for a sketch of Walton Hall, instructions for the erection of a tower for starlings), James Sowerby, naturalist, Tho. Pennant, Downing, 1782 (the purchase of twelve numbers of the recipient's Dictionary).

R. Brown, Dean St[reet], [London], [18]32-1851 (an appointment, [Edward] Foster's action, the portrait of Bicheno by Eddis, news of excellent friend [Lewis Weston] Dillwyn), Charles L[ucien] Bonaparte, on board the Delaware, near Gibraltar, 1828 (thanks for the Diploma of the Linnean Society, an offer to the Society of a work by the writer on European birds, the appearance of swallows at sea), Jno. Hawkesworth, author, Shute Barrington, bishop of Durham, George Isaac Huntingford, bishop of Hereford, J. H. Addington, Under-Secretary of State, Thomas Clarkson, philanthropist, S[tephen] Lushington, M.P., judge of the High Court of Admiralty, J[ames] E[ndell] Tyler, divine, Thomas Cadell [the elder], publisher, P[hilip] S[tanhope] Dodd, divine, E[lijah] Waring, [Joseph] Goodall, provost of Eton (in the third person), 1832 (thanks for a gift of an engraved portrait of Sir Lewis Dyve, Wm. L[isle] Bowles, divine, Anthony Ashley Cooper, 7th earl of Shaftesbury [1856] (the writer's willingness to become a subscriber to 'Liber Landavensis'), Charles Dickens, Thomas Moore, Sloperton [Cottage, near Chippenham], 1834 (an invitation to [the Cardiff eisteddfod]), H. T. Colebrooke, Argyle Street [ London], undated (a request for a vote at the Athenaeum for the writer's son), W[illiam] Harness, Heathcote Street [London], 1843 (an invitation to dinner), Joseph Romilly, divine, W[illiam] Sewell, College of St. Columba [Rathfarnham, near Dublin], undated (a contribution to the College), J[ohn] Keble, from Oriel [College, Oxford], 1835 (enclosing a paper by [E. B.] Pusey), and from Hursley, Winchester, 1841 (a request for a vote for Mr. Williams of Trin[ity] Coll[ege], Oxford, as Professor of Poetry), E. B., Pusey, Christ Church, Oxford, undated (the recipient's papers, a proposed memorial of [John Keble] the author of the 'Christian Year'), S[amuel] Rogers, undated (the death of [the writer's nephew George Rogers]), [Sir] John Bowring, linguist, writer, and traveller, George James Welbore Agar- Ellis, 1st baron Dover, B[enjamin] H[eath] Malkin, miscellaneous writer, Colonel James Capper, Cardiff, B[enjamin] Travers [surgeon], Sir B[enjamin] C[ollins] Brodie [the elder], surgeon, [Sir John Sinclair, President of the Board of Agriculture] [1834] (currency system) (fragment), C[onnop Thirwall], bishop of St. Davids, Abergwili, 1840 (projected changes in Welsh orthography, with a reference to the writer's speech at the Cymreigyddion meeting at Abergavenny), D[avid] Garrick, Hampton, undated (the best information concerning 'you know who', a proposed visit to Hampton and Farnborough), Sydney Smith, 1798-1840 (excursions to the Highlands and to Wales), Wm. John Bankes, Kingston Hall, 1835 (lithographed prints of 'my Obelisk'), C[harles] J[ames] Mathews, actor and dramatist, J. Ebenezer Bicheno, Spring Gardens, 1817 (the immoral tendency of the great principle of the Poor Laws), J. C. Curwen, Vere Street, 1817 (Mr. Bicheno's inquiry into the operation of the Poor Laws), Capel Lofft [the elder], Froston [near Bury St. Edmunds], 1800 (the fate of their petition to the King), Walter Levett, Bray Vicarage, near Maidenhead, 1840 ( monuments to the Gordon family in the church at Bray), W. S. Goddard, undated (a card for Mr. Anderdon, the writer's tour through Wales), C[harles] Wellbeloved, York, 1843 (a copy of a will for the recipient, the recipient's visit to Yorkshire), Samuel Parr, 1814 ([Charles] Girdlestone's admission to Wadham [College, Oxford], etc.), A. Menzies, Ladbroke Terrace, [18]32 (an invitation to dinner), Dr. [John] Lindley, Gardener's Chronicle, Covent Garden (in the third person), undated (thanks for a note) (imperfect), [Sir] J[ames] E[dward] Smith, Norwich, 1827 (appointments to the [Linnean Society]), Dr. ?J. Fischer, St. Petersburgh, 1841 (a new catalogue of seeds), T[homas] Robt. Malthus, E[ast] I[ndia] [i.e., Haileybury] Coll[ege], 1817 (the recipient's pamphlet), P. B. Duncan [New College, Oxford], 1841 (the residence of the recipient's father [Llewellyn Turner] at New College), [Sir] H[enry] Ellis [Principal Librarian, British Museum], M[ichael] Faraday, natural philosopher, [Sir] W[illiam] R[obert] Grove, scientist, Chas. Hatchett, Belle Vue House, Chelsea, 1841 (information about bromide of iodine, the death of Mr. Rackett), H. F[ox] Talbot, Lacock, 1840 (the removal of pauper lunatics from Devizes, Welsh etymology, encloses photographs), [Sir] H[umphrey] Davy, undated (an invitation to a party, the election of the recipient as Fellow of the Royal Society).

Wm. Buckland, geologist, R[obert] Bakewell, geologist, Henry Warburton, M.P., J[ohn] Kidd, Oxford, 1842 (the recovery of [William] Buckland), Wm. H. Fitton, 53 Upper Harley Street [London], undated (an invitation to meet [Christian Leopold] von Buch, the veteran geologist), J. W. G. Gutch, Plymouth, 1840 (a portrait of a Welsh pony, the ensigns of nations, etc.), Henry S. Boaze, secretary, Royal Geological Society of Cornwall, Penzance, 1835 (an official resolution of thanks for two specimens of hatchettine from Merthyr Tydvill), Cha. Throckmorton, Coughton Court, 1840 (the publication of the ancient register of the cathedral of Llandaff, welcomes information concerning Cowbridge), Wm. Twopeny, Temple, 1843 ('slight memorials' to [John Gage] Rokewode, collections found by the writer), D[aniel] Murray [archbishop of Dublin], 1836 (an appointment), I[sambard] K[ingdom] Brunel, 1845 (South Wales Railway's powers of deviation), E[dward] H[odges] Baily, sculptor, J[ohn] Evan Thomas, sculptor, J[oseph] Nollekens, sculptor, G[eorge] P[erfect] Harding, Lambeth, [18]41 (an appointment to look over the writer's drawings), E[dwin Henry] Landseer, undated (an invitation), William Wilkins, Weymouth Street [London], 1818 (the completion of the cenotaph), C[harles] R[obert] Leslie, painter, 1845 (an appointment to view a picture), J[ohn] P[hilip] Davis, painter, John Conroy, Kensington Palace, 1834 (the Duchess of Kent's view on the use of arms), A[lan] Stevenson, engineer , [Sir] E[dward] M[ichael] Pakenham, major-general, [Sir] Edwd. Paget, general, [Sir] Frederick Adam, general, Fred[erick] Maitland, general, E. G. Lambert Perrott, The Mount, near Woolwich, Kent, 1844 (portraits of Sir John Perrott), King George III, King George IV, ?Frederick Augustus, duke of York and Albany, Ernest Augustus, duke of Cumberland, Adelaide, Queen of William IV, Augustus Frederick, duke of Sussex, William Frederick, 2nd duke of Gloucester, Adolphus Frederick, duke of Cambridge, Maria Louisa Victoria, duchess of Kent, undated (an invitation to dinner and the opera), Princess Sophia Matilda of Gloucester, 1824 (personal), Arthur Wellesley, 1st duke of Wellington, 1816 (a request for the writer's autograph), Sir Edward Pellew, 1st viscount Exmouth, 1826 (personal, naval appointments, navigating 'the Catholic Ocean'), A[ugustus] Keppel, 1st viscount Keppel, Adam Duncan, admiral, Tho. Foley, admiral, [Sir] R[ichard] Bickerton, admiral, [Sir] J[ohn] P[oo] Beresford, admiral, Baron [ ] Bülow [Prussian minister to Great Britain] undated (an engagement) (French), Baron [ ] Brunnoir, 1845 (the return of Admiral Putiatine to Russia), John Manners, marquess of Granby, John Pitt, 2nd earl of Chatham, [Charles- Frangois] Dumouriez, general, Fitzroy [James Henry] Somerset, 1st baron Raglan, undated (an appointment), Sir Thomas Picton, C[hristbpher] Hely- Hutchinson, Charles Lennox, 4th duke of Richmond, [Sir] R[obert] Brownrigg, general, Henry John George Herbert, 3rd earl of Carnarvon, George William Frederick Villiers, 4th earl of Clarendon, [Sir Richard] Hussey Vivian, 1st baron Vivian, [18]38-[1842] (the inclusion of Mr. Llewellyn [Traherne] on the list, the announcement of an income tax of £2/18/4 in the £), [ ] Vivian, Singleton [Swansea], undated (an enclosure 'interesting in marking the time', personal), C[harles Manners Sutton], archbishop of Canterbury, J[ames] H[enry Monk], bishop of Gloucester, R[ichard Bagot], bishop of Oxford, C[hristopher Bethell], bishop of Gloucester, W[illiam Warburton], bishop of Gloucester, John [Ewer], bishop of Llandaff, R[ichard Watson], bishop of Llandaff, A[shurst] T[urner] Gilbert, bishop of Chichester, [ Richard Beadon] bishop of Bath and Wells, 1812 (the ordination of candidates for holy orders, personal) (incomplete), W[illiam] Otter, bishop of Chichester, W[illiam Howley], archbishop of Canterbury, 1845 (an invitation to dinner), B[eilby Porteus], bishop of London, E[dward Venables Vernon Harcourt], archbishop of York, T[homas Burgess], bishop of Salisbury, G[eorge Pretyman], bishop of Lincoln, [Walker King, bishop of Rochester], J[ohn Fisher], bishop of Salisbury, G[eorge Pelham], bishop of Bristol, Geo[rge] H[enry Law], bishop of Bath and Wells, Edward [Grey], bishop of Hereford, C[harles] J[ames Blomfield], bishop of London, H[erbert Marsh], bishop of Peterborough, W[illiam van Mildert], bishop of Llandaff, C[harles Richard Summer], bishop of Llandaff, E[dward Copleston], bishop of Llandaff, J[ohn] B[arks Jenkinson], bishop of St. Davids.

D[aniel Wilson], bishop of Calcutta, J[ohn Luxmoore], bishop of Hereford, [Robert] J[ames Carr], bishop of Worcester, H[ugh Percy], bishop of Carlisle, J[ohn Graham], bishop of Chester, R[ichar]d [Whately], archbishop of Dublin, ?[18]35 (Irish poor laws), Edmond Thomas [M.P., Wenvoe Castle], 1759 (a commission ordered by the bishop of Llandaff), Thos. Wyndham [Dunraven Castle], [Sir] Benj[amin] Hall, 1st baron Llanover , [Sir] Chris[tophe]r Cole [Penrice Castle], John Edwards [Rheola], C. R. M. Talbot [Penrice Castle], Wyndham Lewis, Pantgwynlas, Wm. Gore Langton, W. Crawshay, Jr. [Cyfarthfa], Dudley [Long] North, politician, W[illiam] H[ enry] Lyttelton, 3rd baron Lyttelton, Pascoe Grenfell, politician, [Sir] Evan Nepean, 1st bart., ?Horatio Walpole, 1st baron Walpole of Wolterton, [Sir] W[atkin] Lewes [lord mayor of London], F[rancis] Homer, politician, H[enry] Bankes, politician, Nicholas] A[ylward] Vigors, zoologist, C[harles] W[atkin] Williams Wynn, Stratford Canning, 1st viscount Stratford de Redcliffe, Joseph Hume [radical politician], R[obert] A[glionby] Slaney, reformer, J[ames] S[ilk] Buckingham, author and traveller, [Sir] E[dward] Knatchbull, 9th bart., G[eorge] Rice Trevor, 4th baron Dynevor, Lord G[ ranville] C[harles] H[enry] Somerset, J[ohn] Jones [M.P., of Ystrad Lodge, co. Carmarthen, R[alph] Bernal, politician, E[dward] J[ohn] Stanley, 2nd baron Stanley of Alderley, 1839 (requesting the recipient's presence in the House of Commons), H[enry] Hobhouse, archivist, Rich. Hart Davis, Bristol, W[illiam] Pitt, 1st earl of Chatham, Henry Phipps, 1st earl Mulgrave, Charles Middleton, 1st baron Barham, Henry Addington, viscount Sidmouth, John Jeffreys Pratt, 1st marquess of Camden, William Henry Cavendish Bentinck, 3rd duke of Portland, N[icholas] Vansittart, 1st baron Bexley, Robert Stewart, viscount Castlereagh, Henry Goulburn, statesman, R[obert Saunders] Dundas, 2nd viscount Melville, Geo. Canning, statesman, John William Ward, 1st earl of Dudley, W[illiam] Huskisson, statesman, Charles Grey, 2nd viscount Grey and viscount Howick, William Lamb, 2nd viscount Melbourne, H[enry] P[eter] Brougham, baron Brougham and Vaux, John George Lambton, 1st earl of Durham, Henry John Temple, 3rd viscount Palmerston, Henry Richard Vassall Fox, 3rd baron Holland, Henry Petty- Fitzmaurice, 3rd marquess of Lansdowne [1834] (thanks for a volume of tracts on constitutional subjects), Sir G[eorge] Grey, 2nd baronet, T[ homas] Spring-Rice, 1st baron Monteagle, George Eden, 1st earl of Auckland, C[harles Edward] Poulett Thomson, baron Sydenham, C[harles] Yorke, lord chancellor, W[illiam] C[onyngham] Plunket, 1st baron Plunket, Sir James St. Clair Erskine, 2nd earl Rosslyn, Wm. Scott, baron Stowell, undated (the recipient's proposition ?to the Faculty of Advocates at Doctors' Commons), Thomas Denman, 1st baron Denman, H[enry Peter] B[rougham], lord chancellor, undated (a Great Seal's gift), [Francis] Bacon, lord chancellor, [Sir] J[ ohn] Leach, master of the rolls, [Sir] William] Grant, master of the rolls, Lloyd Kenyon, 1st baron Kenyon, undated (a legal question touching bodily impotence), Charles Stuart Aubrey, 3rd baron Tenterden, [Sir George] Pollock, 1st bart., Henry Bickersteth, baron Langdale, [Sir] S[amuel] Romilly, law reformer, [Sir] J[ohn] B[ernard] Bosanquet, judge, Charles Abbot, 1st baron Colchester, [Sir] G[eorge] Nares, judge, [George Hardinge, author] (in the form of poetry to Charles Manning, sculptor of the model for the monument of Capt. George N. Hardinge in St. Paul's Cathedral), James Scarlett, 1st baron Abinger, [Sir] J[ohn] Nicholl, judge, E[dward] B[urtenshaw] Sugden, baron St. Leonards, 1844 (appointments to the [Court of] Delegates), W. Nicholl, J[oseph] Phillimore [M.P.], [Sir] J[ohn] Jervis, lord chief justice of common pleas, [Sir] W[illiam] W[ebb] Follett, attorney general, 1842 (requesting a vote for the writer's brother at the Athenaeum Club), [Sir] Geo. Gilbert Scott, architect, 1857 (an appointment ), A[bel] Moysey [judge of the Brecknock circuit], Gryff. Price, Cardiff, W. Reader, Inner Temple, John Williams, Serjeants Inn, Thos. Caldecott ('Brecon Circuit'), Maurice O'Connell, undated (encloses a draft report), W. Hicks Beach, Lady [ ] Coffin Greenly, Ritley Court (in the third person ), 1833 (a subscription to the Cardiff eisteddfod), [Lady] C[harlotte] E[ lizabeth] Guest, L[ydia Rogers] W[hite], undated (an appointment).

Catherine Stephens, countess of Essex, Mary Fox, Kensington, 1840 (a publication by the writer for the benefit of infant schools and schools of industry in the writer's neighbourhood) (with an undated letter attached from M[ary] R[ussell] Mitford [novelist], with references to a continental tour, health, and friends), Magdalene Banks, Burhill, 1840 (a subscription due from the writer's husband), Lady Charlotte [Susan Maria] Bury, novelist (in the third person), undated (requesting a subscription towards a publication by the writer) (incomplete), Mary Howitt, author, Elizabeth Fry (in the third person), 1822 (the approaching anniversary meeting of the Prison-Discipline Society), Maria Edgeworth, novelist, Edgeworths Town, 1824 (the promise of a horse, an accident involving Judge Fletcher and the high sheriff, personal), L[ouisa] S[tuart] C[ostello], artist and author, undated (observations on Whigs and Tories, the writer's party, a proposed continental tour, personal), [Agnes Strickland, historian], undated ( personal, the character of Sir Lewis Dives) (incomplete), C. M. Yonge, Otterbourne, 1873 (an enclosure relating to [John] Keble), Edward Williams ['Iolo Morganwg'], Flimston, 1824 (relations with the 'doubly cursed rascal' William Rees of Court Coleman, Miss Wood's benefaction to the writer) (with a receipt for the twentieth annual benefaction, 1826, 'who now in the 81st year of his age has been for about three years confined to his house an absolute cripple . . .'), Henry Walters ('eccentric'), Cowbridge, Taliesin Williams ['Taliesin ab Iolo'], T[homas] Price ('Carnhuanawc'), Sophia Lee, novelist and dramatist [1803] (acknowledging a banker's bill for £78/3/2, personal), Edward Davies [author of Celtic Researches, 1804], Bishopston, near Swansea, 1824 (a benefaction for the widow of 'our late Minister'), W. J. Rees, Cascob Rectory, Presteign, Will[iam] Morgan, actuary, etc. The letters and franks are directed mainly to John Montgomery Traherne, Coedriglan, and other recipients include [William] Bruce Knight, Margam, Frederick Augustus, duke of York and Albany, T. [ recte Richard] Berens, All Souls College, Oxford, Lady Mary Talbot, Penrice Castle, etc., Chas. Barnard, St. Johns College, Cambridge, Henry Drake, London, Sir Christopher Cole, Mrs. Williams, Stone Street, Llandovery, R. Lascelles, Wenvoe Castle, Cardiff, Mrs. Morse, St. Hilary, Cowbridge, E. B. Pusey, Ch[rist] Ch[urch], Oxford, Miss Simkins, Cowbridge, Llewellyn Traherne, St. Hilary, Cowbridge, Lady Elizabeth Fielding, Penrice Castle, etc., Thomas Hulse, All Souls Coll[ege], Oxford, Mr. Salmon, surgeon, Cowbridge, Captain Bassett Saunderson, Lichfield, J. E. Bicheno, Rev. [William] Selwyn, Dr. [P.] Cadogan, Hanover Square [London], W. Strangways, [Sir] John Nicholl, Llewellyn Turner, Major Taynton, 64th Regiment, Lieut.-Col. Herbert Taylor ('Confidential Secretary to his Majesty'), Queen's Lodge, Windsor Castle, Lady Louisa Grey, Dunham Massey, Knutsford, Lady George Murray, Burnham Parsonage, Maidenhead, Mrs. Rd. Foley, Tythegston, Cardiff, W. Bennett, Dunraven Castle, John Wallington, Bridgenorth, Henry Banks, M.P., J. H. Vivian, Singleton, Swansea, John Charles Villiers, 3rd earl of Clarendon, Miss Rogers, Rectory, Weston- super-Mare, Major Croker, Cheltenham, Miss Louisa Traherne, St. Hilary, Geo. Jenner, Doctors' Commons, Rev. Wm. Michell at Duffryn, Cardiff, Rev. Dr. [James] Burton, canon of Christ Church, Oxford, Miss Nicholl, Merthyr Mawr, Rev. T. Selwyn, Melbury, Sherborne, Rev. John Walters, Landough, Rev. M. Davis, Abbotsbury, Lady Anne Lowther, Greetham, Miss M. D. Hill, Wenvoe Castle, Rev. Thomas Oliver Rogers, Weston-super-Mare, Rev. Rees Howel, [ curate of] Cowbridge, Fra[ncis] Staynton, Cowbridge, Miss Georgiana Raymond Barker, at Christ Church College, Oxford, Messrs. Haynes, Dillwyn & Co., Swansea, [Sir] Chas. Lyell, 1st bart., geologist, Hugh] Falconer, palaeontologist and botanist, Rich. Lougher, etc. There are also a few facsimiles of autographs of [Sir] George] Harbertt, Swansea, [Colonel] Phi[ lip] Jones, R[ice] Munxell [Mansell, of Margam], Mathyas Cradok, Ann Boleyn, Lady Jane Grey, Evan Seys [of Boverton], Ph. Melanchthon. NLW MS 11981E also contains a diploma of honorary membership of Société Franose de Statistique Universelle awarded to John Montgomery Traherne, 1838, and a letter announcing the election of J. M. Traherne to be a Fellow of the Royal Society of Northern Antiquaries, 1844.

Bardism; miscellanea,

A volume (pp. i-xxii; 1-449) containing miscellaneous items, many relating to Welsh bardism, in the hand of Edward Williams ('Iolo Morganwg'). The contents include pp. 1-3, a note re the proclamation in 1795 of a bardic meeting to be held at Pen Bryn Owain in co. Glamorgan in 1796; 3-7, notes re the times of holding bardic meetings ('Cadair a Gorsedd wrth Gerdd a Barddoniaeth'), etc.; 7-16, eleven rules under the superscription 'Darbodau Gorsedd Gyfallwy Cadair Morganwg . . . ar Benn Brynn Owain ym Morganwg . . . 1795' relating to the conduct of bardic meetings, the measures, content, and language of poems, the bards, etc.; 25-8, a note of a proclamation in 1798 of a 'Cadair a Gorsedd ar Gerdd a Barddoniaeth' to be held at Pen Brynn Owain in co. Glamorgan in twelve months time, notes on the times of holding future bardic meetings '. . . ymmraint Cadair Orsedd Morganwg . . . ar ben Twyn Owain', and a geographical definition of the term Morgannwg in this context; 35-44., notes headed 'Coelbren y Beirdd herwydd Llyfr Llywelyn Siôn' being notes relating to the special alphabet reputedly devised by the Welsh bards for carving or notching on wooden surfaces and different modes of constructing wooden appliances or so-called 'books' which could be used as writing surfaces when utilising this alphabet; 51, an incomplete version of a 'question and answer' conversation between a teacher and his disciple; 55-6, notes relating to early British bards called 'gwyddoniaid', a bardic meeting between Prydain ab Aedd Mawr and three of these bards called Plennydd, Alawn, and Gwron ('Tri Phrif Feirdd Ynys Prydain'), rules for the bardic order formulated then, etc.; 57-60, English definitions of, or notes in Welsh on, terms of bardic relevance, e.g. 'Alban', 'Gorsedd Arddangos', 'Arwest', 'Cerdd Arwest'; 63-73, extracts of varying length from the works of Welsh poets ? illustrating bardic or poetic terms ('Bardic Allusions from the Welsh Bards'); 79, a note on 'Colofn Prydain (sef felly y gelwir y Gyhydedd Gyrch yn Llyfr Gm. Tew)'; 80-82, notes on Welsh literary production up to and including the fifteenth century mentioning Dafydd ap Gwilym, Llawdden, Harri ap Rhys ap Gwilym, Ieuan Brechfa, Edeyrn dafawd aur, Einiawn offeiriad, Dafydd Ddu Hiraddug, and Hopkin ap Thomas; 82-6, notes relating to an 'eisteddfod' held under the patronage of Gruffydd ap Rhys ap Tewdwr in Aberteifi and to rules concerning the order of bards and musicians formulated there; 87-8, brief notes on the bardic 'cadair arddangos' and 'cadair dwmpath'; 89, a note relating to the original of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, an extract from the said work, and a note on 'a circumstance . . . exactly similar' in a poem by Dafydd ap Gwilym; 90-91, notes on Dafydd ap Gwilym and his poetry; 92-4, notes on the Welsh alphabet; 95-? 104, the rules and customs of the bardic chair of Tir Iarll ('Trefnau a Defodau Cadair Tir Iarll'); 111-13, bardic miscellanea; 119- 22, notes relating to the rights, etc., of the bardic order with the superscription 'Llyma ddangos amrafaelion o arferion a breiniau a defodau a barnau a chyfarwyddyd a berthynent i Feirdd a gwyr wrth gerdd o'r hen Lyfrau'; 127-33, notes on 'Cerdd Gadair', 'Cerdd Deuluaidd', 'Clergerdd', 'Datgeiniad Cadair', and 'Datgeiniad Penpastwn'; (continued)

135-7 + 145, further notes re rules for bardic meetings; 142, two triads; 143-4 + 155, notes relating to ? the Welsh bardic alphabet; 154, a note on 'Tair colofn Barddoniaeth'; 157-9, notes relating to the alleged association between (a) Gruffudd ap Cynan and Bleddyn ap Cynfyn and the code of rules for the bardic order, (b) Bleddyn ap Cynfyn and 'regulations for genealogies and armorial bearings', (c) Rhys ap Tewdwr and the introduction of the 'Bardic Laws of the Round Table' from Armorica, and (d) Gruffudd ap Cynan and 'a musical sessions in Glyn Achlach in Ireland . . . 1096'; 171-4, a transcript of twelve stanzas of Welsh verse attributed to Siencyn o'r Crwys y Prydydd; 174, a list of 'Plant Caw o Brydyn'; 175, a transcript of a twelve-line Welsh stanza allegedly composed by Thomas Glyn Cothi on the occasion of the French landing at Fishguard in 1797; 176-7, genealogical data relating to the family of Iestyn ab Gwrgan and related families; 178, a transcript of an 'englyn' relating to Owain Glyn Dyfrdwy attributed to Ieuan Gethin ap Ieuan ap Lleision; 179, a few entries relating to events in Welsh history, 870-959; 180, a transcript of 'englynion' ? attributed to Hywel Ystoryn; 181-6, an anecdote and notes relating to ? the reputed poetesses of Ty Talwyn, parish of Llangynwyd [co. Glamorgan]; 187 + 193, skeleton notes on Llanilid, Llanharan, Llanhari, Llantrisaint, St. Donats, and Flimston [co. Glamorgan]; 188-9, historical and other notes relating to the parish of Merthyr Tydvil [co. Glamorgan]; 190, a list of 'Antiquities in and about Merthyr'; 191, a note on Mallt Walbi 'a Brecon virago' and leader of a gang of freebooters, and a list of 'Remarkable Parishes' [in Glamorgan]; 192, a list of 'Antiquities in and about Lantwit Major' [co. Glamorgan]; 205, extracts relating to 'Melchin, an ancient British author', 'Hu Gadarn', etc., 'Ex Celtic Remains by Lewis Morris'; 206-07, a note on heroic poetry and the attitude of the 'descendants of the Celts' towards it; 219- 22, comments on orthography arising out of [William] Owen [Pughe]'s innovations with regard to Welsh orthography; 223-7, notes relating to the formation of compounds and plurals of monosyllabic words in ancient Cimbric and modern Welsh; 227-39, notes relating to the original home of the Cymry and early druidism and bardism, etc.; 241, a short list of Welsh words relating to worship with English definitions; 242-4, notes on the principles of druidism; 246-51, notes relating to the 'Great Eisteddfod at Caermarthen' [? 1451], 'the system of versification that received the sanction of that Eisteddfod', the adoption of this system by the bards of North Wales and some of those of South Wales, its rejection by the bards of Glamorgan and their compilation of 'a system of discipline, of Poetical Criticism, of Versification, and of whatever appertained to their science', the death of the Carmarthen system during the reign of James I, Gronwy Owen's verse, and the Gwyneddigion Society's annual Welsh poetry competition and its attempt 'to restore the system of the Carmarthen Eisteddfod'; 252-4, notes relating to an 'eisteddfod' held at Nant Gonwy, 1 Edward IV, incorporating 'englynion' attributed to Dafydd ap Edmund and Twm Tegid Brydydd 'o Langower ym Mhenllyn'; 259-66 + 274-82, an outline journal of a journey from South to North Wales and back, July-August 1800, the places mentioned on the northward journey including Cowbridge, Bridgend, Neath, Caeo, Dolau Cothi, Pumsaint, Clydogau Mountain, Llanfair Cludogeu, Llandewi Brevi, Tregaron, Pont Rhyd Fendigaid, Hafod, Pont ar fynach, Llanbadarn, Aberdyfi, Towyn, Dolgelleu, and Blaeneu (a visit to [Rhys Jones, antiquary and poet] and transcribing of manuscripts), and on the return journey Llanfachreth, Dolgelley (mention here of harpists and of the origin of the triple-stringed harp), Carneddi Hengwm, Tal y llynn, Abergyrnolwyn, Aberdyfi, Aberystwyth, Llanrhystid, Tal y sarn, New Inn, Abergwily, Caerm[arthe]n, Llangyndeyrn, Pont y Berem, Llan Nonn, Cydwely, Llanelly, Pont ar Ddulais, Swansea, Llangynwyd, and Bridgend; 262, a transcript of twelve lines of English verse entitled 'Loyalty by a Cobler'; 264, a transcript of an 'englyn' attributed to Huw Llwyd Cynfel; 270-73, a Welsh saints' calendar; 306, a plan of a 'Sheepfold at the foot of Cadair Idris, another in ruins on the same plan Cefn Merthyr, several more in Glamorgan'; (continued)

307, a transcript of the 'title-page' of Edward Jones: The Bardic Museum of Primitive British Literature . . .; 308-13, a series of eleven Welsh triads ('Llyma Drioedd y Beirdd') with an English translation thereof extracted from pp. 1-4 of the aforementioned Bardic Museum by Edward Jones; 316, a medicinal recipe for rheumatism in the head; 317, a 'Plan of a school house or accademy'; 323-38, extracts from Sharon Turner: History . . . of the Anglo-Saxons [vol. IV], relating to the language, literature, and music of the Anglo - Saxons; 339-43, notes on, and extracts from, [Walter] Scott's 'Lay of the Last Minstrel'; 359-62, extracts from a review of Edward Moor: The Hindu Pantheon which appeared in The Edinburgh Review, February 1811; 367-70, brief notes relating to the poetic dialect of the Welsh bards, the 'ancient [Welsh] Prose dialect', 'the modern [Welsh] literary Dialect', and 'The Venedotian Dialect' and its use in literature, and comments on the efforts of 'A Welsh (would-be literary) Society in London . . . to patronize the Welsh Language'; 373-80, notes relating to the introduction of Scaldic bardism into North Wales in the time of Gruffudd ap Cynan and the consequent disappearance of the old British bardism in that part of the country, the preservation of the old bardism in Glamorgan, and the invigorating effect of the 'Scaldic manner or system' on Welsh poetry and the Welsh language, general comments on the moral tone of Welsh literature, etc.; 381, three 'grammatical' triads; 382, a very brief list of Irish words in the Venedotian dialect; 383, an extract 'Ex Vol. 35 Plas Gwynn Mon' [i.e. Panton MS 35 now NLW MS 2003] relating to the 'dymchwelawl' poetic metre; 384, a note relating to an old manuscript volume containing Welsh miracle plays in the possession of 'Dr. Thomas yn Llwyn Iwrch' in the eighteenth century; 385-6, comments on the practice of calling 'the ancient British Religion Druidical'; 387-9, general observations on the development of the 'system of versification and of poetical criticism . . . of the Welsh Bards'; 390, a brief note on 'Bardism or Druidism'; 391-2, a list of fourteen chapter headings for a proposed 'History of the Bards' [? by Edward Williams], with a note at the beginning 'A Bad Plan' and at the end 'The above is only the first rude sketch of 1791 and here only retained as containing a few hints that may be useful' (in addition to material on British / Welsh bardism and druidism and Welsh music this work was to contain chapters on Irish and Highland bards, Scandinavian scalds, Provencal troubadours, and Saxon and English minstrels); 392-4, a list of thirty-six topics or subject or chapter headings being 'Another arrangement' [presumably for the proposed 'History of the Bards']; 395, a transcript of three 'englynion' attributed to Gutto'r Glyn, the third being attributed also to H[ywel] D[afydd] I[eua] n Rhys (an accompanying note mentions an 'eisteddfod' at Cardiff Castle); 396-7, a list of six 'Topics for the Bards Common Place book'; 398, a list of dates ? in connection with the holding of 'eisteddfodau' at Ystrad Ywain [co. Glamorgan]; 399-400, notes relating to the 'Polity or Discipline' of the druids and bards; 407, a list of fourteen 'names given by the ancient Bards to the Coronog faban' (part Welsh, part English, and derived from [Thomas] Pugh [: Brittish and Out-landish] Prophesies . . . [ London, 1658]); 408-18, notes relating largely to early British bardism and druidism with mention of [James] MacPherson and the Ossianic poems; 423-5, miscellaneous triads, etc.; 426 + 430-31, general reflections relating to etymology; 427-9, reflections on the use of conjecture in history particularly 'with respect to the peopling of Europe and America' if no historical records were available; 431-3, notes relating to the dissension between the bards of North Wales and those of Glamorgan consequent upon the 'succesful attempt of Daf[ydd] ab Edmund at the Caermarthen Congress [? 1451] to establish his own system [of versification]', the researches undertaken by the Glamorgan bards into 'Bardic history and science' and their discovery of 'the true principles of Poetry and versification', etc.; 435-7, notes containing general reflections on changes in the Welsh language and poetry from the late thirteenth century onwards; and 438, a list of six Welsh triads.

'Iolo Morganwg'.

Diaries and notes,

Diaries and notes by Egerton Phillimore, including accounts of tours in England and Wales, together with antiquarian, literary and linguistic notes and transcripts, inventories of furniture at Shiplake, verses in Welsh and English, and financial accounts.

Dyddiadur teithiau,

A volume containing journals of tours of Wales by Hugh Hughes (1790-1863), artist and author, during the years 1819-21. The English portions of the journals (1819-20) have been published in Wales, III, pp. 316-19, 353-8 and the Welsh portions (1820-1) in Cymru, VIII, pp. 21-4, 77-9, 133-7, 220-4, 265-6.

Edward Thomas letters to Helen Thomas

Over one hundred letters, 1896-1900, from Edward Thomas to Helen Ashcroft Noble, whom he married on 20 June 1899. The letters contain mainly personal news and reflections, notably impressions of his life at Oxford and of visits to Wales; also included are a few draft poems, probably c. 1897 (ff. 297-301).

Henry Penruddocke: A Gentleman's Tour ..., copy, with additions

  • NLW MS 6747B
  • File
  • 18 cent.

A copy of Henry Penruddocke Wyndham: A Gentleman's Tour through Monmouthshire and Wales, in the months of June and July 1774 ... (London, 1775), interleaved with manuscript additions relating to a tour made by another traveller.

Historical and topographical papers

The series comprises notes, correspondence, printed information leaflets, maps, press cuttings and other printed articles relating to antiquities, archaeology, history of the landscape, past and modern day travel and tourism.

John Ingleby and Pennant's Tours,

  • NLW MS 9674D.
  • File
  • 1796 /

A letter, 14 March 1796, from John Ingleby with a list, annotated by Thomas Pennant, of illustrations intended for Tours in Wales.

Ingleby, John, 1749-1808

Journal of a tour,

A journal of a tour of Wales undertaken from Bath by Dr. [ ] Robertson, in company with J. Goldwyer, between 24 June and 19 July, 1799. The tour comprised visits to Bristol, Caerwent, Caerleon, Newport, Caerphilly, Llandaff, Cardiff, Cowbridge, Llantwit [Major], St. Donats, Pyle, Margam, Aberavon, Baglan, Neath, Melincourt, Pont Neath Vaughan and the neighbouring waterfalls, Brecon, Builth, Rhaeadr (Rhayader Gowy), Devil's Bridge, Aberystwyth, Aberdovey, Towyn, Peniarth, Barmouth, Dolgellau, Bala (with an account of the stocking market), Llangollen, Llanfyllin (Llanvitlin), Welsh Pool, Montgomery, Bishop's Castle, Ludlow, Leominster, Hereford, Monmouth, Chepstow, Bristol, and Bath. Pasted on the flyleaf is the following inscription: 'My grandfathers' Dr. Robertson and J. Goldwyer's walking Tour in S. Wales in 1799 mentions Baglan. H. L. Goldwyer'.

Dr [ ] Robertson.

Journal of a tour,

  • NLW MSS 11596-11597B.
  • File
  • 1837 /

A journal ('Notes') of a three weeks' tour by Horace Francis, beginning on 24 June, 1837, from London to Worcester, Malvern, Ledbury, Ross, Goodrich Court, Monmouth, Chepstow, Llandogo, Tintern Abbey, Newport, Cardiff, Pyle, Margam House, Neath, Llandilo, Lampeter, Aberaeron, Aberystwith, Devil's Bridge, Machynlleth, Dolgelley, Cader Idris, Rhiadyr Du (Rheadr Du), Maentwrog, Tan y Bwlch, Pont Aberglaslyn, Beddgelert, Dinas Emrys, Nant Gwynant, Llanberis Pass, Snowdon, Llanberis (visits to Falls, Dolbadarn Tower, Slate Quarry, and Copper Mine), Caernarvon, Bangor, Penrhyn Castle, Penmaen Mawr, Aber Conway [Conway], Llanrwst, Bettws y Coed, Pont ar Voelas [Pentrefoelas], Corwen, Llangollen (visits to Castle Dinas Bran, Valle Crucis Abbey, and Plas Newydd), Chirk, Oswestry, Shrewsbury, Birmingham, Warwick, Kenilworth, and Leamington. NLW MS 11596B has a pen-and-ink drawing of Devil's Bridge as frontispiece, and NLW MS 11597B a similar drawing of Llanberis Lake.

Francis, Horace

Journal of a tour,

A journal of a tour of Wales undertaken between 31 August and 24 September 1836. The itinerary included London, Meriden, Shrewsbury, Llangollen, Capel Curig, Bettws[-y-Coed], Conway, Bangor, Caernarvon, Llanberis, Beddgelert, Tan y Bwlch [Maentwrog], Ffestiniog, Harlech, Dolgelly, Machynlleth, Aberystwith, Devils bridge, Aberaeron, Lampeter, Llandovery, Newcastle Emlyn, Cardigan, Haverfordwest, Pembroke Carmarthen, Swansea, Neath, Pyle ('where I passed some of the happy days of my childhood') (including Greethill Cottage 'where my father died'), Margam, Pont Neath Vaughan, Merthyr Tydvil ('the town in which my eyes first opened to the light') (including the Talbut Inn 'where I was born'), Abergavenny, Ragland, Ross, and London. The text is illustrated with two coloured maps of North Wales and South Wales, three sepia drawings of Pyle Inn, Greethill Cottage, and Pyle Church, and forty-one engravings, and at the end are particulars of the mileage of each successive daily stage of the tour. The spine is lettered 'Tour in Wales. 1836'.

Leonard Joseph Brown Papers,

  • GB 0210 LEOOWN
  • Fonds
  • 1846-1926 /

Personal diaries, 1892-1949, which include detailed accounts of his years in retirement at Barmouth, Merionethshire, from 1939 and subsequently at Ty'n y Ceunant, Islaw'r dref, Dolgellau; draft notebooks, 1895-1946, containing records of appointments, activities and descriptions of holiday visits, including many to Wales, detailed accounts of ascents of Cadair Idris, Merionethshire, and other British mountains, including Snowdon, Elidir Fach and Elidir Fawr in Caernarfonshire, and Pumlumon, Cardiganshire; registers of correspondence, 1939-1940, 1943-1944; a register of snapshots [which are not part of the archive], 1906-1940; a volume of statistics of his mountain ascents, holiday travels, and walks, 1892-1951, and family papers (including some relating to L. W. Brown of Bath), 1846-1926.

Brown, Leonard Joseph, 1873-1951.


Letters, mostly concerning Jan Morris's work, especially that relating to the British empire, Oxford, Everest, Venice, and her memoirs, as well as the Welsh language and Welsh politics.


Letters, mostly concerning Jan Morris's work, especially that relating to Wales, the British empire, Hong Kong, and her fiction and memoirs.


Letters, mostly concerning Jan Morris's work, especially that relating to Wales, Venice, the British empire, Europe, Abraham Lincoln, and her fictional writing.


The group consists of notes, drafts, correspondence, press cuttings, leaflets and other printed material used in the preparation of books and articles, a large quantity of Condry's finished newspaper and magazine articles, and substantial number of card indexes, 1893, 1933-1998, on the subjects of wildlife, development and history of the landscape, nature conservation, ecology, other naturalists, past and present day travel and tourism. The subjects relate mainly to Wales, but also to other parts of Britain, Europe and Africa.

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