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LIBRARIES IN WALES TO 1850

The following is a complete listing of libraries so far identified in Wales. The arrangement is alphabetical by county, and within county by place and name. For separate county listings click here. WB01339_.gif HOME (896
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AMLWCH ang Literary & Scientific Institution 1845? Slater's National & Commercial Directory, 1850. BEAUMARIS ang Beaumaris Lending Library 1796 Bray library. BEAUMARIS ang Free Grammar School 1609 Crockford's Scholastic Directory for 1861. Cat. 1662 - see Rees p. 251. BEAUMARIS ang News Room 1845? Slater's National & Commercial Directory, 1850. BEAUMARIS ang Pearson's Circulating Library 1808 [N. Pearson] BBTI. BEAUMARIS ang Young's Circulating Library 1823 [Margaret Young] - 1844. Oigot, 1828. BBTI. HOLYHEAD ang Bates' Circulating Library 1791 [John Bates] BBTI. Label in Franks. HOLYHEAD ang Pearson's Circulating Library 1808 [J. Pearson] BBTI. LLANFAELOG ang Parochial Library 1849 A Bray library. LLANGEFNI ang Literary & Scientific News Room 1845? Slater's National & Commercial Directory, 1850. LLANGEFNI ang Parochial Library 1823 A Bray library. BRECON BRECON bre Free Grammar School 1542 Crockford's Scholastic Directory for 1861. BRECON bre Humpage's Circulating Library 1844? [Samuel Humpage] -1871. BBTI. Listed in Slater's Royal National & Commercial Directory, 1850. BRECON bre Jones' Circulating Library 1771? [Michael Jones] BBTI. BRECON bre North's Circulating Library 1783 [George North] -1815. BBTI. BRECON bre Shaw's Circulating Library 1849 [Henry Shaw] -1855. BBTI. BRECON bre Shum's Circulating Library 1845? [Henry Shum] Also listed as Shun. Listed in Slater's Royal National & Commercial Directory, 1850. BRECON bre Smith's Circulating Library 1830 [Richard Smith] BBTI. BUILTH bre Mechanics' Institution 1850? Slater's National & Commercial Directory, 1850. CRICKHOWELL bre Crickhowell Book Club 1800? R. Fenton, Tours in Wales, 1804. HAY-ON-WYE bre Davies' Circulating Library 1835? [James Davies] Listed in Slater's Royal National & Commercial Directory, 1850. HAY-ON-WYE bre Harris' Circulating Library 1839? [William Harris] Listed in Slater's Royal National & Commercial Directory, 1850.

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HAY-ON-WYE bre Hay Book Club 1820? List in John Johnson. HAY-ON-WYE bre Kellett's Circulating Library 1802 [C.W. Kellett] - 1808. HAY-ON-WYE bre Mechanics' Institute 1842 Slater's National & Commercial Directory, 1850. Ceased in 1849? HAY-ON-WYE bre Watkins' Circulating Library 1784 [Miss D.B. Watkins] - 1825? BBTI. TREVECKA bre Theological College 1842 TREVECKA bre Trevecka Academy 1750? Rees p. 250. Pr. cat. 1793. CARDIGAN ABERYSTWYTH cad Careswell's Circulating Library 1818? [George Careswell] 1818-49. Listed in Slater's Royal National & Commercial Directory, 1850. ABERYSTWYTH cad Cox's Circulating Library 1822? [John Cox] 1822-70? Succeeded William Cox. Listed in Robson's Directory, 1842. Listed in Slater's Royal National & Commercial Directory, 1850. ABERYSTWYTH cad Cox's Circulating Library 1806? [William Cox] 1806?-22. Followed by John Cox. ABERYSTWYTH cad Cranston's Circulating Library 1822? [Thomas Cranston] 1822-44. BBTI. Listed in Robson's Directory, 1842. Listed in Pigot's National Commercial Directory 1830 ABERYSTWYTH cad Jones' Circulating Library 1824 [Lewis Jones] 1824-39. Listed in Robson's Directory, 1842. ABERYSTWYTH cad Literary, Scientific & Mechanics' Institution 1850 1851 Census. ABERYSTWYTH cad Powell's Circulating Library 1845? [William Powell] Listed in Slater's Royal National & Commercial Directory, 1850. ABERYSTWYTH cad Pugh's Circulating Library 1830? [Harriet Pugh] Listed in Pigot's National Commercial Directory 1830 ABERYSTWYTH cad Scandrett's Circulating Library 1820? [William Scandrett] Pigot, 1822. BANGOR TEIFI cad Parochial Library 1768 Bray library. Perkin's list. BOW STREET cad Jones' Circulating Library 1835 [Lewis Jones] -1844. BBTI. CARDIGAN cad Cardigan Book Society 1820? CARDIGAN cad Cardigan [Parochial] Lending Library 1765 Bray library. CARDIGAN cad Clougher's Circulating Library 1850 [Joseph Clougher] BBTI. CARDIGAN cad Grammar School 1653 Crockford's Scholastic Directory for 1861. CARDIGAN cad Literary & Scientific Institution 1845? Slater's National & Commercial Directory, 1850. CARDIGAN cad Shackell's Circulating Library 1845? [Edward W. Shackell] Listed in Slater's Royal National & Commercial Directory, 1850. CARDIGAN cad Subscription News Room 1845? Slater's National & Commercial Directory, 1850. CARDIGAN cad White's Circulating Library 1845? [Hannah White] Listed in Slater's Royal National & Commercial Directory, 1850. CELLAN cad Parochial Library 1765 Bray library. 6 survive. Perkin's list. KELLAN cad Parochial Library 1765 Bray library. Not in Perkin's list. LAMPETER cad Grammar School 1805 Crockford's Scholastic Directory for 1861. LAMPETER cad Parochial Library 1765 Bray library. LAMPETER cad St David's College 1827 Cat. 1836. Printed label dated 1837 in Franks. LAMPETER cad Williams' Circulating Library 1835 [William Williams] BBTI. LLANARTH cad Parochial Library 1766 Bray library.

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LLANBADARN FAWR cad Llanbadarnfawr Lending Library 1769 [Parochial Library] Bray library. All gone. LLANBADARN TREFEGLWYS cad Parochial Library 1765 Bray library. LLANDDEWI ABERARTH cad Parochial Library 1765 Bray library. LLANDYFRIOG cad Parochial Library 1768 Bray library. LLANDYSUL cad Parochial Library 1765 Perkin's list. LLANWNNEN cad Parochial Library 1765 Bray library LLEDROD cad Grammar School 1745 TREFILAN cad Parochial Library 1765 Bray library. YSTRAD MEURIG cad Grammar School 1757 United with Lledrod. Crockford's Scholastic Directory for 1861. Rees p. 251. Library cat. (1827) and miscellaneous papers. NL Wales, MSS. 23155D-6C. YSTRAD MEURIG cad Parochial Library 1808 A Bray library. CAERNARVON BANGOR cae Ambrose's Circulating Library 1845? [John Ambrose] Listed in Slater's Royal National & Commercial Directory, 1850. BANGOR cae Bangor Book Club 1798? Met in Penrhyn Arms. BANGOR cae Bangor Diocesan Library 1709 University College, Bangor. Cat. & register (NL Wales). BANGOR cae Bangor Lending Library 1709 [S.P.C.K.] Rees p. 241. BANGOR cae Cathedral Library 1600? Books now at University College of North Wales. Bookplate in Franks. BANGOR cae Free Grammar School 1561 Crockford's Scholastic Directory for 1861. BANGOR cae Humphreys' Circulating Library 1844 [Daniel Humphreys] BBTI. BANGOR cae Parochial Library 1710 SPCK. Bray library. 4500 survive - Diocesan Library. Perkin's list. BANGOR cae Parry's Circulating Library 1845? [Mary Parry] Listed in Slater's Royal National & Commercial Directory, 1850. BANGOR cae Pearson's Circulating Library 1808 [J. Pearson] BBTI. BANGOR cae Shone's Circulating Library 1835? [William Shone] Listed in Slater's Royal National & Commercial Directory, 1850. BOTTWNOG cae Grammar School 1616 Crockford's Scholastic Directory for 1861. CAERNARVON cae Caernarvon [Parochial] Lending Library 1769 Bray library. CAERNARVON cae Green's Circulating Library 1790? [Margaret Green] UBD, 1792. CAERNARVON cae Jones and Parry's Circulating Library 1830? [? Jones & ? Parry] Cat. 1835? 11901.aa.6. CAERNARVON cae Pearson's Circulating Library 1808 [J. Pearson] BBTI. Also had a library in Holyhead? CAERNARVON cae Potter's Circulating Library 1832 [William Potter & Co] BBTI. CAERNARVON cae Pritchard's Circulating Library 1835? [William Pritchard] Listed in Slater's Royal National & Commercial Directory, 1850. CAERNARVON cae Williams & Hughes' Circulating Library 1845? [? Williams & ? Hughes] Listed in Slater's Royal National & Commercial Directory, 1850. EGLWYS RHOS cae Parochial Library 1710? Bray library. MS deed in Bodley (Rawl.D 834.) See Rees p. 244-5. LLANDOVERY cae Welsh School 1847 Schools Inquiry Commission, 1867-68. LLANRHOS cae Parochial Library 1712 SPCK. Discarded in 1925. PORT MADOC cae Mariners' & Mechanics' Reading Society 1848

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Rules, 1848. BL 1578/8653. PWLLHELI cae Parochial Library 1712 SPCK. All gone. Bray library? Amalgamated with lending library in 1770. PWLLHELI cae Pwllheli Lending Library 1770 Bray library. Same as previous entry? PWLLHELI cae Pwllheli Reading Society 1820 Met at the Crown & Anchor. RHYDYGORS cae Methodist Academy 1779 Rees p. 249. Rules in Dr Williams' Library. TREMADOC cae News & Reading Room 1845 Slater's National & Commercial Directory, 1850. ABERNANT cat Parochial Library 1765 Bray library. CARMARTHEN cat Brown's Circulating Library 1815? [James Brown] Carmarthen Journal, 18 July, 1817. CARMARTHEN cat Carmarthen Lending Library 1708 [S.P.C.K.] Rees p. 241. Cat. NLW MS 15089E (1765). CARMARTHEN cat Carmarthen Reading Society 1750? Diary, Thomas Morgan (NLW MS. 5457). Kaufman, Libraries & their Users, 1969, p. 182. CARMARTHEN cat Carmarthen Reading Society 1815 List in Cardiff PL. Accounts (Carmarthen RO). CARMARTHEN cat Clerical Book Club 1709? SPCK archives - M. Clement, 1952. CARMARTHEN cat Daniel's Circulating Library 1818 [John Daniel] BBTI. CARMARTHEN cat Davies' Circulating Library 1820 [John P. Davies] BBTI. CARMARTHEN cat Downes' Circulating Library 1810? [? Dones & Co] - 1822? BBTI. CARMARTHEN cat Evans' Circulating Library 1820? [John Evans] - 1840? BBTI. Cambrian, 20 October, 1821. Listed in Pigot's Commercial Directory for 1822-23; also 1830. CARMARTHEN cat Evans' Circulating Library 1839 [Eleanor Evans] BBTI. CARMARTHEN cat Evans' Circulating Library 1840? [Richard Evans] Pigot, 1844. CARMARTHEN cat Free Grammar School 1576 Crockford's Scholastic Directory for 1861. History 1986 YC.1987.a.1362. CARMARTHEN cat Literary & Scientific Institution 1839 Survived till 1941. CARMARTHEN cat Mechanics' Institution 1840 Short lived? CARMARTHEN cat Presbyterian College 1700 [Carmarthen Library] University College, Cardiff. CARMARTHEN cat Ross's Circulating Library 1762 [John Ross] -1807. BBTI. CARMARTHEN cat Shackell's Circulating Library 1844 [Edward W. Shackell] -1875. BBTI. CARMARTHEN cat St Peter's Lending Library 1820? Books still in church? CARMARTHEN cat White's Circulating Library 1822? [Hannah White] -1869 BBTI. Listed in Pigot's National Commercial Directory 1830 CARMARTHEN cat White's Circulating Library 1818 [Isaac W. White] BBTI. Also listed is a George White White (same?). CILIAU AERON cat Parochial Library 1765 Bray library CILYMAENLLWYD cat Cilymaenllwyd [Parochial] Lending Library 1764 Bray library. 5 survive. Perkin's list. CYFFIG cat Parochial Library 1766 Bray library. Not in Perkin's list. EGLWYS GYMYN cat Parochial Library 1766 Bray library. EGREMONT cat Parochial Library 1768 Bray library. LAUGHARNE cat Parochial Library 1766 Bray library. LLANBOIDY cat Parochial Library 1833 A Bray library. 49 survive. Perkin's list.

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LLANDAWKE cat Parochial Library 1766 Bray library. LLANDEILO FAWR cat Parochial Library 1766 Perkin's list. LLANDOVERY cat Welsh Institution 1849 - 1875. Minutes &c. (NL Wales). LLANDDOWROR cat Parochial Library 1766 Bray library. LLANDILO cat Mechanics' Institution 1839 1851 Census. LLANDYFAELOG cat Parochial Library 1765 Bray library LLANDYGWYDD cat Parochial Library 1768 Also spelled Lanewydd or Lancwydd. LLANDYSILIOGOGO cat Parochial Library 1766 5 survive? Perkin's list. LLANEGWAD cat Parochial Library 1766 Bray library. LLANELLY cat Broom's Circulating Library 1836 [George Broom] BBTI. LLANELLY cat Mechanics' Institution 1840 Survived till 1897. Started as a library? LLANFIHANGEL-AR-ARTH cat Parochial Library 1765 Bray library LLANGATHEN cat Parochial Library 1768 Bray library. LLANGYNDEYRN cat Parochial Library 1804 Perkin's list. LLANWINIO cat Parochial Library 1765 Bray library. NEWCASTLE EMLYN cat Parochial Library 1730? PEMBREY cat Parochial Library 1807 Perkin's list. PENBOYR cat Parochial Library 1765 Bray library. ST CLEARS cat Parochial Library 1768 Bray library. TRELECH cat Parochial Library 1765 Bray library. DENBIGH BANGOR MONACHORUM den Parochial Library 1833 Perkin's list. DENBIGH den Castle Grammar School 1727 Crockford's Scholastic Directory for 1861. DENBIGH den Denbigh Reading Society 1794? J.L. Clifford, Piozzi's diary, 1952. DENBIGH den Parochial Library 1814 A Bray library. LLANDRILLO-YN-RHOS den Parochial Library 1760? Perkin's list. LLANFWROG den Parochial Library 1683 Perkin's list. LLANGOLLEN den Mechanics' Institution & Public Library 1845? Slater's National & Commercial Directory, 1850. LLANRWST den Grammar School 1612 Crockford's Scholastic Directory for 1861. LLANRWST den Llanwrst Lending Library 1794 Bray library. LLANRWST den News & Reading Room 1845? Slater's National & Commercial Directory, 1850. LLANTYSILIO den Parochial Library 1720 SPCK. All gone. LLYSFAEN den Parochial Library 1723 Perkin's list. PENTREVOELAS den Literary Society 1845? Accounts & Papers. 1852-53. Education. 1854. Based on 1851 Census. RUABON den Grammar School 1632 Crockford's Scholastic Directory for 1861. RUTHIN den Grammar School 1595 Crockford's Scholastic Directory for 1861. RUTHIN den Jones' Circulating Library 1815? [Robert Jones] - 1844. BBTI. Pigot, 1822, 1844. Listed in Slater's Royal National & Commercial Directory, 1850. WREXHAM den Free School 1603? Probably earlier foundation? Crockford's Scholastic Directory for 1861. WREXHAM den Hughes' Circulating Library 1789 [John Hughes]

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Chester Chronicle, 21 August, 1789. WREXHAM den Literary Institution 1845? Slater's National & Commercial Directory, 1850. WREXHAM den Parochial Library 1709? Perkin's list. WREXHAM den Payne's Circulating Library 1750? [Thomas Payne] Rees p. 255. Kaufman Lib. Q. 1963, 306. WREXHAM den Wrexham Book Society 1810? E. Rees, 1987. WREXHAM den Wrexham Public Library 1820? Pigot, 1822. FLINT HAWARDEN fli Free Grammar School 1608 Crockford's Scholastic Directory for 1861. HOLYWELL fli Davies' Circulating Library 1828 [James Davies] BBTI. HOLYWELL fli Grammar School 1660? Crockford's Scholastic Directory for 1861. HOLYWELL fli Holywell Circulating Library 1838 Subscription Book (Flintshire RO). A circulating library? HOLYWELL fli Holywell Reading Society 1820? List (1823) in Clwyd RO. MOLD fli Parochial Library 1797 A Bray library. MOLD fli Price's Circulating Library 1836? [J. Price] BBTI. MOLD fli Pring's Circulating Library 1836? [William Pring] Slater's National & Commercial Directory, 1850. MOLD fli Subscription News Room 1845? Slater's National & Commercial Directory, 1850. RHYL fli Subscription News Room 1845? Slater's National & Commercial Directory, 1850. ST ASAPH fli Cathedral Library 1711 Cat. 1878 - 2725.g.1779. SPCK Lending Library. National Library of Wales. (Archives) ST ASAPH fli Grammar School 1650? Crockford's Scholastic Directory for 1861. ST ASAPH fli Parochial Library 1711 [Diocesan Library] Perkin's list. ST ASAPH fli St Asaph Lending Library 1711 [S.P.C.K.] Rees p. 241. ST ASAPH fli Useful Knowledge Society 1845? Accounts & Papers. 1852-53. Education. 1854. Based on 1851 Census. GLAMORGAN ABERDARE gla Mechanics' Institution 1848 Refounded in 1853. BRIDGEND gla Bird's Circulating Library 1835 [John G. Bird] -1839. BBTI. BRIDGEND gla Mechanics' Institution 1824 Refounded in 1848. Survived till 1883. CARDIFF gla Bird's Circulating Library 1791 [John Bird] -1811. BBTI. CARDIFF gla Bird's Circulating Library 1818 [William Bird] -1855. BBTI. CARDIFF gla Cardiff Book Society 1814 - 1825? Lists (Cardiff PL). CARDIFF gla Etheridge's Circulating Library 1821 [Samuel Etheridge] BBTI. CARDIFF gla Mechanics' Institution 1841 1851 Census. CARDIFF gla Reed's Circulating Library 1818? [S. & William Reed] William Reed recorded on his own by 1830. Listed in Pigot's National Commercial Directory 1830 CARDIFF gla Reed's Circulating Library 1830? [William Reed] Pigot, 1830. CARDIFF gla Ridd's Circulating Library 1811

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[Thomas Ridd] Also known as the cardiff Library.BBTI. CARDIFF gla Scientific & Literary Institution 1837 1851 Census. Listed in Slater's Royal National & Commercial Directory, 1850. CARDIFF gla St John's Parochial Library 1845? Listed in Slater's Royal National & Commercial Directory, 1850. Not listed by Perkin. CARDIFF gla Subscription Reading Room 1845? Listed in Slater's Royal National & Commercial Directory, 1850. CARDIFF gla Tibbins' Circulating Library 1815 [John Tibbins] BBTI. CARDIFF gla Woodman's Circulating Library 1839 [David Woodman] BBTI. COWBRIDGE gla Clerical Book Club 1817 - 1833. Accounts 1817-33 (Glamorgan RO). COWBRIDGE gla Cowbridge Book Society 1736 - 1750? > Diocesan Library. Rees p. 252. Papers (Glamorgan RO, NLW MS. 6517). The former SPCK library (1711). Kaufman, Libraries & their Users, 1969. COWBRIDGE gla Cowbridge Lending Library 1711 [S.P.C.K.] Rees p. 241. Cat. 1793 - Bonham's sale catalogue, 13 February, 1997, lot 250. COWBRIDGE gla Free School 1685 Crockford's Scholastic Directory for 1861. History 1967 BL X529/7143. COWBRIDGE gla Morris' Circulating Library 1845? [Elizabeth & Marianne Morris] BBTI. Listed in Hunt's Bristol Directory, 1848. COWBRIDGE gla Parochial Library 1711 A Bray library. SPCK. COWBRIDGE gla Thomas' Circulating Library 1835 [Sarah Thomas] BBTI. COWBRIDGE gla Williams' Circulating Library 1798? [Edward Williams] CWM AVON gla Mechanics' Institution 1848 Member lists 1849-51 (Glamorgan Archives). DOWLAIS gla Literary & Bardic Society 1845? Accounts & Papers. 1852-53. Education. 1854. Based on 1851 Census. DOWLAIS gla Tradesmen's & Workmen's Library 1845? Accounts & Papers. 1852-53. Education. 1854. Based on 1851 Census. LLANCARFAN gla Llancarfan Book Society 1798? LLANDAFF gla Cathedral Library 1560? National Library of Wales. (Archives) LLANDEILO TAL-Y-BONT gla Llandeilo Lending Library 1802 Bray library. MERTHYR TYDVIL gla Mechanics' Institution 1830 Defunct by 1851? MERTHYR TYDVIL gla Subscription Reading Room & Library 1845? Slater's National & Commercial Directory, 1850. MERTHYR TYDVIL gla Young Men's Improvement Society 1845? J.W. Hudson, History of Adult Education, 1851. NEATH gla Bartleman's Circulating Library 1810? [George Bartleman] Holden, 1811. NEATH gla Fagg's Circulating Library 1827? [Filmer Fagg] Moved from Swansea in 1827. Listed in Pigot's National Commercial Directory 1830 NEATH gla Literary & Scientific Institution 1835 Short lived? NEATH gla Mechanics' Institution 1843 1851 Census. Survived till 1880. NEATH gla Museum & Library 1845? Slater's National & Commercial Directory, 1850. NEATH gla Neath Library 1834 - 1866. Minutes (Glamorgan Archives). NEATH gla Philosophical Society 1845? Slater's National & Commercial Directory, 1850. NEATH gla Thomas' Circulating Library 1820? [T. Thomas] Cambrian, 20 September, 1823. PENGAM gla Lewis's School 1715 History 1929. 08364.ee.55. PONTYPRIDD gla Literary & Scientific Institution 1845 1851 Census. SWANSEA gla Bryant's Circulating Library 1827 [William Bryant] - 1842? Listed in Robson's Directory, 1842. SWANSEA gla Davies' Circulating Library 1795 [John Davies] UBD, 1792.

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SWANSEA gla Evans' Circulating Library 1800? [Daniel & John Evans] BBTI. SWANSEA gla Fagg's Circulating Library 1819 [Filmer Fagg] - 1827. Cat. 1824 (RI of South Wales). Fagg moved to Neath. SWANSEA gla Free Grammar School 1682 Crockford's Scholastic Directory for 1861. SWANSEA gla Glamorgan Library 1804 - 1818. Listed in Pigot's National Commercial Directory 1830 SWANSEA gla Goodere's Circulating Library 1783? [Thomas & John Goodere] BBTI. SWANSEA gla Griffith's Circulating Library 1823? [Mrs Harriet Griffith] Listed in Pigot's National Commercial Directory 1830 SWANSEA gla Ivey & Pearse's Circulating Library 1845? [? Ivey & ? Pearse] Listed in Slater's Royal National & Commercial Directory, 1850. SWANSEA gla Jenkin's Circulating Library 1827 [Albert Jenkin] - 1844. BBTI. Listed in Robson's Directory, 1842. SWANSEA gla Jenkin's Circulating Library 1810? [David Jenkin] - 1813; 1827. BBTI. > Thomas & Mahon. SWANSEA gla Jenkins' Circulating Library 1822? [Eliza & Georgiana Jenkins] - 1868. Listed in Hunt's Bristol Directory, 1848. Listed in Robson's Directory, 1842. Listed in Pigot's National Commercial Directory 1830. Slater's Directory, 1850. SWANSEA gla Jenkins' Circulating Library 1805 [Thomas Jenkins] Cambrian, 4 May, 1805. SWANSEA gla Levi's Circulating Library 1845? [Rebecca Levi] Listed in Slater's Royal National & Commercial Directory, 1850. SWANSEA gla Levy's Circulating Library 1845? [Tipporah C. Levy] Listed in Hunt's Bristol Directory, 1848. Cp. Levi. SWANSEA gla Literary & Scientific Institution 1835 Became Royal Institution of South Wales. Records 1844-1921 (Business Archives Council). SWANSEA gla Mahon's Circulating Library 1813? [Mary Mahon] BBTI. SWANSEA gla Mechanics' Institution 1826 [Tradesmen's & Mechanics' Institution] Revived in 1839 and 1848. Records (Private owner - NRA 28631). SWANSEA gla Oakey's Circulating Library 1802? [Mrs Priscilla & Miss M. Oakey] BBTI. SWANSEA gla Owen's Circulating Library 1792? [Ellis Owen] Labels (dated 1792) in NL Wales & Franks. 1792 label - Forrest Books, Catalogue 89, 1999. SWANSEA gla People's Institution 1849 1851 Census. SWANSEA gla Rowlands' Circulating Library 1805 [Mrs J. Rowlands] Cambrian, 23 November, 1805. SWANSEA gla Royal Institution of South Wales 1835 History, 1962 - 010369.h.34. (Archives) SWANSEA gla Society for the Acquisition of Universal Knowledge 1847 SWANSEA gla Suscription Reading Room 1840? Hunt, 1849. SWANSEA gla Swansea Sociable Club 1788? Subs. list. SWANSEA gla Swansea [Parochial] Lending Library 1793 Bray library. SWANSEA gla Thomas & Mahon's Circulating Library 1813? [Harriet Thomas & Mary Mahon] BBTI. SWANSEA gla Unitarian Book Society 1822 Accounts 1822-32 (West Glamorgan Archives). MERIONETH BALA mer Bala [Parochial] Lending Library 1763 Bray library. BALA mer Free School 1712 BALA mer Theological College 1837 BARMOUTH mer Jones' Circulating Library 1839 [Ellis Jones]

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BBTI. BARMOUTH mer Williams' Circulating Library 1835 [Watkin Williams] BBTI. BARMOUTH mer Williams' Circulating Library 1835 [Watkin Williams] BBTI. DOLGELLAU mer Free School 1665 Crockford's Scholastic Directory for 1861. DOLGELLAU mer Ladies' Book Club 1781? DOLGELLAU mer Lending Library 1796 Bray library. 208 survive. Perkin's list. DOLGELLAU mer News Room 1845? Slater's National & Commercial Directory, 1850. LLAN-Y-CIL mer Free School 1712 Crockford's Scholastic Directory for 1861. LLAN-Y-CIL mer Free School 1712 Schools Inquiry Commission, 1867-68. LLANEGRIN mer Free Grammar School 1652 Crockford's Scholastic Directory for 1861. TOWYN mer Subscription News & Reading Room 1845? Slater's National & Commercial Directory, 1850. MONMOUTH ABERGAVENNY mom Abergavenny Parochial Lending Library 1784 Bray library. 250 survive. Perkin's list. ABERGAVENNY mom Cox's Circulating Library 1706? [William Cox] 1806?-22. Followed by John Cox. ABERGAVENNY mom Grammar School 1543 Crockford's Scholastic Directory for 1861. ABERGAVENNY mom Watkins' Circulating Library 1801 [John Cheese Watkins] 1801-38. ABERGAVENNY mom Watkins' Circulating Library 1811 [John C. Watkins & Son] - 1838. Ress, 1987. ABERGAVENNY mom Wilmot's Circulating Library 1790 [William Wilmot] British Chronicle, 31 March, 1790. CAERLEON mom Parochial Library 1757 A Bray library. 6 survive. Llandaff Cathedral. Perkin's list. CHEPSTOW mom Briggs' Circulating Library 1814 [J. Briggs] BBTI. CHEPSTOW mom Chapman's Circulating Library 1810? [Mrs ? Chapman] BBTI. > J. Briggs. CHEPSTOW mom Davis' Circulating Library 1845? [Thomas Davis] Listed in Slater's Royal National & Commercial Directory, 1850. CHEPSTOW mom Farrar's Circulating Library 1845? [Thomas P. Farrar] BBTI. CHEPSTOW mom Kirby's Circulating Library 1804? [Mrs Kirby] - 1811. CHEPSTOW mom Lambert's Circulating Library 1811 [William Lambert] Gloucester Journal, 4 March, 1811. CHEPSTOW mom Parochial Library 1712 SPCK. Bray library. 250? survive. Perkin's list. CHEPSTOW mom Taylor's Circulating Library 1845? [Robert Taylor] Listed in Slater's Royal National & Commercial Directory, 1850. CHEPSTOW mom Webb's Circulating Library 1810? [Martha Webb] - 1845. BBTI. Listed in Robson's Directory, 1842. Listed in Pigot's National Commercial Directory 1830 EBBW VALE mom Literary & Scientific Institute 1849 1851 Census. Minutes &c. 1849-1973 (Gwent RO). LLANOVER mom Parochial Library 1829 A Bray library. LLANTILIO mom Powell's Free School 1654 Crockford's Scholastic Directory for 1861. MONMOUTH mom Farrar's Circulating Library 1845? [Thomas Farrar] Listed in Slater's Royal National & Commercial Directory, 1850. MONMOUTH mom Heath's Circulating Library 1830? [Elizabeth Heath]

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Widow of Charles Heath? Listed in Slater's Royal National & Commercial Directory, 1850. MONMOUTH mom Heath's Circulating Library 1791 [Charles Heath] - 1830. BBTI. MONMOUTH mom Monmouth Book Club 1810? Gloucester Journal, 5 August, 1811. MONMOUTH mom Monmouth School 1615 [Jones' Free Grammar School] Crockford's Scholastic Directory for 1861. MONMOUTH mom Neath's Circulating Library 1791? [Charles Heath] BBTI. MONMOUTH mom Parochial Library 1710 SPCK. 250? survive. Perkin's list. NEWPORT mom Commercial News Room 1830? BBTI. NEWPORT mom Etheridge & Tibbins's Circulating Library 1808? [Samuel Etheridge & John Tibbins] BBTI. Rees, 1987. NEWPORT mom Evans' Circulating Library 1845? [Morgan Evans] Listed in Hunt's Bristol Directory, 1848. Listed in Slater's Royal National & Commercial Directory, 1850. NEWPORT mom Jones' Circulating Library 1845? [David W. Jones] Listed in Hunt's Bristol Directory, 1848. Listed in Slater's Royal National & Commercial Directory, 1850. NEWPORT mom Parochial Library 1711 SPCK. 250? survive - Llandaff Cathedral. NEWPORT mom Tibbins' Circulating Library 1812? [John Tibbins] BBTI. NEWPORT mom Webber's Circulating Library 1829? [Henry Webber] BBTI. TREVETHIN mom Parochial Library 1711 SPCK. All gone. Register. Ker p. 102-3. Bray library. USK mom Clark's Circulating Library 1834? [James H. Clarke] BBTI. USK mom Free Grammar School 1621 Crockford's Scholastic Directory for 1861. USK mom Parochial Library 1828 A Bray library. 250? survive. Perkin's list. MONTGOMERY BUTTINGTON moy Parochial Library 1695+ Bray library. Perkin's list. CHURCH STOKE moy Parochial Library 1695+ 1 survives. Perkin's list. DAROWEN moy Parochial Library 1710 SPCK. Most (37) remain. Perkin's list. DEUDDWR moy Deuddwr Lending Library 1766 Bray library. Not in Perkin's list. DEYTHUR moy Deythur School 1690 Crockford's Scholastic Directory for 1861. FORDEN moy Parochial Library 1695+ Perkin's list. LLANFAIR CAEREINION moy Llanfair [Parochial] Lending Library 1768 Bray library. LLANFYLLIN moy Parochial Library 1850? National Library of Wales (1975). LLANFYLLIN moy Parochial Library 1695+ Perkin's list. LLANIDLOES moy Parochial Library 1695+ Perkin's list. LLANLLWCHAIARN moy Parochial Library 1766 Bray library. LLANWNNOG moy Parochial Library 1764 Bray library. MACHYNLLETH moy Machynlleth Church Library 1790 For dissenters. MONTGOMERY moy Parochial Library 1695+ Perkin's list. NEWTOWN moy Cheyne's Circulating Library 1820? [? Cheyne] Label in John Johnson. NEWTOWN moy Newtown Library 1820? Label in John Johnson. NEWTOWN moy Parochial Library 1695+ Perkin's list.

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TRELYSTAN moy Parochial Library 1695? Perkin's list. WELSHPOOL moy Charity School 1770? Crockford's Scholastic Directory for 1861. WELSHPOOL moy Farmers' Club 1835? J.W. Hudson, History of Adult Education, 1851. WELSHPOOL moy Welshpool Reading Society 1819? CLYDEY pem Parochial Library 1766 Bray library. PEMBROKE FISHGUARD pem Parochial Library 1841 Perkin's list. HAVERFORDWEST pem Clerical Book Club 1709? SPCK Archives. HAVERFORDWEST pem Free Grammar School 1613 Crockford's Scholastic Directory for 1861. History 1961 BL YA.1994.a.11502. HAVERFORDWEST pem Gillard's Circulating Library 1825? [William Gillard] Listed in Pigot's National Commercial Directory 1830 HAVERFORDWEST pem Literary & Scientific Institution 1847 Slater's National & Commercial Directory, 1850. 1851 Census. HAVERFORDWEST pem Parochial Library 1808 A Bray library. HAVERFORDWEST pem Potter's Circulating Library 1800? [Joseph Potter] BBTI. Slater's National & Commercial Directory, 1850. Listed in Pigot's Commercial Directory for 1822-23; also 1830. HAVERFORDWEST pem Potter's Circulating Library 1779 [John T. Potter] - 1800. BBTI. HAVERFORDWEST pem Thomas' Circulating Library 1825 [John Thomas] BBTI. LITTLE NEWCASTLE pem Parochial Library 1766 Bray library. LLANDYSILIO pem Parochial Library 1766 LLANWNDA pem Parochial Library 1768 NARBERTH pem Parochial Library 1768 PEMBROKE pem Barclay's Circulating Library 1825? [James Barclay] Listed in Pigot's National Commercial Directory 1830 PEMBROKE pem Free Grammar School 1691 Crockford's Scholastic Directory for 1861. PEMBROKE pem Pembroke Society 1740? - 1791? Cats. 1776, 1791 (NL Wales). Rees p. 253. Cats. pr. Hereford (1776) and Pembroke (1791). Kaufman, Libraries & their Users, 1969. PEMBROKE pem Treble's Circulating Library 1812? [John Treble] BBTI. PEMBROKE pem Wilmot's Circulating Library 1788? [William Wilmot] BBTI. PEMBROKE DOCK pem Clougher's Circulating Library 1839? [Thomas Clougher] BBTI. PEMBROKE DOCK pem Mechanics' Institution 1850 1851 Census. Survived till 1875. PEMBROKE DOCK pem Treble's Circulating Library 1828? [Eliza Treble] BBTI. PEMBROKE DOCK pem Treble's Circulating Library 1827? [John Treble] BBTI. PRENDERGAST pem Parochial Library 1710 Bray library. All gone. ST DAVID'S pem Grammar School 1350? Originally a choir school. ST DAVID'S pem Parochial Library 1807 A Bray library. ST DAVID'S pem St David's Cathedral 1180 (Archives) TENBY pem Bowers' Circulating Library 1825? [John Bowers] BBTI. Listed in Pigot's National Commercial Directory 1830 TENBY pem Caulfield's Circulating Library 1825? [Elizabeth & Martha Caulfield] Listed in Pigot's National Commercial Directory 1830 TENBY pem Griffiths' Circulating Library 1803? [John Griffiths] - 1811? Holden, 1811. BBTI.

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TENBY pem Hough's Circulating Library 1844? [George H. Hough] BBTI. TENBY pem Literary & Scientific Institution 1850 Slater's National & Commercial Directory, 1850. TENBY pem Treble & Bowers' Circulating Library 1820? [John Treble & John Bowers] Rules in Cardiff PL. TENBY pem Treble's Circulating Library 1818? [John Treble] BBTI. Cp. Treble & Bowers. RADNOR CWM TOYDDWR rad Church School 1719 Schools Inquiry Commission, 1867-68. KNIGHTON rad Watkins' Circulating Library 1820? [? Watkins] Label in John Johnson. Hamilton, 1895. LLANGYNLLO rad Parochial Library 1811 A Bray library. LLANGYNLLO rad Parochial Library 1700? Chained library. Perkin's list. OWM TOYDDWR rad Price's School 1719 Crockford's Scholastic Directory for 1861. PRESTEIGNE rad Fawcett's Circulating Library 1845? [William Fawcett] Listed in Slater's Royal National & Commercial Directory, 1850. PRESTEIGNE rad Free Grammar School 1565 Crockford's Scholastic Directory for 1861. PRESTEIGNE rad Parochial Library 1707 [St Andrew] All gone. PRESTEIGNE rad Presteigne Book Society 1815? Label in Hamilton, 1895. RHAYADER rad Grammar School 1793 RHAYADER rad Parochial Library 1810 A Bray library.

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