File NLW MS 17527B. - Letters and other papers of John Ceiriog Hughes

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NLW MS 17527B.


Letters and other papers of John Ceiriog Hughes


  • 1860-[?1933] (Creation)

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83 ff.

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Richard Williams (1835-1906) of Celynog, Newtown, Montgomeryshire, was an antiquary and historian.

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A group of papers of John Ceiriog Hughes and his family, 1860-[?1933], including some nineteen letters, 1860-1861 and undated, from Ceiriog to his wife Annie, shortly before and after their marriage (ff. 1-28); six letters and fragments written by Ceiriog, 1886-1887 and undated, including one, 22 January 1887, to his daughter Delia Ceiriog Evans and her husband, and one, 3 March 1887, to Richard Bennett (incomplete) (ff. 29-38); four letters from Annie Ceiriog Hughes, [1860x1861], three addressed to Ceiriog and one to her mother (ff. 39-47); miscellaneous correspondence addressed to Ceiriog (ff. 48-50), including an envelope from [Richard Davies (Mynyddog)], addressed in verse (postmark 15 February 1870) (f. 48) and fragments of letters containing the autographs of William Williams (Carw Coch), Trecynon, [John Jones] (Mathetes) and Thomas Jones (f. 50); miscellaneous items in Ceiriog's hand (ff. 51-53), including a holograph copy of the words to 'Anthem Tywysog Cymru' (f. 53, together with an explanatory letter from Delia, [?1932], f. 54); correspondence, 1905, between R. Williams, Celynog, the Rev. R. Peris Williams, Wrexham, and Mrs. [Annie] Ceiriog Hughes and Mrs. Delia Evans relating to the purchase of certain Ceiriog books and manuscripts from R. Peris Williams, together with a letter to Mrs. Evans from John Ballinger, 1906, and a copy of a letter, dated 14 September 1913, from A[nnie] Ceiriog Hughes to [Charles] Tudor Hughes, [Hughes & Son, Wrexham], concerning the same manuscripts (ff. 57-70); eisteddfod programmes and other ephemera, 1883-1886 (ff. 72-76); photographs of 'Nain Penybryn' [?Phoebe Hughes], Ceiriog, and Annie's grave (ff. 77-79); and cuttings of newspaper articles relating to Ceiriog, 1907-[?1933] (ff. 80-83).

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  • English
  • Welsh

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Preferred citation: NLW MS 17527B.


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  • English



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