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Lists of works relating to Wales, &c.

  • NLW MS 6720C
  • File
  • Late 19 cent.

One of two volumes containing lists of topographical and other works relating to Wales, extracts from various books and journals, and a few engraved prints, etc., probably collected by H. Gough, who was responsible for some of the drawings of heraldic arms relating to Cardiff which are included in the collection.

Lists of works relating to Wales, &c.

  • NLW MS 6721C
  • File
  • Late 19 cent.

One of two volumes containing lists of topographical and other works relating to Wales, extracts from various books and journals, and a few engraved prints, etc., probably collected by H. Gough, who was responsible for some of the drawings of heraldic arms relating to Cardiff which are included in the collection.

Cardiff Bay Opera House

Material relating to the proposed Cardiff Bay Opera House (and later, the Wales Millennium Centre), reflecting the Welsh National Opera's involvement in various aspects of the planning process and initial architectural design competition. Material includes news cuttings; professional newsletters; feasibility studies; project speculations and reports; architectural drawings; competition briefs and guidelines; Trustee letters and correspondence with WNO, development partners (Cardiff Bay Development Corporation), architects (Office of Zaha Hadid), solicitors and members of the public; committee material including correspondence and minutes of Board of Trustees (1994-1996), Joint Fundraising Liaison Committee (1995), Client Group (1995), Finance Committee (1995), Access and Participation Committee (1995), Building Sub-committee (1995), Chairman's Committee (1995), Opera House Steering Group (1986-1990), Design Team (1994-1995) and Public Relations Committee (1995) meetings.

Cardiff Bay Opera House

Welsh Affairs

Series contains papers related to Welsh affairs, including devolution of the legal system, campaigns for devolution, higher and further education and parliamentary work on Welsh issues.

Letter from Francis Godwin, Bishop of Llandaff,

  • NLW MS 12729D.
  • File
  • 1608 /

An autograph letter, 3 September [16]08, from Fr[ancis Godwin, bishop of] Llandaff, from Mathern, to [Richard Bancroft], archbishop of Cant[erbury], on behalf of the clergy of Glamorganshire. The writer informs the archbishop that the clergy of the said shire, having been summoned 'to shewe their armour before the Lieutennantes of the cou[ntie] . . ., and their men to be mustred', were very perplexed, not 'knowing how to satisfy this comaund, for that they neuer were yett rated at any armour, but only once, viz., some 13 yeares since'. If they were rated as highly on the present as on the previous occasion, owing to their poverty, they would not be able to meet the demands made upon them without suffering great hardship. They begged, therefore, to be allowed to petition the Privy Council for a reduction in the demands to be made on this occasion

Godwin, Francis, 1562-1633

John Tripp Papers

  • GB 0210 JOHNTRIPP
  • Fonds
  • [1950s]-1986

Literary papers of John Tripp, [1950s]-1985, including drafts and notes of published and unpublished poetry, 1968-1985; prose works comprising plays for radio and television, mostly not broadcast, miscellaneous prose drafts and notes, 1969-1985; correspondence mostly with other Anglo-Welsh and Welsh authors, 1967-1986; critical reviews of and by J.T., 1968-1985; and personal and miscellaneous papers, [1950s]-1986, such as press cuttings, papers relating to literary organisations and events, J.T.'s employment, photographs and other personal ephemera, and drafts or published versions of works by other writers given to or collected by him.

An additional consignment of papers of John Tripp comprising correspondence and some prose works. This group remains uncatalogued.

Tripp, John, 1927-1986

Leighton Hall Papers,

  • GB 0210 LEIGHTON
  • Fonds
  • 1839-1931, 1848-2012

Papers, 1839-1931, relating to the Naylor family and the Leighton Hall and Brynllywarch estates, comprising accounts, rent schedules, valuations and sale catalogues, together with correspondence and other material relating to the family, and in particular to their activities as high sheriffs for Montgomeryshire.

Additional papers were received in July 2021, this material mainly comprising correspondence and newspaper cuttings, which trace the history of and events within the Naylor family and the Leighton Hall estate from the mid-nineteenth century to the near present day. The material includes a memorandum book, 1848-1856, belonging to John Naylor (1813-1889) of Leighton Hall.

The Naylor family and the Leighton Hall and Brynllywarch estates.

Welsh Political Ephemera Collection,

  • GB 0210 EPHEMERA
  • Fonds
  • 1837-2023 (accumulated [1911]-2023)

The collection consists of election addresses, leaflets, circulars and other printed matter, 1837-1991, generally acquired before the establishment of the Welsh Political Archive; election addresses, leaflets etc., 1905-2019, collected by the WPA; and printed materials, 1887-2019, concerning the political parties in Wales, various pressure groups and organisations, subject files, and other miscellaneous papers.

Welsh Political Archive.

The Wooden Doctor,

A volume containing an early manuscript draft, [c. 1932], by Margiad Evans of her second novel, The Wooden Doctor (Oxford, 1933), here entitled 'A Divine Image', and containing material not included in the published text. The volume was originally in the possession of the geologist and palaeontologist Robert Etheridge and contains notes by him, 1854, on lead mining in Cardiganshire (ff. 242 verso-244).

Etheridge, Robert, 1819-1903.

Sir Cadwaladr Bryner Jones Papers,

  • GB 0210 CBRNES
  • Fonds
  • 1600-1951 (accumulated [1900-1954]) /

Papers of Sir Cadwaladr Bryner Jones, including personal papers, 1902-1907; lecture notes, [1900s]; correspondence and papers relating to research into the history of cattle, [?1920s]-1951; and miscellaneous papers collected by Sir Cadwaladr Bryner Jones, 1600-1928. The archive does not include any papers relating to his public life.

Jones, Bryner.

Disserth parish register

  • NLW MS 8304E
  • File
  • 1734-1812

A photostat facsimile of the parish register, 1734-1812, of Disserth, Radnorshire, recording baptisms, marriages, and burials.

Pontypridd Miners' Agents' Papers,

  • GB 0210 PONERS
  • Fonds
  • 1941-1969 /

Papers of Goronwy R. Jones, 1941-1969, including correspondence, 1941-1969, files relating to trade union activities at several collieries, 1958-1967, notes and notebooks, typescripts relating to the South Wales coal industry, 1962-1967, and printed items, 1958-1963; papers of William J. Fortt, 1958-1968, including papers relating to the South Wales coal industry and the South Wales Area of the National Union of Mineworkers, notes, drafts of speeches and press cuttings.

Jones, Goronwy R., of Ynysybwl.

Maesnewydd Estate Records

  • GB 0210 MAEYDD
  • Fonds
  • 1550-1969

Deeds relating to the Maesnewydd estate in the parish of Llanfihangel Genau'r-glyn,Cardiganshire, together with account books, 1819-1969, and diaries, 19th cent., mainly of J. T. Morgan.

Morgan family, of Maesnewydd, Cardiganshire

Vorley Collection of Cardiganshire Deeds,

  • GB 0210 VORLEY
  • Fonds
  • 1548-1848 (accumulated [pre-1967])..

Deeds relating to the parishes of Llanbadarn Fawr, 1548-1597, and Llangynfelyn, 1841-1848, Cardiganshire.

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Ann of Swansea manuscript

  • NLW MS 23958C.
  • File
  • [?1818]

Manuscript notebook, [?1818], containing copies of prose and poetry by Ann of Swansea (Ann Julia Hatton) connected with her novel Chronicles of an Illustrious House (London, 1816) which caused controversy for satirising Swansea polite society as the fictional 'Gooselake'.
Included are extracts from the novel, specifically sections relating to Gooselake, beginning at vol. 2, p. 74 (ff. 1-18 verso), dated 5 July 1818 (f. 18 verso); two poems responding to the furore surrounding the novel, the first addressed 'To the Great Dons of Swansea' (ff. 19-20), the second beginning 'Arms, Arms I sing! and many battles dire' (ff. 20 verso-26); 'Elegy on the Death of Mr Bamboo', dated January 1817 (ff. 26 verso-28 verso), and a single verse beginning 'Now lost in dust is Cambria's boast', dated 1816 (f. 29). A leaf identifying some characters from the novel with their real-life counterparts has been tipped in on f. i; this suggests that the unknown compiler of the volume had a close connection with Swansea.

Llythyrau llenorion Cymraeg

  • NLW MS 22036D.
  • File
  • 1917-1986

Over seventy letters and cards, 1917-1986, of miscellaneous provenance from twentieth-century Welsh writers to various recipients; the correspondents include E. Tegla Davies (1) 1956, W. J. Gruffydd (1) 1952, R. T. Jenkins (1), 1946, David James Jones (Gwenallt) (1) 1953, T. Gwynn Jones (9) 1923-1939, J. Saunders Lewis (5) 1931-1976, Caradog Prichard (4) 1962-1972, Kate Roberts (28) 1937-1983, D. J. Williams (6) 1917-1969, and T. H. Parry-Williams (1) 1953.

Newton Jackson Collection of Blackbrook Deeds,

  • GB 0210 NEWSON
  • Fonds
  • 1689-1887 /

Deeds and documents relating to properties in Monmouthshire, mainly in Skenfrith, including the manor of Blackbrook, 1689-1887.

Jackson, Robert Newton.

Corn merchant's ledger,

  • NLW MS 21821D.
  • File
  • 1918-1928 /

Ledger of A. M. Hartley, Queen Street, Aberystwyth, Cardiganshire, corn merchant, recording details of corn purchased and sold, 1918-1928.

Hartley, A.M., Aberystwyth

'Scrapiana' ...,

  • NLW MSS 9334-9342D.
  • File
  • 1884-1890 /

'Scrapiana', or cuttings from newspapers, both Welsh and English, collected by Charles Ashton. The cuttings, ranging from 1884 to 1890, are from Y Dydd, Gwalia, Cambrian News, Liverpool Daily Post, Tit-bits, Y Drych, The Welsh Farmers' Gazette, Liverpool Weekly Mercury, Wellington Journal, Y Llan, Oswestry Advertizer, and the Montgomeryshire Express.

Charles Ashton (compiler).

Archifau Urdd Gobaith Cymru

  • GB 0210 URDD
  • Fonds
  • 1910-2016

Cofnodion Urdd Gobaith Cymru, yn cynnwys papurau gweinyddol, yn eu plith adroddiadau a gohebiaeth, 1931-1990; cofnodion Pwyllgor, is-bwyllgorau a phaneli yr Urdd, 1939-1995, cofnodion ariannol, 1931-1996l, papurau yn ymwneud â theithiau tramor a drefnwyd gan Urdd Gobaith Cymru a Negeseuon Heddwch ac Ewyllys Da, 1931-1984; cofnodion, dogfennaeth ariannol ac arall perthynol i Gronfa Goffa O.M. Edwards, 1928-1976; papurau yn ymwneud â changhennau (adrannau ac aelwydydd), 1938-1960; gohebiaeth a phapurau yn ymwneud â chyrsiau a drefnwyd gan yr Urdd,1948-1965, a phapurau eraill yn ymwneud â'r cylchgronau, 1948-1990; trefniadau ar gyfer gwahanol wyliau, 1936-1995; cofnodion gweinyddol ac ariannol yn ymwneud â'r gwersylloedd yn Llangrannog a Glanllyn,1940-1995; deunydd printiedig, 1932-1963; llythyrau at O.M. Edwards, 1910-1920; cofnodion yn ymwneud â'r Cyngor, 1972-1991, a Chwmni yr Urdd, 1972-1989; cofnodion yn ymwneud ag aelodau staff, 1975-1995; gohebiaeth a thaflenni yn ymwneud ag Eisteddfod Genedlaethol yr Urdd,1930-1965; papurau yn ymwneud â Maes yr Eisteddfod, 1972-1985, seremonïau yr Eisteddfod, 1952-1982, sioeau'r theatr, 1981-1991, a chystadlaethau; a chofnodion yn ymwneud â threfnu pob un o'r Eisteddfodau Cenedlaethol, 1946-1996 = Records of Urdd Gobaith Cymru, comrpising general administrative papers, including reports and correspondence, 1931-1990; records of Urdd Committee, sub-committees and panels, 1939-1995; financial records, 1931-1996; papers relating to overseas trips organized by Urdd Gobaith Cymru and international meetings, 1931-1962; papers relating to the Messages of Peace and Goodwill, 1931-1984; minutes, financial and other records of the O. M. Edwards Memorial Fund, 1928-1976; papers relating to the Welsh School, Aberystwyth, 1939-1952; papers relating to branches (adrannau and aelwydydd), 1938-1960; correspondence and papers relating to courses organized by the Urdd, 1948-1965; papers relating to the annual conferences to discuss the Urdd's magazines, 1952-1973, and other pars relating to the magazines, 1948-1990; arrangements regarding various festivals, 1936-1995; administrative and financial records relating to the camps at Llangrannog and Glanllyn, 1940-1995; printed material, 1932-1963; letters addressed to O. M. Edwards, 1910-1920; records relating to the Council, 1972-1991, and Cwmni'r Urdd, 1972-1989; records relating to staff members, 1975-1995; correspondence and literature relating to the Urdd National Eisteddfod, 1930-1965; papers relating to the Eisteddfod Maes, 1972-1985, Eisteddfod ceremonies, 1952-1982, theatre shows, 1981-1991, and competitions; and records relating to the organisation of individual National Eisteddfodau, 1946-1996.

Urdd Gobaith Cymru.

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