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Roberts, John, manuscripts

Reference code(s): GB 0210 MSJOHNROB

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: John Roberts Manuscripts

Short Title: Roberts, John, manuscripts

Creation date(s): [1600x1905]

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 22 volumes

Name of creator(s): John Roberts; and others

CONTEXT

Administrative/Biographical history: John Roberts (d. 1824) of Bangor was a solicitor and deputy-registrar, and also sub-treasurer to the Dean and Chapter of Bangor Cathedral.

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract: Manuscripts and papers, [1600x1905], of or from the collection of John Roberts, Bangor which include legal papers of John Roberts; Bangor Cathedral accounts, 1771-1809; an incomplete eighteenth century copy of a Breton mystery play; a tour journal of 1849; a Montgomeryshire tithe account book for the years 1866-1871; eighteenth century sermons; andmiscellaneous transcripts and extracts.

ACCESS AND USE

Language/scripts of material: English, Welsh, Breton, French, Latin

System of arrangement: Arranged according to NLW MSS reference numbers: NLW MSS 1243-1264.

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 I (Aberystwyth, 1943).

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

Accruals: No accruals expected

Archival history: Some of the manuscripts were acquired by Roberts during the course of his work; others, e.g. MSS 1256, 1258 and 1260, originally Maesyporth manuscripts, were probably obtained by Roberts through his marriage to Anne, daughter of Evan Lloyd, Maesyporth, Llangeinwen, Anglesey (Wynnstay MS 2, now in NLW, is also a Maesyporth manuscript). MS 1235 belonged to John Roberts's son, John (d. 1845), rector of Llangristiolus.

Immediate source of acquisition:

ALLIED MATERIALS

Related material: See also NLW MS 1235 and NLW Canon Trevor Owen papers.

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Note: Title based on contents

Archivist's note: Description compiled by Bethan Ifans for the retrospective conversion project of NLW MSS, and revised by Bethan Ifans. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume I (Aberystwyth, 1943).

Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) Second edition; AACR2; and LCSH.

Date(s) of descriptions: July 2005 and August 2009


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
Roberts, John, | 1767-1824 | Archives

Personal names
Roberts , John , 1767-1824

Corporate names

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