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Darbyshire-Robert, manuscripts

Reference code(s): GB 0210 MSDARBYSH

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: Darbyshire-Robert MSS

Short Title: Darbyshire-Robert, manuscripts

Creation date(s): 1716-1913

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 11 volumes.

Name of creator(s):

CONTEXT

Administrative/Biographical history: The Reverend Canon William Prys James Darbyshire-Robert (1912-1980) was vicar of Colwyn, Denbighshire and a descendant of Robert John Pryse ('Gweirydd ap Rhys') (1807-1889).

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract: Manuscripts, papers and some printed material, 1716-1913, from the library of the Reverend Canon William Prys James Darbyshire-Robert comprising eighteenth, nineteenth and twentieth century material which includes interludes and poetry by Thomas Williams, Llandygai; a printed Welsh translation, 1716, by Edward Samuel of Hugo Grotius's De veritate religionis christianae (1669); records kept by Owen Thomas, Henllan and a nineteenth century transcript of one of his notebooks; eighteenth and nineteenth century sermons; a volume of autograph poetry by Catherine Jane Prichard ('Buddug'); two volumes, 1913, of fishing tales entitled 'Right Off The Reel!' by Colonel Massey Spencer; together with transcripts of an almanac and herbal, and of poetry, etc.

ACCESS AND USE

Language/scripts of material: Welsh, English

System of arrangement: Arranged according to NLW MSS reference numbers: NLW MSS 21941-21951.

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 from Mrs Swsan Heywood and Mr Gweirydd Darbyshire-Robert, of Telford and Welshpool respectively, in 1983.

ALLIED MATERIALS

Related material: Family papers, mainly papers of the Reverend William Roberts (1830-1886), Abergele, grandfather of the Reverend Canon Darbyshire-Robert, acquired with the manuscripts are described in the NLW typescript volume Minor Lists and Summaries 1983.

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Note: Title based on contents.

Archivist's note: Description compiled by Siân Medi Davies 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) and Archives Wales on-line site, viewed 3 August 2009.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: February 2004 and August 2009.


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
Darbyshire-Robert, William Prys James | 1912-1980 | Archives

Personal names
Darbyshire-Robert , William Prys James , 1912-1980

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