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A book of hours,

A fragment of a Book of Hours, containing the Office of the Dead (imperfect), 'commemoratio animarum', and a rubric and prayer before the Psalter of St Jerome.

A book of precedents,

Examples of deeds, entries in court rolls, patents, and other legal instruments collected by Edward ap Rys ap David, auditor of Powis, receiver of Chirk and Chirkland, circa 1509. The documents quoted relate to the lordships of Bromfield and Yale, Chirk and Chirkland, Oswestry, and Cowres, the boroughs of Holt and Beaumaris, and Oxfordshire. There are a few Welsh recipes and verses in the margins.

Edward ap Rhys ap David.

A catalogue of Hengwrt manuscripts,

A catalogue of the Hengwrt manuscripts compiled by W. W. E. Wyne, in print and manuscript form, with annotations in the margins, letters from Robert Williams and loose notes.
The printed section is that which was printed in Archaialogia Cambrensis.

A catalogue,

A draft catalogue by Richard Llwyd ('Bard of Snowdon') of books and manuscripts at Hengwrt.

Richard Llwyd.

A catalogue,

'Catalogue exact de tous les Livres de la Bibliotheque de feu Milord Abbé de Montagu', 1677 [An exact catalogue of the books at the library of [Walter] Montagu, [the Abbot of St Martins, near Pontoise], 1677.
Walter Montagu was the second son of Sir Henry Montagu, 1st Earl of Manchester. Dated at the top of the manuscript, '28 Decembre 1677', and, on p. 26, '12 January 1678'.

A compendium of texts,

A compendium, [late 15th cent. x early 16th cent.], of works on astrology, medicine, sayings, Brut y Saeson, a short chronicle, Lives of Saints David and Gwenffrewi, Bonedd y Saint and other texts. The manuscript was previously ascribed to Gutun Owain (see Daniel Huws, Medieval Welsh Manuscripts (Aberystwyth, 2000), p. 190).

A concordance to the Old and New Testaments,

A concordance to the Old and New Testaments by and in the hand of Robert Vaughan.
Many slips have been added to the manuscript. Also included is a letter, 8th January 1652, from Ellis Hughes concerning the prosecution of his uncle, the Reverend M. R. Prichard of Mallwyd.

A copy of the Liber Landavensis,

Transcripts of the Life of St Cadog (from Peniarth MS 385) and of the Liber Landavensis (according to Gwenogvryn Evans, taken from a manuscript at Gwysaney and, according to Bensley, from a manuscript formerly of Llandaff and then in the possession of Philip Bryan Davies-Cooke) in the hand of Robert Vaughan.
There are also a number of letters and other papers loose or pasted into the manuscript; these are described in detail by Bensley (see below). Peniarth MS 275 contains a copy of this manuscript made by Robert Vaughan.

A diary and a letter book,

The journal of Mrs Elizabeth Baker, Dolgelley, 1778-1786. Part I in ten volumes.

The letter book of Mrs Elizabeth Baker, relating to mining ventures in Merioneth, 1770-1775. With printed appeals for contributions towards her relief, 1787-1788, and lists of donors.

Elizabeth Baker.

A discourse on Wales,

'A Discourse or relation both of the ancient and moderne estate of the Principality of Wales, Duchie of Cornewall, & Earledome of Chester', being a copy of what appears to be a draft of The History of the Ancient and Moderne estate of the Principality of Wales ... by Sir John Dodridge, London: 1630.
There are verbal differences between the two texts and the manuscript has a second dedicatory epistle to the Queen.

A display of herauldry,

A transcript by W. W. E. Wynne of John Davies, 'A Display of Herauldry ...' (Salop, 1716); and copies of portions of the Eyton Hall (Leominster), Cedwyn and Vaughan (Shrewsbury) pedigree manuscripts as transcribed by Joseph Morris; with an index (nominum et locorum) compiled by W. W. E. Wynne.

W. W. E. Wynne and Joseph Morris.

A passional

'La passion de nostre seigneur Jhesucrist translatee de latin en francois'; and a religious poem. Illuminated.
Also included is an envelope of notes by J. A. Herbert.

A pedigree chart,

An emblazoned pedigree chart, arranged in a circular form, showing seven generations of the ancestors of John Salusbury of Saithmarchog, Merionethshire, 1627.

A pedigree roll,

'The Extraction of Edw: Williams of Meillionyth ... alsoe the wyfes of all his ancestors for 6 degrees above him drawn by John Williams of Rhodogeido ... 1675, togeith[sic] with some part of the extraction of his wyf Mrs. Susan Williams' ...

John Williams.

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