File NLW MS 23464A. - Recipes,

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NLW MS 23464A.




  • ca. 1865-1880 / (Creation)

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i, 24 ff., interleaved (blank from f. 11 verso) ; 160 x 100 mm. Embossed paper over boards, rebacked at NLW.

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Biographical history

Archival history

'From W. E. Davies, Grocer & Provision Merchant Pembroke Dock' stamped in gold on front cover.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Mrs Violet Davies; Aberystwyth; Donation; 1995

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Scope and content

Notebook, c. 1865-80, containing culinary recipes compiled by William Edward Davies or his wife Mary Evered Davies (née Poole); Davies was a grocer and provision merchant at Haverfordwest and Pembroke Dock until the late 1870s and thereafter baker and confectioner at Pier Street, Aberystwyth.

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Finding aids

The contents of NLW MSS 22853-23691 are indexed in greater detail in Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, vol. 9 (Aberystwyth, 2003).

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Title based on contents.


Preferred citation: NLW MS 23464A.

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Virtua system control number


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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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Dates of creation revision deletion

May 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 IX (Aberystwyth, 2003);

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