File NLW MS 24090D - Bethesda quarrymen's choir

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NLW MS 24090D


Bethesda quarrymen's choir


  • 1902 (Creation)

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5 ff.

Individually encapsulated in melinex sleeves.

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Richard M. Ford; London; Purchase; March 2016; 99635713702419.

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A small group of papers, 1902, concerning the 'Bethesda Welsh Choir' / 'y Côr Cymreig o Bethesda' (f. 1), being Choir No. 2 of the Penrhyn Relief Fund, relating to a fundraising tour of London and South-East England during the Penrhyn Quarry Strike of 1900-1903.
The papers comprise a collection of signatures and autograph postal addresses of twenty-three choir members, 28 October 1902 (f. 1), 16 December 1902 (f. 2 recto-verso) and undated (ff. 3, 4), together with a note in the hand of C. Sheridan Jones, author of the book What I Saw at Bethesda (London, 1903) and secretary of the London Central Relief Fund Committee (f. 2 verso). These were written to thank their host on both occasions, Mrs [Harriet J.] Boggis, 4 Pembury Road, [Tottenham, London]. A group photograph of the choir is also included (f. 5), while a set of printed photographs of choir members, taken from an unidentified publication, have been individually mounted on f. 1 verso.

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Usual copyright laws apply.

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  • English
  • Welsh

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English, Welsh.

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Description follows NLW guidelines based on ISAD(G) 2nd ed.; AACR2; and LCSH


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January 2017


  • English



Archivist's note

Description compiled by Rhys M. Jones

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