, and living before that at
deserves a brief mention by virtue of his industry in
transcribing and collecting over forty volumes of music manuscripts
, mainly ecclesiastical but with also a large admixture of secular music, including folk-songs, ‘national’ airs, part-songs, etc. His collection (now
N.L.W. MSS. 8112-52
) was presented to the
National Library of Wales
. It is of value because it is representative of what was being composed by contemporaries, known and lesser-known, of
. He d.
25 March 1898
Handlist of Manuscripts in the National
Library of Wales
, 1940 ff
, ii, 12-16.
Sir William Llewelyn Davies, M.A., LL.D., F.S.A. (1887-1952),