A SEVENTEENTH CENTURY ?WELSHMAN ABROAD INCLUDED in the Wigfair collection of manuscripts, deeds, etc., purchased by the National Library of Wales from Colonel H. C. Lloyd Howard of Wigfair near St. Asaph in 1926-7 are two items now designated Wigfair No. 2851 and No. 2852. The first item (No. 2851) is an incomplete manuscript consisting of eight folios (20.8 X 28cm.), the top right-hand corner of each folio being torn and this sufficiently so to interfere with the text in folios 4-8. Folios 1-3V contain an account of a journey from Rome to Naples in January 1 619[/ 2α], the traveller(s) setting out from Rome on 4 January and, after passing through Villettrie,1 Castello Sermonetto, Taracinia, Fondii, Gaieta, and Capua, arriving in Naples on ?8 January. The remaining folios contain an interesting description of the city of Naples and an account of visits made from that city to places of classical interest. No indication is given of the identity of the author traveller, but the manuscript is written in a hand which bears strong secretary characteristics and could be contemporary with, or slightly later than, the period of the events described. The second item (No. 2852), like the first, is an incomplete manuscript. It contains sixteen folios (19.5 X 30cm.), and these were almost certainly written by the scribe of the first fragment (No. 2851). This second manuscript gives an account of a voyage .through the Ionian Sea south-eastwards 'to the height of Candie' (Crete) and thence northwards through the Cicleades into the Aegean Sea and the Hellespont, this being the final stage of a journey, presumably from England, to Constantinople. Amongst the places, etc. which feature in the narrative are Zante Road (departed 26 September), Morea, the cities of Modona and Corona, 'the height of Candie antientlie Creete', the city of Athens, Mt. Parnassus, the isles of Rodes, Coos, Samos, Pathmos, Nicaria, and Chios, the port of Smirna (arrived 7, departed 17 October), the isles of Lesbos and Lemnos, and the ruins of Troy. No mention is made of the year in which the voyage was undertaken. During the greater part of this second account, as in the first manuscript, we are left in the dark as to the identity of the author traveller, but on ff. 15V-16V we are given an English version of a passport or safe conduct issued to him by the Turkish authorities in the year 1624 prior to his return to England from Turkey. The following is a transcript of the said English version of this document. 'An Imperiall Comand to all Begglerbegges and Begges and to all kinges, Princes, capt[ain]s and generals, by sea and land, and to all ye militie and souldiers vnder