Fonds GB 0210 MSCELYN - Celynog Manuscripts

Identity area

Reference code

GB 0210 MSCELYN

Title

Celynog Manuscripts

Date(s)

  • [17 cent.]-[19 cent.] (Creation)

Level of description

Fonds

Extent and medium

65 vols

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Name of creator

Biographical history

Archival history

The Celynog Manuscripts were bequeathed to the Welsh library which was being formed at the Univeristy College of Wales, Aberystwyth, as a nucleus for the projected national library for Wales.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Bequeathed by Richard Williams, Celynog, Newtown.

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Scope and content

The Celynog Manuscripts are a collection of miscellaneous 17th to 19th century correspondence and papers, consisting of examples of Welsh literature, Welsh poetry, musical compositions, works on Welsh grammar, medical recipes, extracts from various newspapers and periodicals, tithe accounts, and genealogical, geographical, historical and political manuscripts. -- The collection also contains manuscripts relating to religion in Wales, with examples of Welsh religious literature, Welsh sermons and hymns, and manuscripts relating to the Welsh Congregational churches, and translations of charters granted to the abbey of Strata Florida.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling

Accruals

System of arrangement

Arranged according to NLW MSS reference numbers: NLW MSS 527-592.

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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.

Conditions governing reproduction

Language of material

  • Welsh
  • English

Script of material

Language and script notes

Welsh, English, unless otherwise specified

Physical characteristics and technical requirements

Finding aids

The descriptions are also available in the Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume I (Aberystwyth, 1943).

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Alternative identifier(s)

Virtua system control number

vtls004292258

GEAC system control number

(WlAbNL)0000292258

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Rules and/or conventions used

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

Status

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Dates of creation revision deletion

April 2005

Language(s)

  • English

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Sources

Archivist's note

This description was compiled by Siân Medi Davies for the retrospective conversion project of NLW MSS.

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  • Text: Celynog Manuscripts.