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Tours through a part of North Wales

  • NLW MS 23996C.
  • File
  • [1820s]-[1830s], [?1909]

A manuscript copy, [1820s]-[1830s] (watermark 1814), of tours of North Wales undertaken in the Autumn of 1817 (pp. 1-30) and October 1819 (pp. 31-90) by Captain Henry Hanmer and his wife Sarah, including descriptions of visits to Lady Eleanor Butl...

Hanmer, Sarah Serra, d. 1847.

An account of the Vaughans of Corsygedol,

The manuscript is in two parts. The first contains an English poem entitled 'Faction Display'd', temp. Queen Anne; an account of the Vaughan family of Corsygedol mainly transcribed by Angharad Llwyd, with an original rental of the C...

Wynne, William Watkin Edward, 1801-1880


  • NLW MS 23295A.
  • File
  • c. 1722-1724, [1850x1855]
  • Part of John Dyer MSS,

Notebook, c. 1722-1724, of John Dyer containing extracts from the works of John Milton and Edmund Spenser and from the Old Testament and Apocrypha, together with a few drafts of devotional poetry and miscellaneous notes.

Poetry of John Dyer

Transcripts of variant texts of the poems of John Dyer, [c. 1855], compiled, with related notes, by William Hylton Dyer Longstaffe from Dyer manuscripts now lost and used by Robert Aris Wilmott for his 1855 edition of the poetry.


  • NLW MS 23294D.
  • File
  • c. 1726-1756, [1847x1855]
  • Part of John Dyer MSS,

Miscellaneous notes, c. 1726-1756, by John Dyer, including farming accounts and memoranda, draft poems, extracts from devotional and secular literature, prayers and meditations, and various jottings, together with transcripts, [1847x1855], by Will...

Iolo Morganwg MSS

Manuscripts, [16 cent.]-[?1841], mostly collected or written by Iolo Morganwg. They include transcripts of Welsh poetry, pedigrees, grammars, and manuscripts belonging to Robert Vaughan of Hengwrt, Lewis Morris, Gwallter Mechain, Ieuan Brydydd Hir...

Anna Seward: Sonnet

Autograph manuscript, dated 11 September 1799 (watermark 1794), of Anna Seward's 'Sonnet for the drawer in the thatched shed by the brook at Plas Newydd'. It was published, with a very few minor alterations, in The Poetical Works of...

Seward, Anna, 1742-1809

Diary, etc., of John Davies, Ystrad

  • NLW MS 12350A.
  • File
  • 1796-1799

A diary and commonplace book of John Davies (David) ('Siôn Dafydd y Crydd'), bookbinder and cobbler, of Llanfihangel Ystrad, co. Cardigan. The diary covers the period from 1 January 1796 to 19 December 1799 (new style) and refers mainly ...

Davies, John, 1722-1799

Barddoniaeth a chaneuon

  • NLW MS 14402B.
  • File
  • [1780au]

Cyfrol yn cynnwys barddoniaeth a chaneuon yng Nghymraeg a Saesneg, ynghyd â rhai testunau rhyddiaith Cymraeg, a gopïwyd, [1780au], gan Humphrey Jones o Gastell Caereinion, sir Drefaldwyn. = A volume of Welsh and English poetry, with some Welsh pro...

Jones, Humphrey, 1719-1810

Commonplace book

A composide volume in the hand of the Rev. Evan Evans (Ieuan Fardd) containing Welsh and English poetry (pp. 1-102, 127-207, 215-393, 497-507, 549-664), by Ieuan Fardd himself, Edward Richard, Tudur Aled and Edmwnd Prys and others, as well as extr...


A copy of an oration ('autore Domino Wayvil') ostensibly delivered at Cambridge, 1706 (pp. 1-20), an 'Epitaphium Ecclesiae Authore ignoto', 1706 (p. 21), and a poem 'on the burning of Ye Memorial' by John Prince (p. 2...

Prince, John, 1643-1723.

Letters and papers,

Miscellaneous documents including three holograph letters to Thomas Jenyns (Jennings), Dodleston, from Edward ap Ellis, 1630 (sureties), T. Vaughan, Hengwrt, 1631/2 (the apprehension of a barker for a debt of £200), and Rich. Vaughan, Corsygedol, ...


Correspondence and papers relating to the Montgomeryshire election (Watkin Williams v Mostyn Owen), 1774; miscellaneous transcripts, partly by Mrs Elizabeth Baker, including letters and poems of the Reverend Evan Lloyd of Fron, 1761-1768; letters ...

Elizabeth Baker, Anthony Thomas, Elizabeth Chudleigh and others.

Poetry, Cyfrinach beirdd ynys Prydain,

An imperfect volume containing English poetry by, and in the autograph of, Edward Williams, 'Iolo Morganwg', with four pieces of paper headed 'Castles in the Air', No. I, No. II, No. II[I], No. IV, containing a list of the cont...

'Iolo Morganwg'.


Miscellaneous papers containing notes, lists, transcripts, extracts, etc., in the hand of Edward Williams ('Iolo Morganwg') bound together in one volume. The contents include pp. 13-39, copies of ten tales or fables in Welsh, nine bearin...

'Iolo Morganwg'.

'Llyfr Edward Gamage',

An eighteenth century manuscript consisting of miscellaneous material in the hand of the Reverend Edward Gamage [rector of the parish of St. Athan, co. Glamorgan, 1717-1734] with additions in later eighteenth century hands (see TLLM, tt. 106-07; I...

Gamage, Edward, -1734?


A volume of eighteenth century poetry, and some prose, transcribed by Thomasina Smith, afterwards Thomasina Leach, wife of Abraham Leach [the younger] of Corston. Among the poets represented are R. B. Sheridan, John Dryden, Thomas Gray, and Oliver...

Thomasina Smith (aft. Leach).

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