- 1756-1948 (Creation)
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1 file (4.5 cm.)
Non-archival plastic sleeves placed within ringed box at NLW.
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Genealogical papers, 1756-1948, mainly collected by W. H. D. Longstaffe, relating to various branches of the Dyers and related families, together with some notable but unrelated individuals such as George Dyer and Sir Edward Dyer.
The papers include pedigrees, notes, transcripts and memoranda by Longstaffe and others, 1854-1875 and [n.d.]; manuscript and printed articles by Longstaffe, [c. 1865]-1883; some thirteen letters addressed to Longstaffe, 1846-1872, together with carbon copies of six letters from him, 1854-1876; a manuscript poem to Kitty Dyer [Catherine Dyer, later Cresswell], [c. 1760], and manuscript items and drawings by her sister Elizabeth Dyer, 1776-1785; a copy of William Nowell, A Sermon Preached at The Parish Church of Wolsingham … (Newcastle, 1756, ESTC T47628); two manuscript booklets, [19 cent.], containing 'Gilbert Wakefield's notes to Gray's poems' and a poem in English entitled 'Qui Capit ille facit'; and offprints of articles, 1941-1948, by Ralph M. Williams on the Dyer family and John Dyer, presented by him to Ronald Hylton Smith.
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3 folios repaired at NLW, July 2022.
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A few notes, [?late 20 cent], are in the hand of Fabian T. Smith.