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Commonplace book,

  • NLW MS 23524B.
  • File
  • 1828-1853

A volume issued, 1828, to the antiqury Angharad Llwyd, Tyn-y-rhyl, Flintshire, for the collection of subscriptions towards St David's Welsh Church, Liverpool, but utilised by her as a commonplace and autograph book. Verse and prose entries, 1...

Llwyd, Angharad

Barddoniaith Hirlas

A composite volume almost entirely in the hand of Daniel Silvan Evans containing Welsh metrical translations of poetry by Felicia Dorothea Hemans, Helen Herbert (Aberaeron), Edward Verity (St David's College, Lampeter), Lord Byron, [Johann Wo...

Evans, D. Silvan (Daniel Silvan), 1818-1903

Llyfr John Morgans, Glanfrêd,

A volume containing some 'penillion' and, at the other end and largely in a different hand, late eighteenth and early nineteenth century English poetry ('On the death of Cromwell', 'On the death of Admiral Lord Nelson'...

Journal of William Davies, Ffrwd-fal,

A journal, 1 June 1832 (not 1831 as written in the top left of the first page) - July 1836, with a few additional entries to 1841, kept by the Reverend W[illia]m Davies, Independent minister and schoolmaster, better known as Dr William Davies (180...

Commonplace book of John Lloyd Richards,

Two notebooks (pasted together) of the Reverend John Lloyd Richards (1790-1854), vicar of Llanwddyn containing 'Subjects for [weekly] themes given by Mr Ainger for 1821', '...[L]ines ... set up in a neat frame in the room at the Pav...


A notebook partly in the hand of Mary Richards containing miscellaneous material e.g. Welsh and English verses, one series being by 'R[ichard] Richards Vicar Meifod', 1820; medical recipes; 'A List of Subscribers towards paying Rent...


Miscellaneous material including notes on legends associated with 'Llyn Barfog' and 'Llyn tri Graienyn' in Merioneth [in the hand of E. G. B. Phillimore]; 'Cân croesawiad i Edmund Buckley, esq., ar ei ddyfodiad iw oed, Mai...


  • NLW MSS 12855-12856A.
  • File
  • [19 cent., second ½] /

Two note-books containing miscellaneous Welsh verse including poems by John Williams ('Ioan ap Griffith') of Rhiwbryfdir [Blaenau Ffestiniog] (second half nineteenth cent.), and one English poem by the said John Williams.

John Williams.

Poetry, prose, letters and miscellanea,

A collection of papers, mainly in the hand of William Owen [-Pughe], containing original Welsh poetry, poetical translations, transcripts of medieval Welsh poetry and prose texts, autograph letters and miscellaneous notes, including: 1, 'Engl...

William Owen-Pughe.


A composite volume, the contents including: pp. 1-2, an English prose rendering of a 'cywydd' by Tudur Aled requesting a horse from the Abbot of Aber Conwy, the first line of the original being 'Gydag un a geidw Gwynedd . . .';...

William Owen-Pughe, 'Iolo Morganwg' and others.

Gwaith 'Ieuan Glan Geirionydd'

A collection by W. J. Roberts of the poetical works of Evan Evans (Ieuan Glan Geirionydd) entitled 'Gemau Glan Geirionydd' (changed to 'Y Geirionydd'; c.f. the printed edition Geirionydd as edited by W. J. Roberts). A table of ...

Gwilym Cowlyd, 1828-1904

Barddoniaeth, llythyrau, etc.

A volume compiled by John Jones ('Myrddin Fardd'), containing 'cywyddau', 'awdlau', and free-metre poetry, partly holograph, by Row[land] Vaughan, John Rhydderch, William Ffylip, Rice Jones (1767), Sion Tudur, Willm. ...

Waste book of Eben Fardd,

A 'waste book' of Ebenezer Thomas ('Eben Fardd') consisting largely of problems in fluxions, together with 'The Welsh' and 'The Welsh Language' (being attacks on the Welsh people for their prejudices against...


An early nineteenth century manuscript, in three hands, containing miscellaneous poetry. The titles include ['Ayron's vale'] (two copies), 'On the death of admiral lord Nelson', 'On the death of the right honorable Wi...

Translations of poetry, etc.

A notebook in three hands containing English translations of poetry by Alphonse de Lamartine, among them being versifications by G. Hughes, Oakley Lodge, Gloucestershire, and translations by Amédé Louis Joseph Guidez; 'englynion' by [Dan...

Ffrwdfâl manuscript,

A notebook of William Davies, Froodvale (Ffrwdfâl), bound in brown paper and inscribed 'W. Davies, Ph. D. April 12, 1846'. It contains extracts from expositary notes on scripture and notes of sermons, 1846-9 and undated, preached at Park...


Poems by John Williams ('Ioan Madog'), Thomas Jones ('Taliesin o Eifion'), Thomas Essile Davies ('Dewi Wyn o Essyllt') and other nineteenth century writers, transcribed by Nathan Dyfed.


Poems by Nathan Dyfed, Sion Llywelyn, Taliesin Williams ('Ab Iolo') and other South Wales poets, and some Welsh-American writers.

Album of Richard Rees,

  • NLW MS 11138D
  • File
  • [1771x1857].

An album of 'memoranda, made to the year 1857', together with copious annotations and an index, by Richard Rees (born 1781) of Alltycham, Pontardawe, seventh child by the second marriage of Josiah Rees (1744-1804), Unitarian minister, of...

Llythyrau, barddoniaeth, etc.,

Miscellaneous items including holograph letters and notes (? some incomplete) from Rob[er]t Davies ['Bardd Nantglyn'] to Morgan Davies, Nannau, Merionethshire, 1826 (the parliamentary election for the ?borough of Denbigh, enclosing a ser...

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