- [17 cent.]-[19 cent.] (Creation)
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Name of creator
Richard Williams (1835-1906) of Celynog, Newtown, Montgomeryshire, was an antiquary and historian.
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.
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System of arrangement
Arranged according to NLW MSS reference numbers: NLW MSS 527-592.
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Language and script notes
Welsh, English, unless otherwise specified
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
The descriptions are also available in the Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume I (Aberystwyth, 1943).
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Rules and/or conventions used
Description follows NLW guidelines based on ISAD(G) 2nd ed.; AACR2; and LCSH
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Description compiled by Siân Medi Davies for the retrospective conversion project of NLW MSS