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Barddoniaeth, etc,

A composite volume in several hands containing letters from Edward Roberts ('Ior[werth] Glan Aled'), Rhyl, to [Ebenezer Thomas 'Eben Fardd'], 1858 (copy of writer's note to [John Williams], 'Ioan Madog' concerning 'englynion' to 'Eben Fardd', Llangollen Eisteddfod, condolence), and from Richard Jones ('Gwyndaf Eryri') Caernarfon, to Ebenezer Thomas ['Eben Fardd'], Llangybi, 1827 (the loan of a volume of poetry, a request for an English translation of a short ode ('odlig') to Lord Newborough), 'awdlau', 'cywyddau', and 'englynion', partly autograph, by Mathew Owen (Llangar) ('Ac a Goppiwyd Rhagfyr 11 1812 Gan Robert Robert Maccwy Môn Ar frys'), Sion Kain (1643), John Rhydderch, Richard Lloyd, William Phylip, Morys ab I'an ab Einion [Morys Dwyfech], Davydd ap Gwilim, John Owenes (1675/6), Iolo Goch, Dav[id] Thomas ('D[afydd] Ddu o Eryri'), Robert Davies ('o Nantglyn'), Sion Philip, Humphrey David ap Evan (1644), Griffith Hiriaethog, and Griffudd ap Ifan ap Llywelyn Vychan, and anonymous poems; poems in free metres by John Prichard and 'Uthr Ben Dragon' (1815) and an anonymous carol; etc. Much of the later section of the volume, c. 1808, is in the hand of John Williams. Portions of three documents, apparently parts of the previous binding, have been preserved at the end of the volume (pp. 99-100): they include part of a naval account of payments to shipwrights, watermen, etc., c. 1620; part of an award [temp. Elizabeth] by Thomas ap Richard of Bwlch y Beydu, Denbighshire, gent., in a dispute between David ap Rees ap gruffith lloyd of Llanrwst, yeo[man], William ap Rees ap gruff lloyd of Scrogennan, and Low[ ] ... widow, mother of the said William, relating to messuages and lands in Llanddoged and Gwytherin, late of Rees ap gruff lloyd deceased; a lease for life, temp. Elizabeth, from Richard lloid of Sweney, Salop, gent., to Richard Burley of the same, yeo[man], of mays yr hen westyn in Sweney.

Barddoniaeth,

Two composite volumes of the second half of the eighteenth and of the early nineteenth century containing 'cerddi', 'englynion', 'carolau' and 'penillion Malendein' by Hugh Moris, Rees Lloyd, Arthur Jones, Mathew Owen, Jonathan Hughes, John Rees ('o Lanrhauadr'), Hugh Jones (Llangwm), Morus ap Robert (Bala), Richard Sion Sieng[cin], Robert Evan ('Y Jeinier'), David Marpole, Lewis Morus ('o sir fôn'), Mr Gronwy Owen ('o fôn'), Edward Moris ('or Perthi Llwydion'), Robert Evans ('o Landrillo'), Michel Prichard, Clydro, John Cadwaladr, Harri Parri, Thomas Edwards, Edwart Parry, John Edwards ('o Landrillo'), Robert Evan ('o feifod'), Rees Jones, Rouland Hughes ('or bala'), Robert Thomas, Daniel Jones ('o Rywabon'), Robert Ragad, Waltar Davies, Evan Williams ('Clochydd Llanmihangel'), Morris Jones ('or Talwrn o ymul Llanfyllin'), Lewis 'or Rydonen' (o Blwy Llantysilio') Hugh Hug[he]s, Edward Rowland, Ellis Robert(s), Harri (Henry)' Humphreys, 'Meibion Sioned' ('or Coed bychain'), Edward Jones ('or ty'n y Celyn o blwy Potffari'), Evan James ('o Lanfachreth'), Dafydd Dafis (David Davies), Richard [Davies] ('Esgob Dewi'), Roger Kyffin, Cadwalader Roberts, Marged Ffoulkes ('o Rhywlas'), Ellis Cadwalader, David Evans ('o Dre Lledrod ymlhwy Llansilin'), Mr Tos. Jones ('vicar Hirnant') ('englynion' (3) in English), William Jones ('o Gynwyd'), Moris ab Evan ab Dafydd, and Robert Hughes ('o Grauanun'), together with anonymous compositions. There are references to and compositions relating to interludes in vol. i, 91, 115, 156, and 165. The volumes are largely in the hand of Rees Lloyd, Nant Irwen.

Llythyrau Eliezer Williams, etc.

A volume of transcripts by St George Armstrong Williams of letters by 'Myrddin' [i.e. the Reverend Eliezer Williams] in Seren Gomer, 21-28 May, 11, 25 June, and 6-27 August 1814, 'Cywydd y Winwydden' by 'E. Llanbedr. Chwef. 1815', of 'Pennillion ar ddechreuad Sosiniaeth yn Lloegr. 1790' [translated by] 'E. W.' (printed in Peter Williams: Tafol Gywir I Bwyso Sosiniaeth ... (Caerfyrddin, 1792), pp. 47-8), 'An Epitaph upon an Astronomer' ('Rhyfeddol mewn rhifyddiaeth ...'), and 'On the Harp new tuned' ('Eos wanwyn yn seinio ...').

Barddoniaeth, etc.

A manuscript containing an alphabetical list of poets and authors (most with abbreviations for the names and floruits appended) and literary and historical works (e.g. Brut y Tywysogion, Buchedd St Margaret); a list of Welsh proverbs, all starting with 'ni' or 'nid'; poetry, nearly all in the form of 'englynion', mainly by Owen Gruffydd 'o blwy Llanystynd[wy]' and Absalom Roberts of Llanrwst, with a few 'englynion' by John Prichard Prys, Edward Morus, Ellis Rolant, Sion Dafydd and anonymous; on the last page (24) there are epitaphs in verse to Anne and Cathrin Roberts of Goppa, who died in 1780.

Llythyrau llenorion,

A collection of holograph letters written to Ebenezer Thomas ('Eben Fardd'), schoolmaster, at Llangybi and Clynnog Fawr, Caernarvonshire. The writers include [the Reverend] T[homas] Richards, Berriew, secretary to the Cymmrodorion in Powys, 1824 (the success of the recipient's 'awdl' at the eisteddfod at Welsh Pool, congratulations from Will Owen of Newtown, Evan Evans of Trefriw, and John Blackwell 'now together in the next room'), Richard Jones ['Gwyndaf Eryri'], Caernarfon, 1826 (a criticism of English influences on Brecon eisteddfod), Spencer [Bulkeley] Wynn [aft. 3rd baron Newborough], Glynllivon, 1832 (an allocation of building ground in Clynog), Robt. Jones ['Tecwyn Meirion'], L[iver]pool ('gynt o Gefn trevor'), [18]33 (the writer's 'awdl' on 'Llongddrylliad [y Rothesay Castle]', a request for coal orders from Clynog), E[van] Evans, [vicar of] Llanarmon Yale, 1833 (details of the endowment and subscriptions of the school offered to the recipient at Llanarmon), Wm. Harrison, Abbot's Grange [Chester], 1833 (the possibility of the writer's appointment of the recipient as writing master, and an offer of assistance in classical studies), Robt. Morgan, [Baptist Minister], Llanfair [near Harlech], to David Lloyd, Llanystymdwu, 1834 (a split at Ramoth [Baptist] Church, Llanfrothen, enclosing money for the writer's sister), G. W. Edwards, Llanrug, 1835 (the recipient's request for a book on the history of Rome), Robert Williams, Fron Deg, Bangor, 1837-48 (7) (the possibility of appointments for the recipient, the writer's retention as one of the managing engineers in the St George's Harbour and Railway, the Portdynllaen undertaking, verses by the writer to the electors of Anglesey, a request for a translation of an English poem for publication, the publication of the recipient's [Caniadau] in 1841, the opening of a new quarry by the writer, the publication of a translation by the recipient of the 'Welsh Lines', the writer's removal to Clynnog) (together with 'Dau Englyn ar ol G[utyn] Peris' and 'Galar gwr am ei Wraig' by Robt. Williams), [Rev.] H[enry] Gryffydd [perpetual curate of Llandrygarn] 'Gweinidog', Llandrygarn, 1841 (2) (a request to include the recipient's elegy in a biography of John Elias), [Rev.] W[illiam] Roberts, Amlwch, 1841 (2) (the recipient's elegy to Jno. Elias), Griffith Owen Evans ('Glaslyn'), 'Argraffydd', Swyddfa y Cronicl, Bangor, 1841 (the purchase of the recipient's [Caniadau]), O. Hughes, 'Messrs. Davies & Sons's Wharhouse', Mena[i] Bridge, [18]41 (the recipient's elegy to J. Elias), Robert Williams, [? of Bwlch Derwin] from Bala, 1842 (personal), [Rev.] Morris Hughes, Port Dinorwic, 1844 (requesting Welsh translations of lines by Milton for inclusion in an essay by the writer on 'Anghymedroldeb'), John Jones, Gors, Llanedy, [18]47 (a request for an elegy to the Reverend John Evans, Pentwyn, formerly of Llwynyfforten), [Rev.] Lewis Hughes, Gogarth, 1848 (a request for keys left at the inn during the writer's removal from Clynnog), D. Rhys Stephen, Manceinion [Manchester], 1848 (support for the recipient's proposal to translate and publish the works of Chambers), John Prichard, Llangollen, from Llandudno, 1848 (recommending 'Chambers' Information for the people, and wishing the recipient well in his proposal), John Williams, Drefnewydd [Newtown], 1848 (the proposed translation of 'Addysg Chambers i'r bobl'), W[illiam] Williams ['Creuddynfab'], Oldham, [18]49 (the sale of the recipient's book), Wm. Jacob, Tredegar, [18]50 (the recipient's reluctance to act as adjudicator at Tredegar Eisteddfod), Thomas Edwards, Chester, 1850-1 (3) (an English poem by the late Mr David Owen, i.e. 'Dewi Wyn o Eifion', Rhuddlan Royal Eisteddfod and an accident to 'Tal[haiarn]', a request for a translation of a Welsh poem) (the second letter endorsed 'Pryddest yr Adgyfodiad Correspondence'), David R. Pughe, Barmouth, 1841 (a controversy in the Carnarvon & Denbigh Herald and Cylchgrawn Rhyddid concerning the national character and language), John Pughe ('Ioan ap Huw Feddyg'), Barmouth, etc., 1840-6 and undated (11) (the recipient's victory at Liverpool, the progress of the recipient's Caniadau, the visit of Bishop Christopher Bethel[l] to Harlech, the writer's building of Bron Dirion and the choice of a tenant, the progress of the [Plymouth] Brethren, requests for Welsh translations of tract by [Samuel Prideaux] Tregelles, etc., the publication of the proposed hymn book, comments on total abstinence, etc.), H[ugh] Hughes ('Tegai), Capel Helyg, [18]54 (encloses an 'awdl', comments on the Bangor Eisteddfod), Lewis Edwards, Bala, etc., 1840-58 and undated (33) (an invitation to the writer's school, the recipient's lines on the death of Mr Elias and his 'awdl' on Job, the recipient's school, contributions to Y Traethodydd and the division of profits, the recipient's proposal to translate 'Chambers' Information for the People', Aberffraw Eisteddfod), Thomas Charles Edwards, Bala, 1859 (a request for a contribution to Yr Ymwelydd), S. Prideaux Tregelles, Neath Abbey, Islington, Plymouth, etc., 1844-61 (27) (the writer's preaching tour of Wales, the state of religion in Wales, a reply to a criticism of the Plymouth Brethren, the writer's Greek Testament, Elijah Waring's book on 'old Iolo Morganwg', search for 'Llyfr Twrog' among 'Iolo's manuscripts, a translation by the recipient of the writer's Lecture on the ... Authorship ... of the New Testament, the preaching of the Gospel in Italy, the writer's visit to Clynnog, the writer's complaint about postal arrangements at Clynnog, a controversy between O. Williams, C. M. minister, and Romish priests at Tremeirchion, the writer's meetings with freed Spanish negroes returning from Cuba to Africa, a book of hymns by the writer's cousin Anne Laetitia Waring of Darran near Neath, a translation by the recipient of a hymn by A. L. Waring, the recipient's introduction to a collection of hymns, a gift to the recipient of a copy of 'Cyfrinach Beirdd Ynys Prydain', the death of Elijah Waring, the writer's meeting with Welshmen returning from Barnet cattle fair and an account of special Welsh religious services arranged for them at the fair, condolence on the death of the recipient's wife, an account of the writer's visit to Spain), John Phillips, Llanerchymedd and Bangor, 1844-52 (6) (inability to admit the recipient to the British Institution for a year, recommends the Welsh translation of 'Chambers' Information for the People', a request for assistance 'on a certain point', a proposed visit to Clynnog, the recipient's teaching post at Clynnog and the possibility of removal), [Edward Roberts] 'Iorwerth Glan Aled', Rhyl, 1851-5 (19) (poetry by the writer, the recipient, 'Ieuan Glan Geirionydd', 'Gwilym Hiraethog', 'Creuddynfab' and others, the relationship of the recipient with 'Ieuan Gwynedd' and with 'Caledfryn', rules of Welsh metrics, views on literary criticism, etc.), John Edwards, 'Eos Glan Twrch', Floyd, Oneida County, New York, 1853 (requesting the recipient's recommendation of his 'awdl' for publication), Wm. Ambrose ['Emrys'], Porth Madog, etc., 1850 (2) (an 'awdl' by 'Nicander', observations on John Richards's critique), Richard Parry ('Gwalchmai'), Llandovery, etc., 1849-52 (3) (the publication of the 'awdl' submitted by the writer to Aberffraw eisteddfod, compositions submitted to Merthyr eisteddfod), Josiah Gibson, Carnarvon, undated (the enclosed lines of Sam Goodman), O. Pritchard, Tregaian, 1842 (a Welsh translation of enclosed lines), [Rev.] Evan L[ewis] Davies [of Cefnceido Hall near Rhaeadr], from Bangor, etc., 1845-61 (14) (the writer's study of the Welsh language, personal), Isaac Clarke, Rhuthyn, 1851 (the publication by the writer of a volume of recipient's works and of his portrait, the publication of Blackwell's works and comments on his portrait), R. O. Rees, Dolgelley, [18]51 (subjects for Eisteddfod Gwynedd at Dolgelley), [John Prytherch Williams] 'Rhydderch o Fôn', Denbigh and Rhyl, 1851 (2) (personal, poetry by the writer and others, the writer's letters to Y Cymro in defence of the recipient and the writer's assessment of 'Dewi Wyn [o Eifion]', a pryddest by 'Bardd Du Môn', sermons by 'Gwilym Hiraethog' and 'Caledfryn', etc.), Jno. Jones ('Talhaiarn'), London, Mentmore, Battlesden, etc., 1850-62 (16) (poetry by the writer and the recipient, eisteddfodau, a fund for the recipient's portrait, the health of the writer and of the recipient, the writer's views on the possibility of a national eisteddfod, a new palace in France for Baron James Rothschild, the writer's publications, the loan by the writer to the recipient of 'Y Piser Hir' and its sale to Robert Jones, Rotherhithe, etc., together with a draft agreement for the return of 'Y Piser Hir' and a letter from Robert Jones, 'Rhudd-ddwr-hydd' (Rotherhithe), 1856),

Robert Ellis ('Cynddelw'), Sirhowy, 1853-60 (4) (the writer's Tafol y Beirdd, the writer's loss by theft, Denbigh eisteddfod (1860) adjudications, the death of the writer's son), [William Davies] 'Gwilym Teilo', Morriston, 1854 (2) (eisteddfod accounts, poetry by the writer), [Thomas Gwallter Price] 'Cuhelyn', Beaufort, 1855 (2) (poetry by the writer, personal), John Williams ab Ithel, Middleton, near Manchester, 1855 (material for the Cambrian Journal), R. I. Prys ('Gweirydd ap Rhys'), Llanrhyddlad, 1854-9 (3) (a request for the recipient's views on series of 'englynion' for a monument to Mari Williams, 'Owain Aber's mother, at Llanwenllwyfo, the distribution of a paper relating to the reform of Welsh orthography, subjects of a proposed 'Eisteddfod Machreth Mon' at Llanfachreth), Aneurin Jones ('Aneurin Fardd'), Penllwyn Mills, Pontllanfraith, 1861 (4) ([Aberdare national] eisteddfod adjudications), W. E. Hughes ('Cowlyd'), Llanrwst, undated (a 'sketch' of the writer in the Carnarvon & Denbigh Herald), Wm. Ambrose ['Emrys], Porth Madog, 1861 (a testimonial to the recipient), Thomas Bevan ('Caradawc y Fenni'), Y Fenni [Abergavenny], 1862 (the writer's journey to Caernarvon), and J. W. Jones, 'Swyddfa y Drych' [Y Drych office, USA], 1856, (contributions to Y Drych); verses entitled 'To a Smiling Infant'; an account entitled 'Cantref y Gwaelod (The Lowland Hundred)' embodying translations from the Black Book of Carmarthen. Some of the letters are published in Adgof Uwch Anghof. On one of the fly-leaves is an imperfect list of scribes ('Rhestr o enwau prif Ysgrifenwyr y Llythyrau canlynol') in the hand of John Jones ('Myrddin Fardd'), with additions by J. H. Davies.

Llythyrau llenorion,

A collection of holograph letters and miscellaneous literary documents. The correspondents include Walter Davies ['Gwallter Mechain'] to [the Reverend] T. Richards, 'Schools', Berriew, 1824 (the publication of Powysion), John Blackwell ['Alun'], Broncoed, near Mold, to [the Reverend] Thomas Richards, Llangyniew, 1827 (the death of the writer's father, a curacy for the writer), Robert Vaughan, Salop, to 'Honest' John Thomas Rees, [16]74 (the arrest of the recipient's brother Oliv[er] for debt) (mounted on a prospectus of Gwaith Barddonawl Thomas Gwynedd, 1822), Daf[ydd] Thomas ['Dafydd Ddu Eryri'], Bettws St Garmon, etc. to John Roberts ['Siôn Lleyn'], Pen yr allt, Dyneio, Pwllheli, 1803-7 (3) (elegies to Goronwy Owen, the works of 'Gutyn Peris', the readiness of 'Dafydd Ionawr' to reconciliate, the return of an essay, references to 'Padarn' and 'Peblig', to Y Greal, and to Jonathan Hughes, the writer's health, the publication of Yr Eurgrawn, the writer's return from Pwllheli) (with verses endorsed), John Thomas ['Siôn Wyn o Eifion'] to John Roberts ['Siôn Lleyn'], Griffith Williams ['Gutyn Peris'], Mrs [ ] Edwards, etc., 1815 and undated (8) (comments on lines 'Ar Ddyffryn Ffestiniog', the loan of books, etc., the writer's health, poetry by the writer, the writer's debt to Mrs Edwards) (drafts and / or copies), John and Catharine Evans, London, to their father John Roberts ['Siôn Lleyn'], 1810-16 (3) (the death of the writers' mother, advising their brother not to seek employment in London, the death of their brother Nathaniel and cousin Eleanor, the writers' health) (one letter endorsed 'Llythyr Galarus Cathrin ar ol ei Mam'), 'E. E. E. Er. T' [i.e. Ebenezer Thomas, 'Eben Fardd'] to John Thomas ['Siôn Wyn o Eifion'], undated (the writer's low spirits), William Ellis Jones ['Cawrdaf'] 'Argraphydd a Llunuedydd', Dolgelley, etc., to John Thomas ['Siôn Wyn o Eifion'], 1817-20 (2) (Wrexham eisteddfod (1820), personal, the writer's departure from home), P[eter] B[ailey] Williams, Pantafon, Llanrug, to R[ichard] Jones ['Gwyndaf Eryri'], 1823 (the form of inscription on the tomb of 'Dafydd Ddu Eryri'), J[oshua] M[organ] Thomas, Nevyn, to John Thomas ['Siôn Wyn o Eifion'], 1822 (2) (poetry by the writer, including an elegy to uncle Joshua Thomas, the loan of books to the recipient, a controversy on baptism, publications in Seren Gomer, a letter from [J. R.] Jones of Ramoth, encloses Village Sermons by R[obert] Robinson of Cambridge and portraits, a request for an English translation of an elegy by the writer), John Roberts [the elder], Llanbrynmair, to John Thomas ['Siôn Wyn o Eifion'], 1815 (the recipient's affliction, the death of Mrs Ellis, 'a little revival amongst us'), Dav[i]d Williams, Pwllhely [aft. of Castell Deudraeth], etc., to John Thomas ['Siôn Wyn o Eifion'], 1816-19 (4) (personal, the writer's reading, the recipient's promotion, poetry by the writer, dreams, the recipient's knowledge of languages), David Ellis, Pwllheli, to John Thomas ['Siôn Wyn o Eifion'], 1814 (a copy of a paper made for 'Siôn Lleyn', the loan of books), Thos. Roberts, Carnarvon, to John Thomas ['Siôn Wyn o Eifion'], 1811 (a tender for printing), Iafan Llwyd, Bristol, to cousin John Thomas ['Siôn Wyn o Eifion'], 1823 (the preaching of Dr Robert Hawker of Plymouth, family news, the death of the recipient's mother), [Rev.] David Ellis, Ty newydd [Cricieth], to David Thomas ['Dafydd Ddu Eryri'], 'Schoolmaster', at Pentraeth, 1794 (personal, the price of William Owen [Pughe]'s Geirlyfr, the poetry of 'Iolo Morganwg', the writer's search for books), Griffith Williams ['Gutyn Peris'], Braichtalog, Llandegai, to John Roberts ['Siôn Lleyn'], 1814 (request for contribution to writer's proposed book Ffrwyth Awen) and to Robert Williams ['Robert ap Gwilym Ddu'], Betwsfawr, Llanystumdwy, 1817, 1828 (libellous englynion by 'Nwython y Nithiwr' to the writer's book, an elegy by the writer to a daughter of Lewis Morris), M. Davies, Gwynfryn and Penlan, Pwllheli, etc., to John Thomas ['Siôn Wyn o Eifion'], 1814-21 (11) (the writer's religious experiences, the texts of the 'Llanhengen' meeting, thanks for verses by the recipient, the loan of books to the recipient, the ministry of Penlan Church, the Baptists at Pwllheli, Bible meetings at Pwllheli, news of ministers of religion and others), Dafydd Saunders 'alias D. glan Taf, doe glan Teifi', Merthyr Tydfil, to 'Du ar Gwyn' [i.e. Robert Williams, 'Robert ap Gwilym Ddu', and David Owen, 'Dewi Wyn o Eifion'], 1823 (poetry by the writer and by the recipients) (endorsed are englynion entitled 'Annerchiad ir Du ar Gwyn o Eifion') and to Robert Williams ('Robert ap Gwilym Ddu'), 1835 (condolence, poetry by the writer), Morgan Davies, Nannau, to Rob[ert] Williams ['Robert ap Gwilym Ddu], 1826 (poetry by the writer, references to the recipient's wife and to her father), W[illia]m Edwards ['Gwilym Padarn'], Llanberis, to Daniel Evans ['Daniel Ddu o Geredigion'], Maesnewydd, near Lampeter, 1830 (a request to allow John Jones, Llanrwst, to publish the recipient's Gwinllan y Bardd) and to John Jones ['Pyll Glan Conwy'], printer, Llanrwst, 1830 and undated (2) (material for publication by the recipient, payments to the recipient), I. W. Owen, English Bridge Place, Shrewsbury, to [Robert] Williams ['Robert ap Gwilym Ddu'], 1834 (Miss Williams's health and an invitation to Shrewsbury, references to Jane Wynne and the Tudors, comments on sectarianism in Wales), John Evans ('I. D. Ffraid'), Llansantffraid [Glan Conwy], to John Jones, printer, Llanrwst, 1835 (2) (the purchase of publications, poetry for Yr Athraw), W[illia]m Roos, Carnarvon, to David Owen ['Dewi Wyn o Eifion'], 1836 (portraits, etc. by the writer of Christmas [Evans], 'Dewi Wyn', J. W. Thomas ('Arfonwyson') and Wm. Jones ('Gwrgant')), W[illia]m Williams ['Caledfryn'], Caernarvon, to J[ohn] Jones, printer, Llanrwst, 1839 (subscribers to the writer's A Treatise ... on Welsh Poetry) (written on a blank page of a prospectus of the work), H[ugh] Jones [printer], Llanrwst, to John Jones, printer, Llanrwst, 1839 (the authorship of an almanac published by the writer), O[wen] W[illiams], Caernarvon and Waunfawr, to J[ohn] Jones, printer, Llanrwst, 1839 (2) (a book carrier's terms, the health of Dafydd Owen ['Dewi Wyn'] and the publication of his poetry, the publication of the writer's Drysorfa [Hynafiaethol], [Rev.] R. Phillips, Bettws, Abergele, to ['Eben Fardd'], 1843 (the publication of a collection by the writer of hymns), Thos. Edwards, Chester, etc., to Ebenezer Thomas ['Eben Fardd'], 1841-9 (a work by 'Dewi Wyn' in English, 'Talhaearn's second letter), A[ndrew] J[ones] Brereton ['Andreas o Fôn], Mold, to Ebenezer Thomas ('Eben Fardd'), [18]51 (enclosing Mold eisteddfod proceedings), [letter written on behalf of] Griffith Griffiths, Henllys Fawr, near Aberffraw, to Ebenezer Thomas ('Eben Fardd'), [18]54 (a request for an elegy), Ellis Owen, Cefn y Meusydd, to John Thomas ['Siôn Wyn o Eifion'], 1815? (a tribute to the recipient's friendship, the writer's reading, the success of Field Marshal W[ellington], the death of the Rev Mr [Thomas] Robinson of Leicester), Richard Jones, Erwystyffylau [Llanwnda] ['Gwyndaf Eryri'] ('enw o Fardd') to [Griffith Williams, 'Gutyn Peris'], 1815 (the publication of the recipient's Ffrwyth Awen, the writer's letter in defence of the poets) (endorsed are Englynion I Anerch Ffrwyth Awen'), J. Evans, Cardiff, to D. Owen ['Dewi Wyn o Eifion'], c. 1838 (requesting the recipient to correct an enclosed 'awdl'), and Sam[ue]l Evans, Carmarthen, to W[illia]m Jones, Rhoslan, near Pwllhely, 1851 (2) (the success of Seren Cymru). Several of the letters have been printed in 'Adgof uwch Anghof'. Among the miscellaneous documents are printed minutes of a committee held at the Bull's Head, Llangefni, 18 November 1825, to discuss the erection of a monument in the cathedral church of Bangor and a tablet in the parish church of Llanfair Mathafarn Eithaf in memory of the late Reverend Goronwy Owen, A.M. (directed to Mr David Owen, Geirwen, Pwllheli); 'Carol Plygain ar Falldod Dolgelleu', 1813, by 'W. D.'; holograph poetry by J[ohn] Thomas ['Siôn Wyn o Eifion'], 1813, including 'Lines on Friendship. Composed by an afflicted hand', 'Lines composed by an humble hand on his Library; which is made up, almost entirely, of books given him by Mrs Hughes, her sister Mrs E. Nanney, Miss Williams, &c.', 'on Longing', and 'Lines on New Year's Day'; verses entitled 'Love and Friendship' (endorsed 'Ann Will[i]ams'); and holograph observations by Samuel Roberts ['S. R.'], Llanbryn Mair, on Edward Roberts ('Iorwerth Glan Aled'): Palestina (1851); etc. On one of the fly-leaves is an imperfect list of scribes ('Rhestr o enwau ysgrifenwyr y Llythyrau sydd yn y Llyfr hwn') in the hand of John Jones ('Myrddin Fardd'), with additions by J. H. Davies.

Llythyrau llenorion,

A collection of holograph letters and a few transcripts of letters and literary documents. The correspondents include John Williams, Ynys y Towyn and Tuhwntirbwlch [Portmadoc] to John Thomas ['Siôn Wyn o Eifion'], Chwilog, 1815-48 (18) (personal, observations on friendship, etc., the death of the recipient's father, the extension of the writer's business and the establishment of a benefit club, claims on the writer's liberality, the destruction of corn by the weather, references to mutual friends, the recipient's reading, the health of the recipient's nephew, improvements at 'our little Salem' (Congregational meeting-house], the recipient's 'domestic concerns', attachment to Mr [William] Ambrose ['Emrys'], the death of Mrs [Henrietta] Nanney, the writer's life story, the need for education facilities, news of the writer's family and of friends, etc.), Willm. Jones to J. Thomas, Chwilog, undated (observations on a book, the state of the country), O[wen] J[ones] E[llis] Nanney, Gwynfryn, to John Thomas, Chwilog, 1826-30 (3) (thanks for eggs, the payment of a legacy to the recipient), Robt. Jones ['Tecwyn Meirion'], Liverpool, to David Lloyd, shoe maker, Llanystundwy, 1833 (an order for coal), [the Reverend] W[illiam] Robert Davies (Will Robert Dafydd), Eglwyserw [sic], Dowlais, Pendarran, etc. to William Jones, smith (afterwards draper), Rhoslan, Llanysdymdwy,1835-49 (37), and to John Evans, draper, Victoria House, Cricierth [sic], 1849, (condolence, the baptism of the recipient, enclosing a [Western Baptist] Association Letter, greetings to the writer's family and friends and requests for news, a proposal to establish a [Baptist] Academy at Haverfordwest, baptisms of Dissenting ministers, the writer's health, emigration to America, observations on the total abstinence movement, marriages in Nonconformist chapels, the publication and circulation of Y Cenhadydd Cymreig, the writer's relations with Ebenezer and Penybryn Baptist Churches in Pembrokeshire, Chartist riots, observations on life in Merthyr Tydvil and Dowlais, unfavourable comments on Sandemanians and [Calvinistic] Methodists, the imprisonment of Dafydd [David] Jones [Baptist historian] of Carmarthen, a reply to a request for financial help, an invitation to the writer to Utica, the cost of Caersalem (Dowlais) Baptist meeting-house, numerous references to David Owen ('Dewi Wyn o Eifion'), the writer's new house at Pendarran, the slander of Enock Williams [Baptist minister at Garn Dolbenmaen], Church rate disturbance at Merthyr, cholera deaths, etc.), Saml. Evans, Carmarthen, to William Jones, Rhoslan, 1854 (the circulation of Seren Cymru), and to J[ohn] Edwards ['Meiriadog'], 1851 (the publication of Seren Cymru, a promise of support for Yr Hyfforddwr, a criticism of Seren Gomer), Robt. Jones, druggist, Pwllheli, to [ ], 1857 (personal, the writer's reading), M[orris] Williams ['Nicander'], Bangor, to [Ebenezer Thomas, 'Eben Fardd'], 1840 (Welsh metrical translations of the Psalms, with a translation of Psalm 49 enclosed), Lady [Elizabeth] Jones Parry, Madryn Park to Eb[eneze]r Thomas ['Eben Fardd'], 1841 (a request for shells from Clynog shore), J. Thomas ['Siôn Wyn o Eifion'], Chwilog, to Ebenezer Thomas ['Eben Fardd'], 1842 (the publication of a memoir of 'Dewi [Wyn o Eifion'], i.e. Blodau Arfon), H[umphrey] Gwalchmai, Oswestry, to E. Thomas ['Eben Fardd'], [18]43 (the recipient's duties and remuneration as poetry editor of Yr Athraw), Ellis Owen, Cefnymeusydd, to Ebenezer Thomas ['Eben Fardd'], 1843-59 (4) (the pedigree of Erasmus Lloyd, appointments held by the writer, contributions to Y Traethodydd, a memorial to (David Owen) 'Dafydd y Garreg Wen', the writer's kinship with Eifionydd poets), and to Richd. Roberts ['Bardd Treflys'] (of Tymawr), at Liverpool, 1844 (the recipient's education and employment, the weather, food prices), R[obert] I[saac] Jones ['Alltud Eifion'], Tremadoc, to Ebenezer Thomas ('Eben Fardd'), [18]45 (the sale of Allwedd ddirgel y nefoedd [translated from Thomas Brooks]), Thomas Roberts (Llwynrhudol) London, to Owen Williams ['Owain Gwyrfai'], Caernarvon, 1840 (the sale of the writer's translation from [Benjamin] Franklin, i.e. Y Ffordd i Gaffael Cyfoeth neu Rhisiart Druan),Owen Jones, Felin Uchaf, to Robert Williams ['Robert ap Gwilym Ddu'], Bettws Fawr [Llanystumdwy], 1831 (thanks for an englyn, information about Dafydd Morys of Penmorfa) (endorsed are rules ('Dull Trefniad') of Llanysdymdwy Welsh Society, 1823), [the Reverend] Thos. Lewis, Pontymeistr, Newport, Mon., to [ ], 1878 (an appreciation of Titus Lewis), [the Reverend] E[van] Evans, London, to David Owen ['Dewi Wyn o Eifion'], 1819 (a letter by Robert Williams ['Robert ap Gwilym Ddu'] in Seren Gomer, comments on the award at Denbigh eisteddfod and the writer's request to see the winning awdl by [Edward Hughes] 'Y Dryw') (?identity of the recipient confused with David Owen, 'Brutus'), [D. Silvan Evans] Llanwrin, to [John Jones] 'Myrddin [Fardd'], 1882 (comments on the recipient's volume, i.e. ? Adgof uwch Anghof) (incomplete), W. M. Hughes, Bangor, to E. Thomas ('Eben Fardd'), 1853-6 (3) (preparations for Bangor eisteddfod, a portrait of recipient), and John A. Jones ('Athan Fardd'), Swansea, to [John] Jones ['Myrddin Fardd'], 1889 (second hand books on sale by the writer). The transcripts, partly in the hand of 'Myrddin Fardd', include letters from D[avid] Thomas 'Dafydd Ddu Eryri' to [John Roberts 'Sion Lleyn'] (original in Cwrt Mawr 74), and to [David Owen 'Dewi Wyn o Eifion'], [Morris Williams] 'Nicander' to [Ebenezer Thomas] 'Eben Fardd' (2, originals in Cwrt Mawr 478), and Dan[iel] Davies, London, to David Thomas ('Dafydd Ddu Eryri'] (original in Cwrt Mawr 861 (File 6)). The miscellaneous documents include copies of 'Cywydd Annerch Yr Awen, neu fyfyrdod wrth Afon Dwyfach 1802' by 'Robert ab Gwilym Ddu', with annotations, and 'Cynghanedd i'r Saer a foddiasai'r Bardd. Hydref 1819' by 'Dewi Wyn o Eifion'; 'Voice of Nature, contained in the compendium of an Octave'; 'englynion' entitled 'Golygfa nosawl ar weithiau haiarn Merthyr mewn deuddeg Englyn gyda chymeriad cyrch' by [the Reverend] D[avid] Saunders ['Dafydd Glan Teifi'] (endorsed 'Anrheg i Feirdd Eifion gan D. Saunders'); 'Englynion Galanasdra' by ?'Dab Deudraeth'; a 'cywydd' entitled 'Ateb Anerch Dewi Fardd' by 'Pedr Du', with an imperfect letter to David Evans, Llanrwst; verses entitled 'Mawlgan i Mr. Griffith Jones, Blaenycwm, a Chiper Syr Watcyn' by [Rowland Walter] 'Ionoron Glan Dwyryd' (endorsed 'Mr. Evan Jones, Goat Inn, Llanuwchllyn'); verses entitled 'Cyngor John Jones Caeronw I David Thos. I Briodi' and 'Ateb ir Gân flaenorol', with a memorial inscription and a translation by David Tho[ma]s; etc. On one of the fly-leaves is an imperfect list of scribes ('Rhestr o enwau Ysgrifenwyr mwyaf nodedig y llyfr hwn' in the hand of John Jones ('Myrddin Fardd'), with one addition by J. H. Davies.

Llythyrau llenorion,

Holograph letters addressed to Ebenezer Thomas ('Eben Fardd'). The writers include David Williams, Dinorwic, [18]42 (a request by 'Tegidon' to publish a review of the recipient's Caniadau, a request for verses on Temperance), John Jones ['Ivon'], Aberystwyth, 1845 (a request for the recipient's patronage and contributions to a proposed monthly periodical), Samuel Roberts ['S. R.'], Llanbrynmair, 1855 (an adjudication on 'Ffug-hanesion') (together with a testimonial, 1848, by Samuel Roberts and John Roberts in support of the recipient's 'Addysg Chambers i'r Bobl'), John Griffith, 'Gohebydd', Swansea, undated (a payment of 10/6); Wm. Ambrose ['Emrys'], Portmadoc, etc., 1849-60 (15) (press controversy arising from the Aberffraw eisteddfod award, co-adjudications by the writer and the recipient, condolence), Thos. Edwards, Harlech, [18]49 (the recipient's press controversy with 'Talhaiarn'), David Roberts, Liverpool, 1849-59 (2) (controversy with 'Talhaiarn', an invitation to the recipient), Wm. Williams ['Caledfryn'], Llanrwst, 1851 (7) (co-adjudications by the writer and the recipient), Richd. Parry ('Gwalchmai'), Festiniog, Conway, and Llandudno, 1851-61 (7) (praise for the recipient's pryddest on 'Yr Atgyfodiad' and a criticism of the poem of Mr Evans [i.e. 'Ieuan Glan Geirionydd'], co-adjudications by the writer and the recipient, condolence), W. Griffith, Talysarn, [1859] (requesting the recipient's opinion of the writer's son), John Griffith, Tanybwlch, [18]57 (thanks for a letter), Benj. J. Owens, Liverpool, 1862 (4) (an invitation to write an address on the occasion of the presentation of a testimonial to 'Gwilym Hiraethog'), Hugh Pugh, Mostyn, (18]62 (an address to 'Gwilym Hiraethog'), Daniel Richards, Llanelly, 1853-62 (2) (Caernarfon eisteddfod, a suggestion for the publication of the recipient's words, the recipient's friends and enemies, the distribution of a portrait of the recipient, enclosing a letter from [William Owen John] 'Eryr Glan Taf'), Robert Williams, Clynnog Vicarage, 1851-9 (4) (the writer's proposed 'Record of Clynnog Vawr', British and Foreign Bible Society meetings at Clynnog), William Evans, Derwen, 1852 (an appreciation of the recipient, the writer's poetry), D[avid] Williams, Llandwrog Rectory, 1860 (2) (an account of a tea meeting at Llandwrog), J. A. Bennett (to John Thomas ['Sion Wyn o Eifion'], Chwilog), undated (2) (requesting tracts for delivery by Mrs Binns to Dublin, the writer's visit to Liverpool and Chester, the delivery of the recipient's newspapers), H[ugh] Beaver Davies ('Cuhelyn'), Llanerchymedd, 1850-1 (6) (greetings in verse, the writer's poetry, eisteddfodau at Llangefni, Rhuddlan, Tremadoc), Thomas Gwallter Price, ('Cuhelyn') Beaufort, Hereford, New York, etc., 1855-6 (4) (requesting the recipient's observations on enclosed 'englynion' the London eisteddfod, an 'awdl' by 'Ioan Emlyn', unfavourable comments on 'Eryr Glan Taf' and [Evan Davies] 'Ieuan Myfyr', the writer's emigration to America), Evan Jones ('Ieuan Gwynedd'), Cardiff, etc., 1850-1 (11) (adjudications on the writer's poetry, pryddestau by the writer and the recipient on 'Yr Atgyfodiad', the writer's public observations on the recipient as a critic, eisteddfodau at Cardiff, Liverpool, and Tremadog, the writer's health, a suggestion for the publication of the recipient's works, observations on the rules of Welsh metrics, an invitation to the writer to be co-editor of Y Diwygiwr, an attack on 'Ieuan Myfyr') (one letter is written on the blank spaces of a prospectus of Yr Adolygydd, 1851), William Williams ('Gwilym Ddu Arfon'), Llanerchymedd, 1851 (awards at Merthyr Tydfil and Rhuddlan eisteddfodau), Lewis Edwards ('Llywelyn Twrog'), Maentwrog, etc. [18]52-5 (2) (requesting an adjudication on compositions for Maentwrog Literary Society, requesting observations on a 'Pryddest'), D. P. Evans, Ffos y ffin, Aberaeron, 1851 (2) (the recipient's observations on the writer's poetry, the publication of the writer's works), David Davies ('Dewi Glan Peryddon') Llwyneinion, [18]53 (2) (requesting an opinion on an elegy by the writer), Robert Jones ('R. J. Derfel'), Manchester, [18]53 (2) (... recipient's opinion on a pryddest by the writer on 'Dygiad Cristnogaeth i Brydain', the need to improve the system of distribution of books in Wales), Rowland Williams ('Hwfa Môn'), Bagillt and Brymbo, 1855-60 (5) (an adjudication, observations, etc., by the recipient on 'awdlau', etc., by the writer, compositions submitted to Denbigh National Eisteddfod (1860), an attempt by writers of 'pryddestau' to discontinue the award of a chair for an 'awdl'), [John Price] 'Ioan Machno', New Tea Establishment, Holywell, [18]55 (requesting the name of the winner in a literary competition on the Rev. John Elias at the London eisteddfod), J[ohn] Phillips, Bangor, 1856-62 (7) (a request for an address at the Conference on 'Scriptural Instruction', payments by Arfon and by Lleyn and Eifionnydd Monthly Meetings towards the recipient's salary as Master of the Arfon Grammar School, a preaching engagement, an appointment with the recipient), Mary Ellen Phillips [Bangor], 1856 (the recipient's visit to the Conference, thanks for poetry, condolence), D. T. Williams ('Tydfylyn'), Merthyr [Tudful], 1855-62 (2) (requests for an opinion on a disputed line in an englyn and for a testimonial), Rob. Hughes ('Glan Collen'), Llangernyw, 1857 and undated (2) (the recipient's observations on the writer's works), R[ichard] Foulkes Edwards ('Risiart Ddu o Wynedd'), Ruthin and Denbigh, 1857-60 (7) (the publication of the writer's poetical works under the title of Y Blaenffrwyth, the recipient's success at the Llangollen eisteddfod of 1858, the opposition of the writer's father to poets and poetry), Morris Owen ('Meurig Wyn o Wynedd'), Pentrevoelas and Llanfyllin, 1858-61 (17) (eisteddfodau at Pentrevoelas, Llansantffraid Glan Conwy, Llandilo Fawr, Merthyr Tydfil, etc., critical remarks by the recipient on the writer's poetry, John Milton's Welsh descent, the death of members of the recipient's family, an inscription and other archaeological remains at Pentrevoelas, Llangollen eisteddfod (1858) and its repercussions, an account of Pentrevoelas in the Cambrian Journal, the Society ('Cymdeithas') and its library at Pentrevoelas, an appreciation of the recipient's 'awdl' on 'Maes Bosworth', a description of Gwytherin, a 'good stock' of manuscripts in the neighbourhood of Pentrevoelas, the writer's employment as a solicitor's clerk at Llanfyllin, the writer's illness, an elegy by the writer to the recipient's son James Ebenezer, an attempt to establish a Welsh Society ('Cymdeithas Gymreigyddol') in the county), Ellis Parry ('Elis ap Howel'), Cadnant, Menai Bridge, [18]58 (enquires whether recipient has accepted the religious views of 'Myfyr Morgannwg', a request for a copy of the recipient's metrical translation of 'Caban Fewythr Tomos'), Thomas Edwards ('S. D. C.'), Bow Street, Aberystwyth, 1858 (a request to examine the writer's poetry and to present him to the Archdruid at Llangollen eisteddfod), Owen Wynne Jones ('Glasynys'), Llanfachraith (Dolgellau) and Llangristiolus, 1859-62 (3) (a request for the identity of the winning 'Desgrifgerdd o Gymru' at [the Merthyr Tydfil] eisteddfod, condolence, deploring the loss of Y Brython, uninspiring list of subjects at Caernarfon [national] eisteddfod, talk of a large-scale eisteddfod at Dolgellau), Evan Evans, Independent minister, Llangollen, [18]60-1 (3) (the recipient's review of the writer's Coleg y Darllenydd), Owen Wynne Thomas ('Twrog'), Brighton, undated [1849] (controversy with 'Talhaiarn' concerning the award at Aberffraw), William J. Roberts ('Gwilym Cowlyd), Trefriw, 1861 (2) (a request to edit the works of 'I[euan] G[lan] Geirionydd', condolence), John Griffith, Dolgelley, [18]61 (condolence), D[avid] Williams ('Alaw Goch'), Aberdare, 1861 (3) (the recipient's presence at Aberdare [national] eisteddfod), Wm. Morgan, Aberdare, 1861 (an invitation to stay with the writer over the eisteddfod), [Owen Humphrey Davies] 'Eos Llechid', Llanllechid, undated (a request for biographies of specified Welsh musicians), and D[avid] Cadfan Bynner ['Dewi Cadfan'], Llanystumdwy, 1862 (the writer's lecture at Clynnog Fawr). On one of the fly-leaves is an imperfect list of scribes in the hand of John Jones ('Myrddin Fardd').

Barddoniaeth 'Dafydd Ddu Eryri', etc.

An early nineteenth century manuscript in the hand of, and consisting largely of poetry by, David Thomas ('Dafydd Ddu Eryri'). Most of the poems have been published in Corph y Gaingc (Dolgellau, 1810). The volume also contains extracts from printed works; 'Yr Angel gwarchweidwol. Cân newydd Gorph. 27 1802'; a poem entitled 'My Mother. Written in America and published in the Chester Chronicle June 14 1805'; 'Catechism Byr'; memoranda and extracts dealing with the history of Protestantism (e.g. 'Erthyglau Lambeth', 'Erthyglau Cymmanfa Dort ... 1618', 'Calvin', 'Bacsteriaeth', 'Arminiaeth', etc.); poetry by Gruffudd Wiliam ('Gutyn Peris'), 1807; 'Gweddillion Englynion yr Eos, a luniwyd yn yr Eisteddfod Ynghaerwys 1567 a gopiwyd allan o lyfr y Bardd Côch o Fon Mai 1807'; fragmentary notes and extracts (e.g. 'Y Saith Gelfyddyd (7 Rural Arts)', 'Y Saith Gysgadur', 'Enwau y Gwyr a gyfansoddasant y llyfr a elwir Gweddi Gyffredin Mai B.A. 1549', 'A Critique on the third Book of Paradise Lost', etc.); 'Emyn, allan o'r Saesoneg'; etc. Appended to one of the poems, 'Cwyn yr Henwr methiant', is the following note; 'Sepr. 7th 1805. Sent copies of the above to Rev. Mr. Williams Treffos, Morys Williams Plas Goronwy near Red Wharf and Thomas Jones King's head, Amlwch. Also to Gutyn Peris & Wm Jones Pentir & Dafydd Owen of Gaerwen, Llanystumdwy ... Sent copies of Fy Anwyl Fam, to the said persons'.

Iago Fardd's MSS,

A composite volume containing day and memoranda books of Ebenezer Thomas ('Eben Fardd') and of his children James E[benezer] Thomas and Catherine Thomas. They include a few diary entries of Catherine Thomas, 1846-9; parish relief accounts of Catherine Thomas and others, 1847-56; Old Testament annals; a catechism; biographical notes (dates and times of births, etc.) on members of the family of 'Eben Fardd'; poetry by James E. Thomas entitled 'Englynion Iago Fardd' and 'Cynnygion at Farddoniaeth gan Iago Fardd pan yn 16 oed'; log entries relating to Bangor British School, 1850, and particulars of qualifications required of pupil teachers, etc.; particulars of qualifications required of candidates for admission to Bala [CM] College, extracted from a letter from the Principal, L[ewis] Edwards to 'Eben Fardd', 1842; questions and answers on Scripture history and on English history; essays on 'Perseverance', 'Liberty', 'Wonders of Creation', 'The Memory', and 'Peace of Conscience' by James E. Thomas, September - October, 1858; an essay by 'Austin' [J. E. Thomas] on 'Perygl a drwg gwrthgiliad ynghyd a'r pethau sydd yn arwain iddo'; post office memoranda (delivery of registered letters, etc.), 1856-8; etc. The volume is lettered 'Iago Fardd's MSS'.

Llythyrau a barddoniaeth,

A volume of Welsh holographs containing letters from Gronow Owen (from Donnington to Hugh Williams, rector of Aberffraw, 1751) (see J. H. Davies: The Letters of Goronwy Owen (1723-1769) (Cardiff, 1924), pp. 3-4, 203-4), D. Thomas ['Dafydd Ddu Eryri'], Waunfawr to John Roberts ['Siôn Lleyn'], 1806 (2) (observations on an essay by 'Peblig', a suggestion for the publication by the writer of a volume on poetry, the character of the writer's late brother, the writer's willingness to lend books and the need to re-bind the writer's collection of 'Mr Ellis's manuscripts, a report to the Gwyneddigion that the writer had called them deists), J. R. Jones, Hafod y Gareg fawr, [Llanfrothen] to David Owen ['Dewi Wyn o Eifion'], 1816 (the death of the recipient's father, the recipient's musical theory), Griffith Williams ['Gutyn Peris'], Braichtalog, [Llandygai] to David Owens ['Dewi Wyn o Eifion'], 1822 (contributions to Y Gwyliedydd, englynion in memory of 'Bardd Môn', the rise of E. Evans ['Ieuan Glan Geirionydd'] to fame as a poet [at St Asaph eisteddfod, 1818], the encouragement given by the recipient and others to young poets), Dafydd Owen ('Dewi Wyn o Eifion'), Pwllheli to Peter Evans, printer, Caernarvon, 1825 (a message to Owen Williams ['Owain Gwyrfai'] that the writer cannot support the publication of his Geirlyfr [Cymraeg] and the writer's reluctance to buy books), R. Jones ['Gwyndaf Eryri'], Bontnewydd to David Owen ['Dewi Wyn o Eifion'], 1820 (criticisms of the recipient's 'awdl' [on 'Elusengarwch']), J[ohn] W[illiam] Prisiart, Plasybrain [Llanbedr-goch], to Robert Williams ['Robert ap Gwilym Ddu'], 1826 (the faulty idiom of Seren Gomer and other publications), Robt. Parry ('Robyn Ddu Eryri'), Llanarmon, to John Thomas ['Siôn Wyn o Eifion'], 1829 (the death of the writer's mother, inducements to better living), J. Thomas ['Siôn Wyn o Eifion'], Chwilog to Ebenezer Thomas ['Eben Fardd'], 1839 (reminiscences and meditations, 'Dewi Wyn's visit to London), [John Williams] 'Gorfyniawc o Arfon', Liverpool to E. Thomas ['Eben Fardd'], 1844 ('englynion' for publication in Yr Athraw), and W[illiam] M[orris] Hughes ('Gwawdrydd'), Bangor to E. Thomas ('Eben Fardd'), 1856 (a presentation of a 'Portreiad' to the recipient); a cut-out signature of Titus Lewis [Carmarthen], 13 Sept. 1805; and poetry by Hugh Jones [Llangwm], 1765, Tho[ma]s Ed[war]d[s] ['Twm o'r Nant'], 1770 and undated (one addressed to 'Doctor Morris', Denbigh), Rob[er]t Williams ['Robert ap Gwilym Ddu'], 1823, and [Thomas Jones] 'Tho[ma]s Gwynedd' (addressed to Tho[ma]s Burchenshaw, Moel Hedog, Llansannan). Some of the letters are published in Adgof uwch Anghof. On one of the fly-leaves is a list of scribes ('Rhestr o Enwau Ysgrifenwyr y Llythyrau sydd yn y llyfryn hwn') in the hand of John Jones ('Myrddin Fardd'). The volume is lettered 'Cyfrinion y Beirdd'.

Waste book of Eben Fardd,

A 'waste book' of Ebenezer Thomas ('Eben Fardd') consisting largely of problems in fluxions, together with 'The Welsh' and 'The Welsh Language' (being attacks on the Welsh people for their prejudices against the English language and their adherence to their native language), an incomplete draft of a play entitled 'Deio Meurig's Visit to Pwllhely on a Saturday afternoon in June', English and Welsh verses; etc.

Llyfr 'Gwilym Cowlyd',

A notebook of W. J. Roberts ('Gwilym Cowlyd'), containing an incomplete adjudication on 'pryddestau' on 'Ofergoeledd', transcripts and drafts of poetry including 'Clogyrnau ir Daran' submitted for competition at Gyfallwy Eisteddfod, 1855, and accounts.

Blwch Manion,

A miscellany entitled 'Blwch Manion', largely of the period 1855-9, in the hand of Enoch Williams ('Llithrig Arfon'), tailor, Llanrwst. It contains strict- and free-metre poetry by the scribe and others; a copy of part of a letter from the scribe's brother, W. E. Williams, Trenton, New Jersey, to his uncle Richard Jones [Capel Curig], [18]56 (the writer's reminiscences of Capel Curig, the writer's church membership); the scribe's wages accounts and tailoring measurements; memoranda relating to eisteddfodau; an essay on 'Manteision Gwybodaeth'; an extensive collection of Welsh proverbs; etc. The titles of the poems include 'Englyn i Glogwyn yr Ogo. ger Llanrwst', 'Llinellau Ar farwolaeth Miss Margaret Jones, merch Mr R. Jones, Tuhwnt-i'r-Bont, Llanrwst. Bu farw Hytraf [sic] 31 1853', 'Englyn i Mari fy ngwraig', 'Englyn o anerchiad i aelodau y gymdaethas [sic] lenyddol yn Llanrwst', 'Englynion beddargraff....' (to Llewelyn Samuel, Bethesda, William David, Siop y Garreg, Dinas [Glamorgan], William Jones, Pen Rallt, Betws-[y-coed], Hugh Jones, Pen Rallt, and John Jones, 'diweddar Ddeiacon Bettws y Coed'), 'Englyn i Miss Elinor Roberts, merch Mr David Roberts, Tan y Ffordd, Llanbedr ...', 'John Mills ['Ieuan Glan Alarch']', etc.

Ffrwd-fâl manuscripts,

(With 112-113A). Three composite volumes of William Davies (1805-59), Independent minister and schoolmaster, of Froodvale (Ffrwdfâl), Llansawel, etc. containing local pedigrees and pedigree material ('Genealogical Fragments', etc.); extracts from the parish registers of Cayo, 1698-1786, Llanycrwys, 1724-1845, Llansawel, 1764-87, and Talley, 1685-1808; a history of [congregational] meeting-houses at Crofftycyff and Ffaldybrenin, Esgerdawe and Esgerowen, and Crugybar; extracts from printed sources; a history of Crugybar [Congregational] Church, c. 1784; 'Hanes bywyd Mrs Mary Davies o'r Cwm Ann ymhlwyf Pencarreg Swydd Gaerfyrddyn'; lists of Llansawel, Cellan, Abergorlech and Llanycrwys schoolmasters; a list of Abergorlech dissenting ministers; holograph 'Letters from Timothy Davis, Evesham, 1850 (the family of the Rev Evan Davies, Billericay), and Evan Davies, Normal College [Brecon], undated (the admission of William Thomas to the College); a list of 'Clergy of Llanddewi Brefi for the last [i.e. 18th] Century'; notes of sermons preached by William Davies and others at a variety of places, such as Cayo, Esgerdawe, Cryg[ybar], Ffaldybrenin, Park[yrhos], etc., 1827-49 and undated; poetry by William Davies and others, 1836-48 and undated; 'A list of Preachers who were under my tuition at Ffrwdyfal'; 'State of [Carmarthenshire Parliamentary] Election Aug. 7 1837' in the districts of Llandilo, Llandovery, Llansawel, Carmarthen, St Clears, Llanelly and New Castle; numerous lists of books, e.g. 'Carm[arthen Academy] Library' books, and books used in Cheltenham Proprietary School; medical and household recipes; rules ('Rheolau Eglwysig') of Parcyrhos Church, 1841-2; 'Celwyddau &c Crugybar', being particulars of untruths spoken against William Davies, 1835-41 and undated; 'School account of Pupils', 1835-6; hymns by William Davies, 1835; a narrative and poem on 'The Cayonian Hoax neu Helfa'r Box Aur' by William Davies; Carmarthen [Academy] examination papers, 1848; memoranda relating to Rhydybont, Llanfair [Clydogau], Capelerw and Capel Isaac Congregational Churches, Llangeitho Calvinistic Methodist Church, etc.; memoranda of deaths, etc. in Llanwenog; transcripts from tombstones in the parish church of Llanllwni; etc. MS 111 was compiled during the period 1847-8 but parts of MSS 112-13 belong to an earlier period. Each volume is lettered, on the spine, 'Ffrwd-fâl MSS'.

Ffrwd-fâl manuscripts,

(With 111B). Three composite volumes of William Davies (1805-59), Independent minister and schoolmaster, of Froodvale (Ffrwdfâl), Llansawel, etc. containing local pedigrees and pedigree material ('Genealogical Fragments', etc.); extracts from the parish registers of Cayo, 1698-1786, Llanycrwys, 1724-1845, Llansawel, 1764-87, and Talley, 1685-1808; a history of [congregational] meeting-houses at Crofftycyff and Ffaldybrenin, Esgerdawe and Esgerowen, and Crugybar; extracts from printed sources; a history of Crugybar [Congregational] Church, c. 1784; 'Hanes bywyd Mrs Mary Davies o'r Cwm Ann ymhlwyf Pencarreg Swydd Gaerfyrddyn'; lists of Llansawel, Cellan, Abergorlech and Llanycrwys schoolmasters; a list of Abergorlech dissenting ministers; holograph 'Letters from Timothy Davis, Evesham, 1850 (the family of the Rev Evan Davies, Billericay), and Evan Davies, Normal College [Brecon], undated (the admission of William Thomas to the College); a list of 'Clergy of Llanddewi Brefi for the last [i.e. 18th] Century'; notes of sermons preached by William Davies and others at a variety of places, such as Cayo, Esgerdawe, Cryg[ybar], Ffaldybrenin, Park[yrhos], etc., 1827-49 and undated; poetry by William Davies and others, 1836-48 and undated; 'A list of Preachers who were under my tuition at Ffrwdyfal'; 'State of [Carmarthenshire Parliamentary] Election Aug. 7 1837' in the districts of Llandilo, Llandovery, Llansawel, Carmarthen, St Clears, Llanelly and New Castle; numerous lists of books, e.g. 'Carm[arthen Academy] Library' books, and books used in Cheltenham Proprietary School; medical and household recipes; rules ('Rheolau Eglwysig') of Parcyrhos Church, 1841-2; 'Celwyddau &c Crugybar', being particulars of untruths spoken against William Davies, 1835-41 and undated; 'School account of Pupils', 1835-6; hymns by William Davies, 1835; a narrative and poem on 'The Cayonian Hoax neu Helfa'r Box Aur' by William Davies; Carmarthen [Academy] examination papers, 1848; memoranda relating to Rhydybont, Llanfair [Clydogau], Capelerw and Capel Isaac Congregational Churches, Llangeitho Calvinistic Methodist Church, etc.; memoranda of deaths, etc., in Llanwenog; transcripts from tombstones in the parish church of Llanllwni; etc. MS 111 was compiled during the period 1847-8 but parts of MSS 112-13 belong to an earlier period. Each volume is lettered, on the spine, 'Ffrwd-fâl MSS'.

Blodau'r Awen ...

A miscellany in the hand of David Evans, Llanrwst, under the title and sub-title of 'Blodau'r Awen neu Wyneb yr Awenydd. Blodau'r Gerddwriaeth' and 'Lloffion o waith amryw Awdwyr ... yn cynwys Man-gofion Barddonol ynghyd a chwedlau Barddonol a Mangofion hanesol ynghyd ac Englynion ...'. The contents include 'Cofion Barddonol' and 'Chwedlau Barddonol', being poetry by, and anecdotes concerning, John Thomas, Pentrefoelas, [David Thomas] ('Dafydd Ddu Eryri'), [David Owen] ('Dewi Wyn o Eifion'), [Robert Williams] ('Robert ap Gwilym Ddu'), Owain Gruffydd, Llanystumdwy, Robert Davies, Nantglyn, Robert Owen ('Einion'), Denbigh, Robert Jones, Llansannan, Owen Roberts, Capel Curig, John Parry, Llanelian, Walter Davies ['Gwallter Mechain'], William Edwards ['Gwilym Callestr'], Ysgeifiog, [Evan Pritchard] ('Ieuan Lleyn'], Jonathan Hughes, Llangollen, William Bevan, Gadlys, [David Richards] ('Dafydd Ionawr'), [Morris Davies] ['Meurig Ebrill'], [Owain Roberts] ('Owain Aran'), [David Thomas] ('Dewi Wynion'), John Jones ('Pyll'), [Robert Williams] ('Trebor Mai'), [David Griffith] ('Clwydfardd'), etc.; tombstone verses ('Englynion Beddergryph') from Nantglyn, Llandwrog, Trawsfynydd, Cerigydrudion, Corwen, Llanycil, Pennant Melangell, Llanelltyd, Trefriw, Eglwys Fach, Aberffraw, Henllan, Llanelwy [St. Asaph], Llanbeblig, Bangor, Llanrwst, Pentre Foelas, Llanybydder, Abertawy [Swansea], Ysgeifiog, Llanfairtalhaiarn, etc.; an account of, with 'englynion' to, 'Onen y Bala'; copies of correspondence with 'Trebor Mai', 1874, concerning a collection of tombstone inscriptions submitted by the scribe to the Liverpool [Gordofigion] Eisteddfod; a diagram and account of 'Chwart mawr Bedd-Gelert'; 'Englynion Ar y 25 Mesur ar hugain Cerdd Dafod neu fel y geilw Talhairn [sic] ef Talcen Slip, o waith amryw Awduron'; a copy of the announcement ('Hysbyslen) of Dolgellau Eisteddfod, 1794; 'Man-Gofion Hanesawl' and other miscellaneous memoranda (e.g. 'Suddiad Cwch Abermenai', 'Llif Mawr Llanuwchllyn', 1781); a scale of wages for artisans and labourers adopted by Merioneth Quarter Sessions, 1601; lists entitled 'Casbethau Sion Goch o'r Hendref', 'Y Saith Cysgadur', 'Y Saith Gelfyddyd', 'Y Naw Ach', 'Trioedd y Cyn-gelfyddydau', and 'Saith Rhyfeddod Gwynedd'; accounts entitled 'Cader Idris a'i Chawr', 'Dechreuad Bwyta Gwydd ar Ddydd Nadolig', 'Y Dechreuad o Ymladd Ceiliogod', 'Dechreuad yr Arferiad o fwytta Crempogau', 'Dechreuad Pinau (Pins)', 'Caws Caer', 'Castell Dolyddelen', 'Gruffydd ab Cynan', 'Coelbren y Beirdd', 'Wyth Ran Dyn, au Hanian'; etc.

Awen Dafydd

A volume containing 'Awen Dafydd', being holograph poetry in strict and free metres by David Evans ('Dewi Glan Llugwy'). The titles include 'Dyffryn Conwy', 'Chwe Phenill i Dalhaiarn', 'Diwygiad 1859', 'Englynion Ar farwolaeth Mr. Lewis Thomas Cyfferiwr Llanrwst bu farw y 9fed dydd o Ebrill 1835 yn 60 mlwydd oed ... mab ydoedd i'r diweddar Fardd Mr. John Thomas o Pentre'r Foelas', 'Anerchiad i Gymdeithas Gymraegyddol Llansantffraid Glan Conwy', 'Englynion i Bont Llanrwst', 'Englynion Ar farwolaeth fy Nain Mrs. Mary Evans o Drawsfynydd bu farw Ion 5 dydd 1838 yn 103 oed!!!', 'Englynion a wnaeth yr awdwr ar ddymuniad Cyfaill iddo yr hwn oedd yn aelod o Gymdeithas y Cleifion yn Machynlleth ... 1850', 'Robert ab Gwilym Ddu a Dewi Wyn o Eifion', 'Englyn i Bwlch y Groes', 'Dau Englyn I Thomas Oldfield Yswain Eryr Moelfre Llywydd Eisteddfod Llanfairtalhaiarn', 'Englynion i Llyn Tegid', 'Dau Benill ... i Robert Owen ('Eos Crwst') ...', 'Marwnad Er parchus goffadwriaeth am y Parch. Lewis Roberts Gweinidog y Bedyddwyr yn Llanrwst bu farw Awst 1861 yn 43 oed', 'Marwnad Er Coffadwriaeth parchus am Mrs. Margaret Roberts ... Llanrwst yr hon a fu farw ar enedigaeth un bychan Rhagfyr 19 1857 yn 31 oed ...', 'Chwe Englyn I Hugh Hughes Ysw Tyn twll ger Llanrwst am y daioni a wnaeth i Lanrwst ai chymydogaethau trwy ei anturiaethau mewn gweithfaoedd ...', 'Yr Herald Cymraeg ar Arweinydd', 'Y Brython', 'Y Sylwedydd', 'Y diweddar Edward Jones Maes y Plwm', 'Thomas Edwards ('Twm y Nant')', 'Dau Englyn I Mr. Samuel Davies Oriadurwr ... Llanrwst', 'Dau Englyn ar rhagoroldeb Tobacco Meistri W. Williams a'i fab Caerlleon', 'Chwe Englyn I Mrs. Oakeley Tan y Bwlch', 'Penill I olygydd yr Hyfforddwr', 'I'w roddi ar fedd y Parch. Evan Evans ('Ieuan Glan Geirionydd')', 'I Ddrws Ardudwy', 'Recabiaid Llanrwst', 'I Rhuadr Parc Mawr ger Llanrwst', 'Golygfa o Ben Bryn Saith', 'Pedwar Englyn Ar farwolaeth ... David Owen Ysw (Dewi Wyn o Eifion) ...', 'Pedwar Englyn Er Cof am Mr. Robert Davies Nantglyn', 'Afon Dyfrdwy', 'Anerchiad i Diliau Meirion sef llyfr barddonol Meirig Ebrill', 'Anerchiad i Pedr Jones ('Pedr Ddu'), Saer a Bardd Llanrwst', 'Ateb i Anerch Dewi Fardd' (by Pedr Ddu), 'Anerchiad i Meirionydd ar ol yr Etholiad', 'Ar farwolaeth Llithrig Arfon', 'Pan glywais am farwolaeth Pyll', 'I'r Organ sydd yn Eglwys Llanrwst', 'I Dewi Arfon', 'I Joseph Roberts ('Llew Coch')', 'I Mr. W. Hughes (Cowlyd) Meddyg', 'Molawd Dyffryn Llanrwst', 'Penillion a wnaethum ar Lan Llyn Geirionydd Mawrth 15 1855', 'Harlech a'i Thrigolion', 'Deg o Englynion i J. Lloyd Davies yswain Blaendyffryn sir Aberteifi ... 1857 ..., etc., etc. Some of the poems, transcribed under a pseudonym, were submitted for competition at local eisteddfodau. There are a few 'englynion' by Robert Owen ('Einion'), Denbigh, [John Jones] ('Pyll Glan Conwy'), and [Owen Roberts] ('Owain Aran'). The manuscript also includes memoranda correspondence, 1863-5, between David Evans, William Morris ('Gwilym Tawe'), secretary of Swansea [National] Eisteddfod (1863), [Morris Williams] ('Nicander'), and John Griffiths, rector of Neath, relating to the inability of David Evans to recover a 'Casgliad ... o Draddodiadau Gwirebau a Diarhebion Cymreig' submitted for competition at the Swansea Eisteddfod; and a catechism or play entitled 'Gwyddorydd neu Holwyddoreg Anudonaidd. A holwyd ac a Attebwyd yn ysgoldy Gonestrwydd Ar ol Alban Hefin'. Inset are a photograph of David Evans and his memorial card, 1883 (died 4 August, buried 8 August).

Barddoniaeth,

A volume inscribed 'Yr Ail Lyfr', being a collection of Welsh poetry in strict and free metres, with annotations, compiled [by David Evans, Llanrwst]. Among the poets represented are [David Thomas] ('Dafydd Ddu Eryri'), (Thomas Hughes] ('T. ab Gwilym'), [William Edwards] ('Gwilym Padarn'), 'Sion cawrdaf', [Ebenezer Thomas] ('Eben Fardd'), ?[Edward Hughes] ('Y Dryw'), [Thomas Jones] ('Taliesin o Eifion'), [Owen Owen] ('Owain Lleyn'), Owain Roberts ('Owain Aran'), [Morris Davies] ('Meurig Ebrill'), O[wen] Williams [Waun-fawr], [David Griffith] ('Clwydfardd'), John Jones ('Ioan Tegid'), William Jones ('Bardd Mon'), John Owen, [William Williams] ('G[wilym] Caledfryn'), [Robert Jones] ('Asser' otherwise 'Bardd Mawddach'), Ieuan Dyfi, Dafydd Rheidiol, Tudur Penllyn, [John Thomas] ('Ifor Cwmgwys'), John Pughe ('Ieuan Awst' otherwise ?'Bardd Odyn') ('Cyfreithiwr Dolgellau') Griffith Jones ('Bradwen Ardudwy') ('Ysgol Llanenddwyn'), Robert Jones ('R. Tecwyn'), [Owen Rowlands] ('Aled o Fôn), [Robert Ellis] ('Cynddelw'), [David Evans, Llanrwst], J. Gaerwenydd Prichard, Bethesda, Rhys Morgan 'Morganwg', Dafydd Saunders, Merthyr, etc. The titles include 'Penillion Ar Enedigaeth Richard Lloyd Edwards Nanhoron 1806', 'Englyn i'r Mormoniaid', 'Englyn i'r feddyginiaeth a ddarperir gan David Jones Bermo', 'Englyn[ion] Bedd-Argraff Dafydd Ionawr', 'Priodas Mr. Evan Jones Argraffydd Dolgellau' ..., 'Englynion sydd ar Fedd Gwyndaf Eryri yn monwent henafol Llanbeblig', 'Tri Englyn sydd yn mynwent Llandegai ar fedd un a Cyfarfyddodd a damwain angeuol trwy godwm yn Chwarel y Cae ... 1843 ...', 'Dau Englyn sydd yn Mynwent Eglwys Glyn Ceiriog', 'Bedd-Argraff Mr. Rice Williams ... Llanddeiniolen ... 1867 ...', 'Cywydd I'r Parch William Davies un o genhadon y Wesleyaid yn Sierra Leone ...' (1814), 'Coffa Am yr hynafiaethydd hyglod Owen Williams o'r Waenfawr ...', 'Egwyddor Calfiniaeth', etc.

Barddoniaeth David Evans,

A notebook containing 'englynion' and a few 'penillion' by, and in the hand of, [David Evans, Llanrwst]. Among the titles are 'Englynion i Bont Menai', 'I Gwilym Salsbri', and 'I Gwilym Canoldref'.

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