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A commonplace book and diary

A commonplace book of Robert Owen (1820-1902: D.N.B., Second Supp., Vol. III, p. 61) of Bron-y-Graig, Barmouth, theologian, clergyman, and author. It contains poems composed by himself and others, extracts from works read by him, and diary entries, 1834-6, made when he was a pupil at Ruthin School, these entries having numerous references to Nannau and other North Wales country houses and to persons connected with them.

Owen, Robert, 1820-1902

Album of press cuttings, etc.

  • NLW MS 11982D.
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  • 1763-1921

One of two albums of the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth century (see also NLW MS 11983C), containing press cuttings, printed matter, and some manuscript material compiled probably by a member of the family of Ffoulkes of Eriviatt, Henllan, Denbighshire.
The press cuttings include letters by 'M.A. (Cantab)' and others on such subjects as 'Priests or Presbyters', 1885, 'Apostolic Succession', 1885, 'Tithes', 1886 , 'The proposed reform of the Church', 1886, 'Papal Supremacy', 1887, 'The Romance of History', 1886, and 'The Roman Controversy', 1889; obituaries of Henry Powell Ffoulkes, archdeacon of Montgomery, 1886, Major John Jocelyn Ffoulkes, Eriviatt, 1898, Mrs. Mary Hughes, Grove Place, Denbigh, 1905, Judge William Wynne Ffoulkes, Chester, 1903, and Thomas Williams, archdeacon of Merioneth, 1906; a sketch of William Ewart Gladstone, 1886; accounts of the marriage of Philip Humberston, Llandyrnog, and Edith Jocelyn Ffoulkes, Eriviatt, 1873, of the reopening of the restored choir of St. Asaph Cathedral, [1870s], of the marriage of Caroline Mary Wynne Ffoulkes and Richard Topping Beverley Atcherley, 1892, of the marriage of Katherine Mary Baker and Piers John Benedict Ffoulkes, rector of Odd Rode, 1899, of the reopening of St. Marcella's Church, Denbigh, 1909, and of a presentation to Major Jocelyn Ffoulkes, Eriviatt, undated; and articles on 'The Shrine of St. Winefride', 'The British Cabinet', 'Some of Rhyl's curiosities', 'The Hengwrt and Peniarth Manuscripts', and 'Roman influence on Early British Architecture: Excavations at Caerwent', 1905. Among the printed items are a hymntune 'Seek, as men seek for treasure' (marked with the rubber stamp of All Saints' Church, Dresden), an announcement of the performance of three Chester mystery plays, 1906, order of the memorial service to Queen Victoria in Chester Cathedral, 1901, a biography of Edmund Salusbury Ffoulkes (1819-94) (Tablettes Biographiques...Sèvres-Paris, [1894]), hymns to be sung at the funeral of Arthur Edward Turnour, M.D., Denbigh, 1894, of Hester Mary Wynne Ffoulkes, Chester, 1895, and of William Wynne Ffoulkes, Chester, 1903, minute of the appointment, 1763, of Sir Robert Strange, engraver, to membership of the Academy of S. Luke, Rome (with an English translation, and an explanatory note by Anne Ffoulkes, his grand-daughter), order of ceremonial of the consecration of the Rev. John Owen, M.A., as Bishop of St David's, order of memorial service of William Morton, Prebendary of Faenol and Precentor of St. Asaph Cathedral, 1895, and an in memoriam biography of Elise Sybil Astley, South African Church Railway Mission, 1919. The manuscript material includes verses entitled 'The Royal Mother' by Prebendary [W. A.] Whitworth, 1901, and holograph letters of Joseph C. Bridge, Christ Church Vicarage, Chester, 1909 (on mystery plays), and Jocelyn Foulkes, Portland, Oregon, 1921 (on the writer's family history). The volume is indexed (pp. iii-xiv).

Album of press cuttings, etc.

  • NLW MS 11983C.
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  • 1834-1904

One of two albums of the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth century (see also NLW MS 11982D), containing press cuttings, printed matter, and some manuscript material compiled probably by a member of the family of Ffoulkes of Eriviatt, Henllan, Denbighshire.
The press cuttings include obituaries of Sir Frederick Gore Ouseley, canon of Hereford Cathedral, 1889, Edmund Salusbury Ffoulkes, vicar of the University Church of St Mary the Virgin, Oxford, 1894, and Canon Howell Evans, vicar of Rhyl, 1892; accounts of the Ober-ammergau Passion Play, 1870, 1880, 1890; and articles on The Welsh Land Commission, [1894], Welsh Disestablishment, 1893, 'Discovery of Celtic Antiquities in Derbyshire', 1901, and 'New Church Chancel at Buckley', 1901. Among the printed items are hymns to be sung at the funeral of Henry Wynne Ffoulkes, Odd Rode, 1904, a memoir of Charles Butler Clough, M.A., dean and chancellor of St. Asaph, 1860, order of service at the opening of a new organ at Whittington, [1884], the charge of cruelty to a horse against Miss Frances Power Cobbe and her coachman David Evans heard at Barmouth Petty Sessions, 1902, verses to Peirce Wynne Yorke in honour of his attaining his majority, 1847, and a Form of Intercession with Almighty God on behalf of Her Majesty's Naval and Military Forces now in South Africa (marked with the rubber stamp of St. Thomas’s Church, Rhyl), 1900. The manuscript material includes verses entitled 'Mary's Ghost. A pathetic Ballad', 'Miss Elizabeth Fortescue in Italy' by T. V., 1834, and 'To some Young Ladies going to spend the Spring & Summer at Putney Heath', and a copy of the memorial inscription of Emma, fourth daughter of Capt. Beauchamp Proctor, R.N., and Anne, his wife, who died at Paris in the sixth year of her age, 1827. The volume is indexed (pp. iii-xxvi).

An outline of Mr Southey's poem entitled Madoc

  • NLW MS 23947C.
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  • [1805]

A volume, [1805] (watermark 1800), in the hand of 'J.W.L.' [probably Sir James Winter Lake, bart], containing an outline of Robert Southey's poem 'Madoc'.
The outline consists of a prose summary of the contents of parts one (ff. 7-111) and two (ff. 113-218) of the poem, as first published in Robert Southey, Madoc, 2 vols (London, 1805), with numerous quotations from the text throughout. A list of characters (ff. 4-5) and closing notes (ff. 218-219) are based on Southey's Preface. Also included are some of Southey's notes on Bards from the appendix to Vol. 1 (ff. 66-68); a description of the beaver from Thomas Pennant, History of Quadrupeds, 2 vols (London: B. White, Fleet Street, 1781, ESTC T113535), pp. 383-387 (ff. 71-76); several ink and watercolour drawings (ff. 2 verso, 5, 6, 7, 70 verso, 75 verso, 112, 113, 219), some based on plates in the printed work; and four prints which have been pasted into the volume (ff. 3 recto-verso, 6 verso, 85 verso). The volume was written to commemorate 'the departure of an affectionate son to Prince of Wales's Island [now Penang, Malaysia] in the East Indies on Sat[urda]y April 20 1805' (see f. 3); the new chaplain assigned to Penang in 1805 was the Rev. Atwill Lake, son of Sir James Winter Lake, Edmonton, Middlesex.

Southey, Robert, 1774-1843

Barddoniaeth amrywiol,

Miscellaneous verse items in Welsh and English including [?holograph] copies of englynion and a cywydd by Ioan Anwyl, Pontypridd, two free-metre stanzas entitled 'Yr Ysgol Newydd a'r Castell Hen' [?Caerffili] by C. Tawelfryn Thomas, and 'Englynion i Ardalydd Môn' by [?William Williams (Gwilym Caledfryn), Dinbych]; a typescript copy of englynion entitled 'Anerch awen yn [oed]fa anrhegu y Parch. Tawelfryn Thomas ar ei ymddiswyddiad o fod yn weinidog Eglwys y Groeswen', [1926]; and a copy of the words of an English song entitled 'My Little Welsh Home', the words and music of which had been written by W. S. Gwynn Williams.

Barddoniaeth Clwydwenfro

  • NLW MS 11533D.
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  • 1856-1884 /

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.

James, J. Lloyd, 1835-1919

Felicia Dorothea Hemans papers

  • NLW MS 10707C.
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  • [1813x1835]

Holograph papers of Mrs. Felicia Dorothea Hemans, including poems entitled 'To the Memory of Bishop Heber' and 'Hymn on the Resurrection', an incomplete poem beginning 'In the green trees ...', a letter from Bronwylfa, St. Asaph, 7 January, 1822, to Lady John Campbell (the gift of the accompanying 'little Works'), and an undated letter to J. C. Graves, Fitzwilliam Square (a visit to Cheltenham, etc.).

Hemans, Mrs., 1793-1835

Felicia Hemans: The American Forest Girl

An autograph manuscript copy, [1822x1828] (watermark 1822), of the poem 'The American Forest Girl' by F[elicia] H[emans], first published in her Records of Woman: With Other Poems (Edinburgh; London, 1828), pp. 131-135.
The manuscript is headed 'Records of Woman - No. 6'; the poem however appears fourteenth in the volume.

Hemans, Mrs., 1793-1835

Iolo Morganwg MSS

Manuscripts, [16 cent.]-[?1841], mostly collected or written by Iolo Morganwg. They include transcripts of Welsh poetry, pedigrees, grammars, and manuscripts belonging to Robert Vaughan of Hengwrt, Lewis Morris, Gwallter Mechain, Ieuan Brydydd Hir, Thomas Glyn Cothi, Richard Morris and others; literary papers of Iolo Morganwg, including hymns and psalm-tunes, English and Welsh poetry and Bardic papers; other papers including diaries, memorandum books and notebooks; and accounts of his father, Edward Williams, senior.

Jane Williams (Ysgafell) papers.

  • NLW MS 24051F.
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  • [1824]-1886

Papers, [1824]-1886, of Jane Williams (Ysgafell), including poetry, correspondence, items of prose and other miscellaneous papers.
The papers include poems by Jane Williams, some holograph, dated 1842-1867 (ff. 1-31), apparently unpublished apart from 'The Leek' (f. 6; Archaeologia Cambrensis, 1.3 (1846), 356-357), 'A Celtic Tradition from Cornwall of a Funeral among the "Small People"' (ff. 14-19; Jane Williams, Celtic Fables, Fairy Tales, & Legends... (London, 1862), pp. 37-40) and 'Lines to the Welsh Harp' (f. 21; Jane Williams, Literary Remains of the Rev. Thomas Price Carnhuanawc, 2 vols (Llandovery, 1854-5), II (1855), 412-413); correspondence, [1824]-1886, including letters (and a copy letter) to Jane Williams, [1824]-1883 (ff. 34-38, 42-43), letters from Jane Williams, 1843-1884 (ff. 39-41, 44), and letters to her niece (and executrix) Eleanor Marsh Williams, 1884-1886, mainly relating to her estate (ff. 44-48); family memoranda, genealogical, heraldic and other notes, in several hands, concerning the Williams and related families (ff. 49-92, 108-109), including designs of coats of arms for the Marsh family and for Wales, [1840s] (ff. 69-70), and a pedigree by Jane Williams, 1826 (f. 92); transcripts, 1826-1870, of various items of poetry and prose relating to Jane Williams's ancestor, the Rev. Henry Williams, and to his home at Ysgafell, Montgomeryshire, in the hands of Jane Williams, her father David Williams, brother Henry David Williams and cousin Mary Ann Hunter Williams (ff. 93-107), and a few miscellaneous prose items (ff. 110-113).

Williams, Jane, 1806-1885

John William Bythell poems,

  • NLW MS 23704C.
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  • [1825] /

A manuscript volume, [1825] (watermarks 1822, 1824), containing autograph drafts of poems, some of Welsh interest, by John William Bythell, attorney, of Shoplatch, Shrewsbury, with numerous emendations and deletions in pencil.
A few of the poems had previously appeared in The Salopian Journal and the Shrewsbury Chronicle; many were later published in his Salopia, The News-Room and Other Poems (London & Shrewsbury, 1841). Included is a parody of a poem by Thomas Moore (pp. 18-20).

Bythell, John William, d. 1851.

Letters and autographs of statesmen and dignitaries

Miscellaneous papers, 1790-1887, accumulated by Walter Nassau Senior, grandson of Nassau William Senior, including letters from statesmen or ecclesiastical dignitaries, such as William Ewart Gladstone (1) 1886, Sir George Cornewall Lewis (1) n.d., Lord John Russell (1) 1868, Samuel Wilberforce, bishop of Oxford (3) 1859-1864, Arthur Penrhyn Stanley, dean of Westminster (2) 1863, and Edward Copleston, bishop of Llandaf (1) 1841; together with envelopes bearing the signatures of William Pitt, Charles James Fox, and Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington; and verses, 1802 and [c. 1819], by Nassau William Senior.

Letters of John Rhys, etc.,

A volume in continuation of Cwrtmawr MS 758 containing fifty holograph letters, postcards, etc., from John Rhys and one holograph letter on his behalf by Elspeth Rhys from Oxford, etc., 1885-1901, to D. Silvan Evans at Llanwrin. Subjects of the correspondence include an interpretation of a text ('Neu vi luossawc yntrydar ....') from the Book of Taliesin, numerous problems of Welsh etymology, a manuscript dictionary discovered by Gwenogvryn Evans at the Bodleian Library, observations on the recipient's dictionary, adjudication on essays [submitted to the London national eisteddfod, 1887], arrangements for meetings of the Tithe Agitation Committee (1887) (of which the writer was Secretary), an address at Bangor, a contribution to Y Traethodydd, the application of J. M[orris] Jones for the lectureship at Bangor [University College], the illness of Dr [Gudbrandur] Vigfússon [at Oxford], an English version of an inscribed englyn at Michaelston-super-Ely, condolence on the recipient's bereavement [i.e. the death of his wife], a gift to the recipient of the writer's Studies in the Arthurian Legend, Mr [E. G. B.] Phillimore's attack on the 'caddishness' of Welsh people and especially of members of the 'Dafydd ab Gwylym Club', the interpretation of the old stones at Wareham, the progress of [J. Morris] Jones's publication of 'Llyfr yr Ancr', the treatment of Wales 'under the rule of Lord Aberdare quite recently' (12 November 1892), letters of congratulations to the writer [on his appointment as Principal of Jesus College, Oxford], the application for the grant to the recipient of a Civil List pension, the election of the recipient to a three years' fellowship of Jesus College, Oxford, the possibility of the grants of Cymmrodorion medals to the writer and the recipient (1897) (with observations on Phillimore's work as editor of the Society's publications), thanks for a new 'Sten [Sioned] (1901), personal, etc. The volume also contains holograph letters and postcards from T. Marchant Williams [from London] to Egerton Phillimore and to [Daniel Lewis Lloyd] bishop [of Bangor] (copy), 1897 (2) (a Civil List grant to D. Silvan Evans), John Rhys to 'Harry Silvan' [J. H. Silvan Evans], 1897-1906 and undated (3) (a Civil List grant to D. Silvan Evans, the livings of Llanddewi Velfrey and Llandow (with a reference to the claim of [John Edwin] de Hirsch-Davies), John Rhys to [Robert Roberts ('Y Sgolor Mawr')], 1879 (1) (Celtic philology) (23pp.), and Myvanwy Rhys, Aberystwyth to [J. H.] Davies, [19]20 (1) (returning the John Rhys letters contained in Cwrtmawr MSS 758-9).

Rhys, John, Sir, 1840-1915

Llythyrau at Tom Hughes Jones,

A letter, 6 October 1913, addressed to Tom Hughes Jones from H. Lloyd Jones (ff. 75-77, English), together with a letter, 13 January 1917, to the same recipient from Ambrose Bebb, describing the latter's recent experiences as a conscientious objector before a Military Service Tribunal (ff. 72-74, Welsh).
In pencil in another hand (ff. 76 verso, 77) are various texts, including excerpts of poetry by Joaquin Miller and George Meredith, together with Alfred Russel Wallace's postal address.

Bebb, W. Ambrose (William Ambrose), 1894-1955


Miscellanea including a printed card containing 'Lines Composed on the occasion of Laying one of the Memorial Stones of the Welsh Wesleyan Chapel, Conway, August 19th, 1884', followed by the words 'With Dr. Pierce's compliments', an extract transcribed by [David Howell], 1882, from a catalogue of James Wilson, 35 Bull Street, Birmingham, concerning a set of [Abraham] Rees's Cyclopedia (1819), and a list of 'Letters borrowed by M.L. T., 2nd. Oct. 1893', etc.

David Howell [and others].


Miscellaneous papers in the hand of Edward Williams ('Iolo Morganwg') bound together in one volume. The contents (notes, extracts, lists, jottings, transcripts, etc.) are extremely varied and cover a multiplicity of topics. Included are notes or lists with the superscriptions 'Deg Rhan ymadrodd' (38), 'Llyma gof a son am gadeiriau prydyddion Morganwg a chof amcan eu hamserau' (72-3), 'Anecdotes of Merthyr' (83-4), 'Customs in Glam[organ]' (86-7), 'Rhywiau cerdd dafod parth arbenigrwyd[d] ansodd' (113), 'Llafar Gorsedd B[eirdd] Y[nys] P[rydain] yng nghadair Morganwg' (128-30), 'Trees that will flourish near the sea' (249), 'Llyma enwau'r llefydd lle arferai Feirdd Morganwg gynnal eisteddfod a Chadair' (252), 'Trees to be intermixed with fruit trees in an orchard' (264), 'Proper trees to [be] planted in an orchard' (265), 'Enwau Cymreig ar afalau ym Morganwg' (266-72), 'Enwau Gellyg Ynghymraeg' ( 275-6), 'Enwau Eirin a Phlemys ym Morganwg' (277-8), 'The names of the Norman Peers of Glamorgan and the names of their Castles. . .' (293), '[Names of the] months [in] Armoric [and] Cornish' (313), 'Rhif Carennydd' ( 340), 'List of Publications on the inconsistency of War with the Christian Religion' with comments ? by Edward Williams on the church and war (363-70 ), 'Ex Old Vocabulary at Hafod' (388), 'Hints for the Dissertation on the Welsh Language' (389-?90), 'Llymma son am Eisteddfod Beirdd a Phrydyddion a fu ym Marchwiail ym Maelor' (mention of 'eisteddfodau' held at Gwern y Cleppa, Marchwiail, and Baglan) (396-8), and 'Cyfarwydd am Dri Brodyr Marchwial' (mention of the same three 'eisteddfodau') (398-400); notes, sometimes very brief, on 'cynghanedd' (34), early Christianity in Britain ( 40), the use of the bardic alphabet amongst the Welsh for teaching purposes temp. Henry IV (42), the 'chair of Tir Iarll' (69 + 71), the original home of the Cymmry, i.e. Defrobani (119), weather conditions in March 1811 (175), the Welsh language (181-2), Pythagoras (188), 'englynion' (189), the Essenes (197), Druids (197), Druids and bards amongst the Celtic peoples (207-13), materials used as writing surfaces in ancient and medieval times with mention of a few medieval libraries (213-15), the Druids of Britain and Gaul (216-33), mortar making, garden terracing, and fruit planting (245-6), Welsh culinary recipes (247-9), brick making (254), the growing of trees and fruit near the coast in Glamorgan (262-3), Welsh metrical measures (279), Castletown house [co. Glamorgan] (283), the family of Berkrolles (302), and 'y Ford Gronn' (401); transcripts of Welsh poems including 'cywyddau' attributed to Dafydd ap Edmwnd and Gruff. ab Ifan ab Llywelyn Fychan, an incomplete poem (stanzas 1 and part of 2 missing) attributed to Thos. Llen. o Regoes, and part of a 'cywydd' attributed to Dafydd Alaw (95-109), a 'cywydd' attributed to Siôn Dafydd Rhys (255-6), and an 'englyn' attributed to Daf. Llwyd Bryn Llyfrith (309); transcripts of English verse including ? a translation from the Welsh with the superscription 'A prophecy by Thomas ap Evan ap Rhys in the time of Edw[ar]d the VI' (47-8), twenty-two stanzas entitled 'The Welsh Batchelor' s wish' attributed to the Revd. Mr. Christ. Roberts of St. Athan (289-92), and ten stanzas ? from . . . Bulmer: Pleasantness of Religion (307); miscellaneous items including miscellaneous triads (151-4), ? a draft of a title-page for an anthology of Welsh verse to be called Y Bardd Teulu (147 ), a draft of a prefatory letter, 1796, by Edward Williams to a proposed volume containing an anthology of Welsh prose and verse items, material relating to Welsh bardism, etc. (157-8), an incomplete triad re the 'bardd teulu' (196), a plan of the layout of a dwelling house with orchards, kitchen gardens, fruit gardens, etc. (274), historical anecdotes relating to the lordship and county of Glamorgan reputedly from a manuscript 'of the late William Roberts of St. Athan' (293-8), a list, with examples, of twenty classical metrical feet (306), a genealogical table showing descendants of Iestin, lord of Morgannwg (415-16), biographical notes on members of the Stradling family to the late sixteenth century ? from [ British Museum] Harleian MS 368 (417-22), and a plan of a stone circle 'at Field Marshal Conway's . . . near Henly upon Thames' (429); and extracts from a variety of printed sources including Cambrian, March 1819 ( Welsh speaking Indians) (131), The Monthly Review, February 1819 (132 + 134), the works of [Isaac] Watts (135-?43), . . . Priestley: Tablet of Memory (159-?74), Cambrian, September 1819 (a proposal 'to obtain an Act of Parliament for making and maintaining a Pier and Harbour at Newton in the Parish of Newton Nottage [co. Glamorgan]', etc. (281), [W. Wotton: Cyfreithjeu Hywel Dda . . ., London, 1730] (relating mainly to the Welsh bards) (343-52) and the Ecclesiastical Review, January 1817 (359-62). Interspersed throughout the volume are lists or groups of miscellaneous Welsh words sometimes with English definitions, proverbs, grammatical or etymological notes, poetic extracts, and other miscellanea. In some instances the blank verso or margins of the following have been utilised for writing notes - an undated holograph letter from Mr. Dunn from St. Athans to Ed. Williams, Flemingstone, re materials for the tomb of the writer's mother (in third person) (185-6, 199-200), copies of a printed circular, 16 August 1820, appealing for subscriptions towards the completion of a Unitarian chapel at Merthyr Tydfil, copies of a printed 'advertisement' and 'proposals' for publishing Edward Williams's two volumes of English verse Poems Lyric and Pastoral in 1792, a folded sheet containing a copy of a Welsh poem entitled 'Canwyll gogan y Cymru' attributed to 'Siôn ?Flay o Bentre'r Lai' (284-5, 300-01), a holograph letter, 30 September 1818, from G. Birley, Methodist Chapel, Cardiff, to Edw[ar]d Williams (forwarding a copy of the first volume of [John Hughes:] Horae Britannicae at the author's request) (315-16, 333-4), a copy of a printed circular, 6 December 1802, announcing literary competitions to be held under the auspices of the Gwyneddigion Society (320 + 329), and an undated holograph letter from Edward Williams to John Llewelyn, esq., Penlle'r Gaer [co. Glamorgan], concerning recipient's 'usual benefaction' to the writer (379-82).

Miscellaneous verse and prose,

Miscellaneous prose and verse submitted for publication in The Rhyl Advertiser and other papers, adjudications, etc., the contributors including Meredith J. Hughes, Robert Parry ('Robin Ddu Eryri'), John Williams ('Glanmor'), Richard Williams, (Celynog, Newtown), Morris Williams ('Nicander'), Samuel Roberts ('S.R.'), etc.

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