File NLW MS 16352D. - D. J. Saer's Story of Cardiganshire

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NLW MS 16352D.


D. J. Saer's Story of Cardiganshire


  • [?1911] (Creation)

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Extent and medium

166 ff. (text mostly on rectos) ; 335 x 205 mm. and less.

Previously in Stolzenberg Patent File (now discarded), with 'From David J. Saer Bancrug Buarth Rd Aberystwyth' on front cover; now in archival folder.

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Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

The Cambrian News Ltd; Aberystwyth; Donation; January 1940

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Scope and content

Original manuscript draft, [?1911], of D. J. Saer, The Story of Cardiganshire (Cardiff, [1911]), a volume for schoolchildren, describing the geography and history of the county, published as part of the Welsh County Series.
The manuscript consists of the main text (ff. 1-140) with many annotations and corrections (including new sections pasted in on ff. 2, 3, 27), a list of notable Cardiganshire men (ff. 141-150), glossary (ff. 151-152), bibliography (f. 153) and contents (ff. 154-155). Draft versions of maps and diagrams are on ff. 2, 156-165; several photographs, including some reproduced in the printed version, are pasted in on ff. 14, 18, 24, 25, 28, 33, 35, 83, 87, 89, 90. The preface, list of maps and pictures and index are not included.

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Usual copyright laws apply.

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  • English

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Many of the photographs are faded.

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Title based on contents.


Preferred citation: NLW MS 16352D.

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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

September 2006.


  • English



Archivist's note

Description compiled by Rhys Morgan Jones;

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  • Text: NLW MS 16352D; $q - Many of the photographs are faded.