File 71E. - Barddoniaeth, llythyrau, etc.

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Barddoniaeth, llythyrau, etc.


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A volume compiled by John Jones ('Myrddin Fardd'), containing 'cywyddau', 'awdlau', and free-metre poetry, partly holograph, by Row[land] Vaughan, John Rhydderch, William Ffylip, Rice Jones (1767), Sion Tudur, Willm. Cynwal, Richd. Davies 'Esgob Mynwy' [sic], Robt. Gruffydd ab Ieuan, Hugh Llyn, Elis ab Rhys ab Edward, Willm. Llyn, [John Davies] 'Y Bardd Glas', Robt. Dafydd ('Bardd Nantglyn'), Evan Evans ('Ieuan Glan Geirionydd') (1821), Edward Charles (1798), 'Iorwerth ab Einion' (1817) (Meddyg Cyrn y ?Bwch), David Humphreys (1819), John Owen, 'Mab Evan Huw' (Harlech, 1834), Rowlant Jones, R. Jones (Penrhiw dwrch), and 'Meurig ab Cybi o Eifion' (Bangor) [i.e. Morris Williams, 'Nicander']; case in the hand of Thomas Pennant, Downing, of John Jones, son of Roger Jones of the parish of Bodvari against the commanding officer of the militia for extortion arising from the balloting of complainant for service, together with a holograph letter from T. Pennant, Downing, to William Middleton, Temple, London, 1781, and opinions of R. P. Arden and Willm. Walton both of Lincolns Inn, 1781; holograph letters from Thomas Roberts, Llwynrhudol, from London to John Roberts ['Sion Lleyn'], Pen yr Allt, Pwllheli, etc., 1801-5 and undated (3) (printed in [John Jones] 'Myrddin Fardd: 'Adgof Uwch Anghof' ..., Pen y Groes, 1883, pp. 81-2, 84-7), P[eter] B[ailey] Williams, Pantafon, Llanrug to R[ichard] Jones ['Gwyndaf Eryri'], 1823 ('Adgof Uwch Anghof', pp. 178-82), [Robert Jones] 'Tecwyn Meirion', L[iver]pool to David Lloyd, shoemaker, Llanystumdwy, 1833 (the shipment of coal to Cricieth and a complaint against the trading methods of Capt. Thomas of Chester and William Davies) (together with an 'englyn' and a stanza in English entitled 'Cymru Annwyl'), Robert Roberts, Pentre Lygen, to John Roberts ('Siôn Lleyn'], schoolmaster, Bodean, 1790 (personal, requesting news of the Association at Pwllheli, also requesting two shuttles ('dwy wenol') the one for linen and the other for cloth) (endorsed is a copy of a letter relating to the writer's elegy ('cywydd marwnad') to 'Robin Ddu' and the writer's appointment to be corresponding member ('aelod gohebol') of the Gwyneddigion), Evan Evans ['Ieuan Glan Geirionydd'], Chester to John Jones, printer, Trefriw, 1818 (Mr Parry's views on a publication, comments on the subjects of the Cambrian Society, the writer's work of translating, the recipient's 'englynion', a reference to 'Nwython' in a Bangor paper, the delivery of verses and essays at the Vicarage, Carmarthen), Ebenezer Thomas ['Eben Fardd'], Llanarmon; to Richard Jones ('Welsh Bard alias Gwyndaf Eryri'), Carnarvon, 1826 ('Adgof Uwch Anghof', pp. 209-10), and from Clynnog to John Thomas, 'Bard' ['Siôn Wyn o Eifion'], Chwilog, 1827 ('Adgof Uwch Anghof', pp. 211-14), Daf. Thomas ['Dafydd Ddu Eryri'] Waunfawr, etc., to John Roberts ['Siôn Lleyn'], 1789-1806 (3) ('Adgof Uwch Anghof', pp. 12-14, 18, 30-4) (the second letter, dated 1796 from Amlwch, contains a poem entitled 'Tragwyddoldeb'), Robt. Davies ['Bardd Nantglyn'] to John Roberts ['Siôn Lleyn'], 1808 ('Adgof Uwch Anghof', pp. 94), Wm. Williams (1738-1817), Llandegai, to David Thomas ['Dafydd Ddu Eryri'], 1806 ('Adgof Uwch Anghof', pp. 92-4, where William Williams is incorrectly identified as 'Gwilym Peris'), Robt. Jones ['Tecwyn Meirion'], Dutton St [Liverpool] to Richard Jones ('Gwyndaf Eryri'), 1833 (requests the sight of copies of Y Gwyliedydd containing the adjudication of Walter Davies ['Gwallter Mechain'] on the 'awdlau'), John Jones ['Ivon'], Aberystwyth to Ebenezer Thomas ['Eben Fardd'], 1843 (a request for poetry for publication in a proposed periodical entitled Y Cwmwl), [Thomas Lloyd Jones] 'Gwenffrwd', Dinbych to Robert Lloyd Morris, Holywell, [18]30 ('Adgof Uwch Anghof', pp. 226-8), Richard Jones ('Gwyndaf Eryri'), Caernarfon, to David Owen ['Dewi Wyn o Eifion'], Gaerwen, Llanystyndwy, 1831 ('Adgof Uwch Anghof', p. 117), John Pughe ['Ioan ab Hu Feddyg'], Barmouth to Ebenezer Thomas ['Eben Fardd'], 1841 (a list of subscribers to the recipient's [Caniadau], the success of the [Plymouth Brethren]), O[wen] Williams ['Owen Gwyrfai'], Waunfawr, to Robert Williams ['Robert ap Gwilym Ddu'], Betwsfawr, Eifionydd, 1830 (the request of 'Gytyn Peris' for an explanation on a Welsh proverb, the progress of the 'Geirlyfr' and its sale to the printer at Llanfaircaereinion), Evan Williams, Penyberth, Llanbedrog, to David Lloyd, shoemaker, Llanysdumdwy, (his concept of the muse, request for a copy of the 'englynion' addressed to the Dolbenmaen Society and for the rules of the society, etc.), [Reverend William Robert Davies, Dowlais] to Wm. Jones, draper, Rhoslan, undated (2) (a song by 'Brutus', news of ministers of religion, the Baptist cause at Garn and Capel y Beirdd, the progress of the Latter-Day Saints at Dowlais, local petitions against Sir James Graham's Bill and the Corn Laws), and Hugh Elias, Florence House, San Francisco, to [John Jones, 'Myrddin Fardd'], 1878 (the pedigree of the family of William Elias, Plas y Glyn); draft rules of 'Cymdeithas Gymroaidd Pwllheli', together with holograph copies of addresses to the Society by Evan Roberts, Robert Thomas, M[orris] W[illiams] 'Nicander', etc.; a letter from [Richard Jones, 'Gwyndaf Eryri'] to 'Mr. Gomer' [editor of Seren Gomer] complaining of injustices received at recent eisteddfodau; English verses entitled 'St David's Day, 1843. The following song was written for the Manchester Cymreigyddion Society ... and sung by the writer to the Harp, and for which he was awarded the Prize' by 'Garmon'; and a note on the pedigree of the families of Gwynn (Wynn) of Maesne[u]add; Glyncywarch, etc., with panegyric verses. Added to 'Pennillion i annerch Cymdeithas y Cymraegyddion yn 'Llundain. Y dôn yw blodau'r dyffryn' by Edward Charles is the following postscript, - 'Gresyn na fyddai beirdd Cymry yn 'r oes hon yn canu ar yr hên Geingciau cymreig fel y pennillion hyn: mae'nt hwyth[a]u yn barddoni y rhan fynycha, a'r ryw Geingciau seisnig, yr hyn sydd hollol anghyttun a pheroriaeth y Cymro'. On one of the fly-leaves is an imperfect list of correspondents in the hand of John Jones ('Myrddin Fardd'), with additions in the hand of J. H. Davies.

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Item: 1.1 Manuscript Volume (Cwrtmawr MS 71). Action: Condition reviewed. Action identifier: 5595311. Date: 20040302. Authorization: Selected for conservation. Authorizing institution: NLW. Action agent: J. Thomas. Status: Manuscript Volume (Cwrtmawr MS 71) : Both caps damaged, leather broken at joints of spine, many pages damaged at edges. Institution: WlAbNL.

Item: 1.2 Manuscript Volume (Cwrtmawr MS 71). Action: Conserved. Action identifier: 5595311. Date: 20041022. Authorizing institution: NLW. Action agent: G. Edwards. Status: Manuscript Volume (Cwrtmawr MS 71) : Repaired paper and rebacked volume. Institution: WlAbNL.


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Preferred citation: 71E.

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Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

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  • Text: 71E.