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Clough, Roger Butler, 1759-1833
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Barddoniaeth,

A volume containing 'englynion' and other poems mainly by Robert Davies ('Bardd Nantglyn'). Pages 1-60 are almost entirely in the hand of Robert Davies while the remainder of the volume is in that of William Owen [-Pughe]. In addition to the works of Robert Davies, some of which were published in his Diliau Barddas (Dinbych, 1827), the following poets are represented in the volume: W.O. [?William Owen-Pughe] (pp. 2-3), R. B. Clough (p. 86), W. Lleyn (p. 102), and ?Gwallter Mechain, [Walter Davies] (p. 125). Apart from 'englynion' the compositions of Robert Davies include: p. 23, a hymn beginning: 'Anturiaf Arglwydd yr awr hon . . .'; p. 24, 'Cyfieithiad o Emyn Martyn Luther', beginning 'Duw mawr! beth wyf yn weled draw? . . .'; pp. 27-31, 'Marwnad . . . Morys Roberts, Mab Mr. Thos. Roberts, Gynt o Lwynrhydol, yn Swydd Gaernarfon. 1811', beginning 'Och angeu! llywiawdwr llawdrwm . . .'; p. 35, 'Myfyrdod ar y Salm CXLI', beginning 'O brysia Arglwydd clyw fy lief . . .'; p. 39, 'Deuwch attaf fi bawb', beginning 'Clywch eneidiau blin crwydredig . . .'; p. 42, 'Gweddi'r Arglwydd', beginning 'Ein Tad, yr hwn wyt yn y nef . . .'; p. 45, 'Pedwar Tymhor y flwyddyn', beginning 'Tymhor hyfryd ydyw'r Gwanwyn - wrth drefn y rhod . . .'; and pp. 49-55, 'Cywydd coffa hen Ddefodau y Cymry &c Testyn y Gwyneddigion i Eisteddfod Gwent 1822', beginning 'Rhad anian, rho di ynof . . .'.

'Bardd Nantglyn' and William Owen-Pughe.

Barddoniaeth,

An imperfect draft of 'Awdl Amaethyddiaeth' by David Owen ('Dewi Wyn o Eifion'); 'Gweddi ac erfyniad Miss Amelia J. Clough pan oedd yn glaf ...' by Roger B. Clough, 2 July 1821; 'Cerdd a wnaed ar yr achlysur fod Bidulph wedi ennill y dydd ar Lloyd Kenyon i fynd yn aelod o'r senedd dros y Borough swydd Ddinbych', by Enoch Jones [1807]; 'Llinellau ar Rodney March' and 'englynion' by William Hughes, 'Pen y Bont wrth y felin, Llangwm'; 'Darlun y Parchedig John Williams Llansilin ...' by Jonathan Jones, Cefn Mawr, 1836; verses beginning:- 'Wrth hanes a thôn y siarad a'r sôn'; 'marwnad coffadwriaeth am Alsy Owenes ... o Lawr Cilan' by John Cain; 'englynion' by 'Alltud Eifion', 1862; 'englynion William Jones'; 'tribanau i'r ffon'; a hymn by Peter Llwyd; and 'englynion i'r Seren'.

Letters

One of eight volumes consisting of several hundred letters, chiefly of the first half of the nineteenth century, written mainly to John Jenkins and his wife, to Walter Davies and his daughter Jane, and to John Vaughan (Penmaen Dyfi) and other members of his family, by numerous correspondents, including: D. Bird Allen, Thomas Beynon (archdeacon of Cardigan), C. W. Bowen (Kidwelly), J. Bowen (Bath), J. Bowen (Llechryd), Samuel Bowen (Newtown), Edward Breese, Samuel Butler (Shrewsbury), R. Myddelton Biddulph, John Blackwell (Alun), Thomas Burgess (bishop of St. Davids), Lord Carrington (chairman of the Board of Agriculture), Thomas Clarkson (philanthropist), W. Cleaver (Denbigh), Hester Maria Cotton, William Cragg (Board of Agriculture), Alfred Butler Clough, and Roger B. Clough.

Letters A-F

One of six volumes consisting of several hundred letters ranging in date from the late eighteenth century to about the middle of the nineteenth, and addressed mainly to Walter Davies, with some to his daughter Jane, to John Jenkins, and to John Vaughan, from numerous correspondents connected with various aspects of Welsh life and including: J. P. Adams (Pembroke), Lewis Bagot (bishop of St. Asaph), Jona Barff (Shrewsbury), Thomas Beynon, R. Myddelton Biddulph, John Blackwell (Alun), J. B. Blakeway, Samuel Butler (Shrewsbury School), William Carey (bishop of St. Asaph), Nicholas Carlisle, Thomas Charles, Isaac Clarke (Ruthin), William Cleaver (bishop of St. Asaph), Lord Clive, Alfred B. Clough, Roger B. Clough, Eliza Colley, Athelstan Corbett, Edward Davies (Wrexham), Hugh Davies (Shrewsbury), John Davies (Fronheulog), Robert Davies (Bardd Nantglyn), W. Whitehall Davies, James Donne (Llanyblodwel), Ellis Owen Ellis ('Ellis Bryncoch'), Daniel Evans (Daniel Ddu o Geredigion), D. Silvan Evans, Evan Evans (Ieuan Glan Geirionydd), Henry Evans (Harri Ddu o Ddyfed), R. Wynne Eyton, and Richard Fenton.

Transcripts by Mary Richards, etc.

A volume originally intended as an arithmetic exercise book but subsequently used by Mary Richard to record transcripts of poetry, largely 'englynion' and 'cerddi', by Rhys Cadwaladar, Edward Llwyd, Edward Jones (1794), [Morris Jones] ('M[eurig] Idris'), Edmund John Lloyd [curate of Tremeirchion], D. R. Pugh ('Ap Huw'), Tudur Aled, John Ellis, Thomas Roberts ('Philo Cadfan'), [John Jones] ('Myllin'), 'Ieuan Glan Tanad', Harri Parri (Craig y Gath), J. W. Hughes ('Edeyrn ab Nudd'), [John Jones] ('Ioan Tegid'), Watcin Jones (1731), D[avid] R[ichards] ('Dewi Silin'), T. E. [?Thomas Edwards] (Corwen) (1823), Henry Humphreys (1817), Gryfydd Howel, E.B. ('o Bowys'), Richart [Davies] ('Esgob Dewi'), Roger Kyffin, Dr Thomas ('Treforis, Kidwely'), Edward Morrice, Robert [Davies] ['Bardd Nantglyn'], [William Ellis Jones] ('Cawrdaf'), Hugh Morys, etc., and anonymous poems; letters from M[ary] R[ichards], Llangynyw to 'Elan R[ ], 1851 (personal, the death of Aneurin Owain, a tea at Meifod) (two copies), and from London to her parents, 1818 (personal, visits to friends and sightseeing visits in London) (25 pp.), J[ohn] Jones ('or Morfa'), London to [Thomas] Richard[s] [Darowen], 1819 ('plygain' services, efforts to establish a Welsh Church, personal), David Davies, London to David Richards, Llansilin, 1820 (personal, a situation for the writer in the country), J[ohn] J[ones] ('Glan y Gors'), London to [ ] Richards, 1820 (visits to France, Denbigh Eisteddfod, the receipt of a Breton grammar and vocabulary, a poem by 'Vychan or Gwyndill', a reference to the recipient's sister [Mary Richards]), M. Jones ('Meirig [?Idris]), Manafon to T. C. Richards, undated (personal, news of friends), W[alter] D[avies] ['Gwallter Mechain'], Llanrhaiadr to T[homas] Richards, Llangyniew, 1840 (personal, requesting a letter), Adam Sedgwick, Cambridge to [Mary] Richards, Llangyniew, 1855 (the death of the recipient's brother [Thomas]), John Jones ('Tegid'), Ch[rist] Ch[urch], Oxford to T[homas] Richards, Aberhyw, 1822-6 (the writer's studies, Church news, poetry by the writer, the writer's edition of a Welsh and English Prayer Book for the SPCK) and from Llanasa to D[avid] Richard[s] at Nantglyn, 1815 (the writer's contest with the country rhymesters ('rhigymyddion'), visits to Tremeirchion and Halcin, assistance for Daniel Evans ['Daniel Ddu o Geredigion'] against 'Cawr Gwan', a tribute to Robert Davies, Nan[t]glyn), J. W. Hughes ('Edeyrn ab Nudd'), Llanfyllin, 1845, to L[ewis] Richard[s], Llan Ervul, 1845 (the writer's poverty), Robert Davies ('Bardd Nantglyn') to D[avid] Richard[s], Llansilin, 1824 (personal, references to R[oger] B[utler] C[lough] and Aneurin [Owen], a proposed visit to [an eisteddfod at] Welshpool), T[homas] Price ['Carnhuanawc'], Crickhowel to T[homas] Richards, Berriew, 1824 (the recipient's interest in Breton Scriptures) and Philip Vaughan, Brecon, secretary, Cambrian Society in Gwent to Thomas Richards, Llangynyw, 1821 (thanks for a book of the proceedings in Powys, the election of the recipient to honorary membership); 'Dyma enwau y saith Gysgadur'; a prospectus of 'Difyrwch y Credadyn' by Henry Humphreys, Llanfechan, together with testimonials by David Richard[s], Llansilin and Walter Davies ['Gwallter Mechain'], Manafon, 1825; a brief account of the gallantry of the Welsh Fusiliers at the battle of Alma, 1854; a method of determining the dominical letter in the Calendar to the year 1899; a list of Welsh commotes and parishes; an appeal on behalf of a presentation to Sir Watkin Williams Wynn as a mark of sympathy on the occasion of the fire at Wynnstay, 1858, together with a list of subscriptions collected by Miss [Mary] Richard[s] and Miss Farmer, Meifod; 'Adar llwch gwin' (incomplete); 'Cyfarwyddyd i ddarllaw cwrw'; etc. Some of the poetry is copied from the book of 'Cadwaladr Robert, Llany Mowddwy 1685' (pp. 53 verso, 54 recto).

Welsh poetry and miscellanea,

A collection of papers formerly inserted in NLW MS 13236B. Items 1-4, 8, and 15-18 are in the hand of William Owen [-Pughe], and item 10 is in the hand of D[avid] Thomas, ['Dafydd Ddu Eryri']. The contents include: I, a collection of 'englynion' by R.D. [?Robert Davies, 'Bardd Nantglyn'], Mor [sic] ap Evan ab Dadd., and D.T. [?David Thomas]; 2, 'Flangelliad i Vardd y Glyn' by 'Twm pen y waen'; 3, 'Carol Nadolig, ar fesur o gyfansoddiad Beethoven yn Rhifyn VIII o'r Musical Library', beginning 'Heddyw y gwynfydedig ddydd . . .'; 4, 'Dau englyn ar ddyn meddw a gysgodd gyda'r bardd yn Sarn Vraint yn Mon'; 5, 'Englynion (2) er coffadwriaeth Davydd Richard Llansilin' by 'R. B. Clough Tyn y celyn Rhagr - 1826'; 6, 'englynion' (2) entitled 'At Fardd Du Nantglyn'; 7, a couplet by 'rhyw Offeiriad' and an 'englyn' by 'Owen Gronw . . . Tâd Gronw Owen'; 8, 'englynion' (3), the first beginning 'Prydydd ysgrivydd cu llon - sain ethol . . .'; 9, ['Ar hyd y nos'] in old notation followed by 'englynion', three of which are by Walter Davies, Jonathan Hughes, and T. Nant [Thomas Edwards], and several 'penillion telyn'; 10, 'Geiriau diweddaf Dafydd 2 Sam. 23' by D[avid] Thomas, 1804, beginning 'Ysbryd yr Arglwydd, ddedwydd Dduw . . .' (cf. NLW MS 325E, p. 17); 11, English verses entitled 'The Legend of Carn Tyrne'; 12, an incomplete copy of 'Padouca Hunt' by [David Samwell] (cf. NLW MS 13225C, pp. 129-36); 13, an English translation of ['Cywydd y Daran'] (cf. Owen Jones & William Owen, Barddoniaeth Dafydd ab Gwilym (Llundain, 1789), tt. 80-82); 14, epilogue of an interlude performed at London, beginning 'Wel nosdawch bawb ar unweth . . .'; 15, notes on Welsh antiquities, geographical features and locations, etc., written in part on the reverse of a printed bill of Richard Jones, King's Head Inn, Llandovery; 16, a list of English words with cognate words in other languages; 17, a letter, 1828, from W-. Owen Pughe, Egryn, to Mr. Bailey, containing draft Welsh and English inscriptions to commemorate the Eisteddfod held at Denbigh, 16-18 Sept., 1828; 18, a transcript of the title-page and introduction to Gruffydd Robert's Dosparth Byrr . . . (1567 ); 19, ?autograph of Joanna Southcott; 20, printed list of subscribers to 'Bardd Nantglyn's Memorial Fund'; 21, memorandum concerning a certain Ruth Thomas, etc.; 22, culinary recipes; 23, articles of agreement, 1836, for a lease of copper and lead, etc., under Wenallt, in the parish of Darowen, co. Mont., (part wanting), with alterations in pencil for another agreement concerning Brynmoel, Penegoes; 24-25, two letters, 1850, from John Hay Williams, Bodelwyddan, to [ ]; 26, engraving of an unidentified ?bronze object (cf. Arch. Camb., 1855, illustration facing page 273); 27, a steel engraving by T. Hodgetts, 1822, of a portrait of 'Idrison', [William Owen-Pughe]; and 28, forty printed copies of the Lord's Prayer in Hebrew.

William Owen-Pughe and 'Dafydd Ddu Eryri'.

Y Gell Gymmysg ...,

A manuscript volume entitled 'Y Gell Gymmysg; sef, Casgliad o Amrywion Ganiadau, Gan Y Parch. Roger B: Clough, Periglor Corwen: Parchwr a Choleddwr- y [sic] Iaith Gymraeg a'i Barddoniaeth' containing 'Englynion i'r Gell Gymmysg a'i Pherchenog' by Robt. Davies, Nantglyn, Y Parch. Roger B. Clough, Morgan Davies, (?) Nannau, Peter Lloyd, Gwnodl, Thomas Edwards, Corwen and Thomas Jones, Corwen; a series of 182 'Pennillion' [i.e. 'Hen Benillion']; a few 'Beddargraffiadau' and 'englynion' or other items of verse, some dated, by various poets including the following: Robert Davies, Nantglyn, Lewis Morris, Edward Evans, Gwyddelwern, Hugh Moris, Griffith James, John Roberts, Hersedd, Morus ap Robert o'r Bala, [John Jones] 'Ioan Tegid', Y Parchedig Walter Davies, Y Parchedig Roger B. Clough, John Jones, Glan y Gors, Thomas Gwynedd, William Edwards, Ysgeifiog, John Owen, Holywell and Griffith Williams, 'Gutyn Perys' [sic]. The volume is probably in the autograph of the Reverend Roger Butler Clough (1759-1833), vicar of Corwen from 1811 until his death. There are a number of blank folios after p. 68 but on the final page are four lines of verse described as being 'on a window at the White Horse Inn Holyw[ell]'.