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Griffith, Hobley, manuscripts

Reference code(s): GB 0210 MSHOBLEY

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: Hobley Griffith Manuscripts

Short Title: Griffith, Hobley, manuscripts

Creation date(s): [1601x1933]

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 83 volumes

Name of creator(s): Gwilym Cowlyd; William Hobley; Ieuan Glan Geirionydd; and others.

CONTEXT

Administrative/Biographical history:

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract: Manuscripts and papers from the collection of Hobley Griffith, much of which are of literary or historical interest, and include poetry, transcripts and miscellanea by W. J. Roberts ('Gwilym Cowlyd'), including transcripts and translations of sermons of his uncle, Evan Evans ('Ieuan Glan Geirionydd'), together with correspondence of 'Gwilym Cowlyd' and 'Ieuan Glan Geirionydd'; eisteddfod adjudications by Ebenezer Thomas ('Eben Fardd'), Ellis Roberts ('Elis Wyn o Wyrfai') and others; volumes of (mainly Welsh) transcripted poetry, including a seventeenth century volume which once belonged to and is annotated by Lewis Morris (Llewelyn Ddu o Fôn'); seven manuscript volumes written by William Hobley in the preparation of his Hanes Methodistiaeth Arfon (1910-1924), together with correspondence of William Hobley; volumes of eighteenth and nineteenth century sermons, two of which contain notes by William Hobley; an eighteenth century tract relating to the disestablishment of the Welsh Dissenters from the Church of England; an elegy by John Roderick (Siôn Rhydderch) on the death of Ellis Wynne of Lasynys; autobiographical notes by Robert Parry ('Robin Ddu Eryri'); annotated nineteenth century Acts of Parliament relating to British railways; a commonplace book of Llanberis interest; etc.

ACCESS AND USE

Language/scripts of material: Welsh, English, Latin, Italian, German, French.

System of arrangement: Arranged according to NLW MSS reference numbers: 9151-9233.

Conditions governing access: Readers consulting modern papers in the National Library of Wales are required to abide by the conditions set out in information provided when applying for their Readers' Tickets, whereby the reader shall become responsible for compliance with the Data Protection Act 1998 in relation to any processing by them of personal data obtained from modern records held at the Library.

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright laws apply.

Finding aids: Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume III (Aberystwyth, 1961), pp. 118-130.

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Acquired from Mrs Hobley Griffith, Bontnewydd, Caernarvonshire in 1934.

ALLIED MATERIALS

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Note: Title based on contents. Formerly Hobley Griffith MSS 1-83.

Archivist's note: Description compiled by Bethan Ifan for the retrospective conversion project of NLW MSS. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume III (Aberystwyth, 1961)

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

Date(s) of descriptions: April-May 2011


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