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A commonplace book

A commonplace book of John Harris of Cwmdauddwr, Radnorshire, containing a few poems in Welsh, sheep-shearing records, and other farming memoranda.

A Dinas Mawddwy chapel appeal

An appeal, with autographed recommendations by nonconformist ministers in England and Wales, for contributions towards the cost of building an Independent chapel at Dinas Mawddwy, 1795, with a letter, 1885, from Samuel Roberts (S.R.).

Roberts, Samuel, 1800-1885

An overseer's account book

An account book of Morris Jones, Cwmpenllydan, overseer of the poor in the lower division of the parish of Llanbrynmair, 1810.

Jones, Morris, fl. 1810


Cywyddau and englynion by Morus ap Rhisiart Morus, Robert Hughes ('o Geint bach'), Lewis Morrus, Evan Evans, William Wynn (Llangynhafal), Llywarch Hen, Mabclaf ap Llywarch, Elaeth, Sion Powel, and anonymous writers; a letter by Evan Evans; triads, pedigrees, and notes.


'Cywyddau' by Edwart ap Raff, Dafydd Llwyd ap Llywelyn ap Gruffudd, Huw ab Elis, Robert ab Ieuan ap Tomos, Humphrey Thomas Gruffudd, Sion Phylip, Tomos Penllyn, Maredudd ap Rhys, Wiliam Llyn, Sion Tudur, Rhys Cain, Morys Cyffin, William Byrchinshaw, Robin Clidro, Morys ab Ieuan ab Einion, and Guto'r Glyn; 'englynion' transcribed by Edward Lloyd in 1747 from 'Llyfr Maelor'; and fragments of hymns by William Williams (Pantycelyn) and others.


'Cywyddau' and 'awdlau' mainly by Dafydd ap Gwilym, with a few by Madog Benfras, Iolo Goch, Ieuan Dew Brydydd, Simwnt Fychan, Syr Rolant Williams, Sion Brwynog, Huw Pennant, Lewis Menai, Wiliam Cynwal, and Sir Huw Roberts. The latter part of the volume and the index are in the autograph of John Pryce, Mellteyrn.

'Barddoniaeth a rhyddiaith'

Transcripts of cywyddau and englynion by Sion Tudur, Edward ap Raff, Wiliam Cynwal and others; an abbreviated version of Hystoria Lucidar (cf. Lanstephan MS. 117 and Mostyn MS. 144); lives of Saints Margaret and Catherine; Trioedd Taliesin; and an index of contents by Lewis Morris.

'Barddoniaeth Jonathan Hughes'

Poems by Jonathan Hughes (1721-1805), with a few by D.E. Arthur Jones, John Jones (Llandynan), and David Thomas (Dafydd Ddu Eryri). Most of the poems by Jonathan Hughes are printed either in Bardd a Byrddau ... (Mwythig, 1778) or in Gemwaith Awen Beirdd Collen ... (Croesoswallt, 1806).

'Carwr y Cymru'

Prose and poetry copied in 1674-1679 by Edward Roberts, vicar of Capel Garmon, 1671-1685, whose translation, Llaw Llyfr yw ddarllen ir Cleifion, appeared in 1754. The contents include a transcript of Carwr y Cymru yn annog ei genedl anwyl ... i chwilio yr Scrythyrau ... (London, 1631) and other religious treatises, prayers, etc., a catechism, 'Achau'r Cwrw', and poems by the transcriber and others, including Rowland Vaughan and Wiliam Phylip. The hymn beginning 'O Arglwydd arnat i mae mhwys' was printed in Examen Quotidanium Ymholiad Beunyddiol (London, 1658).

'Casgliad o Gerddi'

Transcripts, by David Ellis (1739-1795), of poems in free metre by Edward Morus, Wiliam Phylip, Mathew Owen, Huw Morus, Thomas Llwyd ('ieuaf o Benmaen'), Lewis Owen ('o Dyddyn y Garreg'), David Ellis, Sion Dafydd Lâs, Elinor Humphrey, Sion Ellis ('y Telyniwr'), Morus ap Robert, David Jones, John Richard ('o Grybyr'), Jonathan Hughes, Richard Parry, Rhys Jones, Arthur Jones, Thomas Edwards (Twm o'r Nant), and Edward Richard.

Celynog manuscripts

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  • [17 cent.]-[19 cent.]

The Celynog Manuscripts are a collection of miscellaneous 17th to 19th century correspondence and papers, consisting of examples of Welsh literature, Welsh poetry, musical compositions, works on Welsh grammar, medical recipes, extracts from various newspapers and periodicals, tithe accounts, and genealogical, geographical, historical and political manuscripts. -- The collection also contains manuscripts relating to religion in Wales, with examples of Welsh religious literature, Welsh sermons and hymns, and manuscripts relating to the Welsh Congregational churches, and translations of charters granted to the abbey of Strata Florida.

Williams, Richard, 1835-1906

'Celynog papers'

Notes, poems, letters, and miscellanea by Nicholas Bennett and others, collected by Richard Williams.

Charters of Strata Florida

An English translation, in the autograph of Walter Davies (Gwallter Mechain), of three charters granted to the abbey of Strata Florida. The translation is printed in S.W. Williams: The Cistercian Abbey of Strata Florida (London, 1889).

David Harris: Extracts

Extracts made by David Harris, Cwmdauddwr, afterwards of Carno (1747-1834), from newspapers and periodicals, 1826-1828. They include short accounts of Edward Williams (Iolo Morganwg) and David Richards (Dafydd Ionawr).

Essays and letters

Essays by Samuel Roberts ('S. R.') entitled 'Natur Eglwys' and '(At y Cymry, Cynllun o) Llyfr Hymnau' written on the blank spaces of letters sent to him in 1840 by James Parker, Samuel Griffith, J. A. Jones, John Roberts ('J. R.'), Edward Roberts, John Jones, E. Evans, Nath. Minshall, David Howell, E. Griffiths, David Williams, and T.[?] Davies.

Legal precedents

Legal precedents, and transcripts of deeds and documents relating to Montgomeryshire.

Legal precedents

Legal precedents, and transcripts of deeds and documents relating to Montgomeryshire.

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