File NLW MS 10869B. - Barddoniaeth 'Dafydd Ddu Eryri',

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NLW MS 10869B.


Barddoniaeth 'Dafydd Ddu Eryri',


  • 1782-1808 / (Creation)

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The volume bears the name, among others, of Mr. Owen W. Evans, Lôn Glai, Pontrug, near Caernarvon.

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An incomplete volume of free- and strict-metre poetry in the hand of, and largely by, David Thomas ('Dafydd Ddu Eryri') of Waunfawr, Caernarvonshire. The dated poems belong to the years 1782-1785, 1800, and 1808. Among the titles are: 'Can a gyfansoddwyd yn Niwedd y Gauaf 1783 Sef Gwahoddiad ir Prydyddion ddyfod ir Bettws bach Noswyl Fair'; 'Penill i Ferch Iefangc' and 'Y Ferch yn Atteb' by J. Parry, 1783; 'Cyngor i Ddafydd Thomas Waen fawr Briodi 1783' by John Jones, Cae Dronw, and 'Atteb, ir Gan flaenorol'; 'Cywydd Annerch ir Godidog Fardd Jonathan Hughes', with a reply, 1782 (incomplete); 'Englynion, a gyfansoddwyd 20 o Chwefr. 1784. Yn amser yr Eira mawr'; 'Englynion i Mary Thomas (Chwaer Daf. Thomas)' by Jonathan Hughes, 23 June, 1785, with a reply; 'Atteb i Englynion E[dward] Barnes', 1784; 'Englynion a luniwyd yn nhŷ Mr Robert William, Bettws fawr ['Robert ap Gwilym Ddu'] ('The above I receiv'd from Edmd. Francis, which he had it [sic] in Carnarvon. R. Solomon. Amluch April 26th. 1800'); 'Englynion i Rug, & Glyn Dyfrdwy'; 'An Address to the Visitors of Snowdon To be presented by the Miners - 1808'; and 'Englynion cof am Mr. W. Llwyd, o Gaio ... 1808. Pregethwr Methodistaidd'.

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  • English
  • Welsh

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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, Part XIX, 261-2.

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See also NLW Cwrtmawr 1(B), 78B MS 78, which contains poetry, early 19th century, in the hand of, and largely by, David Thomas ('Dafydd Ddu Eryri'); NLW MS 573D, which contains poetry, [18th-19th century], of David Thomas ('Dafydd Ddu Eryri') and Jonathan Hughes.

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Publication note

Y Bywgraffiadur Cymreig hyd 1940 (Llundain, 1953), p. 883 refers to the poem mentioned here, 'Gwahoddiad i'r Prydyddion ...', together with some of the circumstances which engendered its composition.

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Preferred citation: NLW MS 10869B.

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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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Dates of creation revision deletion

October 2008.


  • English



Archivist's note

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

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