File NLW MS 14827E. - Peniarth scrapbook

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Reference code

NLW MS 14827E.


Peniarth scrapbook


  • 1867-1882 (Creation)

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Extent and medium

i, 59 ff. ; 330 x 250 mm.

Half-leather with double gold fillets and marbled endpapers; 'PENIARTH 1867' (in gold on spine); 'Leightons, 40 Brewer St.' (label inside front cover).

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Name of creator

Biographical history

Archival history

Bookplate of Evelyn Philip Shirley inside front cover; 'Unique copy £6' (f. i verso).

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Frank Hammond; Purchase; July 1947.

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Scope and content

A scrapbook, 1867-1882, begun by Evelyn Phillip Shirley of Ettington Park, Warwickshire, following his visit in August 1867 to his friend W. W. E. Wynne of Peniarth, Merioneth.
The volume initially contained ten photographs of Peniarth and its environs (ff. 11, 19, 21, 23, 25, 29, 31, 33, 37, 40) with numerous further photographs (and photographs of prints) being added showing other local views and related houses such as Glyn (ff. i verso-47 passim). Also included are leaves from W. W. E. Wynne's Pedigree of the Family of Wynne of Peniarth… (London, 1872), with hand-painted coats of arms added (ff. 2 recto-verso, 12 recto-verso, 20 recto-verso, 22 recto-verso, 24 recto-verso, 26 recto-verso), and additional manuscript notes by Wynne (ff. 13-18); four letters to Shirley from W. W. E. Wynne, [1868]-1877 (ff. i verso, 3-10, 34-35); three letters, June-July 1880, from W. R. M. Wynne (ff. 41-44) and E[dward] Breese (ff. 45-46), following W. W. E. Wynne's death, with copies of Breese's obituary of Wynne (ff. 50-52); and papers relating to the building and consecration of the Wynne Memorial Church at Bryncrug, 1880-1882 (ff. 53-59).

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Conditions governing access

Conditions governing reproduction

Usual copyright laws apply.

Language of material

  • English

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Existence and location of copies

Related units of description

A manuscript tour of Wales formerly owned by Shirley is now NLW MS 16133C.

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Title based on contents.


Preferred citation: NLW MS 14827E.

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Description identifier

Institution identifier

Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

Rules and/or conventions used

Description follows NLW guidelines based on ISAD(G) 2nd ed.; AACR2; and LCSH


Level of detail

Dates of creation revision deletion

May 2007 and July 2014.


  • English



Archivist's note

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

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