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Mary Williams: Corrected proof-sheets of The Dying God ...

  • NLW MS 6043C
  • File
  • 20 cent.

Proof-sheets of an article by Professor Mary Williams, Swansea (1882-1977) entitled The Dying God in Welsh Literature, with manuscript corrections by the author.

Williams, Mary, 1882-1977

Dr Mary Williams,

  • NLW ex 2423.
  • File
  • [1977].

A short biographical sketch of Dr Mary Williams (1883-1977), linguist and former Professor of Modern Languages, University College, Swansea, written by the donor's mother shortly after the subject's death in October 1977.

Mary Williams papers

  • GB 0210 MARAMS
  • Fonds
  • 1862-1974 (accumulated [1890]-1977)

Papers, lecture and research notes of and acquired by Mary Williams, relating to Middle French, Middle Welsh and medieval literature and Arthurian studies, 1907-1963; books collected by Mary Williams, 1897-1911; letters to Prof. Victor Spiers, 1898-1916; vouchers and receipts, 1924-1973; newspaper cuttings, 1911-1940; school books 1909-1916; papers relating to University College Swansea, 1921-1975, University of Wales Aberystwyth, 1924-1974, University of Durham, 1948-1952, and National Library of Wales, 1941-1974; correspondence, 1927-1976; and family papers, 1898-1944.

Williams, Mary, 1882-1977

G. Arbour Stephens Manuscripts

  • GB 0210 MSGASTEP
  • Fonds
  • [1860x1930]

A small collection consisting of a notebook and legal and other papers of George Stephens, governor of the county gaol, Carmarthen; journals of William Davies, Pumpsaint, midshipman; and a play by George Arbour Stephens entitled 'Carmarthen. A Historical Episode ...'.

Stephens, G. Arbour (George Arbour)

Diary of G. Arbour Stephens,

  • NLW MS 11079A
  • File
  • 1935 /

Swansea Council Year Book, 1935, with manuscript entries by Dr. G. Arbour Stephens, Swansea, relating largely to his world cruise.

Stephens, G. Arbour (George Arbour)

Addresses, &c. of G. Arbour Stephens,

  • NLW MS 11078D
  • File
  • 1897-1938 /

Holograph and/or typescript copies of addresses by George Arbour Stephens, M.D., Swansea, including 'Was Dozmare Pool a Celtic lake of the Underworld?', published in Folk Lore, March, 1935, 'A Green Cross Service for the Celtic Fringe', delivered at the Celtic Congress, Isle of Man, 4 July, 1935, 'The Topographical Importance of Kidwelly and the Burry Estuary in connection with the Arthurian Romances. Caerwen as the old name for Kidwelly', published in The Carmarthen Journal, 25 November, 1938, and 'Radnorshire as a Centre of Celtic Mythology', delivered to the Radnorshire Antiquarian Society at Llandrindod, 2 December, 1938; together with some miscellaneous papers of G. Arbour Stephens, including army certificates, 1897-1918, notices of the leet court with view of frank-pledge of the borough and manor of Swansea, 1919-31, etc.

Stephens, G. Arbour (George Arbour)

Michael Wilson Collection of South Wales Deeds,

  • GB 0210 MICSON
  • Fonds
  • [15th century]-1880 (accumulated [c. 1972]) /

Deeds, 1542-1797, relating to properties in Glamorgan, Brecknockshire and Carmarthenshire; memorandum book of ?Samuel Owsley and William Owsley of Brecon, with notes on rents, taxes and local events and history, 1679-1768; fragment of an antiphonal, [15th century]; a copy of The Reports of Sir Henry Hobart, Lord Chief Justice of Common Pleas, 1650; and a copy of The Larvae of the British Lepidoptera and their food plants, 1880.

Wilson, Michael, of Pencader.

Miscellanea of 'Erfyl'

  • NLW MS 9036E
  • File
  • [1814x1835]

Miscellanea from the collection of Hugh Jones ('Erfyl'), consisting of poems by him and in his own hand, among them being 'Emyn y Tymmorau' translated from James Thomson's The Seasons and awarded a prize at the Tegeingl Eisteddfod, 1829, and 'Englynion i Fab ac Etifedd Syr W. W. Wynn, 1820, composed in a field near Wrexham; transcripts by 'Erfyl', including the 'Substance of a Sermon preached at the Baptist Chapel in Oswestry, on Sunday, August 13th, 1815. By the Revd. J. Palmer of Shrewsb[ur]y', a translation (copied at Whittington, 1814) of a petition to Governor [Warren] Hastings by the wife of Almas-ali-can 'who was seized upon and put to death for political purposes in India', and extracts from printed sources relating to Bangor, Tegeingl, etc.; a draft in the hand of Richard Llwyd, 'Bard of Snowdon', relating to the slave trade; a short-title list of Welsh periodicals ('Rhwydd Restr o Gyhoeddiadau Cym[r]aeg a Chymreig Amseriadol') in the hand of Robert Davies, Llansannan; and holograph poetry by Robert Ellis ('Cynddelw'), John Jones ('Myllin'), Thomas Edwards ('Caerfallwch'), and John Owen, Liverpool (1835) (awarded the prize at the Holywell Eisteddfod, 1834), etc.

Hugh Jones ('Erfyl) and others.

Penillion, &c.

  • NLW MS 10745B.
  • File
  • 1814

'A Collection of Welsh Pennillion, etc.', in the hand of Richard Williams, Denbigh, 10 November, 1814, containing 'penillion telyn', 'englynion', and extracts from 'cywyddau' by Siôn Brwynog, Wiliam Llŷn, Goronwy Owen, Lewis Morris ('Llywelyn Ddu o Fôn'), Robert Davies ('Bardd Nantglyn'), John Jones ('Jac Glanygors'), and John Cain Jones ('Siôn Ceiriog'). Among the titles are '3 Englyns written in Peblig Churchyard', 'Englynion i Gorph y gaingc', and 'Englyn in praise of West in the Denbigh Election 1820' (with a reply).

Williams, Richard, of Denbigh

Gwyneddon MSS,

  • NLW Facs 1042.
  • File
  • [2008].

Photocopies from the catalogue of the manuscripts of R. Gwyneddon Davies held at the University of Wales Bangor compiled by his son R[obert] G[wyneddon] D[avies], 1916-1917.

Davies, Robert Gwyneddon, 1870?-1928

Arthur Owen Vaughan (Owen Rhoscomyl) Papers,

  • GB 0210 OWEMYL
  • Fonds
  • 1880-1977 /

Papers of Robert Scourfield Mills (Owen Rhoscomyl, Arthur Owen Vaughan) and Olwen Vaughan, 1880-1977, including: works by Arthur Owen Vaughan, including genealogical notes, [1905], papers and memorabilia of National Pageant of Wales 1909, and Investiture book, 1911; letters and papers of Arthur Owen Vaughan and family, 1880-1927; newspaper articles and manuscripts concerning Arthur Owen Vaughan, 1914-1955; correspondence and papers relating to the Memorial Fund and memorial, 1921-1928; correspondence of Olwen Vaughan with relatives and friends of Arthur Owen Vaughan, 1938-1960; correspondence of Olwen Vaughan concerning the deposit of papers and other items, 1959-1970; surveys and correspondence relating to the preservation and restoration of Cherry Hinton church, Stuntney Old Hall, and Hill Hall, Essex, 1958-1968; surveys and notes on historic places in England and Wales associated with the Scourfield family, 1968-1969; and correspondence, reports and plans relating to ancient trackways in Devon and Glamorgan, 1974-1977.

Additional tranche of letters - April 2015.

Additional donation of papers and printed volumes - June 2021.

Vaughan, Arthur Owen.

Welsh volunteer companies,

  • NLW MS 11558C.
  • File
  • [c. 1921] /

Transcripts, extracts, and notes, [c. 1921], by E. Alfred Jones, M.A., F.S.A., London, relating to the formation and development of Volunteer Companies in Wales during the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, including Caernarvon and Bangor Volunteer Infantry, Loyal Newborough Volunteer Infantry, Snowdon Rangers Riflemen Volunteer Infantry, Conway Volunteers, Loyal Eifionydd Volunteer Infantry, Royal Welch Volunteers, Swansea Gentlemen Volunteer Yeomanry Cavalry, Pembrokeshire Yeomanry Cavalry, etc. (see also NLW MS 11557D).
Among the papers are holograph letters, 1921 and undated, from C. E. Breese, Portmadoc; Hugh Edwardes, 6th baron Kensington; R. L. Harmsworth [1st bart.], London; J. E. Jones, Rhosygwaliau Vicarage, Bala; Ll. Wynne Jones, The Deanery, St. Asaph; Lloyd Tyrell-Kenyon, 4th baron Kenyon; John T. D. Llewelyn [1st bart., of Penlle'r-gaer]; Llewelyn Nevill Vaughan Mostyn, 3rd baron Mostyn; Walter FitzUryan Rhys, 7th baron Dynevor; E. C. Stevens, Wynnstay, Ruabon, for Sir [Herbert Lloyd] Watkin Williams-Wynn, 7th bart.; Bertha Turnorm, for her niece, Joan Emily Mary Campbell, Countess Cawdor; Ernest Edmund Henry Malet Vaughan, 7th earl of Lisburne; Griffith Williams, the Rectory, Llanrwst; Fred[erick] G. Wynn, Glynllivon, Llanwnda; and T. A. Wynne Edwards, Plas Nantglyn, Denbigh.

Jones, E. Alfred (Edward Alfred), 1872-1943.

Payment to Chelsea Waterworks

  • NLW MS 6652E
  • File
  • [1805x1806]

An order, signed by Charles Williams Wynn (1775-1850), to pay £13.3.6 to the Governor and Company of Chelsea Waterworks for supplying water to the Treasury and to other houses and stables belonging thereunto from 10 October 1805 to 5 January 1806.

Wynn, Charles Watkin Williams, 1775-1850

Southey and Williams Wynn Papers,

  • Fonds
  • [1794]-[1853].

This collection comprises poetry by Robert Southey and correspondence between him and his friend and patron Charles Watkin Williams Wynn, son of Sir Watkin Williams Wynn, 4th bart, of Wynnstay, Denbighshire, also letters to Charles's brother, Sir Henry Watkin Williams Wynn. There are 540 letters from Southey to Charles, 364 from Charles to Southey and 759 from Charles to Henry (see also NLW MSS 2789-2806).

Southey, Robert, 1774-1843

Charles Watkin Williams-Wynn papers

  • Fonds
  • [18 cent.]-1936

Papers, [18 cent.]-1936, of Charles Watkin Williams-Wynn, which include pedigrees, [18 cent.], of the Lloyd family of Blaen-y-ddol and Llwyn-y-maen, Oswestry and papers, 1719, relating to the erection of monuments to members of the Wynn family in Ruabon church; correspondence, 1797-1840 and n.d., of the Wynn family, including sixteen letter-books, 1807-1831, kept by Charles Watkin Williams-Wynn; transcripts of correspondence, 1803, between the Chancellor of the Exchequer Henry Addington and George, Prince of Wales (afterwards George IV) and between George and his father, George III; and a typescript copy, 1936, of a memoir of Charles Watkin Williams-Wynn compiled by his grandson, Arthur Watkin Williams Wynn.

Wynn, Charles Watkin Williams, 1775-1850

Abstracts of leases

  • NLW MS 4622B
  • File
  • 1788

Abstracts, dated 1 December 1788, of leases in Montgomeryshire relating to the estates of Sir Watkin Williams Wynn, bart (1692-1749).

Richard Wynne: Account book

  • NLW MS 888E
  • File
  • c. 1740

An account book kept by Richard Wynne, Garthewin, attorney, and secretary on the Brecknock circuit of the Court of Great Sessions, together with a letter from Sir Watkin Williams Wynn dated December 1740.

Wynne, Richard, Garthewin Account book, NLW MS 888E

Letters, &c.

  • NLW MS 1089B
  • File
  • 18 cent. - 19 cent.

Letters and papers, including a petition, circa 1722, from Sir John Philipps suggesting the preferment of Owen Philipps to the rectory of Walwins Castle, Pembrokeshire, a petition, 1745, signed by Sir John Philipps, Thomas Carew, Sir Watkin Williams Wynn, and George Heathcote, to the members of the House of Commons, requesting their attendance at the House on January 16, 1746, and a Return of the number of Men that can be contained, in the Different Towns in the Counties of Carnarvon, Anglesea, Montgomery, Merioneth and Denbigh under the superintendance of Major Genl. Fisher on an emergency. Wrexham June 2nd 1805.

Philipps, John, Sir, 1666?-1737

Letters from Robert Cholmondeley, &c.

  • NLW MS 5592D
  • File
  • 17-18 cents

Autograph letters, mainly of North Wales interest, from Robert Cholmondeley (afterwards Earl of Leinster) (1584?-1659), 13 March 1633/4, to Sir Roger Mostyn, kt (1559/60-1642); letters from Joseph Bunbury, Llay, 19 October 1676, to Sir Roger Mostyn, first baronet (1623/4-1690); letters from William Lloyd, bishop of Lichfield, Chester and Coventry (formerly bishop of St Asaph) (1627-1717), 6 May 1693, to Richard Mostyn, Penbedw (?the son of Sir Roger Mostyn, first baronet); letters from Richard Mostyn, Penbedw, 15 December 1693, to Sir John [?Conway]; letters from Thomas Puleston, Nantclwyd, 8 August 1720; letters from Sir Watkin Williams Wynn, fourth baronet (1749-1789), Wynnstay, 15 March 1745/6, to Richard Williams, Penbedw; a statement dated 20 May 1678, signed by Owen Thelwall and others, relating to the burial of Dorothy Lloyd, alias Meredith, at Nannerch; financial memoranda, 15 April 1704, relating to Sir John Conway and a certain Mr Mostyn.

Wyn Roberts Diaries,

  • GB 0210 WYNROBRT
  • Fonds
  • 1970-1996 /

The political diaries of Lord Roberts of Conwy from 1970 to 1996 divided into 18 volumes. The diaries cover most of Lord Roberts' time as Member of Parliament for Conwy and his entire career at the Welsh Office and include letters, newpaper cuttings and pictures added by Lord Roberts. Many subject are covered including the establishment of S4C, Welsh language legislation, inward investment, the Falklands War, the Gulf War, Northern Ireland, the bombing of the Conservative Party conference in Brighton by the IRA in 1984, general elections and the European Union.

Roberts, Wyn, 1930-2013

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