File NLW MS 15409B. - Lord Lyttleton's Journey through Part of Wales

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NLW MS 15409B.


Lord Lyttleton's Journey through Part of Wales


  • [18 cent, last ¼] (Creation)

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16 ff. (old pagination 1-32) ; 190 x 160 mm.

Paper covers; 'Ld Lyttletons Journey thro' Part of Wales' (ink on front cover).

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Mr Kyffin Williams; Llanfairpwllgwyngyll; Donation; December 1978.

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A booklet containing transcripts, [18 cent, last ¼], of two letters, dated 6 July 1755 [sic] at Bryn Kyr [Brynkir], Caernarvonshire (ff. 1-10), and 14 July 1755 [sic] at Shrewsury (ff. 10 verso-16), from George Lyttelton, 1st Baron Lyttelton, ostensibly to his brother [Charles], describing a tour through parts of Shropshire and North Wales.
The text, with some differences, was published in The Works of George Lord Lyttelton…, pub. by George Edward Ayscough, Esq. (London: printed for J. Dodsley, in Pall-Mall, 1774, ESTC T79264), pp. 736-751; in print, however, the letters are addressed to 'Mr [Archibald] Bower' and are dated 1756.

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Usual copyright laws apply.

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  • English

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Some page edges fragile; back cover torn.

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For further copies of the letters see NLW MSS 1566B, 2123B and 2576B.

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Original title.


Preferred citation: NLW MS 15409B.

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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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November 2007 and May 2014.


  • English



Archivist's note

Description compiled by Bethan Ifan, and revised by Rhys Morgan Jones.

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  • Text: NLW MS 15409B; $q - Some page edges fragile; back cover torn.