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Extent and medium
i, 153 ff. (old pagination 1-312 with errors, old foliation 1-152 with errors) ; 105 x 195 mm. and less.
Full calf with blind tooling and brass clasp, 'R. Richards 1804' stamped on back cover, spine repeatedly repaired with paper.
Name of creator
Printed labels of Reverend Richard Richards, Meifod, inside front cover, his calligraphic signature, dated 1804, on f. 1. Signature of Lewis Richards, 1819, on f. 85.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Content and structure area
Scope and content
Tune book, early nineteenth century, containing hymn-tunes, psalm-tunes and anthems by various composers, including Hugh Jones, Maesglasau (ff. 6 verso-7, 20 verso-1, 39 verso-40 ), David Harries, [Carno] (passim) and John Williams, Dolgellau (passim), apparently first compiled 1804 by the Reverend Richard Richards (1780-1860), Meifod, but partly in the hand of his brother, Lewis Richards (1799-1860, his signature, 1819, on f. 85) and with annotations in the hand of his sister, Mair Richards, Darowen. Accompanying words, where present, are in Welsh.
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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.
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Title based on contents.
Preferred citation: Cwrtmawr Music MS 33 [RESTRICTED ACCESS].