File NLW MS 16351C. - Tour in North Wales

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NLW MS 16351C.


Tour in North Wales


  • [18 cent., last ¼] (Creation)

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viii, 52 ff. (old pagination 1-95 continued to end; ff. ii-iv verso, pp. 96-102 blank) ; 275 x 195 mm.

Mottled calf over boards with double gold fillets on spine; 'Tour in North Wales' (gold on red leather label on spine).

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Armorial-bookplate of J[ames] B[rasier] La Grange (d. 1823), son-in-law of William Warrington, inside front cover; book-plate of D. R. Hughes (1874-1953) on f. i; '3269/384' in pencil inside back cover.

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Source unknown; Purchase.

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A volume containing an account of a tour in North Wales in the form of transcripts, [18 cent., last ¼], of four letters, dated 20-28 September 1776, sent from Caernarfon (pp. 1-25), Tan-y-Bwlch, Merioneth (pp. 27-49), Denbigh (pp. 50-74) and 'Rhyd Dyn' [Rhyddyn], Flintshire (pp. 75-95), commenting mainly on Welsh history and castles.
The transcripts have been heavily corrected and emended in a different hand. The author, who appears to have resided at Rhyddyn, is not named but may be the Rev. William Warrington. His correspondents are identified as a Mr Eyton (p. 1) and a Dr Jeffries (p. 49). Also included are a preface (ff. v-vii) and several versions of a passage, in the same hand as the emendations, relating an encounter with some Irishmen (f. i verso).

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  • English

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Leaves cut out after pp. 2, 4 and 34.

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Original title.


Preferred citation: NLW MS 16351C.

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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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August 2006.


  • English



Archivist's note

Description compiled by Rhys Morgan Jones.

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  • Text: NLW MS 16351C; $q - Leaves cut out after pp. 2, 4 and 34.