File NLW MS 22673D - 'Idris Ddu': Cerddi a thraethodau

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NLW MS 22673D


'Idris Ddu': Cerddi a thraethodau


  • 1830-1948 (Creation)

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191 ff. (old pagination 1-437, many leaves cut out) ; 320 x 195 mm.

Printed ledger, half-leather.

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Accumulated by Rowland Thomas's great-grandson, Elias Thomas (d. 1951). For its descent see MS 22674, ff. 174-8.

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Bought from Dylans Bookstore; Swansea; 1989.

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A volume containing poetry and essays mostly in Welsh, 1830-1856, by Rowland Thomas ('Idris Ddu', 1789-1856) of Merthyr Tudful, co. Glamorgan, and transcripts by him of poetry by contemporary local poets. Many of the compositions were entered for competition at eisteddfodau held in Merthyr Tudful, Aberdâr, Hirwaun and elsewhere and reflect the culture and radicalism which flourished in the area during the mid-nineteenth century. The volume also contains brief notes by Rowland Thomas's great-grandson, Elias Thomas (d. 1951), of Merthyr Tudful.

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Welsh, English

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See also NLW MSS 22674E, 22876A.


Preferred citation: NLW MS 22673D

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  • Text: NLW MS 22673D.