File NLW MS 7856D. - Gwaith Rhys Jones o'r Blaenau

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NLW MS 7856D.


Gwaith Rhys Jones o'r Blaenau


  • 1788-1849 (Creation)

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John Jones ('Talhaiarn') (1810-1870), architectural draughtsman, poet and 'eisteddfodwr', was born in Llanfairtalhaiarn, Denbighshire. His collected works, entitled Gwaith Talhaiarn, were published in three volumes between 1855 and 1869.

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A copy, made about 1788 by Cadwalader Pugh, of the poetical works of Rhys Jones o'r Blaenau. Though it does not appear to have been made from the author's holograph collection (Mostyn MS. 163), it contains most of the items included therein.The latter portion of the book was used between 1836 and 1849 as a commonplace book and contains material taken from newspapers, including The Christian Advocate, The Weekly Dispatch, The Shropshire Conservative, The Sunday Times, and particularly The Carnarvon and Denbigh Herald. The longer poems include 'Ffarwel Caerludd' by R. D., 'Cerdd y Myglys' (anonymous), 'Hiraeth am Feirion' by Owen Thomas ('Twrog'), 'Carol Plygain' by O. Williams, 'Pennillion Serch' by John Jones ('Talhaiarn'), 'Can y Crys' by Edward Roberts ('Iorwerth Glan Aled'), and 'Meirion i mi' by William Roberts ('Gwilym Aran').

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  • English
  • Welsh

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Welsh, English.

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The additional matter in this collection is covered by Gwaith Prydyddawl ... Rice Jones ... (Dolgelley, 1818).

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Preferred citation: NLW MS 7856D.

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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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  • English



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  • Text: NLW MS 7856D.