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'Ail Biser Sioned',

  • NLW MS 9047A.
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  • [1724x1800] /

A collection of poems, medical and veterinary recipes, and miscellanea entitled 'Ail Biser Sioned sef Casgliad Cadwalader Davies [Gwyddelwern] wrth ei bleser . . .', with some additions. The poems include 'carolau', 'cerddi', 'cywyddau' and 'englynion' by Hugh Morys, Dafydd Nanmor, Maredudd ap Rhys, William Wynne, John [Siôn] Cadwaladr, Jonathan Hughes, Lewis Morris ('Llywelyn Ddu'), Ellis Roberts, Rees Ellis, Roger Thomley, Ellis Cadwaladr, Matthew Owen, Edmwnd Prys, Dafydd Manuel and others. A valentine from Cadwaladr Davies to Jane Jones is dated 14 February 1749.

Davies, Cadwaladr, b. 1704

Album of 'Gwalchmai',

  • NLW MS 10993C.
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  • [1830x1899] /

An album compiled by Richard Parry ('Gwalchmai'), Congregational minister, poet, and litterateur, of Llandudno, etc. It contains holograph letters from, amongst others, Thomas Dick, 1848; W. Williams ('Williams o'r Wern'), 1839; and Taliesin Williams, 1839; autographs, largely in the form of cut-out signatures of letters, of, amongst others, Richard Cobden; George Hadfield, politician; Daniel O'Connell; [Sir Thomas] Love [Duncombe] Jones Parry; Richard Llwyd ('Bard of Snowdon'); Ebenezer Thomas ('Eben Fardd'); John Jones ('Talhaiarn'); John Williams ('Ab Ithel'); Samuel Roberts ('S. R.'); John Thomas ('Pencerdd Gwalia'); Augusta Hall, baroness Llanover ('Gwenynen Gwent'); Christmas Evans; J[ohn] Jones ('Tegid'); David Thomas ('Dafydd Ddu Eryri'); Brinley Richards, 1879; Joseph Hughes ('Carn Ingli'); and John Williams ('Ab Ithel'); verses in the hand of, and in most cases composed by, amongst others, Ebenezer Thomas ('Eben Fardd'), 1851; David Griffith ('Clwydfardd'), 1874; E. Herber Evans, [18]77; Rowland Williams ('Hwfa Môn'), 1869; Richard Parry ('Gwalchmai'), ?1871; Richard Davies ('Mynyddog'), 1870; J[ohn] Thomas ('Siôn Wyn o Eifion'), 1836; William Rees ('Gwilym Hiraethog'), 1870; Lewis Morris ('Llywelyn Ddu o Fôn'); David Owen ('Dewi Wyn o Eifion'), 1836; W. Cadwaladr Davies, [18]74; and T. Tudno Jones ('Tudno'), 1875-1894; the certificate, 1843, of the election of Richard Parry ('Gwalchmai') to membership of Cymdeithas Cymreigyddion y Fenni; a biographical note on, and a blazon of the arms of, Hwfa ap Cynddelw, head of the first of the fifteen tribes of North Wales; a pardon, bearing the signature of [Sir] R[obert] Peel, 1830; etc.

Gwalchmai, 1803-1897

Barddoniaeth Goronwy Owen,

  • NLW MS 11568B [RESTRICTED ACCESS].
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  • [1756x1765] /

An incomplete transcript by Lewis Morris ('Llewelyn Ddu o Fôn') of 'Cywydd Hiraeth' by Goronwy Owen.

Morris, Lewis, 1701-1765

Barddoniaeth 'Twm Pedrog',

  • NLW MS 11129A
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  • [1797x1814] /

A volume of holograph poetry including 'Englynion y Credo' by 'T[wm] Pedrog', unsigned 'englynion' entitled 'Seh Yootuch. Rebmetpes 25 1798', and 'englynion' entitled 'Yr Ochenaid' by 'Tudwal Bach or Cwmmwd'. The latter series is ascribed to 'Twm Pedrog' in John Jones: Cynfeirdd Lleyn (1905). On the last page of the volume is the following inscription:- 'Thos. Williams' Book 1797. Thomas Williams was born at Llan-bedrog, on Wednes[da]y the 25th Day of May, in the Year of ou[r] Lord 1774. Baptized the 31st of May follow[in]g. Bapt[ize]d Twm Pedrog by Dafydd Ddu o'r Eryri at Penmorfa in an Eisteddfod 26th of May 1795'.

Twm Pedrog, 1774-1814

Barddoniaeth,

  • NLW MS 10744B.
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  • [18 cent.] /

A volume of 'carolau', 'cerddi', and 'englynion' by Owen Gruffydd, Llanystumdwy, Edward Morys, Perthillwydion, Thomas Edwards ('Twm o'r Nant'), Elis Rolant, Mr. Elis Elis, 'Aulodau gwir Eglwus Louger', Ellis Roberts ('y cowper'), Huw Morys, Pontymeibion, Reinallt ap Gronw, Hugh Jones ('Huwceun s Jon'), Jane ach Kadwaladr, Hugh Hughes ('Y Bardd Coch o Fôn'), and Thomas William 'o'r Cwrtt', in the hand of Hugh Jones, cowper, of Henllan.

Jones, Hugh, 'cowper'

Barddoniaeth,

  • NLW MS 10870B.
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  • [1766x1790] /

An incomplete miscellany, in the form of three unbound volumes, of free- and strict-metre poetry (including illustrative extracts), compiled by David Thomas ('Dafydd Ddu Eryri') under the title of 'Golwg a'r Parnassus, a Helicon, Sef, Casgliad neulltuol, neu Bigion Dewisol Allan o Waith Prif feirdd neu Brydyddion yr oesoedd, sef y Rhannau hyny o'u Gwaith na ymddangosodd yn argraphedig Hyd yn hyn ond mewn hen Sgrifeniadau, yn Englynion A chywyddau. yn Ddwy Rann; un yn Ddigrifol ar llall yn ddifrifol. O Gascliad, Dewi, ab Thomas, Waunfawr. A Sgrifenwyd yn y flwyddyn 1781'. The preface ('Rhagymadrodd at y Darllenydd') indicates both the period and partly the source of the volume: 'Y Darnau canlynol o Brydyddiaeth a Sgrifennwyd Gennyf yn fy Ieuenctyd, Pan ddechreuais Gyntaf Gael blas, ar farddoniaeth Reolaidd Ac yn ol fy nhŷb i, y Pryd hwnnw, maent yn Brif orchestwaith, Pigion, neu oreuon, Gwaith yr hen Feirdd ... Yr a adsgrifennais wrth ymdeithi[o] yn ddamweiniol, heibio'r lleoedd yr oeddynt iw gweled fel y Gwelwch yn Enwau'r Eglwysydd'. The poets represented include Rhichard Phylip; Maredudd ap Rhys; David Thomas ('Dafydd Ddu Eryri'); Hugh Hughes ('Y Bardd Coch o Fôn') (1766); Huw Morys; Siôn Cent; William Phylip; Elis Roberts; Dafydd ap Gwilym; Siôn Phylip; Bedo Brwynllys; Tudur Aled; Gruffudd Hiraethog; Siôn Brwynog; Siôn Tudur; Edward Morys; Owen Gruffydd; and Siôn Mawddwy. The titles include 'Englynion i Sir feirionydd'; 'Englynion Iw gosod ar fedd Huw Jones o Langwm ...'; and 'Englyn i Hugh Lloyd Cynfel'. Additions in other hands include some music scores of carol tunes and calligraphic exercises.

Thomas, David, 1759-1822

Barddoniaeth,

  • NLW MS 10898B.
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  • 1802.

A volume entitled 'Y Gôg Lawen. Neu Lyfr Carolau a Cherddi Cywyddau ac Awdlau. Duwiol a Diddanol', being an incomplete collection, in two parts, compiled in 1802, of holograph poetry in free and strict metres by Dafydd Jones otherwise Dafydd John James ('Dafydd Siôn Siams' or 'Dafydd ab Ioan') of Penrhyndeudraeth.

Barddoniaeth,

  • NLW MS 11535B.
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  • [1870x1899].

Copies of 'Marwnad Mochyn Brith, yr hwn a fwrddiwyd ar fynydd Llanbedr ar foreu dydd Llun cyntaf o'r flwyddyn 1870, gerllaw y Cross Hands Hotel', 'Caniad y Gog i feirionydd' by 'L[ewis] Morris, Ysw' ('Llywelyn Ddu o Fôn'), and 'Can Alarys A Gyfansoddwyd Dros fachgenun ieuanc Er Ei ddanfon iw hen Gariad'.

Barddoniaeth,

  • NLW MS 9658C.
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  • [1900x1947] /

Transcripts, by Richard Griffith ('Carneddog'), and typescript copies of ballads and other poetry:- 'cerdd alarus ... am Lewis Owen yr hwn a ddienyddwyd ar Forfa Seiont gerllaw Caernarvon, ... 1822; 'cerdd ... hanes ... tân yn y Plas yn Neigwl ... 1787'; 'Drylliad y Royal Charter, 1859'; and a 'cywydd ... i ofyn prenn i un Edward Owen o Dann-y-Bwlch, 1767', by Dafydd Jones o'r Penrhyn Deudraeth.

Richard Griffith ('Carneddog').

Barddoniaeth, &c.

  • NLW MS 11108A
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  • 1762-[19 cent., first ¼] /

A miscellany written during the period 1762-5 by Rowland Jones, Pandy [Llanuwchllyn]. It contains poetry in free metres and some 'englynion', prognostications of Erra Pater based on the incidence of New Year's Day, and particulars of the phases of the moon in the year 1765. The poets mentioned by name include Cadwaladr Dafydd, Morgan Thomas 'o Gynllwyd', Robert Thomas, and Rowland Jones, but most of the poems are either unsigned or incomplete as a result of mutilation of folios. Memoranda in a later hand, probably by one Rees Jones, refer to spare and wanting copies of Y Dysgedydd and Seren [Gomer] for 1820-4, and other later entries associate the volume with the Llangadfan and Llanerfyl districts.

Jones, Rowland, Pandy, Llanuwchllyn

Barddoniaeth, &c.,

  • NLW MS 6499B [RESTRICTED ACCESS].
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  • [17-18 cents].

A composite volume containing verse and prose written in various hands, mainly of the 17th and 18th centuries, with additions of the 18th century.

Casgliad o farddoniaeth, &c.

  • NLW MS 6729B
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  • 18-19 cents

A collection of 'carolau', 'cerddi', 'englynion', and other verse in various metres. The poets include John Rhees, 1776-8, Hugh Jones 'o Faes y glase' (1749-1825), Robert Evan 'o Feifod' (fl. c. 1750), Edward Morus 'o'r Plas yn y Pentre', 1785, Ellis Rowland (c. 1650-c. 1730), George Humphreys (senior) (1747?-1813), 1803-7, George Humphreys (junior), Ellis Roberts (d. 1789), Jonathan Hughes (1721-1805), Evan Williams, Rhys Lloyd, Harri 'o Graig y Gath' [Harri Parri (1709?-1800)], Hugh Morris (1622-1709), John Thomas (Pentrefoelas), Thomas Edwards (Twm o'r Nant) (1739-1810) and John Cain alias 'Ceiriog' (c. 1575-c. 1650). Also included is a shoemaker's accounts and a charm against tooothache.

Cywyddau a cherddi,

  • NLW MS 9111A.
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  • [18 cent.].

A collection of 'cywyddau' attributed to Dafydd ap Gwilym (17), Dafydd Nanmor (2), Hugh Morys, Madog Benfras, Iolo Goch, and Rhys Cain; 'cerddi' by Ellis Roberts Cowper, and Lewis Morris ('Llywelyn Ddu') ('Llythur Cymun Morgan Goch y Melinydd', with an addition by William Jones, and 'Cerdd Marwnad Llewelyn bach o Gaer ludd'); 'englynion' by Merddyn Emrys and Huw Huws; and an English 'charol to be sung on Christmas morning' by Hugh Hughes, 'late of Foel near Llanerchymedd'.

Diary, etc., of John Davies, Ystrad

  • NLW MS 12350A.
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  • 1796-1799

A diary and commonplace book of John Davies (David) ('Siôn Dafydd y Crydd'), bookbinder and cobbler, of Llanfihangel Ystrad, co. Cardigan. The diary covers the period from 1 January 1796 to 19 December 1799 (new style) and refers mainly to 'booking ', e.g., the binding of local Church Bibles, the making of a letter case for William Lewes, Llysnewydd, the purchase of pasteboard and glue, etc. Other entries consist of copious observations on the weather and on the health of the writer and of members of his family; records of other activities of the scribe and of his wife, such as the making up of club accounts and attendance at club feasts, the making up of churchwardens' and vestry accounts, the writing of documents (leases, wills, marriage settlements, letters, bidding letters, and club articles), estreating, attendance at religious services, the death and burial of local residents, visits to fairs, gardening, the raising of turf, the making of candles, watch repairing, the spinning of flax and hemp, grinding at the mill, etc.); and references to unusual or interesting contemporary incidents, e.g., the beginning of Bedlwyn bridge, 9 August 1796, 'great noise about the French landing in Pembrokshire', 1 March 1797, 'great alarm about mad dogs ', 17 March 1797, the eclipse of the sun, 24 June 1797, '2000 Irish emigrants in Pembrokshire', 15 June 1798, 'Terrible Rebellion in Ireland', 18 June 1798, '. . . the Buck wheat plowed with a new plow English fashion with foure Horses', 31 August 1798, etc. In the left hand margin of each page are two columns indicating each date in both the new and the old styles. The remainder of the volume contains miscellaneous poetry, including stanzas and 'englynion' by D. Davies, lines 'On Czar Peter of Russia', 1797, stanzas beginning 'God save the Rights of Man', 1795, 'Englynion I Lys Ifor Hael . . .' by Evan Evans ('Bardd ac Offeiriad'), 1779, with an English translation, 'Can, yr hon a genir gan filwyr Ffraingc wrth fyned it frwydr', 1797, stanzas entitled 'God Save the King' (beginning 'Fame let thy Trumpet sound') (extracted 5 January 1763 from The Gentleman's Magazine, December 1745), stanzas extracted in 1772 from William Lithgow's 'Book of . . . Travels', 'cywydd' couplets by Edmund Prys and Hug[h] Arwystl, stanzas entitled 'The Brittish Muse, The Banks of the Wye' (from the Hereford Journal, 18 June 1778), stanzas entitled 'Tweed's Side' (from The Gentleman's Magazine, May 1767), 'Chwanegiad at gân Rhydddid' (in a later hand), 'Can o Sen I Ficcar Coch Cayo' by Dafydd Manuel, 'General Thanksgiving. The following lines were found in St. Peters Church Yard in Colchester on Tuesday the 19 of Decr. 1797 being the Day appointed for a general thanksgiving . . .', 'On the Day of general thanksgiving on the 29th Day of November 1798 were the following lines stuck up on . . . the Church Door of Ystrad Church', 'An Epitaph on a Blacksmith', 'Lines written out of Temper, on a Pannel in one of the Pews of C . . .m Church' (from the Hereford Journal, 26 October 1791), 'Littani' by 'J[ohn] J[ones] Glangors', 1797, etc.; the score of a song entitled 'The Recess', 1794, and of 'A Gavot' by Correlli; a list of floruits of 'Brittish Poets' (from Myrddyn Emrys to Dafydd William o'r Nant); 'Coppi o Lythur Gruffudd ap Ieuan at Saer Pren o Lan Sain Sion Allan o Almanac am y Flwyddyn 1720'; notes on Nonconformist Sects, extracted from W[illiam] Mather: The Young Man's Companion (London, 1737); a pedigree of King George III; the Greek alphabet; recipes for sealing wafers and sealing wax; a table of cities, towns, and villages from Lampeter to London; memoranda of local births and deaths, e.g., the death of the Reverend David Lloyd, Castle Howel, 1779, and of the Reverend Richard Lloyd, Llwynrhydowen, 1797; the allocation of seats and pews newly erected in the body of the church of Ystrad, 1716; etc.

Davies, John, 1722-1799

Llyfr Hugh Jones ('Cowper'),

  • NLW MS 11567D.
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  • [c. 1755] /

A volume compiled by Hugh Jones ('Cowper'), [c. 1755], and containing transcripts of 'cywyddau', 'englynion', 'cerddi', and 'carolau' by Hugh Jones, Sion Tydyr, 'mei[str?]' Williams 'or hialld', Sion ap Robert 'o farch aled', Richiart Ffolkes (Henfrun), Thomas Edward (tai'n Rhos), Edward Morys, Morgan ap Huw Lewis, Hugh Morus, Mredith ap Pres, Thomas Prichis [Prys], etc.

Jones, Hugh, 'cowper'

Marwnad Sion Lewis, Dinas Cerdin,

  • NLW MS 12650D.
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  • 1706 /

A transcript of an elegy entitled 'Marwnad ar y Pendefig goreu yn ei ddydd, Sion Lewis o'r Ddinas Gerdin [John Lewis, Dinas Cerdin, parish of Llandysul, co. Cardigan, ob. 1706]', by Gryffyd[d] Rys, 1706.

Rhys, Gruffydd

Poems by 'Iolo Morganwg' and 'Taliesin ab Iolo' (transcripts)

  • NLW MS 6989B
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  • 19 cent.

Transcripts of poems by Edward Williams ('Iolo Morganwg') [1747-1826] and by his son Taliesin Williams ('Taliesin ab Iolo') [1787-1847], including 'Cowbridge Topers', 'Juvenile Topers or Farmers' Sons Triumphant', 'To Cowbridge', etc.