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Dr J. Lloyd Williams Music MSS and Papers
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Personal financial accounts and papers, including some accounts relating to the sales of publications, broadcasting fees and lectures, and a few items, 1929-1932, relating to Bronant, his Bangor home.

Accumulated manuscript volumes

Manuscript volumes, previously in the possession of musicians, collectors or precentors, and accumulated by Dr J. Lloyd Williams. Many were evidently acquired by him from J. H. Davies, Cwrt-mawr, and contain mainly folk songs and hymn tunes, recorded in eighteenth and nineteenth century Wales.

Aelwyd Angharad

Manuscript and printed scores, together with related correspondence and papers, 1899-1938, relating to the cantata 'Aelwyd Angharad' by J. Lloyd Williams, words by Llew Tegid.

'Are the Welsh Musical?'

Press cuttings, [1921x1939], relating mainly to the history of music in Wales, including a series of articles on 'Are the Welsh Musical?', 1931, by T. Hopkin Evans; press cuttings concerning the 'Welsh Week' at the Wembley Exhibition in 1924; and lecture notes and quotations relating to the virtues of Welsh as a language for singing.

Evans, T. Hopkin (Thomas Hopkin), 1879-1940

Autographs and photographs

A volume of autographs, greetings and verses, 1901-1920, presented to J. Lloyd Williams by members of Bangor University Welsh Company ('Cwmni Cymreig Coleg y Brifysgol, Bangor') in recognition of the pleasure and experience which they had received during performances of Aelwyd Angharad and Cadifor, 1901-1902. Four photographs, apparently relating to performances of Aelwyd Angharad, are also included.

'Bardd y Brenin'

Letters (7), [c. 1942]-1944, to J. Lloyd Williams, relating to Edward Jones ('Bardd y Brenin'), including one from Iorwerth C. Peate relating to one of Edward Jones's triple harps. Notes and quotations are also included.

Peate, Iorwerth Cyfeiliog, 1901-1982

Botany examinations

Notes, in journal form, containing J. Lloyd Williams's observations and marks of individual botany students in practical and oral examinations, recorded during his visits to schools throughout Wales.


Manuscript scores, libretto, sketches and other papers, [?1900]-1922, relating to the light opera Cadifor by J. Lloyd Williams and Llew Tegid.

Caernarfon Eisteddfod, 1921

A manuscript music book containing a list of songs entered by 'Eos y Gogledd' for competition at Caernarfon Eisteddfod, 1921, and a few English tunes and hymn tunes; together with 45 songs, some apparently annotated in the hand of Mary Davies who adjudicated the competition.

Davies, Mary, 1855-1930

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