Fonds GB 0210 MSJOPARR - John Orlando Parry Manuscripts,

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John Orlando Parry Manuscripts,


  • [1808x1879]. (Creation)

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Extent and medium

41 volumes.

Context area

Name of creator

Biographical history

John Orlando Parry (1810-1879) was an actor, singer, composer, entertainer and artist. He was the son of John Parry (Bardd Alaw).

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

NLW MSS 4925-4931 and 8286-8293 acquired from Henry Blackwell, New York, 1924; NLW MSS 17716-17740 purchased March 1961.

Content and structure area

Scope and content

The music manuscripts, [1808x1879], mainly of John Orlando Parry, together with a few concert programmes relating to his performances. Also, journals, diaries and other manuscripts of John Orlando Parry.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling


System of arrangement

Arranged according to NLW MSS reference numbers: NLW MSS 4925-4931, 8286-8293, 10070, 17716-17740.

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Conditions governing access

Conditions governing reproduction

Usual copyright laws apply.

Language of material

Script of material

Language and script notes

English, unless otherwise specified.

Physical characteristics and technical requirements

Finding aids

The descriptions for NLW MSS 4925-4931 and 8286-8293 are also available in the Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume II (Aberystwyth, 1951) and Volume III (Aberystwyth, 1961).

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Existence and location of copies

Related units of description

See also Minor Deposit 293 for his journal of a tour in north Wales for September 1828.

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Title based on contents.

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Description identifier

Institution identifier

Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

Rules and/or conventions used

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


Level of detail

Dates of creation revision deletion

September 2005 and revised 2021.


  • English



Archivist's note

This description was compiled by Siân Medi Davies for the retrospective conversion project of NLW MSS. NLW MSS 10070 and 17716-17740 were incorporated to the Fonds in 2021.

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  • Text: John Orlando Parry Manuscripts.