GB 0210 MSMATTHE
- [1816 x 1870] (Creation)
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Presented by Miss S. E. Matthews, M.B.E., in May 1930
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Scope and content
Manuscripts and papers of John Matthews, senior, and John Matthews, junior, of Aberystwyth. -- They include a group of autograph letters of Henry Richard, written in his early days to his friend, John Matthews; manuscript and printed matter relating to Aberystwyth in the early part of the 19th century; letters and papers relating to the parliamentary election of 1868, when Mr Matthews acted as the agent of Mr E. M. Richards, the successful candidate for Cardiganshire; letters, papers and pamphlets concerning the Church Rate dispute in Aberystwyth; papers relating to the beginnings of the temperance cause in the Aberystwyth district; miscellaneous letters and papers, including some written by Thomas Charles Edwards and Ieuan Gwyllt in their early days, one letter by the former is in Latin; two diaries of John Matthews for 1861 and 1863.
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System of arrangement
Arranged according to NLW MSS reference numbers: NLW MSS 8321-8329
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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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English, Welsh 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 III (Aberystwyth, 1961).
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This description follows NLW guidelines based on ISAD(G) Second Edition; AACR2; and LCSH.
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This description was compiled by Siân Medi Davies for the retrospective conversion project of NLW MSS.