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Draft poetry

Drafts of poems by John Cowper Powys, published between 1896 and 1926; a heavily worked draft of an incomplete poem in two cantos, published in A Review of English Literature (January 1963); and drafts of over fifty poems, forty-one of which were ...

Felicia Dorothea Hemans papers

  • NLW MS 10959C.
  • File
  • [1811x1935]

A group of manuscript papers of Felicia Dorothea Hemans (née Browne), including eight holograph letters written (where indicated) from Bronwylfa, near St. Asaph, and from Milburn Tower, near Edinburgh, the correspondents including M[atthew] Nichol...

Hemans, Mrs., 1793-1835

Edward Thomas letters to Helen Thomas

Over one hundred letters, 1896-1900, from Edward Thomas to Helen Ashcroft Noble, whom he married on 20 June 1899. The letters contain mainly personal news and reflections, notably impressions of his life at Oxford and of visits to Wales; also incl...

Barddoniaith Hirlas

A composite volume almost entirely in the hand of Daniel Silvan Evans containing Welsh metrical translations of poetry by Felicia Dorothea Hemans, Helen Herbert (Aberaeron), Edward Verity (St David's College, Lampeter), Lord Byron, [Johann Wo...

Evans, D. Silvan (Daniel Silvan), 1818-1903

Commonplace book,

  • NLW MS 23524B.
  • File
  • 1828-1853

A volume issued, 1828, to the antiqury Angharad Llwyd, Tyn-y-rhyl, Flintshire, for the collection of subscriptions towards St David's Welsh Church, Liverpool, but utilised by her as a commonplace and autograph book. Verse and prose entries, 1...

Llwyd, Angharad

'Album Camilla'

A volume, 1800-1835, containing poems and quotations in English, French, German and Italian, and drawings in pencil, ink and watercolour, all in various hands, compiled for Camilla Blachford, apparently sister-in-law of the poet Mary Tighe, and di...

Blachford, Camilla

Felicia Dorothea Hemans papers

  • NLW MS 11066C
  • File
  • [1828x1831]

A holograph letter, 10 April ----, from Felicia [Dorothea] Hemans from Wavertree, to Samuel Parkes (returning the recipient's 'nice quiet Tragedies', the writer's holiday at Seacombe); and poetry by Mrs. Hemans, including manus...

Hemans, Mrs., 1793-1835

Arithmetical exercises, etc.

  • NLW MS 23135B
  • File
  • 1811-1830

A volume compiled, 1811-1830, by Thomas Llewellyn of the parishes of Cardigan and Ferwig, Cardiganshire, chiefly containing arithmetical exercises but also miscellaneous notes and memoranda in English and Welsh, perhaps partly composed by him and ...

Llewellyn, Thomas, of Cardigan and Ferwig

Brut Ieuan Brechfa; Brut Aberpergwm; triads, etc.

A composite volume containing miscellaneous historical and literary material in the hand of Edward Williams ('Iolo Morganwg'). Pp. 24-36 contain a transcript of a version of the medieval Welsh Chronicle of the Princes associated with the...

'Iolo Morganwg'.


Miscellaneous papers of Thomas Pennant, David Pennant, and David Pennant, junior. They include personalia, estate and parochial papers, 'The Account of David Pennant with the Poor of Whitford', 1798-1834, a note on Owen Glyn Dŵr, a price...

Thomas Pennant, David Pennant and David Pennant, junior.


A composite volume, the contents including: pp. 1-2, an English prose rendering of a 'cywydd' by Tudur Aled requesting a horse from the Abbot of Aber Conwy, the first line of the original being 'Gydag un a geidw Gwynedd . . .';...

William Owen-Pughe, 'Iolo Morganwg' and others.

Poetical works of Richard Llwyd,

The Poetical Works of Richard Llwyd, The Bard of Snowdon; comprising Beaumaris by and Other Poems: with a Portrait and Memoir of the Author. London: [1837]. There are a few marginal comments by John Williams (1833-72), Beaumaris (see note under 56...

Richard Llwyd and John Williams.


Miscellaneous poems in various hands including poems entitled 'A Christmas Chace 1777' (mention of Porkington and Llanarmon), 'The Cheshire Grand Jury's Address to Sir J[?oseph] J[?eky]ll' [chief justice of Chester, 1697- ...

Reverend Richard Howard and others.


Forty miscellaneous documents consisting of a record of an award of a gold medallion to the Reverend James Williams, Llanfairynghornwy, for his services in saving the crews of the 'Active' and the 'Sarah' off the Anglesey coast...

Commonplace book of John Lloyd Richards,

Two notebooks (pasted together) of the Reverend John Lloyd Richards (1790-1854), vicar of Llanwddyn containing 'Subjects for [weekly] themes given by Mr Ainger for 1821', '...[L]ines ... set up in a neat frame in the room at the Pav...

Memoirs of the author of Indian Antiquities, etc.,

A composite volume containing [Thomas Maurice:] Memoirs of the Author of Indian Antiquities ... Part I (2nd. ed.) (London, 1821) and Parts II-III (London, 1820, 1822). Preceding the text are two engraved portraits of Thomas Maurice (one published ...


A notebook partly in the hand of Mary Richards containing miscellaneous material e.g. Welsh and English verses, one series being by 'R[ichard] Richards Vicar Meifod', 1820; medical recipes; 'A List of Subscribers towards paying Rent...


Miscellaneous material including notes on legends associated with 'Llyn Barfog' and 'Llyn tri Graienyn' in Merioneth [in the hand of E. G. B. Phillimore]; 'Cân croesawiad i Edmund Buckley, esq., ar ei ddyfodiad iw oed, Mai...

Letters of Evan Evans ('Ieuan Glan Geirionydd'),

A volume containing forty-five holograph letters, 1820-30, mostly dated, on guards, with a few drafts and miscellaneous papers, from Evan Evans ('Ieuan Glan Geirionydd'; 1795-1855), writing at various times from Trefriw, Croesoswallt [Os...

Journal of William Davies, Ffrwd-fal,

A journal, 1 June 1832 (not 1831 as written in the top left of the first page) - July 1836, with a few additional entries to 1841, kept by the Reverend W[illia]m Davies, Independent minister and schoolmaster, better known as Dr William Davies (180...

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