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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...

An account of the Vaughans of Corsygedol,

The manuscript is in two parts. The first contains an English poem entitled 'Faction Display'd', temp. Queen Anne; an account of the Vaughan family of Corsygedol mainly transcribed by Angharad Llwyd, with an original rental of the C...

Wynne, William Watkin Edward, 1801-1880

Letters and papers,

Miscellaneous documents including three holograph letters to Thomas Jenyns (Jennings), Dodleston, from Edward ap Ellis, 1630 (sureties), T. Vaughan, Hengwrt, 1631/2 (the apprehension of a barker for a debt of £200), and Rich. Vaughan, Corsygedol, ...


A copy of an oration ('autore Domino Wayvil') ostensibly delivered at Cambridge, 1706 (pp. 1-20), an 'Epitaphium Ecclesiae Authore ignoto', 1706 (p. 21), and a poem 'on the burning of Ye Memorial' by John Prince (p. 2...

Prince, John, 1643-1723.

Commonplace book

A composide volume in the hand of the Rev. Evan Evans (Ieuan Fardd) containing Welsh and English poetry (pp. 1-102, 127-207, 215-393, 497-507, 549-664), by Ieuan Fardd himself, Edward Richard, Tudur Aled and Edmwnd Prys and others, as well as extr...

Barddoniaeth a chaneuon

  • NLW MS 14402B.
  • File
  • [1780au]

Cyfrol yn cynnwys barddoniaeth a chaneuon yng Nghymraeg a Saesneg, ynghyd â rhai testunau rhyddiaith Cymraeg, a gopïwyd, [1780au], gan Humphrey Jones o Gastell Caereinion, sir Drefaldwyn. = A volume of Welsh and English poetry, with some Welsh pro...

Jones, Humphrey, 1719-1810

Diary, etc., of John Davies, Ystrad

  • NLW MS 12350A.
  • File
  • 1796-1799

A diary and commonplace book of John Davies (David) ('Siôn Dafydd y Crydd'), bookbinder and cobbler, of Llanfihangel Ystrad, co. Cardigan. The diary covers the period from 1 January 1796 to 19 December 1799 (new style) and refers mainly ...

Davies, John, 1722-1799

Anna Seward: Sonnet

Autograph manuscript, dated 11 September 1799 (watermark 1794), of Anna Seward's 'Sonnet for the drawer in the thatched shed by the brook at Plas Newydd'. It was published, with a very few minor alterations, in The Poetical Works of...

Seward, Anna, 1742-1809

Tours through a part of North Wales

  • NLW MS 23996C.
  • File
  • [1820s]-[1830s], [?1909]

A manuscript copy, [1820s]-[1830s] (watermark 1814), of tours of North Wales undertaken in the Autumn of 1817 (pp. 1-30) and October 1819 (pp. 31-90) by Captain Henry Hanmer and his wife Sarah, including descriptions of visits to Lady Eleanor Butl...

Hanmer, Sarah Serra, d. 1847.


Correspondence and papers relating to the Montgomeryshire election (Watkin Williams v Mostyn Owen), 1774; miscellaneous transcripts, partly by Mrs Elizabeth Baker, including letters and poems of the Reverend Evan Lloyd of Fron, 1761-1768; letters ...

Elizabeth Baker, Anthony Thomas, Elizabeth Chudleigh and others.

Poetry, Cyfrinach beirdd ynys Prydain,

An imperfect volume containing English poetry by, and in the autograph of, Edward Williams, 'Iolo Morganwg', with four pieces of paper headed 'Castles in the Air', No. I, No. II, No. II[I], No. IV, containing a list of the cont...

'Iolo Morganwg'.


Miscellaneous papers containing notes, lists, transcripts, extracts, etc., in the hand of Edward Williams ('Iolo Morganwg') bound together in one volume. The contents include pp. 13-39, copies of ten tales or fables in Welsh, nine bearin...

'Iolo Morganwg'.

'Llyfr Edward Gamage',

An eighteenth century manuscript consisting of miscellaneous material in the hand of the Reverend Edward Gamage [rector of the parish of St. Athan, co. Glamorgan, 1717-1734] with additions in later eighteenth century hands (see TLLM, tt. 106-07; I...

Gamage, Edward, -1734?


A volume of eighteenth century poetry, and some prose, transcribed by Thomasina Smith, afterwards Thomasina Leach, wife of Abraham Leach [the younger] of Corston. Among the poets represented are R. B. Sheridan, John Dryden, Thomas Gray, and Oliver...

Thomasina Smith (aft. Leach).

Miscellaneous papers,

  • NLW MS 10582E.
  • File
  • 1756-1817.

A file of miscellaneous papers including letters addressed to Evan Lloyd by John Carne, Cowbridge, 1771, and J. Curre; an incomplete letter by E. Lloyd; a letter by J. Davies to Miss Lloyd at Vrondderw, Bala, with an account of Prince Eugene and a...


A copy of a poem entitled 'The Temple of Honour. An Heroic Poem', having the name R. Potter on the title page, and probably being by and in the hand of the Reverend Robert Potter.

Reverend Robert Potter.


Miscellaneous poems in various hands including poems entitled 'A Christmas Chace 1777' (mention of Porkington and Llanarmon), 'The Cheshire Grand Jury's Address to Sir J[?oseph] J[?eky]ll' [chief justice of Chester, 1697- ...

Reverend Richard Howard and others.

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