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Autograph letters,

Autograph letters, mainly to 'Gwilym Cowlyd', from [?Avaon] Eryri (1872); 'Cynwal' (1879); 'Clwydfardd' (1875); 'Cyfanwy' (1882); 'Cadvan' (1862); 'Caerwyson' (1886); C. W. Jones (Secretary of the Cymmrodorion Society) (1883); 'Cymrygarwr' (1878); 'Crych Elen', Cyffdy; autograph letters to 'Gwilym Cowlyd' from 'Gwilym Dyfi' (1884); John M. Davies (1898); 'Druisim' (1884); 'Telynor y Gogledd' (1876); Elias Davies ('Ehedydd Arfon') (1889); William Davies (1862); I. I. Davies (1889); J. H. Davies (1904); 'Dewi Glan Ffrydlas' (1881); E. Ellis (1862); R. C. Evans, Dolgelley (1903); 'Elfyn' (1893); 'Eos Môn' (1876); 'Eos y Berth' (1880); 'Elldeyrn' (1876); Vincent Evans (1898); D. Silvan Evans (1881, 1884, 1882); 'Eos Llechid' (1862); David Francis, Gwrtherid (1888); 'Gwilym Ebrill' (1881); 'Glan Tecwyn' (1892); 'Granwllefab' (1879); 'Gwenllian' (1901); 'Gutyn Ebrill' (1878); 'Hugh Fylchi' (1869); John Hughes (1875); Ceiriog Hughes (1875); John Hughes, Tanygrisiau; 'Iolo Môn' (1877); 'Illtyd' (1892); William Jones ('Gwilym Meirion') (1897); R. Jones ('Trebor Aled') (1899); J. Jones (Dwdan) (1890); David Jones ('Dewi Padarn') (1863); 'Ieuan Eifion' (1863); T. James (1878); Richard James; R. H. Hugh Jones; Spinther James (1887); O. Jones, Rhuddlan (1893); Owen Jones, Llansantffraid (1896); Cynwal Jones, Conwy (1881); J. Jones ('Ogwenydd') (1881); David Jones ('Dafydd Morganwg') (1879); Owen Jones ('Telyn Seiriol') (1880); W. M. Jones, Bettws y Coed (1889); W. H. Jones ('Gwilym Dâr') (1878); John Jones ('Talhaiarn') (1869, 1863, 1868); E. Doged Jones, Lerpwl; Tudno Jones; Idris Fychan (1884); Iolo Trefaldwyn (1877); 'Llallawg' (1878); 'Llew Llwyfo' (1891); 'Llinos Moelwyn' (1899); 'Ap Myrddin' (1890); an autograph letter to R[ichar]d Hughes from Osborne Morgan (1878); autograph letters to 'Gwilym Cowlyd' from 'Machraeth Môn' (1896); 'Morien' (1894); Lord Mostyn (1898); H[uw] Machno (1875); W. Morgan ('Penfro') (1883); Alfred Moffat (1902); 'Mynyddog' (1879); 'Owain Alaw' (1873); Edw[ard] H. Owen, Tycoch; 'Pencerdd Eifion'; Robert Parry, Ruthin (1862); D. E. Phillips, Pontypridd (1893); 'Penfro' (1889); Tho[ma]s Powel, Penarth (1887, 1894); John Roberts, Ruthin; Robyn Wyn (1878); T. Herbert Roberts, Abergele (1900); Llywarch Reynolds (1884); 'Rhuddfryn' (1862); Ellis Roberts, Corwen (1878); T. F. Roberts, Aberystwyth (1895); John Rhys, Oxford (1895); John Roberts (Welsh Harper) (1878); Robin Delynor (1884); Evan Rees ('Dyfed') (1881, 1885); an autograph letter to Lord Mostyn from 'Gwilym Cowlyd' (1878); autograph letters to 'Gwilym Cowlyd' from 'Taliesin Hiraethog' (1884); 'Trebor Aled' (1899); Edw[ard] Thomas, Blaenau Ffestiniog; R. W. Tudor, Tanygrisiau (1894); 'Teibal Lleifiad' (1895); 'Taliesin o Eifion' (1876); Egerton Phillimore (1882); Cornwallis West (1886); R. Môn Williams; John Williams ('Eos Môn'); and miscellaneous papers containing poetry and adjudications.

Ystoria Charlys,

A volume containing two texts of 'The Travels of Charlemagne To Jerusalem and Constantinople', the one in French and the other in Welsh. The latter is from the Red Book of Hergest (Jesus College MS 1, col. 605 ff.) and is said to 'have been 'Transcribed from a copy made by Mr John Rhys, and collated with the original MS by Mr Llywarch Reynolds, March 8th 1870, and recopied from the transcript of Mr Reynolds, by Thomas Stephens', 22 July 1872.

Notes on the Mabinogion,

A volume in the hand of J. H. Davies containing notes on words taken from lectures on the Mabinogion by Professor [John] Rhys [in the University of Oxford], 1891.

Llythyrau llenorion, cyf. IV,

Miscellaneous holograph letters written by the following: Richard Davies, Llanystyndwy [sic] to John Thomas ['Siôn Wyn o Eifion'], Chwilog, 1827 (sending the money due from Mr Kyffin), G[riffith] Williams ['Gutyn Peris'], Braich talog to John Roberts ['Siôn Lleyn'], Pen yr allt, Deneio, near Pwllheli, 1815 (1), (the help he had expected from his cousin, Hugh Griffith, in obtaining subscribers' names for his book), and to Owen Williams ['Owain Gwyrfai'] Tu ucha'r ffordd, Waunfawr, Llanbeblig, 1829 and 1832 (2), (the intention of John Jones (son of old John (?) Llysdyn), who had lost his sight, to print a small collection of hymns, the coming Eisteddfod, etc.), B[enjamin] Jones, [P(rif) A(rwyddfardd) Môn], Caergybi to the Reverend John Jones, Baptist Minister, Pwllheli, 1824 (sending sixty of the little elegies, answers to [David Owen] 'Brutus' in Seren Gomer, Baptist affairs), Robert Owen, Glanllynau and Derwin to John Thomas ('Siôn Wyn o Eifion'), Chwilog, 1807 and 1809 (2) (religious matters, points of grammar or parsing), N. Roberts, Llundan [sic] to his parents (John Roberts ['Siôn Lleyn'], Pen r Alld, Pwllheli), 1804, with an appended note from R. Griffith (items of news, mention of Mr T. Jones, Mr Charles and Jno. Evans, New Inn), Ellis Owen, Cefn y Maesydd to John Thomas ['Siôn Wyn o Eifion'], Chwilog, 1822 (etymology, sermon notes), J. M. Thomas, Nevin to the same, 1823 (books and Seren Gomer), John Pughe ('Ioan ap Huw Feddyg'), Aberdovey to Ebanezer [sic] Thomas ('Eben Fardd'), Clynnog fawr yn Arfon, 1844 and 1850 (2) (mention, among other things, of Sir Edward Denny, S. P. Tregelles, 'Meddygon Myddfeu' and Griffith Anwyl), D[avid] Elias, Pentraeth to [?Ebenezer Thomas, Eben Fardd'], [18]47 (acknowledging the addressee's kindness in permitting them to include his elegy in the biography of the writer's brother), W. Rees ['Gwilym Hiraethog'], Liverpool to [?Ebenezer Thomas ('Eben Fardd')], 1852 (outlining a possible new monthly publication to be called 'Yr Arch' and inviting the addressee to take charge of one or two sections, and criticizing the editor of Y Traethodydd for his attitude to the Welsh poets); a collection of thirty-five letters written by J. Thomas ('Siôn Wyn o Eifion], 1822-42 and undated, thirty-two addressed to E. Thomas ['Eben Fardd'], two to William Thomas, Llangybi [step-brother of 'Eben Fardd'] and one to the editor of Y Dysgedydd (draft) (main subject being the writer's health; one letter, 1837, refers to a stay at Tre Madoc and Tu hwnt i'r bwlch); Peter Williams, Shelton Colliery & Iron Works, near Newcastle, Staffordshire to Mr Thomas, [?Eben Fardd], 1849, (would be grateful for the addressee's opinion concerning the composition of 'Cenhadwr' on the subject 'Ocean Monarch' at the Aberffraw eisteddfod); letters to 'Eben Fardd' from H. Longueville Jones, Beaumaris, [18]49 (Archaeologia Cambrensis), Th. Cambria Jones, Saint Asaph, undated (a request for the addressee's verses on receiving a copy of Sermons in Sonnets), and William Evans, Sarney, Derwen, [18]54 (mention of the writer's nephew; verses of farewell to the Muse); J[oseph] Charles Edwards ['Iorwerth Ddu o Von'], London to an unnamed correspondent, 1850 and undated (3) (mention of eisteddfod competitions and of having inserted the addressee's name amongst his list of subscribers); letters to Ebenezer Thomas ('Eben Fardd') from Thomas Stephens, Merthyr Tydfil, 1852 (2) (wishing to know the position of Rhyd Rheon, Cefn Clydno and Bryn Aryen), Jno. Thomas, Liverpool, 1855 (Y Gwerinwr) and L. W. Lewis ('Ll[ew] Llwyfo'), Liverpool and Pensarn, near Amlwch, [18]55 and undated (2) (requesting advice after seeing two attacks on 'Llewelyn Parri' and the adjudication, and wishing to have the addressee's opinion of the 'pryddest' he submitted to the Merthyr eisteddfod under the pseudonym 'Cristion'); Richard Jones ['Gwyndaf Eryri'], Erw, Llanwyndaf to the printer of Seren Gomer, undated (a point of grammar); Lewis Edwards ('Llywelyn Twrog'), Portmadoc to an unnamed correspondent, 1855 (wishing to know what is meant by 'Lleucu Llwyd'); William Rees, Llandovery to Owen Williams, ['Owen Gwyrfai'] 1849 (2) (Welsh manuscripts in the possession of the addressee); H. W. Hughes ['Arwystl'], Liverpool to E. Thomas ('Eben Fardd') 1855-6 (arrangements with regard to adjudicating a series of 'englynion' at a Baptist Sunday School eisteddfod); Robert Hughes ('Robyn Wyn'), Bangor to [?'Eben Fardd'], 1861 (would like to have 'Y Wraig o Samaria' before the end of the week); letters to Eben Fardd from William Roberts, New York, [18]58 (sending a draft for £10 from Mary Williams to her father, William Williams, Pen-y-sarn uchaf, Llanfihengal Pennant, building a new chapel, the state of the cause), E. Humphreys, Llangollen, [18]58 (4) (the chair prize), W. Jones, Jersey, [18]58, (sympathy on the death of the addressee's daughter, the [Llangollen] eisteddfod), and D. T. Williams ['Tydfylyn'], Merthyr, 1850 (thanking the addressee for his kind comment on the writer's success in the Eisteddfod); and David Williams, Pwllheli to John Thomas ['Siôn Wyn o Eifion'], Chwilog, 1834 (promising to lay the addressee's letter before Mr Jones Parry, reference to 'the gay Lothario' and an illegitimate child). There are also several loose items as follows: 'Penillion i Sarah Jones ac Ann Williams o'r Chwilog yn Eifionydd' by Robt Parry ('Robyn Ddu Eryri'), Llanarmon, 1829; a copy in the autograph of John Jones ('Myrddin Fardd') of a letter from J. Gwenogvryn Evans, Tremvan, Llanbedrog to Myrddin Fardd, [19]13 (Dinlleu); S. Baring Gould, Lew Trenchard to an unnamed correspondent [?Myrddin Fardd], 1903 (Excavations at Tre'r Caeri); J. Rhys, Oxford to Myrddin [Fardd], 1903 (the reading of a word on a stone, etc.); D. Silvan Evans, Llangïan to Owen Jones ('Mannoethwy') 1861 (2) (Y Gwyliedydd, etc.); W. Rowlands ['Gwilym Lleyn'], Machynlleth to Owen Jones ('Manoethwy') 1861 (reference to a society, guidance to the addressee with regard to almanacs, etc. connected with the Llanfair district); letters to Myrddin Fardd from [Owen Humphrey Davies] 'Eos Llechid', Llanberis, 1880 (ordering a copy of the essay on Llên Gwerin [when it appears], the burial-place of Robin Ddu o Von), and Robert Griffith, Greenheys, Manchester, 1904 (has just finished his work on 'Hanes yr Anterliwdiau'); [Richard Parry] 'Gwalchmai', Llandudno to G. Lewis, secretary (is inclined to agree to come to the eisteddfod at Pen-y-groes on Easter Saturday); and a translation into Welsh of a letter (see Cwrtmawr MS 413) from D. Owen ['Dewi Wyn o Eifion'] to [the Reverend Thomas Parry, Bangor] 1839 (the writer's health). Some of the letters have been published in Adgof Uwch Anghof.

Letters of John Rhys, etc.,

Seventy-two holograph letters of John Rhys from Rhyl, Oxford, etc., 1871-84, of which ten, mainly from the period 1871-2, are addressed to J. H. S[ilvan] Evans at Llanymawddwy and the remainder to his father D. Silvan Evans at Llanymawddwy and Llanwrin. Subjects of the correspondence include the writer's appointment as Inspector of Schools in North Flintshire and Denbighshire, the writer's marriage, the Principalship at Aberystwyth [College] (1872), ogham and other inscriptions, Welsh borrowings from classical languages, contributions to Archaeologia Cambrensis, charters belonging to Welsh churches preserved at Canterbury, Mr [Richard Rolt] Brash's contemptuous treatment of the writer, the resignation of the recipient (D. Silvan Evans) as editor of Archaeologia Cambrensis, the writer's appointment to the chair of Celtic at Oxford, the publication of the writer's volume [2nd ed. of Lectures on Welsh Philology, 1879], Welsh words of English origin, Cardiganshire dialects, the writer's desire to examine the Peniarth manuscripts, the position of Welsh at [St David's College] Lampeter, the desire of Mr [E. G. B.] Phillimore to consult the recipient (D. Silvan Evans)'s text of Y Marchog Crwydrad, the recipient (D. Silvan Evans)'s dictionary, copious observations on matters of Welsh etymology, personal, etc. The volume also includes an incomplete copy reply by [D. Silvan Evans], 1874, and an unsigned holograph letter of [E. L. Barnwell], Melksham [1874], both concerned with the controversy between John Rhys and Richard Rolt Brash.

O.M. Edwards: letters to his wife Ellen Edwards

The series comprises personal letters written from Oxford, Cardiff, London and other places discussing his career and professional activities, as well as illuminating the complex relationship, full of tensions and problems, between husband and wife. The letters also refer to many members of the family and to a host of prominent contemporary figures, amongst them Sir Edward Anwyl, Thomas Edward Ellis, Sir John Morris-Jones, Sir John Rhys and Daniel Lleufer Thomas. There are many references to Llanuwchllyn and Penllyn more generally and to O. M. Edwards's wide-ranging services to Wales, including his editorship of a number of journals and his work as Chief Inspector of Schools in Wales after 1907.

Edwards, Elin, Lady, 1868-1919

General letters to O. M. Edwards

The file includes letters from J. H. Davies, Cwrt-mawr, J. Gwenogvryn Evans (2), H. Tobit Evans (2), John M. Howell, Aberaeron, John Gwili Jenkins ('Gwili'), Thomas A. Levi, Aberystwyth (2), H. R. Reichel, Sir John Rhys, R. D. Rowland ('Anthropos'), and D. Lleufer Thomas.

Davies, J. H. (John Humphreys), 1871-1926

General letters to O. M. Edwards

The file includes letters from Alfred T. Davies (3), Bishop A. G. Edwards, J. Gwenogvryn Evans, Alfred Perceval Graves, Henry Haydn Jones (2), J. Herbert Lewis, John Edward Lloyd, Henry G. Maurice (2), T. E. Nicholas, Y Glais, Sir John Rhys, T. F. Roberts, John Rowland (2), T. J. Thomas ('Sarnicol'), and Rev. John Williams, Brynsiencyn.

Davies, Alfred T

Circulars and appeals

The file comprises circular letters and appeals on behalf of various memorial and testimonial fund committees to commemorate Llywelyn ein Llyw Olaf, King Edward VII (Prince of Wales), Ceiriog, Mr Owen Owen, Pedrog, Hedd Wyn, Sir John Rhys, Eifionydd, and Lord Davies of Llandinam; and letters sent to the Cymmrodorion Secretary regarding a memorial to the late Joseph Edwards.

Letters: Ramsay-Rudler,

The correspondents include: Dyfed (3), 1914-1921, Harry Rees, Lampeter,(4), 1913-1918, T. Mardy Rees, 1907, Sir Harry R. Reichel (6), 1921-1924, Ernest Rhys (9), 1900-1926, E. Prosser Rhys, 1923, Sir John Rhys (17), 1891-1909, Dr Thomas Richards, Maesteg (5), 1911-1924, John Rowland/Rowlands, 1907, and W. Bowen Rowlands MP, 1892.

Dyfed, 1850-1923

Miscellanea of Thomas Darlington

  • NLW MS 1058C
  • File
  • [19 cent.]

Miscellaneous papers of Thomas Darlington, one of his Majesty's Inspectors of Schools in Wales, including essays and articles, drafts of speeches and addresses, letters from Ellis Edwards, Tom Ellis, Beriah Gwynfe Evans, D. Silvan Evans, David Howell (Llawdden), J. Puleston Jones, Sir John Rhys, A. Neobard Palmer, and Hugh Williams, and press cuttings.

Darlington, Thomas, 1864-1908


Letters mainly addressed to E. W. Evans, with at least two addressed to T. J. Hughes (Adfyfr), largely in connection with contributions to Y Goleuad and other publications.
The correspondents include W[illiam] Rathbone [M.P.], Liverpool, 1887 (declining to contribute to Cymru Fydd); W[illiam] Rees (Gwilym Hiraethog), Chester, 1882 (a preaching engagement); Stuart Rendel, Whitehall Gardens, etc., 1887 and [n.d.] (a contribution to Cymru Fydd); [Sir] John Rhys, Jesus College, Oxford, etc., 1890-1899 (Royal Commission on Sunday Closing in Wales, the death of T. E. Ellis and the recommendation of O. M. Edwards as his successor in the parliamentary representation of Merioneth); Henry Richard [M.P.], London, etc., 1887-1888 (a contribution to Cymru Fydd, comments on a Bill); D. Roberts, Liverpool (the case of W. O. Jones); Ellis Roberts (Elis Wyn o Wyrfai), vicar of Llangwm, 1887 (the recipient's treatment in Y Goleuad of a quotation in Yr Haul); E. Roberts, Hoylake, 1901 and [n.d.] (the publication of the writer's essay on Henry Richard submitted to the National Eisteddfod at Merthyr Tydfil in 1901, comments on Y Goleuad, the case of W. O. Jones); [Judge] J. Bryn Roberts, Lincoln's Inn, etc., 1892-1895 (the writer's political record, an interview with Mr. Asquith, the publication of a pamphlet, etc.); John Roberts, Abergele, 1888 (comments on the Local Government Bill); John Roberts, Rhosgoch, Anglesey, 1901 (the case of W. O. Jones); John Roberts, missionary, of Khasia, from Liverpool (an order for Y Goleuad, comments on the writer's activities); R. D. Roberts, Clare College, Cambridge, 1883 (a press contribution); Richard Roberts, The Theological College, Bala, etc., 1900-1901 (an agreement with Dr. [Ellis] Edwards, etc.); T. F. Roberts, Cardiff, 1889 (a contribution to Cymru Fydd); Tho[mas] Roberts, Bethesda, 1885 (a press contribution); T. H. Roberts, Liverpool, [1901] (the case of W. O. Jones); Archibald Philip Primrose, 5th earl of Rosebery, 1887 (the question of Establishments, declining to write an article); Wm. Bowen Rowlands, London, [n.d.] (the conduct of the Government in Ireland, Disestablishment, etc.); D[avid] Saunders, Swansea, 1888 and [n.d.] (the appointment of D. C. Davies to the principalship of Trevecca College, the writer's promise to publish a correction in Y Goleuad); William Sinclair, The Chapter House, St. Paul's Cathedral, to Goronwy Evans, 1907 (enclosing an autograph and photograph, the recipient's illness); Wm. B. Stevenson, Bala and Glasgow, 1907 (the writer's appointment to Glasgow, encloses copies of testimonials, a message to readers of Y Goleuad); Alfred Thomas, 1st baron Pontypridd, 1887 (comments on a Liberal meeting at Aberystwyth); D. Lleufer Thomas, London, 1895 (encloses a bibliography re. Royal Commission on Land in Wales and Monmouthshire); John Thomas (of J. and L. Thomas, importers of provisions), Stanley Street, Liverpool, 1901 (the removal of recipient's business to Liverpool); John Thomas, Congregational minister, Liverpool, 1891 (an account of the funeral of the writer's brother Owen Thomas); W. Cornwallis West, Lymington, Hampshire, 1888 (comments on Local Government Bill); Edmund Swetenham (incomplete; comments on Local Government Bill); Alexander Whyte, Edinburgh, [n.d.] (impressions of a visit to Bala College); A. Osmond Williams, Penrhyndeudraeth, 1900 (the writer's political and public confession); John Williams, Gilfach, Bargoed, to Goronwy Evans, 1908 (the writer's health); O. Gaianydd Williams, Roe Wen, Tal-y-Cafn, [1901] (the case of W. O. Jones); W. Williams, Swansea, 1884-1894 (the writer's publications, a controversy concerning Edward Matthews, Ewenny, etc.); W. Williams, Liverpool, 1901 (the case of W. O. Jones); W. Williams, Ardwick, Manchester, 1901 (the case of W. O. Jones); and R. H. Wyatt, Westminster, 1888 (the eviction of recipient's father). Also included in the group are a statement concerning the writer's tenancy of Cae Einion, Dolgellau (incomplete); a note of the opinion of [?Owen] Robyns-Owen on the desirability of publishing evidence in the case of W. O. Jones; a copy of a letter, [1803], from L. Hughes, secretary to Samuel Horsley, bishop of St. Asaph, to the Rev. Simon Lloyd, [Plas-yn-dre, Bala], requesting him to attend at the Palace on 2 November next for examination previous to being licensed to the perpetual curacy of Llanuwchllyn (with references to the adherence of the recipient and his family to 'Methodistical Tenets'); a copy of part of a report by Simon Lloyd of the examination (the former part being lost); and a copy of a letter, [3 November, 1803], from Geo. Robson, from the Palace, St. Asaph, to Simon Lloyd, requesting the return of the recipient's letters of orders, his nomination to the curacy of Llanuwchllyn, and his letters testimonial (see D. E. Jenkins, The Life of the Rev. Thomas Charles… Vol. II (1908)).

Letters, &c.,

Seventeen holograph letters addressed to Mrs. (aft. Lady) [Mary Louisa] Ramsay. The writers include A[lfred] G[eorge Edwards], bishop of St. Asaph, 1893-1900 (Boswell Smith's letters, the recipient's leaflet, with comments on its revision and its translation into Welsh), James Geikie, Jedburgh, 1874 (the recipient's paper on the Upper Rhine Valley, the writer's visit to 'the country of Dandie Dinmont', - the head of the Rule Water), W[illiam] Basil [Tickell Jones], bishop of St. Davids, 1893 (Boswell Smith's letters, comments on the Welsh Suspensory Bill and on a meeting of Nonconformists at Amlwch), M[ary] E. Lyell [from London], 1861 (comments on Mrs. [S. M.] Hall's letter) (see NLW MS 11588D) J[ohn] Owen, St. David's College, Lampeter [aft. bishop of St. Davids], [18]95 (the recipient's letter, an attack on Anglesey clergy by the Reverend Daniel Rowlands of the Normal College, Bangor, the remark about Mr. Lloyd George's 'mendacious audacity', the recipient's comments on the Welsh clergy of sixty or seventy years ago), J[ohn] Rhys (loan Rhys), Rhosybol, Jes[us] Col[lege], Oxford, etc., 1865-1871 (thanks for offer to show the writer's papers to friends, etymology, the writer's candidature for an exhibition at Jesus College, Oxford, and his subsequent petitions to the City Companies for exhibitions, the writer's Celtic studies, comments on Scottish Lowland names, the writer's acquaintances in Oxford, the writer's choice of a profession), Lucy Tait, Lambeth Palace, on behalf of [Archibald Campbell Tait], archbishop of Canterbury, 1895 (a request by the Church Literature Committee for permission to print part of the recipient's letter to The Times), Charles Williams [Principal of Jesus College], Oxford, [18]72 (the Marquis of Bute’ s secession to the Roman Catholic faith, references to Miss De Bunsen and Miss Johnes and to the coming-of-age festivities of Mr. Herbert, grandson of Lady Llanover [aft. 1st baron Treowen], the beauties of Oban, the price of coals), W[illiam] Wynn Williams, Menaifron, Caernarvon, 1862 (the writer's visit to Cefn cave, the Madocian discovery of America, news of the family and of friends, an execution at Beaumaris, Caernarvonshire assizes) (with an enclosure entitled 'Welsh Indians' transcribed by the writer from the Cambrian Register, 1795, pp. 377-80); together with verses entitled 'Glynirvon, a lifelong memory' and signed 'Feb. 8th 1850. Montgomery'.


Forty miscellaneous documents consisting of a record of an award of a gold medallion to the Rev. James Williams, Llanfairynghornwy, for his services in saving the crews of the 'Active' and the 'Sarah' off the Anglesey coast, 1835; a typescript copy of notes [by Lady Maria Louisa Ramsay] on the family of Williams of Treffos, Llansadwrn, Anglesey, together with manuscript annotations by Dorothea G. C. Ramsay; a holograph letter from H. H. Suard, rector of St. Paul's Church, Chattanooga, Tennessee, to [Andrew Crombie Ramsay], 1880 (an account of the death and burial of the recipient's son ?John); a list of subscriptions, 1902-1903, promised towards the raising of a fund of £1,500 to pay off a debt of £590 on [Bangor] Cathedral Church and of £285 owing to Messrs. Hill & Son for the balance on the organ account, and to provide a sum of £600 to meet the expense of urgent repairs to the building (two pressed copies); menu sheet of the Milton Club, 14 Ludgate Hill [London], 15 March, 1858 (with an unidentified photograph attached); regulations, undated, of the 'Grand Western Junction Ebenezer Peace be with thee Egg Boiling Association'; notes on the abbey of Glastonbury transcribed (with the author's compliments, 1902) from John Pryce: The Ancient British Church (London, 1878); an inscription ('Rhodd i Mrs. Ramsay dirion ...') signed by [John Jones] (Talhaiarn); miscellaneous poetry, including several holograph and draft poems by Andrew Crombie Ramsay, 1837 and undated; a printed memorial card of the Reverend James Williams, B.D., Chancellor of Bangor Cathedral (died 24 March, 1872, aged 83 years); press cuttings, including letters by M. Louisa Ramsay relating to the Church in Wales; and two proof copies of 'Cymro, Cymru, a Chymraeg', being a paper read by Mr. John Rhys, Jesus College, Oxford, at Ruthin [National] Eisteddfod, 1868.


Autograph letters, mainly relating to English and Welsh literature and scholarship, the correspondents including John Blackwell ('Alun'), Henry Bradshaw, Lady Eleanor Butler, Sir John Hanmer, A. Hayward, W. Walsham How, Arthur James Johnes, John Jones ('Idrisyn'), W. Basil Jones, R. Harries Jones, Benjamin Hall Kennedy, Max Muller, Alfred Ollivant, Sir John Rhys, Thomas Rowland (author of A Grammar of the Welsh Language), A. H. Sayce, T. Vowler Short, Connop Thirlwall, T. F. Tout and Albert Way; with a number of 'cut-out' autographs.

Letters to the Reverend Elias Owen,

  • NLW MS 12645C.
  • File
  • 1872-1898.

Thirty-two holograph letters, 1872-1898 and undated, some addressed to, and all, by inference, written to, the Rev[erend] Elias Owen. The writers include B[railsford] H[arty] Beedham, Bangor, Conway, and Kimbolton, 1872-1877 and undated (10) ( personal, the writer's visits to North Wales, and to sites of archaeological interest there, including Pen Gaer Helen, the cromlech at Bryn Celli du, the cromlechs at Presaddfed, and the chambered example at Trefigneth, hopes of ascending 'the Rivals, to that early British village' (1876), recipient's paper on the Llanllechid huts [see Elias Owen: 'Arvona Antiqua', Archaeologia Cambrensis, 3rd series, vol. XII, pp. 215-28, vol. XIII, pp. 102-08, 4th series, vol. III, pp. 239-48], sketches required by the writer in connection with a 'further work on Abp. Williams' [the British Museum Catalogue lists two items by Beedham relating to Archbishop John Williams (1582-1650), viz. The Unpublished Correspondence between Archbishop Williams and the Marquis of Ormond (London, 1869), and Notices of Archbishop Williams (London, 1869). Neither of these is illustrated], letters of the said archbishop amongst the London Corporation muniments, references to Sir John Lubbock: Prehistoric Times . . . (2nd edition [1869 ])), Tho[ma]s Darlington, Aberystwyth and West Dulwich, 1897 (2) (thanks for 'the Folklore' [recipient's work Welsh Folk-Lore, a collection of the folk-tales and legends of North Wales (Oswestry and Wrexham, ? 1896)], forms in connection with Porthywaen and Llanyblodwel [schools], a promise to write to John [aft. Sir John] Rhys [ principal of Jesus College, Oxford], and Sir John Williams, the latter's influence with the Prince [of Wales] and the Royal Family, lack of opportunity to write to Sir John owing to the writer's illness and Sir John's attendance upon the Duchess of York during her accouchement, a recommendation that Llanyblodwel [school] be given a higher grant), T. W. Davies, North and South Wales Bank Limited, Welshpool, 1893-1894 (3) (information relating to [the Reverend Griffith] Edwards ('Gutyn Padarn') [ poet and antiquary], the medals Edwards had won at eisteddfodau, forwarding recipient a photograph of Edwards and a volume of his poems, etc. [Gwaith Prydyddawl . . ., hefyd traethawd ar ansawdd a dibenion barddoniaeth (Bala, 1846)], the writer's correspondence with a co-executor concerning 'Mr. Edwards works' [subsequently edited by recipient, and published as The Works of the Rev. Griffith Edwards, 'Gutyn Padarn' . . . ( London, 1895)]), William H[enry] Goss, Stoke on Trent, 1897-1898 (4) (personal, pleasure owing to the fact that 'the Jewitt and Review volumes' had pleased recipient [the first possibly W. H. Goss: The Life and Death of Llewellynn Jewitt . . . (London, 1889)], enquiring whether recipient had received a copy of the writer's 'Hebrew Captives of the Kings of Assyria', the writer's work on his proposed book on 'Primitive Man and his work', proverbs sent by recipient), Robert Isaac Jones ('Alltud Eifion'), Madoc Printing Office, Tremadoc, 1896 (apologies for the fact that the Brython was out of print, except for a few copies of the 1860 volume and odd numbers for 1861-1862, drawing recipient's attention to 'the 2nd Edition of the Brython quarto in one Royal Octavo size, which we have in the press', forwarding prospectuses and a pamphlet, drawing attention to 'our list of School Books such as Rhodd Mam Eglwysig, Anerchiadau i Athrawon [? Robert Isaac Jones: Anerchiadau Caredig at Athrawon ac Athrawesau yr Ysgol Sabbothol yng Nghymru (Tremadog)], and Yr Eglwys yn gartre y Cristion [Y Parch E[dward] L[ewis] Lloyd: Yr Eglwys yn Gartref y Cristion (Tremadog)]', and to the writer's own volume on the antiquities of the neighbourhood of Tremadoc [Y Gestiana, sef Hanes Tre'r Gest . . . (Tremadog, ? 1892)]), [ the Honourable] Fanny [Mary Catherine] Bulkeley Owen, West Felton, Oswestry, [18]95 (thanking recipient for a book, thoughts of learning Welsh, forwarding an 'Ode to our Prince', the unanimity of all shades of opinion in 'joining in the Memorial', the writer's 'Mother's Union Litany', which had been translated [into Welsh], an offer to supply copies to Welsh speaking parishes), Alfred Neobard Palmer, Wrexham, 1892 (3) (the writer's change of address, a loan to recipient of two volumes of Antiquary, a reminder that 'similar traditions to those described by Mr. Gomme attach in Wales to the churches of Llangar, Corwen, and old St. David, Denbigh' [ See G. L. Gomme: 'Some Traditions and Superstitions connected with Buildings', The Antiquary, vol. III, pp. 8-113, and follow-up correspondence, ibid., vol. III, pp. 188-9, vol. IV, pp. 33-4, 85], the fear of the witch or dewines 'throughout this part of rural Wales', an example of this attitude amongst the writer's servants, the story of the fairies who removed the stones placed in position for building the church of St. David, Denbigh, the writer's wish to hear more of the game called ' chwareu twmpath', and of the mounds called 'twmpathau chwareu', a reference to nail parings as a love charm in [Ellis Wynne: Gweledigaetheu] y Bardd Cwsc), [the Reverend] H[enry] Parry [vicar of] Llanfairisgaer, [18]79 (2) (the location of ? Crug mound in the parish of Llanfairisgaer, mention of Crug house, the discovery of the 'shield of the Wynns of Crug', cut in stone in the wall of the parish church and plastered over, when the church was being restored five years previously, the geographical location of Isgwyrfae, mention of the remains of an old chapel in the area where Crug was situated, and of former arrangements concerning tithes in that portion of the parish), [Messrs] Elliot Stock, London, 1894 (matters relating to 'Mr. Edwards's papers' [? the recipient's edition of the works of the Reverend Griffith Edwards, published by Elliot Stock, London, 1895. See letters from T. W. Davies above]), Cha[rle]s Holland Warne, Brighton, 1888 (2) (notifying recipient that he was sending him a copy of [Charles Warne:] The Celtic Tumuli of Dorset . . . [(London, 1866)], acknowledging receipt of a copy of The Old Stone Crosses . . .), and Owen Williamson, Dwyran, Anglesey, 1895-1897 (3) (personal, the writer's ill health, some data re his schooling and teaching career, his book on New-borough [Hanes Niwbwrch (Lerpwl)], correspondence with recipient's brother, the Rev[erend] Elijah Owen, rector of Llangoed, a proposed 'historical novel on the modern progress of Newborough', the absence of literary men and archaeologists within reach of the writer, the lack of archaeological interest amongst the clergy of the rural deanery, profuse thanks to recipient for the gift of a book [? The Works of the Rev. Griffith Edwards ], mention of the writer's father R[obert] M[ona] Williamson ('Bardd Du Môn'), and two of his eisteddfodic compositions, viz., 'a marwnad to Sir Watkin [Williams-Wynn, 5th bart., of Wynnstay]', submitted for competition at an eisteddfod held at Liverpool, 1840, and 'Awdl y Greadigaeth', submitted at Aberffraw, 1848 [? recte 1849, and subsequently published under that title (Caernarfon, 1849)], an essay on 'Olion y Goresgyniad Gwyddelig yng Ngwynedd', which the writer had composed for an eisteddfod to be held at Llangefni, Easter 1897, his subsequent discovery that [William Basil Jones], late bishop of St. Davids, had written a book entitled Vestiges of the Gael in Gwynedd [(London, 1851)], his suspicion that someone, who had a copy of the bishop's work, had purposely made this topic the subject of the competition, enquiries whether recipient had a copy available, the publishing, in 1897, of a Welsh poem of over 3,000 lines on the wisdom of God, left in manuscript by the writer's father [Pryddest ar Ddoethineb Duw (Caernarfon [1897])]).

Letters from F. W. P. Jago

  • NLW MS 12859B.
  • File
  • 1896-1899

Seven holograph letters and one Christmas card, 1896-1899 and undated, from Fred[erick] W[illiam] P[earce] Jago [Cornish scholar] from Plymouth, to (as per address or by inference) H[enry] T[obit] Evans at Lampeter and Carmarthen. The letters relate largely to a mutual interest in the Cornish language. Specific points referred to include the address of a Truro bookseller who could provide recipient with books on Cornish, the writer's friendship with [the Reverend John] Bannister, variant forms of the writer's name, the death of the Cornish language owing to the pressure of English, the lack of a printed literature, etc., the survival of Cornish dialect in West Cornwall, the writer's published glossary of the Cornish dialect [The Ancient Language and the Dialect of Cornwall with an enlarged Glossary . . . (Truro, 1882)] and his English - Cornish Dictionary . . [(London, 1887)], unpublished manuscript copies of second editions of these two works which the author had offered to sell to the Royal Institute of Cornwall, the possibility that Professor [John] Rhys [of Oxford University] would assist with publication, the state of the Welsh language and the danger to it from English pressure on the eastern border and 'Forster's law of education', the need for 'at least bilingual teaching in the Welsh schools and the employment of native teachers', the lack of information relating to the use of Cornish in church services, the last sermon preached in Cornish, recipient's visit to Cornwall and newspaper articles by him describing the visit, the Breton and Manx languages, the [South African] war, and recipient's newspaper work.

Jago, Frederick William Pearce, b. 1817.

Letters to David Lloyd George,

General correspondence, 1912-13, of David Lloyd George, including letters to him from Alfred George Edwards (1), Sir John Herbert Lewis (2), Sir John Rhŷs (1), Sir Ernest Shackleton (1), George Macaulay Trevelyan (1), and William Llewelyn Williams (1).


Letters, 1879-1920, to David Samuel from Sir Edward Anwyl, J[ames] F[ranklin] Bethune-Baker, D[avid] H[enry] Davies (Cenarth), Sir Owen M[organ] Edwards, Thomas Edwards ('Gwynedd'), D[avid] Tecwyn Evans, Gruffydd Evans (Newcastle Emlyn), John Young Evans, S[amuel] J[ames] Evans (Llangefni), C[harles] L[ett] Feltoe, E[dmund] Tyrrell-Green, [James] Rendel Harris, David Howell ('Llawdden'), J[ames] Spinther James ('Spinther'), Edward Jenkins (Llandrindod Wells), Evan Jones (Caernarvon), Gwilym Hywel Jones, J[ohn] Cynddylan Jones, John Morgan Jones (Cardiff), Sir John Morris-Jones, T[homas] Gwynn Jones, T. Wolseley Lewis, Thomas Lloyd (Liverpool), William Morgan (Pant, Dowlais), Sir Hugh Owen, O[wen] G[riffith] Owen ('Alafon'), E. Wynne Parry (Bala), T[homas] Mordaf Pierce, Thomas Powel, Evan Rees ('Dyfed'), Sir John Rhys, Eleazar Roberts, L[ewis] J[ones] Roberts, Robert Arthur Williams ('Berw'), W[illiam] Gilbert Williams, etc.

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