File 27E. - Barddoniaeth,

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27E.

Title

Barddoniaeth,

Date(s)

  • [1630x1800]. (Creation)

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The old binding has been laid on the present inside upper and lower covers.

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Archival history

The volume bears the names of David Lewis, 1761, and J. H. Davies, 1900. According to a note by J. H. Davies on the fly-leaf it was bought by him at the Bonsall, Fronfraith [near Aberystwyth] sale, and bound by Morley of Oxford (See T. I. Ellis, John Humphreys Davies, p. 158).

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A collection of 'cywyddau', 'awdlau', and 'englynion', together with a few free-metre compositions ('Dirifau Duwiol', etc.) by Sion Kent, Hugh Lewis, Evan Tudur Owen, Edward Vrien, Sion Philip, Gryffydd Gryg, Ifan Tew Brydydd [Ifanc], Ifan Brydydd Hir, Syr Dafydd Trefor ('Person Llanallgo'), Sion Tudur, Llowdden, Rhys Goch Glynn Dyfrdwy, Wiliam Llyn, Huw Arwystl, Richiart Kynnwal, Huw Machno, Robert Dyfi, Rees Johns [Y Blaenau], Sion Dafydd ab Siencyn, Mr Edmynd Prus ('archdiagon Meirionyth'), Richard Philip, Owen Gwynedd, Daf. ap Meredydd ap Tudur, Iolo Goch, Gutto r Glynn, Gruffydd Llwyd ap Ifan, Tomas Prys, Dafydd Nanmor, Ifan Llwyd Sieffrey, G. Parry (1750), R. Jones, E. W., Huw D'd Llwyd, Lewis Môn, Howel Kilan, G[ruffydd] ab Tudur ab Howel, Gryffydd ab Evan ab Llawelyn Vauchan, Tudur Aled, Grvffydd Hiraethog, Llywelyn ab Gvtyn, Morys Dwyfech, Rhys Kain, Morus Thomas Howel, Tudur Penllyn, Hugh Lloyd Cynfel, M[argaret] D[avies], Gryffydd ab Howel ab Gryffydd, Dafydd Llwyd ap Ll. ap Gr? or Hugh Pennal?, Ieuan Tew Bryd[ydd] Hen, Gryffyth Llwyd, Daf. ab Gwilym, Huw Pennant, Syr Huw Roberts, Howel ap Sion Ifan, Sion Klywedog, Llywelyn Goch Am-heirig Hen, Gruffydd ab Adda ab Dafydd, Deio ap Ifan Dv, Rowland Vavghan, Howel Dabian ap Rhys, Sr. Rys, Rys Goch or Yri, Llywelyn Moel or Pantri, Roger Kyffin, Dafydd ap Edmwnd, Wiliam Kynwal, Ifan Tvdur Penllyn, Ifan Dyfi, Robin Ddv, Lewis Hvdol, Bedo Aerddren, Bedo Brwynllys, Syr Owain ab Gwilim, Sypyn Kyfeiliog, Gruffydd ap Ifan, Howel Dafydd Llwyd, Rys Goch Glann Keiriog, Ellis Cadwalader, Lewis Owen ('O Dyddyn y Garreg') (1686), M[ ] D[ ], Owen Gryffydd, Jon. Davies (1691), Einion ab Gwalchmai, John Williams (Tal y waen), Morice Jones, and David Ellis ('cler'). The title-page reads 'Kywyddau, Owdlau, Ynglynion, o waith amryw Awenyddgar feirddion Kymrv, yn y Bryton Aeg, bvddiol i gyfrieythyddion gorfoleddol, ir afieythvs, pyrthynasol a chymwys, ir sawl sydd hoff a chynnes ganthynt drin a choleddv ardderchowgrwydd henafiaeth y Brvtaniaid ... Gwedi i drefni mor weddol ag y gallwyd ai sgrifenv cynn gywired ag medrwyd, gann yr eiddoch ynghrist Iesv. Dauid Elis ... 1630'. There are copious additions to the original volume made during the second half of the eighteenth century, many being in the hand of Margaret Davies (c. 1700-85?), Coetgae-du, Trawsfynydd. At the beginning of the volume there are a subject classification of the contents and an incomplete contents list in the hand of the original scribe ('Llyma dabal i amlygv pa ryw gywydd[av] owdlav ne englynion, ar bara achosion, i bwy y canwyd hwy ag ymha ddalen y maent yn scrifenedic, megis y gwelwch yn y drefn isod'), and lists by Margaret Davies of Welsh poets and their supposed floruits ('Llymma Henwau part or Beirdd Gynt sef y rhai mwya hynod ac amcan or pryd yr oeddynt yn canu') and the children of Lewis ab Owen 'y Barwn Or Llwyn' [?Dolgellau]. The volume is divided into seven parts, the first lacking a title but containing religious poems and 'Kowyddau ir byd', and the remainder being successively entitled '... Moliant i wyr a ffendefigion Gwynedd ...', '... Kowyddau Kynghorion ...' and 'Kowyddau Kymod, '... Kowyddau erfyniadau neu ofynion ...', '... Kowyddau ymryson rhwng Beirdd ...', '... amryw gowyddau i ferched', and 'marwnadau'. The spine is lettered 'Llyfr David Elis, 1630'.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling

Item: 1.1 Manuscript Volume (Cwrtmawr MS 27). Action: Condition reviewed. Action identifier: 5595268. Date: 20040302. Authorization: Selected for conservation. Authorizing institution: NLW. Action agent: J. Thomas. Status: Manuscript Volume (Cwrtmawr MS 27) : Plastic label on spine, many minor tears at edges of leaves, loose items in volume. Institution: WlAbNL.

Item: 1.2 Manuscript Volume (Cwrtmawr MS 27). Action: Conserved. Action identifier: 5595268. Date: 20041105. Authorizing institution: NLW. Action agent: A. Pugh. Status: Manuscript Volume (Cwrtmawr MS 27) : Repaired worst tears and attached loose items. Institution: WlAbNL.

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Welsh.

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See also Cwrtmawr MS 128.

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Preferred citation: 27E.

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vtls005595268

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ISYSARCHB55

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Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

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  • Text: 27E.
  • Microform: $i - MEICRO CWRTMAWR MSS (RÎL/REEL 12).