Wales, North -- Description and travel



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A journal of a tour,

'Notes of a tour among the scenery of North Wales in the summer of the year 1849. By Edwin Lees, F.L.S., in company with two ladies', illustrated with prints and original sketches.

Edwin Lees.

A journal of a tour,

  • NLW MS 9854C.
  • File
  • 1793.

A journal of a tour through the counties of Denbigh, Merioneth, Cardigan, and Caernarvon, and the island of Anglesea in 1793. The author lived in Bridgnorth, Salop.

A list of Welsh drawings

  • NLW MS 24017D.
  • File
  • 1795

A list, [September] 1795, by the artist John Malchair of Oxford, of drawings made by him on a tour of north Wales, 22 July-21 August 1785, written on returning to Oxford.
The drawings are described in chronological order, with some additional details and comments on the surroundings, people and weather. The itinerary includes Stinchcombe, Gloucestershire (f. 1), Dinas Mawddwy (f. 2 recto-verso), Barmouth (f. 3) and Harlech (f. 3 recto-verso), Merionethshire, and Beddgelert, Caernarvonshire (f. 3 verso). For a transcript of the list see Colin Harrison, John Malchair of Oxford: Artist and Musician (Oxford, 1998), pp. 150-152.

Malchair, John, 1730-1812.

A tour of North Wales,

  • NLW MS 10566D.
  • File
  • c. 1850.

An account of a tour of North Wales, about 1850, with steel engravings, lithographs, and press cuttings bound up in a quarto album. The manuscript account runs from Chester via Gresford, Wrexham, Ruabon, Llangollen, Chirk, Oswestry, Welshpool, Llanidloes, Llangurig, Devil's Bridge, Aberystwyth, Machynlleth, Dolgelley, Barmouth, Harlech, Tremadoc, Beddgelert, Capel Curig, Llanberis, Caernarvon, Beaumaris, Conway, St. Asaph, Caerwys, Holywell, Flint, and Northop to Hawarden. The tourists included a Mr. and Mrs. Stamp.

A tour of the Lake District and of North Wales,

  • NLW MS 12523C.
  • File
  • 1870.

A diary of a tour of the Lake District and of North Wales undertaken in August 1870. The identity of the travellers has not been ascertained, but it would appear that they resided in the vicinity of Wolverhampton. The North Wales journey commenced at Llandudno and led the party via Llanwrst [sic], Bettws y Coed, Capel Curig, Llanberis, Beth Gelert, the Aberglaslyn pass, Tan y Bwlch, Festiniog, Port Madoc, Barmouth and Dolgelly to Bala, whence they returned to Wolverhampton. Amongst the activities more specifically described are ascents of Snowdon and Caeder [Cader] Idris, and a visit to the gold mining works in the vicinity of Dolgelly. The volume is illustrated with engraved views and photographs.

A tour through North Wales

  • NLW MS 23939B.
  • File
  • [?1824], [?1852]

A volume, [?1824], containing a fair copy of a journal of a tour of North Wales, 1 July-11 August 1824, by John George Lockett, describing the scenery and other points of interest, the weather, people, and the state of the inns and roads.
Lockett travelled by carriage in the company of his wife [Eleanor] and son [John George] Edmund Lockett. Departing from London on 1 July, they travelled via Warwick, Birmingham, Shrewsbury and Oswestry, reaching Wales on 11 July (ff. 2-8). In Wales the itinerary included Chirk, Llangollen, Wrexham, Denbigh, Ruthin, Llanrwst, Conwy, Bangor, Holyhead, Beaumaris, Capel Curig, Beddgelert, Caernarfon, Tremadog, Ffestiniog, Bala, Dolgellau, Barmouth, Machynlleth, Llanbrynmair, Newtown and Leominster (ff. 8-42 verso). The volume contains descriptions of the castles at Warwick (ff. 3 verso-5), Conwy (ff. 18-19), Beaumaris (f. 23 recto-verso) and Caernarfon (ff. 27 verso-28); the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct (ff. 9 recto-verso, 11); the partially constructed suspension bridges at Conwy (f. 19) and on the Menai Straits (f. 21 recto-verso); and the [Cob] embankment at Traeth Mawr (ff. 29-30 verso). Also included is a partial transcript, [?1852], in a different hand, of an account of a serious illness suffered by J[ohn] T[owne] Danson in July 1852 (ff. 73 verso-79 verso (versos only), 80, 81, inverted text); Danson had married Ann Eleanor, daughter of J. G. Edmund Lockett, in April 1852.

Lockett, John George, d. 1825.

Account of North Wales,

  • NLW MSS 22162-5D.
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  • 1971-1978 /

Original typescript, 1971-1978, with manuscript additions, of 'The English Curiosity Man in North Wales', an historical and topographical account of North Wales by Peter Alford, illustrated with photographs, based on the author's field trips in the area, 1966-1975. Fifteen articles based on the work were published in Country Quest, May 1976-November 1978.

Alford, C. Peter, Bristol.

Cycling tours of England and Wales

  • NLW MS 24113E.
  • File
  • 1916-1918

Journal of an unidentified writer from Edmonton, North London, recording several cycling tours in south-east England and north Wales, 1916-1918 (ff. 1-27), in particular a tour, entitled 'A Sentimental Journey... to Wales... 1918. The Diary of the Pilgrim of Love', 6-20 July 1918 (ff. 10-27), in which he retraced the route of a tour the previous year (see also ff. 3 verso-4 verso), in the unrealised hope of seeing again his first love Hilda. The journals were written retrospectively based on contemporaneous notes.
Commencing from London and travelling via Shrewsbury (ff. 12 verso-13), the Welsh itinerary included Pentrefoelas, Denbighshire (f. 14 recto-verso), Harlech (ff. 15 verso-19), Betws-y-Coed (f. 21 recto-verso), Conwy (f. 22), Caernarfon (ff. 22 verso-23), Betws-y-Coed again (f. 24 recto-verso), Rhyl (f. 25 recto-verso) and Chester (ff. 25 verso-26). Also included in the volume are accounts of earlier excursions, including tours of East Anglia, 1917 (f. 2 recto-verso, beginning lacking), and Hampshire, Sussex and Surrey, Easter 1918 (ff. 6-7), and journeys to Reading, Berkshire, [11]-[12] May 1918 (ff. 7 verso-8 verso), and Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, [18-20 May] 1918 (f. 9 recto-verso). A few sketches and fragments of prose are to be found at the end of the volume (ff. 108 verso (inverted text), 109 verso). The volume also contains transcripts of poetry, some by the author (ff. 4 verso-5, 10, 13, 17-18, 109 verso). The text is supplemented by fifty-two of the author's own photographs (ff. 3, 7-27 passim), cuttings of twenty-four Frank Patterson illustrations for the magazine Cycling (ff. 1 verso-7 passim, 10 verso-11 verso, 20-25 verso passim) and other cuttings. The writer was born in 1898 (f. 7 verso) and was of conscription age but had received temporary exemption from enlistment (see f. 3).

Patterson, Frank, 1871-1952

Cyfarchiad ... oddiwrth Gymdeithas Llundain ... (copi, gydag ychwanegiadau)

A copy of Cyfarchiad Gostyngedig at Grist'nogion Cymru o bob Enw oddiwrth Gymdeithas Llundain; Yr hon a sefydlwyd yn Mawrth 1, 1810 i'r dyben i ddwyn yn mlaen Grist'nogaeth yn mysg yr Iddewon ... (London [1811]), including particulars of Joseph Samuel C[hristian] F[rederick] Frey's [1773-1850] preaching engagements on his tour through North Wales, 7 July - 4 August 1811. There are manuscript additions in the form of 'englynion' and other verses.


Diaries and journals of tours in North and South Wales kept by Walter Davies at various times from 1797 to 1822, and containing references to agriculture and other industries.

Gilbert Turner letters to John Cowper Powys and Phyllis Playter

Some three hundred and fifty letters, 1945-1969, from Gilbert Turner to John Cowper Powys and Phyllis Playter, which include references to the novelist Elena Puw Morgan, Welsh language and literature, visits to North Wales, the writer's procurement of library books for the recipients and the preparation of typescript copies of Powys's Dostoievsky (1947) and Rabelais (1948). Turner continued corresponding with Phyllis Playter after John Cowper Powys's death in 1963.

Turner, Gilbert

Glynne of Hawarden estate records

  • GB 0210 GLYNNE
  • Fonds
  • 1304-1899

Estate records, including deeds and documents, 1304-1887, relating to the estates of the Glynnes in Flintshire and elsewhere. The first three centuries covered by the deeds relate largely to the Ravenscroft family, their property, and their legal transactions. A large body of the documents relate to the period when Sir John Glynne, 6th bart., was the occupier of the estate. Other estate records include accounts, rentals, estate, household, and personal accounts, inventories, election expenses, colliery accounts, lists of charities distributed, estate maps, plans, surveys, bills, vouchers, etc., 1690-1872, including rentals of the lordship of Hawarden, 1686-1886. -- Amongst the personal papers are the diaries and account books of Sir John Glynne, 1753-1757, the diaries of the Rev. Stephen Glynne, 1798-1824, Mary Glynne, afterwards Lady Lyttelton, 1824-1831, Stephen Richard Glynne, 1825-1874, and W. H. Gladstone whilst at Eton College, 1856-1857; travel journals through North Wales, 1824, South Wales, 1824, Scotland, 1839, Germany, Italy, France, Spain, Switzerland, Belguim, Greece and Austria, 1834-1866, Turkey, 1848, Egypt, 1850, and Palestine, 1850. -- The archive also includes election papers such as lists of voters, canvass returns, accounts, relating to Flintshire elections, 1727-1837, letters written by and to members of the Glynne family and to Gladstone; notes on history, genealogy and ecclesiology; ships' log-books, 1727-1730 and 1734-1739. -- A separate group of legal papers which belonged to a lawyer named Dovey, relate mainly to bankrupts, and their immediate relevance to the Glynne family is not very obvious.

Glynne family, of Hawarden

Journal of a tour

  • NLW MS 24034B.
  • File
  • 1848

Journal of a tour of North Wales and the North of England, 11 July-8 August 1848, by the sisters E[lizabeth] and Jane Weston of Brixworth, Northamptonshire, and their nephew R[obert] Henry Hewitt of Dodford, Northamptonshire (ff. 1-22 verso). The volume is mostly in the hand of Elizabeth, except for a single entry by Henry (ff. 16 verso-17 verso) and possibly Jane (ff. 4 verso-5).
The Welsh itinerary included Conwy (ff. 1-2), Caernarfon (ff. 4-8), [Llan] Ffestiniog (ff. 9-12 verso), Llanberis (ff. 13-14 verso) and Caernarfon (ff. 14 verso-15). The group's excursions included visits to Anglesey (f. 2 verso), Llanddwyn Island (ff. 5-6), a Nantlle slate quarry (ff. 6 verso-7 verso), and Blaenau Ffestiniog (ff. 11-12) as well as to the various castles (ff. 1 verso-2, 2 verso, 5, 14 verso), waterfalls (ff. 9-10, 12) and other sights. In Llanberis they visited the grave of the Rev. Henry Wellington Starr of Northampton, who died on Snowdon in 1846 (f. 14). They subsequently went by ship to Liverpool (ff. 15-16 verso), and by train to Scarborough (ff. 16 verso-21), finally returning, via York (ff. 21-22), home to Northamptonshire. Items loose within the volume have been tipped in; these comprise a transcript, by Elizabeth Weston, of the inscription on the gravestone of the Rev. Starr (f. 24), a printed obituary relating to Daventry, 1863 (f. 25), and a printed hymn, 1864 (f. 26).

Weston, Elizabeth, 1794 or 5-1878.

Journal of a tour in North Wales

Journal of Rev. Henry Richard concerning a tour in North Wales, October [1847] (watermark 1842).
The volume comprises a diary kept during a week of sightseeing and preaching, travelling from Bala, Merioneth, to Llandudno, Caernarvonshire (ff. 4-9 verso), and including a copy of an englyn by an unknown author (possibly Richard himself) (f. 8), together with notes for sermons on Biblical texts which were probably delivered during the tour (ff. 10-26 verso, inverted text).

Henry Richard.

Journal of a tour in North Wales, etc.,

  • NLW MS 12651B.
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  • 1799 /

A journal [in the hand of Sir Robert Ker Porter, painter and traveller], of a tour of parts of North Wales, Cheshire, and Derbyshire, undertaken by the writer and his companion, Thomas Underwood, July - August 1799. The travellers, commencing their journey at Shrewsbury, visited or passed through Welsh Pool, Cans Office, Mallwyd, Dinas Mowddy, Dolgelly, Barmouth, Harlech, Manturogg, Bethkelert (with an ascent of Snowdon), Cearnarfon, Llanberris, Capel kerrig, Aber, Conway, Llanrwst, Denbigh, Northorpe, Haywarden, Chester, Northwich, Macclesfield, Buxton, Tiddswell, Castleton, Matlock, and Derby, whence the writer returned to London. En route, between Castleton and Derby, the travellers visited Chatsworth, Haddon Hall, and Kiddstone House. At the end of the account of the tour is a character sketch of the Welsh people, and, at the reverse end of the volume, observations on the various inns at which the travellers stayed. The volume contains some four pencil sketches of unnamed persons.

Porter, Robert Ker, Sir, 1777-1842.

Journal of a tour of England and Wales

Journal of a tour of North East Wales and the North of England, 24 July-13 August 1800, by the Rev. Thomas Prior, travelling with his friend Ja[me]s Bessonnet.
The volume describes the voyage from Dublin and along the North Wales coast and the disembarkation by boat in the vicinity of Llandudno (ff. 1 verso-6), followed by visits to Abergele (ff. 6 recto-verso), St Asaph (ff. 8-9, 11), Holywell (ff. 13-15), Chester (ff. 17-23), Liverpool (ff. 25 verso-31), Manchester (ff. 33 verso-51), Buxton (ff. 51 verso-59 verso), Leeds (ff. 69-71), York (ff. 71 verso-75 verso) and Harrogate (inside back cover). The leaves of blotting paper are used mostly for notes and for an account of expenditure for [26 July]-31 August (ff. 9 verso-10 verso, 12 recto-verso); this account, together with the reference to Westmoreland and Cumberland on f. 1, demonstrates that the journal is incomplete.

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