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Barddoniaeth, etc,

A composite volume in several hands containing letters from Edward Roberts ('Ior[werth] Glan Aled'), Rhyl, to [Ebenezer Thomas 'Eben Fardd'], 1858 (copy of writer's note to [John Williams], 'Ioan Madog' concerning 'englynion' to 'Eben Fardd', Llangollen Eisteddfod, condolence), and from Richard Jones ('Gwyndaf Eryri') Caernarfon, to Ebenezer Thomas ['Eben Fardd'], Llangybi, 1827 (the loan of a volume of poetry, a request for an English translation of a short ode ('odlig') to Lord Newborough), 'awdlau', 'cywyddau', and 'englynion', partly autograph, by Mathew Owen (Llangar) ('Ac a Goppiwyd Rhagfyr 11 1812 Gan Robert Robert Maccwy Môn Ar frys'), Sion Kain (1643), John Rhydderch, Richard Lloyd, William Phylip, Morys ab I'an ab Einion [Morys Dwyfech], Davydd ap Gwilim, John Owenes (1675/6), Iolo Goch, Dav[id] Thomas ('D[afydd] Ddu o Eryri'), Robert Davies ('o Nantglyn'), Sion Philip, Humphrey David ap Evan (1644), Griffith Hiriaethog, and Griffudd ap Ifan ap Llywelyn Vychan, and anonymous poems; poems in free metres by John Prichard and 'Uthr Ben Dragon' (1815) and an anonymous carol; etc. Much of the later section of the volume, c. 1808, is in the hand of John Williams. Portions of three documents, apparently parts of the previous binding, have been preserved at the end of the volume (pp. 99-100): they include part of a naval account of payments to shipwrights, watermen, etc., c. 1620; part of an award [temp. Elizabeth] by Thomas ap Richard of Bwlch y Beydu, Denbighshire, gent., in a dispute between David ap Rees ap gruffith lloyd of Llanrwst, yeo[man], William ap Rees ap gruff lloyd of Scrogennan, and Low[ ] ... widow, mother of the said William, relating to messuages and lands in Llanddoged and Gwytherin, late of Rees ap gruff lloyd deceased; a lease for life, temp. Elizabeth, from Richard lloid of Sweney, Salop, gent., to Richard Burley of the same, yeo[man], of mays yr hen westyn in Sweney.

Autograph letters,

Autograph letters, mainly to 'Gwilym Cowlyd', from [?Avaon] Eryri (1872); 'Cynwal' (1879); 'Clwydfardd' (1875); 'Cyfanwy' (1882); 'Cadvan' (1862); 'Caerwyson' (1886); C. W. Jones (Secretary of the Cymmrodorion Society) (1883); 'Cymrygarwr' (1878); 'Crych Elen', Cyffdy; autograph letters to 'Gwilym Cowlyd' from 'Gwilym Dyfi' (1884); John M. Davies (1898); 'Druisim' (1884); 'Telynor y Gogledd' (1876); Elias Davies ('Ehedydd Arfon') (1889); William Davies (1862); I. I. Davies (1889); J. H. Davies (1904); 'Dewi Glan Ffrydlas' (1881); E. Ellis (1862); R. C. Evans, Dolgelley (1903); 'Elfyn' (1893); 'Eos Môn' (1876); 'Eos y Berth' (1880); 'Elldeyrn' (1876); Vincent Evans (1898); D. Silvan Evans (1881, 1884, 1882); 'Eos Llechid' (1862); David Francis, Gwrtherid (1888); 'Gwilym Ebrill' (1881); 'Glan Tecwyn' (1892); 'Granwllefab' (1879); 'Gwenllian' (1901); 'Gutyn Ebrill' (1878); 'Hugh Fylchi' (1869); John Hughes (1875); Ceiriog Hughes (1875); John Hughes, Tanygrisiau; 'Iolo Môn' (1877); 'Illtyd' (1892); William Jones ('Gwilym Meirion') (1897); R. Jones ('Trebor Aled') (1899); J. Jones (Dwdan) (1890); David Jones ('Dewi Padarn') (1863); 'Ieuan Eifion' (1863); T. James (1878); Richard James; R. H. Hugh Jones; Spinther James (1887); O. Jones, Rhuddlan (1893); Owen Jones, Llansantffraid (1896); Cynwal Jones, Conwy (1881); J. Jones ('Ogwenydd') (1881); David Jones ('Dafydd Morganwg') (1879); Owen Jones ('Telyn Seiriol') (1880); W. M. Jones, Bettws y Coed (1889); W. H. Jones ('Gwilym Dâr') (1878); John Jones ('Talhaiarn') (1869, 1863, 1868); E. Doged Jones, Lerpwl; Tudno Jones; Idris Fychan (1884); Iolo Trefaldwyn (1877); 'Llallawg' (1878); 'Llew Llwyfo' (1891); 'Llinos Moelwyn' (1899); 'Ap Myrddin' (1890); an autograph letter to R[ichar]d Hughes from Osborne Morgan (1878); autograph letters to 'Gwilym Cowlyd' from 'Machraeth Môn' (1896); 'Morien' (1894); Lord Mostyn (1898); H[uw] Machno (1875); W. Morgan ('Penfro') (1883); Alfred Moffat (1902); 'Mynyddog' (1879); 'Owain Alaw' (1873); Edw[ard] H. Owen, Tycoch; 'Pencerdd Eifion'; Robert Parry, Ruthin (1862); D. E. Phillips, Pontypridd (1893); 'Penfro' (1889); Tho[ma]s Powel, Penarth (1887, 1894); John Roberts, Ruthin; Robyn Wyn (1878); T. Herbert Roberts, Abergele (1900); Llywarch Reynolds (1884); 'Rhuddfryn' (1862); Ellis Roberts, Corwen (1878); T. F. Roberts, Aberystwyth (1895); John Rhys, Oxford (1895); John Roberts (Welsh Harper) (1878); Robin Delynor (1884); Evan Rees ('Dyfed') (1881, 1885); an autograph letter to Lord Mostyn from 'Gwilym Cowlyd' (1878); autograph letters to 'Gwilym Cowlyd' from 'Taliesin Hiraethog' (1884); 'Trebor Aled' (1899); Edw[ard] Thomas, Blaenau Ffestiniog; R. W. Tudor, Tanygrisiau (1894); 'Teibal Lleifiad' (1895); 'Taliesin o Eifion' (1876); Egerton Phillimore (1882); Cornwallis West (1886); R. Môn Williams; John Williams ('Eos Môn'); and miscellaneous papers containing poetry and adjudications.

Autograph letters,

Autograph letter to Principal Davies, 1907, from Owen Eilian Owen; autograph letter to Thomas Jones, Amlwch, 1833, from John Foulkes; English translation of Iolo Goch's 'Owen Glyndwr'; lines on the death of the Earl of Powis, 1848, by 'Ieuan Cadfan'; autograph letter to the Reverend Thomas Richards, Llanymowddi from 'Llewelyn Ioan'; autograph letter to the Reverend Thomas Richards, Darowen, 1835, from Edward Morgan; autograph letter to the Reverend H[enr]y Jones, Northop from I. Clarke; autograph letters to the Reverend Thomas Richards, Darowen from D. Davies, Canon of Darowen, 1800, and John Jones, Llanlligan, 1786' autograph letters to the Reverend Thomas Richards, Llanymowddwy from David Jones, 1790, and Catherine Richards, 1793; letter of sympathy to J. H. Silvan Evans on the death of his father, 1903, from Walter Spurrell; letters (typescript) to J. H. Silvan Evans, 1902, from Walter Spurrell; letters to the Reverend Chancellor D. Silvan Evans re. proofs of Dictionary, 1902, from Walter Spurrell; autograph letters to Silvan Evans concerning address to be presented to the Rt Hon. A. J. Balfour re. a memorial to Silvan Evans for his work in Welsh literature, 1897, from J. H. Davies; autograph letter to the Reverend Walter Davies, Manafon, 1825, from Hannah Walter; pedigree notes; autograph letter to the Reverend Robert Williams, Conway, 1834, from W. A. Vaughan; fragments of Welsh poetry by various authors written on papers belonging to the Reverend Thomas Richards, Darowen.

Autograph letters,

Autograph letter to the Rev. T[homas] Richards, Darowen, 1837, from E. Wyatt, St Asaph; miscellaneous extracts of Welsh poetry, [19 cent.]; autograph letter to the Rev. D[avid] Richards, Kidweli, 1810, from Elizabeth Richards, Darowen; autograph letter to the Rev. T[homas] Richards, Darowen, 1809, from D[avid] Richard[s], Kidweli; autograph letter to the Rev. D[avid] R[ichards], Llansilin, [n.d.], from Angharad Llwyd (?); autograph letter to the Rev. David Richards, Llansilin, 1818, from David Williams; autograph letter to the Rev. T[homas] Richards, Llangyniew, [n.d.], from R. Humphreys; autograph letter to the Rev. D[avid] Richards, Llansilin, [n.d.], from John Evans, Llanfyllin; autograph letter to Mrs Watkin, Aberystwyth, 1823, from D. Griffith, Bettws; autograph letter to Mr D. Morgan, Machynlleth, 1777, from R. Morgan; autograph letter to Mr James Watkins, Aberystwyth from William Maybury; autograph letter to the Rev. D[avid] Richards, Llansilin, 1818, from James Homer, Llanfihangel; will of Jane Evans of Cemmes, Montgomeryshire, witnessed by T[homas] Richards, vicar of Darowen, 1807; an inventory of the goods and chattels of Hugh Roberts of Llanymowddwy, Merioneth, 1788; autograph letter to Miss Richards, Oswestry, 1856, from Maurice Jones; autograph letter to Mr Llewelyn, Calonrwydd, 1822, from Evan Evans, Aberhiw; autograph letter to the Rev. T[homas] Richards, [n.d.], from James Evans, Llanwddyn; autograph letter to Miss Richards, Meifod, 1856, from A. Bowen, Welshpool; autograph letter to the Rev. Mr Richards, Eglwys Fach, 1782, from Evan Richards, Bryn Eugan; fragments of letters and lines addressed to the Rev. Thomas Richards, [19 cent.], from various authors; autograph letter to the Rev. David Richards, Kidweli, 1812, from Thomas Richards, Darowen; autograph letter to the Rev. Thomas Richards, Berriew, 1824, from 'Robin Ddu Eryri'; autograph letter to the Rev. David Richards, Llansilin, [n.d.], from A. Owen; autograph letter to Miss M. Richards, Darowen, [n.d.], from Hugh Jones; fragments of poems.

Autograph letters,

Autograph letter to the Rev. Mr Richards, Caerwys, 1824, from Robert Parry ('Robin Ddu Eryri'); autograph letter to Miss M. Richards, Darowen from W. E. Jones ('Cawrdaf'); autograph letters to the Rev. Thomas Richards, Berriew from Angharad Llwyd, [n.d.], William Owen, 1821, and Aneurin Owen (Nantglyn), [n.d.]; autograph letter to the Rev. Thomas Richards, Darowen, 1800, from David Jones, Llandrillo; autograph letter to the Rev. Mr Richards, Eglwysfach, 1783, from I. J. Morgan, Penllwyn; autograph letter to the Rev. Thomas Richards, Llanymowddwy, 1800, from the Bishop of St Asaph; autograph letter to the Rev. R. Richards, Darowen, 1837, from L. Gwynne, Tremeirchion; Welsh poems by Evan Evans ('Ieuan Glan Geirionydd'); poems addressed to Evan Evans by Robert Parry; autograph letter to Lewis Gwynne, esq., Darowen, 1825, from D. Davies, Chester; autograph letter to the Rev. Thomas Richards, Berriew, 1825, from Thomas Jones, London; autograph letter to the Rev. Thomas Richards, Berriew, [n.d.], from W. Owen ('Eos Glan Hafren'); Welsh poetry by various authors.

Cerddi i Owain Glyndŵr,

Four compositions on 'Cerdd Arwest er Anfarwol Goffadwriaeth i Owain Glyndwr' entered for competition at the Llangollen Eisteddfod, 1858.

Barddoniaeth David Evans,

A notebook containing 'englynion' and a few 'penillion' by, and in the hand of, [David Evans, Llanrwst]. Among the titles are 'Englynion i Bont Menai', 'I Gwilym Salsbri', and 'I Gwilym Canoldref'.

Barddoniaeth Ceiriog,

Holograph poetry by John Hughes ('Ceiriog'; 1832-87), including a 'pryddest' entitled 'Paul o flaen Aggripa', 1849, and two series each of four 'englynion' in memory of Dr W. O[wen-] Pughe and [Robert Davies] ['Bardd Nantglyn'].

Poetry,

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 William Pitt', 'Hymn', 'Ode to Christmas day', 'A Father's advice to his son: an elegy', 'Edgar and Emma A legendary tale', 'Edward and Laura A tale', 'Epitaph', 'Sequal [sic] to the tale of Edward & Laura', 'The Suppliant', 'Cerdd i fari Merch Morgan' by Taliesin Lloyd, 'On A little favorite Dog', 'The Lassie's Lament', etc.: with one exception, the poems are anonymous.

Press cuttings,

A collection of press cuttings compiled by 'Myrddin Fardd', with manuscript notes and poetry by him.

Press cuttings,

A collection of press cuttings containing mainly poetry compiled by 'Myrddin Fardd', with manuscript notes by him.

'Hyfforddiad o Wybodaeth', [etc.],

An incomplete printed copy of 'Hyfforddiad o Wybodaeth' Rhan I (London 1741); and manuscript copies of Welsh poetry, farm accounts and miscellaneous notes, [1828], by John Richards, ?Darowen.

Poetry and Sunday schools report,

Miscellaneous Welsh poetry by William Roberts ('Clochydd Llannor'), Robert Parry ('Robin Ddu Eryri'), John Jones ('Myrddin Fardd') and others; and a report on the Sunday schools of Penygroes.

Casgliad o hên Gerddi ...,

A collection entitled 'Casgliad o hên Gerddi difyr a digri', being transcripts, with annotations, by J. H. Davies from manuscript and printed sources, notably NLW Add. MS 9 in the hand of David Jones ('Dewi Fardd'), Trefriw, of 'cerddi', 'carolau', and a few cywyddau, by Robt. Humphreys alias Ragad, Angharad James, Rees Ellis, Morus Rhobert, Cadwaladr Morris, Richard Thomas, Hugh ab Evan, William Phylip, William Pyrs Dafydd, Edward Roberts ('o'r Yspytty'), Beuno Ben-noeth ('o Sir Gaer helbul'), Lewis Cynllwyd, Maurice Evans, Rowland Vaughan, Salbri Powel, Richard Phylip ('Philip Bach pan oedd Sawdwr'), Huwcyn Sion, John Edwards ('o Gae-môr'), Morgan Llwyd ('o Faentwrog'), Dafydd Evans ('o Lansilin'), Wm. Sion Wm., Huw Cadwaladr, Dafydd Jones (?'Dewi Fardd'), Huw ap Ifan ap Robert, Edward Rowland, Evan Lloyd Jeffrey, Mathew Owen, William Lloyd ('Llwyd Llundain', 1902, 'gynt Trefynor, Blue Bell, Talsarn'), 'Is-aeron ('O'r Cardi 1902'), Syr Dafydd Llwyd fach, J[ohn] J[ones] [Glanygors], E. Jones ('Clerk of Hope'), Edward Pugh ap Fyllin Fardd, 'Cydymaith y Dyddiau Gwylion', Ellis Roberts and John Jones ('Athraw Ysgol yn Llanddeiniolen'). The volume also contains anonymous poems and a list of 'Cerddi'r Te' or ballads based on the general introduction of tea-drinking into Wales. At the end there are an index of first lines of the poems included in the volume, an index of authors and a calendar of the contents of NLW Add. MS 9. The collection was compiled approximately during February - July 1902.

Cerddi, etc.

A volume entitled 'Cerddi Cyf. I' containing transcripts partly by J. H. Davies and some press cuttings of printed and manuscript ballads ('caneuon') and a few 'englynion' mainly of the first half of the nineteenth century. The following authors are named: David Rice (Llansantffraid, Cardiganshire), Maria Williams, 'Boanerges', 'A Real Reformer' (Trefgarn), Stephen Jones (Llanfaeryw, Cilcennin), Joseph Jenkins (Trecefel), John Lewis ('Ioan Mynyw'), Samuel Jones (Bryngwyn), Robert Humphreys, Richard Williams ('Bardd y Gwagedd'), Josiah Jones, D. Saunders ('Dafydd Glan-Teifi'), Daniel Jones and John Jones.

Barddoniaeth Ieuan Myfyr Uwch Celli,

A volume containing copies (?for publication) of two compositions in strict metres by Evan David ('Ieuan Myfyr Uwch Celli'), Gwernytaraw, Llangrallo, Glamorgan, being an 'awdl' entitled 'Cwymp Goliath Gawr yn yr ornest a fu rhyngddo a Dafydd mab Iesse, wedi hyny, Dafydd Brenin Israel', which was awarded the first prize at Merthyr [Tudful] Eisteddfod, 1825 (printed in Awenyddion Morganwg (Merthyr Tudful [1826]), and 'Marwnad o Goffadwriaeth am y diweddar Fardd Mr William Moses neu Gwilym Tew o Lan Taf, yr hwn a fu farw ar y 30ed o Dachwedd 1824, yn 82 oed', which was adjudged the second best at the same eisteddfod.

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