- 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.
Name of creator
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
Content and structure area
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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Language and script notes
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
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 originals
Existence and location of copies
Related units of description
See Roberts, Gomer M., 'Llawysgrif Wiliam Siôn o Gefn Cribwr' in Y Genhinen, 16 (1965-6), pp. 20-9.
Title based on contents.
Preferred citation: NLW MS 23272C
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Place access points
Name access points
- Llywelyn Sion, 1540-1615? (Subject)
- Griffiths, Evan, 1795-1873 (Subject)
- Siôn, Lewis, 1825-1890 (Subject)
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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
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);