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Published poems

Autograph and typescript drafts, [1944]-[1954], of four poems by Vernon Watkins, published in The Lady with the Unicorn (London, 1948) (ff. 1-3) and The Death Bell (London, 1954) (ff. 4-7).
It includes a manuscript draft, [1944], of 'The Sardine-Fishers' (published as 'Sardine-Fishers at Daybreak') (ff. 2-3).

Vernon Watkins.


Exercise book containing a draft poem, [1920x1939], by Vernon Watkins entitled 'Taliesin', apparently unpublished (ff. 2-4).

Vernon Watkins.

Verse translations

Autograph and typescript drafts, [1920s]-1967, of verse translations from German by Vernon Watkins, many apparently unpublished. Proofs and cuttings are included of some poems published in periodicals and anthologies, together with a few notes by Ruth Pryor and original German texts used by Watkins.

Vernon Watkins and Ruth Pryor.

Verse translations

Autograph and typescript drafts, [1920s]-1967, by Vernon Watkins of verse translations from French, many apparently unpublished. Cuttings are included of some poems published in periodicals and anthologies.

Vernon Watkins.


A scrap album containing holograph letters from E. O. Davies, Bangor, 1930, and J. Glyn Davies, Llandudno, 1930, and a circular letter from Nichol Grieve, secretary, Liverpool Free Church Centre, 1932; notes of an address on congregational singing; a 'final copy' of a resolution by the Liverpool Welsh Presbytery, [1932], and draft resolutions of condolence passed by the [North Wales C.M.] Association, [1937]; a typescript summary of sermons delivered at [Calvinistic Methodist] preaching services ('Cymanfa') at Chester, 1852; press cuttings of Liverpool interest; printed matter; etc.

Davies, E. O. (Edward Owen), 1864-1936

Cymry enwog y ddeunawfed ganrif

An incomplete essay (pp. 1-11, 39-44, 97-106) on 'Cymry Enwog hanner cyntaf y ddeunawfed ganrif, a'u dylanwad ar Lenyddiaeth Cymru. Great Welshmen of the first half of the 18th Century, and their influence on Welsh Literature', which was awarded the prize at the National Eisteddfod at Wrexham, 1912. There are some comments by J. H. Davies, who was one of the adjudicators.

Davies, J. H. (John Humphreys), 1871-1926

Beirdd Morgannwg

An essay on 'Beirdd Morgannwg hyd ddiwedd y 18fed ganrif (The Bards of Glamorgan to the end of the 18th Century)'.

Origins for the history of Wales

'A collection of Origins for the History of Wales, with an estimate of their value (on the lines of Stubbs's Select Charters or Protheroe's select Documents)...', submitted for competition at the National Eisteddfod at Llangollen, 1908. There are insets and marginal additions in the hand of Professor J. E. Lloyd, Bangor, who was one of the adjudicators. The prize was withheld.

Lloyd, John Edward, Sir, 1861-1947


Fragments of essays on 'Egwyddor Cenedlaetholdeb, ei phwysigrwydd ymarferol a'i dylanwad, gyda chyfeiriad neilltuol at Gymru. The principle of Nationality: its practical importance and power, with special reference to Wales', submitted for competition at the National Eisteddfod at Aberystwyth, 1916; ['Bywyd Cymdeithasol y Mabinogion. Manners and Morals of the Mabinogion', submitted for competition at the National Eisteddfod at London, 1909]; and ['Llawlyfr Cymraeg ar "Ddinasyddiaeth". A Welsh Handbook on "Citizenship"', submitted for competition at the National Eisteddfod at Mold, 1923].

D. D. Williams manuscripts

  • GB 0210 MSDDWILL
  • Fonds
  • [1905x1908]-[1937x1938]

Manuscripts, [1905x1908]-[1937x1938], of the Rev. David David Williams, comprising mainly essays on cultural, literary and historical topics submitted for competition at the National Eisteddfod; together with a draft summary of a proposed history of Wales, and an album of correspondence and miscellaneous papers.

Williams, D. D. (David David), 1862-1938

Papurau'n ymwneud â J. Glyn Davies,

  • NLW ex 2614.
  • file
  • [1957]- 2006.

Papurau ymchwil, [1957]- 2006, a gasglwyd gan y rhoddwr Cledwyn Jones wrth baratoi ei gyfrol Mi wisga'i gap pig gloyw: John Glyn Davies, 1870-1953: shantis, caneuon plant a cherddi Edern (Caernarfon: Gwasg Pantycelyn, 2003), gan gynnwys llythyrau oddi wrth blant y bardd. = Research papers, [1957]- 2006, collected by the donor Cledwyn Jones whilst preparing his volume Mi wisga'i gap pig gloyw: John Glyn Davies, 1870-1953: shantis, caneuon plant a cherddi Edern (Caernarfon: Gwasg Pantycelyn, 2003), including letters from children of J. Glyn Davies.

Davies, J. Glyn (John Glyn), 1870-1953

Letters from J. Glyn Davies

Letters, 1941-1945, from J. Glyn Davies, together with complimentary copies of his publications, a photograph of himself, and one letter, 1961, from Hettie Glyn Davies.

Davies, J. Glyn (John Glyn), 1870-1953


Letters mainly addressed to E. W. Evans, in connection with contributions to Y Goleuad and other publications; with some addressed to T. J. Hughes (Adfyfyr), editor of Cymru Fydd, and William Williams, of Dolgellau, etc.
The correspondents include Sir Edward Anwyl, Chester, 1898 (a translation by the writer's brother of Dr. Lentzner's MS); H. H. Asquith, 1895 (Welsh Church Bill); William Canton, Berkhamsted, 1910-1911 (Mary Jones and the British and Foreign Bible Society); D. Charles, Aberdovey, 1878 (the publication of a 'Memoir' by the writer); A. Crawshay, The Waverley Book Company Limited, 1913 (with an inventory of T. E. Ellis papers loaned by the recipient); R. W. Dale, Birmingham, 1886-1893 (Disestablishment, a discussion of Higher Criticism in the Welsh press); D. R. Daniel, Camberwell, [1914x1918] (recruiting for World War I); D. Charles Davies, Upper Bangor, 1885 (a centenary address by the writer, etc.); E. O. Davies, Bala, [?1907] (with a statement on the writer's duties at the Theological College at Bala); Griffith Davies, The Cottage, Walton Workhouse, Liverpool, 1901 (the publication of an account of the case of W. O. Jones); Martin Diosy, formerly secretary to [Ferencz Lajos Akos] Kossuth, from Liverpool, to the editor of Yr Amserau, 1850 (a memorial to Lord Palmerston on behalf of Kossuth and his fellow-prisoners, and the writer's proposed visit to A. J. Johnes, Garthmyl); George C. M. Douglas, Glasgow, 1894 (permission to make use of the writer's printed works on the Scriptures); Ellis Edwards, Bala, etc., 1902 and [n.d.] (Mold C. M. Association, press contributions by laymen, etc.); D. Charles Edwards, Llanbedr, Merioneth, 1901 (the case of W. O. Jones); Lewis Edwards, Bala, to various recipients, 1878-1884 and [n.d.] (an adjudication of Welsh translations from Robert Burns, the purchase of books for Bala College, etc.); O. M. Edwards, Lincoln College, Oxford, etc., 1889-1999 (the writer's co-editorship of Cymru Fydd, the writer's nomination for the parliamentary representation of Merioneth, etc.); and Principal Thomas Charles Edwards, Aberystwyth, Bala, etc., 1881-1896 and [n.d.], with some written on his behalf by his wife Mary Edwards (publications in Y Goleuad, the proposed union of Bala and Trevecca Colleges, a reply to an attack on Dr. Lewis Edwards in Y Goleuad, a proposed official Calvinistic Methodist newspaper, the death of David Morgan, Ysbyty Ystwyth, etc.); with some draft replies.

Papurau Elfyn Jenkins

  • GB 0210 ELFINS
  • Fonds
  • 1950-1955

Papurau ymchwil Elfyn Jenkins, 1950-1955, yn ymwneud â thafodiaith Llŷn, sir Gaernarfon, a fwriadwyd ar gyfer gradd MA, gan gynnwys drafftiau llawysgrif a theipysgrif o'r traethawd anorffenedig = Research papers, 1950-1955, of Elfyn Jenkins relating to the dialect of Llŷn, Caernarfonshire, intended for an MA degree, including manuscript and typescript drafts of the unfinished thesis.

Jenkins, Elfyn.

Notes on churches, etc.,

A scrap-book belonging to John Jones ('Myrddin Fardd') containing notes and press cuttings relating to churches and parishes, etc. in Llŷn and Eifionydd, Caernarvonshire, with a few references to places outside that area, e.g. Abergwili, Carmarthenshire and Brongwyn, Cardiganshire. At the reverse end are copies of memorial inscriptions, a note on 'Ffordd Maughan', transcripts of two letters, 1860, from [Ebenezer Thomas], 'Eben Vardd', Clynnog to Mr John Roberts [?Sion Lleyn], and brief notes on mansions in Llŷn and Eifionydd, etc. Letter (?) 'I' on spine.

Blodau'r Awen ...

A miscellany in the hand of David Evans, Llanrwst, under the title and sub-title of 'Blodau'r Awen neu Wyneb yr Awenydd. Blodau'r Gerddwriaeth' and 'Lloffion o waith amryw Awdwyr ... yn cynwys Man-gofion Barddonol ynghyd a chwedlau Barddonol a Mangofion hanesol ynghyd ac Englynion ...'. The contents include 'Cofion Barddonol' and 'Chwedlau Barddonol', being poetry by, and anecdotes concerning, John Thomas, Pentrefoelas, [David Thomas] ('Dafydd Ddu Eryri'), [David Owen] ('Dewi Wyn o Eifion'), [Robert Williams] ('Robert ap Gwilym Ddu'), Owain Gruffydd, Llanystumdwy, Robert Davies, Nantglyn, Robert Owen ('Einion'), Denbigh, Robert Jones, Llansannan, Owen Roberts, Capel Curig, John Parry, Llanelian, Walter Davies ['Gwallter Mechain'], William Edwards ['Gwilym Callestr'], Ysgeifiog, [Evan Pritchard] ('Ieuan Lleyn'], Jonathan Hughes, Llangollen, William Bevan, Gadlys, [David Richards] ('Dafydd Ionawr'), [Morris Davies] ['Meurig Ebrill'], [Owain Roberts] ('Owain Aran'), [David Thomas] ('Dewi Wynion'), John Jones ('Pyll'), [Robert Williams] ('Trebor Mai'), [David Griffith] ('Clwydfardd'), etc.; tombstone verses ('Englynion Beddergryph') from Nantglyn, Llandwrog, Trawsfynydd, Cerigydrudion, Corwen, Llanycil, Pennant Melangell, Llanelltyd, Trefriw, Eglwys Fach, Aberffraw, Henllan, Llanelwy [St. Asaph], Llanbeblig, Bangor, Llanrwst, Pentre Foelas, Llanybydder, Abertawy [Swansea], Ysgeifiog, Llanfairtalhaiarn, etc.; an account of, with 'englynion' to, 'Onen y Bala'; copies of correspondence with 'Trebor Mai', 1874, concerning a collection of tombstone inscriptions submitted by the scribe to the Liverpool [Gordofigion] Eisteddfod; a diagram and account of 'Chwart mawr Bedd-Gelert'; 'Englynion Ar y 25 Mesur ar hugain Cerdd Dafod neu fel y geilw Talhairn [sic] ef Talcen Slip, o waith amryw Awduron'; a copy of the announcement ('Hysbyslen) of Dolgellau Eisteddfod, 1794; 'Man-Gofion Hanesawl' and other miscellaneous memoranda (e.g. 'Suddiad Cwch Abermenai', 'Llif Mawr Llanuwchllyn', 1781); a scale of wages for artisans and labourers adopted by Merioneth Quarter Sessions, 1601; lists entitled 'Casbethau Sion Goch o'r Hendref', 'Y Saith Cysgadur', 'Y Saith Gelfyddyd', 'Y Naw Ach', 'Trioedd y Cyn-gelfyddydau', and 'Saith Rhyfeddod Gwynedd'; accounts entitled 'Cader Idris a'i Chawr', 'Dechreuad Bwyta Gwydd ar Ddydd Nadolig', 'Y Dechreuad o Ymladd Ceiliogod', 'Dechreuad yr Arferiad o fwytta Crempogau', 'Dechreuad Pinau (Pins)', 'Caws Caer', 'Castell Dolyddelen', 'Gruffydd ab Cynan', 'Coelbren y Beirdd', 'Wyth Ran Dyn, au Hanian'; etc.

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