File NLW MS 11439D. - Letters to Morgan Llwyd, &c.

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NLW MS 11439D.


Letters to Morgan Llwyd, &c.


  • [1645]-1706 (Creation)

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Holograph letters addressed mainly to Morgan Llwyd. The correspondents include Esther Jones, Dol[ ], 1655 (2) (Coll. Jones's letter to Ellis Hughes, spiritual experiences); E. Herbert to his dear sister [?the wife of Morgan Llwyd], 1658/9 (the recipient's health); Hugh Prichard, Wrexham, etc., 1651-1654 (7) (the reason why Mr. Cradocke and Mr. Powell went out of town, references to Mr. Rice Vaughan, Capt. Strange, Jo[h]n Lilburne, M[ajor] G[eneral] Lambert, and Col. Barrow, the recipient's visits to Merioneth and Carnarvon shires, feelings against M[ajor] G[eneral] H[arrison], union and peace in the church at Wrexham, etc.); Phill[ip] Rogers, Beaumaris, etc., 1653/4-1654/5 (3) (impressions of 'this darke Countrey', books sent to the recipient, the death of Mrs. Courtney, W. Erbery's publication of 'some papers'); Peter Sterry, Whitehall, 1651-1656 and undated (5) (opinions on free will, the godhead of Christ, the writings of Beaumont, etc.); Hugh Courtney, 1649 (Mr. Cradocke's congregation, the Moderate Petition, news of Inchequin's forces in Ireland, etc.); John Trevor, Symon Thelwall, Stephen Marshall, Joseph Caryll, John Glynn, and Henry Herbert to [Sir Thomas Myddelton] [not before 1645] (Mr. Ambrose Mostyn and Mr. Morgan Floyd to be sent to the recipient to help reduce that country to due obedience) ('true copy'); H. J. [from London], 1656 (Mr. Jo. Goodwin's answer); Robert Hughes, Westminster, 1658/9 (Parliamentary business, the illness of two successive speakers, Major-General Overton sent ... to Jersey) (mutilated); Va[vasor] Powell, 1657-1659 (2) (comments on the recipient's beliefs and on their personal relationships); ?Phil. Eyton, London, 1656 (the election of an arbitrator, the war with the Spaniards, the Act for Registers); Samuel Hughes, Swansea, 1656 (personal, references to Mr. Ambrasse Mosten, John Robert, Edward Cynricke, etc.); Will. Rider and Wal. Thimelton, Hollborne, etc., 1652/3-1653/4 (3) (Mr. Erbury's publications and his trial by the Committee for plundered m[inisters], references to Strange and Spencer, etc., and to books); and W. T. Chapellizzard, 1653 (landing in Ireland, a report that the recipient has given over all meetings, etc.). Also included in the volume are a despatch, 1648, giving an account of the engagement (endorsed 'fight') at Maidstone; an order, [c. 1649], by the common knaves of England for the destruction of all gallows or gibbets, and the burning of all halters, ropes, etc., in the county of Montgomery, illustrated with rough sketches of gallows prepared for Powel, Mosten, Capt. Wil'n, the knight of the shire, E[dward] V[aughan], the committees, sequestrators, and all rebels, signed 'Amicus sculpit' [sic]; queries, undated, by James Parke 'To all the professors in Wrexham that deny the light of christ to bee in every man ...'; and an epistle signed by H. Jessey, Will Crees, and Tho. Teobald, in the name of the Church at Colman Street, London, to Mr. Morgan Lloyd, Minister of the Gospel at Wrexham, 1656. Bound at the beginning of the volume is a fragment of 'A perfect account of all the Horses that I receaved the sixth of May 1651', being an imperfect list which appears to have been used as a wrapper for a bundle of Morgan Llwyd's letters and which is endorsed: 'Bundle of letters to Mr. Morgan Lloyd of which perhaps some profitable use may be made if I should have leisure to peruse ym. so as to make some sober remarks & reflections uppon them, if not burn them. May 29th 1706'.

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The description is also available in Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume IV (Aberystwyth, 1971).

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Formerly known as Plas Yolyn 10.


Preferred citation: NLW MS 11439D.

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Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

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