Transcripts of Joanna Southcott material,

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 210 NLW MS 13257B.
  • Alternative Id.
      (alternative) vtls006010866
  • Dates of Creation
      [1801x1815] /
  • Name of Creator
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      144 pp. (blank from and including p. 139). Bound in half leather with marbled paper sides.
  • Location
      ARCH/MSS (GB0210)

Scope and Content

A volume of 'Unpublished Miscellaneous Pieces by Joanna Southcott transcribed from the papers of W. Sharp by Gwilym Owain [= William Owen- Pughe] . . . Vol. III', the writings, both prose and verse, dating from 1797 to 1803. The manuscript has 'MSS TRACTS' '3' in gold on the spine. The contents, a list of which is to be found at the beginning of the volume, include: pp. 1-23, 'Accusations of Satan about her [Joanna Southcott's] father'; pp. 24-35, 'On the Grief of Joanna's Father, for being burdensome to her August 2d. 1800'; pp. 36-43, St. Swithin's Day. July 15th. 1800'; pp. 43-45, 'Answer about Faith'; pp. 46-48, 'Too Much Oil puts out the Lamp'; pp. 49-58, 'A Parable, which is here explained is of a young prince named Montezuma'; pp. 59-73, 'False Christs - and why Our Saviour was loath to die'; pp. 74-80, 'Sealed Writings, 12 May, 1798'; p. 80, 'Command of the Lord given to Joanna, on the 12 of February, 1803'; pp. 81-90, 'Why David [was] a Man after God's own heart'; pp. 90-91, a dream of a flooded river, with an interpretation; pp. 92-96, 'The Explanation of May'; pp. 97-127, a communication about Richard Brothers dated 29 May 1802; pp. 128-31, 'Communication June 1st. 1802'; pp. 132-5, 'Prayer for R. Brothers, May 27, 1802'; and pp. 136-8, a communication 'on the detraction of her enemies'.


Title based on contents.

Formerly known as Mysevin 36.

Preferred citation: NLW MS 13257B.

Other Finding Aids

The description is also available in the Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume IV (Aberystwyth, 1971).

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