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Emrys Bennett Owen Papers

  • GB 0210 EMRYSBO
  • Fonds
  • 1942-[1995]

Papers relating to Cymdeithas Gwrandawyr Cymru, 1955-1976, Cymdeithas Telynau Cymru (The Welsh Harp Society), 1962-1979, papers relating to Rio Tinto Finance and Exploration Limited, 1969-1973 and the Chrome Company Ltd, 1970, miscellaneous papers, 1942-1970; papers relating to the Welsh Folk-Song Society, 1956-1985; and to his research and music interests, [1900]-[1995].

Owen, Emrys Bennett.

Lectures on astronomy at Cambridge by Nicholas Saunderson

  • NLW MS 15262B.
  • File
  • 1745

Lecture notes, 1745, comprising 'Sanderson's Astronomy' (ff. 1-71, first foliation), 'Motuum Coelestium Explicatio Physica', in Latin (ff. 71 verso and ff. 1-13 verso, second foliation) and 'The Laws of Nature apply'd to the System of the World' (ff. 1-5, third foliation).

Saunderson, Nicholas, 1682-1739

Lectures on hydrostatics, &c., by Nicholas Saunderson

  • NLW MS 15261B.
  • File
  • [1714x1739]

Notes on lectures given by Prof. Nicholas Saunderson at Cambridge, comprising 'Hydrostatics' (pp. 1-53), 'Sanderson upon the tides' (pp. 54-63), 'Sandersons Opticks' (pp. 65-130), 'Sanderson's Astronomy' (pp. 131-200) and 'Lectures on Mechanicks partly professor Sanderson' (pp. 205-266), followed by brief notes on various subjects such as distillation, the Zodiac, the barometer, etc. (pp. 269-290).

Saunderson, Nicholas, 1682-1739

Penlle'rgaer Estate Records,

  • GB 0210 PENAER
  • Fonds
  • 1404-1979 /

Deeds and documents 1404-1979, relating to the Penllergaer estate in Breconshire and Glamorgan, including deeds and papers relating to coal mining in Glamorgan and Carmarthenshire, mainly nineteenth century; and letters and papers of the following: John Llewelyn of Penllergaer, 1790-1816, John Dillwyn Llewelyn, 1824-1840, William Dillwyn and Lewis Weston Dillwyn.

Dillwyn-Venables-Llewelyn family, of Penlle'rgaer and Llysdinam

Professor Morgan Watkin Papers

  • GB 0210 MORKIN
  • Fonds
  • 1878-[2010]

Research and personal papers of Professor Morgan Watkin (1878-1970), scholar and university professor of French at Cardiff and Swansea. The archive also includes a small group of papers of his son, Dr Iestyn Morgan Watkin, once Chief Medical Officer for Cardiganshire and papers of the Jenkins' family (family of his wife).

Watkin, Morgan, 1878-1970.

J. D. K. Lloyd papers

  • GB 0210 JDKLLOYD
  • Fonds
  • 1597-1887 (accumulated [1920s-[1970s])

The 1939 deposit consists of deeds and documents, 1549-1887, relating to properties in Montgomeryshire, Merionethshire, Breconshire and Shropshire. The 1973 deposit mainly contains deeds and documents, 1564-1932, relating to properties in Montgomeryshire, many relating to the Lloyd family of Montgomery. The 1979 deposit comprises materials gathered by J. D. K. Lloyd for a History of Montgomery; a bundle of deeds and documents, [19 cent.]-[20 cent.], relating to the family of Lloyd of Plas Trefaldwyn, Montgomery, and Castell Forwyn, Abermule; photographic albums, 1898-1978, comprising mainly family photographs; a collection of over 1000 postcards and photographs of historic buildings throughout Europe; and seven manuscript maps of land in Montgomeryshire, 1772-1858.

Lloyd, J. D. K. (John David Knatchbull), 1900-1978

Llythyrau ymfudwyr at deulu Thomas, Pantyclochydd, Llanwenog

  • NLW MS 6426D
  • File
  • 1832-1879

Autograph letters, 1832-1879, to the Thomas family of Pantyclochydd and others in the Llanwenog district, Cardiganshire from relatives and others in New York, Cleveland (Ohio), Salt Lake City (Utah), Rhymney (Monmouthshire), Dowlais (Glamorgan) and Carmarthen.

Daniel Jones Archive,

  • GB 0210 DANJON
  • Fonds
  • 1903-2014.

The archive comprises music manuscripts divided into juvenalia and early works, [1917x1934], orchestral works, 1933-1992, concertos, 1943-1986, instrumental and chamber music, [1930x1993], piano music, 1930-1955, organ music, 1973-1978, choral music, 1950-1979, solo voice with accompaniment, 1934, oratorio and cantatas, 1958-1987, sacred music, 1949-1974, opera, 1961-1968, incidental music, [1930x1960], miscellaneous papers, 1934-1936, and sketches. There are also letters to Daniel Jones, 1918-1993, copies of letters written by Daniel Jones, 1931-1991, material relating to compositions, 1946-1993, lectures, articles and scripts, [c. 1951]-[1990], adjudications, reports and reviews, [1953x1993], thesis, notes and bibliographies, [1925x1993], papers of Egyptian, Mexican and Oriental interest, correspondence and papers, [1925x1993], relating to Daniel Jones's visit to Czechoslovakia in 1955, his visit to the Soviet Union in 1960, papers concerning various guilds and committees, 1949-1992, papers concerning the Swansea Amateur Symphony Orchestra, [c. 1931]-[c. 1932], papers relating to questions of contracts and copyright, 1948-1960, personalia, divided into honours and certificates, 1929-1993, competitions and higher degrees, 1935-1954, curricula vitae and testimonials, 1939-1954, photograph album and scrapbooks, 1937-1960, miscellaneous papers, 1925-1957. There are also printed materials, [1914x1993], and press cuttings, 1945-1993, relating to Daniel Jones's life and to performances of his work. There is also a group of the papers of Jenkin Jones, comprising music manuscripts, 1917-1934, correspondence, 1903-1935, an essay, 1935, copyright material, 1916-1917, printed material, 1903-1918, and press cuttings, 1905-1918.

A further small group of papers comprising letters, articles, reviews and programmes were received October 2014. This group was introduced as the final Sub-fonds, entitled 2014 Donation, in January 2016. Also, spool tapes of music and a collection of cassettes were received and transferred to NSSAW.

Two manuscripts: Under Milk Wood score and Fourteen Leider peices were received January 2015. See description for Series A and Series M for further information.

Further correspondence, diaries and notes received in 2018.

Jones, Daniel, 1912-1993.

Welsh Political Ephemera Collection,

  • GB 0210 EPHEMERA
  • Fonds
  • 1837-2022 (accumulated [1911]-2022)

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.


  • NLW MS 4990B
  • File
  • 18 cent.

Notes taken of lectures given on spherical trigonometry, conic sections, and fluxions by Nicholas Saunderson, mathematician (1682-1739, D.N.B. l, 332).

Saunderson, Nicholas, 1682-1739

Archifau Urdd Gobaith Cymru

  • GB 0210 URDD
  • Fonds
  • 1910-2000

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.

Wynn (of Gwydir) Papers,

  • GB 0210 GWYDIR
  • Fonds
  • 1515-[c. 1684] /

Personal papers and especially papers relating to the public offices of members of the Wynn family of Gwydir, Caernarfonshire. These include letters and orders from the Privy Council and from Thomas Gerard, Ralph Eure, William, earl of Northampton, etc., as Lords President of the Council of Wales and the Marches to Sir John Wynn, 1st baronet, relating to the government of Caernarfonshire and the mustering of soldiers for various wars. The papers from the reigns of Henry VIII, Edward VI and Mary chiefly relate to preparations for wars in Scotland and France, whilst the papers from the reign of Elizabeth I chiefly relate to preparations for wars in Ireland and against Spain. The archive also includes papers relating to the Civil war and to elections in Caernarfonshire. The archive is an important source for local administration in late sixteeenth and seventeenth century Wales and for the relationship between local and central government. Most of the papers relating to the Gwydir estate for this period have not survived.

Wynn family, of Gwydir

Dyer family manuscripts and papers

  • GB 0210 MSDYER
  • Fonds
  • [c. 1722]-1948

Papers, [c. 1722]-1948, of, or relating to, poet and artist John Dyer and his family, brought together by W. H. D Longstaffe, including notebooks, [c. 1722]-1756, of John Dyer; transcripts, [1847x1855], of his poems; a manuscript compiled by his nephew William Charles Dyer, 1761-1763; copies, [19 cent., second ¼]-1854, of letters addressed to his nieces; genealogical notes, 1756-1948, by W. H. D. Longstaffe and others relating to the Dyer family; and a collection of engravings, dated 1736-1841.

Longstaffe, W. Hylton (William Hylton)

Antiquitates Parochiales, &c.

  • NLW MS 24126B.
  • File
  • 1809-1825

A notebook, 1809-1825, of the Rev. Peter Bailey Williams, Llanrug, containing a transcript, 1809, of Henry Rowlands's 'Antiquitates Parochiales' (pp. 1-107). The volume also contains a note (in Latin and English) concerning Mathew de Englefield, Bishop of Bangor's response to a writ of quo warranto (pp. 108-112); transcripts (in Latin and English) concerning the Merioneth Commission of the Peace for 1649 (pp. 113-119); part of a translation into English of the Statute of Rhuddlan of 1284 (pp. 121-122); 'A short account of Holyhead Church by L[ewis] Morris' (pp. 123-131); and a variety of transcripts and notes mostly concerning impropriations and other aspects of Church finances in the Dioceses of St Asaph and Bangor (pp. 132-182).
The 'Antiquitates Parochiales' was transcribed from a manuscript, apparently in the hand of Henry Rowlands, then in the possession of the Rev. J[ohn] Williams of Treffos, Anglesey (see p. 1); an additional section concerning Beaumaris, found in some manuscripts (see for instance NLW MS 115B), is not present. 'Antiquitates Parochiales' remained unpublished on Rowlands' death in 1723. The initial portions were first published in The Cambro-Briton, 2 (1820-21), 52-55 and 151-154, in an English translation by Peter Bailey Williams, possibly based on the present transcript (see the marks and marginal note on pp. 5 and 9, coinciding with the end points of the two articles), although the preamble (p. 1) differs significantly. The work was published in its entirety, in parallel Latin and English versions, in Archaeologia Cambrensis, 1 (1846), 126-135, 305-317, 389-396; 2 (1847), 6-13, 135-140, 215-222, 292-298; 3 (1848), 55-60, 164-169, 240-243, 291-301; 4 (1849), 36-44, 101-114, 176-193, 261-291. The names entered by Williams inside the covers and on pp. i-ii provide an informal, partial, index to the 'Antiquitates Parochiales'.

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

Mona Antiqua Restaurata ...

  • NLW MS 7190C.
  • File
  • [1766] x [1999].

A copy of Henry Rowlands: Mona Antiqua Restaurata ..., 2nd ed., London, 1766, with additions by J[ohn] P[arsons] Earwaker and profuse biographical and genealogical notes by (?) Aneurin Williams; a silhouette of Richard Llwyd ('Bard of Snowdon'), with a press cutting of his 'Lines ... on seeing mr. Burt's collection of miniature portraits'; letters by James Williams, Llanfairynghornwy, 1855; notes on Capel Llansantffraid, near Holyhead; and a copy by W. O. Stanley of a drawing of Carreg y Saethau at Nant Anhafon.

Rowlands, Henry, 1655-1723

Mona Vetusta.

  • NLW MS 23961E.
  • File
  • [1850]-1855

A volume, [1850]-1855 (watermarks 1849, 1850), containing pen, ink and wash drawings of ancient buildings and archaeological remains in Anglesey with accompanying text. The volume appears to be the work of Helen Spode (née Heywood), and also her husband, Josiah Spode of Hawkesyard Hall, Staffordshire, and of Plas Gwyn and Beaumaris.
The layout consists typically of a page of text in black and red ink and an illuminated initial in Celtic style, with a drawing on the facing page (thirty-five in total); additional drawings often form vignettes in the text. A few of the drawings are initialled 'H.S.' (ff. 12, 31 verso, 39, 41) and 'J.S.' (ff. 10, 33). Subjects include various cromlechs, churches and castles; the majority are in the east of the island, including Beaumaris (ff. 1 verso-13) and Penmon Priory (ff. 14 verso-26). The volume also includes a single parchment leaf (f. 67) containing a copy of the illumination on f. 8 verso of the Bangor Pontifical (now in Bangor University, Welsh Library, Special Collections, Cathedral Collection).

Spode, Helen, d. 1868.

D. Griffith Davies manuscripts

  • GB 0210 MSDGRDAV
  • Fonds
  • 1887-1894

Manuscripts of D. Griffith Davies, 1887-1894, comprising archaeological notes and heraldic notes and sketches.

Davies, D. Griffith (David Griffith), 1845-1899

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