File NLW MS 23272C - Adysgrif,

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NLW MS 23272C




  • 1835, 1866, 1929 / (Creation)

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Extent and medium

lxxxiii, [707 ff.] ; 270 x 205 mm. Full calf with gold rolls around the edges of both covers, four raised bands and 'Esponiad Henry Cyf. 4' in gold lettering on spine.

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Name of creator

Biographical history

Archival history

The volume had belonged to the writer's grandfather, Lewis Siôn (1825-90), Glan Ogwr, Bridgend (see note on f. i verso and 'Lewis John his Book 1866' on ff. lxxxii verso, lxxxiii).

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

David Harbourne; Cardiff; Purchase; 1994

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Scope and content

A copy of Evan Griffiths, Esponiad ar y Bibl Sanctaidd ... Cyfrol IV (Abertawy, 1835) with leaves pasted to the stubs of leaves excised at the beginning of the volume, on which Wiliam Siôn (1874-1947), Cefn Cribwr, Tythegston, later of Cymer, Glyncorrwg, co. Glamorgan, has transcribed, 1929, Welsh poetry in strict metre from Cardiff MS 5.44, 'Llyfr Hir Llanharan' (written c. 1613, by Llywelyn Siôn), ff. 1-14 and compiled lists of the contents of the original manuscript (ff. iv, xix-xxxi verso), of the poets whose works it contains (ff. xi-xvi verso, xxxii-iv) and of the patrons to whom they sang (ff. v-x). Also included are a biographical note on Llywelyn Siôn (f. iii verso), and a brief account of 'Y Wentaeg', the Welsh dialect of Gwent, Morgannwg and part of Brycheiniog (f. lxxxi recto-verso).

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Conditions governing access

Readers consulting modern papers in the National Library of Wales are required to abide by the conditions noted on the 'Modern papers - data protection' form issued with their Readers' Tickets.

Conditions governing reproduction

Usual copyright laws apply.

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Finding aids

The contents of NLW MSS 22853-23691 are indexed in greater detail in Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, vol. 9 (Aberystwyth, 2003).

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Existence and location of copies

Related units of description

For a fuller but incomplete transcript by Wiliam Siôn of the same manuscript, see NLW Minor Deposit 818B.

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Publication note

See Roberts, Gomer M., 'Llawysgrif Wiliam Siôn o Gefn Cribwr' in Y Genhinen, 16 (1965-6), pp. 20-9.

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Title based on contents.


Preferred citation: NLW MS 23272C

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Institution identifier

Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

Rules and/or conventions used

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


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Dates of creation revision deletion

March 2009.


  • English



Archivist's note

Description compiled by Bethan Ifans for the retrospective conversion project of NLW MSS. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume IX (Aberystwyth, 2003);

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