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Letters to the Rev. C. Tawelfryn Thomas (A-G)

Thirty-one holograph and autograph letters and postcards (surnames A-G), 1874-1934, addressed to the Rev. C. Tawelfryn Thomas. Frequent references to the Rev. Evan Jones (Ieuan Gwynedd) in the correspondence relate mostly to Thomas's biography, Cofiant Darluniadol Mewn Rhyddiaeth a Chân i'r Diweddar Barch. Evan Jones... (Dolgellau, 1909).
The correspondents are [Professor, aft. Sir] E[dward] Anwyl, Aberystwyth, 1896 (2) (a letter to Dr. [Andrew Martin] Fairbairn [principal] of Mansfield College, Oxford, on behalf of a student, the Anglican influence at Oxford, a tendency by students to reject religion, the influence of Dr. Fairbairn and Mansfield College); [the Rev.] R[obert] G[riffith] Berry, Gwaelod y Garth, [18]96 and undated (2) (preaching engagements); Ben Bowen, Ton, Pentre, [19]02 (the writer's ill health, his voyage to [South] Africa, the return trip via the Red Sea, a visit to Pompeii and Naples); [the Rev.] B[en] Davies, C[astell] N[ewydd] Emlyn, 1929 (autobiographical details); Evan Davies, Bala, 1902 (information relating to [?the Rev.] W[illiam] J[ones, 1784-1847, Congregational minister] and his father); [John Davies] (Taliesin Hiraethog), [the] Green, [nr] Denbigh, 1888 (thanks for the list of competitions at Caerphilly eisteddfod, preparatory work on a pryddest on the subject '[Henry Morton] Stanley', sending recipient copies of his awdlau 'Gorsedd' and 'Unigedd' and his rhieingerdd '[Elwy ac] Alwen', leisure hours spent in adjudicating and organising literary meetings, a chair won by [the Rev. William Thomas] (Glanffrwd) at Dolgellau, favourable opinions of the awdl 'Victoria'); T[homas] J[ones] Dyke, Merthyr Tudful, [18]95 (a request for recollections of the Rev. Griffith Hughes [1775-1839, Congregational minister]); Owen M[organ] Edwards, Llanuwchllyn, 1915 (2) (an article and booklet by recipient on the Rev. J. D. Williams [1823-56, Congregational minister]; see Cymru, cyf. XLIX, and C. T. Thomas, Y Diweddar Barch. J. D. Williams… (Caernarfon, 1915)); W. T. Edwards, Cardiff, 1906-14 (2) (a memorial tablet by Goscombe John ? to be set up in the chapel at Whitecross (Y Groes-wen), reluctance to become a trustee ? of recipient's church); Beriah [Gwynfe Evans], Caernarfon, 1900 (attacks on the writer's book [Diwygwyr Cymru (Caernarfon, 1900)] in Yr Herald Cymraeg [19, 26 June 1900], points relating to the said book particularly its treatment of Howell Harris); the Rev. D[aniel] Gwenffrwd Evans, Gelli, Pentre, 1926 (recipient's impending retirement, preaching engagements); [the Rev.] D[avid] Silyn Evans, Aberdar, [undated] (a request for an article for Dysgedydd y Plant); [the Rev.] D[avid] Tecwyn Evans, Birkenhead, 1917 (2) (preaching engagements); [the Rev.] E[van] H[erber] Evans, Carnarvon, 1874 (personal, preaching engagements, a call to the writer from a church in Bath, points relating to Y Dysgedydd); Hugh Evans (publisher), Liverpool, 1934 (thanks for material received, the writer's proposed book on fairy tales [Y Tylwyth Teg (Liverpool, 1935)]); John Evans, Merthyr Tydfil, [19]19 (appreciation of recipient's short biography of the Rev. J. D. Williams [see above]); the Rev. Owen Evans (co-editor of Y Dysgedydd), Liscard, 1908 (forwarding reminiscences of Ieuan Gwynedd); W. Evans, Aberayron, [18]88 (information re the Rev. M[oses] Rees [1796-1856, Congregational minister]); Thomas Gee (publisher), Denbigh, 1885 (the adoption of Mr. Alfred Thomas [aft. baron Pontypridd] as prospective [parliamentary] candidate by the Liberals [in the East Glamorgan constituency]); D[avid] Lloyd George, House of Commons, 1894 (recipient's approval of the attitude taken by the writer, [David Alfred] Thomas [MP for Merthyr, aft. viscount Rhondda], and [Francis] Edwards [MP for Radnorshire, aft. 1st bart.], would recipient write to Alfred Thomas [MP for East Glamorgan], the need to direct public opinion 'so as to form a thoroughly strong independent Welsh party'); Ifor Griffith, Llanfair Caereinion, [19]08 (a promise to obtain information re Ieuan Gwynedd); and the Rev. Alex[ander] B[alloch] Grosart (of Dublin), from Llanfairfechan and Barmouth, 1896 (5) (enquiries concerning a copy of the poems of the Rev. William Williams (Caledfryn), namely Caniadau Caledfryn [(Llanrwst, 1856)], and of the account of his life [Cofiant Caledfryn, ed. By Thomas Roberts (Bala, 1877)], comments on the poem 'Y Gog').

Papurau Ioan Cunllo

  • NLW MS 16623i-iiiE.
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  • 1834-1933

Papurau, 1834-1933, yn ymwneud a'r bardd gwlad John Morris Jones (Ioan Cunllo) o Rydlewis, sir Aberteifi, wedi eu dwyn ynghyd gan Daniel Thomas, Rhydlewis. = Papers, 1834-1933, relating to the country poet John Morris Jones (Ioan Cunllo) of Rhydlewis, Cardiganshire, collected together by Daniel Thomas, Rhydlewis.
Mae'r llawysgrif yn cynnwys barddoniaeth gan Ioan Cunllo, 1834-1884 (16623iE, ff. 1-34); llythyrau iddo oddi wrth D. Silvan Evans, 1864-1869, Iago Emlyn, 1869, a Robyn Ddu Eryri, 1876 (16623iE, ff. 37-49); cerddi gan Tegid, Robyn Ddu Eryri, Einion Evans, Gwilym Gwenog ac eraill, 1843-[19 gan., ail ½] (16623iE, ff. 35-36, 50-51, 54-59); a chopi o'r Haul, 35.8 (Awst 1933), yn cynnwys erthygl ar Ioan Cunllo (16623iE, ff. 60-79); gyda rhestr, ar bedair amlen, yn disgrifio trefn flaenorol y llawysgrif (16623iE, ff. i-iv); llyfr nodiadau yn llaw Daniel Thomas yn cynnwys yn bennaf adysgrifau, [20 gan., ½ cyntaf], o farddoniaeth Ioan Cunllo (16623iiE); llyfr lloffion yn cynnwys torion papur newydd, 1849-1923, yn bennaf o farddoniaeth, llythyrau ac erthyglau Ioan Cunllo a newyddion ardal Llandysul (16623iiiE). = The manuscript contains poetry by Ioan Cunllo, 1834-1884 (16623iE, ff. 1-34); letters to him from D. Silvan Evans, 1864-1869, Iago Emlyn, 1869, and Robyn Ddu Eryri, 1876 (16623iE, ff. 37-49); poems by Tegid, Robyn Ddu Eryri, Einion Evans, Gwilym Gwenog and others, 1843-[19 cent., second ½] (16623iE, ff. 35-36, 50-51, 54-59); and a copy of Yr Haul, 35.8 (August 1933), containing an article on Ioan Cunllo (16623iE, ff. 60-79); with a list on four envelopes describing a previous arrangement of the contents (16623iE, ff. i-iv); a notebook in the hand of Daniel Thomas mainly containing transcripts, [20 cent., first ½], of Ioan Cunllo's poetry (16623iiE); a scrap book containing newspaper cuttings, 1849-1923, mainly of Ioan Cunllo's poetry and news relating to the Llandysul area (16623iiiE).

Ioan Cunllo, 1803-1884.

Daniel Jones, Blaenhaul, manuscripts

  • GB 0210 MSDANJNS
  • Fonds
  • 1789-1929

Poetical compositions by Daniel Jones, together with miscellaneous papers including transcripts, correspondence, newspaper cuttings and a note relating to the births of his children. The transcribed material is largely by David Jones of Llan-non, son of Daniel Jones.

Jones, Daniel, ca. 1770-1821

Gwaith Iolo Gwyddelwern

A volume of awdlau, englynion, cywyddau, carolau plygain, etc., 1819-1917, by Edward Evans (Iolo Gwyddelwern, 1786-1853), Hugh Morris (Rhuddfryn, 1830-1908), both of Rhuthun, and others, including Edward Davies (Iolo Trefaldwyn, 1819-1887), in the hands of Edward Evans and Hugh Morris.

Evans, Edward, 1786-1853


Miscellaneous papers including poetry, partly in the hand of [Owen Evan(s) Jones, Llanrwst], 1846-1887 and undated, by John Jones ('Pyll Glan Conwy'), Jno. M. Jones ('Garmon'), Richd. Williams, Portmadoc, W. J. Mollineux, Llanrwst, J. J. Lloyd, [John Williams] ('loan Madog'), and [Ebenezer Thomas] ('Eben Fardd'); printed poetry by 'Glasfryn'; 'Rhestr o Blant Dafydd Jones o Drefriw' (transcribed by 'E. J.', 1909, from a sheet lent by Dr. [ ] Jones, and based on a manuscript of David Jones himself); a short biography of John Jones ('Pyll Glan Conwy'), in the form of a copy of a letter from [his son] Evan Jones to Edward Jones ('Iorwerth Ceitho'), 1908; a printed leaflet 'At y Llenorion appwyntiedig yn Llangollen i drefnu Orgraph y Gymraeg' by R. I. Prys ['Gweirydd ap Rhys'], Denbigh, and T. Stephens, Merthyr Tydfil; a holograph letter from W. A. Parry, Llanrwst, to J. Jones, ['Pyll Glan Conwy'] at the Post Office, Port Madoc, 1857 (a request for demy mill boards) (countersigned by John Morris Jones); a receipt, 1864, by Thos. Williams, curate of St. Mary's, Llanrwst, to John Jones, Printing Office, for a sum of £8/8/0 in payment for a double vault with iron railings in the church-yard; miscellaneous press cuttings; etc.

Owen Evan Jones, Evan Jones, and others.

Letters to John Jones (Ivon)

  • NLW MS 14026B.
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  • 1837-1900

Papers of John Jones (Ivon), Aberystwyth, 1837-1900, including twenty-five letters addressed to him, 1864-1893, mainly containing social and personal news with some political and other matters.
The correspondents are Thomas Charles Edwards, 1876 (f. 1), D. Silvan Evans, 1875-1893 (ff. 2-9), John Griffith (Gohebydd) (12), 1864-1877 (ff. 10-39), J. R. Kilsby Jones, 1864-1874 (ff. 40-47), Joseph Parry, [1874x1880] (ff. 48-49), Evan M. Richards, MP, 1874 (ff. 51-52), and Evan Williams the limner, 1865 (ff. 53-54); a letter, 1846, from William Wood is addressed to a Miss Williams, possibly Ivon's future wife, Mary (ff. 55-56). Also included are autograph verses by Robert Parry (Robin Ddu Eryri), 1887 (f. 50), Rowland Williams (Hwfa Môn), 1900 (ff. 63-64), and G. Pennar Griffiths (Penar), 1900 (f. 65), and three membership cards, 1837-1868.

Jones, John, 1820-1898

Letter book of Dewi Dawel,

Letter book, [1841]-1891, of David Evans (Dewi Dawel), also used by him as a minute book for the Glynsanan Benefit Society, Llanfynydd.
The volume contains accounts, minutes and resolutions, [1841]-1870, of the Glynsanan Benefit Society (ff. 1-17, 134 verso, 137-139, 154 verso); summaries, copies and drafts, 1871-1891, of letters sent by David Evans, relating to family matters and his work as a tailor, publican and rate-collector, as well as a few letters by his son, Thomas Morgan Evans (ff. 23-136 verso, 137 verso-147, 148-149); miscellaneous memoranda and accounts, 1869-1886 (ff. 17-22); parts of an essay on the history of Talyllychau, [1890] (ff. 147 verso-148, 150 verso-152; see also NLW MS 9510E); various verses in Welsh, 1890-[1891] (ff. 147, 149 verso-150, 152 verso-154); and a memorandum relating to a ploughing match in Cwm-du, 1878 (ff. 5, 6). Part of a draft letter of condolence, [1876], to the family of the late John Johnes, Dolaucothi, is loose between ff. 17-18.


Miscellaneous items, mostly accumulated by John Thomas, [1850s]-[1870s], including englynion to him by David Griffiths (Clwydfardd), Lewis William Lewis (Llew Llwyfo), Titus Lewis (Titan), and David Williams (Alaw Goch) (ff. 1-5); and sketches and drawings, including those depicting the harp (ff. 11-14), a sketch of Franz Liszt (f. 21), and engravings of Welsh and other views. Also included is a letter, 1830, from the Marquis de Lafayette (f. 17).

Barddoniaeth ac emynau S.R.

Llyfryn, [19 gan., trydydd ¼], yn cynnwys barddoniaeth ac emynau yn llaw Samuel Roberts. = A booklet, [19 cent., third ¼], containing poetry and hymns in the hand of Samuel Roberts.

Cerddi Gwilym Cowlyd

  • NLW MS 14926A.
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  • 1819-1868

Llyfr nodiadau, 1819-1868, yn cynnwys cerddi holograff gan W. J. Roberts (Gwilym Cowlyd), 1858-1868. = Notebook, 1819-1868, containing holograph poems by W. J. Roberts (Gwilym Cowlyd), 1858-1868.
Mae'r cerddi yn cynnwys fersiwn ddrafft a chynllun o'r bryddest 'Dr William Morgan' (ff. 2-15) a fu'n fuddugol yn Eisteddfod Betws y Coed, Nadolig 1859, a 'Gogangerdd i Ddirmygwyr Cyfarfodydd Llenyddol', 1868 (ff. 17, 19), y ddwy wedi eu cyhoeddi yn Y Murmuron (Llanrwst, 1868), ynghyd â nifer o englynion a phenillion eraill (f. 17 verso-18 verso, 19 recto-verso, 21 verso). Mae yna hefyd nodiadau amrywiol ar William Morgan, Robert Ferrar a'r Diwygiad Protestannaidd (ff. 19 verso-21). Mae yna ychydig gyfrifon amrywiol, 1819, mewn llaw arall (f. 1 a thu mewn i'r cloriau). = The poems include a draft version and a plan of a pryddest to Dr William Morgan (ff. 2-15) which won a prize at Betws y Coed Eisteddfod, Christmas 1859, and a satire, 'Gogangerdd i Ddirmygwyr Cyfarfodydd Llenyddol', 1868 (ff. 17, 19), both published in Y Murmuron (Llanrwst, 1868), along with englynion and other verses (some illegible) (f. 17 verso-18 verso, 19 recto-verso, 21 verso). There are also miscellaneous notes on William Morgan, Robert Ferrar and the Protestant Reformation (ff. 19 verso-21). A few miscellaneous accounts, 1819, are in a different hand (f. 1 and inside the covers).

Gwilym Cowlyd, 1828-1904

Barddoniaeth a rhyddiaith 'Clwydwenfro'

  • NLW MS 22965C.
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  • 1856-1858

A notebook containing prose and poetry compositions, 1856-1858, mostly in Welsh, by the Reverend John Lloyd James ('Clwydwenfro', 1835-1919). Notes of publication in Welsh newspapers and periodicals, 1856-1857, are appended to some of the compositions.

James, J. Lloyd, 1835-1919

Gwaith Rhys Jones o'r Blaenau

  • NLW MS 7856D.
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  • 1788-1849

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').

Jones, Rhys, 1713-1801

Miscellanea of 'Erfyl'

  • NLW MS 9036E
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  • [1814x1835]

Miscellanea from the collection of Hugh Jones ('Erfyl'), consisting of poems by him and in his own hand, among them being 'Emyn y Tymmorau' translated from James Thomson's The Seasons and awarded a prize at the Tegeingl Eisteddfod, 1829, and 'Englynion i Fab ac Etifedd Syr W. W. Wynn, 1820, composed in a field near Wrexham; transcripts by 'Erfyl', including the 'Substance of a Sermon preached at the Baptist Chapel in Oswestry, on Sunday, August 13th, 1815. By the Revd. J. Palmer of Shrewsb[ur]y', a translation (copied at Whittington, 1814) of a petition to Governor [Warren] Hastings by the wife of Almas-ali-can 'who was seized upon and put to death for political purposes in India', and extracts from printed sources relating to Bangor, Tegeingl, etc.; a draft in the hand of Richard Llwyd, 'Bard of Snowdon', relating to the slave trade; a short-title list of Welsh periodicals ('Rhwydd Restr o Gyhoeddiadau Cym[r]aeg a Chymreig Amseriadol') in the hand of Robert Davies, Llansannan; and holograph poetry by Robert Ellis ('Cynddelw'), John Jones ('Myllin'), Thomas Edwards ('Caerfallwch'), and John Owen, Liverpool (1835) (awarded the prize at the Holywell Eisteddfod, 1834), etc.

Hugh Jones ('Erfyl) and others.

Letters of John Jones (Tegid)

  • NLW MS 14145C.
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  • 1831-1834

Four letters, mostly in English, May-October 1831, May 1834, from John Jones (Tegid), Oxford, to Henry Jones, Merthyr Tydfil, mainly concerning Tegid's dispute with William Bruce Knight on the proposed reform of Welsh orthography (see W. B. Knight, Remarks, Historical and Philological, on the Welsh Language (Cardiff, 1830) and John Jones, Reply to the Rev. W. B. Knight's 'Remarks' on Welsh Orthography (Cardiff, 1831)).
Tegid quotes excerpts from letters of support received from Aneurin Owen (f. 1 verso), the Rev. Walter Cecil Davies (f. 2), George Phillips, BA, (f. 2) and Walter Davies (Gwallter Mechain) (f. 5). Also included are holograph poems, in Welsh (ff. 5 verso-6, 7, 10), including 'Merch ieuanc mewn darvodedigaeth', 1833 (f. 7), which was published in the Cambrian Quarterly Magazine and Celtic Repertory, 5 (1833), 56.

Jones, John, 1792-1852


  • NLW MS 23943B.
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  • [1795]-[1830]

Cyfrol o farddoniaeth, [1795]-[1830], yn cynnwys copïau o faledi a cherddi eraill, yn dyddio'n bennaf o'r ddeunawfed ganrif. Mae'r rhan helaethaf o'r llawysgrif (ff. 1-42) yn llaw John Davies, gydag ychwanegiadau, [?1820au], gan John Evans, gof o Lanrhaeadr[?-ym-Mochnant], sir Ddinbych (ff. 42 verso-46). = A volume, [1795]-[1830], containing transcripts of Welsh ballads and other poems, mainly of the eighteenth century. The majority of the manuscript (ff. 1-42) is in the hand of one John Davies, with later additions, [?1820s], by John Evans, blacksmith, of Llanrhaeadr[?-ym-Mochnant], Denbighshire.
Ymysg y beirdd a gynrychiolir yn y gyfrol mae Jonathan Hughes (ff. 3-4 verso, 12 verso, 34 verso-36), Huw ap Huw [Hugh Hughes, y Bardd Coch o Fon] (ff. 4 verso-9 verso, 11 verso-12 verso), Rhys Jones [y Blaenau] (ff. 10-11), Jonathan Hughes Ifangc (f. 13), Walter Davies [Gwallter Mechain] (f. 13 recto-verso), David Thomas [Dafydd Ddu Eryri] (f. 13 verso), Ellis Roberts [Elis y Cowper] (ff. 14-16 verso, 18-22, 38 verso-41 verso), Hugh Roberts y Teiliwr o blwy Llanllyfni (ff. 16 verso-18), Richard Llwyd o'r Plas [Meini] (f. 22 recto-verso), Robert Richard o Bentraeth (ff. 24 verso-26 verso), Richard Parry [o Niwbwrch] (ff. 26 verso-29, 33 verso-34 verso), Humphrey Wiliam, Tywyn, Meirionnydd (ff. 29-30), Y Parch. [William] Williams, Llaneilian-yn-Rhos (ff. 30-32 verso), a Huw Morris [Huw Morys] (ff. 32 verso-33 verso). Ymddengys bod y mwyafrif o'r cerddi wedi eu copïo o ffynnonellau printiedig, gan gynnwys Blodeu-gerdd Cymry, o gynnulliad David Jones o Drefriw (Amwythig: Stafford Prys, 1759, Libri Walliae 2804) (ff. 22-34 verso) ac amryw bamffledi. Mae yn y gyfrol hefyd ymgais gan John Evans i ysgrifennu beddargraff, dyddiedig 1825 a 1830 (f. 44), a dwy fersiwn o 'Cerdd yr Offeiriad Dur neu Steel Parson', o bosib gan John Evans, [1820au] (ff. 43, 46 recto-verso), gyda chopi teipysgrif o'r ddwy fersiwn, [20 gan., ail ½], [?gan D. Tecwyn Lloyd] yn rhydd yn y gyfrol (2 ff.). Mae taflen o dablau rhifyddol a werthwyd gan P. Sandford, Amwythig, [c. 1795], wedi ei bastio y tu mewn i'r clawr blaen. = Amongst the poets represented in the volume are Jonathan Hughes (ff. 3-4 verso, 12 verso, 34 verso-36), Huw ap Huw [Hugh Hughes, y Bardd Coch o Fon] (ff. 4 verso-9 verso, 11 verso-12 verso), Rhys Jones [y Blaenau] (ff. 10-11), Jonathan Hughes, junior (f. 13), Walter Davies [Gwallter Mechain] (f. 13 recto-verso), David Thomas [Dafydd Ddu Eryri] (f. 13 verso), Ellis Roberts [Elis y Cowper] (ff. 14-16 verso, 18-22, 38 verso-41 verso), Hugh Roberts, tailor, of Llanllyfni (ff. 16 verso-18), Richard Llwyd ('o'r Plas [Meini]') (f. 22 recto-verso), Robert Richard, Pentraeth (ff. 24 verso-26 verso), Richard Parry [of Newborough] (ff. 26 verso-29, 33 verso-34 verso), Humphrey Wiliam, Tywyn, Meirionnydd (ff. 29-30), the Rev. [William] Williams, Llaneilian-yn-Rhos (ff. 30-32 verso), and Huw Morris [Huw Morys] (ff. 32 verso-33 verso). The majority of the poems were apparently copied from printed sources, including Blodeu-gerdd Cymry, selected by David Jones, Trefriw (Shrewsbury: Stafford Prys, 1759, Libri Walliae 2804) (ff. 22-34 verso) and numerous pamphlets. The volume also contains attempts by John Evans at composing an epitaph, in 1825 and 1830 (f. 44), and two versions of 'Cerdd yr Offeiriad Dur neu Steel Parson', possibly by John Evans, [1820s] (ff. 43, 46 recto-verso), with a typescript copy of both versions, [20 cent, second ½], [?by D. Tecwyn Lloyd], inserted loose in the volume (2 ff.). A sheet of arithmetical tables, sold by P. Sandford, Shrewsbury, [c. 1795], is pasted inside the front cover.

Davies, John, fl. 1795.

Penillion, &c.

  • NLW MS 10745B.
  • File
  • 1814

'A Collection of Welsh Pennillion, etc.', in the hand of Richard Williams, Denbigh, 10 November, 1814, containing 'penillion telyn', 'englynion', and extracts from 'cywyddau' by Siôn Brwynog, Wiliam Llŷn, Goronwy Owen, Lewis Morris ('Llywelyn Ddu o Fôn'), Robert Davies ('Bardd Nantglyn'), John Jones ('Jac Glanygors'), and John Cain Jones ('Siôn Ceiriog'). Among the titles are '3 Englyns written in Peblig Churchyard', 'Englynion i Gorph y gaingc', and 'Englyn in praise of West in the Denbigh Election 1820' (with a reply).

Williams, Richard, of Denbigh

Barddoniaeth, achau a nodiadau,

A transcript by John Thomas ('Sion Wyn o Eifion') of cywyddau and other poems by Robin Ddu, Rhys Goch Eryri, Iolo Goch, Tudur Aled, Dafydd Gorlech, Dafydd Llwyd ap Llywelyn ap Gruffudd, Dafydd ap Hwlcyn ap Madog, Rhys Llwyd ap Rhys, Maredudd ap Rhys, Mathew Owen, Edward Morus and Sion Lleyn; the manuscript also contains triads, genealogies, 'Breiniau Gwŷr Arfon', 'Meddygon Myddfai', 'geirlyfr William Lleyn', etc.

Anerchiadau a barddoniaeth,

Three notebooks containing addresses given at eisteddfodau, meetings of Gorsedd y Beirdd, etc.; Welsh poetry; and various notes.
They include notes on Bardism, the outline of an address on 'John Elias o Fôn', and copies of the programme for the Llandudno National Eisteddfod, 1864, and The Literature of Wales, Reprinted from the Eclectic Review, ed. by Thomas Price (NLW MS 5758A); an address and other notes for the Denbigh National Eisteddfod, 1882 (NLW MS 5759A); and notes on Bishop William Morgan (NLW MS 5760A).

A miscellany,

A commonplace book containing miscellaneous poems and prose extracts in the hand of David Roberts Pugh. Among the contents are 'Epigram addressed to the Inhabitants of Carnarvon', 'The Life of John Pugh of Lleyar Bach Nr. Clynnog Carnarvonshire', and 'Can Newydd yn erbyn y Papistiaid ... 1813' by E. Owen, Rhydwen.

Pughe, David Roberts, ca. 1790-1862.

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