File NLW MS 11533D. - Barddoniaeth Clwydwenfro,

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NLW MS 11533D.


Barddoniaeth Clwydwenfro,


  • 1856-1884 / (Creation)

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A scrap-book of John Lloyd James (Clwydwenfro), Congregational minister at March, Cambridgeshire, etc. The volume was compiled during the period 1856-1884 and consists largely of original poetry and a few translations by 'Clwydwenfro', in the form of holograph copies, printed sheets, and press cuttings. The titles include 'Lines written on a Visit to the Pembrokeshire Hills', 1878; 'Fy Mam (Esther James)'; 'Fy Llysfamgu (Maria Lloyd)'; 'Pennillion Coffadwriaethol am Jane, merch Mr. D. a Mrs. E. Morris, Railway Tavern, Llandeilo-fawr', 1859; 'Llinellau coffadwriaethol am David Evans, Aberafon ...', 1859; 'Anerchiad i [David Morgan Davies] Byron Myrnach ... ar ei ddychweliad o'r Gogledd, yn Mawrth 1859'; 'Y Myfyriwr Cystuddiedig (Cyflwynedig i Mr. John Oliver, Llanfynydd)', 1860; 'Y flwyddyn un ar hugain! Cyflwynedig i Miss K. Lewis, Glanynant, Eglwysnewydd, ... 1862'; 'Mynwent Hebron', 1862; 'Pontygavel a'r Teulu: Cyflwynedig i Mr. Edward Howell James, ar ei ddyfodiad i'w un-ar-hugain mlwydd oed'; 'Y Gelfyddyd Farddol (cyfieithiad o Horace)', 1863-1865 (together with a prose translation, 1863); 'Ymadawiad Madog. Pryddest', 1878; 'Moel Cwmcerwn', 1866; 'I'r ymfudwr Ieuanc: sef, Penillion i Walter Hugh JAmes (Gwallter Myrnach), o Pontygavel, Llanfyrnach, Dyfed, yr hwn a ymfudodd i New Zealand ddechreu y flwyddyn hon [1866] ...'; 'King Howell the Good's hunting. Prize poem in Whitland Eisteddfod', 1881; 'Bryn Yetwen. Cyflwynedig i'r Parch. J. Davies, Yetwen', 1876; 'Boadicea. A translation of Verses composed by the Rev. J. Davies, Yetwen, to Boadicea, daughter of Rev. J. Ll. James, rendered into English by her father', 1874; 'Anerchiad i [Jonathan N. Davies] Caernalaw', 1877; 'Pennillion Coffadwriaethol ar ol y diweddar Mrs. [Martha] Evans, Caeraeron, priod y Parch. S[imon] Evans, Hebron, Dyfed ...', 1882; 'Er Coffadwriaeth am Ioan Glan Taf, sef John Davies, Amaethwr a Bardd gwych, o'r Plas, Plwyf Llanglydwen ...', 1883; 'Marwnad i'r diweddar Barch. John Morgan Evans, Ebenezer, Caerdydd', 1883; 'Verses addressed to the Rev. D. M. Davies, on behalf of the Church and Congregation at Sardis Congregational Chapel, Varteg ...', 1884; 'Esgyniad Crist. Pryddest'; etc. There are also some miscellaneous press cuttings, among them being poetry by John Jones ('Tegid'), Edward Roberts ('Iorwerth Glan Aled'), Jonathan N. Davies ('Carnalaw'), etc.

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  • Welsh
  • English

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Welsh, English.

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The description is also available in Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume IV (Aberystwyth, 1971).

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Preferred citation: NLW MS 11533D.

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Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

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Description follows NLW guidelines based on ISAD(G) 2nd ed.; AACR2; and LCSH


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October 2009.


  • English



Archivist's note

Description compiled by Bethan Ifans for the retrospective conversion project of NLW MSS;

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