Charles Ashton's Llyfryddiaeth Gymreig : : correspondence,

Scope and Content

Eleven letters, 1894-1898, from Charles Ashton to David Roberts, printer, of London and Manchester, mostly relating to the compilation of his proposed bibliography of nineteenth century Welsh books (ff. 1-15, 25 verso). Also included are lists, 1894-1895, of Welsh books and books relating to Wales supplied by David Roberts for the bibliography, the first instalment of which was published as Llyfryddiaeth Gymreig o 1801 i 1810 (Oswestry, 1908).

Administrative / Biographical History

Charles Ashton (1848-1899), bibliographer and library historian, was born at Llawr-y-glyn, Montgomeryshire. He served with the police force at Dinas Mawddwy, but published several books on historical and literary topics, the most important of which is Hanes Llenyddiaeth Gymreig o 1651 hyd 1850 (1893), and also competed in 'eisteddfodau'.

Arrangement

Letters and lists arranged chronologically at NLW.

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Acquisition Information

John R. Hughes; Cardiff; Donation; August 1943

Note

Charles Ashton (1848-1899), bibliographer and library historian, was born at Llawr-y-glyn, Montgomeryshire. He served with the police force at Dinas Mawddwy, but published several books on historical and literary topics, the most important of which is Hanes Llenyddiaeth Gymreig o 1651 hyd 1850 (1893), and also competed in 'eisteddfodau'.

Title based on contents.

Preferred citation: NLW MS 16275D.

Archivist's Note

October 2006.

Description compiled by Siân Bowyer;

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Usual copyright laws apply.

Related Material

Related manuscripts are NLW MSS 18268-18280E and NLW, Eisteddfod Genedlaethol compositions, 1892, 23.

Additional Information

Published

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