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Accounts and poetry

  • NLW MS 9034A
  • File
  • [1816x1844]

Three notebooks in the hand of Hugh Jones ('Erfyl') - (a) an account book containing board and lodging expenses, 1828-33, 1843-4, an account with the Reverend R. M. Bonnor, 1831-2, washing account, 1844, account of lessons given to 'Master Wm. Lowe', 1829-30, 1832, and 'Master Temple', undated, and a list of 'situations' held by 'Erfyl' during the period 1810-30; (b) a 'cywydd' in memory of Owen Jones ('Owain Myfyr')' and (c) transcripts of 'carolau', or parts of 'carolau', by Hugh Jones, Maesglasau ('H. J. Senr.'), Hugh Jones, Llangwm, Ellis Roberts ('y cowper'), William Edwards, Ysceifiog, Thomas Edwards ('Twm o'r Nant'), and others. Used as cover and end papers for the latter are two copies of a printed notice of a meeting of the Llanfyllin New Friendly Society, 1816.

Hugh Jones ('Erfyl').

Album of 'Gwalchmai',

  • NLW MS 10993C.
  • File
  • [1830x1899] /

An album compiled by Richard Parry ('Gwalchmai'), Congregational minister, poet, and litterateur, of Llandudno, etc. It contains holograph letters from, amongst others, Thomas Dick, 1848; W. Williams ('Williams o'r Wern'), 1839; and Taliesin Williams, 1839; autographs, largely in the form of cut-out signatures of letters, of, amongst others, Richard Cobden; George Hadfield, politician; Daniel O'Connell; [Sir Thomas] Love [Duncombe] Jones Parry; Richard Llwyd ('Bard of Snowdon'); Ebenezer Thomas ('Eben Fardd'); John Jones ('Talhaiarn'); John Williams ('Ab Ithel'); Samuel Roberts ('S. R.'); John Thomas ('Pencerdd Gwalia'); Augusta Hall, baroness Llanover ('Gwenynen Gwent'); Christmas Evans; J[ohn] Jones ('Tegid'); David Thomas ('Dafydd Ddu Eryri'); Brinley Richards, 1879; Joseph Hughes ('Carn Ingli'); and John Williams ('Ab Ithel'); verses in the hand of, and in most cases composed by, amongst others, Ebenezer Thomas ('Eben Fardd'), 1851; David Griffith ('Clwydfardd'), 1874; E. Herber Evans, [18]77; Rowland Williams ('Hwfa Môn'), 1869; Richard Parry ('Gwalchmai'), ?1871; Richard Davies ('Mynyddog'), 1870; J[ohn] Thomas ('Siôn Wyn o Eifion'), 1836; William Rees ('Gwilym Hiraethog'), 1870; Lewis Morris ('Llywelyn Ddu o Fôn'); David Owen ('Dewi Wyn o Eifion'), 1836; W. Cadwaladr Davies, [18]74; and T. Tudno Jones ('Tudno'), 1875-1894; the certificate, 1843, of the election of Richard Parry ('Gwalchmai') to membership of Cymdeithas Cymreigyddion y Fenni; a biographical note on, and a blazon of the arms of, Hwfa ap Cynddelw, head of the first of the fifteen tribes of North Wales; a pardon, bearing the signature of [Sir] R[obert] Peel, 1830; etc.

Gwalchmai, 1803-1897

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 Gellionnen, parish of Llan-giwg (Llanguicke), Glamorgan. The volume consists largely of holograph letters addressed for the most part to Richard Rees, the writers including Josiah Rees, 1802-3 (relating partly to the church at Gellionnen); William Wyndham Grenville, baron Grenville, 1818 (a description of the writer's home at Dropmore, information concerning Neath Abbey); George Owen Rees, Guy's Hospital, London, 1846 (biographical notes on the writer's father, Josiah Rees); C[hristopher] R[ice] M[ansel] T[albot], London, 1848; C[onnop Thirlwall], bishop of St. Davids, 1848; Geo. Rice Trevor, aft. 4th baron Dynevor, 1838 (concerning Neath Abbey); John M. Traherne, Coedriglan, Cardiff, 1848; [Edward Copleston, bishop of Llandaff, 1848]; [Sir Thomas Phillipps, Middle Hill, 1848]; H[enry] Hussey Vivian, London, 1855 (the death of John Henry Vivian); etc. The miscellaneous documents contained in the volume include material towards a pedigree of the family of Rees of Gelligron; the certificate of ordination of Josiah Rees at Gellionnen, 6 August, 1767; poetry and ballads, including an epigram by Thomas Rees, fifth child of Josiah Rees by his second marriage and an 'englyn' to Richard Rees; newspaper cuttings, including obituary notices of Josiah Rees, 1804, Mary Rees, his widow, 1829, Owen Rees of Gelligron, 1837, and Sarah Rees, daughter of Josiah Rees, 1851; copies of letters of Richard Rees, 1846; etc.
Amongst the references are those to the election and admission of Richard Rees for Morden College, Blackheath; the Smith family of Castellau, Glamorgan; the Penllergaer estate, Swansea; and the experiences of an emigrant to Australia, 1843.

Awdl: 'Gwilym Hiraethog',

  • NLW MS 11883E.
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  • [1884x1899] /

A manuscript copy, in the hand of Abram Williams, Bad Uchaf, near Pontypridd, of an 'awdl' on 'Gwilym Hiraethog' by Evan Rees ('Dyfed') which was awarded the prize at the National Eisteddfod at Liverpool, 1884.

Williams, Abram, Pontypridd


  • NLW MS 8535E
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  • [1848] x [1899]

Miscellaneous poems from the collection of W[illiam] J[ohn] Roberts ('Gwilym Cowlyd'), including poems by Owen Roberts, 'Brysiog Machno' and 'I. D. Conwy'.

Barddoniaeth Gwilym Morgan,

  • NLW MSS 11064B-11065E
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  • 1893-1936 /

A scrapbook, compiled by J. W. Jones, Blaenau Ffestiniog, and unbound leaves containing holographs, transcripts, and press cuttings of poetry in free and strict metres, 1893-1903 and 1918?, by William (Gwilym) Morgan, quarryman, of Blaenau Ffestiniog, together with adjudications by [Sir] J[ohn] Morris Jones (press cuttings), [Howell Elvet Lewis] ('Elfed') (transcript), etc. MS. 11064 also contains testimonials, 1901, to William Morgan and Mrs Morgan from Robert Roberts, J. P., surgeon, Blaenau Ffestiniog, the Reverend W[illiam] P[ari] Hughes, Dolgellau, and Wm. Davies, Junior, Managing Partner, The Diphwys Casson Slate Quarries Company, Blaenau Ffestiniog, the first (and presumably the other two) in support of their candidature for the posts of master and matron of Pwllheli Workhouse; and a holograph letter, 1936, from [Humphrey Jones] ('Bryfdir'), Rhiwbryfdir, to [J. W. Jones], enclosing copies of 'in memoriam' verses to Gwilym Morgan. Included in MS. 11065 is a holograph letter, 1899, from Robert Roberts, Blaenau Ffestiniog, to Gwilym Morgan, with observations on 'englynion' in English by the recipient.

Jones, J. W

Barddoniaeth 'Ioan Madog'

  • NLW MSS 6766B, 6767-6768C, 6769B
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  • [1832x1878]

Poems by John Williams ('Ioan Madog'), Portmadoc.

Ioan Madog, 1812-1878

Barddoniaeth 'Ioan Trithyd',

  • NLW MS 11731D.
  • File
  • 1867-[1875] /

Two holograph poems by John Morgan ('Ioan Trithyd'), farmer and poet, of Llantrithyd, afterwards of St. Marychurch, co. Glamorgan. The first is entitled 'Pryddest 'Ar enedigaeth Crist' Sef testun Cyfarfod llenyddol 'Carmel' Tresimwn dydd 'Nadolig' 1867'. The second poem, a satire, lacks the title.

Morgan, John, 1830-1930

Barddoniaeth John Jones, Ceunant,

  • NLW MS 16829A.
  • file
  • [1875x1925].

Cyfrol yn cynnwys barddoniaeth gan John Jones, Ceunant ac eraill, ynghyd â ryseitiau meddyginiaethol a rhai ar gyfer y gegin a'r tŷ, yr oll mewn [?o leiaf dwy] law anhysbys = A volume of poetry by John Jones, Ceunant and others, together with culinary, domestic and medical recipes, all written in [?at least two] hands.
Nodir mai gan 'Gwilym Llugwy' (William Owen, Betws y Coed) mae un o'r englynion (f. 7). Ceir ôl adolygu a chywiro ar beth o'r cerddi, sy'n awgrymu efallai mai gwaith un o'r sgrifenwyr ydyw'r rhai neillduol hynny = One of the englynion is noted as being by 'Gwilym Llugwy' (William Owen, Betws y Coed) (f. 7). There are marks of editing and correction on some of the poems, which suggests that these particular ones may be in the autograph of one of the scribes.

Barddoniaeth Richard ap Hugh,

  • NLW MS 11487D.
  • File
  • 1876-1928 /

A volume containing holograph poetry, largely in free metre, written during the period 1876-1928 by Richard ap Hugh, Bala. At the beginning of the volume is an alphabetical index of titles ('Cynnwysiad'). Inset is a holograph poem entitled 'Ymweliad y Bardd' by [John Jones] ('Tegid').

Richard ap Hugh, 1859-1931

Barddoniaeth 'Tafolog',

  • NLW MSS 12279-12281A.
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  • 1862-1871 /

Dyddiadur yr Annibynwyr, 1862, 1868, 1871, with entries of poetry in strict and free metres, and some memoranda, by Richard Davies ('Tafolog').

Tafolog, 1830-1904

Barddoniaeth 'Twm Pedrog',

  • NLW MS 11129A
  • File
  • [1797x1814] /

A volume of holograph poetry including 'Englynion y Credo' by 'T[wm] Pedrog', unsigned 'englynion' entitled 'Seh Yootuch. Rebmetpes 25 1798', and 'englynion' entitled 'Yr Ochenaid' by 'Tudwal Bach or Cwmmwd'. The latter series is ascribed to 'Twm Pedrog' in John Jones: Cynfeirdd Lleyn (1905). On the last page of the volume is the following inscription:- 'Thos. Williams' Book 1797. Thomas Williams was born at Llan-bedrog, on Wednes[da]y the 25th Day of May, in the Year of ou[r] Lord 1774. Baptized the 31st of May follow[in]g. Bapt[ize]d Twm Pedrog by Dafydd Ddu o'r Eryri at Penmorfa in an Eisteddfod 26th of May 1795'.

Twm Pedrog, 1774-1814


  • 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.


  • NLW MS 12704C.
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  • 1875 /

A copy of a poem entitled 'Silvan at Marged', 1875, by, and in the hand of [the Reverend Daniel] Silvan [Evans, lexicographer].

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


  • NLW MS 12697B.
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  • [19 cent.] /

Two ? holograph poems, the first, by Ellis Parry, Pont Saint, entitled 'Penillion A gyfansoddwyd ar fyddygoliaeth R. D. Williams, Esqr., Cyfreithiwr dros bysgodwyr Menai, yn erbyn J. Russel', and the second described as 'Gwaith Ellis ap Hywel yn rhoddi darlyniad ohono ei hun'.

Parry, Ellis, Pont Saint


  • NLW MS 10898B.
  • File
  • 1802.

A volume entitled 'Y Gôg Lawen. Neu Lyfr Carolau a Cherddi Cywyddau ac Awdlau. Duwiol a Diddanol', being an incomplete collection, in two parts, compiled in 1802, of holograph poetry in free and strict metres by Dafydd Jones otherwise Dafydd John James ('Dafydd Siôn Siams' or 'Dafydd ab Ioan') of Penrhyndeudraeth.


  • NLW MS 11538A.
  • File
  • 1870.

Dyddiadur yr Annibynwyr am 1870 ..., used entirely to record unsigned poems in strict and free metres.


  • NLW MS 9658C.
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  • [1900x1947] /

Transcripts, by Richard Griffith ('Carneddog'), and typescript copies of ballads and other poetry:- 'cerdd alarus ... am Lewis Owen yr hwn a ddienyddwyd ar Forfa Seiont gerllaw Caernarvon, ... 1822; 'cerdd ... hanes ... tân yn y Plas yn Neigwl ... 1787'; 'Drylliad y Royal Charter, 1859'; and a 'cywydd ... i ofyn prenn i un Edward Owen o Dann-y-Bwlch, 1767', by Dafydd Jones o'r Penrhyn Deudraeth.

Richard Griffith ('Carneddog').


  • NLW MS 11535B.
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  • [1870x1899].

Copies of 'Marwnad Mochyn Brith, yr hwn a fwrddiwyd ar fynydd Llanbedr ar foreu dydd Llun cyntaf o'r flwyddyn 1870, gerllaw y Cross Hands Hotel', 'Caniad y Gog i feirionydd' by 'L[ewis] Morris, Ysw' ('Llywelyn Ddu o Fôn'), and 'Can Alarys A Gyfansoddwyd Dros fachgenun ieuanc Er Ei ddanfon iw hen Gariad'.

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