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What is a manuscript?

A manuscript is a book, document, or piece of music written by hand rather than typed or printed.

Treasures at The National Library of Wales: Manuscripts

This pack includes information about six iconic manuscripts held at The National Library of Wales.

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Go back in time and walk in the footsteps of our ancestors through these digital versions of some of the Library's greatest treasures.

The Oxyrhyncus Papyri (NLW MS 4738D) 3 ancient Egyptian fragments of papyrus (113 AD-4th cent.)

Laws of Hywel Dda, Black Book of Carmarthen, The Battles of Alexander the Great...

Elis Gruffudd's Chronicle, History of the Gwydir family, Early tourists...

Register of criminals, Dylan Thomas and the map of Llareggub, Prisoner of war camp magazines...