File Peniarth MS 427 [RESTRICTED ACCESS]. - Lhuyd correspondence,

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Lhuyd correspondence,


  • 1660-[19 cent.] / (Creation)

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174 ff. (foliated vi ff. + 166 ff. + 2 blank ff.) ; 179 x 150 to 330 x 207 mm. Rebound at NLW.

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Autograph letters and copies of letters from Edward Lhuyd to the Reverend John Lloyd, Ruthin, David Lloyd, Blaenyddol, Richard Mostyn, Penbedw, and others, 1685-1708; a list of plants observed on Aran Benllyn and Snowdon, 1682; a short Irish-Latin-Welsh vocabulary, and a copy of Lhuyd's 'parochial queries'; miscellaneous letters, including autographs of Susannah Puleston, 1678, John Myddelton, 1713, Will: Gruffith of Llyne, 1660 (with Welsh sermon notes), B. Bulkeley, H. Egerton, M. Price, Margarett Coytmore, Thomas Pennant, John Anstis, etc.; the opinion of Sir Thomas Powys on the will of Owen Jones of Braichybib, 1687; and papers relating to the fishery of Dysynni, with an opinion by Sir William Williams, 'Speaker Williams'.

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Access to the original manuscript by authorised permission only. Readers are directed to use surrogate copies.

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Usual copyright laws apply.

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English, Welsh, Latin.

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The description is also available in Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Part I (Aberystwyth, 1940-3), 14.

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Available on microfilm at the Library.

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Formerly Ancient Peniarth MS 1.


Preferred citation: Peniarth MS 427 [RESTRICTED ACCESS].

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Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

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