- NLW MS 10593B.
A holograph copy, , of a poem entitled 'Yn Eden Ardd' by Robert Arthur Griffith (Elphin). The poem was originally composed in 1897.
A holograph copy, , of a poem entitled 'Yn Eden Ardd' by Robert Arthur Griffith (Elphin). The poem was originally composed in 1897.
A group of poetry and miscellaneous papers from the collection of, and partly in the autograph, of David Griffith (Clwydfardd). They include englynon by Clwydfardd, e.g. 'Ar ymweliad ei rasusolaf Fawrhydi Tywysog Cymru an gwyl Genedlaethol yn Nghaernarfon Gorphenaf '; 'Ir diweddar barchedig Edward Anwyl Cadeirydd y Dalaith Ogleddol', etc.; englynion addressed to Clwydfardd by Richard Parry (Gwalchmai) and John Cadvan Davies (Cadvan) (1891); copies of the proclamations of meetings of Gorsedd Beirdd Ynys Prydain at national and provincial eisteddfodau; a letter, [c. 1891], from Clwydfardd to B. Morris Lewis, Chelsea, giving particulars of nineteenth century national and other eisteddfodau; notes on the key to 'Coelbren y Beirdd', etc., by T. H. Thomas (Arlunydd Penygarn); incomplete notes on the Epistle to the Hebrews; and an incomplete eulogy of the writing pen, 1872.
Griffith, David, 1800-1894
Part of Robinson manuscripts
An album of annotated autographs, photographs and engravings, printed matter, press cuttings, etc., compiled during the years 1858-1881. The volume is almost entirely devoted to persons who were prominent in the literary and musical life of Wales during this period, and it appears from internal evidence to have been well known to the compiler's friends and contemporaries. The autographs are largely in the form of personal entries, recorded mainly at national and other eisteddfodau, but there are also a number of mounted holograph letters, 'cut-out' signatures from holograph letters, and franks. The writers include Joseph Hughes ('Carn Ingli'), Meltham, Richard Williams Morgan ('Mor Meirion'), Tregynon, John Williams ab Ithel, Llanymowddwy Rectory, Ellis Roberts ('Eos Meirion'), London, Jerome Greene Pym ('Ap Ednyfed'), Inner Temple, Thos. Stephens, Merthyr Tydfil, David James, Ph.D., F.S.A. ('Dewi o Ddyfed'), rector of Panteg, co. Monmouth, John Jones ('Talhaiarn'), John Owen ('Owain Alaw'), Chester, E. P. Meredith ('Ieuan Gryg'), Monmouth, Jos. Bailey, Jr., London, Connop Thirlwall, bishop of St. Davids, Alfred Ollivant, bishop of Llandaff, Jas. Williams, F.R.C.S. ('Iago ap Gwilym'), Brecon, Joseph Joseph, Brecon, Owen Wynne Jones ('Glasynys'), Thomas Edwards ('Carnvaldwyn'), St. David's College, Lampeter, W. Downing Evans ('Leon'), Newport, co. Monmouth, Thomas Bevan ('Caradawc'), Thomas Anthony Bevan ('Ab Caradawc'), Llanhilleth, Mary Bevan ('Meillionen Glanwysg'), Richard Foulkes Edwards ('Risiart Ddu o Wynedd'), Plas Llanychan, near Ruthin, D. Williams ('Alaw Goch'), Aberdare, John Williams ('Clwydwyson'), Ruthin, Elias Jones ('Llew Hiraethog'), Hendre ddu, near Cerrigydrudion, Owen Davies ('Eos Llechid'), Llanllechid, Robert John Pryse ('Gweirydd ap Rhys'), Denbigh, Jno. Emlyn Jones ('loan Emlyn'), Ebbw Vale, Jno. Jones ('Mathetes'), Llangollen, Richard Davies ('Mynyddog'), Llanbrynmair, John Jones ('Idris Vychan'), Dolgellau, David Hughes ('Eos Iâl'), Llansantffraid, near Corwen, Dr. William Price, Pontypridd, Richard Parry ('Gwalchmai'), Conway, Thomas Edwards ('Sulien ap Iorwerth'), Corwen, Robert Isaac Jones ('Alltud Eifion'), Tremadoc, Robert Ellis ('Cynddelw'), Sirhowy, Henry Harris Davies, M.A ., Ph.D. ('Pererin'), incumbent of Llangoed, William Morris ('Gwilym Tawe'), Swansea, Thomas Jones ('Tudur Ddu'), Llangollen, William Richard Johns ('Mathonwy'), Wick, Jonathan Reynolds ('Nathan Dyfed'), Edwin Foulkes ('Rhen Ddyrnwr'), Holyhead, John Jones ('loan Maethlu'), Holyhead, Thomas Hughes ('T. ab Gwilym'), Ruthin, Hugh Hughes ('Tegai'), Pwllheli, Thomas Jones ('Taliesin o Eifion'), Llangollen, L. W. Lewis ('Llew Llwyvo'), Evan Davies ('Myfyr Morganwg'), Pontypridd, Richard Pugh ('Telynor'), Corwen, Jno. Hughes ('Ceiriog'), Thos. Simon Jones, Ruthin, John Williams ('I[oa]n Madog'), Portmadoc, David Evans ('Dewi Glan Llugwy'), Llanrwst, Joseph Jones ('Caradog'), Bangor, William Jones ('Publisher of 'Y Bedyddiwr' from 1855 to 1859'), Cardiff, Joseph Thomas ('Josephus Eryri'), Liverpool, Griffith William Thomas ('Mab Afonwyson'), Chester, John William Jones ('Barlwyd'), Liverpool, John James, B.D. ('Cynfab'), Liverpool, Thomas Williams ('Cynydr'), Crickhowell, David Lewis ('Ehedydd Gwent'), Llanwenarth, David Morgan ('Mynyddawc'), Llangeitho, curate of St. David's, Ffestiniog, D. Howell ('Llawdden'), Ll. Williams ('Bardd Cefn Mabli'), Blaenau Gwent, Thomas Evan Watkins ('Eiddil Ifor'), Blaenau Gwent, Daniel Seys Lewis ('Ifor Gwent'), Ebbw Vale, Sara Morgan ('Morvudd Glan Wysg'), Llangattock iuxta Usk, E. M., Llangattock Court, Aneurin Jones ('Aneurin Fardd'), Gelligroes, Robert Parry ('Robyn Ddu Eryri'), John Jones ('loan Prydydd Gwent'), Gelligroes, John Thomas ('Ifor Cwm-gwys'), Troed-y-rhiw, Thomas Jones ('Eos Glan Rhymni'), Bedwas, William Thomas ('Islwyn'), Thomas Michael ('Ab loan Brycheiniog'), Evesham, Rees Williams ('Blwchaiarn'), Vaenor, Rees Lewis ('Ab Tudful'), printer, Merthyr Tydfil, William Evans ('Cawr Cynon'), Merthyr Tydfil, Evan Roberts, Furnace Manager, Merthyr Tydfil, Theophilus Williams ('Glan Cleddau'), Merthyr Tydfil, David Caleb ('D.C.'), Merthyr Tydfil, Henry Austin Bruce, 1st baron Aberdare, Duffryn, Aberdare, Evan Davies, A.M., Swansea, J. Rhys Jones ('Kilsby'), Llanwrtyd, John Roberts ('Ieuan Gwyllt'), Aberdare, Sarah Edith Wynne ('Eos Cymru', 'Pencerddes'), Liverpool, Daniel Thomas Williams ('Tydfylyn'), Merthyr, Thomas Levi, Ystradgynlais, Thomas Robinson, Merthyr Tydvil, Rhys (Gwesyn) Jones, Joseph Thomas ('Ab Cenydd'), Cardiff, George French Davis, Professor of Music, John Wilkes, organist of St. David's, Merthyr, H. Humphreys ('Peblig'), Caernarvon, Margaret Montgomery ('Angharad Gwent'), David Evans, B.A., Trevecca College, Thomas Walters, rector of Ystradgynlais, P. Sainton, G. Piaque, Jos. Schreurs, George Dolley, A. Pollitzer, Meyer Lutz, Charlotte Helen Dolby, Merthyr Tydfil, Henry Vincent, London, Thomas Vaughan ('tailor-poet'), Hereford (continued)
Robert Jones ('Cyrus'), Bethesda, William Jones ('Gwilym Ilid'), Caerphilly, Rachel Williams ('Gweddw Gwilym Morganwg'), Cardiff, Taliesin Williams ('Ab Gwilym Morganwg'), Caerphilly, John Williams ('Ap Gwilym Morganwg'), Cardiff, N. Bennett, Trefeglwys, Flavell Edwards, editor of Hereford Times, Charles Anthony, Hereford, James Price, M.D. ('Cymro Llawen'), Brixton, Edward Capern ('The Rural Postman and Poet'), Bideford, W. Owen Pughe ('Gwilym Owain o Feinon'), Rob. Roberts, astronomer, Edward Williams ('Iolo Morganwg'), Thos. Powel ('Hywel Cynog'), Dowlais, 1834 (personal, reference to 'Ab Iolo', etc.), Joseph Harris ('Gomer'), Richard Robert Jones ('Dic Aberdaron'), Thos. Williams ('Gwilym Morganwg'), Thos. Ap Catesby Jones, secretary of the United States Navy, George Gordon, 6th baron Byron, David Owen ('Brutus'), 1858 (the employment of the writer's daughter by a solicitor at Abergavenny), D. Rhys Stephen, Newport [co. Monmouth], 18So (the departure of the writer's wife and daughter from Newport), Charles Morgan, Tredegar, 1809 (the writer's concurrence with the proposed measure to unite all roads in co. Brecknock by incorporating the two Trusts), John Parry ('Bardd Alaw'), Thomas Edwards ('Caervallwch'), London, 1835 (2) (the writer's Dictionary, the writer's success at the Eisteddfod, comments on the Welsh termination '-awc', enclosing circulars, thanks for Eisteddfod programme), W. Williams, Aberpergwm, 1838 (the return of a book, a subscription of £21 to the Abergavenny Cymreigyddion, the success of the Welsh Manuscripts Society and their indebtedness to Lady Hall), Saml. R. Meyrick, Goodrich Court, 1841 (admission to Christ's Hospital, London), Saml. Evans, editor of Seren Gomer, Carmarthen, 1849 (personal) (incomplete), [Evan? Williams] 'Ieuan Morganwg', Walker Iron Works, Newcastle on Tyne, 1853 (personal), Richard Jones ('Rhydderch Gwynedd'), Twynyrodyn (1845), John Jones ('Tegid'), Christ Church, Oxford, 1838 (the writer's subscription [to 'Cymreigyddion y Fenni'), J. Blackwell ('Alun') (1830), John Elias ('o Fôn'), Robt. Davies ('Bardd Nant-glyn'), M. Williams ('Nicander'), Evan Evans ('Ieuan Glan Geirionydd'), Walter Wilkins, Maeslough (1809), Dd. Davies, Langattock Crickhowell (1808), John Davies ('Brychan Bach') (1837), J. Jones ('Ioan Edred'), Goitre Wharf, Jno. Rees, Penydaren I[ron] Works, Merthyr (1848), Thomas Gwallter Price ('Cuhelyn'), 1853 (a receipt for manuscripts), Thomas Williams ('T. ab Gwilym'), Quaker's Yard, Robert Lloyd Morris ('Rhuvoniawc'), Tremadoc, 1859 (greetings), John Evans ('Ieuan ab Gruffydd'), London (1844), Jo. Jenkins, Morlaix, 1835 (personal, greetings to the Reverend T. Hiley and James Lewis), Benjamin Jones ('P. A. Môn'), Carmarthen, 1830 (the distribution of books), Thomas Price ('Carnhuanawc') (a transcript of the memorial inscription of John Jones, family harpist to Sir B[enjamin] Hall, Llanofer, 1844, and extracts from printed sources), R[ichard] Williams ('Gwilym Ddu Glan Cynon'), Daniel Jones ('Gwerinwr'), Tongwynlas, Lewis Jones ('Iago Mynwy'), Mountain, near Aberdare, Daniel Morgan ('Daniel ab Gwilym'), Aberaman, Howel Williams ('Ap Gwylim Ddu'), Pant y Gerdinen, Aberdare, William Williams ('Carw Coch'), Trecynon, T. J. Jones ('Cynonwyson'), Trecynon, John Jones ('Eiddil Glan Cynon'), Aberdare, Philip John, Aberdare, Walter Lloyd (publisher of Y Gwladgarwr), Aberdare, David Griffith ('Clwydfardd'), Denbigh, Thomas Jones ('Glan Alun'), Mold, John Davies ('Gwyneddon'), Bangor, Josiah Thomas Jones, Aberdare, John Ambrose Lloyd ('Emrys Llwyd'), Chester, James Davies ('Iago ab Dewi'), Aberdare, Roger Williams ('Gwilym Llywel'), Merthyr Tydfil, Abel Seth Jones ('Evrawc'), Aberdare, John Thomas ('Ieuan Morgannwg' [otherwise 'Pencerdd Gwalia']), Hughe William Hughe ('Huw Arwystl'), Dinas, Thomas Evan James ('T. ab Ieuan'), Glyn-neath, Morgan Davies ('Morganwysion'), Goitre, William Roberts ('Nefydd'), Philip Morgan ('Dyfnwal'), Morriston, Moses Cule ('Moesen' or 'Moesen Gwernygerwn'), Pentrebach, Pontypridd, John Griffiths, The Rectory, Neath, William Thomas ('Gwilym Mai'), Carmarthen, Thomas David ('Dewi Wyn o Esyllt'), Dinas Powis, Hugh Cefni Parry ('Hywel Glan Cefni'), Talybont, co. Cardigan, William Jones ('Gwrgant'), London, Hugh Owen, Whitehall, London, Thomas Price, M.A., Ph.D. ('Pridwerth'), Aberdare, E. G. Price, Aberdare, Jno. Morris Jones ('Cunllo'), Rhydlewis, William Davies ('Gwilym Teilo'), Llandeilofawr, Benjamin Williams ('Gwynionydd'), Penboir, William Williams ('Creuddynfab'), Stalybridge (continued)
Wm. Gwynne Stedman Thomas, Carmarthen, Rowland Williams ('Hwfa Môn'), Edward Williams Gee ('Iorwerth Clwyd'), Denbigh, Robert Lloyd ('Eos Clwyd'), Ystalyfera, John Francis ('Mesmonydd'), Manchester, Kate Wynne ('Llinos Gwynedd'), Holywell, Frances Mathews ('Gwenfron'), Cardiff, Eliza Hughes, London, Lewis W. Thomas, London, H. Hussey Vivian, Swansea, Crawshay Bailey, Aberaman, Tho. Williams, editor of Star of Gwent, John Griffiths, vicar of Llandilofawr, Morgan Williams ('Sylvanus'), Merthyr Tydfil, Thomas Williams ('Cilfynydd'), Quaker's Yard, John Jones ('Mc Ebrill'), Aberdare, N. Martin, Paris, John Evans ('Ieuan Wyn'), Pontypridd, George Lewis Hiley ('Ifor Emrys'), Llanelly, co. Brecknock, Frederick Wicks, London, John Williams Morgan ('Ifan Ebwy'), Beaufort, Thomas Gee, Denbigh, Titus Lewis, F.S.A. ('Titan'), St. Quentin's, Cowbridge, etc., Benjamin Evans, Aberdare, editor of Seren Cymru, etc., Wm. Lloyd Jones ('Myllyn'), London, David Watkin Jones ('Dafydd Morganwg'), Merthyr Tydfil, John Griffith ('Wmffra') ('Gohebydd Llundain y Faner'), John Lloyd ('Sallwg'), Merthyr Tydvil, John Lloyd Davies, M.P., Blaendyffryn [Llanfair Orllwyn] (a note on the marriage of Robert surnamed the Pious, son of Hugh Capet), J. James ('Iago Emlyn') (an 'englyn'), Thos. Thomas, D.D., President of the Baptist College, Pontypool, George Thomas, M.A., Classical Tutor of the Baptist College, Pontypool, John Rhys Morgan ('Lleurwg'), Thomas Edwards ('Twm o'r Nant'), Ebenezer Morris, Blaenywern [Betws Ifan] (1825), J. H. Jones [tutor at Trevecca College], Robt. Williams ('Robert ap Gwilym Ddu'), J. M. Thomas ('Amicus' and 'Hwntw'), Cardigan, D. Silvan Evans (1847), J. R. Jones [Ramoth], Evan Jones ('Gwrwst'), Benj. Price ('Cymro Bach'), T[homas] Price, Ll.D., editor of Eclectic Review, H. L. Davies ('Bardd Coch'), vicar of Cenarth, Rebecca Sophia Evans (aft. Williams) ('Rebecca Mabws'), Mabws, Mathry, David Davies ('Dewi Emlyn'), T. Emlyn Thomas ('Taliesin Craigyfelin'), Christmas Evans, John Jones ('Pyll'), Joshua Morgan ('Rhifyddegwr Egwan'), Clydach Iron Works (1824) (a promissory note), Rice Rees [Llandovery], J. Dorney Harding, Doctors Commons, 1838, Wm. Lewis, Llangefni, Owain Williams, Waunfawr (a note on an edition of the works of Goronwy Owain), John Prydderch Williams ('Rhydderch o Fôn'), Rhyl, E. W. Davies ('I. G. ab Dafydd'), Liverpool, Robert Hughes ('Robin Wyn o Eifion'), Bangor, Thomas G. Jones ('Tavalaw'), Holywell, Thos. Thomas, Swansea, W. Williams ('Gwilym ab Gwilym Lleyn'), Caernarvon, Wm. Bulkeley Hughes [Plas Coch, Anglesey], Charles Wynne [aft. Wynne-Finch, of Voelas], [Sir] Llewelyn Turner [Parcia, Caernarvon], G. S. D. Pennant [aft. 2nd baron Penrhyn], James Rees (of the Carnarvon and Denbigh Herald), Eunice Jones, Liverpool ('merch Pedr Fardd'), Hugh J. Hughes ('Eos Tegyd'), Rome, N.Y., Newman Hall, Carnarvon, William Hicks Owen, Rhyllon, St. Asaph ('Brother in law to Mrs. Hemans'), Wm. Williams ('Caledfryn'), John Evans ('I. D. Ffraid'), David Roberts ('Dewi Ogwen'), Caernarvon, Aristote Terrieu (native of Loch Ryan, Morbihan), E. Stephen ('Tanymarian'), Morris Jones ('Meurig Idris'), Criccieth, John Hugh Evans ('Ehedydd'), Bangor, John Jones ('Idrisyn'), Llan-dysilio Gogo, co. Cardigan, 1862 (enclosing two of the writer's portraits), William Edwards ('Gwilym Gwynedd'), Wrexham, William Morgan Williams ('Ab Caledfryn'), Groes Wen, Pont y Pridd, Ebenezer Thomas ('Eben Fardd'), Robt. Davies ('Cyndeyrn'), St. Asaph, Edward Edwards ('Morwyllt'), Llangefni, John Williams ('Eos Môn'), Llanerchymedd, Robert Llystyn Jones ('Llystyn'), Llandegai, David H. Jones ('Dewi Arfon'), Llanberis, John (Gaerwenydd) Pritchard ('Gaerwenydd'), Bethesda, Hugh Hughes ('Gethin'), Liverpool, C. Paget [? of Plas Newydd, co. Anglesey], John Elias Roberts ('loan Cemlyn'), Caernarfon, William John Roberts ('Gwilym Cowlyd'), Robt. J. Humphreys ('Arwyddfardd'), Edward Davies ('Iolo Trefaldwyn'), Adwy'r Clawdd, Evan Jones ('Ieuan Glan Soden'), Felinsynod, New Quay, David Charles (1812-1878) ('wyr i Charles o'r Bala'), John Jayne ('loan Glyncynon'), Ty Pantybeili, Llanelly, co. Brecknock, Walter Davies ('Gwallter Mechain'), Tho. Charles [Bala] (1797), How[el] Harris [Trevecca], Geo. Howell, rector of Llangattock Crickhowell, John Evans, B.D. ('loan Geler'), Crickhowell, Thos. Hughes (author of Tom Brown's School Days), Lin[coln's] Inn, Will. Edwd. Jayne, Panty Baileau [sic], near Abergavenny, David Davies, Llantilio Crossenny (continued)
Jane Davies ('Merch Gwallter Mechain'), Taliesin Williams ['Taliesin ab Iolo'], Evan Jones, D. Owen ('Dewi Wyn o Eifion'), William Thomas ('Tewdwr'), master of Crickhowell Grammar School, Wm. Jones ('Bragwr'), Talybont, co. Brecknock, William Jenkins, Dowlais Iron Works, Edw. Williams ('wyr Iolo Morganwg'), Dowlais Iron Work, John Arthur Herbert, Llanarth Court, A[ugusta] C[harlotte] E[lizabeth] Herbert ('Merch Arglwydd Llanover a Gwenynen Gwent'), Llanarth [Court], Aug[ust]a [ Hall] ('Arglwyddes Llanover') ('Gwenynen Gwent'), Anne Wheeley, The Pentre [Aber-gavenny], M. E. A. Hughes ('Morvydd Glan Tawe'), Morriston, George E. Williams, Abergavenny, Madame E. L. Williams ('Welsh Nightingale', 'Eos Cymru', 'Seren Cymru'), London, Mrs. E. A. Williams (the mother of 'Eos Cymru'), Geo. Osborne Morgan, J[ames] C[olquhoun Campbell], bishop of Bangor, J[ohn] Williams [Treffos, co. Anglesey], Isaac Foulkes ('Ffowcyn'), Liverpool, Joshua Evans, vicar of Llanover, W. H. Nicholl, The Ham, William Watkins, Welsh Collegiate Institution, Llandovery, William Evans, perpetual curate of Rhymney, Chrisr. Cook, incumbent [perpetual curate] of Mamhilad, John White, San Francisco, Cal., J. de Rovere, Julia de Rovere, London, W. J. Morrish, Ledbury [chaplain to Ledbury Union-house], William Harris ('Gwilym Vychan'), Aberdare, Gomer Leek ('Ceninfab'), Pyle, 'Aptommas', O. James ('Waldo'), Dowlais, Charles Williams, Ystalyfera, Richard Richards ('Nennius'), Morriston, William Williams ('Gwilym Gwent'), Brynmawr, Benjamin D. Thomas, Neath, William Madoc ('Ap Madoc'), Maesteg, William Frederick Frost ('Alaw'r Dyffryn'), Cardiff, Thomas David Llewelyn ('Llewelyn Alaw'), harpist, Mountain Ash, John H. Evans ('Alawydd Ogwy'), harpist, John Bryant ('Alawydd Glan Taf'), Llanilltyd Fardref, John Williams ('Golygydd y Byd Cymreig'), Newcastle Emlyn, William Evans ('Gwilym Cyrwen'), Aberdare, Humphrey Bradley Jones ('Garmonydd'), Bethesda, W. Williams ('Gwilym Medi'), Trecynon, M. J. Williams ('Llinos', late of Aberpergwm), E[lizabeth] A[nn] Williams, Ynyslâs (late of Aberpergwm), W. Geo. Davies, chaplain to J. C. Asylum, Abergavenny, Robert Williams, Rhydycroesau Vicarage, Oswestry, 1867 (enclosing an old prospectus of his last work [Lexicon Cornu-Britannicum, 1865], the writer's intention to publish a Cornish-Welsh Grammar), Joshua Williams, D[avid] Pugh [Manoravon, M.P. for Carmarthenshire], John Johnes, Dolaucothi, W[illiam] Spurrell, Carmarthen, David Davis ('Dewi Hir'), Cowbridge, Thos. O. Morgan, Aberystwith, Annie Edmonds ('Eos Morganwg'), London, Thos. Lewis, Carmarthen, Brinley Richards, Janet Patey otherwise Janet Patey Whytock [London], Henry Lazarus, London, William H. Cummings, London, Henry Leslie, London, Latimer Maurice Jones, The Vicarage, Carmarthen, H. Vincent Lewis, London, William Griffith ('Tydain'), Llewelyn Williams ('Cerddor y De'), John Carwad Hughes [Chester], David Henry ('Myrddin Wyllt'), Penygroes, co. Carmarthen, W. Graham, Jr., mayor of Newport, co. Monmouth, David Archard Williams, archdeacon of Carmarthen, Hugh Jones, Carmarthen, D. R. Watkins, surgeon, Carmarthen, H[ugh] W[illiam] Jones, Carmarthen, William Griffiths ('Alonzo'), Abersychan, Andrew Williams ('Ap Gwillym'), London, John Williams, B.A., Baptist minister, Abergavenny, D. Evans, Baptist minister, Newport, co. Monmouth, Alfred Thomas [aft. 1st baron Pontypridd], Cardiff, Martin Luther Evans, Merthyr, Charles Morgan Robinson Morgan, 1st baron Tredegar, Rosamund Morgan, baroness Tredegar, H[enry] Gore Lindsay [of Glasnevin House, co. Dublin], John Griffith, rector of Merthyr, Geo. M. Rees ('Cilgwynog'), Nantyglo, Edward Lawrance ('Cerddor Tydfil'), Merthyr Tydfil, William Lewis [Abergavenny], James Charles Hill, Abergavenny, Arthur Griffiths, Llanelly, co. Brecknock, David Brythonfryn Griffiths, Aberdare, Evan Parry, surgeon, Crickhowell, Jacob Saunders, Abergavenny, William P. Evans ('Gwilym Dyfri'), Nantyglo Iron Works, William Stephens ('Gwilym Brycheiniog'), Brynmawr, Robert Rees ('Eos Morlais'), Swansea, Bessie M. Waugh ('Eos Mynwy'), Edmund Herbert, Llansantffraid, Alfred Stone, conductor of the Bristol Festival Choir, Moses Arthur Rees, headmaster, Docklow Academy, near Leominster, Edward Jones ('Brythonwr'), Garndiffaith, Joseph Harris Stephen ('Ap Shon Kent') ('Mab y Parch. David Rhys Stephen'), John Price Lewis ('Melltenydd'), Merthyr Tydfil, John R. Evans ('Ioan Egwest'), Merthyr Tydfi (continued)
Elizabeth Williams, Merthyr Tydfil ('Merch Taliesin Ab Iolo ac wyres i'r enwog Iolo Morganwg'), David Bowen, Dowlais Iron Works, organist to the South Wales Choral Union, T. E. Rowlands ('Eurglawdd'), Caerphilly, James Webber, master of Boy's National School, Abergavenny, Alfred Rosser, B.A., vice-principal, Diocesan Training College, Exeter, Charles Clagget Caird, accompanist, Tredegar, Fanny Isabel Morgan ('Bronwen Morganwg'), Treherbert, Moses H. Davies ('Ap Herbert'), London (late of Ebbw Vale), Wm. Norman Jones ('Gwilym Alaw') ('Welsh Tenor'), Abergavenny, Powell Thomas, London, William John Coussmaker Lindsay, Llanfair [Cilgedin] Rectory, Abergavenny, William Thomas Price ('Gwilym Tudno'), Llangollen, D. Llwyd James, D.D., vicar of Pont Robert, Louis-Lucien Bonaparte, London, Isaac Bevan ('Isaac Ddu o Lan Ebwy') ( Baptist minister, Clark's Green, Pennsylvania), William Davies ('Gwilym Ifor'), Clydach, near Abergavenny, Alfred Llewelyn Jenkins, Baptist missionary, Morlaix, Richard Cope Morgan, London, editor of The Christian (son of James Hiley Morgan, printer, Abergavenny), William Abbott, Hull, Samuel Heber Chapman, Liverpool College, John Davies ('Mavonwyson'), Pandy, near Abergavenny, T. Morgan Owen, M.A., H. M. Inspector of Schools, A. Brooke Clarke, Collyhurst, Manchester, Charles Anthony, Junior, Roger Price, missionary in South Africa, George Frederick Morris, sub-editor, Hereford Times, Sarah Ann Stowe ('Gertrude'), Hereford, Henry Llewellyn, publisher, Hereford Times, Elizabeth Catharine Poole ('Merch Caradawc-y- Fenni'), Hereford, Rhys Davies, Brecon (author of Sketches in Wales), John Davies ('Ioan Brycheiniog'), Talybont, Lumley R. Lumley ('Cardi Pen Mynydd'), Merthyr Tydfil, David Rhys Davies, School House, Talybont, Brecon, GwilymThomas ('Ap Eidydd'), Clydach, Charles Wilkins ('Cattwg'), Merthyr Tydfil, Mary Davies ('Merch Mynorydd'), Lizzie Evans, Evan James ('Ieuan ab Iago'), John Davies ('Ap Myfyr'), Pontypridd, David Evans ('Dewi Haran'), Pontypridd, Henry Mills ('Tafonwy'), Pontypridd, Isaac Watts, Baptist minister, Aber-gavenny, Anthony Griffiths ('Antoniensis'), Pontypridd ('Impromptu Lines. On being requested to give my Autograph'), Griffith Rhys Jones ('Caradog'), Treherbert, D. Rhys [secretary], National Eisteddfod, Birkenhead (1878) (a letter in connection with a portrait of 'Carnhuanawc'), David Mac Iver [M.P.], John Hughes [Liverpool], Robert Jones, vicar of All Saints, Rotherhithe, Edward Davies ('Iorwerth ap Huw'), Birkenhead, Edward Lloyd ('Tegfelyn'), Prenteg, Tremadoc, W. Cadwaladr Davies, Bangor, E. D. Williams ('Pencerdd Eryri'), Llanberis, Benjamin Evans ('Llywarch'), Birkenhead, C. W. Jones, secretary, Hon. Soc. of Cymmrodorion, William Ryle Davies ('Zeno'), Clwtybont, E. Garmon-Jones, John Roose Elias ('Y Thesbiad'), Stephen Evans, London, [Sir] Lewis Morris, Penbryn, Carmarthen, Thomas Jones ('T. Bangor'), Gruffydd Rees ('Eclecticus'), Birkenhead, Joseph Skeaf ('Pencerdd Lleifiad'), Liverpool, Jno. Evans ('Eglwys Bach'), David Jones ('Eos Mai'), Rhiwlas, Pentir, Bangor, O. E. Owen ('Tertius'), Birkenhead, A. J. Foli, London, Tho. M[c]K[enny] Hughes, Trin[ity] Coll[ ege], Cambridge, William Tegerin Hughes, Llanerchymedd, David S. Davies, Liverpool, Henry Roberts, Liverpool, Win. Lewis, Birkenhead, Martha Harries, London, John Morgan ('Glan Rheidiol'), Baptist minister, Llanwenarth, E. J. Reed, C.B., F.R.S., M.P., Hextable, co. Kent, David Lewis, mayor of Cardiff, Geo. Thomas ('Morganed'), Ely Farm, Cardiff, David William Jones ('Dewi Glan Taf'), W. P. John ('Mathonwy'), Cardiff, Thomas C. Evans ('Cadrawd'), Llangynwyd, David Williams ('Dafydd ap Gwilym Ddu'), Pontllanfraith, Thomas Williams ('Gobaniensis'), rector of Rotherfield Peppard, Emma Catherine Williams ('Tegwedd'), Mary Williams ('Morvydd'), Abergavenny, J. Edmund Jenkins ('Creidiol'), curate of Vaynor, Cefn Coed, Chas. H. James, M.P., Merthyr Tydfil, Henry Richard, M.P., Thomas Marchant Williams, Temple, London, Watkin B. Joseph ('Y Myfyr'), Colwyn Bay, Richard Jenkyn ('Yr Iwan'), Penypark, Cardigan, John Williams ('Glanmor'), Ebbw Vale, Jonathan Miles Jones ('Dic Shon Davydd'), Paris, Portage, co. Ohio, Evan Roberts ('Gwylltwaliwr'), Merthyr Tydfil, D. Emlyn Evans, Hereford, E. M. Williams, Merthyr Tydfil, David Jones Rowlands ('Morganiensis'), Merthyr Tydfil, Rhys T. Williams, Treherbert, D. C. Harris ('Caeronwy'), Llandeilo Fawr, Joseph Parry, W. Griffiths ('Ivander'), Evan Rees ('Dyfed'), Cardiff, J. Spencer Curwen ('Ap Pencerdd Dyrwent') (continued)
David Rowlands ('Dewi Môn'), Brecon, D. Rosser ('Asaph Cynon'), Pontypridd, Ellis Roberts, Llangwm Rectory, Corwen, Willm. Rees, Tonn, Llandovery, W. Meredyth Thomas, sculptor, London, etc. The photographic prints and engravings are those of Thomas Bevan ('Caradawc y Fenni') (3) (with 'englynion' by John Davies, 'Brychan'), John Jones ('Talhaiarn') (3) (with 'englynion' by T. Ashley, Morva Rhuddlan, and 'Talhaiarn'), Griffith Williams ('Gutyn Peris'), Reginald Heber, bishop of Calcutta, Robert Parry ('Robyn Ddu Eryri') (2) (with a covering letter by D. Morgan, 'Mynyddawc', Plymouth Iron Works), Lewis Morris ('Llewelyn Ddu o Fôn'), Thos. Pennant, Richard Llwyd ('Bard of Snowdon'), Thomas Edwards ('o'r Nant'), David Owen ('Dewi Wyn o Eifion'), Richard Robert Jones ('Dic Aberdaron') (2), W. E. Jones ('Cawrdaf'), Dafydd Thomas ('Dafydd Ddu Eryri'), Thomas Vaughan ('Tailor Poet'), Hereford, Jno. Emlyn Jones ('Ioan Emlyn'), Thomas Thomas, D. D., President of the Baptist College, Pontypool, David Richards ('Dafydd Ionawr') (with a specimen of his penmanship and a covering letter from R. O. Rees, Dolgelley, 61), W. Owen Pughe ('Idrison'), Edward Williams ('Iolo Morganwg'), Owain Jones ('Myfyr'), Joshua Thomas, Leominster (2), Joseph Harris ('Gomer') (2), Christmas Evans (2), Thos. R. Davies [Baptist minister, Glanwydden], Francis Hiley, Llanwenarth, David Phillips, Caerleon ('Cofiadur Athrofa y Bedyddwyr yn Pontypwl'), John Elias, Benjn. Price ('Cymro Bach') (2), John Evans ('The Ill-favored Astrologer of Wales'), Sir Hugh Myddelton, Bart. ('The Projector of the New River Aqueduct'), [David] Griffiths, rector of Newern [sic], Theophilus Jones, Brecon (with 'englynion' by 'Ieuan Glan Geirionydd'), Thos. Morris, D. Rhys Stephen (2), T. Price ('Carnhuanawc') (2), Ebenezer Richard, Tregaron, Thos. Richards, Fishguard, Daniel Rowland, Llangeitho, David Evans, Maesyberllan, W[illiam] Powell, B.D., vicar of Abergavenny, Micah Thomas [Abergavenny] (2), John Jones [Baptist minister], Merthyr, J[ohn] Williams [Baptist minister], Newtown, John Herring, Cardigan, David Jones [Baptist minister], Cardiff ( 2), Evan Jones ('Gwrwst'), John Jenkins [Baptist minister], Hengoed (2), D. D. Evans [Baptist minister], Pontrhydyrynn, D. Davies [Baptist minister], Haverfordwest, Timothy Thomas, Aberduar, Joshua Watkins, Carmarthen, Thomas Price [Aberdare], James James ('Iago Emlyn'), John Thomas ('Sion Wyn o Eifion'), Lewis Powell, Cardiff, W. Downing Evans ('Leon') (2) (with a holograph song and melody entitled 'Gwlad fy ngenedigaeth'. 'Land of my birth', 1837), Hugh Owen, London, Joseph Thomas, Cardiff, John Thomas ('Pencerdd Gwalia') (with an 'englyn' by 'Talhaiarn'), Brinley Richards (4) ( with an 'englyn' by 'Talhaiarn', 1862), William Jones ('Gwrgant') (with a covering letter, 1862), Morris Williams ('Nicander') (with a covering letter, 1862), Sarah Edith Wynne, Lewis William Thomas, London, Eliza Hughes, London, William Rees, printer and publisher, Llandovery, Jno. Rhys Morgan ('Lleurwg'), J. Ceiriog Hughes, William Griffith ('Tydain'), secretary, Welsh Manuscript Society, Richard Parry ('Gwalchmai'), Evan Evans ('Ieuan Glan Geirionydd'), David Roberts ('Dewi Ogwen'), Rowland Williams ('Hwfa Môn'), Jonathan Reynolds ('Nathan Dyved') (2), David Morgan ('Mynyddawc') (2), Thomas Jones ('Glan Alun'), Felicia Hemans (with a fragment of a holograph manuscript), W[illiam] Hicks Owen ('Owain ap Bradwen') (brother-in-law of Mrs. Hemans), Ebenezer Thomas ('Eben Fardd'), John Parry ('Bardd Alaw'), Thomas Phillips, Hereford, secretary, British and Foreign Bible Society, John Jones ('Idrisyn'), James Howell, Sir Charles Hanbury Williams, Isaac Bevan ('Isaac Ddu o Lan Ebwy'), Elizabeth Davis (nurse in the Crimean War), John Jayne, Panty Bailey (with his youngest sons Basil Jayne and Francis John Jayne), William Edward Jayne ( eldest son of John Jayne), Rees Lewis ('Ap Tydfil'), printer and publisher, Merthyr Tydfil, W. Williams ('Caledfryn'), William Morgan Williams ('Ab Caledfryn'), Lloyd Jones (?'Myllyn'), David James ('Dewi o Ddyfed'), rector of Panteg, co. Monmouth, Henry Harries Davies ('Pererin'), vicar of Llangoed, etc., Jenkin Thomas, Oxford, Ellis Roberts ('Telynor Tywysog Cymru') (with a holograph 'englyn' by 'Talhaiarn'), 'Teilo', David Watkin Jones ('Dafydd Morganwg') (with a covering letter, 1866), John White, E. L. Williams ('The Welsh Nightingale', 'Seren Cymru', 'Eos Cymru'), Geo. Howell, rector of Llangattock Crickhowell, John Evans, rector of Crickhowell, T. Williams ('Cynydr'), Crickhowell (continued)
W[illiam] Spurrell, H. W. Jones, Carmarthen, David Archard Williams, archdeacon of Carmarthen, T. Lewis, Carmarthen, Latimer M. Jones, Carmarthen, John Owen ('Owain Alaw') (2), Mr. [ ] Rees (winner of the £50 Scholarship, Carmarthen Eisteddfod, 1867), Thomas Burgess, bishop of Salisbury, Connop Thirlwall, bishop of St. Davids, Wm. Thomas ('Gwilym Mai'), Daniel Seys Lewis ('Ifor Gwent'), Miss [ Annie] Edmonds, John Jenkins, Morlaix, John Crichton-Stuart, 2nd marquess of Bute, Griffith R. Jones ('Caradog'), Edward Lawrance, Merthyr Tydfil (with a covering note, 1873), Thos. Stephens, Merthyr Tydfil (with a covering letter, 1873), John Price Lewis ('Melltenydd'), D. Evans, Newport, Henry Richard, M.P. (2), Richard Davies ('Mynyddog'), Prince Louis-Lucien Bonaparte, 'Gertrude Hereford', Hereford Times Office, Hereford, Charles Anthony, editor, Hereford Times, L. R. Lumley and Evan Roberts, Merthyr Tydfil, David Evans ('Dewi Haran'), Pontypridd, Thomas Essile Davies ('Dewi Wyn o Esyllt'), John Patrick Crichton-Stuart, 3rd marquess of Bute, James Price, M.D. ('Cymro Llawen'), Chas. H. Price ('Cymro o Gymry'), Clapham, London, Henry Austin Bruce, 1st baron Aberdare, Sir Lewis Morris, Robert Rees ('Eos Morlais'), W. J. Edwards ('Gobaniensis'), Manchester, Henry James, Q.C., M.P., Solicitor-General, etc. Also included in the volume are a few casts of individual seals; a certificate of appointment of Thomas Bevan ('Caradawc') to membership of 'Cymdeithas Cymreigyddion y Fenni', 1833; a transcript of the memorial inscription of Edward Williams ('Iolo Morganwg'), together with a printed copy; a certificate of the graduation of Thomas Bevan ('Ab Caradawc') as Ovate of the Gorsedd of Gwent and Dyfed, 1834; printed items, including a poem in strict metres entitled 'Llawer mewn ychydig' by 'Caradawc', a circular letter entitled 'Y Llythyreniaeth Gymreig' distributed to members of 'Cymreigyddion y Fenni', 1840, the words of a ballad 'Anita' sung by Mr. W. H. Cummings at the Carmarthen National Eisteddfod, 1867, 'Englynion i Garadawg y Fenni' by 'Arfonwyson', 'T. ap Gwilym', 'Brychan', and 'Llew Llwyvo', stanzas entitled 'The Rescued Colliers in the Welsh Rhondda Valley, April 1877' by Sarah Ann Stowe, Hereford, notices of the National Eisteddfodau at Birkenhead, 1878, and Merthyr Tydfil, 1881, and the South Wales Chair Eisteddfod at Cardiff, 1879, and 'Brinley Richards. A biographical sketch'; and press cuttings, including 'Englynion i Goflyfr Mr. T. Befan (Caradog), Abergafeni' by 'Llanc o'r Coed', 'Unveiling a Monument of the late Dr. Emlyn Jones ['loan Emlyn'], at Ebbw Vale', 1878, 'At the Tomb of Iolo Morganwg', 1876, 'Caradoc [Griffith R. Jones]. The Story of his Life', 'Welsh Curiosities. (By Antonius of Pontypridd.)', and 'Ymweliad Caradawc o' r Fenni a Phontypridd'. The volume is partly indexed by the compiler. On the fly- leaf is a printed label inscribed ' "Y gwir yn erbyn y byd"; ac enwau gwyr a wiriant hyny, "Yn wyneb haul a llygad goleuni", Yn nghydag anghraifft [ sic] o Lawysgrif athrylithgar feib yr awen, &c. "Gorau cof, cof llyfr". Caradawc. Y Fenni, Alban Elfed. 1858'. The spine is lettered 'Enwau Beirdd a Llenorion' Cymru. Duw a phob daioni'.
Part of Cwrtmawr Manuscripts,
A composite volume almost entirely in the hand of Daniel Silvan Evans containing Welsh metrical translations of poetry by Felicia Dorothea Hemans, Helen Herbert (Aberaeron), Edward Verity (St David's College, Lampeter), Lord Byron, [Johann Wolfgang von] Goethe, etc. and original poetry by D. Silvan Evans, much of it dated at Llanover, Llanarth (Cardiganshire), St David's College, Lampeter, etc. during the period 1843-7; 'Telyn Cymru', being transcripts of poetry in free and strict metres by Thomas Lloyd Jones ('Gwenffrwd'), [John Jones] ('Tegid'), ?Ioan Blackwell ['Alun'], [Thomas Edwards] ('Caervallwch'), [William Owen-Pughe] ('Idrison') and [Daniel Evans] ('Daniel Ddu [o Geredigion]'); 'Selections of English Poetry' by Mary Howitt, Felicia Dorothea Hemans, [William] Knox, [David] Vedder, Letitia Elizabeth Landon (afterwards Mrs Maclean), A. M. G. (Cheltenham; translated from the Welsh of 'Tegid'), Reginald Heber, Mathew Gregory Lewis (from the German of Goethe), Miss [Maria Jane] Williams (Aberpergwm), Bernard Barton, Ambrose Barber (Wadham College, Oxford), [Thomas] Campbell, J. H. Merivale and Thomas Moore; a list of hymns selected for Christmas worship ('Emynau detholedig at Wasanaeth yr Eglwys. Nadolig'); a carol by D. Silvan Evans (sing at Llan ym Mawddwy, Christmas 1874); 'Emynau. Salmyddiaeth y Cyssegr', being hymns composed by D. Silvan Evans during the period 1864-5 (some sung at Llan ym Mawddwy, 1865-74); a hymn by [Morris Williams] ('Nicander'); etc. The spine is lettered 'Barddoniaith Hirlas'.
Evans, D. Silvan (Daniel Silvan), 1818-1903
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
Part of Cwrtmawr Manuscripts,
A composite volume of transcripts in the hand of Owen Jones ('Manoethwy'). The contents include 'cywyddau', 'awdlau', 'englynion', 'carolau' and 'cerddi' by Ifan Tew Brydydd, Hari ap Howel alias Harri Hir, Wiliam Cynwal, Sion Tudur, Morus Dwyfech, Gruffudd Hiraethog, Sr. Dafydd Llwyd Ysgolhaig, Llywelyn ap Gytyn, Guto'r Glyn, Hywel D'd Bevan ap Rhys ('o Sir Fon'), Rhydderch ap Sion, Dafydd Nanmor, Rhys Goch o Eryri, Huw Arwystl, Morys ap Ifan ap Einion ('Morus Dwyfach Medd MS arall') Sr. Dafydd Trefor ('Dr. John Kent ... Medd MSS M.P.', 'Sion Dafydd Trefor ... Medd MSS L.O.'), Howel ap Reinalld, Mredydd ap Rhys, Gruffudd D'd ap Howel, Rhisiart ap Howel Da 'Beinion, Bedo Phylip Bach ('Rhai a ddywaid mae Deio ap I'n Du ai Cant... '), Huw Pennant, Sion y Kent, Lewis Glyn Cothi, Edward Maelor '('Mae'n debig mae Edward ap Rhys Maelor ydyw Hwn... '), Dafydd ap Gwilim, Iolo Goch, Simwnt Vychan, Sr. Huw Jones ('Vicar Llanfair ynyffryn Clwyd'), Tudur Aled, Dafydd Llwyd ap Llew ap Gruff., Sion Brwynog, Iorwerth Fynglwyd, Taliesyn Aneurin G[wawdrydd], Maer Glas ('medd rhai'), Robin Ddu, Owain Twna, Dafydd Gorllech, Ifan Brydydd Hir, Edward [ap Rhys], Ie : Dyfi, Llywelyn ap Owain, Thomas Prys ('o Blasiolyn Esquire'), Edmund Prys, G[ruffydd] Philip, W. Elias (1730), Owain Gruffydd, Gruffydd Nannau (1654), Owain Gwynedd, Thomas Owen (1730), William Llyn, Tudur Penllyn, Huw Kae Llwyd, Llywelyn Goch Amheurig Hen, Edward Davies (Rhiwlas), Rich. Abram, Moris ab Evan ab David, Cadwaladr Roberts (ab Robert), Dafydd ab Sienkin, Richard [Davies] ('Esgob Dewi'), Ragiar [sic] Kyffin, Huw Morys, Arthur Jones (1734), Mathew Owain, Ellis Cadwaladr, Moris Rhobert ('o Sir Feirionydd'), Thomas Davies ('o Sir Drefaldwyn'), Robert Cadwalad[r] ('o Blwy Pennant'), Richd. Thomas D'd ('o Sir Fon'), Richard Ffoulkes, John Edwards, John Hughes, Moris ab Evan ap Dafydd ('o Lanoge'), Sion Ffoulke, Sion ab William Griffith ('o Lanfihangel ... '), Sion Phylip, G[ruffudd] Leiaf, D. Sion, W[iliam] Phylip, Rhisiart Philyp, H. ab Evan, [John Davies] 'Sion Davydd Las', Lewis Owain, Morgan Dafydd, Edwart Morris and Robert Klidro, and anonymous poems; 'englynion', etc. by contemporary poets, largely of the Richards (Darowen) circle of friends e.g. John Evans ('Ioan Maelor'), W[alte]r Davies ('Gwallter Mechain'),' R[ober]t Davies ['Bardd Nantglyn'], 'G. Brwynog', R[owland] P[arry] (Carndochan), H. K. (1851), Phoebe neu Eunice Jones (Llynlleifiad), [Peter Jones] 'Pedr Fardd', [William Edwards] 'Gwilym Padarn', [Morris Jones] 'Meurig Idris' and J. Blackwell ('Alun'), and anonymous poems; 'Sidanen Or a Song in Praise of the Glorious Queen Elizabeth' by Edward ap Rhys Wynne ap William Prys of Clygyrog, 'The meritorious gratulation of Esqr. Strangways to Llangedwyn ...' by John Davies, and anonymous English poems; prose texts, in some cases two copies, of 'Tri thlws ar ddeg o Frenindlysau Ynys Brydain ... ', 'Drygioni Medd'dod', 'Dewis bethau Howel lygad Cwsg', 'Trws'neiddrwydd Gruffydd ap Adda ap D'd', 'Achau Llewelyn ap Gruffydd y Tywysog diwaethaf o'r Cymru', 'Ymddiddanion ffraethion Cynhengras a fu rhwng y Pawn bach o Wickwair yn y Rhôs Is Conwy a Gwgon o Gaer Einion y Mhowys. A elwir yn gyffredin Araith Wgon', 'Cronigl Cymru a Lloy(e)gr yn amgyffred fal y treuthir isod' (with an additional 'narration' by Rice Jones), 'Taliesin a'i traethodd', 'Rhwng Merddin a Gwenddydd ei chwaer' and 'Merddin a Gwenddydd', 'The Most noted Poems in Mr Bulkeley of Brynddu's Collection' (now NLW MS832); 'An account of the wages paid the workemen for raissing a fence upon Ceiriog under Pentre gwyn a Tenem[en]t of the Hond. John Myddelton Esqr.', with a covering letter from Richd. Ffoulkes (transcribed from Cwrtmawr MS 222, p. 57v.); a power of attorney from Oliv[er] Thomas, Shrewsbury, yeoman to John Thomas Rees, Llanymowthwey, Merioneth, yeoman, 1674 (original in Cwrtmawr MS 222, p. 61) and a letter relating thereto from Robert Vaughan, Salop to John Thomas Rees (original in Cwrtmawr MS74, No. 3); records of the births and baptisms, 1712-33 [at Llansilin], of the children of Richard Ffoulkes (original in Cwrtmawr MS 222, p. 60v); transcripts of fifty-nine letters of Walter Davies ('Gwallter Mechain'), 1793-1831 and undated, largely addressed to Thomas Richards at Berriew and Llangynyw; a prospectus, 1793, of 'Celtic Remains' in two volumes, the first by 'the Late Lewis Morris Esq.' and the second by Walter Davies, All-Souls College, Oxford; letters largely to Thomas Richards, Berriew and Llangynyw or David Richards ('Dewi Silin') from Peter Bayley Williams, Llanrug, 1828, John Jones ('Tegyd'), Christ Church, Oxford, 1819-22 and undated, W[illiam van Mildert] bishop of Llandaff, 1822, D. Davies, Chester, 1825, Wm. Owen Pughe, London, 1812-19, Ebenezer Thomas ('Eben Fardd'), Llangybi, 1824, Robt. Parry ('Robyn Ddu Eryri'), 1824 and undated, Tho. Jones, Long Acre, London, 1825, W. Owen ('Eos Glan Hafren'), Newtown, 1824, John Roberts, Tremeirchion, 1822, Robt. Davies ['Bardd Nantglyn'], 1825 and undated, and A[neurin] Owen, [Nantglyn], 1821; a list of titles and first couplets of the poems of Dafydd ap Gwilym; 'Llyma henwe y 24 brenin or brutanied... ' (originally from a manuscript of William Thomas, Llanallgo). Inset at the end of the volume are transcripts of Montgomeryshire pedigrees, etc. Much of the material in the volume has been transcribed from other volumes now in the Cwrtmawr Collection (e.g. MSS 200, 222, 242 and 243) and there are references to such sources as 'un o lyfrau Maesglas Mallwyd' (transcribed in 1857) (p. 269), a manuscript in the hand of Robert Arthur (p. 342), 'Llyfr ym meddiant Lowri Jones' (p. 380), etc. A note pasted on the inside of the upper cover states 'This Vol. was copied by Owen Jones (brother of Myrddin Fardd) from a MS Vol. ... in the handwriting of Lewis Morris [Cwrtmawr MS 200] now at Bryntanad, Llanerfyl Montgomerys[hire] (Richards) E. Breese'. Owen Jones was for a short time a private tutor at BrynTanad (see The Dictionary of Welsh Biography). The spine is lettered 'Mannoethwy MSS'.
Part of Llanover Manuscripts
Miscellaneous papers (chiefly bills, receipts and printed items (circulars, posters, and handbills), with a few items of correspondence), 1834-1847 and 1853, relating to Cymdeithas Cymreigyddion y Fenni (Abergavenny Cymreigyddion Society). The letters are from D. Ellis, London, [the Rev.] J. B. Evans, Cwmyoy, [John Evans] 'Ieuan ab Gruffydd', Y Fenni, J. Dorney Harding, Doctors' Commons, Josiah Thomas Jones, Merthyr and Cowbridge, [Thomas Evan Watkins] 'Eiddil Ifor', Blaenau Gwent, Edward Williams, Merthyr Tydfil, and [the Revd.] Wm. Williams ['Caledfryn'], Carnarvon, and although written mainly to acknowledge receipt of money they also complement the series contained in NLW MSS 13182-13183E. Printed items include the programme of a concert to be given by Mr. [John] Parry, 'Bardd Alaw', accompanied by Miss Woodham and Mr. Parry, Jun. [i.e. John Orlando Parry], under the patronage of Lady Hall of Llanover, at Abergavenny, 7 September 1838; 'Pennillion i anerch yr Arglwyddes Hall ('Gwenynen Gwent')' by [John Jones] 'Tegid'; proposals, 4 January 1847, for publishing Gardd Eifion, the poetical works of [Robert Williams] Robert ab [sic] Gwilym Ddu...; a copy of J. Jenkins, An A B K, pe kenteliou bêr hak eas evit deski lenn Brezonek en nebeudik amzer (Montroulez: A. L. M. Ledan, 1835); and a copy which belonged to Lady Llanover of Report of the Abergavenny Eisteddfod..., 12-13 October 1853, published by The Carnarvon and Denbigh Herald, and North and South Wales Independent, with two presscuttings, 1885, relating to the welcome home celebrations at Llanover in honour of Colonel Ivor Herbert and his brothers.
Part of J. T. Evans Manuscripts
A mutilated manuscript originally used as an account book, 1833 and undated, but largely containing drafts by (Lewis (or Llewelyn) Edwards] 'Llewelyn Twrog' of poetry (to Ruthin, etc.), observations on eisteddfod reform (with references to the proposed publication of Taliesin (1859) and to the forthcoming Ruthin eisteddfod), an essay on 'Danteithion', slab sales accounts, 1861 and undated, an essay on 'Addysg Deuluaidd', etc.
Llewelyn Twrog and others.
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).
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 'Master Wm. Lowe', 1829-30, 1832, and 'Master Temple', undated, and a list of 'situations' held by 'Erfyl' during the period 1810-30; (b) a 'cywydd' in memory of Owen Jones ('Owain Myfyr')' and (c) transcripts of 'carolau', or parts of 'carolau', by Hugh Jones, Maesglasau ('H. J. Senr.'), Hugh Jones, Llangwm, Ellis Roberts ('y cowper'), William Edwards, Ysceifiog, Thomas Edwards ('Twm o'r Nant'), and others. Used as cover and end papers for the latter are two copies of a printed notice of a meeting of the Llanfyllin New Friendly Society, 1816.
Hugh Jones ('Erfyl').
Part of Thomas Edwards manuscripts,
Holograph poetry, with some transcripts and printed cuttings, collected by Hugh Jones ('Erfyl'), and by John Owen ('Owain Alaw'), among which are poems by or in the hand of John Blackwell ('Alun'), Richard Davies ('Bardd Nantglyn'), John Jones ('Talhaiarn'), Morris Williams ('Nicander'), William Rees ('Gwilym Hiraethog'), John Williams ('Ab Ithel'), John Jones ('Myllin'), Lewis William Lewis ('Llew Llwyfo'), David Williams ('Alaw Goch'), and W. Morgan ('Penfro'); 'Englynion o waith Sir Rees Cadwaladr Curat yn Aber Garthgelyn yn Sir Gaernarfon i ymofyn a Thomas Jones ynghylch y Seren gynffonog a ymddangosodd yn y flwyddyn 1680', with a covering letter by J. W. Prisiart, Plasybrain; 'Arwyrain i Gymdeithas Cymmrodorion Caerlleon a henwau ei Phenaethiaid' by Wm. Edwards, Ysgeifiog, 30 August 1823, printed in T. Edwards: The Chester Cambrian Societies, 1906, pp. 12ff.; 'Lines proposed to be placed on the Column, to be erected on Moel Famma ... in commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of his Majesty's reign' by J[ohn] H[umphreys] P[arry], 14 November 1810; 'Ar ddyfodiad William Grenville Williams, ab Syr Huw Williams, Barwnig, Bodelwyddan, i'w lawn oed, 30, Mai, 1865', by 'Talhaiarn'; a souvenir of a testimonial presented to the Hon. E. M. Ll. Mostyn, 31 October, 1843, with a 'hir-a-thoddaid' by Evan Evans ('Ieuan Glan Geirionydd'); cuttings, 1862 and undated, of poetry by John Ceiriog Hughes ('Ceiriog'), with marginal notes by the author and a marginal covering letter from him to John Owen ('Owain Alaw'); and poetry addressed to Thomas Edwards, Junior, Chester.
Part of Robinson manuscripts
Two scrap books of manuscript and printed material and press cuttings. The manuscript material consists of holograph 'englynion' entitled 'Pennillion i anerch yr Arglwyddes Hall: (sef Gwenynen Gwent)' by John Jones ('Tegid'), 1838; a transcript of an 'Epitaph. On the grave of "John", a Parish Clerk near Newbridge Glamorganshire' by Edward Williams ('Iolo Morganwg'); 'englynion' by John Davies ('Brychan'), Thomas Williams ('Gwilym Morganwg'), John William Thomas ('Arvonwyson'), Morgan Llewelyn, William Thomas ('Gwilym Teilo'), Rees Lewis, John L. Thomas ('Ieuan Ddu'), 'Gwilym Ddu Glan Cynon', Edward Williams ('Iolo Mynwy'), William Ellis Jones ('Cawrdaf'), William Williams ('Carw Coch'), Jonathan Reynolds ('Nathan Dyfed'), Robert Parry ('Robyn Ddu [Eryri]'), D[avid] Charles ('Sierlyn Tegid'), Trevecca, George Hwel [sic] ('Celer'), rector of Llangattock Crickhowell, William Thomas ('Islwyn'), and Jno. Jones ('Watcyn Fardd'), Llanerfyl; holograph letters to 'Caradawc y Fenni' from 'Cambrina', Newport [co. Monmouth], 1839 (requesting information about the 'Hirlas Horn', enclosing verses in praise of the recipient), William Thomas ('Gwilym Mai'), Carmarthen, 1848-1853 (poetry by the recipient, a request for Welsh flannel plaids, the distribution of Carmarthen eisteddfod compositions), John Jayne, Bayley [sic], 1863 (a school Exhibition for the writer's son), W. Hicks Owen ('Owain ap Bradwen'), Rhyllon, St. Asaph, 1862 (enclosing a portrait, etc., of Mrs. Hemans), Rowland Williams ('Hwfa Môn'), Bethesda, 1862 (2) (enclosing a portrait of the writer), Sarah Edith Wynne ('Eos Cymru'), undated (enclosing a portrait of the writer), and P. D. Phillip, Brynmawr, 1862 (enclosing two printed items for the recipient's album); an obituary of John Jones ('Tegid') by Alfred T. Hughes, with lines by 'Gwilym Mai'; a holograph letter from John Jones ('Tegid') (in the third person) to Col. [Charles Kemeys Kemeys Tynte] 1848 (requesting permission to recite stanzas); 'englynion' entitled 'Anerchiad i Gymreigyddion y Fenni', 1852, by 'Gwilym Mai'; a notice to Lewis Bevan [father of 'Caradawc y Fenni'] to serve in the Militia for co. Brecknock, 1807, and a certificate of the balloting of Thomas Bevan, shopkeeper, of the parish of Llanelly, co. Brecknock, into the Regular Militia of the county, 1826; and franks of John Jones ('Talhaiarn'), W. Downing Evans ('Leon'), Brinley Richards, William Jones ('Gwrgant'), Ebenezer Thomas ('Eben Fardd'), David Morgan ('Mynyddawc'), [Richard William Payne] Davies, Court-y-gollen, Crickhowell, archdeacon of Brecon, Joseph Hughes ('Carn Ingli'), William Ellis Jones ('Cawrdaf'), Charles Smith, Droitwich, Geo. Howell, rector of Llangattock Crickhowell, D. James, Pant-teg, Thomas G. Jones ('Tafalaw'), Morris Williams ('Nicander'), David Charles, Trevecca, Lewis Thomas, London, Eliza Hughes, London, Jno. Jayne, Jonathan Reynolds ('Nathan Dyfed'), Thos. Kerslake, bookseller, Bristol, Rowland Williams ('Hwfa Môn'), W. Morris ('Gwilym Tawe'), Swansea, Philip D. Phillips [sic], Brynmawr, William Williams ('Caledfryn'), Ellis Roberts, harpist, London, Edw. Williams (son of 'Taliesin ab Iolo Morganwg'), Jno. Thomas ('Ieuan Glantawe'), Llanelly, Edward Williams ('Iolo Mynwy') (from Pennsylvania, U. S.A.), [Jane Davies] daughter of 'Gwallter Mechain', etc. The printed items include a prospectus of a collection of Prize Poems and Essays of the Beaumaris Eisteddfodau and North Wales Literary Society, to be edited by W. Jones, London; a prospectus of J. A. Simons: Meddlings with the Muse, 1840, together with a manuscript list of subscribers; Anerchiad at Genedl yr Hen Gymry. (Oddiwrth Cymreigyddion [sic] Caerludd), 1832; a theatre bill of the Theatre, Abergavenny, 1838; Extract from the Merthyr Guardian . . . November 11, 1837, relating to the commission of the peace of John Frost [Chartist leader]; a programme of the third anniversary of Abergavenny Cymreigyddion Society, 1836; a circular letter by Thomas Bevan ('Caradawc') to 'Cymreigyddion y Fenni', 1840; Can, o Glod J.J. Guest, Yswain, Cynyrchiolwr [sic] Merthyr, a'i hamgylchoedd yn y Senedd, by William Davies ('[Gwilym] Grawerth'), 1835; Pigionach o Benillion Ymadawol a adroddwyd gan Eiddil Ifor, yn Nghyfrinfa'r Iforiaid Caredig, 1844; verses entitled Brenin y Canibalyddion by 'Talhaiarn'; Can Newydd yn dangos Ardderchogrwydd yr Ysgol Sabbothol by D. Evans, Pontypridd, with the music score; verses entitled Y Sabboth by I. J.; verses entitled The Feelings of the Heart, written on the death of General Sir W. Nott, G.C.B. January 1st, 1845, and General Nott. Verses written on the Arrival of General Nott at Carmarthen, Sept. 11th 1844 and Lines written on the emphatic Words of General Nott, when meeting his friends at Carmarthen . . . by W. Thomas ('Gwilym Mai'); Can o Glod i Mr. John Jones, Am ei nodweddiad rhinweddol - a'i fedrusrwydd cywreingamp - fel Peirianydd, ac Arolygwr Gwaith Haiarn Cwmbran, Swydd Fynwy by Edward Williams ('Iolo Mynwy'); Lines occasioned by the interment of the Reverend Timothy Thomas, of Islington . . .1827 by Stephen Davis, Clonmel; verses entitled Y Cymreigyddion by 'Cyfaill i'r Cymreigyddion' [John Davies, 'Brychan', Tredegar]; Statement of Account of the Caradawc Benefit Society . . . Llanwenarth . . ., 1859-1860; Galar-gan er coffadwriaeth am y diweddar Mr. Abel Lewis, Taliedydd, (Cashier,) Pen y-darran, 1845, by 'Galarwr' (J. Edwards, 'Meiriadog'); John Michael, Treasurer, in Account with the Abergavenny Cymreigyddion Society, 1836-1837; Ode on the Death of His Royal Highness Prince Albert by W. Downing Evans, Newport, co. Monmouth, 1861; verses entitled Hanes Ffair y Waun by 'Gwilym Grawerth'; a proof programme and a broadsheet of subjects and prizes of the Swansea National Eisteddfod, 1863; broadsheets announcing a National Token from South Wales to [Alexandra] Princess of Wales, together with a list of subscriptions and a receipt, 1863, from the Treasurer [Augusta Hall] Lady Llanover to 'Caradawc y Fenni' for his subscription; verses entitled A Christmas Piece by William Jones, Abergavenny, 1862; Anthem, composed in celebration of the marriage of the Prince of Wales and the Princess Alexandra by the Reverend William Pollock, M.A., vicar of Bowdon, 1863; verses entitled Y Chwech Englyn Buddygol i Arglwyddes Llanover (Gwenynen Gwent,) yn cynnwys diolch am ei nhawdd i Gymdeithas Lenyddol Gwenynen Gwent, Brynmawr and Tri Hir a Thoddaid i John Jayne, Ysw., Pantybailiau House, am ei Haeolrydedd yn rhoddi £20 tuag at gynorthwyo Tlodion Llanelli, pan safodd y Gweithfeydd y lle uchod yn 1861, both by John Thomas ('Ifor Cwm Gwys'); and H. Hughes ('Tegai'): Pregeth Angladdol David Williams, Ysw. (Alaw Goch ,) Miskin, gynt o Ynys Cynon, Aberdare (Caernarfon ). The press cuttings are taken from a variety of local and national newspapers, e.g., Monmouthshire Merlin, Merthyr Guardian, Hereford Times, Seren Cymru, Seren Gomer, Illustrated Times, Morning Post, The Times, The Observer, etc., and items of Welsh interest include accounts of coronation festivities at Abergavenny, 1831, and of the loss of the 'Rothsay Castle', 1831; a list of literary and musical competitions arranged by 'Cymreigyddion yr Alarch', Merthyr Tydfil, undated; accounts of the opening of the Crumlin Viaduct, 1857, of the destruction of the South Wales Railway bridge over the river Usk at Newport, 1848, and of the colliery explosion at Risca, 1860; and a mass of poetry by contemporary local bards. NLW MS 12355F contains two engraved portraits of the Reverend Francis Hiley, Llanwenarth, and at the end of the same manuscript are some additional press cuttings mounted by Lady H. A. Robinson, relating largely to the death of King Edward VII. The outside upper covers are labelled respectively 'Caradawc's Scrap Book No. 1' and 'Caradawc's Scrap Book No. 2'.
Part of Panton Manuscripts
Miscellaneous printed (pp. 1-64) and manuscript (pp. 65-94) papers, including poems by Hugh Jones (Llangwm), Ellis Edwards and others, some of them written in praise of members of the Plas Gwyn (Anglesey), Bagillt, Plas yn Nerwen and Garthmeilio families (pp. 65-94 passim); printed poems, including hymns, by Robert Williams (Robert ap Gwilym Ddu) (pp. 47, 55, 59) and John Roberts (Sion Lleyn) (pp. 45, 57); 'Recommendatory Lines' and other printed papers relating to Owen Williams, Llanddeiniolen, 'a poor harmless North Wales traveller' (pp. 49-51); a printed poem by 'Marplot' entitled 'A Description of the Coterie, By a Young Gentleman in Denbigh, To his Friend in Manchester' (p. 53); a Welsh broadside relating to vaccination, printed by Broster at Bangor; papers dealing with the activities of the Society of Ancient Britons and the Cymmrodorion Society, including recommendations by the latter society 'to promote the Establishment of Societies for the Encouragement of Agriculture, Manufactures, and Commerce, in the different Counties of ... Wales; and prospectuses of proposed publications.
Williams, Robert, 1766-1850
Part of Dingestow Court Manuscripts,
A manuscript collection of prose and verse in the hand of an amanuensis of Dr John Davies, Mallwyd. The volume comprises 'Ystori Peredur fab Efrawg', with five missing folios at the beginning supplied by John Jones ('Tegid'); 'Achau'r Kwrwf'; Caerwys Eisteddfod roll, May 26, 9 Elizabeth ; triads; recipes; 'Tlysau Ynys Brydain'; 'Araith Wgan'; an extensive selection of 'cywyddau' and 'awdlau', mainly 'cywyddau merched', by Bedo Aeddren, Bedo Brwynllys, Dafydd ab Edmwnd, Dafydd ap Gwilym, Dafydd Nanmor, Gruffudd Gryg, Gruffudd Hiraethog, Guto'r Glyn, Gutun Owain, Iolo Goch, Lewis Glyn Cothi, Rhisiart Phylip, Sion Cent, Sion Phylip, Simwnt Fychan, Tudur Aled and others; a collection of eulogies offered to Dr John Davies, Mallwyd, some of the poems having the date of composition recorded and including poems by Huw Machno, Sion Cain, Rhisiart, Gruffudd, Siôn and William Phylip and others; and miscellanea in various hands, including 'englynion marwnad Sion Dafis Athro parchedig mewn devinyddiaeth [Dr John Davies, Mallwyd]' by 'Rowland Vaughan esgwier o Gaergai' (1644), 'penillion gwr ifanc i'w gariad' (1688), 'moliant Sion Foulkes, Llanymowthwy', by Huw Morus (1674), 'moliant . . . maer Dinas Mowthwy' by Richard Lloyd, a fragment of 'Achau y Cwrw a'i hanes', an account of mizes paid (1646-1647), notes on Latin grammar, recipes, pedigrees, and a fragment of an interlude ('Argolws and Symoniax').
Part of Cwrtmawr Manuscripts,
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, 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'), 51 (enclosing Mold eisteddfod proceedings), [letter written on behalf of] Griffith Griffiths, Henllys Fawr, near Aberffraw, to Ebenezer Thomas ('Eben Fardd'), 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.
Part of Cwrtmawr 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'.
Part of Cwrtmawr Manuscripts,
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.
Part of Cwrtmawr Manuscripts,
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).
Part of Cwrtmawr Manuscripts,
A small notebook containing 'penillion telyn' and other verses, some to be sung to the airs 'Lili Lon', 'Nos Galan', and 'Ar hyd y Nos'. Some of the verses appear in John Ceiriog Hughes: Oriau'r Hwyr. At the end of the volume the following note occurs: 'Some of the Sheets near the end of your (my) copy are out of place. D. Parry'. An inscription on the inside upper cover suggests that the notebook was originally intended as an account book of Messrs Reed & Owens with Messrs Whitney and Wilson, Barton Street, Liverpool.
Part of Cwrtmawr Manuscripts,
An early nineteenth century volume containing tabulated Biblical references arranged under such subjects as 'Ynghylch yr Ysgrythyrau', 'Am y Drindawd', 'Am Briodoliaethau Duw', 'Yn nghylch Ordinhadau Duw', 'Yn nghylch Gweithredoedd Duw', 'Yn nghylch Cwymp Dyn', etc. Subsequent additions include 'Ychydig Bennillion' ( i.e. a hymn by T. Jones), a transcript of a letter from Evan Harries (formerly of Llandovery) from Calabah Island, near Bombay to David Davies [Congregational minister], Swansea, 1805 (the writer's activities with the Regiment, the writer's religious experiences, greetings) (together with verses by the writer entitled 'Cyngor i Bregethwyr ieuaingc'); expository notes on 'Prynedigaeth', 'Perseverance of the Saints', 'Schism', 'The excellency of the Bible' and 'Astonishing Accuracy of the Bible'; and catechisms on 'Gwir Wybodaeth', 'Am Lygredigaeth Tafod' and 'Am Gyfiawnder Ymarferol'.