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The University of Wales, Aberystwyth was established in 1872.
This group of manuscripts was collected at the University College of Wales, Aberystwyth during the forty years immediately preceding the establishment of the National Library of Wales in 1909. Some of the manuscripts (e.g. NLW MS 695) were acquired by the College during the period when Thomas Charles Edwards (1837-1900), himself a collector of books and manuscripts, was Principal. The group was one of many which the owners or collectors had agreed to transfer to the National Library of Wales if and when the projected institution was established at Aberystwyth.
Transferred from the University College of Wales, Aberystwyth, 1909.
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Scope and content
A collection which includes Welsh and Irish poetry; a translation of the psalms from Latin into Welsh; Welsh sermons; papers relating to the founding and early days of the University College of Wales, Aberystwyth; material relating to Ann Griffiths and to Richard Robert Jones ('Dic Aberdaron'); original literary manuscripts; notebooks and journals; miscellaneous transcripts; etc.
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Arranged according to NLW MSS reference numbers: NLW MSS 641-699.
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Welsh, unless otherwise specified.
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The descriptions are also available in the Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume I (Aberystwyth, 1943).
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This description follows NLW guidelines based on ISAD(G) Second Edition; AACR2; and LCSH.
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This description was compiled by Bethan Ifans for the retrospective conversion project of NLW MSS.