View digital versions of manuscripts from the modern period.
Take a walk through Dylan Thomas' fictional village of Llareggub, or share the highs and lows of Welsh emigrants who left Wales for a better life. A snapshot of modern Welsh history online.
A letter in the hand of Ann Griffiths (1776-1805), hymnwriter.
Remarkable life of William Owen of Nevern, Pembrokeshire, executed in 1747 for murder.
A Short Account of the Life and Adventures of Private Thomas Jeremiah, 23rd or Royal Welch Fusiliers 1812-1837, Including His Experiences at the Battle of Waterloo
The diary of the lexicographer and antiquarian, William Owen Pughe (1759-1835), for the period 1811-1835.
A manuscript volume from the library of John Harries (d. 1839), of Pantcoy, Cwrtycadno, Carmarthenshire, astrologer and medical practitioner, containing many illustrated spells and astrological signs.
Minute book and other records of Aberystwyth Auxiliary Temperance Society which was formed in 1835.
Compelling observations by the geologist from Canada, 1843-44.
Letters by Henry Jones (1824-52) who emigrated to New York, and his sister, Mary Jones (1831-61) who migrated to New South Wales.
A selection of 25 manuscripts relating to Patagonia.
A collection of letters from the battlefield by a Welsh soldier, John Griffith Jones (d.1864).
Brief for the defence in the case against Evan and Hannah Jacob of Llethr-neuadd, Llanfihangel-ar-arth, Carmarthenshire, for the manslaughter of their daughter, Sarah Jacob on 17 December 1869.
Manuscripts containing pedigrees of ancient families of south-west Wales compiled by Alcwyn C. Evans, an antiquary from Carmarthen.
Register of criminals apprehended Cardiganshire Constabulary between 1897 and 1933.
One of the final drafts of the ode Yr Arwr in the hand of the bard Hedd Wyn, which won him the chair at the Eisteddfod following his death in 1917.
The war diary of the poet and writer Edward Thomas, 1 January - 8 April 1917.
The Welsh National Book of Remembrance for the First World War contains the names of 35,000 servicemen and women who lost their lives in the First World War.
A diary by one of the greatest novelists of the 20th century.
A volume of sonnets written by ‘Niclas y Glais’ when he was a prisoner at Swansea and Brixton in 1940.
Map of Llareggub drawn by Dylan Thomas (1914-1953) while drafting Under Milk Wood.
Magazines created by Welsh prisoners of war in camp Stalag IVB, Germany during the Second World War.
Melus-seiniau Cymru Reference: NLW MS 1940iA
Per-seiniau Cymru Reference: NLW MS 1940iiA
Melus geingciau Deheubarth Cymru Reference: Dr J. Lloyd Williams Music MSS and Papers AH1/34
Edward Thomas; The Heart of England, 1906 Reference: NLW MS 10617B
Edward Thomas; A Castle of Cloud Reference: NLW MS 21750D
Edward Thomas; Draft poems, 1914-1915 Reference: NLW MS 22920A
Edward Thomas; Fragments of Journals Reference: NLW MS 21859C
Edward Thomas; Diary entries Reference; NLW MS 22913C
Edward Thomas; Diary, 1900-1901 Reference: NLW MS 22900B
Edward Thomas; Diary 1901-1902 Reference: NLW MS 22901B
Edward Thomas; Diary, 1902-1904 Reference: NLW MS 22902B
Edward Thomas; War Diary, 1917 Reference: NLW MS 24030i & iiA
Edward Thomas; Letters to Helen Thomas, 1896-1900 Reference: NLW MS 22914C
Edward Thomas; Letters to Helen Thomas, 1901-1913 Reference: NLW MS 22915C
Edward Thomas; Letters to Helen Thomas, 1914 Reference: NLW MS 22916C
Edward Thomas; Letters to Helen Thomas, 1916-1917 Reference: NLW MS 22917C
Edward Thomas; Letters Reference: NLW MS 23222B
Edward Thomas; Poems Reference NLW MS 23077C
Edward Thomas; Draft poems, 1916 Reference NLW MS 22921A