File NLW MS 436B - Barddoniaeth

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  • [18 cent.] (Creation)

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157 ff., loose (foliated 1-164, with gaps; ff. 77, 86, 87, 88, 112, 118, 119, 123, 124 and 147 missing; ff. 127 and 151 are duplicated) ; 210 x 163 mm.

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'Wiliam Sion am pia fi yn y flwyddyn 1764' on fly-leaf (in possession of Wiliam Sion, Maentwrog 1756-1764); date 1718 at bottom of f. 1a; names of Edward Williams (in his possession 1730) and David John Davies occur on many pages; formerly in the possession of David Jones, Caeserwyd, 1806 ('Duma llyfr a gesi ei fenthig Gan Thos. Edwards or Nant yn y flwyddun 1806, Gorphenaf y 19' on f. 7a), Thomas Hughes, Mochdre, 1805, David Davis, 1804, and George Dunn, Woolley Hall, Maidenhead.

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A manuscript containing miscellaneous poetry in different hands, the earlier part c. 1710-1720; englynion and fragments of verse have been scribbled in the blank margins of the volume throughout. The manuscript also contains various extracts, notes, etc. Pagination is incorrect (see under Nifer Dail).

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  • Welsh

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Creator ref. no.: Williams MS 638


Preferred citation: NLW MS 436B

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  • Text: NLW MS 436B.