- [1873x1938] / (Creation)
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Name of creator
Edward Stanton Roberts was born in Cynwyd, Denbighshire in 1878. Following his graduation from the Normal College, Bangor in 1898, he taught successively at schools in Harrington, Ponciau (near Rhosllanerchrugog) and Liverpool before being appointed assistant principal at Glanadda School, Bangor in 1907. That same year, he enrolled as a student at University College Aberystwyth, graduating in 1911. From 1912 to 1915 Roberts copied and edited manuscripts at the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth on behalf of the Guild of Graduates; thereafter, from 1916 until his death in 1938, he served as principal at schools in Pentrellyncymer, Cyffylliog and Gellifor. In 1917 he gained a Master of Arts degree for his work on William Salesbury's 'Herbal' (Llysieulyfr Myddyginiaethol William Salesbury (Liverpool, 1916)). Roberts was known as a noted academic and palaeographer, as well as a talented poet.
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Manuscripts and papers, [1873x1938], of E. Stanton Roberts, comprising notes, transcripts and essays of a historical, antiquarian and etymological nature relating to Wales and the Welsh language; transcripts of and accompanying notes on Welsh poetry, principally that of Dafydd ap Gwilym; and notes compiled towards Llysieulyfr Meddyginiaethol ... William Salesbury ... (Liverpool, 1916).
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Arranged according to NLW MSS reference numbers: NLW MSS 12238-12261.
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Conditions governing access
Readers consulting modern papers in the National Library of Wales are required to abide by the conditions noted on the 'Modern papers - data protection' form issued with their Readers' Tickets.
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Usual copyright laws apply.
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English, Welsh, Latin.
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The descriptions are also available in the Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume IV (Aberystwyth, 1971).
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Formerly known as E. Stanton Roberts 1-24.
Preferred citation: NLW MSS 12238-12261.
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Description follows NLW guidelines based on ISAD(G) 2nd ed.; AACR2; and LCSH
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Description compiled by Bethan Ifans for the retrospective conversion project of NLW MSS. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume IV (Aberystwyth, 1971); Y Bywgraffiadur Cymreig on-line site, viewed 5 January 2010;