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Ref: MUS/45

EDWARDES FAMILY, CRYNFRYN AND TANFFYNNON, PENUWCH 


The collection pertains to several generations of the Edwardes family of Penuwch: Eleanor and John Edwardes of Crynfryn (d 1890-91); Daniel Edwardes of Tanffynon, who appears to have built the present house in the 1890s; his sons David (Dafydd) and John (Jack). A run of Daniel Edwardes’ diaries opens in 1869/74, entries petering out in the summer of 1923 when the writer was confined to bed (MUS/45/2). Whilst Dafydd stayed at Tanffynon, becoming prominent in local shows, Jack sojourned in Malaya (Federated Malay States). The family had Church connections and the collection includes material relating to the Rev David Edwardes of Crynfryn, sometime headmaster of Denstone College, and the Rev E. Edwardes, who appeared at Dolgellau and Aberystwyth. However, Daniel Edwards belonged to the Calvinistic Methodists, his diaries providing a comprehensive calendar of preachers and their texts.
Highlights of the collection are the late 19th century Sunday School account books (MUS/45/1/2), a large bundle of material relating to the Penuwch shows of 1920 and 1921 (MUS/45/6/1) and a notebook from a Malayan rubber estate in the 1920s that later accommodated a lengthy manuscript memoir of Welsh cobs, presumably written by Dafydd Edwardes (MUS/45/7). The collection runs up to the end of the 1960s.

MUS/45/1 Rate book and account books (1879-1916)
MUS/45/2 Diaries of Daniel Edwardes (1869-1923)
MUS/45/3 Publications connected with Rev. David Edwardes, Denstone College (1901?-1914)
MUS/45/4 Memorials and photographs (1890-1923?)
MUS/45/5 Miscellaneous (1901 to 1914-18) 
MUS/45/6 Miscellaneous (1918-1939)
MUS/45/7 Federated Malay States material (1920s)
MUS/45/8 Miscellaneous (1939-1969)
MUS/45/9 Architect’s drawings for a new house at Tanffynon (1896)


MUS/45/1 
Later 19th-early 20th century rate book and account books

MUS/45/1/1
Local Government Board Ratebook: assessment for the relief of the poor of the parish of Nantcwnlle, Cardiganshire, 24 November 1885. First entry is John Edwards of Crynfryn (owner John Bonsall Esq.).

MUS/45/1/2 
Penuwch Sunday School account books

1. Llyfr cyfrif Ysgol Sabbathol Penuwch
1879-1889
2. Llyfr Cyfrif Ysgol Sabbothol Penuwch
1890-1914
3. Notebook. Inscription: ‘Llyfr Cyfrif Ysgol Sabbothol Penuwch, D D Edwardes’
1911-1916

MUS/45/1/3
White bound account book for Capel Penuwch, 1888-1899. Inscription: ‘Adgyweirio Capel Penuwch yn 1888. Cyfrifon y Ysgrifenydd. John Davies, Brynhopkins’. Section at rear contains vestry accounts for 1895.

MUS/45/1/4
White-bound Treasurer’s book for Penuwch church, 1893-1911. Incorporates smaller note book inscribed: ‘1893 Llyfr Trysorydd yr Eglwys Penuwch’.

MUS/45/2
Diaries of Daniel Edwardes of Crynfryn, Penuwch, 52 volumes
1869 – 1923
Also, ‘A Diary of Sundays for 20 Years’, belonging to John Davies, Penuwch


1. Dyddiadur Methodistaid. Welsh language entries in pencil, chiefly recording each Sunday’s  preachers and the verse upon which their sermons were based, as well as names with addresses and a cartoon figure of the Devil for 21 December. Inside flyleaf has ‘T. H. Edwards above a list of verses
1869

2. The Diary of the Calvinistic Methodists. Entries, largely English language, concern preachers and sometimes give the verses that their sermons were based upon, as well as farm tasks. Inside title page handwritten Welsh language biographical notes concerning D. Edwardes
1873

3. The Diary of the Calvinistic Methodist, D. Edwardes, Caegwyn, Llangeitho. Entries, largely English language, concern preachers and sometimes give the verses that their sermons were based upon, as well as farm tasks. Includes envelope containing receipts for rent charges in lieu of tithes for part of Caegwyn, 17 December 1873, 16 December 1874, and I.O.U. signed by Mr Daniel Evans, 25 November 1874December
1874

4. The Diary of the Calvinistic Methodists, Daniel Edwards, Crynfryn, Llangeitho, Cardigan. Entries, largely English language, concern preachers and sometimes give the verses that their sermons were based upon, as well as farm tasks. Pocket at end contains three Welsh language documents
1875

5.  The Diary of the Calvinistic Methodists, Daniel Edwards, Crynfryn. Entries, largely English language, concern preachers and sometimes give the verses that their sermons were based upon, as well as farm tasks. Welsh language documents in end pockets.
1876

6. The Diary of the Calvinistic Methodists, Daniel Edwardes, Crynfryn, Penuwch. Entries, largely English language, concern preachers and sometimes give the verses that their sermons were based upon, as well as farm tasks. With notes, hand written and printed receipts etc. inside front cover
1877

7.  The Diary of the Calvinistic Methodists, Daniel Edwardes, Crynfryn. Entries, largely English language, concern preachers and sometimes give the verses that their sermons were based upon, as well as farm tasks. Records of two financial transactions entered in ink (11 March, 8 May). Inside back cover letter from Davies & Jones at Lampeter railway station concerning fertilizer. 
1878

8. The Diary of the Calvinistic Methodists. Entries, largely English language, concern preachers and sometimes give the verses that their sermons were based upon, as well as farm tasks.   Documents, including hand-written recipe for a sarsaparilla cordial, bills for periodicals and cards, inside front and back covers and back pocket
1879

9. Dyddiadur Methodistaidd. Entries appear to be restricted to names of preachers and verses upon which their sermons were based
1879

10. The Diary of the Calvinistic Methodists, D. Edwardes, Crynfryn. Entries, largely English language, concern preachers and sometimes give the verses that their sermons were based upon, as well as farm tasks. Front pocket contains documents including poor rate receipts and periodical invoice.
1880

11. The Diary of the Calvinistic Methodists. Entries, largely English language, concern preachers and sometimes give the verses that their sermons were based upon, as well as farm tasks. Front pocket contains documents including poor rate receipt
1881

12. The Diary of the Calvinistic Methodists. Entries, largely English language, concern preachers and sometimes give the verses that their sermons were based upon, as well as farm tasks and other events. Various loose documents, including receipts for cash and Welsh language spelling exercise written out on reverse of illustration of The Tay Bridge Disaster
1882

13. The Diary of the Calvinistic Methodists. Entries, largely English language, concern preachers and sometimes give the verses that their sermons were based upon, as well as farm tasks and other events. Receipts for 1882 written out on back pages. Various loose documents, including receipts for cash and poor relief. 
1883

14. The Diary of the Calvinistic Methodists, D. Edwardes. Entries, largely English language, concern preachers and sometimes give the verses that their sermons were based upon, as well as farm tasks and other events. Accounts for 1884 written out on back pages. Front pocket contains receipts for poor rates and other documents
1884

15. The Diary of the Calvinistic Methodists. Entries, largely English language, concern preachers and sometimes give the verses that their sermons were based upon, as well as farm tasks and other events. Accounts for 1885 written out on back pages. 
1885

16.  The Diary of the Calvinistic Methodists, Daniel Edwards. Entries, largely English language, concern preachers and sometimes give the verses that their sermons were based upon, as well as farm tasks and other events. Accounts for 1886 on back pages. Back pocket contains loose documents including breakdown of day’s work on ditches etc. 
1886

17.  The Diary of the Calvinistic Methodists, D. Edwards. Entries, largely English language, concern preachers and sometimes give the verses that their sermons were based upon, as well as farm tasks and other events. Accounts for 1888 on back pages
1888

18. The Diary of the Calvinistic Methodists. Accounts for 1889 on back pages. Entries, largely English language, concern preachers and sometimes give the verses that their sermons were based upon, as well as farm tasks and other events. Documents in front pocket include recipe for cramp medicine and handwritten receipt for tithe payment. 
1889

19. The Diary of the Calvinistic Methodists, Daniel Edwards. Entries, largely English language, concern preachers and sometimes give the verses that their sermons were based upon, as well as farm tasks and other events. The last include, ‘My mother died at 7 pm (June 27). 1890 accounts on back pages. Receipts for periodicals in front pocket, documents in rear pocket include receipt for income tax payment, notes on payments made inside back cover
1890

20. Dyddiadur Methodistaidd. Entries, largely English language, concern preachers and sometimes give the verses that their sermons were based upon, as well as farm tasks and other events. The last include, ‘Father died at 1.30’ (4 March)
1891

21. ‘The Englishwoman’s Pocket Book for 1891’, David Edwardes, Tanffynon, Penuwch, 
Llangeitho. Diary section unused, at back, address for Robert Rees, 8 Trinity Place, Aberystwyth and Welsh-language accounts. Front pocket contains a 2/ ticket stub, a certificate of posting a Registered Postal Packet addressed to ‘Edwards Esq., the Research Lab, Petaling, Malay State’, dated 1922, and a list headed ‘Coed y Fynwent, detailing contributions of 3/, 2/6, 1/6 and 1/ by named individuals. Also included loose, a ticket stub for Manchester.
For Malay States connection see MUS/45/4/8; MUS/45/6/2; MUS/45/7
1891

22. Dyddiadur Methodistaidd. Entries, largely English language, concern preachers and sometimes give the verses that their sermons were based upon, as well as farm tasks and other events. At back account for Jane Caeglas and list of names. Income Tax receipt for 1891-2 in front pocket. 
1892

23. The Diary of the Calvinistic Methodists. Entries, largely English language, concern preachers and sometimes give the verses that their sermons were based upon, as well as farm tasks and other events. At back, ‘Accounts between me and Jane Caeglas’, and other notes.
1893

24. Dyddiadur Methodistaidd. Entries, largely English language, concern preachers and sometimes give the verses that their sermons were based upon, as well as farm tasks and other events. At back, Jane Caeglas account and other notes. In front pocket, tax receipt and receipts for periodical ‘Lladmerydd’
1894

25. Dyddiadur Methodistaidd. Begins in the manner of previous diaries, but peters out after first week.
1895

26. Y Dyddiadur Cenedlaethol: The National Diary of Wales, D. Edwardes, Tanffynnon. Entries, largely English language, concern preachers and sometimes give the verses that their sermons were based upon, as well as farm tasks and other events. Sundry notes at back.
1895

27. Y Dyddiadur Cenedlaethol: The National Diary of Wales, Daniel Edwardes, Tanffynon. Entries, largely English language, concern preachers and sometimes give the verses that their sermons were based upon, as well as farm tasks and other events. Includes, ‘Moved from the old house to the new one’ (see MUS/45/9). Front pocket has loose leaves, including list of names, ending with Edwardes, Tanffynnon. Notes at back, pencil in cover folds.
1896

28. Dyddiadur Methodistaidd. Entries, largely English language, concern preachers and sometimes give the verses that their sermons were based upon, as well as farm tasks and other events. Notes at back. 
1897

29.  Dyddiadur Methodistaidd, Daniel Edwardes. Entries, largely English language, concern preachers and sometimes give the verses that their sermons were based upon, as well as farm tasks and other events. Notes at back.
1898

30.  Dyddiadur Methodistaidd, Daniel Edwardes. Entries, largely English language, concern preachers and sometimes give the verses that their sermons were based upon, as well as farm tasks and other events. Front pocket has handwritten list or account. Notes on back pages.
1899

31.  Dyddiadur Methodistaidd. Daniel Edwardes, Tanffynnon. Entries, largely English language, concern preachers and sometimes give the verses that their sermons were based upon, as well as farm tasks and other events. Sundry notes at back. Front pocket has loose leaf notes, an invoice from David O’Brien Owen, C. M. Book Agency, and Welsh language letter addressed from Mr/Mrs Thomas, Brynafon, New Quay, to Mr Davies. 
1900
For 1901 diary see MUS/45/5/1

32. Dyddiadur Methodistaidd. Entries, largely English language, concern preachers and sometimes give the verses that their sermons were based upon, as well as farm tasks and other events. Notes at back include, ‘Sam(?) Pantteg work’
1902

33. Dyddiadur Methodistaidd, Daniel Edwardes, Tanffynon. Entries, largely English language, concern preachers and sometimes give the verses that their sermons were based upon, as well as farm tasks and other events. Front pocket has counterfoil of 6/6 postal order payable to the Rev. DD, Brian Owen, Caernarfon, and an invoice for files and a mallet from Daniel L. Jones, auctioneer. Sundry notes on back pages. 
1903

34. Dyddiadur Methodistaidd. Entries, largely English language, concern preachers and sometimes give the verses that their sermons were based upon, as well as farm tasks and other events. Sundry notes on back pages. Front pocket has Welsh language note written by Daniel Thomas and Dafydd Morgan from Tanbanc, a receipt from the Tregaron branch of the British and Foreign Bible Society for £6/3/9 received from Penuwch, and thirteen postal order counterfoils. 
1904

35. Dyddiadur Methodistaidd. Entries, largely English language, concern preachers and sometimes give the verses that their sermons were based upon, as well as farm tasks and other events. Sundry notes on back pages. Three postal order counterfoils in front pocket.
1905

36. Dyddiadur Methodistaidd, Daniel Edwardes, Penuwch. Entries, largely English language, concern preachers and sometimes give the verses that their sermons were based upon, as well as farm tasks and other events. Sundry notes on back pages. Front pocket has three postal order counterfoils and a Welsh language note.
1906

37.  Dyddiadur Methodistaidd. D. Edwardes. Entries, largely English language, concern preachers and sometimes give the verses that their sermons were based upon, as well as farm tasks and other events. Sundry notes on back pages.
1907

38. Dyddiadur Mathodistaidd. Entries, largely English language, concern preachers and sometimes give the verses that their sermons were based upon, as well as farm tasks and other events. Sundry notes on back pages. Front pocket has stamp paper, as used by Chesterton’s invisible man, and Welsh language document.
1908

39. Dyddiadur Methodistaidd. Entries, largely English language, concern preachers and sometimes give the verses that their sermons were based upon, as well as farm tasks and other events. Sundry notes on back pages. Front pocket has eight postal order counterfoils and receipt from The Welsh Calvinistic Methodist Assurance Trust.
1909

40. Dyddiadur Methodistaidd. Entries, largely English language, concern preachers and sometimes give the verses that their sermons were based upon, as well as farm tasks and other events. Sundry notes on back pages.
1910

41. Dyddiadur Methodistaidd. Entries, largely English language, concern preachers and sometimes give the verses that their sermons were based upon, as well as farm tasks and other events. Sundry notes on back pages.
1911

42. Dyddiadur Methodistaidd. Unused except for 1913 Sunday planner, which lists preachers. 
1912

43. Dyddiadur Methodistaidd, D. Edwardes, Tanfynon. Entries, largely English language, concern preachers and sometimes give the verses that their sermons were based upon, as well as farm tasks and other events. Sundry notes on back pages. Four postal order counterfoils, receipt for £1 paid to(?) John Hugh Jones, a Welsh language note from Stephen Jones, Bryn Teifi, Tregaron, and two certificates of posting registered postal packets to D. Edwards at 13 Pier Street, Aberystwyth.
1912

44. Dyddiadur Methodistiadd, D. Edwardes. Entries, largely English language, concern preachers and sometimes give the verses that their sermons were based upon, as well as farm tasks and other events. Sundry notes on back pages. Lose documents in front pocket include two postal order counterfoils.
1913

45. Dyddiadur Methodistaidd. Entries, largely English language, concern preachers and sometimes give the verses that their sermons were based upon, as well as farm tasks and other events. Sundry notes on back pages.  In front pocket, handwritten itemised receipt, dated Bryngwyn, Penuwch, for monies paid by Rachel Davies, 13 April 1915.
1914

46. Dyddiadur Methodistaidd. Entries, largely English language, concern preachers and sometimes give the verses that their sermons were based upon, as well as farm tasks and other events. Sundry notes on back pages. Front pocket contains slip with address of the Rev. J. Xmas Lloyd, Llys Hedd, Bow Street.
1915

47. Dyddiadur Methodistaidd. Entries, largely English language, concern preachers and sometimes give the verses that their sermons were based upon, as well as farm tasks and other events. Sundry notes on back pages. Contents of front pocket include Queen Victoria revenue stamp, a Welsh language newspaper cutting and a postal order counterfoil. 
1917

48. Dyddiadur [frontispiece missing or else war economy binding].Entries, in English and Welsh, concern preachers and sometimes give the verses that their sermons were based upon, as well as farm tasks and other events. Sundry notes on back pages.
1918

49. Dyddiadur Methodistaidd, Daniel Edwardes, Tanffynon. Entries, in English and Welsh, concern preachers and sometimes give the verses that their sermons were based upon, as well as farm tasks and other events. Sundry notes on back pages.
1919

50. Dyddiadur Methodistaidd. Entries, in English and Welsh, concern preachers and sometimes give the verses that their sermons were based upon, as well as farm tasks and other events. Sundry notes on back pages.
1920

51. Dyddiadur Methodistaidd. Entries, in English and Welsh, which only begin in earnest on February, concern preachers and sometimes give the verses that their sermons were based upon, as well as farm tasks and other events. Front pocket contains two postal order counterfoils and two Welsh language notes. 
1921

52. Dyddiadur Methodistaidd. Entries, in English and Welsh, concern preachers and sometimes give the verses that their sermons were based upon, as well as farm tasks and other events. They are relatively sparse after July, when the writer records six consecutive days in bed. Sundry notes on back pages.
1923

53. ‘A Diary of Sundays for 20 Years, 1866-1906’, belonging to John Davies, Penuwch. Records preachers from the opening of 1890 to September 1902. These can be cross referenced against the Daniel Edwardes diaries and presumably concern the Penuwch Calvinistic Methodist chapel. 

MUS/45/3 
Publications associated with the Rev. David Edwardes of Crynfryn (d. 1916), one time headmaster of Denstone College (1879-1903). For portrait see MUS/45/4/6.

MUS/45/3/1
A Short History and Description of Denstone College: compiled by Francis Aiden Hibbert 
?1898

MUS/45/3/2 
Denstone College prospectus naming Rev D. Edwardes as headmaster.
?1901

MUS/45/3/3 
Pamphlet: Plwyf Nantcwnlle, Hen a Diweddar, gan y Parch. David Edwardes, M.A., Crynfryn [short history of the parish of Nantcwnlle, a lecture delivered in 1913 and published as a pamphlet in Lampeter]

MUS/45/3/4
Book: Reminiscences of the Rev. D. Edwardes, for 25 Years Headmaster of Denstone 
Wilding and Son, Shrewsbury 1914

MUS/45/4 
Photographs and memorials. See also MUS/45/5/12/6

MUS/45/4/1 Memorials to Eleanor and John Edwardes

1. Welsh language memorial to Eleanor Edwardes, d. 1890 aged 79.
2. Welsh language memorial to John Edwardes, d. 1891 aged 87.

MUS/45/4/2 
‘Parents of Dafydd Edwards’.

MUS/45/4/3
‘Dafydd Edwardes’ parents & Dafydd & brother [?John]’. 

MUS/45/4/4
Badly deteriorated portrait of a young man, printed as a postcard by an Aberystwyth photographer. 

MUS/45/4/5
Badly deteriorated portrait of a moderately young moustachioed clergyman (standing) with behatted woman (seated), taken at studio at 74 Darlington Street, Wolverhampton.

MUS/45/4/6 
Photograph of portrait of Rev. Dafydd Edwardes, headmaster of Denstone College

MUS/45/4/7 
Large print of photograph showing ?John [‘Jack’] Edwardes at the wheel of a motor car.

MUS/45/4/8 
Thirteen photographs from between the leaves of notebook associated with the Ledbury Rubber Estate, Federated Malay States, c. 1921-1923 (MUS/45/7). Elsewhere in the collection a slip of paper bears the name of Mr J. Edwardes of the Rubber Research Institute, Kuala Lumpur (see MUS/45/2/21, MUS/45/6/2 and MUS/45/7)

1. Young woman with parasol.
2. Moustachioed, bandaged man, possibly in costume, with cigarette and holder.
3. Interior, group of three men and one woman recline on floor, cigarettes and alcohol in evidence.
4. Interior, group of three men and one women recline on floor, cigarettes and alcohol in evidence.
5. Interior, group of three men and one women recline on floor, cigarettes and alcohol in evidence.
6. Exterior, large two storey building with palm trees.
7. Exterior, large two storey building with palm trees.
8. Village(?) from river(?), showing beached boats, buildings, palm trees, people and a Narnian lamppost.
9. Motor car in carport or porte cochere.
10. Wrecked motor car.
11. Scenic view: trees and distant hills.
12. Scenic view: trees and distant hills.
13. Scenic view: palm tree and cliffs.

MUS/45/5 
Pre WWI (and WWI) material

MUS/45/5/1
Mazawattee Diary 1901. Entries relate to agriculture and sickness. Possibly belonged to Daniel Edwardes of Tanffynon; one entry refers to ‘John bach’. Damp or mould damage, many pages fused. For other diaries MUS/45/2.

MUS/45/5/2 
Two envelopes addressed to Mr D[aniel] Edwardes, Tanffynon, dated 1910 and 1915, the latter from the Welsh Calvinistic Methodist Assurance Trust, Ltd.

MUS/45/5/3
Newspaper cutting, includes ‘Businesses for Sale and Wanted’ column from Daily Chronicle newspaper. 
Probably February 1901

MUS/45/5/4
School exercise book, David Edwardes, Tanffynon, 1912. Contains pencil notes on animal anatomy.

MUS/45/5/5
School exercise book, David Edwardes, Tanffynon, ‘Chemistry’.

MUS/45/5/6
Collectable cards (I): Tobler Chocolat (6); Horniman’s Pure Tea (1). 17 cigarette/tobacco cards in Denstone College envelope addressed to John Edwards, Tanffynon: Franklyn Davey and Co. (2); Ogden’s (2); Lambert and Butler (1); Exmore Hunt Mixture (2); Wills’ (2); John Player (8).

MUS/45/5/7 
Collectable cards (II): 9 picturesque attendance cards awarded to David Edwardes, produced by E.J. Arnold of Leeds.

MUS/45/5/8 
Note on headed paper from Nellie Edwardes, Caerdeon Vicarage, Dolgelley, to ‘My Dear John and David’ 
22 December 1904

MUS/45/5/9 
Printed note: ‘With best wishes for a Happy Christmas from the Rev. E. and Mrs Edwardes, 8 Laura Place, Aberystwyth’.

MUS/45/5/10
Miscellaneous notes, envelopes and blank labels/slips (11 items). Includes an unsent request for a free sample of Bile Beans from Mary Edwardes, recipe for ‘Long Life’, letter to Mr and Mrs Edwards and envelope addressed to same at Tanffynon.

MUS/45/5/11 Printed material

1. The Post Office Handbook, 1st January 1895 
2. Printed folder, ‘Tregaron Union list of Rural District Councillors and Guardians with dates of Meetings and Committees for 1902-1903’. The list of the School Attendance Committee is damaged, it includes Mr Daniel Ed[wards?].
3. Bilingual notice or poster, ‘The Welsh National Liberal Council, Great National Convention at Cardiff on Tuesday, December 21st, 1909’, to be presided over by the Right Hon. D. Lloyd George, M.P. 
4. Blank form, Welsh National Liberal Council list of Delegates, and printed sheet, ‘Scale for the Appointment of Delegates’.

MUS/45/5/12 Postcards dating from the period 1907 to c. 1914-18. Includes several loose (and largely blank) components. 

1. Four Christmas post-cards mounted on card, from Bessie to Master David and Master John Edwardes. Two are from 1907 and feature humorous cats and two from 1909 feature scenic views, one of Helmdon Church.
2. Two cards posted from Shifnal. One, addressed to Master David Edwardes, signed ‘E E’ and posted in Feb. 1909, shows the stocks at Norton, Salop, the other, addressed to Mr D. Edwardes, signed Dai and posted in 1910, St Mary’s Church, Shrewsbury.
3. Two cards from Thomas, in Portland, Oregon, to Masters David and John Edwardes, posted on 24 October 1910. The card to David shows sacks of wheat being stacked and has a message in Welsh; that addressed to John shows pheasants and is written in English.
4. Four cards posted from the Cardiff area, c. 1911-1913. Three of these, (including one from Maggie, with concertinaed views of Penarth) are addressed to Mr David Edwardes, the other, with a view of Senghenydd, to Mrs M. Jones of Gwarllyn, Penuwch.
5. Card showing ‘Pussy’s Tea Party’, addressed to Mrs Edwardes, Tanffynon, from Ellen Thomas.
6. Portrait photograph printed as (unsent) postcard showing WWI period soldier. Photographer’s backdrop resembles the promenade and Constitution Hill, Aberystwyth.
7. Six blank paper slips, possibly postcard components, and blank postcard back.

MUS/45/6 
Interwar material (1918-1939)

MUS/45/6/1 Material relating to 1920 and 1921 annual shows of the Llangeitho and District Horticultural and Poultry Society (Honorary Secretary D. Edwardes, Tanffynon).

1.Large bundle of loose papers concerned with the Llangeitho Horticultural Poultry, Dog, Cat and Rabbit Show, 7 September 1921. Includes printed certificates of entry and handwritten lists of entrants matched with their show numbers, as well as correspondence with sponsors, suppliers and participants. Also flyer for the Society and their main sponsor, Spratt’s animal food.
2. Small black notebook belonging to Edwardes of Tanffynon containing weather diary for January 1919 and lists of poultry arranged by class.
3. Show posters, all in poor condition.
3/1. Poster for the First Annual Show – Flowers, Vegetables, Preserved Fruit, Dairy Produce, Honey, Poultry, Eggs, Rabbits, Cats and Dogs – to be held at the Jubilee Hall (a building well adapted for the purpose), Wed. Sept. 1st 1920, sponsored by Spratt’s Patent Poultry Meal and Jeyes best and safest Disinfectant (used in the Royal Stables and Kennels).
3/2. Poster for Llangeitho Second Annual Show, 1921, details and sponsors similar to previous year, but featuring large and colourful advertisement for the Patent Poultry Meal. 
3/3. Larger format poster: banner, ‘The Exhibits are fed on Spratt’s Dog Foods’, over young woman in green coat and cloche-style hat (over bobbed hair?), with bloodhound and Scottie dog(?), by I Montague Nathan. Jeyes’ best and cheapest Disinfectant banner below.

MUS/45/6/2 
Contents of envelope marked, ‘17 odd scraps of paper + 1 stamp’, as well as ‘... Midlands and Scottish Railway Co. Live Stock ticket or label. The odd scraps of paper include a slip, ‘Mr J. Edwardes, The Rubber Research Institute, Kuala Lumpur, F.M.S.’ (for photographs see MUS/45/4/8, for other Malay material MUS/45/2/21, MUS/45/7, MUS/45/6/6). Other ‘scraps’ appear to be vouchers or tickets, stamped with the imprint of Penuwch Sheep Dog Trials or inscribed ‘Tea’. Others are blank, whilst another has the address of Elizabeth Edwardes, The Hospital, Oswestry.

MUS/45/6/3 
Letter on three sheets to ‘My dear Jack’ from Ieuan Watkins Evans of Leicester House Chambers, 36 Commercial Street, Newport, Mon. Damaged, parts illegible.
?1927

MUS/45/6/4 
Handwritten account for repairing gun of Mr. D. Edwardes, Tanffynon, Penuwch
18 February 1936.

MUS/45/6/5 
Welsh language booklet: Ysgoloriaeth Cranogwen 1918 – 1924, printed by Cambrian News (Aberystwyth).

MUS/45/6/6 
List of Passengers per Twin S.S. “Leicestershire”, sailing from Colombo, 2nd April, 1924. Includes Mr J. Edwards amongst those sailing from Rangoon to Marseilles. 

MUS/45/7 
Large black and red bound Malaya notebook. Original entries, along with loose shed inventories and daily statement forms, concern the Ledbury Estate (rubber), one of the latter being dated August 1923. Entries include cost of living estimate for household including bathroom coolie and a list of distances to other estates and places. This Malay material can be related to Jack Edwardes of the Rubber Research Institute, Kuala Lumpur, F.M.S. (see MUS/45/6/2). Other inclusions include two manuscripts written on loose sheets, backs of letters and envelopes, one a reminiscence of Welsh cobs, the other in Welsh, a reply to an application for the position of Milk Recorder (1943), blank telegraphic forms and a letter dated December 23rd 1968 from Gwen to ‘Dear Dad’. This material appears to relate to Dafydd Edwardes, Tanffynon.

MUS/45/8 
[WWII and post-war material]

MUS/45/8/1 
Large bundle of material pertaining to Dafydd Edwardes, Tanffynon. The earliest item is an uncompleted circular form, dated August 18 1939, concerning the Welsh Farmers’ Tour, 1939, that was due to depart for Ireland on the 20th September. The latest is a poster advertising an ‘Anti R.D.B. Rally’ at Aberaeron for the 10th Oct. 1969, organised by the Farmers’ Union of Wales. The bundle contains a certain amount of material pertaining to the Welsh Pony and Cob society, as well as licences, for TV, guns and dogs, correspondence concerning livestock. Poultry and eggs, and various receipts. 

MUS/45/8/2 
Collection of perhaps 84 tickets, prize certificates, rosettes and numbered labels from events including the Pontrhydfendigaid Show (1943), Penuwch Sheep Dog Trials (1948-1956), United Counties Agricultural Society, Carmarthen Show (1948), Young Farmers’ Club Show and Races (1948), Aberystwyth and District Canine Society Show (1949), Llwyngroes Annual Show, Sports, Carnival and Horse Races (1950), Royal Agricultural Society of England, Norwich Show (1957), the latter being judges’ refreshment vouchers. 

MUS/45/9
Architect’s drawings for Tanffynon
See diary entries for 1906 (MUS/45/2/27)

MUS/45/9/1
Proposed plan of a new farmhouse at Tanffynnon, nr. Llangeitho, Mr D. Edwards. Plans and elevations by Daniel Jones of Pontrhydfendigaid, possibly 1896.

MUS/45/9/2
‘Mr Daniel Edwards new house’, sections by Daniel Jones.

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