Series AH1 - Accumulated manuscript volumes

Identity area

Reference code



Accumulated manuscript volumes


  • [c. 1752]-[1900] (Creation)

Level of description


Extent and medium

58 vols

Context area

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Content and structure area

Scope and content

Manuscript volumes, previously in the possession of musicians, collectors or precentors, and accumulated by Dr J. Lloyd Williams. Many were evidently acquired by him from J. H. Davies, Cwrt-mawr, and contain mainly folk songs and hymn tunes, recorded in eighteenth and nineteenth century Wales.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling


System of arrangement

Arranged in order of previous J. Lloyd Williams reference numbers. Volumes previously un-numbered appear at end of sequence.

Conditions of access and use area

Conditions governing access

Conditions governing reproduction

Language of material

  • Welsh

Script of material

Language and script notes

Welsh, unless otherwise specified

Physical characteristics and technical requirements

Finding aids

For a detailed description of files AH1/1-AH1/53, see NLW Facs 973, vol. 1, pp. 32-69.

Allied materials area

Existence and location of originals

Existence and location of copies

Related units of description

Related descriptions

Notes area


Manuscripts which formerly formed part of the Cwrtmawr Collection are AH1/28-36, AH1/50, AH1/54 and possibly AH1/8.


Preferred citation: AH1

Alternative identifier(s)

Virtua system control number


GEAC system control number


Access points

Subject access points

Place access points

Name access points

Genre access points

Description control area

Description identifier

Institution identifier

Rules and/or conventions used


Level of detail

Dates of creation revision deletion




Accession area

Related subjects

Related people and organizations

Related genres

Related places

Physical storage

  • Text: AH1.