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Ref: MUS/1

Documents associated with the Richards family of Llanon (Llannon)

Items 1-29 were acquired by purchase from auctioneers (possibly a house clearance?); items 30 - 32 relate to the same family but were donated by a private individual who also donated MUS/84, a collection relating to another seafaring family. It is therefore possible that the two families were related or otherwise connected.

MUS/1/1
Exercise book inscribed ‘Evan Richards Llannon’ containing exercises in simple and compound interest, annuities and rebates, with several simple paintings of the ship ‘Eagle Eyed’ inside back cover. 
No date; c. 1850

MUS/1/2
Mathematical exercises entitled ‘Inverse Proportions in V. Fractions’ 
No date; c. 1850

MUS/1/3/1
Exercise book inscribed ‘Evan Richards Llwynnon August 11th 1854’ and entitled Mensuration of Superfices, containing mathematical exercises with a coloured drawing of the ship Victoria inside back cover.
1854

MUS/1/3/2
Book of navigational exercises signed Evan Richards. Drawing of the ship ‘John Richards’ inside front cover.
c. 1858

MUS/1/4
Folded pages containing mathematical exercises in Simple and Compound Interest, Brokage etc.  
No date; c. 1850

MUS/1/5
Exercise book inscribed ‘Evan Richards’ containing mathematical exercise on Geometrical Progression, Decimal Fractions, Duodecimals etc. 
No date; c. 1850

MUS/1/6
Hard bound exercise book inscribed ‘Evan Richards Llwynnon’s Copy, March 24th 1857’ containing ‘An introduction to Algebra by John Bonnycastle greatly improved by Samuel Maynard’. At rear of book two loose pages with identical letters giving notice to quit Ramah House in Llannon addressed to David Thomas Evans of that address and dated 15th March 1897.

MUS/1/7     
Exercise book inscribed ‘Evan Richards Llannon’ containing trigonometrical exercises. 
No date

MUS/1/8
Exercise book  inscribed ‘Eleanor Richards’ containing English grammatical exercises. 
No date; c. 1850?

MUS/1/9
Exercise book inscribed ‘John Richards Llwynnon’ containing exercises in accounting and mathematics
No date; c. 1850

MUS/1/10
Exercise book inscribed ‘Master John Richards ‘Eagle eyed’ 1862 Llannon, Cardiganshire’ containing exercise in algebra.
1862.

MUS/1/11     
Exercise book inscribed ‘Mr. John Richards Llwynnon’s copy’ containing mathematical exercises. Doodles of sailing vessels inside front cover. 4 loose pages at rear of volume. Title page torn.   
No date; c. 1855

MUS/1/12
Yr Holiedydd Bach (‘The Little Questioner’) gan Y Parch. T. Levi.  Merthyr Tydfil, n.d. Inscribed ‘John Mathew Davies’.

MUS/1/13
Small notebook inscribed Evan Richards. Exercises in Welsh / English translation (?)
No date; c. 1850

MUS/1/14
Folded unbound pages containing mathematical exercises on ‘Equations of Payments’
No date.

MUS/1/15
Folded unbound pages containing notes on exchange rates in other countries. Begins ‘In Florence and Leghorn they keep their accounts in lire and centisimi…’
No date

MUS/1/16
2 folded sheets of paper containing mathematical exercises in commerce. 
No date.

MUS/1/17
Folded unbound pages entitled ‘Fellowship’ and containing mathematical exercises. 
No date.

MUS/1/18
Exercise book (lacks cover) entitled ‘Proportion’ and containing accounting exercises.  
No date.

MUS/1/19
Exercise book (lacks cover) containing accounting exercises and methods of converting various currencies.  
No date

MUS/1/20
Exercise book containing practical mathematical exercises entitled throughout book as ‘Problems’. Some childish scribbles in pencil.   
No date.

MUS/1/21
Exercise book containing mathematical exercises. Written in pencil.  
No date.

MUS/1/22
Exercise book containing mathematical exercises entitled ‘Square Root’. 
No date

MUS/1/23
Quiggin’s Isle of Man Almanack for 1849 with Tide Tables   
1849

MUS/1/24
Exercise books containing accounts relative to the repair and running of the ship ‘Eagle Eyed’ of New Quay. Contains childish scribbles in pencil.  
c. 1865 – 67.

MUS/1/25
Exercise book (lacks cover) containing mathematical exercises relating to rates of interest.  
No date.

MUS/1/26
Bills and invoices for Captain John Richards, ‘Eagle Eyed’, Llannon for domestic purchases, doctor’s prescriptions etc. 1896 – 1905 With marriage announcement card of M.C. Jones and R.P. Roberts of 2 Greenfield Street Aberystwyth who married 26th February 1905. 

MUS/1/27
Catalogue for selected works of Cassell, Petter & Galpin, publishers of La Belle Sauvage Yard, Ludgate Hill, London. 
c. 1860.

MUS/1/28
Papers containing mathematical and trigonometrical exercises, also pages 39 -50 of a small religious work in Welsh. 
No date; c. 1855.

MUS/1/29
‘Pennillion Coffadwriaethol am Ann, Margaret Jane a Mary Jones, anwyl blant Jenkin a Jane Jones, Jamaica Road, Bermondsey, London’ [memorial verses] 
c. 1883?

Acc. 1427



MUS/1/30 
Book inscribed ‘Evan Richard’s Copy, April 16, 1856’. Contains mathematical exercises, such as finding the area of hyperbolic spindles.

MUS/1/31
Book inscribed ‘John Richards Llanon, Copy in the year 1856’. Contains mathematical exercises similar to those in MUS/84/57.

MUS/1/32
Book of navigational exercises, signed Evan Richards and dated 29 March 1858.
1858

Acc. 2671



MUS/1/33
Bill of sale of two shares in the schooner Eagle Eyed (official number 27304, built at Cei Bach, New Quay in 1859) from Mary Sarah Phillips, Cambrian House, New Quay to John Richards, Master Mariner of Llanon. 
24 March 1884

MUS/1/34
Bill of sale of four shares in the Eagle Eyed from David Davies of New Quay to John Richards, Master Mariner of Llanon. 
24 March 1884

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