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Robinson, manuscripts

Reference code(s): GB 0210 MSROBSN

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: Robinson Manuscripts

Short Title: Robinson, manuscripts

Creation date(s): [1750x1882]

Level of description: Fonds.

Extent: 3 volumes.

Name of creator(s): Thomas Bevan.

CONTEXT

Administrative/Biographical history: Thomas Bevan ('Caradawc' or 'Caradawc y Fenni'), antiquary, was born in Talybont, Breconshire. While living and working in London, Bevan became acquainted with a number of Welsh literatti and immersed himself in the Welsh literary scene. On his return to Wales, Bevan settled in Monmouthshire and, in 1833, was appointed secretary of the Abergavenny Cymreigyddion Society (Cymdeithas Cymreigyddion y Fenni). Despite a scant literary output, Bevan was a capable poet in his own right and also won the essay prize at the Abergavenny Cymreigyddion Eisteddfod of 1835. He resiged his secretarial position in 1839 but continued to contribute industriously to the Society and it is this unstinting labour which ensured not only the long-standing success of the Abergavenny Cymreigyddion Society but also of the eisteddfodau held under its auspices.

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract: Volumes compiled by Thomas Bevan ('Caradawc' or 'Caradawc y Fenni'), [1825x1882], which comprise an album and two scrapbooks of annotated autographs, photographs and engravings, printed matter, press cuttings, etc. The material is largely of Welsh literary and musical interest.

ACCESS AND USE

Language/scripts of material: Welsh, English.

System of arrangement: Arranged according to NLW MSS reference numbers: NLW MSS 12353-12355.

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: The volumes were handed down to Thomas Bevan's granddaughter, the late Lady Harriett Agnes Robinson, Lady Mayoress of Cardiff, 1913-1914, before being presented to NLW by Lady Harriett's son.

Immediate source of acquisition: Presented by Mr R. G. Robinson of Cardiff, CBE, JP, FRSH, Lord Mayor of Cardiff, 1947-1949, and great-grandson of Thomas Bevan, in 1964.

ALLIED MATERIALS

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Note: Title based on contents. Formerly known as Robinson 1-3.

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 Bywgraffiadur Ar-lein viewed via WWW, 17 March 2010; Oxford Dictionary of National Biography WWW site, viewed 26 March 2010.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: March 2010.


INDEX ENTRIES
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Bevan, Thomas | 1802-1882 | Archives

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Bevan , Thomas , 1802-1882

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