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Talhaiarn Manuscripts
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Original hymns, poetry and songs, together with adaptations and translations of songs and poetry by 'Talhaiarn'; a copy of Llewelyn, a Dramatic Cantata, with Welsh words by 'Talhaiarn'; a poem to 'Talhaiarn' from Thomas Jones ('Taliesin o Eifion').


'Cerddi', 'penillion telyn', 'englynion', etc., most of them transcribed by 'Talhaiarn'.

Gwaith Talhaiarn

Copies of Gwaith Talhaiarn, Vols I and II, with a portrait of 'Talhaiarn' and a poem by him inserted in each volume. Vol. II is a copy presented by him to his sister, Mrs J. D. Jones.


Photostat facsimiles of two letters, 1864-1865, from 'Talhaiarn' to his niece Elizabeth Anne Jones, of a psalm tune composed by her with English and Welsh words by 'Talhaiarn', and of two letters, 1922, from Elizabeth Anne Jones's daughter Lilian M. Jones, Craigfechan, near Ruthin, to Sir John Ballinger, with a list of 'Talhaiarn''s material transferred to the National Library in 1922.


Autograph letters, 1858-1867, from 'Talhaiarn' to his niece Elizabeth Anne Jones.

Letters and poetry

Autograph letters, 1849-1867, to 'Talhaiarn' from William, 1st baron Dinorben, Lady Hall ('Gwenynen Gwent'), William Jones ('Gwrgant'), Edward, 1st baron Mostyn, W. H. Owen, J. Tilleard, William Williams ('Creuddynfab'), Lady Williams Wynn, Sir Watkin Williams Wynn (5th baronet), etc.; an autograph letter of John Gibson, sculptor to Henry Robertson Sandbach, Hafodunos; poetry; etc.


Poetry by 'Talhaiarn'; a work entitled 'Owen Glyndwr, a Cantata', with the Welsh words by John Jones ('Eos Bradwen'); an English translation by 'Talhaiarn'; poetry by Owen Rowlands ('Aled o Vôn').

Rhuddlan Eisteddfod

Two printed papers relating to the Rhuddlan Castle Royal Eisteddfod and North Wales Musical Festival, 24-27 September 1850, giving the programme, a list of subjects, and a list of subscribers and patrons.

Talhaiarn Manuscripts

  • GB 0210 MSTALHRN
  • Fonds
  • [1800x1922]

The poetry, letters, personalia, etc. of John Jones ('Talhaiarn'), including copies of Volumes I and II of Gwaith Talhaiarn.

Talhaiarn, 1810-1869


Testimonials to 'Talhaiarn', testifying to his ability as an architectural draughtsman and to his character, from Sir George Gilbert Scott, Charles Russell (chairman of the Great Western Railway) and others, 1848-1849; etc.

The 'Talhaiarn' Testimonial Fund

Papers and letters, 1863-1865, relating to the 'Talhaiarn' Annuity Fund, including letters from William Jones ('Gwrgant') and Hugh Williams ('Cadvan'), secretaries of the fund, and a certified copy of the birth certificate of 'Talhaiarn'.

Toriadau o'r wasg

Press cuttings collected by John Jones ('Talhaiarn'), many of them being copies of poetry and of letters written to the press by him, reports of meetings which he organised or attended, literary adjudications, etc.