File NLW MS 12522C. - A biographical and heraldic dictionary,

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NLW MS 12522C.


A biographical and heraldic dictionary,


  • [1876x1940] / (Creation)

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Extent and medium

Bound in half leather with gilt lettering and tooling and red edges.

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Name of creator

Biographical history

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Mrs E. I. Wynne-Jones; Rudgwick, Sussex; Donation; 1965

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Scope and content

A volume described on the title page as 'The Heraldic Arms of the Welsh Princes Compiled by N[icholas] Bennett, Glanyrafon [Trefeglwys, co. Montgomery]. Copied & Emblazoned by his Nephew Breese Bennett Owen at Glanyrafon during . . . 1876'. The work is in the form of a biographical dictionary of eminent Welshmen from the earliest times to the nineteenth century, with, whenever ascertainable, descriptions and copies (emblazoned) of their coats of arms. Included as insets are a holograph letter from J[ ohn] Deffett Francis, Swansea, to Captain Thomas [of Swansea, 18]78, thanking the recipient for the opportunity to peruse the manuscript; and a family pedigree tracing the descent from the Bennett family of Glanyrafon of Mrs. E. I. Wynne-Jones of Rudgwick, Sussex, who donated the volume to the National Library. A list of manuscripts and books consulted in compiling the work is given at the beginning.

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Conditions governing access

Readers consulting modern papers in the National Library of Wales are required to abide by the conditions noted on the 'Modern papers - data protection' form issued with their Readers' Tickets.

Conditions governing reproduction

Usual copyright laws apply.

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Finding aids

The description is also available in the Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume IV (Aberystwyth, 1971).

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Title based on contents.


Preferred citation: NLW MS 12522C.

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Institution identifier

Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

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


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Dates of creation revision deletion

February 2010.


  • English



Archivist's note

Description compiled by Bethan Ifans for the retrospective conversion project of NLW MSS. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume IV (Aberystwyth, 1971;

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