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Accounts and poetry

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

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

Commonplace book,

  • NLW MS 23524B.
  • File
  • 1828-1853

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).

Llwyd, Angharad

Memorandum book

  • NLW MS 23199A.
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  • 1841-1847

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

Papurau Clwydfardd

  • NLW MS 10910E.
  • File
  • 1872-1894

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 [1894]'; '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

'Yn Eden ardd'

  • NLW MS 10593B.
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  • [1936]

A holograph copy, [1936], of a poem entitled 'Yn Eden Ardd' by Robert Arthur Griffith (Elphin). The poem was originally composed in 1897.

Elphin, 1860-1936

Barddoniaeth 'Ioan Madog'

  • NLW MSS 6766B, 6767-6768C, 6769B
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  • [1832x1878]

Poems by John Williams ('Ioan Madog'), Portmadoc.

Ioan Madog, 1812-1878

Casgliad o farddoniaeth, &c.

  • NLW MS 6729B
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  • 18-19 cents

A collection of 'carolau', 'cerddi', 'englynion', and other verse in various metres. The poets include John Rhees, 1776-8, Hugh Jones 'o Faes y glase' (1749-1825), Robert Evan 'o Feifod' (fl. c. 1750), Edward Morus 'o'r Plas yn y Pentre', 1785, Ellis Rowland (c. 1650-c. 1730), George Humphreys (senior) (1747?-1813), 1803-7, George Humphreys (junior), Ellis Roberts (d. 1789), Jonathan Hughes (1721-1805), Evan Williams, Rhys Lloyd, Harri 'o Graig y Gath' [Harri Parri (1709?-1800)], Hugh Morris (1622-1709), John Thomas (Pentrefoelas), Thomas Edwards (Twm o'r Nant) (1739-1810) and John Cain alias 'Ceiriog' (c. 1575-c. 1650). Also included is a shoemaker's accounts and a charm against tooothache.

Cyfarfodydd cystadleuol Llanuwchllyn,

  • NLW MS 21996E.
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  • 1854-1910.

Poems and essays, most of them entered for competition at literary meetings in Llanuwchllyn, [c. 1861]-1874; and other miscellaneous items relating to Llanuwchllyn.

Capel Brynteg, Bethesda,

  • NLW MS 21874A.
  • File
  • 1864-1867 /

A notebook containing summaries by Robert Williams, Pen-y-bryn, Bethesda, co. Caernarfon, of sermons preached at Brynteg, Bethesda, Calvinistic Methodist church from its opening, 28 August 1864, until 27 August 1865, together with a pulpit supply list, 1865-1867 (inverted text ff. 86-8); two scriptural essays, 'Traethawd ar y Pwysigrwydd o Iawn-dreulio Boreu'r Oes' and 'Bywyd Iesu Grist yn Fywyd o Esiampl' (inverted text ff. 83-5 verso and 80-1 verso); and verses, 'Englynion Cyfarchiadol I'r Ieuengctyd' (inverted text ff. 81 verso-2).

Williams, Robert, ca. 1840-1894


  • NLW MS 22040A.
  • File
  • 1887-1903 /

Verses and hymns, 1887-1903, by the Reverend James Tegryn Phillips ('Iago Tegryn'), Hebron, co. Pembroke, together with a few biographical details concerning him.

Phillips, James Tegryn


  • NLW MS 23375D.
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  • 1856-1936 /

A scrap-book compiled by Laura Pughe (née Parry, 'Meillionen Gwynedd', 1835-1936), Helygog, Brithdir, co. Merioneth, containing poetry, 1856-1936, addressed to herself, her husband Robert Pughe (d. 1882), and their family, including poetry by Morris Davies ('Meurig Ebrill'), Howell Elvet Lewis ('Elfed') and John Owen Williams ('Pedrog'), together with press cuttings and other related items.

Pughe, Laura, 1835-1936

Marwnad William Hughes, Llanengan, etc.,

  • NLW MS 12132A.
  • File
  • 1867.

An elegy to W[illiam] Hughes, [Calvinistic Methodist] minister, Llanengan, co. Caernarvon, and 'chwech Penill a'r Enllibwr', both submitted for competition at a literary meeting at Penycaera[u], 1867.

Papers of 'Glaslyn' and 'ap Glaslyn',

  • NLW MS 11815E.
  • File
  • 1882-1919 /

Three holograph letters from [Richard Jones Owen] ('Glaslyn'; 1831-1909), Penrhyndeudraeth, to his grand-daughter Elizabeth] Glaslyn Owen, Llanrwst, 1903-1907 (the teaching of Welsh in Secondary Schools, the recipient's studies, the recipient's marriage, personal); and manuscripts of John Owen ('Ap Glaslyn'; 1857-1934), including a holograph poem, 'Rhiangerdd Gwen o' r Ddol', which was awarded the prize at an eisteddfod at Llandudno, 1887, a scrap-book, 1882-1896 and undated, relating to eisteddfodau and literary and musical festivals, a certificate in elocution, 1885, and a certificate of ordination as Calvinistic Methodist minister, 1919.

'Glaslyn' and 'Ap Glaslyn'.

Barddoniaeth 'Ioan Trithyd',

  • NLW MS 11731D.
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  • 1867-[1875] /

Two holograph poems by John Morgan ('Ioan Trithyd'), farmer and poet, of Llantrithyd, afterwards of St. Marychurch, co. Glamorgan. The first is entitled 'Pryddest 'Ar enedigaeth Crist' Sef testun Cyfarfod llenyddol 'Carmel' Tresimwn dydd 'Nadolig' 1867'. The second poem, a satire, lacks the title.

Morgan, John, 1830-1930


  • NLW MS 11556B.
  • File
  • 1830-[1915].

Miscellaneous documents including a statement of account due from the Reverend W[illiam] Griffith, Jesus Coll[ege, Oxford], to D. A. Talboys, in respect of books, 1830; an essay entitled 'Nadolig 1869'; and holographs and transcripts of poetry, among them being 'Englynion ar Briodas Maggi a Iago' by [Rowland Williams] ('Hwfa Môn'), 1882, and 'Ychydig fyfyrdod ar Uniad fy mrawd hoff Mr. James Venmore mewn glan briodas a Miss Hughes, Wylfa, Cemaes, Mon' by [Henry Jones Williams] ('Plenydd').

Llyfr John Lewis, Llanfynydd,

  • NLW MS 9365B.
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  • 1816-1840 /

The commonplace book of John Lewis, Troed-y-rhiw, Llanfynydd, 1816-1840, containing copies of indentures and other documents relating to Llanfynydd; extracts from newspapers; a copy of the will of David Jones of the parish of St George in Queen Square, London, 1739, referring to a charity school at Llanfynydd; a record of John Lewis's weight at different times; a copy of a survey of Llanfynydd, 1796; medical recipes; accounts; autobiographical data; poetry, including 'Cerdd Newydd am dderchafiad Balchder a'i gwymp o achos arfer newydd a ddaeth yn ddiweddar i blith y Cymry' by Gwilim ab Ifan; poems in praise of Pant-tawel, improved by John Lewis, 1816; new year greetings in verse to John Lewis by W. E. Harry, Benjamin Davies 'preacher', Henry Powell, Griffith Jonathan, and Isaac Davies; 'Cerdd a gyfansoddwyd pan gydynwyd i ffyrfiaw Cymdeithas y Gomeraegyddion yn Llanfynydd gan y Bardd [Isaac Davies, 1823] ar yr erddygan a elwir Duw gadwo'r Brenin yn y ffordd Gymraeg' and a song by Isaac Davies to be sung at the reception of new members.

Lewis, John, Troed-y-rhiw, Llanfynydd

Caneuon a barddoniaeth Hugh Davies,

  • NLW MS 12902C.
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  • [1875x1938] /

?Holograph copies of the words and music of two songs entitled 'Y Llyn' and 'Y Môr', both the words and music being by [Hugh Davies, 1853- ] 'Alltud yr Andes'; press cuttings containing poems by the said Hugh Davies; and a holograph letter from R. E. Jones (nephew of Hugh Davies), Cynwyd, Corwen, to [? the Librarian, the National Library of Wales], 1938 (information relating to his uncle).

Davies, Hugh, Alltud yr Andes, b. 1853


  • NLW MSS 12855-12856A.
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  • [19 cent., second ½] /

Two note-books containing miscellaneous Welsh verse including poems by John Williams ('Ioan ap Griffith') of Rhiwbryfdir [Blaenau Ffestiniog] (second half nineteenth cent.), and one English poem by the said John Williams.

John Williams.


  • NLW MS 12704C.
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  • 1875 /

A copy of a poem entitled 'Silvan at Marged', 1875, by, and in the hand of [the Reverend Daniel] Silvan [Evans, lexicographer].

Evans, D. Silvan (Daniel Silvan), 1818-1903


  • NLW MS 12697B.
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  • [19 cent.] /

Two ? holograph poems, the first, by Ellis Parry, Pont Saint, entitled 'Penillion A gyfansoddwyd ar fyddygoliaeth R. D. Williams, Esqr., Cyfreithiwr dros bysgodwyr Menai, yn erbyn J. Russel', and the second described as 'Gwaith Ellis ap Hywel yn rhoddi darlyniad ohono ei hun'.

Ellis Parry and Ellis ap Hywel.

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