Fonds GB 0210 MSDYER - Dyer family manuscripts and papers

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Dyer family manuscripts and papers


  • [c. 1722]-1948 (Creation)

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Maint a chyfrwng

8 volumes.

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Enw'r crëwr


Hanes bywgraffyddol

William Hylton Dyer Longstaffe (1826?-1898) of Gateshead and Darlington was a solicitor and antiquarian, known for his history of Darlington. He was the great-grandson of Elizabeth Gaunt, daughter of the poet John Dyer.

Hanes archifol

The notes in Dyer's hand (NLW MSS 23294-23295) apparently came into the possession W. H. D. Longstaffe by direct descent but he also had sight of other manuscripts, now lost, perhaps through the Rev. John Meade, [?a descendant of John Dyer's brother Thomas]. The Dyer manuscripts and their dispersal are discussed in Ralph M. Williams, Poet, Painter and Parson: The Life of John Dyer (New York, 1956); see also John Dyer: Selected Poetry and Prose, ed. by John Goodridge (Nottingham, 2000).


NLW MSS 23294-7: Mr Fabian T. Smith, great-grandson of W. H. D. Longstaffe; Cottingham, North Humberside; Donation; December 1994.
NLW ex 3067-70: Hawleys Auctioneers and Valuers; Brough; Purchased at auction, lot 1264, 1266 (part); 7 August 2021; 992294509902419.

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Papers, [c. 1722]-1948, of, or relating to, poet and artist John Dyer and his family, brought together by W. H. D Longstaffe, including notebooks, [c. 1722]-1756, of John Dyer; transcripts, [1847x1855], of his poems; a manuscript compiled by his nephew William Charles Dyer, 1761-1763; copies, [19 cent., second ¼]-1854, of letters addressed to his nieces; genealogical notes, 1756-1948, by W. H. D. Longstaffe and others relating to the Dyer family; and a collection of engravings, dated 1736-1841.

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System o drefniant

Arranged at NLW as follows: John Dyer manuscripts (NLW MSS 23294-7); Dyer family papers (NLW ex 3067-70).

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Usual copyright laws apply.

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Unedau o ddisgrifiad cysylltiedig

Thirty-three books purchased with NLW ex 3067-70 are also in the National Library of Wales (shelfmarks Wing B3637A; Wing U92; OXA 1849-53; OXB 585, 590; OA 4619-22, 4625-8, 4637; OB 1741-50, 1754-6, 1759; OC 1083-6; 2021 LDA 7322, 8106; 2021 LDB 9653, 9668; and 2021 LDC 1905).

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Title based on contents of fonds.

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Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

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Description follows NLW guidelines based on ISAD(G) 2nd ed.; AACR2; and LCSH


Lefel manylder disgrifiad

Dyddiadau creadigaeth adolygiad dilead

March 2009 and June 2022.


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The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume IX (Aberystwyth, 2003); Oxford Dictionary of National Biography WWW site.

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Description compiled by Bethan Ifans for the retrospective conversion project of NLW MSS, and revised by Rhys Jones.

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Storfa ffisegol

  • Text: NLW MSS 23294-23297.