Her mineral collection, previously housed at Powis Castle, was donated to the National Museum of Wales, Cardiff, by the Earl of Powis
The residence of the Earl of Powis
, the castle is known for its extensive attractive formal gardens, terraces, parkland, deer park and landscaped estate.
The Earl of Powis
John Herbert, a descendant of the Welsh-born poet George Herbert and also a descendant of the first President of Bangor University, will be awarded for services to scholarship and literary studies.
The deeply religious Earl of Powis
has told the Prince he will not be welcome if he brings along his lover, Camilla Parker Bowles.
They include: * Earl of Powis
John Herbert, a descendant of the Welsh-born poet George Herbert and of the first president of Bangor University - for services to scholarship and literary studies; * Bangor graduate Paul Feeney, international investment strategist with BNY Mellon Asset Management - for services to the financial services industry; * broadcaster, teacher and conductor Rhys Jones - for services to music and the community; * Professor Laura McAllister, Professor of Governance at Liverpool University, a leading authority on Welsh politics and a former Wales football international - for services to Sport in Higher Education, and poet and former professor of Welsh at Bangor University, Professor Gwyn Thomas - for services to Welsh literature.
It was uncovered when the owner of the castle, the Earl of Powis
, Dr John George Herbert, showed a team of experts two trunks of manuscripts during a valuation.
WELSHPOOL smithfield began in 1864 when the burgesses of Welshpool agreed a land swap with the Earl of Powis
More importantly, the new Earl of Powis
brought a much-needed injection of cash to the estate.
A century ago, George, the 4th Earl of Powis
and Lady Violet, Countess of Powis entertained the Prince and Princess of Wales (later King George V and Queen Mary) for a shooting weekend at their home.
He has also stayed with the Earl of Powis
at Powis Castle.
Roost sites include the surviving part of Lymore Hall, Montgomery, the original seat of the Earl of Powis
, and Hendre Cottage in the Tanat Valley which is one of the oldest dwelling houses in Wales.
The violin, which was made around 1870, is said to have belonged to Thomas Maldwyn Price, a musician who was the organist at the funeral of the third Earl of Powis
at St Mary's Church, Welshpool in 1891.
The National Trust said the hoard was put on display after being lent to it by the late Mrs Schreiber, the wife of Lord Clive, the heir of the fourth Earl of Powis
The Earl of Powis
, as a governor of the Welsh Girls School, had invited the pupils to Powis Castle and the grateful staff duly criss-crossed the country with books and small furniture in cars until term started.
The next stage of the ongoing conservation project will be to restore the collection to its former glory, when it first came into the hands of the Earl of Powis
and Lord Robert Clive around 1750Powis Castle and Garden, near Welshpool, is open daily from March 21 to October 30, except Tuesdays and Wednesdays