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National Library of Wales
University College of Wales, Aberystwyth, manuscripts

Reference code(s): GB 0210 MSUCABER

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: University College of Wales, Aberystwyth, Manuscripts

Short Title: University College of Wales, Aberystwyth, manuscripts

Creation date(s): [1600] x [1903]

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 59 vols

Name of creator(s):

CONTEXT

Administrative/Biographical history: The University of Wales, Aberystwyth, was established in 1872.

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract: 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.

ACCESS AND USE

Language/scripts of material: Welsh, unless otherwise specified.

System of arrangement: Arranged according to NLW MSS reference numbers: NLW MSS 641-699.

Conditions governing access: Refer to repository

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply

Finding aids: The descriptions are also available in the Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume I (Aberystwyth, 1943).

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

Archival history: 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.

Immediate source of acquisition: Transferred from the University College of Wales, Aberystwyth, 1909.

ALLIED MATERIALS

Related material: Associated with the UCS MSS are the Crosswood (Mont.) MSS, which comprise the Gwallter Mechain, Ifor Ceri and Frances Althea Trevor MSS (NLW MSS 1641-1952); the Owen Jones of Llansantffraid MSS (NLW MSS 2641-79); the William Floyd MSS (NLW MSS 3641-4252). See also the Celynog MSS (NLW MSS 527-92) and the Lewis Morris MSS (NLW MSS 600-8).

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Archivist's note: This description was compiled by Bethan Ifans for the retrospective conversion project of NLW MSS.

Rules or conventions: This description follows NLW guidelines based on ISAD(G) Second Edition; AACR2; and LCSH.

Date(s) of descriptions: May 2005


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