File [The Welsh Book of Remembrance] - The Welsh Book of Remembrance

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[The Welsh Book of Remembrance]


The Welsh Book of Remembrance


  • 1928. (Creation)

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1 manuscript volume, 1075 pages: parchment; 465mm x 320mm x 138mm.

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Welsh Centre for International Affairs (WCIA); Temple of Peace, King Edward VII Avenue, Cathays Park, Cardiff, CF10 3AP.

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This volume is bound in morrocan leather and has gold lettering and lines on the boards and spine. The volume is made up of parchment pages sewn on 5 raised cords. The first page contains the Welsh text "ER CÔF" and the signature, "Edward P", of Edward, Prince of Wales (later Edward VIII), and is dated "12 June 1928". The preface contains the following information in gold lettering: "HEREIN ARE RECORDED THE NAMES OF THE MEN AND WOMEN OF WELSH BIRTH AND PARENTAGE AND OF ALL THE MEN BELONGING TO THE REGIMENT OF WALES WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE WAR OF 1914-1918 A:D: THEY ARE COMMEMORATED BY THEIR FELLOW COUNTRY MEN IN THE MEMORIAL ERECTED NEAR BY." The following is noted at the end of the volume: "The work of Graily Hewitt, B.A., LL.B., of Lincoln's Inn, and his assistants Helen Hinkley, Ida D. Henstock, Florence Capey, and Helen Luker. Finished Mar. 1928. Treyford, Midhurst."

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Computer file (Images); Hawlfraint: Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru, 2014 = Copyright: The National Library of Wales, 2014. All requests for permission to reproduce any image must be submitted in writing to The Librarian, The National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth, Wales, SY23 3BU, UK.

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Welsh Centre for International Affairs (WCIA)

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Digital version available (November 2023)

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Title based on contents. This volume was digitised by the National Library of Wales in collaboration with the Welsh Centre for International Affairs (WCIA) to mark the centenary of the First World War.

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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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  • English



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