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Spurrell, manuscripts

Reference code(s): GB 0210 MSSPURRELL

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: Spurrell Manuscripts

Short Title: Spurrell, manuscripts

Creation date(s): [1839x1889]

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 6 volumes

Name of creator(s): William Spurrell.

CONTEXT

Administrative/Biographical history: William Spurrell, lexicographer, grammarian, printer and publisher, was born in Carmarthen, where he served his printer's apprenticeship. On his return to the town from London in 1840, Spurrell established a printing and publishing office which soon became a prolific producer of his own Welsh-English and English-Welsh dictionaries and Welsh grammars.

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract: Manuscripts, [1839x1889], of William Spurrell largely comprising notes on Welsh orthography, grammar and vocabulary, and copies of Spurrell's own works annotated by himself.

ACCESS AND USE

Language/scripts of material: English, Welsh

System of arrangement: Arranged according to NLW MSS reference numbers: NLW MSS 11884-11889.

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 IV (Aberystwyth, 1971).

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

Accruals: No accruals expected

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Purchased in 1937.

ALLIED MATERIALS

Related material: See also NLW Spurrell Family Papers.

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Note: Title based on contents. Formerly known as Spurrell 1-6.

Archivist's note: Description compiled by Bethan Ifans for the retrospective conversion project of NLW MSS. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume IV (Aberystwyth, 1971); Y Bywgraffadur Cymreig hyd 1940 (Llundain, 1953).

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

Date(s) of descriptions: November 2009


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
English language | Dictionaries | Welsh
Spurrell, William, | 1813-1889 | Archives
Welsh language | Dictionaries | English
Welsh language | Grammar
Welsh language | Orthography and spelling

Personal names
Spurrell , William , 1813-1889

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