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Lewis, Llanrhystud, manuscripts

Reference code(s): GB 0210 MSLEWLLAN

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: Lewis, Llanrhystyd Manuscripts

Short Title: Lewis, Llanrhystud, manuscripts

Creation date(s): [1718x1912]

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 101 volumes

Name of creator(s): John Lewis; David Lewis.

CONTEXT

Administrative/Biographical history: Composers John Lewis ('Eos Glyn Wyre') and his brother David Lewis were born in Llanrhystud; their father, Lewis Lewis, though a tailor by trade, was himself a keen musician. John Lewis composed hymn tunes and part-songs, one of which, 'Adgyfodiad' was published in the collection of William Harries, Heolyfelin, in 1896. He was better-known, however, as a poet and his works won prizes at several eisteddfodau. David Lewis began to compose at the age of 15, as well as conducting singing classes. He composed a large number of hymn-tunes, some of which were collected and edited by J. T. Rees, and much of his work was published in Y Cerddor Cymreig, Greal y Corau, Y Gerddorfa, and Cronicl y Cerddor.

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract: Papers, [1718x1912], of John and David Lewis, comprising notebooks of John Lewis, 1850-1892, containing hymns and poems; printed items, 1839-1908; correspondence of David Lewis, 1851-1908, and miscellaneous letters, 1850-1867; music manuscripts of David Lewis, 1854-1908, including hymn-tunes, songs and anthems; volumes belonging to David Lewis containing hymns by him and others, 1839-1858; papers of the Lewis family, 1718-1898, most of which are music-related.

ACCESS AND USE

Language/scripts of material: English, Welsh

System of arrangement: Arranged according to NLW MSS reference numbers: NLW MSS 8177-8277.

Conditions governing access:

Conditions governing reproduction:

Finding aids: The descriptions are also available in the Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume III (Aberystwyth, 1961).

Detailed catalogue

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records deposited at the National Library of Wales have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are not expected.

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by Messrs R. Lewis & Co., Felinganol, Llanrhystud and the Reverend D. Wyre Lewis, Rhos, sons of John Lewis, in 1929.

ALLIED MATERIALS

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Note: Title based on contents. Formerly known as Lewis, Llanrhystyd 1-101.

Archivist's note: Description compiled by Bethan Ifans for the retrospective conversion project of NLW MSS, and revised by Bethan Ifans. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume III (Aberystwyth, 1961); $b September 2005 and February 2010.

Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2 and LCSH.

Date(s) of descriptions: September 2005 and February 2010.


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
Composers | Wales | Llanrhystud
Lewis family, | of Llanrhystud | Archives
Lewis, David | 1828-1908 | Archives
Lewis, John | 1836-1892 | Archives

Personal names
Lewis , David , 1828-1908
Lewis , John , 1836-1892

Corporate names

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