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The collection belonged in 1804 to Lewis Roberts ('Eos Twrog'), and was presented on 3 July 1882 by John Roberts ('Welsh Harper') ['Telynor Cymru'], Dolgelley, to N[icholas] Bennett, Glanyrafon, Trefeglwys. The printed sections of the volume likewise belonged to Nicholas Bennett.
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A composite volume containing John Parry ('Y Telynor Dall'): Antient British Music ... (London, 1742), A Collection of Welsh, English & Scotch Airs ... (London ), and British Harmony ... (London, 1781), and a manuscript of John Parry containing arias, minuets, overtures, concertos, Welsh airs, etc., partly with variations by John Parry himself and by Evan Williams [bookseller, London]. Copious manuscript annotations have been added by Nicholas Bennett. Also bound or pasted down in the volume are a note on provenance by E[van] D. J[ones], 07; a comment by Carl Engel on Antient British Music ...; an invoice from Bernard Quaritch, London, to N. Bennett, 1888, for Antient British Music ...; a portrait of John Parry; a list by Mary Davies, 1911, of 'Names of tunes written in a copy of Ancient British Music ... 1742 belonging to R. Morris now in British Museum in Addit. MSS. 14939'; critical observations by D. Emlyn Evans on individual songs in Antient British Music ...; and holograph letters from D. Emlyn Evans, Cemmes, Mont., to Mr. Lewis [L. W. Lewis, 'Llew Llwyfo'], 07, from Lady Llanover, Llanover, Abergavenny, to the Rev. J. Harmer, 1888, and from Joseph Joseph, F.S.A., Brecon, to [ ], 1888. The spine is lettered 'Vol. I. Antient British Music. J. Parry Rhuabon Blind. 1742'.
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The description is also available in the Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume IV (Aberystwyth, 1971).
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Formerly known as Evan D. Jones 5.
Preferred citation: NLW MS 12393D.
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- Parry, John, ca. 1710-1782 -- Portraits (Subject)
- Parry, John, ca. 1710-1782 (Subject)
- Williams, Evan, 1749-1835 (Subject)
- Bennett, Nicholas, 1823-1899 (Subject)
- Engel, Carl, 1818-1882. (Subject)
- Quaritch, Bernard, 1819-1899. (Subject)
- Davies, Mary, 1855-1930 (Subject)
- Evans, D. Emlyn (David Emlyn), 1843-1913 (Subject)
- Llew Llwyfo, 1831-1901 (Subject)
- Llanover, Augusta Hall, 1802-1896 (Subject)
- Harmer, J., Rev. (Subject)
- Joseph, Joseph, 1825?-1890 (Subject)