‘Ye Best Tast of Books & Learning of Any Other Country Gentn’: The Library of Thomas Mostyn of Gloddaith, c.1676–1692

Mary Chadwick, Shaun Evans

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Abstract

Using correspondence and library catalogues, this chapter explores the construction of the seventeenth-century library of Sir Thomas Mostyn of Gloddaith, in North Wales. Challenging the widely held notion that members of the Welsh gentry were thoroughly anglicised, we argue that Mostyn’s acquisition and uses of his books and manuscripts show clearly that he was committed to furthering and supporting Welsh history and scholarship, and that he looked beyond England to glean news and texts from Europe and the wider world.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLibraries, Books, and Collectors of Texts, 1600-1900
EditorsAnnika Bautz, James Gregory
Place of PublicationNew York & Abingdon
PublisherRoutledge, Taylor & Francis Group
Chapter5
Pages87-103
Number of pages17
Edition1
ISBN (Electronic)9780429489600
ISBN (Print)9781138593190
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 30 Apr 2018

Publication series

NameRoutledge Studies in Cultural History
PublisherRoutledge

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    Chadwick, M., & Evans, S. (2018). ‘Ye Best Tast of Books & Learning of Any Other Country Gentn’: The Library of Thomas Mostyn of Gloddaith, c.1676–1692. In A. Bautz, & J. Gregory (Eds.), Libraries, Books, and Collectors of Texts, 1600-1900 (1 ed., pp. 87-103). (Routledge Studies in Cultural History). Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780429489600-6