File NLW MSS 12205A, 12206-12207B. - Pregethau,

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NLW MSS 12205A, 12206-12207B.




  • 1641-1707 / (Creation)

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A collection of some forty-five unbound home-made notebooks and fragments of such notebooks containing sermons and expository notes largely in the hand of John Piers (Pierce), vicar choral of Caerwys in the diocese of St. Asaph, sinecure rector of Caerwys, and rector of Llandderfel. Two of the sermons, in English, were preached at Caerwys respectively on New Year's Day, 1641/2, and the first Sunday after Trinity, 1643, and another, in Welsh, at Llandderfel on 14 February, 1663/4. The collection also contains, in other hands, a transcript of, or selections from, the Catechism and Confession of Faith by Rob[ert] Barclay, 'a Quaker of Scotland', which was first published in 1673; a notebook of sermons by 'Mr. Turner', [16]93; and a transcript of a carol by Hugh Moris, 1707, entitled 'Ymddiddan rhwng y gwir Brotestant ar Eglwys'.

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  • Welsh
  • English
  • Latin

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Welsh, English, Latin.

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The description is also available in the Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume IV (Aberystwyth, 1971).

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Preferred citation: NLW MSS 12205A, 12206-12207B.

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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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December 2009.


  • English



Archivist's note

Description compiled by Bethan Ifans for the retrospective conversion project of NLW MSS. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume IV (Aberystwyth, 1971);

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  • Text: NLW MSS 12205A, 12206-12207B.