File NLW MS 2049B [RESTRICTED ACCESS]. - Miscellany

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  • 1778-1786 (Creation)

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65 ff. (paginated 1-130, with various old foliations and paginations) ; mostly c. 210 x 165 mm.

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Paul Panton the elder (1727-1797), barrister and antiquarian, married in 1756 Jane Jones, heiress to the Plas Gwyn estate at Pentraeth, Anglesey. In addition to his responsibilities as squire of Plas Gwyn, Panton took a keen practical interest in the coal and lead industries of Flintshire, in which county he spent a large proportion of his time. He travelled extensively throughout Wales, England and Scotland and, like his friends Thomas Pennant and Evan Evans (Ieuan Fardd), was greatly interested in British antiquities, a passion reflected in his correspondence. An avid collector of manuscripts, Panton was to gain possession of Ieuan Fardd's papers shortly before the latter's death. The elder Panton retained communications with legal and political colleagues throughout his life.

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A letter, 178S, from Evan Evans to Paul Panton, urging him to seek financial support from Sir Roger Mostyn, Sir Watkin Williams Wynn, and others for Evans's proposal to publish some of his transcripts (pp. 3-14); Evan Evans's account of his tour, 1778, through parts of South Wales (pp. 25-59); transcripts by Evan Evans of an account by Sir John Wynn, Gwydir, of the administration of early Wales (pp. 69-75), of a list of some of the 'antiquities', i.e. muniments, at Gwydir (pp. 77-79), of letters exchanged between Sir John Wynn and Thomas Williams [i.e. Wiliems], physician (pp. 80-82), of 'Englynion i ofyn chwech o ellynnod it parchedig Mr. Rys Anwyl o Hendre'r Mur A.M. tros Sion Prys o Bennant Mowddwy' by Rhys Jones, Blaenau (pp. 95-99), and of 'Instructions to be observed by Mr. David Edwards of Rhyd Gors in the County of Carmarthen gen. deputy to ... Clarencieux ... 1684' (pp. 101-103); 'Trioedd Taliesin' (pp. 121-122); English prose translations of two poems by Iolo Goch to Owen Glyn Dwr, sent by Richard Davies, Holywell, with a letter, 1786, to Paul Panton (pp. 125-130), with a copy by Evan Evans of both letter and translations (pp. 105-120); etc.

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

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English, Welsh.

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Available on microfilm at the Library.

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Formerly Panton MS 84.


Preferred citation: NLW MS 2049B.


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Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

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  • Text: NLW MS 2049B [RESTRICTED ACCESS]; $z - Access to the original manuscript by authorised permission only. Readers are directed to use surrogate copies..
  • Microform: $h - MEICRO NLW MS 2049B.