- NLW MS 12367D.
- [1850x1900] /
Part of Alcwyn C. Evans Manuscripts,
A volume lettered on the spine 'Papers concerning Caermarthen'. It contains transcripts of the records of the county borough of Carmarthen, 1581/2-1610, 1738-1835, and transcripts and/or English translations of the charters of Carmarthen, 1546-1604, and Kidwelly, 1357-1618; the opinion of Mr. [ ] Cason, Thomas Mallet, and Edward Mallet, undated, touching the right of a county magistrate to intermeddle with the internal affairs of the borough of Kidwelly; a note of searches made for the endowment and terrier of the church of Kidwelly; particulars of fees paid for the charter of 1618 of Kidwelly; a lithograph of St. Peter's Church, Carmarthen, drawn by C. W. and published by Messrs. White & Sons, Carmarthen; the opinion of Henry Wm. Hewlett, 34 Great James Street, Bedford Row [London], 1840, touching the tithes of the vicarage of Saint Peter's, Carmarthen; a map of the dioceses of St. Davids and Llandaff; transcripts of entries relating to the diocese of St. Davids from Valor Ecclesiasticus, 1536, and Taxatio Ecclesiastica, 1291; a transcript of Janus Caecilius Frey: Philosophia Druidarum (Paris, 1646); abstracts of deeds and documents, 1641-1797, among the Highmead (Lampeter) estate records relating to the families of Evans of Achaeth Isa, Llansawel, etc., and Williams of Abercothi, etc., together with an accompanying pedigree; 'A short view of the long life of that ever wise, valiaunt, and fortunate commander Rice ap Thomas. . .' ('written by, it is supposed, a Captain Powell of Penybanc, near Abergwili'), extracted from the Cambrian Register, 1795; additional material relating to Rhys ap Thomas and his family, including extracts from Benjamin Heath Malkin: The Scenery, Antiquities, and Biography of South Wales (London, 1803), transcripts of 'cywyddau' by Rhys Nanmor and Lewis Morganwg, and 'Objections against Rice Griffith (the grandson of Sir Rice ap Thomas) in his Indictment, with the Answers thereunto'; biographical sketches of Carmarthenshire persons arranged alphabetically; 'Cywydd i'r Grog o Langynwyd' by Lewis Morganwg; 'The Life of Francis Mansel, D.D., Principal of Jesus College, Oxford'; transcripts, with some English translations, of early Welsh poetry, largely from the Black Book of Carmarthen [extracted from the Myvyrian Archaiology]; a text of Meddygon Myddvai transcribed in 1851 from a manuscript of [James Davies ] 'Iago ap Dewi' [Llanstephan MS. 87]; a pen-and-ink plan of Caermarthen Grey Friary, 1850; an abridgement, in English, of the Laws of Howell Dda; and a pen-and-ink sketch of the monument erected in Lammas Street, Caermarthen, to commemorate those of the 23rd Royal Welsh Fusileers who perished, 1854-1855, in the War with Russia (work commenced 21 July 1858, completed August 1858). There is an 'Index', or more correctly a detailed list of contents, at the beginning of the volume, and a brief classification of contents, printed on a vellum panel, is laid on the upper cover.
Alcwyn C. Evans and others.