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Miscellanies

Two volumes of miscellaneous transcripts mainly in the hand of Walter Davies (Gwallter Mechain, 1761-1849), relating to the antiquities, history, topography, language, and literature of Wales. They include catalogues of Welsh manuscripts; transcripts of manuscripts of Evan Evans (Ieuan Brydydd Hir), of letters of Edward Lhuyd, Lewis Morris, Goronwy Owen, etc., of Strata Marcella abbey charters, of monumental inscriptions, of Evan Evans's transcripts of Richard Farrington's archaeological notes, etc.; notes on Llanerfyl, Llangadfan, and Garthbeibio, written by William Jones, Llangadfan, and sent by him, with letters, to Walter Davies; a letter, 1792, from Edward Williams (Iolo Morganwg) to Walter Davies; an extract, by Lewis Morris, from his Celtic Remains; Marwnad Lewis Morys ... by Goronwy Owen, in the autograph of Evan Evans; etc. Both volumes are indexed.

Evans, Evan, 1731-1788

Barddoniaeth, etc.

A composite volume in the hand of D. Silvan Evans containing 'Walter Davies and Welsh Literature' by [Carl] Meyer (from The Times, 30 March, 1850, being the portions omitted in D. Silvan Evans: Gwaith Gwallter Mechain (Carmarthen and London, 1868), vol. III pp. 569-76); 'awdlau' and 'cywyddau' by Wiliam (Gwilym) Lleyn ('Allan o Lawysgrifau Ieuan Lleyn - 1799'), transcribed at Llangïan, May 1854, with collations and annotations dated to 1856; 'Gwaith Beirdd Cymru. Amryw', being 'awdlau' and 'cywyddau' by Sion Tudur, Tudur Aled, Deio ab Ieuan Du, Hywel ab Reinallt, Hywel ap Daf[ydd] ap Ieuan ap Rhys (Hywel Dafi), Richard Philip(s), Gwyrfyl Ferch Howel Vaughan (Gwerfyl Mechain), Ieuan Tew, Bedo Hafesb, Syr Robert Myltwn, Ieuan Brydydd Hir [Hen], Tudur Penllyn, Rhys Cain, Morys ab Howel ab Tudur, Gutto'r Glyn, Iolo Goch, Llywelyn Goch ap Meurig Hen ('o Nannau'), Huw Llwyd Cynfel and William Lleyn, with collations and annotations by D. Silvan Evans and H. W. L[?loyd]; and 'Cambrian Topography (Parthofyddiaeth Cymru)', being an alphabetical dictionary based on printed sources. The spine is lettered 'Gwaith Beirdd Cymru'.

Miscellanea

Three volumes of transcripts and notes made by Walter Davies, including extracts relating to the history, language, topography, and archaeology of Wales, 'englynion' and other poems, extracts from the Bible, etc.

History, Archaeology

Miscellaneous notes and extracts by Walter Davies relating mainly to Welsh history, archaeology, topography, etc.; a list of Montgomeryshire sheriffs; memoranda relating to the Manafon national school, 1832-1835; etc.

Account of Wales,

  • NLW MS 21895C.
  • File
  • [1561x1571] /

An unpublished historical and topographical account of Wales by John Gwynne of Llanidloes, co. Montgomery, Surveyor of North Wales and servant to Sir William Herbert, first Earl of Pembroke, the author's presentation copy to Sir William Cecil (later Lord Burghley), with a correction in Cecil's hand on f. 8 verso. The text, in English apart from Latin sub-headings, with marginal notes, is written in alternating Secretary and Italic scripts and is preceded by a dedicatory letter (f. 3 recto-verso). Folios 8-11 verso carry thirty-four coats of arms; and f. 20 verso carries a plan of the Welsh royal court similar to the illustrations found in BL Add. MS 22356 and NLW Llanstephan MS 116. A transcript of the same text, contained in Cardiff MS 3.11 (RMWL MS 50), pp. 27-94, has been published in Archaeologia Cambrensis 1915.

Gwynne, John, surveyor of North Wales.