Scope and Content

The archive contains a miscellaneous collection of manuscripts, notebooks, notes and papers from the 18th and 19th centuries, some documents are in English, others in Welsh. The collection has three notebooks of poetry, including that of Hugh Cadwalader of Braich Bedw, Llanfachreth, dated 1766 and 1770 (Welsh). Also in the collection are sermons and notes on sermons mostly preached in Wales in the early 19th century, but also at Chester (Welsh and English). A manuscript (possibly 18th century) relates the succession of Earls of Pembroke down to the 3rd Earl (1630). The collection also contains letters, legal documents, biographical notes on Welshmen of the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries, loose papers containing historical and genealogical notes, fragments of music and sketch books. (The provenance of a few items is uncertain)