File NLW MS 12797E. - Letters from the Reverend Walter Davies,

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NLW MS 12797E.


Letters from the Reverend Walter Davies,


  • [1820x1825] / (Creation)

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Holograph letters from [the Reverend] Walter Davies ['Gwallter Mechain'] to Daniel Jones, Wrexham, 182[ ]-1825 (2) (points relating to the publishing of the writer's two-volume edition [?of the poetical works of Huw Morus, viz. Eos Ceiriog, sef Casgliad o Ber Ganiadau Huw Morus . . . (Yn Ngwrecsam, 1823)], the writer's doubts as to the wisdom of publishing an unrevised edition of the metrical psalms of Edmwnd Prys, a suggestion that opinions on this point be sought through the columns of Y Gwyliedydd, criticisms that some of Prys's lines were stiff ('anystwyth hynod') and did not lend themselves to any measure, references to Titus Lewis's edition of Prys's psalms [Pigion o Salmau Canu yn ôl cyfansoddiad Edmwnd Prys (Caerfyrddin, 1810)], the belief that Lewis had introduced some changes into some of the psalms), and [John] Painter [printer, Wrexham], 1821-1825 (2) (points relating to the publishing of vol. II of [Huw] Morus's work, comments on the proposal to publish Edmund Prys's psalms (in the same vein as in the letter to Daniel Jones), the sale of copies of the edition of Huw Morus's work).

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Welsh, English.

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The description is also available in the Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume IV (Aberystwyth, 1971).

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See also NLW MSS 12756C, 12759C, 12764C, 12775C, 12798C, 12851D.

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Formerly known as D. E. Jenkins 67.


Preferred citation: NLW MS 12797E.

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  • Text: NLW MS 12797E.