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A collection of 'halsingod', largely in the hand of David Rees, whose name appears several times in the manuscript, occasionally dated within the period 1738-53. The following authors are recorded within the texts: P. J. (1662, page 51),...

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...

Ellis, David, 1736-1795


An imperfect composite volume of 'cerddi' and 'carolau' and some 'englynion', 'awdlau', etc., by Rees Cadwaladr, Sr. Morrys Parry ('person Llanelian'), Sion Edward ('clochydd Llanelian'),...

Twm o'r Nant and others.

'Prif Ddifyrrwch y Cymro',

A holograph collection of 'cywyddau' and 'englynion' and other verse by John Williams entitled 'Prif Ddifyrwch y Cymro: Llyfr Cywyddau Duwiol a diddanol o waith John Williams, MDCCLXIII'; with a further collection beg...

John Williams.

Mawddwy manuscripts,

A group of papers, entitled 'Mawddwy MSS', which Sir O. M. Edwards acquired from William Davies, Pant, Llanymawddwy (d. 1906). They consist of sheets of poems by Rhys Jones o'r Blaenau ('Cywydd marwnad Jane Poole', 1762, a...


'Carol ar Don a elwir Mwyneidd-dra neu symlen pen bys' by Rowland Hugh, 1791, and a carol 'gofyn bwiall' by Ellis Roberts, Llanddoget.


  • NLW MS 12071A
  • File
  • [c. 1673]-[1700x1715]

A volume of popular Welsh poems on religious and scriptural themes written c. 1673-1674 by James Phillipp(es), with additions made a generation later by Phillipp James. The poems belong to the type of verse known in Cardiganshire as 'halsingo...

Phillippes, James

Cywydd y Farn a charol Plygain,

  • NLW MS 16197B.
  • File
  • 1764, 1778 /

'Cywydd Farn', 1764, gan, ac yn llaw, Rice (Rhys) Jones o'r Blaenau. Ceir copi arall ohoni, a ymddengys i fod yn llaw Rhys Jones, yn NLW MS 3059D (tt. 77-84), ac fe'i cyhoeddwyd yn Gwaith prydyddawl y diweddar Rice Jones o'...

Jones, Rhys, 1713-1801.


Copi o garol gan Gwen Pugh, Dolgellau, yn llaw Hugh Lewis. Anfonwyd at Charles Davies, Dolgellau, ym 1755. = A carol in Welsh by Gwen Pugh, Dolgellau. The carol was noted down by Hugh Lewis and sent to Charles Davies, Dolgellau, in 1755.

Lewis, Hugh.

Accounts and poetry

  • NLW MS 9034A
  • File
  • [1816x1844]

Three notebooks in the hand of Hugh Jones ('Erfyl') - (a) an account book containing board and lodging expenses, 1828-33, 1843-4, an account with the Reverend R. M. Bonnor, 1831-2, washing account, 1844, account of lessons given to '...

Hugh Jones ('Erfyl').


A miscellaneous collection of sheets containing carols: 'Carol Plygain ar Charity Meistres' (Rowland Jones); 'Cerdd o Hanes Balchder i'w chanu ar Hun y Gwenllian' (Ellis Roberts); 'Carol Plygain a Hiroes Dyn' (Pe...


  • NLW MSS 12205A, 12206-12207B.
  • File
  • 1641-1707 /

A collection of some forty-five unbound home-made notebooks and fragments of such notebooks containing sermons and expository notes largely in the hand of John Piers (Pierce), vicar choral of Caerwys in the diocese of St. Asaph, sinecure rector of...

Piers, John, Rev.


Miscellaneous papers including 'A List of Notices or Accounts of Dolmens and Cistvaens in Wales (Archaeologia Cambrensis)'; an incomplete essay on ancient Welsh laws and customs; transcripts, 1581[?5]-1608, from an unspecified parish reg...

E. Stanton Roberts and others.


An imperfect volume containing transcripts in various hands of Welsh poems in free metres ('cerddi', 'carolau', etc.) and a few 'englynion'. The free-metre verse includes poems (some incomplete) by ? Arthur Jones, Tho...