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Drafft o lyfr emynau'r Bedyddwyr Cymraeg,

  • NLW MS 16881D.
  • file
  • 19 gan.

Drafft pedwaredd ganrif ar bymtheg o lyfr emynau'r Bedyddwyr Cymraeg, sy'n cynnwys emynau llawysgrif a theipysgrif gan Joseph Harris ('Gomer'), William Rees ('Gwilym Hiraethog'), Morgan Rhys, William Williams, Pantycelyn, Christmas Evans, Titus Lewis, James Spinther James, Ann Griffiths, Benjamin Francis ac eraill, yr oll o'r emynau wedi'u pastio'i mewn i'r gyfrol. Ceir hefyd gyfieithiadau i'r Gymraeg, rhai ohonynt gan Gethin Davies, o emynau gan Isaac Watts, Charles Wesley, Bernard o Clairvaux, James Montgomery, Sarah Flower Adams ac eraill. Yn rhydd yn y gyfrol ceir copi o bryddest yn dwyn y teitl 'Gerddi y Beibl' gan ac yn llaw Robert Jones ('Meigant'), a ddyfarnwyd yn ail orau yn Eisteddfod Aberhosan, Nadolig 1880, ynghyd â beirniadaeth gan ac yn llaw Richard Davies ('Cyfeiliog') = A nineteenth century draft of a Welsh Baptist hymn book, containing manuscript and typescript hymns by Joseph Harris ('Gomer'), William Rees ('Gwilym Hiraethog'), Morgan Rhys, William Williams, Pantycelyn, Christmas Evans, Titus Lewis, James Spinther James, Ann Griffiths, Benjamin Francis and others, all of which are pasted into the volume. There are also translations into Welsh, some by Gethin Davies, of hymns by Isaac Watts, Charles Wesley, Bernard of Clairvaux, James Montgomery, Sarah Flower Adams and others. Loose in the volume is a copy of an autograph pryddest entitled 'Gerddi y Beibl' by Robert Jones ('Meigant'), judged second best at Aberhosan Eisteddfod, Christmas 1880, together with an autograph adjudication by Richard Davies ('Cyfeiliog').

Grisiau Cerdd Arwest,

  • NLW MS 10616A
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  • [1823x1825] /

A copy of J. R. Harris: Grisiau Cerdd Arwest with manuscript hymn-tunes and anthems.

Harris, John, 1802-1823


  • NLW MS 22040A.
  • File
  • 1887-1903 /

Verses and hymns, 1887-1903, by the Reverend James Tegryn Phillips ('Iago Tegryn'), Hebron, co. Pembroke, together with a few biographical details concerning him.

Phillips, James Tegryn

Sermon notes, etc. ,

  • NLW MSS 12629-12634A.
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  • [1813x1875] /

A collection of note-books, home-made booklets, etc., which, according to a letter from the donor, Mr. Hugh R. Meirion-Jones of Manchester, published under the heading 'Hen Lawysgrifau', Y Tyst, 1 Rhagfyr 1938, were formerly in the possession of Edward Wynne, of Llanrhaeadr- ym-Mochnant, and later of Wern, Maerdy, near Corwen, farmer and itinerant Congregational preacher. 12629-12631A Three groups of note-books, etc., containing ?holograph notes of sermons, ? delivered by the said Edward Wynne. The notes of all the sermons, except three, are in Welsh, and such as are dated belong to the period [18]42-1872. In NLW MS 12630A one set of notes is written partly on the stamped cover of a letter addressed to 'Mr. Ed. Wynn, care of Revd. E. Griffiths, High Street, Swansea . . .' Incidental entries include a list of names headed 'darlith yn Bethel, tocynau 24, y derbynwyr' (NLW MS 12629A), and a note of the amount collected, ? by Edward Wynne, towards Brecon College, at Penuel, 15 June 1845 (NLW MS 12630A). 12632A. A further group of note-books, etc., all except one containing notes, ? in the hand of the aforesaid Edward Wynne, of sermons ? he had listened to, circa 1826-1834. Amongst the many preachers referred to are Samuel Davis 'un or Arminiaid', John Elias, Mr. Michael Jone[s], llanuchlyn, Henry Rees, John Roberts, Llan bryn Mair, Mr. Samuel Roberts, brynmair, Aseriah Sadrach, Aberystwyth, and Mr. Williams, Wern. Specific occasions mentioned include 'Sasiwn y bala, Mehefin 14, 1827', 'Agor Capel y Calfiniaid, Ilanrhaiadr [-ym-Mochnant], 12 o ragfyr, 1828', and 'Agor Capel [yr Annibynwyr], Llansilin, rhagfyr 24, 1832'. Included with this group is a copy of B. F. Lloyd & Co's Penny Almanac for . . . 1848, containing the accounts of [Edward Wynne as] a distributor of Y Cronicl, Y Dysgedydd, and other publications, such as diaries and hymn-books. The places mentioned in connection with the distribution of these are in cos. Cardigan and Pembroke. 12633A. A note-book containing holograph notes of sermons preached by Ebenezer Morris [? Wesleyan preacher], in the Ruthin and Llangollen circuit and else-where. The inside, upper cover bears the inscriptions 'Ceinciau yr olewydden, sef Testynau a penau y Pregethau, y rhai a bregethais yn Nghylchdaith Rhithin a Llangollen A manau eraill' . . . 'Yr ail Llyfr'. As indicated, this is the second of two or more such volumes, and the contents consisted of the notes of sixty- two sermons numbered 61-121 (the notes of sermons 73 and 79 are not actually numbered, although counted in the sequence, and two consecutive lots of notes have been numbered 82). The volume, at present, is imperfect, the pages containing the end of the notes of sermon No. 97, the notes of sermons Nos. 98-101, and the first part of the notes of sermon No. 102, having been torn out. The sermons generally bear no date, but a few were composed for specific occasions - [No. 73] on the death of the Reverend Lewis Jones, Wesleyan minister at Llangollen, [No. 79] on the coming of the new year (1831), No. 90 on the death of Mrs. Sara Roberts, Dinbran, No. 94 for Palm Sunday, 1831, and No. 109 on the birth of Ann, daughter of Eben[eze]r [? the writer] and Ann Morris (born 5 July 1830. At the beginning of the volume is a prayer, and on the inside, lower cover, four verses of the hymn commencing 'Iesu, dyfyrwch Fenaud trist'. 12634A. A note-book containing ? holograph notes of forty-four sermons ? delivered by [the Reverend] Edward Davies [Congregational minister at Cutiau, near Barmouth, 1818-1822]. Of these sermons, only the last seven are dated, and these belong to the period December 1819 - February 1820. Sixty-five pages at the reverse end of the volume record the names of places [where sermons were delivered, presumably by the said Edward Davies], circa 1815-1826, and the texts of such sermons. Preaching engagements were undertaken in Liverpool, London, and Manchester, etc., in addition to numerous places in Mid and North Wales. Inset is a single, folded sheet, containing notes of a sermon delivered May 1825. On this sheet, written in a different hand and prior to the sermon notes, is a note recording the ordination of the Rev[eren]d E. Davies, as 'pastor over the Independent Church at Cuttiau, near Barmouth', 16 September [ ]. Amongst the ministers who took part in the ordination service was the Rev[eren]d J[ohn] Roberts of Llanbrynmair. The inner covers of the volume also bear a copy of a medical recipe headed 'Catherine Jones Barmouth Receipt for Mending Cough', etc.

Edward Wynne and others.

Llyfr poced,

  • NLW MS 23348A.
  • File
  • 1829-1855 /

A pocket-book, 1829-55, of John Davies (b. c. 1804), Quarry, parish of Clydau, co. Pembroke, shoemaker, mainly recording names of preachers, with texts of sermons, at Pontgarreg, Cenarth, and other Calvinistic Methodist chapels, as well as at Association and other CM meetings, in counties Carmarthen and Pembroke, together with occasional references to family and local events. The volume also includes transcripts of hymns and other verse, and other miscellaneous memoranda.

Davies, John, b. ca. 1804


  • NLW MS 10667A.
  • File
  • [19 cent.].

A manuscript music book containing hymn-tunes.

Pregethau Robert Jones, Llanllyfni,

  • NLW MS 12086A.
  • File
  • [19 cent., last ¼] /

A volume of holograph sermons by Robert Jones, Baptist minister, Llanllyfni, co. Caernarvon. One of the sermons is dated at his home at Ochr y Foel, 29 January 1883. Also included in the volume are two hymns and a catechism. At the beginning is a list of contents ('Cynnwysiad').

Jones, Robert, 1806-1896

Caneuon a thonau,

  • NLW MS 11989A.
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  • [19 cent.] /

A tune book of Griffith Williams, Griolen, Llanuwchllyn, containing songs, hymn-tunes, and anthems. Eight of the compositions are attributed, seven to J. D. Jones, Ruthin, and one to E. S. Jones. Two of the compositions are written to words by Samuel Roberts ('S. R.'), Llanbryn-mair, and one to words by (Lewis (or Llewelyn?) Edwards] 'Llewelyn Twrog'.

Williams, Griffith, Llanuwchllyn

Letters, &c.,

  • NLW MS 11353B.
  • File
  • 1852-1858.

A small group of holograph letters and papers from the library of John Jones, vicar of Nevern with Cilgwyn. They include letters from Thos. Evans, Llangoedmore, 1853 (the behaviour of 'an unworthy and notorious Parishioner' of the recipient's, etc.) (with a draft letter endorsed relating to tithe arrears), and J. Lewis, Yspytty, Wrexham, 1856 (the freight of a heifer from Swansea to Liverpool); an incomplete copy of a letter written from Nevern Vicarage, 1858 ('the Tryddyn business') (with stanzas of Welsh hymns endorsed); an estimate by Charles Davies, architect, 1852, of the repairs to be done to the Parsonage House of Nevern, with other buildings, fences, etc., on the glebe; etc.

'Bryn Calfaria',

  • NLW MS 12052C.
  • File
  • [1850] /

The holograph manuscript of the hymn-tune 'Bryn Calfaria' composed in 1850 by William Owen ('William Owen Prysgol').

Owen, William, 1813-1893

Emynau Thomas Williams, Rhes-y-cae, Sir y Fflint,

  • NLW MS 12694B.
  • File
  • [1785x1900] /

A volume containing two hundred and seventy numbered hymns (four-stanza sections of longer hymns, in some instances, being numbered as one hymn), ? by, and in the hand of, Thomas Williams [weaver, hymn-writer, and lay preacher], of Rhes-y-Cae, Flintshire. Some of the hymns are annotated, ? to denote the specific occasion for which they were written, e.g., 'Dydd ympryd, 1831 Ionawr 19' (No. 18); 'Cyfansoddwd [sic] ar [a]mser pla yn y flwyddyn 1834' (Nos 19-20 ); 'Jubili yr ysgol sabothol yn y flwyddyn 1831' (No. 61); '. . . iw chanu wrth gychwyn corff Meistres Owens tu ar bedd, sef gwraig y Parch. O. Owens, Rhes y Cae' [Anne, first wife of the Reverend Owen Owens, Congregational minister at Rhes-y-cae] (No. 65); 'Canwyd y rhan gyntaf o'r hymn isod yngladdedigaeth Parch. R. Williams, gweinidog yr efengyl yn y Wyddgrug [the Reverend Robert Williams, Congregational minister at Mold]. A'r ail ran yngladdedigaeth Parch. D. Jones, gweinidog yr efengyl yn dref ffynon' [the Reverend David Jones, Congregational minister at Holywell] (No. 68); 'Dydd ympryd Mawrth 21, flwydd [sic] 1832 ' (No. 69); 'Cyfansoddwyd y penillion hyn yn y flwydd [sic] 1832, pan ydoedd llawer meirw gin pla oedd y pryd hynu' (No. 121); 'Diolchgarwch am y cyheuaf [sic] yn y flwyddyn 1832' (No. 126); 'Penillion a ganwyd wrth agor Capel Salem' [Salem Congregational chapel, parish of Cilcain, built 1826] (No. 215); and 'Cyfansoddwyd yr hym hon ar ryddad y Caethion' (No. 268). Inset is a biographical note (typescript) on Thomas Williams [being an extract from the Reverend W[illiam] A[lonzo] Griffiths: Hanes Emynwyr Cymru (Caernarfon [1892]), p. 152]. At the beginning of the volume is a first-line index to the hymns.

Williams, Thomas, b. 1772

Sermon notes,

  • NLW MS 12617A.
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  • 1827-1867 /

A note-book possibly in the hand of the Reverend John Evans, Baptist minister, best known as John Evans, Abercannaid, Merthyr. The contents consist entirely of sermon notes, 1827-1829 and undated. Inset are loose items, including a note addressed by D. Rhys Stephen, from Abertawy, to the Reverend John Evans, [18]31 (accompanying a copy of a three-stanza hymn by John Morris, headed 'Hymn dduwiol a gyfansoddwyd i'r Parch. Mr. Davies, Alltwen'), and further sermon notes, [18]44 and [18]67, bearing the initials 'J.E.'., or the signature 'John Evans'.

Evans, John, 1806-1872

Caniadau y Cyssegr,

  • NLW MS 9250A.
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  • 1839-1871 /

A copy of Caniadau y Cyssegr (John Roberts) (Denbigh, 1839), with additional tunes in manuscript, 1839-1871.

Roberts, John, 1807-1876

Llyfr tonau,

  • NLW MS 12285A.
  • File
  • [19 cent.].

An anonymous music book containing unattributed hymn-tunes.