File NLW MS 78A - Emynau

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  • [18 cent.]-1816 (Creation)

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148 pp. (pp. 11-14 missing) ; 167 x 102 mm.

Bound in leather with brass clasp

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The following has been written on p. 149: 'This Book was given me from Mr. Williams, Dolaugwynion, the executor of the late Rev. J. Williams, Pantycelyn' and, in a later hand, 'Y mae yn ymddangos i mi fod y llinellau uchod wedi eu hysgrifenu gan fy mrawd ynghyfraith, y diweddar John Griffiths, St. Florence, perchenog Pantycelyn, a gorwyr i'r Perganiedydd. Josiah Jones, Machynlleth'. The manuscript was purchased from the Reverend Josiah Jones, whose wife was a descendant of the Reverend William Williams, by Sir John Williams, bart.

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A volume, [18 cent.], containing hymns, in Welsh, by and in the hand of the Rev. William Williams, Pantycelyn. Some of the hymns were printed (very inaccurately) by Dr N. Cynhafal Jones in Vol. II of Gweithiau Williams Pantycelyn, 1891; others were published by Williams himself in the Aleluia. A letter written to the Rev. William Williams, Truro, Cornwall, by his brother, the Rev. John Williams of Pantycelyn, dated September 1816, has been inserted into the manuscript.

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  • Welsh

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For transcripts of the manuscript see NLW MSS 11627C and 11647A.

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Creator ref. no.: Williams MS 283


Preferred citation: NLW MS 78A

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  • Text: NLW MS 78A.