NLW MS 17B
Llythyrau, trioedd ac officium B. Mariae
- 1788 (Creation)
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526 pp. 208 x 160 mm. Half-bound calf; pp. 449-464 have been misplaced by the binder.
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On Ellis's death they became the property of David Thomas, and subsequently passed to the Rev. P. Bayly Williams, and Owen Williams, Waunfawr. This MS, as well as the next one, MS 18B, subsequently came to Mr. Edward Breese of Portmadoc (whose bookplate is on the fly leaf), and was bought by Mr. E. G. B. Phillimore at his sale. The name of J. Ll. Williams, Coed Mawr, Nr. Conway, 21 April, 1849, occurs on p. 328.
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Written by the Rev. David Ellis (1739-1795), when curate of Amlwch, in 1788 (pp. 381, 444). There are notes by Iolo Morganwg (p. 444), Rev. P. Bayly Williams, pp. 344-6 and Owen Williams. David Thomas (Dafydd Ddu Eryri) has written his name on p. 516. This is one of several MSS written by David Ellis, viz., Pen[iarth] 154, 197, Cardiff 47, Cwrtmawr 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Llanstephan 222, and a MS at the Free Library, Swansea. 6 pages at the beginning and 6 at the end are taken from the Middlesex Journal for November, 1787.
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Previous title: Letters, triads and officium B. Mariae
Creator ref. no.: Williams MS 221; Phillimore MS E. 8.
Preferred citation: NLW MS 17B
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