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Phillips, John, 1810-1867
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Building contractor's account book,

  • NLW MS 23159E
  • File
  • 1854-1904 /

Account book of John Jones (b. 1815), Llwyn-gog, Pontrhydfendigaid, co. Cardigan, carpenter and stonemason, containing accounts and other memoranda, 1857-1904, mainly relating to building and maintenance work undertaken and including details of payments to craftsmen and labourers. Included are accounts relating to the construction of the English Wesleyan chapel, Aberystwyth, 1869-70 (ff. 109-17, 124 verso-5). The volume also includes diary entries, 1854-9, written in Welsh and comprising mainly a daily work record but also including references to family and local affairs (ff. 1-51); and other miscellaneous material. A letter, 1862, from the Reverend John Phillips, Normal College, Bangor, to Thomas Hopkins, Pentonville, found loose inside, has been tipped in at the end of the volume (f. 324).

Jones, John, b. 1815


A biography of Phillips compiled by G. Griffiths, Whitchurch, Cardiff, and entitled 'Notes on the Life of the Rev. John Phillips, Bangor. Collected from different Sources'.

Griffiths, G., Whitchurch, Cardiff


Miscellaneous letters including a tracing of a letter by Thomas Charles, 27 April 1811; and letters from Sir James Hills Johnes, 1908, Pierce Jones, Ffestiniog, 1861; Thomas Jones, Llwynrodyn, 1848, Bryntirion, 1851; J. Phillips, Bangor, 1862; Hugh Williams, London, 1858; and John Price Williams, Rhuallt, 1868.

John Phillips, Bangor,

Papers relating to John Phillips, Bangor, minister, and first principal of the Bangor Normal College, including notes on him written by Sir Henry Lewis.

[?Reverend John Phillips] and Sir Henry Lewis.


Letters, 1837-1932, the correspondents including E. D. Bryan, Robert Bryan, John Davies (Bontddu), Principal Ellis Edwards, Dr. Samuel Evans (Johannesburg), D. Silvan Evans, Edward Griffiths (Meifod), O. G. Owen ('Alafon'), and John Phillips (Bangor).

Llythyrau llenorion,

Holograph letters addressed to Ebenezer Thomas ('Eben Fardd'). The writers include David Williams, Dinorwic, [18]42 (a request by 'Tegidon' to publish a review of the recipient's Caniadau, a request for verses on Temperance), John Jones ['Ivon'], Aberystwyth, 1845 (a request for the recipient's patronage and contributions to a proposed monthly periodical), Samuel Roberts ['S. R.'], Llanbrynmair, 1855 (an adjudication on 'Ffug-hanesion') (together with a testimonial, 1848, by Samuel Roberts and John Roberts in support of the recipient's 'Addysg Chambers i'r Bobl'), John Griffith, 'Gohebydd', Swansea, undated (a payment of 10/6); Wm. Ambrose ['Emrys'], Portmadoc, etc., 1849-60 (15) (press controversy arising from the Aberffraw eisteddfod award, co-adjudications by the writer and the recipient, condolence), Thos. Edwards, Harlech, [18]49 (the recipient's press controversy with 'Talhaiarn'), David Roberts, Liverpool, 1849-59 (2) (controversy with 'Talhaiarn', an invitation to the recipient), Wm. Williams ['Caledfryn'], Llanrwst, 1851 (7) (co-adjudications by the writer and the recipient), Richd. Parry ('Gwalchmai'), Festiniog, Conway, and Llandudno, 1851-61 (7) (praise for the recipient's pryddest on 'Yr Atgyfodiad' and a criticism of the poem of Mr Evans [i.e. 'Ieuan Glan Geirionydd'], co-adjudications by the writer and the recipient, condolence), W. Griffith, Talysarn, [1859] (requesting the recipient's opinion of the writer's son), John Griffith, Tanybwlch, [18]57 (thanks for a letter), Benj. J. Owens, Liverpool, 1862 (4) (an invitation to write an address on the occasion of the presentation of a testimonial to 'Gwilym Hiraethog'), Hugh Pugh, Mostyn, (18]62 (an address to 'Gwilym Hiraethog'), Daniel Richards, Llanelly, 1853-62 (2) (Caernarfon eisteddfod, a suggestion for the publication of the recipient's words, the recipient's friends and enemies, the distribution of a portrait of the recipient, enclosing a letter from [William Owen John] 'Eryr Glan Taf'), Robert Williams, Clynnog Vicarage, 1851-9 (4) (the writer's proposed 'Record of Clynnog Vawr', British and Foreign Bible Society meetings at Clynnog), William Evans, Derwen, 1852 (an appreciation of the recipient, the writer's poetry), D[avid] Williams, Llandwrog Rectory, 1860 (2) (an account of a tea meeting at Llandwrog), J. A. Bennett (to John Thomas ['Sion Wyn o Eifion'], Chwilog), undated (2) (requesting tracts for delivery by Mrs Binns to Dublin, the writer's visit to Liverpool and Chester, the delivery of the recipient's newspapers), H[ugh] Beaver Davies ('Cuhelyn'), Llanerchymedd, 1850-1 (6) (greetings in verse, the writer's poetry, eisteddfodau at Llangefni, Rhuddlan, Tremadoc), Thomas Gwallter Price, ('Cuhelyn') Beaufort, Hereford, New York, etc., 1855-6 (4) (requesting the recipient's observations on enclosed 'englynion' the London eisteddfod, an 'awdl' by 'Ioan Emlyn', unfavourable comments on 'Eryr Glan Taf' and [Evan Davies] 'Ieuan Myfyr', the writer's emigration to America), Evan Jones ('Ieuan Gwynedd'), Cardiff, etc., 1850-1 (11) (adjudications on the writer's poetry, pryddestau by the writer and the recipient on 'Yr Atgyfodiad', the writer's public observations on the recipient as a critic, eisteddfodau at Cardiff, Liverpool, and Tremadog, the writer's health, a suggestion for the publication of the recipient's works, observations on the rules of Welsh metrics, an invitation to the writer to be co-editor of Y Diwygiwr, an attack on 'Ieuan Myfyr') (one letter is written on the blank spaces of a prospectus of Yr Adolygydd, 1851), William Williams ('Gwilym Ddu Arfon'), Llanerchymedd, 1851 (awards at Merthyr Tydfil and Rhuddlan eisteddfodau), Lewis Edwards ('Llywelyn Twrog'), Maentwrog, etc. [18]52-5 (2) (requesting an adjudication on compositions for Maentwrog Literary Society, requesting observations on a 'Pryddest'), D. P. Evans, Ffos y ffin, Aberaeron, 1851 (2) (the recipient's observations on the writer's poetry, the publication of the writer's works), David Davies ('Dewi Glan Peryddon') Llwyneinion, [18]53 (2) (requesting an opinion on an elegy by the writer), Robert Jones ('R. J. Derfel'), Manchester, [18]53 (2) (... recipient's opinion on a pryddest by the writer on 'Dygiad Cristnogaeth i Brydain', the need to improve the system of distribution of books in Wales), Rowland Williams ('Hwfa Môn'), Bagillt and Brymbo, 1855-60 (5) (an adjudication, observations, etc., by the recipient on 'awdlau', etc., by the writer, compositions submitted to Denbigh National Eisteddfod (1860), an attempt by writers of 'pryddestau' to discontinue the award of a chair for an 'awdl'), [John Price] 'Ioan Machno', New Tea Establishment, Holywell, [18]55 (requesting the name of the winner in a literary competition on the Rev. John Elias at the London eisteddfod), J[ohn] Phillips, Bangor, 1856-62 (7) (a request for an address at the Conference on 'Scriptural Instruction', payments by Arfon and by Lleyn and Eifionnydd Monthly Meetings towards the recipient's salary as Master of the Arfon Grammar School, a preaching engagement, an appointment with the recipient), Mary Ellen Phillips [Bangor], 1856 (the recipient's visit to the Conference, thanks for poetry, condolence), D. T. Williams ('Tydfylyn'), Merthyr [Tudful], 1855-62 (2) (requests for an opinion on a disputed line in an englyn and for a testimonial), Rob. Hughes ('Glan Collen'), Llangernyw, 1857 and undated (2) (the recipient's observations on the writer's works), R[ichard] Foulkes Edwards ('Risiart Ddu o Wynedd'), Ruthin and Denbigh, 1857-60 (7) (the publication of the writer's poetical works under the title of Y Blaenffrwyth, the recipient's success at the Llangollen eisteddfod of 1858, the opposition of the writer's father to poets and poetry), Morris Owen ('Meurig Wyn o Wynedd'), Pentrevoelas and Llanfyllin, 1858-61 (17) (eisteddfodau at Pentrevoelas, Llansantffraid Glan Conwy, Llandilo Fawr, Merthyr Tydfil, etc., critical remarks by the recipient on the writer's poetry, John Milton's Welsh descent, the death of members of the recipient's family, an inscription and other archaeological remains at Pentrevoelas, Llangollen eisteddfod (1858) and its repercussions, an account of Pentrevoelas in the Cambrian Journal, the Society ('Cymdeithas') and its library at Pentrevoelas, an appreciation of the recipient's 'awdl' on 'Maes Bosworth', a description of Gwytherin, a 'good stock' of manuscripts in the neighbourhood of Pentrevoelas, the writer's employment as a solicitor's clerk at Llanfyllin, the writer's illness, an elegy by the writer to the recipient's son James Ebenezer, an attempt to establish a Welsh Society ('Cymdeithas Gymreigyddol') in the county), Ellis Parry ('Elis ap Howel'), Cadnant, Menai Bridge, [18]58 (enquires whether recipient has accepted the religious views of 'Myfyr Morgannwg', a request for a copy of the recipient's metrical translation of 'Caban Fewythr Tomos'), Thomas Edwards ('S. D. C.'), Bow Street, Aberystwyth, 1858 (a request to examine the writer's poetry and to present him to the Archdruid at Llangollen eisteddfod), Owen Wynne Jones ('Glasynys'), Llanfachraith (Dolgellau) and Llangristiolus, 1859-62 (3) (a request for the identity of the winning 'Desgrifgerdd o Gymru' at [the Merthyr Tydfil] eisteddfod, condolence, deploring the loss of Y Brython, uninspiring list of subjects at Caernarfon [national] eisteddfod, talk of a large-scale eisteddfod at Dolgellau), Evan Evans, Independent minister, Llangollen, [18]60-1 (3) (the recipient's review of the writer's Coleg y Darllenydd), Owen Wynne Thomas ('Twrog'), Brighton, undated [1849] (controversy with 'Talhaiarn' concerning the award at Aberffraw), William J. Roberts ('Gwilym Cowlyd), Trefriw, 1861 (2) (a request to edit the works of 'I[euan] G[lan] Geirionydd', condolence), John Griffith, Dolgelley, [18]61 (condolence), D[avid] Williams ('Alaw Goch'), Aberdare, 1861 (3) (the recipient's presence at Aberdare [national] eisteddfod), Wm. Morgan, Aberdare, 1861 (an invitation to stay with the writer over the eisteddfod), [Owen Humphrey Davies] 'Eos Llechid', Llanllechid, undated (a request for biographies of specified Welsh musicians), and D[avid] Cadfan Bynner ['Dewi Cadfan'], Llanystumdwy, 1862 (the writer's lecture at Clynnog Fawr). On one of the fly-leaves is an imperfect list of scribes in the hand of John Jones ('Myrddin Fardd').

Notes on the Reverend John Phillips,

A note-book containing brief notes on the Reverend John Phillips [Calvinistic Methodist minister, and first principal of the Normal College, Bangor], including references from Y Drysorfa, Rhagfyr 1867, and [Thomas Charles Edwards: Bywyd a Llythyrau . . . Lewis Edwards (Liverpool, 1901)].


A scrap-book containing miscellaneous material (press cuttings, leaves extracted from periodicals, booklets, engraved portraits, manuscript items, etc.) relating mainly to nineteenth century Calvinistic Methodist personalities. The printed material includes biographical sketches or obituary notices of, or commemorative verses to, the Calvinistic Methodist ministers John Davies, Nantglyn, John Elias ['o Fôn'], John Hughes, Liverpool, John Hughes, Pontrobert, John Jones, Treffynnon, Thomas Jones, Denbigh, Richard Humphreys, Dyffryn, co. Merioneth, Edward Morgan, also of Dyffryn, Ebenezer Morris, John Parry, Chester, Moses Parry, Denbigh, John Phillips [principal of Bangor Normal College], Thomas Phillips, Hereford, Henry Rees, Liverpool, Ebenezer Richards, Tregaron, and William Roberts, Amlwch, and the Congregational minister Richard Knill of Chester; copies of two booklets entitled Dadl Bangor yn cynnwys sylwadau . . . ar Anghydffurfiaeth; neu Eglwys Loegr ac Ymneilltuaeth (Caernarfon, 1852), and Y Ddarlith ar Babyddiaeth, Eglwysyddiaeth, ac Ymneilldvaeth . . . ( Liverpool, 1850), containing the texts of two lectures delivered by the aforementioned Principal John Phillips of Bangor; and a copy of John Parry: Blodau y Balmwydden wedi eu hagor, neu fyfyrdodau ar fywyd . . . Thomas Glynne Jones, Mostyn (Treffynnon, 1865). The portraits are of [the Calvinistic Methodist ministers, etc.,] D[avid] Charles Davies [principal of the C.M. College, Trefeca], John Davies, Nantglyn, Lewis Edwards [principal of the C.M. College, Bala], Roger Edwards, David Howells, Swansea, John Hughes, Liverpool, Thomas Jones, Denbigh, John Parry, Chester, Thomas Phillips, Hereford, John Prytherch, Dyffryn (Anglesey), Henry Rees, Owen Richards (missionary), and Owen Thomas, Liverpool; and the manuscript items consist of a holograph copy (7 pp.) of his personal recollections, etc., of the Reverend Thomas Jones, Denbigh, by Daniel Jones, Wrexham, 1824, and a holograph note from the aforementioned Rich[ar]d Knill, to [ ], undated (personal).


  • NLW MSS 11247D, 11248-11252B
  • File
  • 1884-1910 /

Six scrapbooks of newspaper cuttings and manuscript notes compiled by the Reverend John Evans, Liverpool, approximately during the period 1884-1910. They contain accounts of religious and public meetings in Liverpool and elsewhere (e.g. the Liverpool Institute prize distribution, 1884, the opening of the Liverpool Overhead Railway, 1893); obituaries (e.g. Thomas Rees, D.D., Swansea, 1885, Edward Stephen ('Tanymarian'), 1885, Edward Matthews, Ewenny, 1892, John Hughes, D.D., Caernarvon, 1893, John Evans ('Eglwys Bach'), 1897, Thomas Gee, Denbigh, 1898, Dr. Joseph Parry, 1903, etc.); sermons and addresses (e.g. by Principal Thomas Charles Edwards, John Phillips, Bangor, Owen Evans, D.D., London, H. Elvet Lewis ('Elfed'), etc.); poetry, generlaly in the form of 'in memoriam' verses; portraits; rules of Rose Place Day School, Liverpool, established in 1844; a table of events in the history of Tabernacle Congregational Church, Liverpool, from 1800 to 1907; a history of Chatham Street Calvinistic Methodist Church, Liverpool, from 1839 to 1910; Brief Sketch of the past & present of Denbigh Castle (n.d.), etc. The volumes are indexed.

Evans, John, C.M. Minister of Liverpool, 1847-1921.