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A. C. Swinburne: In the Bay

  • NLW MS 896E
  • File
  • 1878, 1879, 1909

The original manuscript of Algernon Charles Swinburne's (1837-1909) forty-stanza poem In the Bay (1878), with notes in the hand of J. Churton Collins, 1879, and Dr Owen Pritchard, 1909.

Swinburne, Algernon Charles, 1837-1909 In the Bay, 1878, original manuscript, NLW MS 896E

A Calendar of all the High-Sheriffs for the County of Carmarthen ..., with notes, etc.

  • NLW MS 5586B
  • File
  • 19 cent.

An interleaved copy of A Calendar of all the High-Sheriffs for the County of Carmarthen, and of all the Mayors, Bailiffs, and Sheriffs, of the Corporation of Carmarthen from ... 1400 to 1818; and also, a correct list of all the present Burgesses of the Borough, 1818, with notes and additions by David Griffiths, Galltverin and William Gwynne Stedman Thomas, together with a copy of Charter of Confirmation, for the Borough of Carmarthen, 1812.

A calendar of the Isaac Mann collection,

  • NLW MS 9049C.
  • File
  • [1901x1935] /

A calendar of the letters, 1742-1831, collected by Isaac Mann (see NLW MS 1207E), compiled by F. G. Hastings and printed in the Baptist Quarterly, 1932-1935.

Hastings, Frank Gordon

A calendar,

  • NLW MS 9852C.
  • File
  • 1815.

A fifteenth century calendar bound in 1815 by W[illiam] S[haw] Mason.

A catalogue of all the Earls of Pembroke

  • NLW MS 24076B
  • File
  • [?1624]

'A catalogue of all the Earles of Penbroke that have been sythence the Conquest in order as they succeeded…', a volume of genealogy compiled, [?1624], in the hand of the herald George Owen the younger (1595-1665), based on the work of his father George Owen of Henllys (1552-1613), and presented to their kinsman William Herbert, 3rd Earl of Pembroke.
George Owen the elder's original intention was to catalogue the earls 'with their proper coat armour' and his son's stated aim (f. 9 recto-verso) was to complete his father's work. The main text (ff. 11-15 and 16-44 rectos only) is mostly that of George Owen of Henllys's 'Catalogue of all the Earles of Penbroke' (1601x1603) (later incorporated by him into chapter 2 of the Description of Pembrokeshire: see George Owen of Henllys, The Description of Penbrokshire, ed. by Henry Owen, 4 vols (London, 1892-1936), I (1892), 14-33; and B. G. Charles, George Owen of Henllys: A Welsh Elizabethan (Aberystwyth, 1973), pp. 160-1). The final two paragraphs (ff. 42, 43, 44), relating to the second and third earls, continue the narrative to about 1624 and were presumably written by George Owen the younger. Each section begins with a decorated initial of varying height. The pedigree, by George Owen the younger (ff. 15 verso-43 verso, versos only), runs in parallel with the main text and traces the descent of William Herbert, in relation to the Earls of Pembroke of the various previous creations only. It is arranged in two columns, with the earls represented in the left hand column and other family shown on the right, and includes fifty-eight coats of arms, fully emblazoned and painted. Also included is the full armorial achievement of William Herbert (f. 8 verso) and the scribe's dedicatory address to Herbert (ff. 9-10). There are marginal notes in pencil, [?19 cent.], on ff. 8 verso and 9 verso (erased). For George Owen the younger see H. Stanford Owen, 'George Owen, York Herald 1633-1663', Transactions of the Honourable Society of Cymmrodorion, 1943 and 1944 [1946], 78-107.

Owen, George, 1595-1665

A Catalogue of British Saints, &c.

  • NLW MS 3108B
  • File
  • 17 cent.

'A Catalogue of the British Saints, and of such others whose memories are most celebrated in Wales by dedication of Churches to their names', lists of Welsh territorial divisions and of towns and cities in Britain, a transcript of a life of S. Monacella, and notes by William Maurice, Cefnybraich [in hand of Thomas Sebastian Price, Llanfyllin], and a transcript of the Eliseg inscription, possibly in the hand of Edward Lhuyd.

Maurice, William, -approximately 1680

A Catalogue of the Representatives in Parliament for Wales

  • NLW MS 23938B.
  • File
  • [1747x1748]

A manuscript volume, [1747x1748], written by an unidentified scribe, entitled 'A Catalogue of the Representatives in Parliament for the Counties & Boroughs In Wales From the first returns of them A[nn]o 1542 to this present Parliament Conven[e]d A[nn]o 1747' (f. 4), listing the Members of Parliament of all county and borough seats in Wales, with the exception of Monmouthshire and Monmouth (ff. 5-62).
The seats are listed alphabetically by county with MPs then listed chronologically by monarch and regnal year; the Parliaments of the Commonwealth and Protectorate periods are omitted.

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