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Letters to the Reverend Elias Owen,

  • NLW MS 12645C.
  • File
  • 1872-1898.

Thirty-two holograph letters, 1872-1898 and undated, some addressed to, and all, by inference, written to, the Rev[erend] Elias Owen. The writers include B[railsford] H[arty] Beedham, Bangor, Conway, and Kimbolton, 1872-1877 and undated (10) ( personal, the writer's visits to North Wales, and to sites of archaeological interest there, including Pen Gaer Helen, the cromlech at Bryn Celli du, the cromlechs at Presaddfed, and the chambered example at Trefigneth, hopes of ascending 'the Rivals, to that early British village' (1876), recipient's paper on the Llanllechid huts [see Elias Owen: 'Arvona Antiqua', Archaeologia Cambrensis, 3rd series, vol. XII, pp. 215-28, vol. XIII, pp. 102-08, 4th series, vol. III, pp. 239-48], sketches required by the writer in connection with a 'further work on Abp. Williams' [the British Museum Catalogue lists two items by Beedham relating to Archbishop John Williams (1582-1650), viz. The Unpublished Correspondence between Archbishop Williams and the Marquis of Ormond (London, 1869), and Notices of Archbishop Williams (London, 1869). Neither of these is illustrated], letters of the said archbishop amongst the London Corporation muniments, references to Sir John Lubbock: Prehistoric Times . . . (2nd edition [1869 ])), Tho[ma]s Darlington, Aberystwyth and West Dulwich, 1897 (2) (thanks for 'the Folklore' [recipient's work Welsh Folk-Lore, a collection of the folk-tales and legends of North Wales (Oswestry and Wrexham, ? 1896)], forms in connection with Porthywaen and Llanyblodwel [schools], a promise to write to John [aft. Sir John] Rhys [ principal of Jesus College, Oxford], and Sir John Williams, the latter's influence with the Prince [of Wales] and the Royal Family, lack of opportunity to write to Sir John owing to the writer's illness and Sir John's attendance upon the Duchess of York during her accouchement, a recommendation that Llanyblodwel [school] be given a higher grant), T. W. Davies, North and South Wales Bank Limited, Welshpool, 1893-1894 (3) (information relating to [the Reverend Griffith] Edwards ('Gutyn Padarn') [ poet and antiquary], the medals Edwards had won at eisteddfodau, forwarding recipient a photograph of Edwards and a volume of his poems, etc. [Gwaith Prydyddawl . . ., hefyd traethawd ar ansawdd a dibenion barddoniaeth (Bala, 1846)], the writer's correspondence with a co-executor concerning 'Mr. Edwards works' [subsequently edited by recipient, and published as The Works of the Rev. Griffith Edwards, 'Gutyn Padarn' . . . ( London, 1895)]), William H[enry] Goss, Stoke on Trent, 1897-1898 (4) (personal, pleasure owing to the fact that 'the Jewitt and Review volumes' had pleased recipient [the first possibly W. H. Goss: The Life and Death of Llewellynn Jewitt . . . (London, 1889)], enquiring whether recipient had received a copy of the writer's 'Hebrew Captives of the Kings of Assyria', the writer's work on his proposed book on 'Primitive Man and his work', proverbs sent by recipient), Robert Isaac Jones ('Alltud Eifion'), Madoc Printing Office, Tremadoc, 1896 (apologies for the fact that the Brython was out of print, except for a few copies of the 1860 volume and odd numbers for 1861-1862, drawing recipient's attention to 'the 2nd Edition of the Brython quarto in one Royal Octavo size, which we have in the press', forwarding prospectuses and a pamphlet, drawing attention to 'our list of School Books such as Rhodd Mam Eglwysig, Anerchiadau i Athrawon [? Robert Isaac Jones: Anerchiadau Caredig at Athrawon ac Athrawesau yr Ysgol Sabbothol yng Nghymru (Tremadog)], and Yr Eglwys yn gartre y Cristion [Y Parch E[dward] L[ewis] Lloyd: Yr Eglwys yn Gartref y Cristion (Tremadog)]', and to the writer's own volume on the antiquities of the neighbourhood of Tremadoc [Y Gestiana, sef Hanes Tre'r Gest . . . (Tremadog, ? 1892)]), [ the Honourable] Fanny [Mary Catherine] Bulkeley Owen, West Felton, Oswestry, [18]95 (thanking recipient for a book, thoughts of learning Welsh, forwarding an 'Ode to our Prince', the unanimity of all shades of opinion in 'joining in the Memorial', the writer's 'Mother's Union Litany', which had been translated [into Welsh], an offer to supply copies to Welsh speaking parishes), Alfred Neobard Palmer, Wrexham, 1892 (3) (the writer's change of address, a loan to recipient of two volumes of Antiquary, a reminder that 'similar traditions to those described by Mr. Gomme attach in Wales to the churches of Llangar, Corwen, and old St. David, Denbigh' [ See G. L. Gomme: 'Some Traditions and Superstitions connected with Buildings', The Antiquary, vol. III, pp. 8-113, and follow-up correspondence, ibid., vol. III, pp. 188-9, vol. IV, pp. 33-4, 85], the fear of the witch or dewines 'throughout this part of rural Wales', an example of this attitude amongst the writer's servants, the story of the fairies who removed the stones placed in position for building the church of St. David, Denbigh, the writer's wish to hear more of the game called ' chwareu twmpath', and of the mounds called 'twmpathau chwareu', a reference to nail parings as a love charm in [Ellis Wynne: Gweledigaetheu] y Bardd Cwsc), [the Reverend] H[enry] Parry [vicar of] Llanfairisgaer, [18]79 (2) (the location of ? Crug mound in the parish of Llanfairisgaer, mention of Crug house, the discovery of the 'shield of the Wynns of Crug', cut in stone in the wall of the parish church and plastered over, when the church was being restored five years previously, the geographical location of Isgwyrfae, mention of the remains of an old chapel in the area where Crug was situated, and of former arrangements concerning tithes in that portion of the parish), [Messrs] Elliot Stock, London, 1894 (matters relating to 'Mr. Edwards's papers' [? the recipient's edition of the works of the Reverend Griffith Edwards, published by Elliot Stock, London, 1895. See letters from T. W. Davies above]), Cha[rle]s Holland Warne, Brighton, 1888 (2) (notifying recipient that he was sending him a copy of [Charles Warne:] The Celtic Tumuli of Dorset . . . [(London, 1866)], acknowledging receipt of a copy of The Old Stone Crosses . . .), and Owen Williamson, Dwyran, Anglesey, 1895-1897 (3) (personal, the writer's ill health, some data re his schooling and teaching career, his book on New-borough [Hanes Niwbwrch (Lerpwl)], correspondence with recipient's brother, the Rev[erend] Elijah Owen, rector of Llangoed, a proposed 'historical novel on the modern progress of Newborough', the absence of literary men and archaeologists within reach of the writer, the lack of archaeological interest amongst the clergy of the rural deanery, profuse thanks to recipient for the gift of a book [? The Works of the Rev. Griffith Edwards ], mention of the writer's father R[obert] M[ona] Williamson ('Bardd Du Môn'), and two of his eisteddfodic compositions, viz., 'a marwnad to Sir Watkin [Williams-Wynn, 5th bart., of Wynnstay]', submitted for competition at an eisteddfod held at Liverpool, 1840, and 'Awdl y Greadigaeth', submitted at Aberffraw, 1848 [? recte 1849, and subsequently published under that title (Caernarfon, 1849)], an essay on 'Olion y Goresgyniad Gwyddelig yng Ngwynedd', which the writer had composed for an eisteddfod to be held at Llangefni, Easter 1897, his subsequent discovery that [William Basil Jones], late bishop of St. Davids, had written a book entitled Vestiges of the Gael in Gwynedd [(London, 1851)], his suspicion that someone, who had a copy of the bishop's work, had purposely made this topic the subject of the competition, enquiries whether recipient had a copy available, the publishing, in 1897, of a Welsh poem of over 3,000 lines on the wisdom of God, left in manuscript by the writer's father [Pryddest ar Ddoethineb Duw (Caernarfon [1897])]).

Letters R-S,

The fourth of seven volumes of about six hundred letters mainly addressed to Thomas Gee and relating to a variety of subjects particularly in the fields of education, temperance reform, religious movements, and political questions. -- The principal correspondents are W. Rathbone, 1883-8; William Rees ('Gwilym Hiraethog'), 1866; Andrew Reid, 1890; Stuart Rendel, afterwards Baron Rendel, 1884-94; John Rhys, 1887; Henry Richard, 1865-86; Evan M. Richards, 1869-74; John Roberts, Liverpool and Abergele, 1869-72; J. Bryn Roberts, 1885; J. Herbert Roberts, 1891-8; H. Sandwith, 1865-77; A. Simner, 1883-9; and Thomas Stephens, Merthyr, 1887.


Letters mainly addressed to E. W. Evans, with at least two addressed to T. J. Hughes (Adfyfr), largely in connection with contributions to Y Goleuad and other publications.
The correspondents include W[illiam] Rathbone [M.P.], Liverpool, 1887 (declining to contribute to Cymru Fydd); W[illiam] Rees (Gwilym Hiraethog), Chester, 1882 (a preaching engagement); Stuart Rendel, Whitehall Gardens, etc., 1887 and [n.d.] (a contribution to Cymru Fydd); [Sir] John Rhys, Jesus College, Oxford, etc., 1890-1899 (Royal Commission on Sunday Closing in Wales, the death of T. E. Ellis and the recommendation of O. M. Edwards as his successor in the parliamentary representation of Merioneth); Henry Richard [M.P.], London, etc., 1887-1888 (a contribution to Cymru Fydd, comments on a Bill); D. Roberts, Liverpool (the case of W. O. Jones); Ellis Roberts (Elis Wyn o Wyrfai), vicar of Llangwm, 1887 (the recipient's treatment in Y Goleuad of a quotation in Yr Haul); E. Roberts, Hoylake, 1901 and [n.d.] (the publication of the writer's essay on Henry Richard submitted to the National Eisteddfod at Merthyr Tydfil in 1901, comments on Y Goleuad, the case of W. O. Jones); [Judge] J. Bryn Roberts, Lincoln's Inn, etc., 1892-1895 (the writer's political record, an interview with Mr. Asquith, the publication of a pamphlet, etc.); John Roberts, Abergele, 1888 (comments on the Local Government Bill); John Roberts, Rhosgoch, Anglesey, 1901 (the case of W. O. Jones); John Roberts, missionary, of Khasia, from Liverpool (an order for Y Goleuad, comments on the writer's activities); R. D. Roberts, Clare College, Cambridge, 1883 (a press contribution); Richard Roberts, The Theological College, Bala, etc., 1900-1901 (an agreement with Dr. [Ellis] Edwards, etc.); T. F. Roberts, Cardiff, 1889 (a contribution to Cymru Fydd); Tho[mas] Roberts, Bethesda, 1885 (a press contribution); T. H. Roberts, Liverpool, [1901] (the case of W. O. Jones); Archibald Philip Primrose, 5th earl of Rosebery, 1887 (the question of Establishments, declining to write an article); Wm. Bowen Rowlands, London, [n.d.] (the conduct of the Government in Ireland, Disestablishment, etc.); D[avid] Saunders, Swansea, 1888 and [n.d.] (the appointment of D. C. Davies to the principalship of Trevecca College, the writer's promise to publish a correction in Y Goleuad); William Sinclair, The Chapter House, St. Paul's Cathedral, to Goronwy Evans, 1907 (enclosing an autograph and photograph, the recipient's illness); Wm. B. Stevenson, Bala and Glasgow, 1907 (the writer's appointment to Glasgow, encloses copies of testimonials, a message to readers of Y Goleuad); Alfred Thomas, 1st baron Pontypridd, 1887 (comments on a Liberal meeting at Aberystwyth); D. Lleufer Thomas, London, 1895 (encloses a bibliography re. Royal Commission on Land in Wales and Monmouthshire); John Thomas (of J. and L. Thomas, importers of provisions), Stanley Street, Liverpool, 1901 (the removal of recipient's business to Liverpool); John Thomas, Congregational minister, Liverpool, 1891 (an account of the funeral of the writer's brother Owen Thomas); W. Cornwallis West, Lymington, Hampshire, 1888 (comments on Local Government Bill); Edmund Swetenham (incomplete; comments on Local Government Bill); Alexander Whyte, Edinburgh, [n.d.] (impressions of a visit to Bala College); A. Osmond Williams, Penrhyndeudraeth, 1900 (the writer's political and public confession); John Williams, Gilfach, Bargoed, to Goronwy Evans, 1908 (the writer's health); O. Gaianydd Williams, Roe Wen, Tal-y-Cafn, [1901] (the case of W. O. Jones); W. Williams, Swansea, 1884-1894 (the writer's publications, a controversy concerning Edward Matthews, Ewenny, etc.); W. Williams, Liverpool, 1901 (the case of W. O. Jones); W. Williams, Ardwick, Manchester, 1901 (the case of W. O. Jones); and R. H. Wyatt, Westminster, 1888 (the eviction of recipient's father). Also included in the group are a statement concerning the writer's tenancy of Cae Einion, Dolgellau (incomplete); a note of the opinion of [?Owen] Robyns-Owen on the desirability of publishing evidence in the case of W. O. Jones; a copy of a letter, [1803], from L. Hughes, secretary to Samuel Horsley, bishop of St. Asaph, to the Rev. Simon Lloyd, [Plas-yn-dre, Bala], requesting him to attend at the Palace on 2 November next for examination previous to being licensed to the perpetual curacy of Llanuwchllyn (with references to the adherence of the recipient and his family to 'Methodistical Tenets'); a copy of part of a report by Simon Lloyd of the examination (the former part being lost); and a copy of a letter, [3 November, 1803], from Geo. Robson, from the Palace, St. Asaph, to Simon Lloyd, requesting the return of the recipient's letters of orders, his nomination to the curacy of Llanuwchllyn, and his letters testimonial (see D. E. Jenkins, The Life of the Rev. Thomas Charles… Vol. II (1908)).


Letters sent by and to a number of correspondents, most of them not members of the Phillimore family.

Phillimore, John George, 1808-1865.

Notes on Welsh grammar

Notes on Welsh grammar, idioms, loan words and dialect words, the teaching of Welsh in schools, etc. by David Samuel, D. Tecwyn Evans, Sir John Morris-Jones, T. Gwynn Jones, Sir John Rhys, etc.

Notes on Welsh grammar

Notes on Welsh grammar, idioms, loan words and dialect words, the teaching of Welsh in schools, etc. by David Samuel, D. Tecwyn Evans, Sir John Morris-Jones, T. Gwynn Jones, Sir John Rhys, etc.


Miscellaneous correspondence, mainly addressed to Charles E. Breese, by the Kellow Rock Drill Syndicate, Ltd., Croesor, 1909, A. B. Kempe, 1917, John Edward Lloyd, 1911. W. H. More, 1922, D. C. Lloyd Owen, 1922-1923; D. Rhys Phillips, 1912, John Rhys, Llanberis, 1879, Edward Roberts, Caernarvon, 1903, Sidney Robinson, 1912, W. H. Seager, 1922, Stanley Smith, 1920, Ronald Temple, 1921, D. R. Thomas, 1914, David Thomas, 1927, Thomas Walters, 1911, Maurice Williams, 1911, John Williams, Llanfair P. G., 1913, Sir Osmond Williams, 1922, W. W. E. Wynne, 1872-1879, and W. R. M. Wynne, 1900.

Miscellanea of Thomas Darlington

  • NLW MS 1058C
  • File
  • [19 cent.]

Miscellaneous papers of Thomas Darlington, one of his Majesty's Inspectors of Schools in Wales, including essays and articles, drafts of speeches and addresses, letters from Ellis Edwards, Tom Ellis, Beriah Gwynfe Evans, D. Silvan Evans, David Howell (Llawdden), J. Puleston Jones, Sir John Rhys, A. Neobard Palmer, and Hugh Williams, and press cuttings.

Darlington, Thomas, 1864-1908


Autograph letters, mainly relating to English and Welsh literature and scholarship, the correspondents including John Blackwell ('Alun'), Henry Bradshaw, Lady Eleanor Butler, Sir John Hanmer, A. Hayward, W. Walsham How, Arthur James Johnes, John Jones ('Idrisyn'), W. Basil Jones, R. Harries Jones, Benjamin Hall Kennedy, Max Muller, Alfred Ollivant, Sir John Rhys, Thomas Rowland (author of A Grammar of the Welsh Language), A. H. Sayce, T. Vowler Short, Connop Thirlwall, T. F. Tout and Albert Way; with a number of 'cut-out' autographs.


Letters addressed to J. C. Davies by William Archer, 3rd Earl Amherst; Hugh, 4th Earl Amherst, 1915; Henry Campbell [Bruce], 2nd Baron Aberdare, 1909; Fred[erick] G[eorge] D[enham] Bedford, Perth, Australia, 1903; J[ohn] Bowen, rector of St Lawrence, Wolf's Castle, 1911; Mary Brook, Huddersfield, 1911; the 'Brand' Committee of the Folklore Society, 1911; Charlotte S. Burn, Kensington, 1911; J[ames] Lewis Davies, Cardigan, 1926; Nicholas Llewelyn-Davies, London, 1926; [Thomas Evelyn Scott-Ellis,] Lord Howard de Walden, 1920; Sir James [Hamlyn Williams-]Drummond, 1912; J[ohn] Gwenogvryn Evans, 1909; Mary E[leanor Geraldine Lilla] Davies-Evans, Highmead, 1913; John E[rnest] Greaves, Criccieth; John Griffith, vicar of Llangwm, Usk, 1930; H[enry] P[eter] Hansell, Balmoral Castle, 1910; B[etha] Hills-Johnes, Dolaucothi, 1892; Elizabeth Inglis-Jones, 1927; [Mrs] R. B. Jones, Fforest Legionis, 1909; Sir John [Dillwyn-]Llewelyn, Penllergaer, 1915; Alice Ogilvie, 1898; Sir A[lexander] C[ampbell] Onslow, Perth, Australia, 1900; W[illiam] P[ierce] Owen, Aberystwyth, 1912; Lady Eva Lisburne [Eva Vaughan], 1892-1922; Carine Parker, London, 1913; Mervyn Peel, Danyrallt, 1909; Sir Edward [John Webley-Parry] Pryse, Gogerddan, 1912; The Keeper of the Privy Purse at Sandringham [Sir Dighton MacNaghten Probyn], 1909; [Sir] John Rhys, 1908-1909; Charles Owen Leaver Riley, Bishop of Perth, 1890; Waite H[ockin] Stirling, Bishop of the Falkland Islands, 1886; D[avid] W[alter] Thomas, vicar of St Ann's, Bangor, 1888; Constance Webley Tyler, Boncath, 1905; Enid Vaughan; R. S. Williams, Wilkes-Barre, Pa., 1915; and John A[lbert] A[lexander] Williams ['Brochmael'].

Cofiant Hwfa Môn

Letters, 1905-1907, relating to the preparation of Cofiant Hwfa Môn. The correspondents include John Davies, Llangrannog, J[ohn] C[advan] Davies ('Cadfan'), D[avid] Evans, Caerfyrddin, E[van] Vincent Evans, T[homas] Evans, Amlwch, W[illiam] Justin Evans, London, D. Griffith, Llandudno, Thomas Griffiths & Co., Manchester, J[ohn] T[homas] Job, Carneddi, H[owell] Elvet Lewis ['Elfed'], London, Thomas Nicholson, London, W. J. Parry, Evan Rees ('Dyfed'), Henry Rees, Valley, [Sir] John Rhys, Oxford, Gwylfa Roberts, Llanelli, T[homas] Roberts, Mold, T[homas] H[enry] Thomas ['Arlunydd Penygarn'], Cardiff, William Thomas, Caerau, R[obert] Peris Williams, Wrexham and W[illiam] Williams, Tanybwlch.

Letters from F. W. P. Jago

  • NLW MS 12859B.
  • File
  • 1896-1899

Seven holograph letters and one Christmas card, 1896-1899 and undated, from Fred[erick] W[illiam] P[earce] Jago [Cornish scholar] from Plymouth, to (as per address or by inference) H[enry] T[obit] Evans at Lampeter and Carmarthen. The letters relate largely to a mutual interest in the Cornish language. Specific points referred to include the address of a Truro bookseller who could provide recipient with books on Cornish, the writer's friendship with [the Reverend John] Bannister, variant forms of the writer's name, the death of the Cornish language owing to the pressure of English, the lack of a printed literature, etc., the survival of Cornish dialect in West Cornwall, the writer's published glossary of the Cornish dialect [The Ancient Language and the Dialect of Cornwall with an enlarged Glossary . . . (Truro, 1882)] and his English - Cornish Dictionary . . [(London, 1887)], unpublished manuscript copies of second editions of these two works which the author had offered to sell to the Royal Institute of Cornwall, the possibility that Professor [John] Rhys [of Oxford University] would assist with publication, the state of the Welsh language and the danger to it from English pressure on the eastern border and 'Forster's law of education', the need for 'at least bilingual teaching in the Welsh schools and the employment of native teachers', the lack of information relating to the use of Cornish in church services, the last sermon preached in Cornish, recipient's visit to Cornwall and newspaper articles by him describing the visit, the Breton and Manx languages, the [South African] war, and recipient's newspaper work.

Jago, Frederick William Pearce, b. 1817.

Letters addressed to W. J. Roberts,

Letters, 1854-1910, mainly addressed to W. J. Roberts ('Gwilym Cowlyd') relating to the Geirionydd bardic festivals, bardic matters in general, Gorsedd ceremonies and vestments, and bibliography.

Letters from 'Nefydd Aled', 1877; the Marquis of Anglesey, 1887; 'Machraeth Môn', 1896-1897; Charles Ashton, 1888; R. S. Bartlett, Redditch, 1886; Andrew Jones Brereton ('Andreas o Fôn'); Lord Carrington, 1897; Ernest A. Chattock, Oxford; H. Cotton, Lismore, 1868; F. Children, 1888; 'Cyfanwy', 1877-1886; D. Myrddin Davies, Brynmawr, 1897; Cadwaladr Davies, 1894; John Davies, Ystalyfera, 1862; J. Davies, Four Crosses, 1877; John Davies ('Taliesin Hiraethog'), 1892; John Owen, bishop of St Davids, 1897; J. P. Davis ('Roualeyn'), 1894; Morris Davies, Bangor, 1862; Owen Davies ('Eos Llechyd'), 1862; Thomas Essile Davies ('Dewi Wyn o Essyllt'), Pontypridd, 1881; Joseph Eaton, 1862; John Edwards ('Caswallon'), 1880; 'Caerwysion', 1887; R. Ellis ('Cynddelw'); G. E. Mason, 1867-1868; David Evans ('Dewi Haran'), 1884; 'Joseph o Golwyn', 1877; John Evans, Llansantffraid, near Conway, 1861; D. Silvan Evans, 1872-1890, J. H. Evans, Trefriw, 1878; Owen Evans, Aberystwyth, 1897; Thomas Prichard Evans, Ystradmynach, 1865; E. Vincent Evans, 1895; William Evans ('Monwyson'), 1865.

Letters from John Felix, Llansantffraid, Conway, 1877; E. Foulks, Holyhead, 1864; Francis Fry, 1866; Thomas Gee, 1888; Mrs. H. S. Gough, Caer-hun, 1899; Richard Parry ('Gwalchmai'), Llandudno, 1865; 'Gwallawg'; Griffith & Allard, Llanrwst, 1887; David Griffith ('Clwydfardd'), Abergele, 1877; Robert Griffiths, Manchester, 1889-1898; D. R. Griffith ('Granvillefab)', 1878; C. T. Haycock, London, 1880, John Higson, Manchester, 1891; D. Howell, St Asaph, 1897; J. Ceiriog Hughes, 1868-1877; H. Gwynedd Hughes, 1883; R. O. Hughes ('Elfyn'); Robert Hughes, Llanddoget, 1886; William Hughes ('Alaw Manod'), 1888; H. Hughes, Llanrwst, J. Humphrey, ('Ieuan Seion'), 1901-1904.

Letters from John Jones ('Talhaiarn'), 1861-1869; Aneurin Jones ('Aneurin Fardd'), 1862, Charles Jones, Conway, 1878; Evan Jones ('Ieuan Ionawr'), 1872; Evan Doged Jones, 1861-1875; David Jones ('Dewi Arfon'), 1865; Griffith Jones ('Glan Menai'), 1877; Hugh Jones, Llanrwst, 1900; Humphrey Jones ('Bryfdir'); W. Jones, Cyffdy, 1878; 'Elidirfab', 1877; W. Arthur Jones, 1896; Thomas Jones, Llanengan, 1861; J. Jones ('Dwdan'), 1891-1901; John Emlyn Jones; J. D. Jones, Ruthin, 1867; J. R. Jones ('Ogwenydd'), 1874, 1896; N. M. Jones ('Cymro Gwyllt'), 1878; O. Gethin Jones, 1878; Owen Wynne Jones ('Glasynys'), 1861; John Owen ('Owen Alaw'), 1861; Richard Jones Blaen y Cae, 1873; Robert Isaac Jones ('Alltud Eifion'), 1872; Robert Jones ('Trebor Aled'), 1897-1900.

Letters from I. Gwrhyd Lewis, Tonyrefail, 1904; Lewis William Lewis ('Llew Llwyfo'); Richard Davies ('Tafolog'), 1877; Edward Lovett, Croydon, 1898; Peter McIntyre ('Pedr Alban'), 1894; D. J. Mackey, 1887; W. Morgan ('Penfro'), 1877-1904; Owen Morgan ('Morien'), 1883; Hugh Morris, Corwen, 1884 (referring to the illness of Dewi Havhesp), Morris Owen, Llanfyllin, 1861-1864; O. G. Owen ('Alafon'), 1898.

Letters from E. G. B. Phillimore, 1883-1894; Joseph Parry, 1878; T. C. Phillips, Abercarn, 1887; John Peter, Bala, 1872; Richard Parry ('Gwalchmai') 1861; Robert Parry ('Robyn Ddu Eryri'), 1862; W. Parry ('Llechidon'), 1884; Henry Parry, Pwllheli, 1861; Ellis Pierce ('Elis o'r Nant'), 1878-1898; Thomas Powel, 1886; Thomas Price, Aberdare, 1861; John Pughe, Towyn, 1861; William Rees ('Gwilym Hiraethog'), 1878; Jonathan Reynolds ('Nathan Dyfed'), 1880; John Rhys, Oxford, 1882; 'Rhuddfryn', 1873; John Richards ('Isalaw'), 1895; Edward Roberts ('Iorwerth Glan Aled'), 1862; H. Beaver Roberts, Bangor, 1896; Albert Roberts, harpist, 1889; Ellis Roberts, Llangwm, 1879; John Roberts, Builth, 1884; John Roberts ('Telynor Cymru'), 1886; John Roberts, M.P., 1878; J. Bryn Roberts, Bangor, 1887; John Ll. Roberts, Llanrwst, 1907; J. L. Roberts ('Telynor Maldwyn'), 1900; John Roberts, Tyddyn Wilim, 1854; R. P. Roberts ('Morianydd'), 1883; William Jarrett Roberts, Caernarvon; Daniel Rowlands, Bangor, 1890.

Letters from Edw[ard] Smart, Northop, 1886; John Thomas ('Eifionydd'), 1883; R. Athron Thomas, 1897; 'Teilo', 1861; Ebenezer Thomas ('Eben Fardd'), 1861; T. H. Thomas ('Arlunydd Pen-y-garn'), 1895-1899; W. Thomas, Llandyssul, 1861; J. C. Williams ('Ceulanydd'), 1880; J. Titley Williams, 1897; H. M. Williams ('Machno'), 1885-1895; Lucas Williams, London, 1890; Owen Williams, Waunfawr, 1865; Owen Williams, Rhyl, 1886; R. Williams, ('Eos y Berth'), 1882; W[illia]m Venables Williams, Colwyn Bay, 1888; J. Wilson, Birmingham, 1903; M. Williams, Llanrhyddlad Rectory, 1862; Ellis Roberts ('Elis Wyn o Wyrfai'), 1877; H. J. Williams ('Plenydd') 1910; Robert Williams Liverpool, 1864; William Thomas ('Islwyn'), 1875; W. Morgan Williams ('Fferyllfardd'), 1875; Robert Isaac Jones ('Alltud Eifion'), 1887; William Roberts, Trefriw, 1862.


Forty miscellaneous documents consisting of a record of an award of a gold medallion to the Rev. James Williams, Llanfairynghornwy, for his services in saving the crews of the 'Active' and the 'Sarah' off the Anglesey coast, 1835; a typescript copy of notes [by Lady Maria Louisa Ramsay] on the family of Williams of Treffos, Llansadwrn, Anglesey, together with manuscript annotations by Dorothea G. C. Ramsay; a holograph letter from H. H. Suard, rector of St. Paul's Church, Chattanooga, Tennessee, to [Andrew Crombie Ramsay], 1880 (an account of the death and burial of the recipient's son ?John); a list of subscriptions, 1902-1903, promised towards the raising of a fund of £1,500 to pay off a debt of £590 on [Bangor] Cathedral Church and of £285 owing to Messrs. Hill & Son for the balance on the organ account, and to provide a sum of £600 to meet the expense of urgent repairs to the building (two pressed copies); menu sheet of the Milton Club, 14 Ludgate Hill [London], 15 March, 1858 (with an unidentified photograph attached); regulations, undated, of the 'Grand Western Junction Ebenezer Peace be with thee Egg Boiling Association'; notes on the abbey of Glastonbury transcribed (with the author's compliments, 1902) from John Pryce: The Ancient British Church (London, 1878); an inscription ('Rhodd i Mrs. Ramsay dirion ...') signed by [John Jones] (Talhaiarn); miscellaneous poetry, including several holograph and draft poems by Andrew Crombie Ramsay, 1837 and undated; a printed memorial card of the Reverend James Williams, B.D., Chancellor of Bangor Cathedral (died 24 March, 1872, aged 83 years); press cuttings, including letters by M. Louisa Ramsay relating to the Church in Wales; and two proof copies of 'Cymro, Cymru, a Chymraeg', being a paper read by Mr. John Rhys, Jesus College, Oxford, at Ruthin [National] Eisteddfod, 1868.


One of four volumes containing a collection of nearly two hundred letters addressed to Thomas Powel. They relate to matter of Welsh education, bibliography, philology and Celtic subjects. The principal correspondents are E[benezer] J[osiah] Newell, Neath, 1890; Alfred [Trubner] Nutt, 1884-1885; Sir Hugh Owen, 1880; Isambard Owen, 1882; John Owen, dean of St Asaph (afterwards bishop of St David's), 1892; Sarah Jane Rees ('Cranogwen'), 1891; Henry Richard, MP, 1880-1881; [Sir] John Rhys, 1881-1883; Llywarch Reynolds, 1881-1902; T[homas] F[rancis] Roberts, Tywyn, 1885; Leslie Stephen, 1883; Margaret E. Stephens, Merthyr Tydfil, 1884; Whitley Stokes, 1883; John Strachan, 1906; and Henry Sweet, Christiania, 1883.


Letters, 1881-1910, addressed to D. Emlyn Evans by [Sarah] Edith Wynne Agabeg, Nicholas Bennett, William H[ayman] Cummings, [David] Ffran[g]con Davies, Mary Davies, W[illiam] Cadwaladr Davies, D[avid] Howell ('Llawdden'), Frank D. Kidson, Lewis William Lewis ('Llew Llwyfo'), Kate Wynn Mathison, Joseph Parry, [Anne Adaliza Beynon] Puddicombe ('Allen Raine'), [Sir] John Rhys, John Thomas ('Pencerdd Gwalia'), Hadley Watkins, Gwilym Williams, J[ohn] Lloyd Williams and others.


  • NLW MS 9647B.
  • File
  • [1883x1895].

Letters addressed to John Eiddon Jones by Thomas E. Ellis, 1883, [Sir] John Rhys, 1895, and Owen Thomas (incomplete).

Llythyrau at Hugh Cernyw Williams,

  • NLW MS 9859C.
  • File
  • 1875-1934.

Letters addressed to Hugh Williams ('Hywel Cernyw') by E. T. Jones, Llwyn-y-pia and Llanelli, 1895-1934, Evan Jones, Foel y Crio, 1878-1890, and [Sir] John Rhys, Rhyl and Oxford, 1875-1897.


Letters, 1879-1920, to David Samuel from Sir Edward Anwyl, J[ames] F[ranklin] Bethune-Baker, D[avid] H[enry] Davies (Cenarth), Sir Owen M[organ] Edwards, Thomas Edwards ('Gwynedd'), D[avid] Tecwyn Evans, Gruffydd Evans (Newcastle Emlyn), John Young Evans, S[amuel] J[ames] Evans (Llangefni), C[harles] L[ett] Feltoe, E[dmund] Tyrrell-Green, [James] Rendel Harris, David Howell ('Llawdden'), J[ames] Spinther James ('Spinther'), Edward Jenkins (Llandrindod Wells), Evan Jones (Caernarvon), Gwilym Hywel Jones, J[ohn] Cynddylan Jones, John Morgan Jones (Cardiff), Sir John Morris-Jones, T[homas] Gwynn Jones, T. Wolseley Lewis, Thomas Lloyd (Liverpool), William Morgan (Pant, Dowlais), Sir Hugh Owen, O[wen] G[riffith] Owen ('Alafon'), E. Wynne Parry (Bala), T[homas] Mordaf Pierce, Thomas Powel, Evan Rees ('Dyfed'), Sir John Rhys, Eleazar Roberts, L[ewis] J[ones] Roberts, Robert Arthur Williams ('Berw'), W[illiam] Gilbert Williams, etc.

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