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Miss Philips, Ivy Lodge, Hereford, has sent a copy of Mr. J. Bagnall Evans' letter to the Rev. E. Hermitage Day written on the 4th of January, 1895. Nant-yr-Eglwys, Whitland, R.S.O. Dear Sir-Referring to a short paragraph contributed by you to the South Wales Ðaily News of Dec. 26th. I have thought that perhaps the following may be of interest to you. My late Father-W. Evans-was for several years in "the thirties" Curate in Charge of Abbey Cwmhir and lived at the Hall of which he was Lessee, when the property was purchased by Mr. F. Philips in 1837. In 1836 while laying out some flower beds amongst the ruins, the coffin lid you refer to was found, I think in the nave of the Abbey. When it was raised a perfect skeleton was disclosed in a stone grave, quite close to the surface of the ground. It was that of a tall man, and under the middle age, for the teeth were all quite perfect and beautifully white. In a few moments of exposure to the air only the teeth remained-all the rest was dust -and these my Father carefully collected and carried home. In the year following Mr. F. Philips (whom by the way. I remember well) was on a visit to us, and on my Father mentioning the discovery and telling the story of the mouldering of the skeleton, Mr. F. asked to see the teeth (they were preserved in a small box in the drawing room). On being shown them, he said he had broken one of his false ones, and one of the Abbot's incisors would fit his plate beautifully. He then and there so placed it (being a clever mechanic) and I have often heard it stated as a joke against him that he used to declare it was the best and most serviceable 'grinder' he had in his head. My Father placed the inscribed lid inside the old Church on the S. wall, and I was sorry to see it had been moved out into the yard, when I last visited the place some years ago. Mabli was one of the early Abbots, but the date of his death is of course only matter of conjecture. I may mention that there is a farm, I think on the borders of the parish, Nantmel side, called 'Berth-Mabli,' now