Four hundred letters, 1834-1841, 1847-1848, and undated, relating to Cymdeithas Cymreigyddion y Fenni (Abergavenny Cymreigyddion Society). About half their number are addressed to Thomas Bevan ('Caradawc'), the Society's first secretary. Of the remainder some are addressed to John Evans ('Ieuan ab Gruffydd'), who succeeded Thomas Bevan as secretary, and to the Reverend John Evans, Llanover, who was chairman of the Society for more than one term and secretary from (?) April 1846 onwards, while a few are addressed to other individuals, among them Sir Benjamin Hall, Lady [Augusta] Hall, J. Hiley Morgan, Abergavenny, and the Reverend Thomas Price ('Carnhuanawc'). The matters discussed include subjects for competition, prizes, subscriptions, arrangements for the Anniversaries, etc. The letters have been rearranged slightly and renumbered and a list of the old and new series numbers has been supplied. The correspondents are: (Mr.) Ashwell, Blaenavon, Jos. Bailey, Jun., Glanusk Park, Richd. Bailey, [Thomas Bevan] 'Caradawc', Jos. Banning (for Postmaster), Post Office, Liverpool, Reginald J. Blewitt, Llantarnam Abbey, Thos. W. Booker, Velindra, Benjn. Bowen alias Meudwy Glàn Tâf, Allen's Bank nr. Cardiff, Henry A. Bruce, Duffryn, Cardiff, Madame Bunsen (extract), Lady Chetwynd, Longdon, nr. Lichfield, John Daniel, Abergavenny, [Revd.] David Davies, Lantarnam, [John Davies] 'Brychan Bach', Tredegar, Thomas Davies, Harpist, Merthyr Tydvil, Tho. Davies, Penmyarth, Geo. French Davis, Harper, Newport, J. Edward Davis, Presteign, Valentine Davis, Carmarthen, J. Jeffreys De Winton, Priory Hill, Brecon, Julia de Winton, Maesllwch, John Edward Dibb, Guardian Office, Merthyr Tydvil, Philip W. Dodd, Newport, James Dowle, Newport, F. M. A. Dowling (Mrs. Brinsley Dowling), Ross, [Revd.] G. Edwards, Llangollen, Lady Edwards, Machynlleth, Thomas Edwards, Corwen, D. Ellis, London, and Geo. Munday for D. Ellis, Daniel (or D.S.) Evans ('Daniel Lâs o Geredigion'), Llanarth ger Aberaeron, Hy. Evans ['H. Ddu'], Caerdydd, J. B. Evans ('Cattwg'), Talachddu, [Revd. J. Evans] 'Ioan ap Ieuan', Crickhowell Vicarage, [Revd.] J. Evans, Llanover Vicarage, M. Evans ('Tegwedd'), Newport, Samuel. Evans, Carmarthen, Lady Feilding, Downing, Holywell, James Furney, Jr., Monmouth, L. W. G., Post Office, Brynllys, (?) Tho. Gratrex [name given as W. Gratrex on dorse], Monmouth, E. B. C. Greenly (Lady Coffin Greenly, 'Llwydlas'), Titley Court, Mrs. Greenly and Mrs. Hastings, Titley Court, Amelia Gregory, Cardiff, Elizabeth Griffiths, Sirhowy, Thomas Griffiths [Harpist], Tredegar, C. E. Guest (Lady Charlotte Guest), Dowlais, H. Gwyn, Baglan House, Neath, Augusta Hall (afterwards Lady Hall) 'Gwenynen Gwent', Llanover, B. Hall (afterwards Sir Benjamin Hall), Llanover, Henry Hallam, Watford, J. Dorney Harding, Bridgend and Doctors' Commons, Daniel Davies Harries, London, Lady Hastings, R. N. College, H. S. Hayden, Organist, Carnarvon, Roger Hopkins [Victoria Iron Works], William Howel, Merthyr Tudfil, John Howell ('Bardd Coch'), Llangrallo (Coychurch), John Howells ('Ieuan ab Hywel'), Doncaster, E. E. Hughes, Bodfari nr. Mold, John Hughes, Wrexham, John Hughes, Llwydiarth Esgob, Llanerchymedd, T. Hughes (? 'Tau'), L[iver]pool, [ William Hughes] 'Gwilym Huw - Llanfair', Nant y glo, David Humphreys, Llansantfraid nr. Conway, E. (?) A. Hutchins, London, Thos. Jacob, Infirmary, Cardiff, J[ames] James ('Iago Emlyn'), Bristol and Caermarthen, Thos. Jenkins, Dowlais Free School, Bassett Jones ('Ieuan Delynawr'), Cardiff, Edwd. Jones, 'Proffesor [sic] of Music', L[iver]pool, John Jones, Harper, Hotwells [Clifton, Bristol], John Jones, Harper, Kings Arms, Bangor, John Jones ('Tegid' or 'Ioan Tegid'), Oxford, Josiah Thomas Jones, Merthyr and Cowbridge, (continued)
Samuel Jones, Builder, Abergavenny, Thos. Jones, Abergavenny, [Revd.] T[hos.] Jones, Sporle, Swaffham, [William Jones] 'Gwilym Ilid', Machen, [W. E. Jones] 'Cawrdaf', Caerfyrddin, Caerdydd, Merthyr Tudful, and Cowbridge, Joseph Latch, Newport, C. H. Leigh, Ponty Pool Park, Mrs. Hanbury Leigh, Ponty Pool Park, D. S. Lewis ('Ifor Gwent'), Coalbrook Vale Shop, Enoch Lewis, Weaver, Coytrahen nr. Bridgend, Rees Lewis, Merthyr Tydfil, Angharad Lhwyd, Plas yn Rhyl, Rhyl, Mark Marks, Cardiff, [Sir] Sam'. R. Meyrick, Goodrich Court near Ross, writing also under the pseudonym 'Pren Tanlwyd (Tanllyd)', (?) Th[eodosi]a Monson [Lady Monson], Malvern Wells, Sir Charles Morgan, Cheltenham, I[sl.] Morgan, Blaenavon, J. Hiley Morgan, [Abergavenny], M. Morgan, Nant y deri [ ], Mrs. Morgan, Ruperra Castle, W. W. Morgan, Newport, Robert Lloyd Morris, Liverpool, Iltyd Nicholl, Usk, Rowland (Rholant) fab Owen, South Trenton, Oneida, co. New York, J. P[ ], Eliza Palmer, [London], Edwd. Parry, Exchange, Chester, John Parry ('Bardd Alaw'), [London], Lady Jones Parry, Madryn Park, Richard Parry, Independent Minister, Conway, Thos. Parry ('Llanerchydd'), Llanerchymedd, Mrs. (?) Peirce, Navigation House [Abergavenny postmark], Eliza Phillips alias Morfydd Glantaf, Newbridge, W. W. Phillips, Pontypool (Park) Estate Office, Mrs. Rhys Powel, Abergavenny, Mrs. Charles Powell, Lanwenarth, John Price, Junr, Abergavenny, T. Price ('Carnhuanawc'), Crughywel, Edwd. Pritchard, Auctioneer, Newport, [Revd] Chas. Proberts, Clodock Vicarage, J. Bruce Pryce, Dyffryn Goluch, Cardiff, [Revd.] R. Mostyn Pryce, Gunley, Thomas Prytherch (for Cymdeithas Cymreigyddion Llangynydr), Brinley Richards, Treberfydd, Brecon, E. P. Richards, Cardiff, Apollonia Rio, Llanarth Court, John Roberts (Ton Bach), Aberdare, John Roberts, Journal Office, Bristol, Thomas Roberts, (Llwynrhudol), Llundain, Wm. Roberts [i.e. 'Nefydd'], Baptist Minister, Blaina Works, Lord Rodney, Tredegar, John E. W. Rolls, Courtfield and The Hendre, Sir Charles Salusbury, Llanwern, T. Cox Savory, London, John L. Scudamore, Kentchurch, [Lord] G. C. H. Somerset, Liverpool, D. (ab) Rhys Stephen, Aber Tawy and Manchester, Thos. Stephens, Merthyr Tydfil, Lord James Stuart, Mountstuart, Rothesay, C. [Thirlwall], Bishop of St. Davids, Jenkin Thomas, Cheltenham, John Thomas, Chester, John Thomas ('Ieuan Morganwg'), Dowlais, John Thomas ('Ab Dafydd'), Glyn Nedd (Glyn Neath), Jno. Thomas, Llanelli, Jno. Thomas [i.e. 'Ieuan Ddu'], Merthyr Tydfil, Rees Thomas, 'Flanel [sic] weaver', Swansea, W. Thomas, 'Gwilym Mai', Caerfyrddin, Wm. Thomas, Excise Office, London, Thos. Turner, Newport, William H. Twyning, Pont y Pandy, Cardiff, John Vaughan, Penmaen Dovey, J. F. Vaughan, Court Field, T. Vaughan, Sirhowy Iron Works, [Miss] Clara Waddington, [London], Thos. Wakeman, Graig House, J. Walkinsham, Dowlais, [T. E. Watkins] 'Eiddil Ifor', Blaenau Gwent, John White, Times Office, Hereford, Math Willett, Chepstow, (?) A. Williams [London], Dan'. Williams, London, David Williams ('Morgrygun') [at] Bristol, Edward Williams ('Iolo fardd Glâs'), Pontfaen (Cowbridge), [Edward Williams] 'Iolo Mynwy', Merthyr, Howell Williams, Hugh Williams [London], [Revd.] John Williams, Cilycwm [Nr. Llandovery], John Williams, Llandovery, M[aria] J[ane] Williams ('Llinos'), Aberpergwm and Ynislas Cottage, M[orris] Williams [i. e. 'Nicander'], Amlwch, Mrs. Williams, Aberbaiden, Penry Williams, Penpont , [Revd.] Rowland Williams, Ysceifiog, Holywell, Taliesin Williams ('Ab Iolo'), Merthyr Tydfil, Thos. Williams ['Cynydr'], Crickhowel, W. Williams, Aberpergwm, Wm. Williams, Cardiff, Wm. Williams ('G[wilym] Caledfryn'), Independent Minister, Caerynarfon, Wm. A. Williams [M.P.], Wm. J. Williams ('Gwilym ab loan'), New York, W. Penry Williams, Harpist, &c., Swansea, Osmond A. Wyatt, Troy House [Monmouth postmark], and one or two unidentified correspondents including 'Gwenynedd Gwynedd', 'Iago ap Gwalchmai', 'Meillion Meirion', Merthyr, and 'Philo', also of Merthyr.