- NLW MSS 6766B, 6767-6768C, 6769B
Poems by John Williams ('Ioan Madog'), Portmadoc.
Ioan Madog, 1812-1878
Poems by John Williams ('Ioan Madog'), Portmadoc.
Ioan Madog, 1812-1878
A collection of 'carolau', 'cerddi', 'englynion', and other verse in various metres. The poets include John Rhees, 1776-8, Hugh Jones 'o Faes y glase' (1749-1825), Robert Evan 'o Feifod' (fl. c. 1750), Edward Morus 'o'r Plas yn y Pentre', 1785, Ellis Rowland (c. 1650-c. 1730), George Humphreys (senior) (1747?-1813), 1803-7, George Humphreys (junior), Ellis Roberts (d. 1789), Jonathan Hughes (1721-1805), Evan Williams, Rhys Lloyd, Harri 'o Graig y Gath' [Harri Parri (1709?-1800)], Hugh Morris (1622-1709), John Thomas (Pentrefoelas), Thomas Edwards (Twm o'r Nant) (1739-1810) and John Cain alias 'Ceiriog' (c. 1575-c. 1650). Also included is a shoemaker's accounts and a charm against tooothache.
Poems and essays, most of them entered for competition at literary meetings in Llanuwchllyn, [c. 1861]-1874; and other miscellaneous items relating to Llanuwchllyn.
A notebook containing summaries by Robert Williams, Pen-y-bryn, Bethesda, co. Caernarfon, of sermons preached at Brynteg, Bethesda, Calvinistic Methodist church from its opening, 28 August 1864, until 27 August 1865, together with a pulpit supply list, 1865-1867 (inverted text ff. 86-8); two scriptural essays, 'Traethawd ar y Pwysigrwydd o Iawn-dreulio Boreu'r Oes' and 'Bywyd Iesu Grist yn Fywyd o Esiampl' (inverted text ff. 83-5 verso and 80-1 verso); and verses, 'Englynion Cyfarchiadol I'r Ieuengctyd' (inverted text ff. 81 verso-2).
Williams, Robert, ca. 1840-1894
Verses and hymns, 1887-1903, by the Reverend James Tegryn Phillips ('Iago Tegryn'), Hebron, co. Pembroke, together with a few biographical details concerning him.
Phillips, James Tegryn
A volume issued, 1828, to the antiqury Angharad Llwyd, Tyn-y-rhyl, Flintshire, for the collection of subscriptions towards St David's Welsh Church, Liverpool, but utilised by her as a commonplace and autograph book. Verse and prose entries, 1830-1853, mostly of a religious nature, include autograph poetry by John Jones (Tegid), Thomas Price (Carnhuanawc), and Bryan Waller Procter (Barry Cornwall), and entries by Sir John Bernard Bosanquet, Lady Charlotte Guest, Augusta Hall, Lady Llanover, Henry Hart Milman, David Pennant, William Owen[-Pughe], Thomas Raffles, Henry Raikes, John Bird Sumner, and Frances Wrangham. Also included is a letter of address, 1828, to Angharad Llwyd from the Rev. Robert Davies, perpetual curate of St David's Church (f. iii).
A scrap-book compiled by Laura Pughe (née Parry, 'Meillionen Gwynedd', 1835-1936), Helygog, Brithdir, co. Merioneth, containing poetry, 1856-1936, addressed to herself, her husband Robert Pughe (d. 1882), and their family, including poetry by Morris Davies ('Meurig Ebrill'), Howell Elvet Lewis ('Elfed') and John Owen Williams ('Pedrog'), together with press cuttings and other related items.
Pughe, Laura, 1835-1936
Notebook of John Rees (1819-1900), Granant, St Dogmaels, Pembrokeshire, containing intermittent memoranda in diary form, including entries of Baptist interest, 8 January 1841-23 May 1847, and verse in Welsh. Rees family births, 1813-1836, are listed inside the front cover.
Rees, John, 1819-1900
An elegy to W[illiam] Hughes, [Calvinistic Methodist] minister, Llanengan, co. Caernarvon, and 'chwech Penill a'r Enllibwr', both submitted for competition at a literary meeting at Penycaera[u], 1867.
Three holograph letters from [Richard Jones Owen] ('Glaslyn'; 1831-1909), Penrhyndeudraeth, to his grand-daughter Elizabeth] Glaslyn Owen, Llanrwst, 1903-1907 (the teaching of Welsh in Secondary Schools, the recipient's studies, the recipient's marriage, personal); and manuscripts of John Owen ('Ap Glaslyn'; 1857-1934), including a holograph poem, 'Rhiangerdd Gwen o' r Ddol', which was awarded the prize at an eisteddfod at Llandudno, 1887, a scrap-book, 1882-1896 and undated, relating to eisteddfodau and literary and musical festivals, a certificate in elocution, 1885, and a certificate of ordination as Calvinistic Methodist minister, 1919.
'Glaslyn' and 'Ap Glaslyn'.
Two holograph poems by John Morgan ('Ioan Trithyd'), farmer and poet, of Llantrithyd, afterwards of St. Marychurch, co. Glamorgan. The first is entitled 'Pryddest 'Ar enedigaeth Crist' Sef testun Cyfarfod llenyddol 'Carmel' Tresimwn dydd 'Nadolig' 1867'. The second poem, a satire, lacks the title.
Morgan, John, 1830-1930
Miscellaneous documents including a statement of account due from the Reverend W[illiam] Griffith, Jesus Coll[ege, Oxford], to D. A. Talboys, in respect of books, 1830; an essay entitled 'Nadolig 1869'; and holographs and transcripts of poetry, among them being 'Englynion ar Briodas Maggi a Iago' by [Rowland Williams] ('Hwfa Môn'), 1882, and 'Ychydig fyfyrdod ar Uniad fy mrawd hoff Mr. James Venmore mewn glan briodas a Miss Hughes, Wylfa, Cemaes, Mon' by [Henry Jones Williams] ('Plenydd').
The commonplace book of John Lewis, Troed-y-rhiw, Llanfynydd, 1816-1840, containing copies of indentures and other documents relating to Llanfynydd; extracts from newspapers; a copy of the will of David Jones of the parish of St George in Queen Square, London, 1739, referring to a charity school at Llanfynydd; a record of John Lewis's weight at different times; a copy of a survey of Llanfynydd, 1796; medical recipes; accounts; autobiographical data; poetry, including 'Cerdd Newydd am dderchafiad Balchder a'i gwymp o achos arfer newydd a ddaeth yn ddiweddar i blith y Cymry' by Gwilim ab Ifan; poems in praise of Pant-tawel, improved by John Lewis, 1816; new year greetings in verse to John Lewis by W. E. Harry, Benjamin Davies 'preacher', Henry Powell, Griffith Jonathan, and Isaac Davies; 'Cerdd a gyfansoddwyd pan gydynwyd i ffyrfiaw Cymdeithas y Gomeraegyddion yn Llanfynydd gan y Bardd [Isaac Davies, 1823] ar yr erddygan a elwir Duw gadwo'r Brenin yn y ffordd Gymraeg' and a song by Isaac Davies to be sung at the reception of new members.
Lewis, John, Troed-y-rhiw, Llanfynydd
?Holograph copies of the words and music of two songs entitled 'Y Llyn' and 'Y Môr', both the words and music being by [Hugh Davies, 1853- ] 'Alltud yr Andes'; press cuttings containing poems by the said Hugh Davies; and a holograph letter from R. E. Jones (nephew of Hugh Davies), Cynwyd, Corwen, to [? the Librarian, the National Library of Wales], 1938 (information relating to his uncle).
Davies, Hugh, Alltud yr Andes, b. 1853
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.
A copy of a poem entitled 'Silvan at Marged', 1875, by, and in the hand of [the Reverend Daniel] Silvan [Evans, lexicographer].
Evans, D. Silvan (Daniel Silvan), 1818-1903
Two ? holograph poems, the first, by Ellis Parry, Pont Saint, entitled 'Penillion A gyfansoddwyd ar fyddygoliaeth R. D. Williams, Esqr., Cyfreithiwr dros bysgodwyr Menai, yn erbyn J. Russel', and the second described as 'Gwaith Ellis ap Hywel yn rhoddi darlyniad ohono ei hun'.
Ellis Parry and Ellis ap Hywel.
A collection of exercise and notebooks, and a few loose leaves, containing poems, prose compositions, and miscellaneous memoranda [by, and in the hand of, Isaac Jones, Diserth, co. Flint]. The literary compositions, most of which are in draft form, include 'pryddestau' entitled 'Abel', 'Cartref' [for versions of these two poems, see also N.L.W. MS. 12625B], 'Y Bibl', and 'Deborah' (1872 ); 'englynion' headed 'i'r Fronwen', 'i'r Hen Lanc' (1864), 'i'r Tobacco' ( 1871), 'i'r Talegraph' [sic] (1871), 'i Fryn Gwenallt, Abergele' (1872), 'Peiriant Dyrnu' (1875), and 'Y Lloer'; miscellaneous poems called 'Cartref Cysurus', 'Sadrach, Mesach, ac Abednego' (1873), 'Mynydd yr Olwydd' (1874 ), 'Pulpud bach y teulu' (1874), 'Dyfodiad dwfr Llanefydd i Abergele' (1874), and 'Y Bwriad'; essays, or the texts of papers or addresses, on 'Golwg ar ddifyrwch y bobl yn Nghymru yn yr oes hon ar oes or blaen . . .' ( 1878), 'Gwasanaeth yr emyn' (1905), 'Gwneyd Cyfrif' (1925), 'Y Bardd a'r diwynydd' (fragment), 'Dyledswydd yr athraw i fod yn ffyddlawn tuag at yr ysgol Sabbothol', 'Darbodaeth', 'Gwyrthiau', 'Y Pwysigrwydd o iawn ddefnyddio oriau hamddenol', and 'Dringo'r mynyddoedd'; and a moral tale ('ffugchwedl ddirwestol') entitled 'Y Graith hynod, neu y ddau gymeriad'. Many of these poems and essays were composed for submission in competitions at local eisteddfodau or literary meetings. Other items include adjudications on 'telynegion' submitted for competition at a literary meeting held at Dyserth, February 1920, and in an essay competition for an essay on 'Taith Israel o'r Aipht hyd Sinai'; a copy of an announcement of a literary and musical meeting to be held at the Calvinistic Methodist chapel, Llysfaen, 2 November 1876; a report on Sunday schools [held in connection with Calvinistic Methodist churches] in the Denbigh district (n.d.); a list of preachers who preached ? in the Calvinistic Methodist chapel, Dyserth, 1917-1922; a list of preaching engagements, ? undertaken by Isaac Jones, 1893-1925, with the texts preached upon; sermon notes; and accounts, 1876-1877,? of the Calvinistic Methodist Church, Colwyn.
Jones, Isaac, Betws yn Rhos
Dyddiadur yr Annibynwyr, 1862, 1868, 1871, with entries of poetry in strict and free metres, and some memoranda, by Richard Davies ('Tafolog').
A volume of holograph poetry including 'Englynion y Credo' by 'T[wm] Pedrog', unsigned 'englynion' entitled 'Seh Yootuch. Rebmetpes 25 1798', and 'englynion' entitled 'Yr Ochenaid' by 'Tudwal Bach or Cwmmwd'. The latter series is ascribed to 'Twm Pedrog' in John Jones: Cynfeirdd Lleyn (1905). On the last page of the volume is the following inscription:- 'Thos. Williams' Book 1797. Thomas Williams was born at Llan-bedrog, on Wednes[da]y the 25th Day of May, in the Year of ou[r] Lord 1774. Baptized the 31st of May follow[in]g. Bapt[ize]d Twm Pedrog by Dafydd Ddu o'r Eryri at Penmorfa in an Eisteddfod 26th of May 1795'.
Twm Pedrog, 1774-1814