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Scrap books,

Two scrap books of manuscript and printed material and press cuttings. The manuscript material consists of holograph 'englynion' entitled 'Pennillion i anerch yr Arglwyddes Hall: (sef Gwenynen Gwent)' by John Jones ('Tegid...

Brut Ieuan Brechfa; Brut Aberpergwm; triads, etc.

A composite volume containing miscellaneous historical and literary material in the hand of Edward Williams ('Iolo Morganwg'). Pp. 24-36 contain a transcript of a version of the medieval Welsh Chronicle of the Princes associated with the...

'Iolo Morganwg'.

'Album Camilla'

A volume, 1800-1835, containing poems and quotations in English, French, German and Italian, and drawings in pencil, ink and watercolour, all in various hands, compiled for Camilla Blachford, apparently sister-in-law of the poet Mary Tighe, and di...

Blachford, Camilla

Arithmetical exercises, etc.

  • NLW MS 23135B
  • File
  • 1811-1830

A volume compiled, 1811-1830, by Thomas Llewellyn of the parishes of Cardigan and Ferwig, Cardiganshire, chiefly containing arithmetical exercises but also miscellaneous notes and memoranda in English and Welsh, perhaps partly composed by him and ...

Llewellyn, Thomas, of Cardigan and Ferwig

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.


Miscellaneous papers and note-books containing notes, extracts, transcripts, lists, etc., in the hand of Edward Williams ('Iolo Morganwg') bound together in one volume. The contents of pp. 53-60, 73, 75, 86-9, 91, 143-206, 209-17, 233-8,...

'Iolo Morganwg'.


A book containing a draft of 'Jesus: An Heroic Poem by Golyddan, translated from the Welsh by the author', 1862; and a short biography of Golyddan written in 1868 for Enwogion Cymru by his father, Robert John Pryse (Gweirydd ap Rhys).

Golyddan, 1840-1862

Edward Thomas letters to Helen Thomas

Over one hundred letters, 1896-1900, from Edward Thomas to Helen Ashcroft Noble, whom he married on 20 June 1899. The letters contain mainly personal news and reflections, notably impressions of his life at Oxford and of visits to Wales; also incl...

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. ...

'Cronfa Dafydd Ddu', etc.

A composite volume compiled by Owen Williams, Fronheulog, Waunfawr in 1857. It comprises: I. 'Y Gronfa' (pp. 1-200), largely in the hand of David Thomas ('Dafydd Ddu Eryri'), containing an introduction ('Y Rhagymadrodd...

Amryw gerddi,

A miscellaneous collection of poetry including an incomplete 'pryddest' on the story of Kulhwch and Olwen written on the backs of sheets of a Birkenhead list of voters, 1876; a carol by D[avid] Lewis ('Ap Ceredigion'); a poem e...


Miscellaneous poems, including a fragment of a poem by Hughe Hughes, Llwydiarth Esgob; a pencil copy of 'Beth sy'n hardd ?', with a translation into English ('What is Beautiful?'), 'Bedd fy Chwaer', 'Dymunia...

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

Felicia Dorothea Hemans papers

  • NLW MS 11066C
  • File
  • [1828x1831]

A holograph letter, 10 April ----, from Felicia [Dorothea] Hemans from Wavertree, to Samuel Parkes (returning the recipient's 'nice quiet Tragedies', the writer's holiday at Seacombe); and poetry by Mrs. Hemans, including manus...

Hemans, Mrs., 1793-1835

Felicia Dorothea Hemans papers

  • NLW MS 10959C.
  • File
  • [1811x1935]

A group of manuscript papers of Felicia Dorothea Hemans (née Browne), including eight holograph letters written (where indicated) from Bronwylfa, near St. Asaph, and from Milburn Tower, near Edinburgh, the correspondents including M[atthew] Nichol...

Hemans, Mrs., 1793-1835

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


  • NLW MS 9505B.
  • File
  • [1800x1825], 1883-1884.

A commonplace book compiled early in the nineteenth century and containing copies of contemporary English poetry, mainly by Scott, Byron, Campbell, Thomas Moore, and William Roscoe; verses 'inscribed to the worthy inhabitants of Carmarthen�...

Draft poetry

Drafts of poems by John Cowper Powys, published between 1896 and 1926; a heavily worked draft of an incomplete poem in two cantos, published in A Review of English Literature (January 1963); and drafts of over fifty poems, forty-one of which were ...

Commonplace book,

  • NLW MS 21786E.
  • File
  • 1818-[c. 1828] /

Commonplace book, 1818-[c. 1828], mainly in English with portions in French, Latin, German, Italian and Dutch. The volume contains facetious 'Resolutions for the Preservation of regularity at Shanes Castle during the meeting for the Performan...

Frederick North and others.


  • NLW MS 9675B.
  • File
  • 1890-1901.

A volume of poems, 1890-1901, by three 'Rhymers'. It contains poems by A. E. Lomax, L. I. E. P[ughe] and C. E. L[omax], many of them having a Montgomeryshire setting, poems by G. R. G. P[ughe] and Jane Gould Pughe; and a copy of The Chur...

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