File NLW MS 11589D. - Letters, &c.,

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NLW MS 11589D.

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Letters, &c.,

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  • 1850-1900. (Creation)

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Seventeen holograph letters addressed to Mrs. (aft. Lady) [Mary Louisa] Ramsay. The writers include A[lfred] G[eorge Edwards], bishop of St. Asaph, 1893-1900 (Boswell Smith's letters, the recipient's leaflet, with comments on its revision and its translation into Welsh), James Geikie, Jedburgh, 1874 (the recipient's paper on the Upper Rhine Valley, the writer's visit to 'the country of Dandie Dinmont', - the head of the Rule Water), W[illiam] Basil [Tickell Jones], bishop of St. Davids, 1893 (Boswell Smith's letters, comments on the Welsh Suspensory Bill and on a meeting of Nonconformists at Amlwch), M[ary] E. Lyell [from London], 1861 (comments on Mrs. [S. M.] Hall's letter) (see NLW MS 11588D) J[ohn] Owen, St. David's College, Lampeter [aft. bishop of St. Davids], [18]95 (the recipient's letter, an attack on Anglesey clergy by the Reverend Daniel Rowlands of the Normal College, Bangor, the remark about Mr. Lloyd George's 'mendacious audacity', the recipient's comments on the Welsh clergy of sixty or seventy years ago), J[ohn] Rhys (loan Rhys), Rhosybol, Jes[us] Col[lege], Oxford, etc., 1865-1871 (thanks for offer to show the writer's papers to friends, etymology, the writer's candidature for an exhibition at Jesus College, Oxford, and his subsequent petitions to the City Companies for exhibitions, the writer's Celtic studies, comments on Scottish Lowland names, the writer's acquaintances in Oxford, the writer's choice of a profession), Lucy Tait, Lambeth Palace, on behalf of [Archibald Campbell Tait], archbishop of Canterbury, 1895 (a request by the Church Literature Committee for permission to print part of the recipient's letter to The Times), Charles Williams [Principal of Jesus College], Oxford, [18]72 (the Marquis of Bute’ s secession to the Roman Catholic faith, references to Miss De Bunsen and Miss Johnes and to the coming-of-age festivities of Mr. Herbert, grandson of Lady Llanover [aft. 1st baron Treowen], the beauties of Oban, the price of coals), W[illiam] Wynn Williams, Menaifron, Caernarvon, 1862 (the writer's visit to Cefn cave, the Madocian discovery of America, news of the family and of friends, an execution at Beaumaris, Caernarvonshire assizes) (with an enclosure entitled 'Welsh Indians' transcribed by the writer from the Cambrian Register, 1795, pp. 377-80); together with verses entitled 'Glynirvon, a lifelong memory' and signed 'Feb. 8th 1850. Montgomery'.

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English, Welsh.

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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 Ramsay 39.

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Preferred citation: NLW MS 11589D.

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vtls004917897

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Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

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