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National Library of Wales
Jones, Edward, printed works

Reference code(s): GB 0210 MSEDJON

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: Edward Jones printed works

Short Title: Jones, Edward, printed works

Creation date(s): 1784-1883

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 3 volumes

Name of creator(s): Edward Jones; John Dovaston

CONTEXT

Administrative/Biographical history: Edward Jones ('Bardd y Brenin') was a collector, arranger and publisher of Welsh harp music, a literary and musical historian, and an antiquary and collector of manuscripts. Around 1790, he was appointed harpist to the Prince of Wales (later George IV). Jones published some twenty volumes of songs arranged for harp, harpsichord and piano and which included his own compositions; he was also the first to publish a collection of 'penillion'. His main works are considered to be the three volumes entitled Musical and Poetical Relicks of the Welsh Bards (1784), The Bardic Museum (1802) and Hen Ganiadau Cymru (1820). He was considered a talented performer in his own right. John Freeman Milward Dovaston (1782-1854) of West Felton, Shropshire was a writer and antiquary.

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract: Printed works, 1784-1802, by Edward Jones ('Bardd y Brenin'), with annotations and additions in the hand of John Freeman Milward Dovaston, West Felton, co. Salop, writer and antiquary; and a letter, 1817, from Jones to Dovaston.

ACCESS AND USE

Language/scripts of material: English, Welsh

System of arrangement: Arranged according to NLW MSS reference numbers: NLW MSS 22067-22069.

Conditions governing access:

Conditions governing reproduction:

Finding aids: The descriptions are also available, together with a detailed list of contents, in Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume VIII (Aberystwyth, 1999).

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

Accruals: No accruals expected.

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Purchased at Sotheby's of London (lot 555) on 23 November 1984.

ALLIED MATERIALS

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Note: Title based on contents.

Archivist's note: Description compiled by Bethan Ifans for the retrospective conversion project of NLW MSS, and revised by Bethan Ifans. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume VIII (Aberystwyth, 1999).

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

Date(s) of descriptions: February 2005 and July 2009.


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
Jones, Edward, 1752-1824 | Archives

Personal names
Dovaston , John Freeman Milward , 1782-1854
Jones , Edward , 1752-1824

Corporate names

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