Welsh poetry -- 20th century.



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Awdlau a phryddestau W. Alfa Richards,

  • NLW MS 23051E.
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  • 1922-[?1929].

Manuscript and typescript copies of poetry, in Welsh, by the Reverend William Alfa Richards ('Alfa', 1875-1931), Brynaman, co. Carmarthen, comprising the winning awdl in the Central Hall, London Eisteddfod, 1922; awdlau entered for the National Eisteddfod of Wales chair competitions at Ammanford 1922, Mold 1923, Pwllheli 1925 and Swansea 1926; a pryddest entered for the crown competition at the National Eisteddfod of Wales, Pwllheli, 1925; and an untitled pryddest, possibly entered for the crown competition at the National Eisteddfod of Wales, Liverpool, 1929.

Richards, William, 1875-1931.

Barddoniaeth amrywiol,

Miscellaneous verse items in Welsh and English including [?holograph] copies of englynion and a cywydd by Ioan Anwyl, Pontypridd, two free-metre stanzas entitled 'Yr Ysgol Newydd a'r Castell Hen' [?Caerffili] by C. Tawelfryn Thomas, and 'Englynion i Ardalydd Môn' by [?William Williams (Gwilym Caledfryn), Dinbych]; a typescript copy of englynion entitled 'Anerch awen yn [oed]fa anrhegu y Parch. Tawelfryn Thomas ar ei ymddiswyddiad o fod yn weinidog Eglwys y Groeswen', [1926]; and a copy of the words of an English song entitled 'My Little Welsh Home', the words and music of which had been written by W. S. Gwynn Williams.

Barddoniaeth Carnelian

  • NLW MSS 7989B, 7990D.
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  • 1877-1908

Thirteen original awdlau and other poems, 1877-1908, by Coslett Coslett (Carnelian), Pontypridd.

Carnelian, 1834-1910

Barddoniaeth 'Glyn Myfyr',

  • NLW MS 11013B.
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  • [1900x1937] /

A volume containing holograph copies and press cuttings of strict- and free-metre poetry in Welsh by Evan Williams ('Glyn Myfyr'; d. 1937) of Blaenau Ffestiniog. Also included are holograph copies and cuttings of poetry by R[ichard] R[oberts] Morris, [J. G. Moelwyn Hughes] ('Moelwyn'), [Humphrey Jones] ('Bryfdir'), [Rolant Wyn Edwards] ('Rolant Wyn'), etc.; cuttings of prose contributions by 'Glyn Myfyr'; reviews of poetry of 'Glyn Myfyr'; an obituary of 'Glyn Myfyr' by 'Bryfdir'; adjudications by [John Owen Williams] ('Pedrog'), T. R. Jones ('Clwydydd'), and 'Glyn Myfyr'; autograph letters to 'Glyn Myfyr' from John Ballinger, National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth, 1921, D. Lloyd George (aft. 1st earl Lloyd George of Dwyfor) (signed by J. L. Stevenson, 1931, and A. J. Sylvester, 1934), and the Home Office, 1936; and a list of eisteddfod chairs awarded to 'Glyn Myfyr'.

Evan Williams ('Glyn Myfyr') and others.

Barddoniaeth Gwilym Morgan,

  • NLW MSS 11064B-11065E
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  • 1893-1936 /

A scrapbook, compiled by J. W. Jones, Blaenau Ffestiniog, and unbound leaves containing holographs, transcripts, and press cuttings of poetry in free and strict metres, 1893-1903 and 1918?, by William (Gwilym) Morgan, quarryman, of Blaenau Ffestiniog, together with adjudications by [Sir] J[ohn] Morris Jones (press cuttings), [Howell Elvet Lewis] ('Elfed') (transcript), etc. MS. 11064 also contains testimonials, 1901, to William Morgan and Mrs Morgan from Robert Roberts, J. P., surgeon, Blaenau Ffestiniog, the Reverend W[illiam] P[ari] Hughes, Dolgellau, and Wm. Davies, Junior, Managing Partner, The Diphwys Casson Slate Quarries Company, Blaenau Ffestiniog, the first (and presumably the other two) in support of their candidature for the posts of master and matron of Pwllheli Workhouse; and a holograph letter, 1936, from [Humphrey Jones] ('Bryfdir'), Rhiwbryfdir, to [J. W. Jones], enclosing copies of 'in memoriam' verses to Gwilym Morgan. Included in MS. 11065 is a holograph letter, 1899, from Robert Roberts, Blaenau Ffestiniog, to Gwilym Morgan, with observations on 'englynion' in English by the recipient.

Jones, J. W

Barddoniaeth John Minton,

  • NLW MS 12273i-iiB.
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  • [1901x1939] /

Two volumes of holograph poems in free metres and a few 'englynion' ('Syml Gynhyrchion') composed by John Minton, J.P., Treorchy, co. Glamorgan. Each volume contains a list of contents, Welsh syntactical rules ('Cyfarwyddiadau ieithyddol'), and addresses of editors of Welsh newspapers.

Minton , John.

Barddoniaeth 'Peiran',

  • NLW MSS 12228-12229D, 12230-12233B, 12234-12235C, 12236D.
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  • 1925-1936 /

Manuscripts, typescripts, and press cuttings of poetry, largely in free metres, by John Bryn Evans ('Peiran'), London. The compositions belong approximately to the period 1925-1936. Among the titles are 'Eisteddfod [Genedlaethol] Abertawe 1926', 'Pont ar Fynach (Devil's Bridge)', 'Y Rheidol', 'Yr Ystwyth', 'Nant Peiran', 'Eifion Wyn', 'Aberystwyth', 'Dr. T. Charles Williams', 'Hafod Uchtryd', 'Beriah Gwynfe Evans', 'Yr Athro David Jenkins, Mus. Bac.', 'R. S. Hughes', 'Teifi', 'Strata Florida (Ystrad Fflur)', 'Cadair Idris', 'Sir Ellis Griffith Bart.', 'Islwyn', 'Ceiriog', 'A Tribute to A. G. Prys-Jones', 'Y Prifathro y Dr. Thomas Rees, M.A.', 'In Memory of the late Rev. J. Cynddylan Jones, D.D.', etc.

Evans, John Bryn.

Barddoniaeth Richard ap Hugh,

  • NLW MS 11487D.
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  • 1876-1928 /

A volume containing holograph poetry, largely in free metre, written during the period 1876-1928 by Richard ap Hugh, Bala. At the beginning of the volume is an alphabetical index of titles ('Cynnwysiad'). Inset is a holograph poem entitled 'Ymweliad y Bardd' by [John Jones] ('Tegid').

Richard ap Hugh, 1859-1931


Holograph poems, largely in free metre, by R. Elias ('Meillionog'), with critical observations in the hand of 'H. T. F.'. Among the titles are 'Y Bwrdd Fynydd. Table Mountain'; 'Y Gwelliant (Cymdeithas fodolai yn Glandwr, Abertawe, o gylch 1850, i leihau yfed a phuro iaith ac ymadrodd yr aelodau)'; 'Llinellau ar Cadeiriad [sic] Miss Boyd Yn Cape Town. 1921'; 'Duchan Gerdd. Y Chwedleuwr. Eisteddfod Jo[hannes]burg Mai 1908'; 'Cadeiriad Bardd Buddugol Eisteddfod Cape Town 1922'; etc.

Meillionog and others.


Typescript copies of poems in strict and free metres by R. Elias ('Meillionog'), together with a few emendations in the author's hand. Among the titles are 'Eisteddfod Johannesburg, Mai, 1908. Pryddest - "Cydymdeimlad"'; 'Pryddest - "Paradwys"'; 'Gwymp [sic] Victoria. Y Victoria Falls'; 'Englyn[ion] i Madam C. Novello Davies'; 'I Syr William Thorne' (with an English translation); 'Cyfarchiad I Mr. a Mrs. Gwilym Cleaton Jones, a'u mab bychan Ioan Prisiart, Mowbray' (1908); and 'Cadeiriad Bardd Buddugol Eisteddfod Cape Town, 1922'.



  • NLW MS 12104B.
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  • [1914x1918] /

An exercise book containing poems apparently written by a soldier from Anglesey [J. Thomas, Llangwyllog] during the Great War 1914-1918. Among the titles are 'Deigryn ar fedd cyfaill a laddwyd ar y Somme yn 1916', 'Fechgyn Hen Eglwys a gwympodd yn y Drin', 'Memorial Hall Bodwrog', 'General Owen Thomas A. S. Môn', and 'Arwyr Rhosgolyn'.

Thomas, J., Llangwyllog


Miscellaneous poems including a 'pryddest' entitled 'Y Dyngarwr', by 'Rhyd y Goleu'; commemorative verses to John Jenkyn Richards, by Robert Rowlands [Birmingham], 1937; an 'englyn' to 'Mr. E. M. Davies', and three stanzas to 'Mr. E. Griffiths', by R[obert] H[ughes] Jones [of New Brighton]; and two anonymous poems called 'Gwawr', and 'Paentio'r byd yn goch'.

Casgliad amrywiol,

  • NLW MS 12526F.
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  • [1850x1915] /

A scrap album containing manuscript and printed items, newspaper cuttings, etc., described on the first page as 'Casgliad amrywiol o eiddo Ionawryn Williams [see the preceding manuscript] yn cynnwys engreifftiau o'i ddiddordeb a'i weithgarwch. Ceir ynddo hefyd nodiadau ychwanegol ar rai o Gymry Manceinion . . .' The manuscript material includes a copy of an anonymous election manifesto addressed to the [Manchester] Welsh, denouncing the previous Conservative administration and advocating the return of Messrs. Jacob Bright and John Slagg as [Liberal] members for the city [of Manchester] [?1880]; a holograph letter from Joseph Parry, University College, Cardiff, to Mr. [Ionawryn] Williams, 1899 (reference to the writer's fifth opera King Arthur); a holograph postcard from Owen M[organ] Edwards, Oxford, to Mr. [Ionawryn] Williams, 1898 (acknowledging the receipt of 'englynion' and hymns); poems addressed to Ionawryn Williams at Bethesda [co. Caernarvon] (1900); miscellaneous other poems; a few biographical notes on Manchester Welshmen; etc. The printed items include copies of a prospectus (with order form attached) advertising Ionawryn Williams's forthcoming volume of biographies of Manchester Welshmen [see the preceding manuscript]; a handbill announcing 'A Liberal demonstration of the north east and south east divisions of the county of Lancaster' to be held at Manchester, 24 and 25 October 1879; the rules (with balance sheet and list of members and officials) of the Manchester Welsh National Society (1894-1895); the programme of the same society's activities for the session 1895-1896; menus and programmes in connection with St. David's day celebration dinners in Manchester (1891 and undated); the programme (with rules and list of officials) of the Booth Street East Young People's Literary Society for the session 1869-1870; a commemorative article on Ellis Roberts of Manchester by Ionawryn Williams (extracted from Y Cronicl, July 1893), and a similar article on Ionawryn Williams himself (extracted from Y Cronicl, October 1907). The newspaper cuttings, which form the largest class of insets, are of a varied nature. Most refer to persons and events connected with the Manchester and Salford area from the 1860's to the early twentieth century. They include, inter alia, obituary notices of Welshmen who had some connection with Manchester (e.g., Sir William Roberts, physician, ob. 1899, Professor Thomas Jones, surgeon, ob. in South Africa, 1900), Manchester news items of Welsh interest (e.g., St. David's day celebrations, meetings of Welsh societies, a meeting in connection with Welsh disestablishment in 1883), poems by Ionawryn Williams, and other miscellaneous verse.

Williams, Ionawryn.

Cerddi Crwys,

A copy of Cerddi Crwys, 2nd edn (Llanelli, 1920) presented by William Williams (Crwys) to Dr G. Arbour Stephens and Dr Mary Williams on the occasion of their wedding. The volume contains a holograph poem to the couple by Crwys, dated 4 January 1922 (pp. [ii], [iv])

Crwys, 1875-1968

Cerddi Gwydderig,

  • NLW MS 22198C.
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  • 1920.

The last of three volumes containing indexed transcripts by Mrs Mary A. Jones, Johannesburg, of poetry in Welsh by her uncle Richard Williams (Gwydderig, 1842-1917).

Gwydderig, 1842-1917.

Cerddi Gwydderig,

  • NLW MS 22197D.
  • File
  • 1920.

The second of three volumes containing indexed transcripts by Mrs Mary A. Jones, Johannesburg, of poetry in Welsh by her uncle Richard Williams (Gwydderig, 1842-1917).

Gwydderig, 1842-1917.

Cerddi Gwydderig,

  • NLW MS 22196D.
  • File
  • 1920.

The first of three volumes containing indexed transcripts by Mrs Mary A. Jones, Johannesburg, of poetry in Welsh by her uncle Richard Williams (Gwydderig, 1842-1917).

Gwydderig, 1842-1917.


  • NLW MS 21886i & iiB.
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  • 1930-1945 /

A notebook containing autograph poetry by David J. Owen ('Dewi Gwyrfai'), Waunfawr, Caernarfon, composed mainly between 1919 and 1943, together with memorial verses to him. Poems found loose inside the volume have been filed separately (MS 21886iiB).

Dewi Gwyrfai, 1877-1945


  • NLW MS 22040A.
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  • 1887-1903 /

Verses and hymns, 1887-1903, by the Reverend James Tegryn Phillips ('Iago Tegryn'), Hebron, co. Pembroke, together with a few biographical details concerning him.

Phillips, James Tegryn

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