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Poetry and letters,

Various poems, 1869-1902, including awdlau, pryddestau and englynion, submitted to Gwilym Cowlyd, many clearly intended for competitions at eisteddfodau, together with a small quantity of related letters addressed to him and press cuttings.

David Saunders

Two volumes of sermons, hymns, poems, and memoranda, written in 1827-1828 and 1835-1836 by David Saunders, Baptist minister, poet, and hymn-writer, with transcripts by him of a few poems by other writers.

Saunders, David, 1769-1840

Barddoniaeth 'Ioan Madog'

  • NLW MSS 6766B, 6767-6768C, 6769B
  • File
  • [1832x1878]

Poems by John Williams ('Ioan Madog'), Portmadoc.

Ioan Madog, 1812-1878

Gwaith Talhaiarn

Copies of Gwaith Talhaiarn, Vols I and II, with a portrait of 'Talhaiarn' and a poem by him inserted in each volume. Vol. II is a copy presented by him to his sister, Mrs J. D. Jones.

Gwaith 'Athan Fardd',

  • NLW MSS 3623C, 3624B, 3625-3626C, 3627E, 3628B.
  • File
  • [1860x1899] /
  • Part of Lleufer Thomas MSS,

Original poetry, essays, etc. by John A[thanasius] Jones ('Athan Fardd'), many of them written for 'eisteddfodau' in Wales and America, together with a biographical and bibliographical note on the author by Daniel Lleufer Thomas.

John Athanasius Jones and Daniel Lleufer Thomas.

Llyfr nodiadau,

Notebook, 1971-9, in Welsh and English, comprising poetry by Kate Davies and other local country poets, including her uncle Thomas Jacob Thomas ('Sarnicol', 1873-1945), together with penillion calennig and penillion telyn, puzzles and proverbs, and references to folk customs and local traditions. Related papers, found loose inside the volume, have been filed separately (MS 23117iiD).

Kate Davies.

Barddoniaeth,

Miscellaneous poetry mainly by Trebor Aled, many of which were submitted for competition at 'eisteddfodau'.

Trebor Aled.

Detholion o gerddi,

  • NLW MSS 16670-1A.
  • file
  • [1862x1891] /

Detholion o gerddi gan ac yn llaw Hugh Jones ('Huw Myfyr') a John Evans ('Isfryn'). Cyhoeddwyd nifer o'r cerddi yng nghyfnodolion y cyfnod (nodir y manylion yn y gyfrol). = Anthologies of autograph poetry by Hugh Jones ('Huw Myfyr') and John Evans ('Isfryn'). Many of the poems were published in the periodicals of the day (details noted in volume).
16670A: Mae rhai o'r cerddi'n dwyn ôl adolygu a dyddir rhai o'r cerddi. 16671A: Dyddir ambell i gerdd. Ceir englyn i 'Isfryn' gan 'Pedrogwyson' (y Parchedig John Owen Williams, Madryn) ar f. i verso. Hefyd yn y gyfrol ceir toriadau o wahanol gyfnodolion, gan gynnwys llythyr i'r Faner oddi wrth 'Isfryn' parthed Ann Griffiths (ff. 11-12), a thoriadau yn dwyn ysgrifau marwolaeth 'Isfryn' (ff. 21 verso-22 verso). = 16670A: Some of the poems show signs of editing and some are dated. 16671A: Some poems are dated. There is an englyn to 'Isfryn' by 'Pedrogwyson' (the Reverend John Owen Williams, Madryn) on f. i verso. Also included in the volume are press cuttings from Welsh periodicals, including a letter relating to Ann Griffiths sent to Y Faner by 'Isfryn' (ff. 11-12), and press cuttings containing obituary notices of 'Isfryn' (ff. 21 verso-22 verso).

Hugh Jones ('Huw Myfyr') & John Evans ('Isfryn').

Barddoniaeth,

  • NLW MSS 12855-12856A.
  • File
  • [19 cent., second ½] /

Two note-books containing miscellaneous Welsh verse including poems by John Williams ('Ioan ap Griffith') of Rhiwbryfdir [Blaenau Ffestiniog] (second half nineteenth cent.), and one English poem by the said John Williams.

John Williams.

Materials relating to Carmarthen,

Two volumes of transcripts, etc., lettered on the spine 'Collectanea concerning Caermarthen . . . Alcwyn C. Evans, Caermarthen'. In addition the fly-leaf of the first volume is inscribed 'Collectanea relating to the Town and County of Caermarthen'. The contents include a printed copy of Cartularium S. Johannis Bapt. [recte S. John the Evangelist] de Caermarthen . . . (Cheltenham, 1865), together with a transcript, an English translation, notes, references, a list of priors, and indexes compiled by the scribe in 1869 [see Peniarth MS 401 and NLW MS 12376C]; inscriptions and epitaphs in the churches and churchyards of Llanelly, Penbre, Kidwely, St. Ishmael, Llanstephan, Cilycwm, Mothvey, Mydrim, Llanvihangel, Llanginning, Llandevaelog, Llanvihangel Aberbythich, Llanvynnydd, Llanfair ar y bryn, Llanarthney, Cowbridge, Llanbleiddian in Llantrissaint, Llanfihangel (Y Pont Fon), Llandochai, St. Hilary, and the Irish Franciscans' Church in the Convent of Isidore at Rome, together with a few plans and armorial bearings, the latter both emblazoned and in trick; reminiscences of 'old' David Rees, clerk of St. Peter's Church, Carmarthen (a list of public houses in the borough in 1798, a grinding mill in Blue Street, the imprisonment of the French on 26 February 1797, the pillorying of Thomas Evans ('Twm Penpistyll') ['Tomos Glyn Cothi'] four times in one year for treason, the visit of Lord Nelson, etc.); annotated transcripts of 'cywyddau', etc., by Hopkin ap Thomas ap Eineon, Ieuan Deulwyn, William ap Ieuan hen, and Lewis Glyn Cothi; archaeological and historical notes, from Archaeologia Cambrensis, 1852-1859, on Castell Carreg Cennen, Cwrt Bryn y Beirdd, 'Llyn fan. The Caermarthenshire Van pool and its fairies', Kidwelly Castle, Kidwelly Church, and the boundaries of Carmarthenshire; abstracts of grants of the manor of Emlyn otherwise Emlyon, co. Carmarthen, 1611-1614; transcripts of an instrument of sequestration of the fruits of the parish church of St. Peter's, Carmarthen, 1705, and of the presentation of Richard Prichard, M.A., to the benefice, 1709; 'Hanes Mynachlog Talyllychau. The History of Talley Monastery' by David Howell ('Llawdden'), with an English translation by Edwd. Davies, classical tutor in Brecon Independent College; an annotated transcript of a letter from John Vaughan, 2nd viscount Lisburne, from Crosswood, to Thomas Pryse, M.P., at Gogerddan, 1739 (the writer's misfortune at Llannidloes, observations on the inhabitants of Cardigan and a wish for the recipient's success); a transcript of 'Valoi Benefic' in Wallia' from Harleian MS 128; 'An Inventory of the White or Grey Friars at Caermarthen' [1534] transcribed from public records; a transcript of 'The Roll of Fealty and Presentments in Caermarthenshire on the accession of Edward the Black Prince to his Principality of Wales', 1343; a biographical note on Sir Stephen Bawcen ( ob. 1257); 'cywyddau' and 'awdlau' by David ap Edmund and Lewis Glyn Cothi, with annotations; accounts of the Caermarthen Literary and Scientific Institution from its foundation in 1841 to 1863; lists of officials (chancellors, precentors, treasurers, and archdeacons) of the diocese of St. Davids from the twelfth to the nineteenth century; 'Chwedyl o Rhydychain'; a parchment missive in Norman-French, 1356, from John Laurens, mayor of Caermarthen, to the people of Barnstaple, 'expressing Reciprocal Professions of Good Will' (endorsed 'Agreement . . . to have access to each other's Fairs without Toll'), together with an English translation; epitaphs in the church and churchyard of St. Peter's, Carmarthen; poetry, partly extracted from Rhys Jones: Gorchestion Beirdd Cymru (Amwythig, 1773), by Aneurin, Taliesin, Risiart ap Rys ('o Langarfan'), Llywarch Hen, Bardd Glas o'r Gadair, Rhys Goch (Tir Iarll), and Rhys Goch o Eryri; two English translations, one being by Lady Flora Hastings, of poems by [Johann Christoph Friedrich von] Schiller; a bill from John Jones, Carmarthen, for engraving the inscription (enclosed) on a brass plate put in the foundation stone of St. Paul's Church, Carmarthen, and the inscription on a silver trowel used by Thomas Burgess, bishop of St. Davids, in laying the first stone, 1824, with annotations by the scribe; extracts from Cambrian Register and Archaeologia Cambrensis, etc. ('What 'Dyved' was', 'The Caio Gold Mines', 'The Rebellion. Temp. Oliver Cromwell', translations of poetry by Lewis Glyn Cothi, Gogofau, Owen Glyndwr's progress in South Wales in 1403, a description of Allt Cynedda, 'Eisteddfodau: Temp. Henry IV', 'On Carn Goch in Caermarthenshire', 'The Dolau Cothy Stones', etc.); a 'cywydd' by Gruffydd Llwyd ap Dafydd ap Eineon Lygliw, with an English translation and annotations; extracts relating to the tale of Merlin; a list of festivals of Welsh saints; a 'cywydd' by William Egwad ('o'r Ynyswen'); a history of Dryslwyn Castle; an English translation of the charter granted to the burgesses of Llaugharne by Sir Guy de Bryan, circa 1300; 'A Sketch of the Life of Revd. John Evans [Unitarian minister at Evesham and Carmarthen], written by his nephew'; extracts from public records relating to Carmarthenshire; a list of parliamentary representatives for the county and for the county borough of Carmarthen, with dates and biographical details, for the period 1536- 1895 (continued)

Printed abstracts and manuscript transcripts of fourteen charters of the borough of Cardiff, 1338-1687, and transcripts of cases and opinions of John Richardson, Middle Temple, 1818, Henry Al(s)worth Merewether, Chancery Lane, 1824-1825, etc., relating to the appointment of constables and capital burgesses, exemption from corporation tolls, etc.; a grant of the lordship of Kidwellie to John Vaughan, 1st earl of Carbery, and Richard, lord Vaughan, his son and heir apparent, 1630; transcripts and translated abstracts of the parish registers of Trelech a'r Bettws, 1663-1837; abstracts of pre-1600 probate records preserved in the St. Davids Diocesan Registry, Carmarthen, with a list of testators recorded in each bundle and an index of places; material towards a history of the families of Vaughan and Lake, in the form of annotated transcripts and abstracts of probate records, compiled pedigrees, extracts from the parish registers of Llandevaelog, 1695-1780, Llanfihangel Aberbythich, 1704-1774, Llanarthney, 1729, St. Peter's, Carmarthen, 1704-1806, Llandybie, 1702-1781, Llangunnor, 1728-1779, and Llangendeirn, 1739-1779, similar epitaphs from the parish churches of Llangunnor and Llandevaelog, and records of the services of Captain Harry Vaughan, R.N., Carmarthen, and of his brother-in- law Captain James Katon, R.N.; material relating to the families of Bloome (Blome) and Copner, in the form of annotated transcripts and abstracts of probate records, compiled pedigrees, and extracts from the parish registers of Abergwili, 1723-1767, St. Peter's, Carmarthen, 1675/6-1756, and Llanvynydd, 1692-1782; a transcript of the will of Walter Rees of Water Street, parish of St. Peter, co. of the borough of Carmarthen, 1824; pedigrees based on probate records of the family of Thomas of Trelech a'r Bettws, Mydrim, Llangeler, etc. (among them being Samuel Thomas, Principal of Carmarthen Presbyterian College); a transcript of the will of William Davies late of Carmarthen but now of Five Fields Row, parish of Saint George, Hanover Square, co. Middlesex, 1788, providing for the establishment of a free school at Trelech a'r Bettws; an account of the action of the King v. General Thomas Picton in the Court of King's Bench, 1806-1808, on a charge of putting Louisa Calderon to torture in the island of Trinidad; pedigrees based on probate records of the family of Philips (Phillipps, Philipps, etc.) of Marthri [sic], co. Pembroke, Cwmgwili, Llandissilio, Laugharne, Llanarthney, Henllan Amgoed, etc.; the names of the clergy evicted from churches in co. Carmarthen by virtue of the Act of Uniformity of 1662, extracted from Edmund Calamy: The Nonconformist's Memorial (London, 1775); annotated selections, 1662-1683, taken in August 1890, from an 'old MSS Book, parchment bound, in Caermarthen Registry' [i. e., a register of St. Davids Chapter acts and leases now designated SD Ch/B 19 in the Church in Wales Collection in the National Library of Wales]; abstracts of miscellaneous probate records in the Diocesan Registry, Carmarthen, among them being the records of the family of Middleton of Pwllcrochan, co. Pembroke, etc.; 'Notes made in a search for the ancestry of Horatio Davis, of Boston, Mass., U.S.', including abstracts of Bristol and St. Davids probate records, and extracts from the parish register of Tickenham, co. Somerset, 1540-1674; poetry by John Blackwell ['Alun'] ('o Wyddgrug'), [Thomas Evans] 'Tho[ma]s Glyn Cothi', David ap Ieuan ap Rhydderch (i.e., David Davies, Castell Hywel), Siams Dafydd ('Iago ab Dewi'), 'Gwilym Tew Glan Taf', Edw. Williams ('Iolo Morganwg'), Henry Thomas ('Don Glantowy') (a poem entitled 'Bryn Grongaer' written without a single apostrophe), and the Reverend John Evans, Coed (1808-1819); lists of freeholders and of land- and householders sworn at Carmarthen, 1764; a description of 'Caermarthen Civic Emblems'; 'Old Welsh Phrases. Collected by Mr. Lloyd Morgan, of Llanidloes', almost entirely taken from William Owen [-Pughe]: A Dictionary of the Welsh Language, vol. I (London, 1803); a transcript of George Owen's Brief Account of Wales; etc. There is a list of contents of the first volume and an alphabetical index to the second volume. Inserted as a frontispiece to the first volume is an etched view of the quay and town of Carmarthen, 1868, by D. Jones, and to the second volume an engraving of the bridge and town, and in the text there are a number of pen-and-ink illustrations.

Alcwyn C. Evans.

Scrap books

Two scrap books of manuscript and printed material and press cuttings. The manuscript material consists of holograph 'englynion' entitled 'Pennillion i anerch yr Arglwyddes Hall: (sef Gwenynen Gwent)' by John Jones ('Tegid'), 1838; a transcript of an 'Epitaph. On the grave of "John", a Parish Clerk near Newbridge Glamorganshire' by Edward Williams ('Iolo Morganwg'); 'englynion' by John Davies ('Brychan'), Thomas Williams ('Gwilym Morganwg'), John William Thomas ('Arvonwyson'), Morgan Llewelyn, William Thomas ('Gwilym Teilo'), Rees Lewis, John L. Thomas ('Ieuan Ddu'), 'Gwilym Ddu Glan Cynon', Edward Williams ('Iolo Mynwy'), William Ellis Jones ('Cawrdaf'), William Williams ('Carw Coch'), Jonathan Reynolds ('Nathan Dyfed'), Robert Parry ('Robyn Ddu [Eryri]'), D[avid] Charles ('Sierlyn Tegid'), Trevecca, George Hwel [sic] ('Celer'), rector of Llangattock Crickhowell, William Thomas ('Islwyn'), and Jno. Jones ('Watcyn Fardd'), Llanerfyl; holograph letters to 'Caradawc y Fenni' from 'Cambrina', Newport [co. Monmouth], 1839 (requesting information about the 'Hirlas Horn', enclosing verses in praise of the recipient), William Thomas ('Gwilym Mai'), Carmarthen, 1848-1853 (poetry by the recipient, a request for Welsh flannel plaids, the distribution of Carmarthen eisteddfod compositions), John Jayne, Bayley [sic], 1863 (a school Exhibition for the writer's son), W. Hicks Owen ('Owain ap Bradwen'), Rhyllon, St. Asaph, 1862 (enclosing a portrait, etc., of Mrs. Hemans), Rowland Williams ('Hwfa Môn'), Bethesda, 1862 (2) (enclosing a portrait of the writer), Sarah Edith Wynne ('Eos Cymru'), undated (enclosing a portrait of the writer), and P. D. Phillip, Brynmawr, 1862 (enclosing two printed items for the recipient's album); an obituary of John Jones ('Tegid') by Alfred T. Hughes, with lines by 'Gwilym Mai'; a holograph letter from John Jones ('Tegid') (in the third person) to Col. [Charles Kemeys Kemeys Tynte] 1848 (requesting permission to recite stanzas); 'englynion' entitled 'Anerchiad i Gymreigyddion y Fenni', 1852, by 'Gwilym Mai'; a notice to Lewis Bevan [father of 'Caradawc y Fenni'] to serve in the Militia for co. Brecknock, 1807, and a certificate of the balloting of Thomas Bevan, shopkeeper, of the parish of Llanelly, co. Brecknock, into the Regular Militia of the county, 1826; and franks of John Jones ('Talhaiarn'), W. Downing Evans ('Leon'), Brinley Richards, William Jones ('Gwrgant'), Ebenezer Thomas ('Eben Fardd'), David Morgan ('Mynyddawc'), [Richard William Payne] Davies, Court-y-gollen, Crickhowell, archdeacon of Brecon, Joseph Hughes ('Carn Ingli'), William Ellis Jones ('Cawrdaf'), Charles Smith, Droitwich, Geo. Howell, rector of Llangattock Crickhowell, D. James, Pant-teg, Thomas G. Jones ('Tafalaw'), Morris Williams ('Nicander'), David Charles, Trevecca, Lewis Thomas, London, Eliza Hughes, London, Jno. Jayne, Jonathan Reynolds ('Nathan Dyfed'), Thos. Kerslake, bookseller, Bristol, Rowland Williams ('Hwfa Môn'), W. Morris ('Gwilym Tawe'), Swansea, Philip D. Phillips [sic], Brynmawr, William Williams ('Caledfryn'), Ellis Roberts, harpist, London, Edw. Williams (son of 'Taliesin ab Iolo Morganwg'), Jno. Thomas ('Ieuan Glantawe'), Llanelly, Edward Williams ('Iolo Mynwy') (from Pennsylvania, U. S.A.), [Jane Davies] daughter of 'Gwallter Mechain', etc. The printed items include a prospectus of a collection of Prize Poems and Essays of the Beaumaris Eisteddfodau and North Wales Literary Society, to be edited by W. Jones, London; a prospectus of J. A. Simons: Meddlings with the Muse, 1840, together with a manuscript list of subscribers; Anerchiad at Genedl yr Hen Gymry. (Oddiwrth Cymreigyddion [sic] Caerludd), 1832; a theatre bill of the Theatre, Abergavenny, 1838; Extract from the Merthyr Guardian . . . November 11, 1837, relating to the commission of the peace of John Frost [Chartist leader]; a programme of the third anniversary of Abergavenny Cymreigyddion Society, 1836; a circular letter by Thomas Bevan ('Caradawc') to 'Cymreigyddion y Fenni', 1840; Can, o Glod J.J. Guest, Yswain, Cynyrchiolwr [sic] Merthyr, a'i hamgylchoedd yn y Senedd, by William Davies ('[Gwilym] Grawerth'), 1835; Pigionach o Benillion Ymadawol a adroddwyd gan Eiddil Ifor, yn Nghyfrinfa'r Iforiaid Caredig, 1844; verses entitled Brenin y Canibalyddion by 'Talhaiarn'; Can Newydd yn dangos Ardderchogrwydd yr Ysgol Sabbothol by D. Evans, Pontypridd, with the music score; verses entitled Y Sabboth by I. J.; verses entitled The Feelings of the Heart, written on the death of General Sir W. Nott, G.C.B. January 1st, 1845, and General Nott. Verses written on the Arrival of General Nott at Carmarthen, Sept. 11th 1844 and Lines written on the emphatic Words of General Nott, when meeting his friends at Carmarthen . . . by W. Thomas ('Gwilym Mai'); Can o Glod i Mr. John Jones, Am ei nodweddiad rhinweddol - a'i fedrusrwydd cywreingamp - fel Peirianydd, ac Arolygwr Gwaith Haiarn Cwmbran, Swydd Fynwy by Edward Williams ('Iolo Mynwy'); Lines occasioned by the interment of the Reverend Timothy Thomas, of Islington . . .1827 by Stephen Davis, Clonmel; verses entitled Y Cymreigyddion by 'Cyfaill i'r Cymreigyddion' [John Davies, 'Brychan', Tredegar]; Statement of Account of the Caradawc Benefit Society . . . Llanwenarth . . ., 1859-1860; Galar-gan er coffadwriaeth am y diweddar Mr. Abel Lewis, Taliedydd, (Cashier,) Pen y-darran, 1845, by 'Galarwr' (J. Edwards, 'Meiriadog'); John Michael, Treasurer, in Account with the Abergavenny Cymreigyddion Society, 1836-1837; Ode on the Death of His Royal Highness Prince Albert by W. Downing Evans, Newport, co. Monmouth, 1861; verses entitled Hanes Ffair y Waun by 'Gwilym Grawerth'; a proof programme and a broadsheet of subjects and prizes of the Swansea National Eisteddfod, 1863; broadsheets announcing a National Token from South Wales to [Alexandra] Princess of Wales, together with a list of subscriptions and a receipt, 1863, from the Treasurer [Augusta Hall] Lady Llanover to 'Caradawc y Fenni' for his subscription; verses entitled A Christmas Piece by William Jones, Abergavenny, 1862; Anthem, composed in celebration of the marriage of the Prince of Wales and the Princess Alexandra by the Reverend William Pollock, M.A., vicar of Bowdon, 1863; verses entitled Y Chwech Englyn Buddygol i Arglwyddes Llanover (Gwenynen Gwent,) yn cynnwys diolch am ei nhawdd i Gymdeithas Lenyddol Gwenynen Gwent, Brynmawr and Tri Hir a Thoddaid i John Jayne, Ysw., Pantybailiau House, am ei Haeolrydedd yn rhoddi £20 tuag at gynorthwyo Tlodion Llanelli, pan safodd y Gweithfeydd y lle uchod yn 1861, both by John Thomas ('Ifor Cwm Gwys'); and H. Hughes ('Tegai'): Pregeth Angladdol David Williams, Ysw. (Alaw Goch ,) Miskin, gynt o Ynys Cynon, Aberdare (Caernarfon [1863]). The press cuttings are taken from a variety of local and national newspapers, e.g., Monmouthshire Merlin, Merthyr Guardian, Hereford Times, Seren Cymru, Seren Gomer, Illustrated Times, Morning Post, The Times, The Observer, etc., and items of Welsh interest include accounts of coronation festivities at Abergavenny, 1831, and of the loss of the 'Rothsay Castle', 1831; a list of literary and musical competitions arranged by 'Cymreigyddion yr Alarch', Merthyr Tydfil, undated; accounts of the opening of the Crumlin Viaduct, 1857, of the destruction of the South Wales Railway bridge over the river Usk at Newport, 1848, and of the colliery explosion at Risca, 1860; and a mass of poetry by contemporary local bards. NLW MS 12355F contains two engraved portraits of the Reverend Francis Hiley, Llanwenarth, and at the end of the same manuscript are some additional press cuttings mounted by Lady H. A. Robinson, relating largely to the death of King Edward VII. The outside upper covers are labelled respectively 'Caradawc's Scrap Book No. 1' and 'Caradawc's Scrap Book No. 2'.

Barddoniaeth 'Tafolog',

  • NLW MSS 12279-12281A.
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  • 1862-1871 /

Dyddiadur yr Annibynwyr, 1862, 1868, 1871, with entries of poetry in strict and free metres, and some memoranda, by Richard Davies ('Tafolog').

Tafolog, 1830-1904

Commonplace books,

  • NLW MSS 12083-12084B.
  • File
  • 1824-1831 /

Two composite commonplace books of Edward Jones, Cyrchynan-uchaf, Llanarmon Dyffryn Ceiriog, 1824-1831, containing lists of preachers' texts, farming accounts and memoranda, overseers' accounts, sheep ear-marks, a ' carol plygain' (1830) by R. Williams and other verses in free metres, equivalent Welsh and English words and expressions, etc.

Jones, Edward, Llanarmon Dyffryn Ceiriog

Gwaith 'Ioan Trithyd',

  • NLW MSS 11732E-11733D.
  • File
  • [1850x1930] /

Albums of press cuttings (from the Central Glamorgan Gazette, Chronicle for South and Mid-Glamorgan, Barry Herald, etc.) compiled by 'Ioan Trithyd'. They consist largely of the compiler's own press contributions, in the form of poetry of local interest, 'Llith yr Hen Bacman', 'Llith Wmffra Llwyd', 'Ymweliad a Llanwrtyd', 'Hanes Llantrithyd ...', etc.

Morgan, John, 1830-1930

Barddoniaeth Gwilym Morgan,

  • NLW MSS 11064B-11065E
  • File
  • 1893-1936 /

A scrapbook, compiled by J. W. Jones, Blaenau Ffestiniog, and unbound leaves containing holographs, transcripts, and press cuttings of poetry in free and strict metres, 1893-1903 and 1918?, by William (Gwilym) Morgan, quarryman, of Blaenau Ffestiniog, together with adjudications by [Sir] J[ohn] Morris Jones (press cuttings), [Howell Elvet Lewis] ('Elfed') (transcript), etc. MS. 11064 also contains testimonials, 1901, to William Morgan and Mrs Morgan from Robert Roberts, J. P., surgeon, Blaenau Ffestiniog, the Reverend W[illiam] P[ari] Hughes, Dolgellau, and Wm. Davies, Junior, Managing Partner, The Diphwys Casson Slate Quarries Company, Blaenau Ffestiniog, the first (and presumably the other two) in support of their candidature for the posts of master and matron of Pwllheli Workhouse; and a holograph letter, 1936, from [Humphrey Jones] ('Bryfdir'), Rhiwbryfdir, to [J. W. Jones], enclosing copies of 'in memoriam' verses to Gwilym Morgan. Included in MS. 11065 is a holograph letter, 1899, from Robert Roberts, Blaenau Ffestiniog, to Gwilym Morgan, with observations on 'englynion' in English by the recipient.

Jones, J. W

Barddoniaeth

Poems entitled 'Doethineb Duw', 'Yr Adgyfodiad', 'Adgyfodiad Crist', and 'Marwnad yr Arglwyddes Emma Pennant'.

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