File Brogyntyn MS II.57i-ii [RESTRICTED ACCESS]. - Poetry and prose,

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Brogyntyn MS II.57i-ii [RESTRICTED ACCESS].


Poetry and prose,


  • [1640s]-[19 cent., first ½]. (Creation)

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Extent and medium

390 ff.

Guarded and filed as two volumes at NLW (MS II.57i consisting of ff. 1-186, and MS II.57ii consisting of ff. 187-390). Previously in cardboard folder with 'Poetry &c' on two labels.

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Scope and content

Poetry and prose compiled at Brogyntyn for an album (cf. Brogyntyn MS I.29), but left unbound. The items, in various hands, are mainly in English but with a few in Latin, Welsh and French, and consist of political, satirical and occasional verse, both published and apparently unpublished (ff. 1-212 verso), together with a few letters (ff. 214-228), miscellaneous prose and commonplace entries (ff. 229-306), and printed material including song-sheets, pamphlets and newspaper cuttings (ff. 307-390). A number of items relate to Brogyntyn or Wynnstay or are addressed to family members.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling

Item: 1.1 Loose Manuscript Documents (Brogyntyn MS II.57). Action: Condition reviewed. Action identifier: 6033446. Date: 20020917. Authorization: Selected for conservation. Authorizing institution: NLW. Action agent: J. Thomas. Status: Loose Manuscript Documents (Brogyntyn MS II.57) : Water and mould staining, some tearing to paper. Institution: WlAbNL.

Item: 1.2 Loose Manuscript Documents (Brogyntyn MS II.57). Action: Conserved. Action identifier: 6033446. Date: 20040317. Authorizing institution: NLW. Action agent: E. Pugh. Status: Loose Manuscript Documents (Brogyntyn MS II.57) : Repaired, guarded and filed into two volumes, lettered in black. Institution: WlAbNL.


System of arrangement

Arranged at NLW into the following: poetry; letters; miscellaneous prose; printed items.

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Conditions governing access

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

Conditions governing reproduction

Usual copyright laws apply.

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English, Latin, Welsh, French.

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A detailed list of the contents is available at

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Existence and location of copies

Available on microfilm at the Library.

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Further collections of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century poetry compiled by the family are NLW, Brogyntyn Estate and Family Records PQH1.

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Title based on contents.


Preferred citation: Brogyntyn MS II.57i-ii [RESTRICTED ACCESS].

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Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

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