File NLW MS 3059D [RESTRICTED ACCESS] - Y Llyfr Gwyrdd

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Y Llyfr Gwyrdd


  • [c. 1764] (Creation)

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138 ff. (paginated i-x, 1-75, 75a-b, 76-86, 89-143, 143a, 144-265; pp. 243-265 blank) ; 310 x 200 mm.

Green vellum with blind fillets; 'LLYFR GWYRDD GAN RHYS JONES' (label on spine); 'William Vaughan 1763' (ink on front cover).

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Signature of William Vaughan, 1764, on p. i; previously in the Corsygedol library.

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A volume containing autograph poetry by Rhys Jones of Tyddyn Mawr and Y Blaenau, Llanfachreth (pp. 1-215), and the Historia of Taliessin (pp. 216-242). Written on page ix: 'Y Llyfr Gwyrdd pa un sy'n cynnwys Awdleu, Cywyddau, Englynion a Cherddi; Yn anrheg i'r godidawg a'r dilediaith Gymro Gwilym Fychan o gors y Gedol a Nannau Ysgr. Seneddwr a Chornor y Militia swydd Feirion; a Phenn Llywydd Cymdeithas y Cymmrodorion yn Llundain. O waith Rhys Jones o'r Tyddyn Mawr yn y Brynn Côch, o Blwyf Llan Fachreth; yn Ysgrifennedig a'i Law ei hûn, o bobtu Blwydd yr Arglwydd 1764'.

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Access to the original manuscript by authorised permission only. Readers are directed to use surrogate copies.

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  • Welsh

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Finding aids

A detailed list of the manuscript's contents may be found in J. Gwenogvryn Evans, Report on Manuscripts in the Welsh Language, vol. I (London, 1898-1905), pp. 259-264.

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Available on microfilm at the Library.

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Formerly Mostyn MS 163.


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Preferred citation: NLW MS 3059D [RESTRICTED ACCESS].

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Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

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  • English



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  • Text: NLW MS 3059D [RESTRICTED ACCESS]; $z - Access to the original manuscript by authorised permission only. Readers are directed to use surrogate copies..
  • Microform: $h - MEICRO NLW MS 3059D.