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Cymdeithas Cymreigyddion y Fenni was a cultural society established in 1833 by the Welsh-speaking inhabitants in and around the town of Abergavenny in Monmouthshire. The Cymreigyddion held eisteddfodau which became important dates in the Welsh cultural and literary calendar. The society's most prominent members were the cleric and historian Thomas Price (Carnhuanawc) and the literary and cultural patron Lady Augusta Hall (Gwenynen Gwent). In 1837 some of the members formed the Welsh Manuscripts Society. Cymdeithas Cymreigyddion y Fenni came to an abrupt and unexplained end in January 1854.
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Miscellaneous papers (chiefly bills, receipts and printed items (circulars, posters, and handbills), with a few items of correspondence), 1834-1847 and 1853, relating to Cymdeithas Cymreigyddion y Fenni (Abergavenny Cymreigyddion Society). The letters are from D. Ellis, London, [the Rev.] J. B. Evans, Cwmyoy, [John Evans] 'Ieuan ab Gruffydd', Y Fenni, J. Dorney Harding, Doctors' Commons, Josiah Thomas Jones, Merthyr and Cowbridge, [Thomas Evan Watkins] 'Eiddil Ifor', Blaenau Gwent, Edward Williams, Merthyr Tydfil, and [the Revd.] Wm. Williams ['Caledfryn'], Carnarvon, and although written mainly to acknowledge receipt of money they also complement the series contained in NLW MSS 13182-13183E. Printed items include the programme of a concert to be given by Mr. [John] Parry, 'Bardd Alaw', accompanied by Miss Woodham and Mr. Parry, Jun. [i.e. John Orlando Parry], under the patronage of Lady Hall of Llanover, at Abergavenny, 7 September 1838; 'Pennillion i anerch yr Arglwyddes Hall ('Gwenynen Gwent')' by [John Jones] 'Tegid'; proposals, 4 January 1847, for publishing Gardd Eifion, the poetical works of [Robert Williams] Robert ab [sic] Gwilym Ddu...; a copy of J. Jenkins, An A B K, pe kenteliou bêr hak eas evit deski lenn Brezonek en nebeudik amzer (Montroulez: A. L. M. Ledan, 1835); and a copy which belonged to Lady Llanover of Report of the Abergavenny Eisteddfod..., 12-13 October 1853, published by The Carnarvon and Denbigh Herald, and North and South Wales Independent, with two presscuttings, 1885, relating to the welcome home celebrations at Llanover in honour of Colonel Ivor Herbert and his brothers.
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English, Welsh, Breton.
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The description is also available in the Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume IV (Aberystwyth, 1971).
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Preferred citation: NLW MS 13185E.
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- Cymdeithas Cymreigyddion y Fenni -- Accounting (Subject)
- Eisteddfod Cymreigyddion y Fenni (1853 : Abergavenny, Wales) (Subject)
- Parry, John, 1776-1851 (Subject)
- Parry, John Orlando, 1810-1879 (Subject)
- Llanover, Augusta Hall, 1802-1896 (Subject)
- Llanover, Augusta Hall, 1802-1896 -- Poetry (Subject)
- Williams, Robert, 1766-1850 (Subject)
- Herbert, Ivor John Caradoc, Sir, Baron Treowen, 1851-1934 (Subject)
- Evans, J. B., Rev. (Subject)
- Ieuan ap Gruffydd (Subject)
- Harding, J. Dorney (Subject)
- Jones, Josiah Thomas, 1799-1873 (Subject)
- Watkins, Thomas Evan, 1801-1889 (Subject)
- Caledfryn, 1801-1869 (Subject)
- Ellis, D., London (Subject)
- Jones, John, 1792-1852 (Subject)
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Description compiled by Bethan Ifans for the retrospective conversion project of NLW MSS. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume IV (Aberystwyth, 1971); June 2010.