File NLW MSS 12629-12634A. - Sermon notes, etc. ,

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NLW MSS 12629-12634A.


Sermon notes, etc. ,


  • [1813x1875] / (Creation)

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Formerly in the possession of Edward Wynne, of Llanrhaeadr- ym-Mochnant, and later of Wern, Maerdy, near Corwen. The name 'Edwd. Wynn' occurs once in NLW MS 12629A, and 'Edward Wyne, Llanrhaid . . . Mochnant', once in NLW MS 12630A. 'Ebenezer Morris yduw gwir berchenog y Cof-lyfr hwn, fy oed yduw 26, chwef 6, 1832, E. Moris' inscribed in NLW MS 12633A on inside upper cover. 'Edward Davies, His Book, March The 5, 1813' on the inside upper cover of NLW MS 12634A. The inner covers of NLW MS 12634A bear the inscriptions 'Direction, David Thomas, Providence Court, Stock Dell Street, Liverpool', and 'The Emigrants Best Instructor Respecting the United States of America. Second adision by John Knight'.

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Mr Hugh R. Meirion-Jones; Manchester; Donation; 1939

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A collection of note-books, home-made booklets, etc., which, according to a letter from the donor, Mr. Hugh R. Meirion-Jones of Manchester, published under the heading 'Hen Lawysgrifau', Y Tyst, 1 Rhagfyr 1938, were formerly in the possession of Edward Wynne, of Llanrhaeadr- ym-Mochnant, and later of Wern, Maerdy, near Corwen, farmer and itinerant Congregational preacher. 12629-12631A Three groups of note-books, etc., containing ?holograph notes of sermons, ? delivered by the said Edward Wynne. The notes of all the sermons, except three, are in Welsh, and such as are dated belong to the period [18]42-1872. In NLW MS 12630A one set of notes is written partly on the stamped cover of a letter addressed to 'Mr. Ed. Wynn, care of Revd. E. Griffiths, High Street, Swansea . . .' Incidental entries include a list of names headed 'darlith yn Bethel, tocynau 24, y derbynwyr' (NLW MS 12629A), and a note of the amount collected, ? by Edward Wynne, towards Brecon College, at Penuel, 15 June 1845 (NLW MS 12630A). 12632A. A further group of note-books, etc., all except one containing notes, ? in the hand of the aforesaid Edward Wynne, of sermons ? he had listened to, circa 1826-1834. Amongst the many preachers referred to are Samuel Davis 'un or Arminiaid', John Elias, Mr. Michael Jone[s], llanuchlyn, Henry Rees, John Roberts, Llan bryn Mair, Mr. Samuel Roberts, brynmair, Aseriah Sadrach, Aberystwyth, and Mr. Williams, Wern. Specific occasions mentioned include 'Sasiwn y bala, Mehefin 14, 1827', 'Agor Capel y Calfiniaid, Ilanrhaiadr [-ym-Mochnant], 12 o ragfyr, 1828', and 'Agor Capel [yr Annibynwyr], Llansilin, rhagfyr 24, 1832'. Included with this group is a copy of B. F. Lloyd & Co's Penny Almanac for . . . 1848, containing the accounts of [Edward Wynne as] a distributor of Y Cronicl, Y Dysgedydd, and other publications, such as diaries and hymn-books. The places mentioned in connection with the distribution of these are in cos. Cardigan and Pembroke. 12633A. A note-book containing holograph notes of sermons preached by Ebenezer Morris [? Wesleyan preacher], in the Ruthin and Llangollen circuit and else-where. The inside, upper cover bears the inscriptions 'Ceinciau yr olewydden, sef Testynau a penau y Pregethau, y rhai a bregethais yn Nghylchdaith Rhithin a Llangollen A manau eraill' . . . 'Yr ail Llyfr'. As indicated, this is the second of two or more such volumes, and the contents consisted of the notes of sixty- two sermons numbered 61-121 (the notes of sermons 73 and 79 are not actually numbered, although counted in the sequence, and two consecutive lots of notes have been numbered 82). The volume, at present, is imperfect, the pages containing the end of the notes of sermon No. 97, the notes of sermons Nos. 98-101, and the first part of the notes of sermon No. 102, having been torn out. The sermons generally bear no date, but a few were composed for specific occasions - [No. 73] on the death of the Reverend Lewis Jones, Wesleyan minister at Llangollen, [No. 79] on the coming of the new year (1831), No. 90 on the death of Mrs. Sara Roberts, Dinbran, No. 94 for Palm Sunday, 1831, and No. 109 on the birth of Ann, daughter of Eben[eze]r [? the writer] and Ann Morris (born 5 July 1830. At the beginning of the volume is a prayer, and on the inside, lower cover, four verses of the hymn commencing 'Iesu, dyfyrwch Fenaud trist'. 12634A. A note-book containing ? holograph notes of forty-four sermons ? delivered by [the Reverend] Edward Davies [Congregational minister at Cutiau, near Barmouth, 1818-1822]. Of these sermons, only the last seven are dated, and these belong to the period December 1819 - February 1820. Sixty-five pages at the reverse end of the volume record the names of places [where sermons were delivered, presumably by the said Edward Davies], circa 1815-1826, and the texts of such sermons. Preaching engagements were undertaken in Liverpool, London, and Manchester, etc., in addition to numerous places in Mid and North Wales. Inset is a single, folded sheet, containing notes of a sermon delivered May 1825. On this sheet, written in a different hand and prior to the sermon notes, is a note recording the ordination of the Rev[eren]d E. Davies, as 'pastor over the Independent Church at Cuttiau, near Barmouth', 16 September [ ]. Amongst the ministers who took part in the ordination service was the Rev[eren]d J[ohn] Roberts of Llanbrynmair. The inner covers of the volume also bear a copy of a medical recipe headed 'Catherine Jones Barmouth Receipt for Mending Cough', etc.

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  • Welsh
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Welsh, English.

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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 12629-12634A.

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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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  • 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 12629-12634A.