File NLW MS 16393C. - Poetic correspondence of Gilfach Glyd,

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NLW MS 16393C.


Poetic correspondence of Gilfach Glyd,


  • 1877-1884 / Thomas Thomas and Lord Aberdare. (Creation)

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ii, 21 ff. Guarded and filed at NLW.

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Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

His Hon. Judge G. Kirkhouse Jenkins, QC, grandson of David Edwards; Bath; Donation; May 1953

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Scope and content

Ten letters, 1877-1884, in English and Welsh, to David Edwards, farmer, of Gilfach Glyd, Ynysybwl, Glamorgan, from Thomas Thomas (Twm Ddwywaith), farmer, of Cefn Pennar Ycha, Aberdare, dealing with personal matters and including englynion, tribannau and other poetry in Welsh, mostly by Thomas (ff. 3-20); together with one letter to Edwards from [Henry Austin Bruce], Lord Aberdare, 11 August 1877, thanking him for translating an englyn into English (f. 1).
Also included are verses in English in an unidentified hand (f. 21), and a covering letter, 4 May 1953, from the donor (f. ii recto-verso).

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Arranged alphabetically by correspondent at NLW.

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Usual copyright laws apply.

Language of material

  • English
  • Welsh

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English, Welsh.

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Title based on contents.


Preferred citation: NLW MS 16393C.

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Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

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Description follows NLW guidelines based on ISAD(G) 2nd ed.; AACR2; and LCSH


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Dates of creation revision deletion

September 2006.


  • English



Archivist's note

Description compiled by Rhys Morgan Jones;

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