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Davies, John, manuscripts

Reference code(s): GB 0210 MSJDAVIES

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: John Davies Manuscripts

Short Title: Davies, John, manuscripts

Creation date(s): [1800]x[1912]

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 12 vols

Name of creator(s):

CONTEXT

Administrative/Biographical history: John Davies (1860-1939), bibliographer and genealogist, was born in Llandysul, Cardiganshire. He was largely self-taught and worked for a number of years at the National Library of Wales, where many of his manuscripts are now stored.

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract: A collection comprising medical recipes, hymns, and transcripts of hymns, poems and genealogy, together with sermons and miscellaneous notes. Also included are papers relating to James Owen, Presbyterian minister, and account books belonging to John Thomas of Penddol, Llanllwni and to David Davies ('Dafydd y Gof') of Pencarreg, Carmarthenshire.

ACCESS AND USE

Language/scripts of material: English, Welsh

System of arrangement: Arranged according to NLW MSS reference numbers: NLW MSS 702-713.

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:

Immediate source of acquisition: Ex libris John Davies, Lampeter, later of Aberystwyth, 1939.

ALLIED MATERIALS

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: June 2005


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
Davies, John, | 1860-1939 | Archives

Personal names
Davies , John , 1860-1939

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