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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.

Miscellanea

Miscellaneous papers from the manuscripts of W. J. Roberts (Gwilym Cowlyd), including a bardic letter from a person accused of sleeping during divine service addressed to Evan Evans ('Ieuan Glan Geirionydd'); correspondence - from John Roberts (valuation of Tyddyn Willim, 1871), Evan Evans, Llanasa (old books), W. J. Roberts to Thomas Blackwall (water supply for Llanrwst); poetry and drafts by W. J. Roberts and others - 'Cerdd Folawd i John Blackwall', 'Desgrifgan o'r "Diwrnod Gosod" yn y Chwarelau', 'Colli Paradwys', 'Chwe Phenill i'r Athraw', 'Mae gwlad fy nghyndadau'n rhy fechan i'w phlant', etc.; a note by 'Brysiog Machno' on the death of Rees Hughes, Penmachno; 'englynion' - 'i'r Corn Bwyd', 'Anerchiad i arwest . . . 1880', 'ar gadeiriad Gwilym Cowlyd' ('Elfyn', 1880), 'Dull y Sarph o dwyllo', etc.; a note on the boundaries of 'Cadair Powys'; an address from the Llanrwst Good Templars to Griffith Owen; draft programmes for 'Arwest Farddawl Glan Geirionydd'; printed matter-programmes of a Llanrwst competitive meeting, 1859, Eglwysbach eisteddfod, 1862, Llanbedr competitive meeting, 1871, and of 'Arwest Farddonol Glan Geirionydd', 1885, pamphlets concerning a controversy over the formation of a School Board in Llanrwst, 1871, an invitation to the first 'Arwest Farddonol (Pic Nic)' on the shores of Llyn Geirionydd, 1863, a list of 'The Honourable Primary elders of the Institutional Order of Bards of Gair Ionydd, Wales, Appointed Efficients for Coronation' (?1902), a poem on the marriage of John Ernest Greaves, Ffestiniog, and Miss Rugby, 1875, and an 'In Memoriam' leaflet for the burial of Robert Williams ('Trebor Mai'), 1877.

Gwilym Cowlyd, 1828-1904

Yspryt Gwidw a'r Saith Pechawd,

A transcript of the texts of 'Yspryt Gwidw', 'Y Saith Pechawd Marwawl', 'Saith Rinwedd yr Eglwys', and 'Saith Weithret y Drugaredd'; and a transcript, by W. J. Roberts ('Gwilym Cowlyd'), of the list of Welsh commotes written by Perys Mostyn in Cwrt Mawr MS 2.

Gwilym Cowlyd, 1828-1904

Gwaith 'Gwilym Cowlyd'

'Awdl ar "Mynyddoedd Eryri" ar "Y Pedwar mesur arhugain cerdd dafod" dosbarth Gwynedd' by W. J. Roberts, and a booklet of 'englynion' and poems on local events circa 1859.

Gwilym Cowlyd, 1828-1904

Ysgriflyfr Perys Mostyn

An incomplete transcript by W. J. Roberts (Gwilym Cowlyd) of a miscellany of prose and verse written by Perys ap Rychart ap Howell ap Ivan Vychan of Talacre in 1543 (Cwrt Mawr MS 2).

Gwilym Cowlyd, 1828-1904

Llythyrau Gwilym Cowlyd

Drafts and copies of letters, 1854-1910, by W. J. Roberts (Gwilym Cowlyd), relating mainly to his claims for the Gorsedd held on the banks of Llyn Geirionydd.

Gwilym Cowlyd, 1828-1904

Gwaith 'Ieuan Glan Geirionydd'

A collection by W. J. Roberts of the poetical works of Evan Evans (Ieuan Glan Geirionydd) entitled 'Gemau Glan Geirionydd' (changed to 'Y Geirionydd'; c.f. the printed edition Geirionydd as edited by W. J. Roberts). A table of the poems gives the date of composition of the principal items. The book was later used by W. J. Roberts to record his own compositions: an ode, with translation, being an address of welcome to Earl Carrington and family to Gwydir, 1896; 'Hir a Thoddeidiau' - 'Talhaiarn', 'marwolaeth Eben Fardd', 'Llywyddion Eisteddfod Caernarfon', 1862, 'Y Cae Gwenith', 'Ŷf-golofn Conway Rowley'; 'caneuon' - 'Pont Dolgarrog', 'Caneuon Serch', 'Days Gone by', 'Verses dedicated to --- Miss', 'Gwywiad fy Rhosyn', and 'One Pound and one shilling'; and 'englynion' - 'I'r Mochyn', 'I David Williams ('Alaw Goch')', 'Rhyl fel Ymdrochle', and 'I Weinidog yr Efengyl'.

Gwilym Cowlyd, 1828-1904

Gwaith 'Gwilym Cowlyd'

Five notebooks containing copies and drafts of odes by W. J. Roberts - 'Ieuengctyd', 1877, 'Awdl Goffadwriaeth David James ('Dewi o Ddyfed')', 1878, 'Pulpud Cymru', and 'Y Meddwl'.

Gwilym Cowlyd, 1828-1904

Gwaith 'Gwilym Cowlyd'

'Rhiangerdd "Anne Thomas o'r Creuddyn"', written by W. J. Roberts for competition at the Llanrwst eisteddfod, August 1878; 'englynion': 'Bore Niwlog - yr 16eg o Ebrill, 1896'; and 'englynion' addressed to Bethesda quarrymen.

Gwilym Cowlyd, 1828-1904

Gwaith 'Gwilym Cowlyd'

Drafts of an ode on 'Mynyddoedd Eryri' by W. J. Roberts, and a transcript of 'Cerdd i ofyn bwyall' (Ellis Roberts y cowper).

Gwilym Cowlyd, 1828-1904

Amrywiaeth gan 'Wilym Cowlyd'

Miscellanea by W. J. Roberts ('Gwilym Cowlyd') - notes on Welsh books, literary figures, the 'chart of Queen Elizabeth for holding the Caerwys Eisteddfod, 1568', 'Achau teulu Pentref y Foelas', extracts from a Welsh pedigree book by Owen Gruffydd in the possession of Owen Jones ('Meudwy Mon') (Wynnstay MS 6), a note of reservation of a right to the Glan Geirionydd Bardic Union to hold Gorsedd Meetings at the Taliesin monument in Glan Geirionydd, 1895; and a transcript of a book of medical recipes.

Gwilym Cowlyd, 1828-1904

'Gwaith Gwilym Cowlyd'

A volume of poems and notes by W. J. Roberts (Gwilym Cowlyd), entitled 'Lloches Cymhlithigion neu gyfansoddiadau llenyddol a barddonol, y rhai a ysgrifenwyd gan mwyaf ar ol Dydd Calan, 1856 (a rhai pethau blaenorol) gan Gwilym Cowlyd neu William J. Roberts, Tyddyn Willim yn Nghwm Cau-lwyd, Trefriw'; with press cuttings, and transcripts by W. J. Roberts, of poems by Llewelyn Edwards (Llewelyn Twrog), John Wynne ('Gwynfardd Hiraethlyn'), Ellis Roberts y Cowper, Robert Jones, Bryn Moel, Dolwyddelan, Evan Evans, potter, Llanrwst, and Griffith Jones, Bryn Moel.

Gwilym Cowlyd, 1828-1904

'Cyfysgrifiad o hen ysgriflyfr barddonol',

A transcript by W. J. Roberts from a manuscript which he found among the papers of David Jones of Trevriw ('Dafydd Sion Dafydd') and which he sold to E. G. B. Phillimore (i.e. NLW MS 255A); and transcripts of 'englynion o wneuthuriad Ellis ab Ellis o blwyf Trillo yn Sir Feirionydd' and of a portion of the Interlude of 'Deifus a Lazarus'.

Gwilym Cowlyd, 1828-1904

Eisteddfodau Llanrwst,

Miscellaneous poems by W. J. Roberts (Gwilym Cowlyd), and others, mainly connected with 'Arwest Glan Geirionydd', adjudications by Gaerwenydd Pritchard; a fragment of a letter by (?) William Jones, Llangadfan; 'Cerdd: Dammeg y Winllan'; 'Cywydd Boddlonrwydd' by (?) Evan ap Richard, and 'Awdl Boddlonrwydd' by [John Roberts] Sion Lleyn; a copy of Thomas Edward's elegy upon the death of William Elias, 1789; and a declaration concerning Llanrwst Eisteddfod, 1880.

Gwilym Cowlyd, 1828-1904

Y Llyfr Cyntaf o Lwyn y Gell,

Transcripts of Welsh poetry by Owen Williams, Waunfawr, 1859, including poems by Ieuan Tew Hynaf, Siôn Brwynog, Dafydd ab Ieuan ab Owain, Cadwaladr Cesail o'r Gesail Gyfarch, Dafydd Nanmor, Dafydd ab Edmwnd, William Llŷn, Rhys Cain, Simwnt Fychan, Iolo Goch, Robin Ddu, Ieuan Môn, Guto'r Glyn, Ieuan ap Madog ab Dafydd, Gruffydd Llwyd, Lewys Daron, Syr John [Siôn] Leiaf, Hugh Pennant, Rhys Nanmor, Siôn Dafydd Penllyn, Syr Dafydd Owain, Gruffydd ab Ieuan ab Llywelyn Fychan, Hywel Cilan, Siôn Tudur, Lewys Môn, Hywel Gethin, Ieuan ap Gruffudd Leiaf, Watcyn ap Rhisiart, Hywel ap Rheinallt, Mathew Bromfield, Watcyn Clywedog and Adda Fras; with a note of the sources of 'Llyfr Mr. Lloyd Ffestiniog' then (1859) in the possession of David Williams, solicitor, Bron Eryri.

Owain Gwyrfai.

Llyfr Dafydd Ellis,

A fragment of a manuscript written by David Ellis, Criccieth, containing a 'cywydd' which he addressed to Rhys Jones o'r Blaenau; 'carolau' on 'Charity Meistres', 'Mawl Merch', 'Gwel'r Adeilad', and 'King's ffarwel'; a 'cywydd' to 'Dafydd Siôn'; a fragment of a bardic grammar; 'marwnadau' - Robert Davies, Llannerch, Lewis Morris (Evan Evans, 'Ieuan Brydydd Hir'), 'rhyw delyniwr' (Simwnt Fychan), and Siôn Rhydderch (incomplete).

Ellis, David, 1736-1795

Llyfr Peter Bailey Williams,

A book into which Peter Bailey Williams of Llanrug copied Welsh poetry between 1799 and 1834. It contains 'englynion' by Thomas Anwyl, William Burkinshaw, Cadwaladr Cesail, Syr Rhys Cadwaladr, William Cynwal, Morus Dwyfech, Griffith Edwards [?'Gutyn Padarn'], Rowland Fychan, William Llŷn, Huw Morys, Richard [Rhisiart] Phylip, William Phylip, Edmwnd Prys, Dafydd Thomas, Morgan ap Rhys, Dafydd Llwyd o'r Henblas, Hywel ap Rheinallt, Huw ab Ifan, and others, and 'cywyddau' by Mathew Bromfield, Dafydd ap Maredudd ap Tudur, Dafydd Llwyd ab Llywelyn ap Gruffydd, Guto'r Glyn, Gruffydd Bodwrda, Hywel Dafi, Ieuan Deulwyn, John Griffith, Llanddyfnan, Llawdden, Owain ap Llywelyn Moel, Rhisiart Cynwal, Richard Hughes, Sypyn Cyfeiliog, Tudur Penllyn, and Griffith Williams ('Guttyn Peris'); a large collection of 'penillion telyn'; and a few charms and recipes.

Williams, P. B. (Peter Bailey), 1763-1836

Llyfr Peter Bailey Williams,

Notes and transcripts by Peter Bailey Williams, including notes of inscriptions in Caernarvonshire and Anglesey churches; transcripts of letters, 1794, from Abraham Williams, Philadelphia, to Griffith Williams, Pentir; notes on Bardsey; a draft 'translation of Rhys ap Rhiccard's voyage to Bardsey, and other 'cywyddau'; letters describing an itinerary through Lleyn by Evan Richard, Bryncroes, 1794; a list of subscribers towards Llanrug school, 1794; inscriptions at Burford; receipts by John Gynes for two guineas paid by Peter Bailey Williams to him for teaching the Sunday School at Swinbrook, Oxfordshire, 1791-1792.

Williams, P. B. (Peter Bailey), 1763-1836

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