File NLW MS 23625B. - Prices of copper ore,

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NLW MS 23625B.


Prices of copper ore,


  • [c. 1800]-1947 / (Creation)

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95 ff. ; 175 x 120 mm. Full leather.

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Book-plate of John Price inside front cover.

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A volume, [c. 1800] (watermark 1798, f. 16), containing 'Tables to calculate the prices of a ton of copper ore according to the common and Cornish methods', compiled by John Price, possibly of Cadnant, Menai Bridge, between 1795 and 1797; and including examples (ff. 52 verso-62) of shipments of copper ore from the port of Amlwch, Anglesey, between 1795 and 1798, stipulating the names of vessels and their masters. Items found loose inside the volume, including two letters, 1932 and 1947, to Owain Llewelyn Owain from Sir William Llewelyn Davies, Librarian of the National Library of Wales, have been tipped in on ff. 66-99.

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See Eryl Wyn Rowlands, Mastiau a Siafftiau: Hanes Tref a Phorthladd Amlwch 1793-1913 (Amlwch, 2000), which includes a history of the copper industry in the town.

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Preferred citation: NLW MS 23625B.

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Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

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