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Name of creator
Llywarch Owain Reynolds (1843-1916), Celtic scholar, was the son of the author Jonathan Owain Reynolds ('Nathan Dyfed'; 1814-1891). He possessed a valuable collection of books and manuscripts, amongst which was the notable 'Llyvyr Hir Llywarch Reynolds', a seventeenth century collection of Welsh poetry in the hand of farmer poet Llywelyn Siôn, Llangewydd.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Donated by Mr Evan D. Jones, 1916.
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Scope and content
A collection which includes correspondence; transcripts of manuscripts and of poetry; biographical material relating to historical Welsh figures; copies of material relating to the manors of Machen and Abercarn; and a translation by Reynolds of Act III, Scene 2 of Shakespeare's Julius Caesar. Also included are translations from German literature by Elsa Irene Reynolds and a volume of letters to Jonathan Reynolds ('Nathan Dyfed').
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
System of arrangement
Arranged according to NLW MSS reference numbers: NLW MSS 970-997.
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Conditions governing access
Readers consulting modern papers in the National Library of Wales are required to sign the 'Modern papers - data protection' form.
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Language and script notes
Welsh, English, unless otherwise specified.
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
The descriptions are also available in the Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume I (Aberystwyth, 1943).
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Rules and/or conventions used
This description follows NLW guidelines based on ISAD(G) Second Edition; AACR2; and LCSH.
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The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume I (Aberystwyth, 1943) and The Dictionary of Welsh Biography Down to 1940 (Oxford, 1959).
This description was compiled by Bethan Ifans for the retrospective conversion project of NLW MSS.