- 1716-1913. (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
Name of creator
The Rev. Canon William Prys James Darbyshire-Robert (1912-1980) was vicar of Colwyn, Denbighshire, and a descendant of Robert John Pryse (Gweirydd ap Rhys) (1807-1889).
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Mrs Swsan Heywood & Mr Gweirydd Darbyshire-Robert,; Telford & Welshpool; Purchase; 1983
Content and structure area
Scope and content
Manuscripts, papers and some printed material, 1716-1913, from the library of the Rev. Canon William Prys James Darbyshire-Robert comprising eighteenth, nineteenth and twentieth century material which includes interludes and poetry by Thomas Williams, Llandygai; a printed Welsh translation, 1716, by Edward Samuel of Hugo Grotius's De veritate religionis christianae (1669); records kept by Owen Thomas, Henllan and a nineteenth century transcript of one of his notebooks; eighteenth and nineteenth century sermons; a volume of autograph poetry by Catherine Jane Prichard ('Buddug'); two volumes, 1913, of fishing tales entitled 'Right Off The Reel!' by Colonel Massey Spencer; together with transcripts of an almanac and herbal, and of poetry, etc.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
System of arrangement
Arranged according to NLW MSS reference numbers: NLW MSS 21941-21951.
Conditions of access and use area
Conditions governing access
Conditions governing reproduction
Usual copyright laws apply.
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Script of material
Language and script notes
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
The descriptions are also available, together with a detailed list of contents, in Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume VIII (Aberystwyth, 1999).
Allied materials area
Existence and location of originals
Existence and location of copies
Related units of description
Title based on contents.
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Rules and/or conventions used
Description follows NLW guidelines based on ISAD(G) 2nd ed.; AACR2; and LCSH
Level of detail
Dates of creation revision deletion
February 2004 and August 2009.
Description compiled by Siân Medi Davies for the retrospective conversion project of NLW MSS, and revised by Bethan Ifans. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume VIII (Aberystwyth, 1999) and Archives Wales on-line site, viewed 3 August 2009;