File NLW MS 11116E - Cambrian societies,

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NLW MS 11116E


Cambrian societies,


  • [1798x1828] / (Creation)

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A bound volume labelled 'Eisteddfod Proceddings', compiled by William Jenkins Rees (1772-1855), rector of Cascob, Radnorshire, and consisting largely of printed notices addressed to him by Cambrian Societies in Wales and in London. The contents include a notice of an eisteddfod under the auspices of the Gwyneddigion Society at Caerwys, 1798, together with Gosodaethau a Rheolau Cymdeithas y Gwyneddigion and other material relating to the Society; a draft consitution of the Cambrian Society in the hand of W. J. Rees [1818]; resolutions and accounts of the Cambrian Society in Dyfed, 1818-20 and undated; programmes of concerts at the Town Hall, Carmarthen, by the Royal Bath Harmonic Society, 1819-20; a programme of an eisteddfod to be held at Carmarthen in 1823, together with manuscript addresses delivered by Thomas Price ('Carnhuanawc') and [Daniel Evans ('Daniel Ddu o Geredigion'); resolutions of the Cambrian Society in Gwent, 1821-2; material relating to eisteddfodau and concerts held at Brecon, 1822 and 1826; resolutions of the Cymmrodorion Society in Powys, 1819-24; announcements of eisteddfodau to be held at Wrexham, 1820, and Welshpool, 1824; a holograph letter from Walter Davies ('Gwallter Mechain') to W. J. Rees, 1824; records of the Welshpool eisteddfod of 1824, including adjudications by Rowland Williams [Ysceifiog] and [John Jenkins ('Ifor Ceri')], an address by ['Gwallter Mechain], and 'englynion' to Powis Castle by R. D[avies] ('Bardd Nantglyn'); resolutions and proceedings, etc. of the Cymmrodorion Society in London or the Metropolitan Cambrian Institution, 1820-8, a copy of a letter from J. Parry ('Bardd Alaw') to J. Jenkins ('Ifor Ceri'), 1820 (enclosing a letter from Wm. Owen Pughe to Mr. Parry), a copy of a letter to Sir W. W. Wynn, 1820, a holograph letter from John Parry to [W. J. Rees], 1820, a copy of the resolution of the Society admitting W. J. Rees to honourary membership, 1820, and two holograph letters from the Society to W. J. Rees, 1821-2; order of proceedings of the sixth anniversary of the Carmarthen Cymreigyddion Society, 1828; a programme of a concert held in the nave of Bangor Cathedral, principally by the Bath Harmonic Society, 1821; a programme of a concert at St. Mary's Church [Brecon], 1822; etc.

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  • English
  • Welsh

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English, Welsh.

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Preferred citation: NLW MS 11116E

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Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

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


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January 2009.


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Description compiled by Bethan Ifans for the retrospective conversion project of NLW MSS. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume III (Aberystwyth, 1961); Wikipedia WWW site; Y Bywgraffiadur Cymreig WWW site;

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  • Text: NLW MS 11116E.