File NLW MS 16722D. - Letters from Llangollen,

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NLW MS 16722D.


Letters from Llangollen,


  • 1863 / (Creation)

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57 ff. (partly foliated, partly paginated 1-70) ; 283 x 222 mm. Half-leather; cloth covering; marbled inside covers.

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Label inscribed 'This belongs to Edith Lowe 'Homestead' 16 Quarry Road Dudley Wood Dudley Worcestershire' inside front cover.

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Mrs Edith Lowe; Dudley; Donation; June 1971

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A volume, 1863, entitled Letters from Llangollen and based on a series of nineteen letters describing a tour in North Wales and which were published in the Sheffield Daily Telegraph in September 1863. Cuttings from the paper are interspersed with illustrative prints (mainly of churches, castles and other edifices in Wales and England), a few cuttings from other sources, and additional manuscript notes apparently by the author, John Holland.
There are references to the 'Ladies of Llangollen' (ff. 19-22), Dinas BrĂ¢n (ff. 23-25 verso) and other local features of Llangollen. Pasted onto f. 38 is an envelope, postmarked at Sheffield, 12 September 1863, and addressed to John Holland at Upper Bangor, together with a photograph presumably originally enclosed in the envelope and which probably depicts Holland's correspondent.

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Preferred citation: NLW MS 16722D.

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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.


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December 2006.


  • English



Archivist's note

Description compiled by Bethan Ifans;

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