- 1816-1866 / (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
76 ff. ; i, 45 ff. ; 90 x 165 mm. Originally two volumes, each quarter-leather, spines repaired with paper, 19 cent., now glued together.
Name of creator
'1816 M R Darowen' in the bardic alphabet, and printed label of R. Owen, printer, bookbinder and stationer, Welshpool, both inside front cover of first part; Signature of Griffith Jones, Llanwddyn, 1850, inside front cover of second part.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Content and structure area
Scope and content
Two nineteenth-century tune books now joined together as one volume, the first bearing the dates 1816 and 1866 (inside covers) in the hand of Mair Richards of Darowen, and the second 1850 (inside front cover); the first part contains popular and traditional Welsh song and dance tunes, the second, English waltzes, marches and quicksteps with a few traditional Welsh tunes and hymn-tunes. Also included are an englyn attributed to M[air] R[ichards], but signed below in red by David Richards ('Dewi Silin'; 1783-1826), who may have been the first owner (part one, f. 1).
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
System of arrangement
Conditions of access and use area
Conditions governing access
Access to the original manuscript by authorised permission only. Readers are directed to use surrogate copies.
Conditions governing reproduction
Usual copyright laws apply.
Language of material
Script of material
Language and script notes
Musical notation, Welsh, English.
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
Allied materials area
Existence and location of originals
Existence and location of copies
Available on microfilm at the Library.
Related units of description
Title based on contents.
Preferred citation: Cwrtmawr Music MS 30 [RESTRICTED ACCESS].
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Subject access points
Place access points
Name access points
- Richards, Mary, 1787-1877 (Subject)
- Richards, David, 1783-1826 (Subject)