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Adjudications, 1877-1895, many undated, by Gwilym Cowlyd for various eisteddfodau, together with copies of some of the poems and a few related letters and press cuttings.

Barddoniaeth, erthyglau a llythyrau

Press cuttings of articles, poetry and miscellaneous notes by 'Rhuddenfab', including notes on 'eisteddfodau'; a series of seventy articles entitled 'Deugain Mlynedd yn Ôl' by 'Rhen O', i.e. 'Rhuddenfab'; and autograph letters to 'Rhuddenfab' from Rowland Williams ('Hwfa Môn'), Sir George Osborne Morgan, John Davies ('Taliesin Hiraethog'), William Jones ('Ehedydd Iâl'), J. Ceulanydd Williams ('Ceulanydd'), Richard Davies ('Mynyddog') and John Thomas ('Eifionydd'); etc.

D. R. Hughes Papers,

  • GB 0210 DRHHES
  • Fonds
  • 1835-1955 (accumulated [1894]-1955) /

Letters, 1902-1947, to D. R. Hughes; letters of literary interest, 1835-1902, collected by D. R. Hughes; material relating to the National Eisteddfod, 1881-1944, including poetry, 1881-1936; miscellaneous periodicals and books, 1904-1945; manuscript and newspaper cuttings belonging to the Rev. John Jones, Talysarn, Sir John H. Puleston and T. R. Roberts, [1857x1940].

Hughes, D. R. (David Rowland), 1874-1953

Deunydd yn ymwneud ag alawon gwerin, ac erthyglau

Mimeographed copies of the material printed on pp. 23-35 of Cylchgrawn Cymdeithas Alawon Gwerin Cymru, Cyfrol I, with notes by D. Emlyn Evans; original manuscripts of articles by D. Emlyn Evans on 'Yr Eisteddfod a Cherddoriaeth', and 'Ehediant (Fugue)'.

Durrant's Press Cuttings,

  • GB 0210 DURRANTS
  • Fonds
  • [1895]-[1939] /

Press cuttings relating to Wales and Welsh culture, such as religion, politics, literature, music, education, St. David's Day celebrations and the Eisteddfod Genedlaethol, individuals, and the National Library of Wales [1895]-[1939].

Durrant's Press Cutting Agency.

Eben Fardd: Memoranda and accounts,

A composite volume, lettered 'Eben Fardd's MS', comprising day and 'memoranda' books of Ebenezer Thomas ('Eben Fardd'). Among the material recorded by the writer are extracts relating to Tractarianism; diary entries, 1837-9, 1849; shop, school, bookbinding and other accounts, 1839-40; mensuration problems and tables, etc., c. 1834; 'Memorandum of Literary adventures and Transactions ... 1848-55, being largely a list of adjudications at eisteddfodau and literary meetings, and 'adjudicatory transactions conducted on the New Plan', 1855-6, and 'Requisitions & invitations declined', 1855-7; Llanarmon School, Clynnog School, and sundry accounts, 1827; etc.


Material relating to eisteddfodau, mainly in the hand of Walter Davies, including notes on eisteddfodau, lists of subjects, adjudications, printed programmes, circulars, and minutes of committees, including some in the hand of John Jenkins, and original compositions by Evan Evans (Ieuan Glan Geirionydd), etc.

Eisteddod notices,

Notices, 1819-1853, mainly declaring that local eisteddfodau are to be held. Most of the notices are issued by the Cymmrodorion Society in Powys, 1819-1824. There are also two copies of a notice concerning the Royal Denbigh Eisteddfod in 1828 and one issued by the Abergavenny Cymreigyddion in 1853.

Emrys Roberts Records,

  • GB 0210 EMRRTS
  • Fonds
  • 1945-1983 /

Records and papers collected by Emrys Roberts, 1945-1983, including correspondence and papers relating to the National Eisteddfod, 1959-1976; the Development Board for Rural Wales, 1973-1981; and Wales (West and North) Television Ltd, 1960-1967. There are also papers relating to other committees on which Emrys Roberts sat, 1967-1983, and other miscellaneous papers, 1945-1981.

Roberts, Emrys, 1910-1990.

Hesgin Papers,

  • GB 0210 HESGIN
  • Fonds
  • 1904-1956 /

Papers of Thomas Owen ('Hesgin'), 1904-1956, comprising letters received, and copies of letters written by him to various newspapers and individuals, 1940-1956; literary compositions, including essays and short stories, submitted by him for competition at various eisteddfodau, including the National Eisteddfod of Wales; two volumes of autobiographical essays and reminiscences; nine volumes of press cuttings, mainly of articles by 'Hesgin' which appeared in newspapers and other publications, 1904-1956; scrapbooks and notebooks; and a minute book and other material relating to the Swansea district committee formed in connection with the National Petition for the Legal Recognition of the Welsh Language in Wales, 1938-1939.

Owen, Thomas, 1872-1956.

J. Seymour Rees Collection

  • GB 0210 JSEYREES
  • Fonds
  • 1817-1965

A collection of over 200 books and pamphlets from the library of the donor's husband, the late Rev J. Seymour Rees, Seven Sisters, most of these being typescript volumes (NLW MSS 18628-707). The collection consists of some original work by J. Seymour Rees and his father, John Rees, such as poetry, short stories, essays, biographies, and guide books, much of which was submitted for competition at various national and local eisteddfodau, and volumes of collected material on various topics, including essays, articles and other material on such eminent Welshmen as W. Llewelyn Williams, Daniel Silvan Evans, Sir John Morris Jones, and Rev William Edwards, Groeswen, and on Welsh hymnology, and collections of poetry by D. Emrys James ('Dewi Emrys'), I. D. Hooson, R. Williams Parry, and T. J. Thomas ('Sarnicol'), of prose by 'Sarnicol', W. Llewelyn Williams, O. M. Edwards, and W. J. Gruffydd, and of hymns by H. Elvet Lewis ('Elfed'), J. D. Vernon Lewis, J. R. Davies, Pentyrch, and others, and selections of prose and verse compiled for competition at various national eisteddfodau. In addition to the collection of Elfed's Welsh and English hymns, there are twelve volumes containing some of his prose and verse and material on his life and work. There are also indexes to Y Beirniad, Y Geninen, and Y Geiriadur Bywgraphyddol; typescript copies and cuttings, from periodicals and newspapers, of articles and essays by various persons, and by 'Sarnicol' and J. Seymour Rees in particular; typescript transcripts of several printed books, in particular of collections of hymns published in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries; and scrapbooks of newspaper cuttings relating to D. Lloyd George, Dylan Thomas, 'Dewi Emrys', W. Llewelyn Williams, Sir John Morris Jones, 'Elfed', Rev John Evans, Brecon, Rev Jubilee Young, and others. The collection also contains letters to J. Seymour Rees and Mrs. Seymour Rees and a small group of other correspondence. The largest donation of printed books received during the current year was that which the Library was invited to select from the very extensive library of Rev J. Seymour Rees (Dept of Printed Books). It numbered several hundreds of volumes primarily of literary, historical, and theological interest, all in very good condition, and many having been bound by Mr. Rees himself. Additional material from the library of the donor's husband, the late Rev J. Seymour Rees, Seven Sisters. It includes typescript collections of 'Cyfansoddiadau sydd yn fy modloni i' and 'A short anthology of the world's greatest Christian prayers' (NLW MS 19384B); three scrapbooks of typescripts and newspaper cuttings (NLW MSS 19385A, 19386B, 19387C); a typescript copy of 'Casgliad o gyfarwyddiadau i wneuthur hen fwydydd nodweddiadol Gymraeg' by Miss Mati Thomas ('Mati'r Ddôl'), Nanternis, New Quay (awarded the prize at the Treorchy National Eisteddfod, 1928) (NLW MS 19383B); Evan Thomas: Galareb S. Griffiths o Horeb (Castellnewydd-Emlyn, 1960), and J. Lloyd Williams: Byd Natur (Caerdydd, 1924) (Dept of Printed Books). A holograph letter of David Jones (1856-1937), Aberdare, afterwards Independent minister at New Quay, co. Cardigan, and at Scranton, Pa., U.S.A. (NLW MS 18866E, No 246C); and a printed postcard to the donor from the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, [March 1965], acknowledging a message of sympathy and good wishes (NLW MS 16726A).

Rees, J. Seymour (John Seymour), 1887-1963.

John Meredith Lloyd Jones Papers,

  • GB 0210 JMLLONES
  • Fonds
  • 1881-1969 /

Personal and family papers, 1881-1969, of John Meredith Lloyd Jones, Conwy, including entries for eisteddfodau, 1881-1910; scrapbooks relating to the Liverpool Scottish Regiment, 1914-1916; notes on mainly religious subjects, 1907-1969; army papers, 1942-1946; diaries, 1943-1946; correspondence and papers relating to India, especially to the Christian community there, 1943-47.

Lloyd Jones, John Meredith, 1907-1981.

Letters to Gwilym Cowlyd,

General letters, 1859-1907, to Gwilym Cowlyd interspersed with a few other papers. Many are on literary and poetic themes and some refer to the publication, sale and purchase of various monographs and journals. A number relate to the holding of national and local eisteddfodau, several inviting Gwilym Cowlyd to act as adjudicator. Some concern the publication of his adjudications. Some poets submit their work to Cowlyd for his opinions. Many also contain references to the affairs of Gorsedd Beirdd Ynys Prydain. Many of the letters from 1904 concern the offer made by Gwilym Cowlyd to hand his personal library of books and other materials to the Llanrwst Urban District Council. The correspondents include George Osborne Morgan MP (2), 1878-1885.

Morgan, George Osborne, Sir, 1826-1897

Letters to Gwilym Cowlyd,

Miscellaneous, stray letters, 1873-1902, addressed to Gwilym Cowlyd. Most of the letters concern literary matters, the sale and purchase of books and journals, publishing, and the convention of various eisteddfodau. Often Gwilym Cowlyd is invited to attend and adjudicate at eisteddfodau. The correspondents include Sir John Ballinger, 1893, Thomas Gee (2), 1877-1889, and Alfred Neobard Palmer, 1882.

Ballinger, John, 1860-1933

Llyfr torion,

A volume of miscellaneous press cuttings from Welsh and Welsh-American newspapers and periodical publications compiled, with some holograph annotations, by John Jones ('Myrddin Fardd'). The titles include 'Gorsedd y Beirdd', 'Yr Eisteddfod Genedlaethol' (Cardiff, 1883), 'Diwygiad yr Eisteddfod', 'Yr Eisteddfod a'i Hanes' (Rhyl, 1892), 'Llith Aneurin Fardd', 'Eisteddfod Genhedlaethol Aberdar, 1861 - "Hanes Llenyddol Cymru". Beirniadaeth' (by T. Stephens, Merthyr Tydfil), 'Sion Philip, Mochras', 'The British Kymry .... By the Rev. R. W. Morgan, Pc, Tregynon' (review), 'Yn y Bala', 'Review Flynyddol Gwirfoddolwyr Morgannwg ar Gomin Hirwain', 'Taith tua Chaerlleon-ar-Wysg', 'Y Gohebydd Gwibiol' (notes on the history and antiquities of Llandybie, Bettws, Llanarthney, Gelli Aur, Llanfihangel Aberbythych, Llangathen, Abergwili and Carmarthen), 'Hen Arferion Crefyddol y Cymry', 'Brawddegau y Werin' (a list of Welsh dialect expressions), etc. Also mounted in the volume is a printed prospectus of Robert Griffith (Manchester), Telyn a Cherdd Dannau y Cymry [?1913]. There are two labels laid on the outer upper cover, the one numbered '10' and the other in the hand of 'Myrddin Fardd' inscribed 'Chwidredd J. Morris Jones, Llythyrau Aneurin Fardd, Beirniadaeth T. Stephens, The British Kymry, etc. etc.'.


Letters addressed to David Lewis, mainly on matters relating to Welsh music, 'eisteddfodau' and the bibliography and biography of music. The correspondents are B[enjamin] Rees, St Dogmaels, 1901-1905, Christopher Rees, Treforest, 1887, J[onathan] Machreth Rees, London, 1900-1901, W[illiam] T[homas] Rees ('Alaw Ddu'), Pontypridd, Newport, and Llanelli, 1866-1872, [Sir] John Rhys, 1883, J[ohn] Prydderch Williams ('Rhydderch o Fôn'), 1866-1867, W[illiam] L[ewis][Jones] Richards, Penstrowed, 1897, David Roberts ('Dewi Mawrth'), 1894, Edward Roberts, Pontypridd, 1872-1874, Ellis Roberts, Llangwm ['Elis Wyn o Wyrfai'], 1893-1898, G. Roberts, Mallwyd, 1887, John H[enry] Roberts, Mus. Bac., Liverpool ['Pencerdd Gwynedd'], 1906, John Roberts, Rhostryfan, 1893, John Roberts ('Ieuan Gwyllt'), 1851-1870, W. H. Roberts, Seacombe and Bromborough, 1876-1887, William Roberts ('Nefydd'), 1852, and Edward Rowland ('Eos Maelor'), 1873.

Lord Hooson Papers,

  • GB 0210 HOOSON
  • Fonds
  • 1949-1997 /

Correspondence and papers relating mainly to Lord Hooson's political career, including papers regarding parliamentary questions, 1967-1978; the Welsh Liberal Party, 1963-1979; Montgomery County Liberal Association 1965-1979; Welsh Affairs, 1961-1978; University College of Wales, Aberystwyth, 1961-1968; Dyfed-Powys Constabulary, 1970-1976; foot and mouth disease in Wales, 1967-1968; transport problems in Mid-Wales, 1962-1974; National Theatre for Wales, 1968-1969; Rural Development Board for Wales, 1967-1970; Mid-Wales Hospital Service, 1972-1973; Farmers Union of Wales, 1966-1973; Aberfan Disaster, 1966-1967; television and radio reception in Wales, 1969-1976; Wales Tourist Board, 1968-1976; Plaid Cymru, Welsh nationalism, Welsh language, Devolution, Federalism, Welsh economy, unemployment, Rhondda West by-election, etc., 1960s-1970s; the Liberal Party correspondence, 1960s-1970s, Liberal Party organisation and policies, 1967-1971; Liberals and the Industrial Relations Bill, 1971-1973; Lib-Lab pact, 1977-1978; Liberal Foreign Affairs Panel, 1966-1967; NATO and the North Atlantic Assembly, 1966-1978; correspondence files of the Welsh Liberal Party, 1966-79; engagement diaries, 1966-1978; typescript speeches and notes for speeches, 1960s-1970s; parliamentary accounts, 1970-1972; miscellaneous speeches, press statements, newspaper cuttings, etc., 1960s-1970s; political papers [c. 1950]-1973, produced by various parties; Local Government Reform in Wales, 1993-1994; the Liberal Party's Pantyfedwen Conferences, 1956-1963; the London Welsh School, 1983-1993, the Llangollen International Eisteddfod, 1986-1997; the provision of speech therapy and physiotherapy in Clwyd, 1984-1990; constituency correspondence and papers, [1960]-1979; personal correspondence, 1965-1979; and correspondence, press releases and newspaper cuttings relating to Jeremy Thorpe, former leader of the Liberal Party, 1967-1979; together with papers relating to his business interests including, Laura Ashley Holdings Plc., 1984-1997; Severn River Crossing Plc, 1990-1997; and his legal career, 1949-1962. A further collection of Lord Hooson's papers were received in May 2011 - this group remains uncatalogued.

Hooson, Emlyn, 1925-2012

Mali Evans Family Papers

  • Fonds
  • 1891-1990

Papers of John Evans (d.c.1949) of Tre-boeth and Fishguard, Pembrokeshire, including an autobiographical essay,[c. 1949], programmes of eisteddfodau and singing festivals with which he was associated, 1891-1949, manuscript music composed by him, 1893-1948, his eisteddfod adjudications,[c. 1912]-1926, and records and papers relating to his music shop, 1913-1941; papers of his -- daughter Mali Evans d. 1991), including papers, some collected, relating to the Welsh colony in Patagonia and the Welsh diaspora, [c. 1895]-1987, and letters from her uncle, Jack Edwards of Aberystwyth, bookseller, musician and Esperanto enthusiast, 1928-1935, and correspondence of Arthur W. Wade-Evans (1875-1964), Welsh historian, and his daughter Mary Phillips to Mali Evans together with printed articles presented by Arthur W. Wade-Evans to Mali Evans. Four additional items from the printers Lowe & Brydone pertaining to 'Môr o gân yw Cymru i gyd', including receipts and a letter, dated 1928 and 1938, from among the papers of John Evans, were received in March 2019.

Evans, Mali

Miscellaneous papers

Biographical notes and press cuttings relating to Stephens and papers collected by him, including broadsides relating to eisteddfodau, prospectuses and prefaces of printed works, articles for the press, poems and letters.

National Eisteddfod music competitions

  • NLW MS 8165C
  • File
  • [1900] x [1908]

An analysis of the National Eisteddfod music competitions, 1899-1908, giving subjects, adjudicators and prizes.

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