- [1600x1924] / (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
Name of creator
Thomas Edwards (Pencerdd Caer, ?1869-1925) of Hough Green, Chester, and afterwards of Prestatyn, antiquary and musician, was the author of the Historical guide to Prestatyn ... (1905), The Chester Cambrian Societies (1906) and Rhuddlan. A Short History and Guide (1914) as well as numerous pieces of music.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Thomas Edwards; Chester; Bequest; 1926
Content and structure area
Scope and content
This collection is divided into two sections: that of the Thomas Edwards ('Pencerdd Caer') collection (NLW MSS 8924-9014) and that of the John Owen ('Owain Alaw') and Hugh Jones ('Erfyl') collections (NLW MSS 9015-9037). Thomas Edwards' collection is largely in his own hand and is mainly comprised of material relating to Flintshire, Denbighshire and Chester, including essays and articles, pedigrees, transcripts of records, and abstracts of deeds and documents; also included are letters, a collection of postcards, music by Thomas Edwards, Edwards family records, accounts, and miscellanea. The John Owen ('Owain Alaw') collection comprises correspondence, music by 'Owain Alaw', poetry, an essay and biographical notes on 'Owain Alaw', papers of William John Roberts ('Gwilym Cowlyd'), and a copy of The Poetical Works of Richard Llwyd, The Bard of Snowdon ... (London, ) and letters to Richard Llwyd. The Hugh Jones ('Erfyl') collection comprises correspondence, diaries, an incomplete autobiography, poetry by 'Erfyl', an essay, an elegy to 'Erfyl', and accounts and miscellanea.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
System of arrangement
Arranged according to NLW MSS reference numbers: NLW MSS 8924-9037.
Conditions of access and use area
Conditions governing access
Readers consulting modern papers in the National Library of Wales are required to abide by the conditions noted on the 'Modern papers - data protection' form issued with their readers' tickets.
Conditions governing reproduction
Usual copyright laws apply.
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Script of material
Language and script notes
English, Latin, Welsh.
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
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Existence and location of originals
Existence and location of copies
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Rules and/or conventions used
This description follows NLW guidelines based on ISAD(G) Second Edition; AACR2; and LCSH.
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Dates of creation revision deletion
The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume III (Aberystwyth, 1961); Y Bywgraffiadur Cymreig hyd 1940 (London, 1953); Y Bywgraffiadur Cymreig on-line; Archives Network Wales on-line.
Description compiled by Bethan Ifans for the retrospective conversion project of NLW MSS.