File 1. - Diary,

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  • 1559-1613. (Creation)

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The diary or journal of Robert Parry (b. 1564) of Eriviatt, Denbighshire, son of Harry ap Robert of Twysog, recording events which occurred during the period 1559-1613. The diary as it is now stands is incomplete: the first page extant has been mutilated, and there are no entries at all for the years between 1571 and 1581. Interspersed among records of greater length such as 'A true disclosure of the travell & Journey of Robert Parry gent. vnto Italie', 1600, copies of speeches made by King James I, the terms of the peace concluded between England, Spain, and the Archdukes, 1604, and Letters which passed between the Sultan of Turkey and Sigismund III, king of Poland and Sweden, 1612-13, are brief notes of events at Court, births, marriages and deaths (largely in Denbighshire families), accidents, outbreaks of the plague, executions, strange happenings, &c. With the manuscript is a letter (post 1900) from Charles S. Mainwaring. Paper; 120 pp., unnumbered; 290 x 185; calf with gilt ornamentation, repaired; English and Latin.

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Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

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