File NLW MS 7165D - Autograph Letters

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NLW MS 7165D


Autograph Letters


  • 1787-1930 (Creation)

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One of four volumes comprising three hundred and sixty-four autograph letters and copies and drafts of letters of the period 1787-1930. The two main groups among them are those addressed to 'Nefydd' and Daniel Jones, but there are also two very much smaller groups of letters to Benjamin Jones ('P. A. Môn') and Benjamin Thomas, Baptist minister at Culmstock, Devon, and nephew of Joshua Thomas, Leominster. They are generally of personal, religious, or Baptist interest, although a number of letters addressed to 'Nefydd ' relate also to his educational activities. -- Among the subjects discussed in MSS 7163-6 are British Schools at Penmorfa, Llandygwydd, Devynnock, Llandilo, Abertillery, Llantrisant, Cwmdare, and Five Roads, Llanelly, and appeals for financial assistance for the Baptist churches at Caernarvon, Tenby, Cwmsarnddu, Llanfyllin, and Stanhope Street, Liverpool. Letters from America are chiefly of a denominational character. David Thomas, Llwyn, discusses the reaction in Carmarthenshire to the French Revolution and refers to meetings held at Carmarthen and Llandovery to pledge loyalty to the Government and to burn an effigy of Tom Paine. Several of the letters are endorsed with sermon notes and memoranda by 'Nefydd' and Daniel Jones. -- The writers in the present group include: Benjamin Owen, Pant Llin, Bodeiliog Uchaf, and Denbigh; Owen Owens, Pwllheli and Beaumaris; Edward Palmer and others on behalf of the Working Men's Hall, Shrewsbury; John Parry, Blaenau; Jas. Peake, Hereford, to Aneirin Jones; John Peter, Bala; Evan Phillips, Abercarn; Jno. Phillips, Graigarw Cottage; J. G. Phillips, Five Roads, Llanelly; W. T. Phillips, Llanelly; Dafydd Phylip, from 'Swyddfa Mr. Gomer', Swansea, and Browyr; Thos. Pierce, Liverpool; C. A. Price, Glenvelyn; Thomas Price, Aberdare; Elizabeth Prichard to the Overseers of the parish of Liverpool; John Prichard, Llangollen; T. Prichard Evans, Ystrad Mynach; Wm. Prosser, London; Jno. Radcliffe [Liverpool]; Thomas Raffles and James Widows, Liverpool, on behalf of the West Lancashire Auxiliary of the London Missionary Society; Margaret Rees, Llandovery; W. Rees, Peterston-super-Ely; Brinley Richards, Kensington; J. Richards, Pontypridd; J. Richards, Five Roads, Llanelly; Sarah Richards, Monmouth; W. Richards; Anne Roberts, Bringoleu; Jane [Roberts]; John Roberts, Glyndyfrdwy; John Roberts, New Quay; John and Jane Roberts to Mrs. Ann Griffith, Bodffary; Robert Roberts, St. Asaph; 'Nefydd' to Ellis Evans, Daniel Jones, etc.; Job Evans and others, Llantrisant; Maria Rogers; Wm. Roos, artist, London; John Rowland, Abergavenny, to Mrs. Rowland at Odiham, and to Daniel Jones; M. Rowland, Preston; M. and J. Rowland; David Rowlands, Pwllheli; Thos. Rowlands, Liverpool; D. Saunders; David Smart, Ruthin; O. Smith to [Benjamin] Thomas at Culmstock, Devon; W. Spurrell, Carmarthen; and Mary Stephen, Swansea.

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See also NLW MSS 7163-7164 and 7166D; 7176-7177, 7779, and 9369.

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Formerly known as 'Nefydd' 155


Preferred citation: NLW MS 7165D

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