Fonds GB 0210 MSBRNWLF - Bronwylfa, Llandderfel Manuscripts

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Bronwylfa, Llandderfel Manuscripts


  • [17-19 cents] (Creation)

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Extent and medium

13 vols

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Name of creator

Biographical history

Captain Ifor Owain (or Owen) Wynn Williams was the son of the Reverend William Wynn Williams, rector of Llangeinwen and Llangaffo (d. 1883) and the grandson of the Reverend Canon William Williams, rector of Llangeinwen (d. 1882).

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Acquired from Captain Ifor Owen Wynn Williams, Bronwylfa, Llandderfel, 1929.

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Scope and content

This collection comprises sermons, addresses and prayers; a transcribed collection of 'cywyddau' by Rhys Goch Eryri (fl. beginning 15 cent.), together with further poetry and transcripts; notes in Latin on natural science; a copy of an address by the London Welsh Society, 1811; correspondence of the Reverend Canon William Williams (d. 1882), rector of Llangeinwen, of Ifor Owen Wynn Williams, and of John and Jennet Davies, Vronheulog, Llandderfel; books of 19th century sheep ear-marks; papers of William Pamplin; miscellaneous notes, minutes, extracts, etc.; scrapbooks and press cuttings; etc.

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System of arrangement

Arranged according to NLW MSS reference numbers: 6881-6893.

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Conditions governing access

Readers consulting modern papers in the National Library of Wales are required to sign the 'Modern papers - data protection' form.

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Language of material

  • Welsh
  • English

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Language and script notes

Welsh, English, unless otherwise specified

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Finding aids

The descriptions are also available in the Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume II (Aberystwyth, 1951).

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For a typescript copy of material taken from manuscripts formerly in the possession of Captain Ifor Owain Wynn Williams, refer to NLW MS 6894.

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Rules and/or conventions used

This description follows NLW guidelines based on ISAD(G) Second Edition; AACR2; and LCSH.


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Dates of creation revision deletion

May 2005.


  • English



Archivist's note

This description was compiled by Bethan Ifans for the retrospective conversion project of NLW MSS.

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  • Text: Bronwylfa, Llandderfel Manuscripts.