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Barddoniaeth amrywiol,

  • NLW MS 21702E.
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  • 1663-1994

Barddoniaeth o'r ail ganrif ar bymtheg hyd yr ugeinfed ganrif, gan gynnwys gweithiau gan Alan Llwyd (f. 2), W. J. Gruffydd (f. 14), Richard Davies (Mynyddog) (f. 76), Ray Howard-Jones (ff. 98-104), R. Williams Parry (ff. 106-110), Saunders Lewis (ff. 132-136), Vernon Watkins (f. 146), Harri Webb (ff. 153-154), Katherine Philips (The Matchless Orinda) (f. 158), ac Euros Bowen (ff. 161-169), ynghyd â nifer o feirdd llai enwog a rhai darnau anhysbys. Cynigiwyd rai o'r cerddi mewn cystadlaethau eisteddfodol (ff. 36-51, 53-61, 63, 113-124). Mae nifer o'r cerddi yn llaw y beirdd eu hunain, eraill yn gopïau neu mewn teipysgrif. Ceir hefyd garol plygain, a nodwyd i lawr [?19 gan., ¼ olaf] (ff. 155-157 verso), a llythyr, 1994, oddi wrth Jon Meirion Jones at Dafydd Ifans yn Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru yn ymwneud â Dafydd Jones (Isfoel) y Cilie (ff. 149-150). = Poetry, seventeenth to twentieth centuries, including works by Alan Llwyd (f. 2), W. J. Gruffydd (f. 14), Richard Davies (Mynyddog) (f. 76), Ray Howard-Jones (ff. 98-104), R. Williams Parry (ff. 106-110), Saunders Lewis (ff. 132-136), Vernon Watkins (f. 146), Harri Webb (ff. 153-154), Katherine Philips (The Matchless Orinda) (f. 158), and Euros Bowen (ff. 161-169), together with many lesser-known poets and some anonymous pieces. Some of the poems were submitted for competition at eisteddfodau (ff. 36-51, 53-61, 63, 113-124). Many of the poems are autograph while others are copies or in typescript. Also included is a plygain carol, noted down [?19 cent., last ¼] (ff. 155-157 verso), and a letter, 1994, from Jon Meirion Jones to Dafydd Ifans at the National Library of Wales regarding Dafydd Jones (Isfoel), Cilie (ff. 149-150).

Llwyd, Alan.

Antiquarian collections,

  • NLW MS 21744E.
  • File
  • [c. 1565]-1574 /

Notes and extracts, [c. 1565]-1574, from manuscripts and archives, by several hands, the main one being that of Thomas Talbot, the antiquary, clerk of the records in the Tower, who according to personal memoranda on f. 75 was deprived of his living in April 1560 and apparently lived near Clitheroe, Lancashire, in 1563. The notes were compiled on loose bifolia which were later gathered haphazardly into four large quires stitched into two bifolia of a 14th century noted missal (ff. 1-2, 140-1); this arrangement results in wide separation of related matter on the two leaves of some bifolia.
The matter mostly relates to early English history: pedigrees of Anglo-Saxon, Norman and Angevin royal and noble lines, extracts from records in the Tower (e.g. patent rolls, ff. 26-8 verso), chronicles (e.g. Geoffrey Baker, f. 31 verso, Nicholas Trivet, f. 78 verso, Walter Hemingford, f. 109, William of Jumieges, f. 114, John Pyke, f. 118). Other items include a working list of records in the Tower in 1572 [William Bowyer was then Keeper] which gives the numbers of rolls or bundles in each class for each reign from John to Edward IV (ff. 101-2 and 139): a list of forty-nine evidently manuscript books and fragments, mostly connected with English history and by Northern writers, at least one in Anglo-Saxon (ff. 24, 29 verso) [cf. Talbot's list of MSS printed by A.G. Watson, The manuscripts of Henry Savile of Banke (London, 1969), pp. 78-81]; arms blazoned and in trick, including blazon of arms in 'Mr. Boldes Hall' in Salisbury (f. 6); part of a martyrology for England and Wales (f. 51 recto-verso); pedigree of Sir Ralph Eure compiled by Thomas Pickeringe, precentor of Whitby Abbey in 1458 (ff. 86-7), and, among contemporaries, of Elys ap Howell ap Day ap Ithel [of Tegeingl, co. Flint], in Welsh (f. 110 recto-verso), the Hagerth family, 1571 (ff. 120 verso-121) and the Doyley family (f. 132); an inquisition from Lancashire Quarter Sessions, 1568 (f. 3 recto-verso); poetry in English, apparently original and autograph (ff. 15, 23, 75, 119, 124 verso, 133) and in Latin (f. 111, Walther 3934); the order of burial of Sir Thomas Chaloner, 1565, with a list of personal expenses in London at that time (f. 52 recto-verso); f. 112 was first used to begin a draft deed to which Thomas Heneage, esq., was party, 1574 [Sir Thomas Heneage succeeded Bowyer as Keeper of the Queen's Records in the Tower].

Talbot, Thomas, ca. 1535-

Album of the Rev. Ellis Thomas Davies

  • NLW MS 23700C.
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  • 1849-1884.

A volume belonging to the Rev. Ellis Thomas Davies, Independent minister, Abergele, containing poems and greetings in English and Welsh, autographs and sketches, 1849-1885, mainly by other Independent ministers, including Hugh Hughes (Huw Tegai), [1849x1864] (f. 3), Rowland Williams (Hwfa Môn), [1851], 1858 (ff. 3, 18 verso), William Williams (Caledfryn), 1852 (f. 5), William Rees (Gwilym Hiraethog), [1850s] (ff. 8, 55), Thomas Roberts (Scorpion), 1853 (f. 9), Michael D. Jones, [1857x1879] (f. 17), Henry Rees, 1863 (f. 50), Samuel Roberts (S.R.), 1867 (f. 54 verso), R. T. Evans, Oshkosh, Wisconsin, 1881 (f. 57 verso), Robert Parry (Robyn Ddu Eryri), 1880 (f. 98 verso), and many others including family members.
Among the works quoted are a Latin poem by George Herbert (f. 1 verso) and a Bengali version of John 3.16, 1885 (f. 75 verso). There are englynion in English by David Griffith (Clwydfardd) referring to a visit to the Great Exhibition, 1851 (f. 77). Also included are sketches of a dog, 1878 (f. 31), and of Abergele, 1866 (f. 67).

Davies, E. T. (Ellis Thomas), 1822-1895.

Commonplace book

  • NLW MS 23702A.
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  • 1750-1758

A manuscript volume, 1750-1758, compiled by Henry Young, perhaps of Tregaron, Cardiganshire, containing commonplace entries including notes on astronomy, astrology, physiology, weather lore (ff. 1 verso-3 verso) and Biblical and historical material, amongst which are extracts from R. B., The History of the nine worthies of the world (London: printed for Nath. Crouch..., 1687, STC C7337). Also included are model letters, extracts from poems by John Gay (ff. 6 verso, 30) and Alexander Pope (ff. 33 verso-35), valentines and other verse, medical and cookery recipes and recipes for ink and gilding, together with many related drawings and decorations in ink and polychrome.

Young, Henry, b. 1738.

Charlotte Mary Drape: Album,

  • NLW MS 6988C
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  • [19 cent.].

An album kept by Charlotte Mary Drape from 1834 and containing copies of poems, etc. by herself and others.

Drape, Charlotte Mary.

Llyfr Ystrad Alun

  • NLW MS 7191B.
  • File
  • [late 17 cent.]

'Llyfr Ystrad Alun', containing (a) items in prose, (b) a very large number of 'cywyddau', 'awdlau', 'englynion', and 'carolau' or 'cerddi', and (c) some poems in English. --
(a) The prose items are 'Araith Wgan', 'Addysg rhifyddiaeth, yr hon ddengys rhifedi or ddaiar hyd y lleuad, or lleuad hyd yr haul, or haul hyd y Nefoedd, or nefoedd hyd vffern a lled a thewdwr y ddaear i bob ffordd', 'Dyna fal i mae y saith blaened yn Raenio yn gyntaf Satarnus, Jupiter, Mars, Sol, Venus, Mercurius a Luna...', and 'Breuddwyd Gronwy ddu'. -- (b) Among the poets represented are Sion Phylip, Raff ap Robert, Morgan ap Hughe Lewis, Edmwnd Prys, Wiliam Cynwal, Wiliam Phylip, Thomas Llywelyn, Dafydd Llwyd, Sion Cent, Sion Tudur, Hwmffre Dafydd ab Ieuan, Gruffudd Gryg, Thomas Prys, Dafydd Vaughan (alias Dafydd ab Ieuan), Huw Llwyd Cynfal, Huw Morus, Sion Ifan Clywedog, Maredudd ap Rhys, Hywel Swrdwal, Sion Brwynog, Dafydd Nanmor, Iolo Goch, Owain Gwynedd, Ieuan Brydydd Hir, Gruffudd ab Ieuan ap Llewelyn Fychan, Huw Arwystli, Gruffudd ab yr Ynad Coch, Ieuan ap Rhydderch ab Ieuan Llwyd, Robin Clidro, Harri Hywel, Taliesin, Dafydd ab Edmwnd, Guto'r Glyn, Rhys Goch Eryri, Gruffudd ap Dafydd Fychan, Tudur Aled, Bedo Brwynllys, Wiliam Llyn, Rhys Cain, Gutun Owain, Dafydd Gorlech, Dafydd Llwyd ap Llywelyn ap Gruffudd, Llywelyn ab Owain, Robin Ddu, Hywel Rheinallt, Ieuan Dyfi, Dafydd ap Gwilym, Gwerful vch Hywel Fychan, Rhys ap Harri, Mathew Owain, Dafydd Humphreys, J. Jones, Gruffydd James, Syr Hughe Heiward, Hopcyn Thomas ('O Llanelli'), Thomas Rowland, Wil Watkin Ju., Han Edward Morus, Wiliam Siencyn, Ifan ap Sion, Lewis Dwnn, Robin Dyfi, Ifan ap Cadwaladr, Sion Morgan, Lewis Gwynne, Tomos ab Han Sion, Sion Scrifen, Wiliam Dafydd, Rees Prees, Owen Edward, Oliver Rogers, Dafydd Manuel, Richard Abram, Rowland Vaughan, James Dwnn, Robert Lloyd, etc. -- (c) The English items include 'A Christmas Carol' by D. H., 'Agony of or Saviors birth' by J. Jones, 'A Confession of a sinner', 'The prayer of a sinner at the hour of death', 'An effectuall prayer for grace, mercy and forgiveness of sins', 'The dying teares of a penitent sinner', 'Queene Elizabeths delight', 'The Horny booke' by John Scriven, 'A lover departure' by D. ff. Two poems by Dafydd Vaughan, 'Gwir gariad' and ['Camgymeriad'], have stanzas in English and Welsh alternately, the Welsh following the English. -- As so many of the poems in the manuscript are by Dafydd Vaughan he may possibly have been the scribe. The volume has annotations by Walter Davies ('Gwallter Mechain') who has designated it 'Llyfr Ystrad Alun' and who transcribed some poems from it - see NLW MS 1658.


  • NLW MSS 2139A-2140E
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  • [19 cent.].

Transcripts by Thomas Thomas, Cefnpennar, Aberdare, of poetry in free metre by himself and by Edward Williams ('Iolo Morganwg'), Thomas Taylor, David Edwards (Gurnos), Robert Leyshon, Edward Evans (Toncoch), William Evans ('Cawr Cynon'), Howell Rees, 'William Tomos Shôn o Gilsanws Vaenor Yr hen Galchwr', and Roger Edwards; English poems; prose extracts; etc.

Thomas, Thomas, Cefnpennar, Aberdâr.