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Howell, J. M., manuscripts

Reference code(s): GB 0210 MSJMHOW

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: J. M. Howell Manuscripts

Short Title: Howell, J. M., manuscripts

Creation date(s): [1730x1893]

Level of description: Fonds.

Extent: 19 volumes.

Name of creator(s): Roberts family of Llanbrynmair; Howell family of Bontdolgadfan; and others.


Administrative/Biographical history: The Howell family hailed from Bontdolgadfan, Llanbrynmair. David Howell (1816-1890) of Machynlleth and Aberdyfi was a cousin of the Reverend Samuel Roberts ('S.R.') and the father of Joseph Matthew Howell (1861-1954) of Plas Penhelig, Aberdyfi. Notable members of the Roberts family of Llanbrynmair include the Reverend John Roberts (1767-1834), Independent minister, who, around 1785, moved to Llanbrynmair from Mochdre, where his father, Evan Roberts (1729-1814) was a member of the Independent congregation. John Roberts began preaching at Llanbrynmair in 1790 and would eventually take over the ministry of the noted preacher Richard Tibbott on Tibbott's death in 1798. George Roberts (1769-1853), an Independent minister who emigrated to the United States in 1795, was a brother of John Roberts. The Independent ministerial legacy continued in John Roberts's sons Samuel ('S.R.') (1800-1885) and John ('J.R.') (1804-1884).


Scope and content/abstract: Papers, [1730x1893], of the Roberts family of Llanbrynmair and of the Howell family of Bontdolgadfan, Llanbrynmair and comprising mainly correspondence, together with sermons, broadsides and miscellanea. The material was preserved by David Howell, Machynlleth and Aberdyfi, cousin of the Reverend Samuel Roberts ('S.R.') and father of the donor, Joseph Matthew Howell.


Language/scripts of material: English, Welsh.

System of arrangement: Arranged according to NLW MSS reference numbers: NLW MSS 13189-13207.

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).


Accruals: No accruals expected.

Archival history: The papers came to the National Library of Wales per the Reverend Llewelyn Jones, M.A., B.Litt., Liverpool, and were bound in nineteen volumes at the expense of the donor.

Immediate source of acquisition: Donated by Joseph Matthew Howell, Plas Penhelig, Aberdyfi, son of David Howell, in 1939.


Related material: Some of the items of Welsh-American interest are noted in The National Library of Wales Journal, II, 1941-42, pp. 163-5. See also NLW J. M. Howell Papers.


Note: Title based on contents. Formerly known as J. M. Howell 1-19.

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, 10 June 2010.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: June 2010

Howell family | Bontdolgadfan | Archives
Howell family | Bontdolgadfan | Correspondence
Howell, David | solicitor | Archives
Howell, David | solicitor | Correspondence
Roberts family, | of Llanbrynmair | Archives
Roberts family, | of Llanbrynmair | Correspondence
Roberts, Evan | 1729-1814 | Correspondence
Roberts, George | 1769-1853 | Correspondence
Roberts, John, | 1767-1824 | Archives
Roberts, John, | 1767-1834 | Correspondence
Roberts, Samuel, | 1800-1885 | Archives
Roberts, Samuel, | 1800-1885 | Correspondence

Personal names
Howell , David , Solicitor
Howell family , Bontdolgadfan
Roberts , Evan , 1729-1814
Roberts , George , 1769-1853
Roberts , John , 1767-1834
Roberts , Samuel , 1800-1885
Roberts family , of Llanbrynmair

Corporate names


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