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Morris, Lewis, Sir, manuscripts

Reference code(s): GB 0210 MSSIRLM

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: Sir Lewis Morris Manuscripts

Short Title: Morris, Lewis, Sir, manuscripts

Creation date(s): 1629-1907

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 65 volumes

Name of creator(s): Sir Lewis Morris


Administrative/Biographical history: Sir Lewis Morris (1833-1907), poet and educationist, was born in Carmarthen. He trained at the Bar but his most important work was that done for higher education in Wales.


Scope and content/abstract: Papers of Sir Lewis Morris, including original manuscripts, drafts and proof-sheets; poetry; school and university notebooks; tour journal, 1863; press cuttings of reviews; rent-rolls, etc. relating to the Glamorgan estates of Edward Herbert (1583-1648); recipes; copies of legal material; a commonplace book of H. A. Hampton; farm accounts; Carmarthenshire rent accounts; a Bible and Book of Common Prayer belonging to the Morris family; sermons; correspondence.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged according to NLW MSS reference numbers: NLW MSS 6730D, 6901-6965.

Conditions governing access:

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright laws apply.

Finding aids: The descriptions are also available in the Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume II (Aberystwyth, 1951).


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records have been retained

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Purchased (with Sir John Williams Bequest money) from Messrs Sotheby & Co., August 1928 (NLW MSS 6901-6928); purchased from Mrs Morris, Cranford, May 1930 (NLW MSS 6929-6963) and August 1930 (NLW MSS 6964-6965).



Note: Title based on contents of fonds

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

Rules or conventions: Description follows NLW guidelines based on ISAD(G) 2nd ed.; AACR2; and LCSH

Date(s) of descriptions: May 2005

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