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Disgrifiad archifol
Morris, Lewis, 1701-1765
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Rhagolwg argraffu Gweld:

A sketch of the history of Wales, etc. (in three parts),

Notes on Welsh history to the 15th century; a copy of the speech of Baron Pryce in Parliament for the repeal of the grant of Welsh manors to the Earl of Portland; and Welsh poetry by Lewis Morris and Griffith Parry. 18th century.

A copy by Richard Roberts of a description of Harlech Castle by Robert Roberts of Hendrecoed. 18th century.

A list of peers, royal officers, fees in the courts at Westminster, officers and fees of the royal household, constables, etc.

Richard Roberts and others.

Mysteria Kabalae Bardicae,

A manuscript in the hand of Lewis Morris ('Llewelyn Ddu o Fôn; 1701-65) based on a volume entitled 'Mysteria Kabalae Bardicae' and on other sources quoted by the scribe. It contains poetry by Taliesyn, Merddin, Rhys fardd, Gronw ddu o Fon, Ll'n ap Owain, Y Bardd Cwsg, Y Ffreier Bacwn, Robin Ddu, Davydd ap Gwilim, Llowarch Offeiriad, Iolo Goch, Sr Roger y ffeiriad, Huw ap Rhisiart ap Dld, Bleddyn Fardd, Gronwy Gyrriog, Gruffyth Gryg, Alis verch Gryffyth ap Ieuan, Iefan ap Rhydderch ap Ievan Llwyd, D'd Nanmor, Gvttor Glyn, Tvdvr Aled, Sion Brwynog, Gyttvn Owain, Tvdvr Penllyn, Gruffydd Llwyd ap Davydd ap Einion, Simwnt Vychan, Sion Keri, Ieuan ap Tudur Penllyn, Llewelyn ap Guttyn, Lewis Mon, Sion ap Howel ap Ll'n Vychan, Gruff. ap Ieuan ap Ll'n V'n, Rhys Meigen, Deio ap Ieuan Du, Lewis ab Edwart, Gronw ap Ednyfed, Sion Tudr, Bedo Eurddrem, Huw Arwystl, Ll'n Brydydd Hodnant, Robt. Puw, Edward Morris (Perthi Llwydion), Huw Morys, Lewis Morris, Rhys Cain, and anonymous poetry; 'Llyma freuddwyd Grono ddu o fôn'; 'Prophwydoliaeth Ddewi'; 'Prophwydoliaeth yr Eryr o Gaer Septon'; 'Prophwydoliaeth y Doctor Banystr'; 'Prophwydoliaethau Robin ddu'; a list of, and extracts from poems, by Dafydd Lloyd ap Llewelyn ap Gryffydd; 'Araith Iolo Goch'; notes from a manuscript in the hand of Thomas Prys of Plas Iolyn; 'The British Triades' translated from a copy in the hand of Mr [Robert] Vaughan of Hengwrt; 'Achau'r Cwrw a'i Fonedd a'i Hanes'; 'Some Remarks upon the Commodities of Anglesey, & Quaere wh. ye Laziness of the Inhabitants be not a great Cause of their Poverty & Want of Trade'; 'Achau Elsbeth Brenhines Lloegr'; etc. The volume was begun in 1726, and there are some additions to the year 1759. There are a few entries by Peter Bailey Williams (1821), and also by St Geo[rge] Armstrong Williams, who has included a short biography of Lewis Morris.

Owain Gwyrfai MS,

A miscellaneous volume (496 pp.; original pagination incorrect) in the autograph of Owen Williams (1790-1874; 'Owain Gwyrfai'), c. 1841-67, of which the main contents are pedigrees of North Wales families transcribed from manuscripts of the Reverend D. Ellis [Cricieth] and Owen Gruffydd, Llanystumdwy and from other sources (with some additions to Owen Williams's own day); transcripts of twenty-four letters, 1752-7 and 1767, from Goronwy Owen to Richard Morris from a (?)manuscript of Mr Loyd [sic], Plasmeini, Festiniog and of eleven letters, 1752-4, from Goronwy Owen to William Morris ('D.S. Dyma lythyrau'r Gwiliedydd im tyb i. O.W.', but this seems doubtful), and extracts transcribed from the introduction to Lewis Morris's 'Celtic Remains' and from [John Reynolds, A Display of Herauldry (1739)] ('Yr hanesion canlynol a dynwyd o hen lyfr achau a argraffwyd o ddeutu amser Cromwel o waith Reinols'). There is a rough index at the beginning and end of the volume. J. H. Davies has written the following note in pencil on the fly-leaf: 'This is the Llyfr Coch which O[wen] W[illiams] always carried under his arm at Eisteddfodau & Literary meetings. It was originally bound in a red cover.'.

Gweithiau Lewis Morris ...

A volume entitled 'Gweithiau Lewis Morris. Llywelyn Ddu o Fôn', being transcripts and extracts made by J. H. Davies, c. 1902, from manuscripts in the British Museum and the National Library of Wales. The collection also contains poetry in strict and free metres by Sion Tomas Owen ('y Gwehydd o Fodedern'), Michael Prichard ('mab chochydd [sic] Llanllyfni'), Sion Rhydderch, Rhist. Roberts ('clochydd Llanddeusant'), Huw Huws ('o Lwydiarth Esgob ym Mon'), and W. Wynn; 'Rhybudd i Wenno [Translation of Darby & Joan]' by Roger Edwards ('offeiriad Llanaber ym Meirionydd'); a calendar of the Lewis Morris MS designated NLW MS 604; and 'Young Mends the Clothier's Sermon', a satire by Lewis Morris on Methodist preachers, from NLW MS 67, pp. 51-70. Inset is a reduced photograph of pp. 32-3 of NLW MS 604.

Trysor-Gell Barddoniaeth ...,

A volume of poetry and some prose texts in the hand of Lewis Morris ('Llywelyn Ddu o Fôn, 1701-65) entitled 'Trysor-Gell Barddoniaeth Neu Gynhulliad o ddisgleiriaf waith yr Hyglod Feirdd Cymreig yr hwn yn hywir a ellir ei alw Lepor Museus h.y. Melysdra Barddoniaeth ... Gan Lewis Morris, Philomath. o Lanvihangel ymhenrhos yn Môn-ynys. Bl.'r Arg. 1724,' together with the addition 'yn Ieuanc ac yn ddigon diwybodaeth, medd yr un L. M. yn y flwyddyn 1759' which contains 'Tri thlws a'r ddeg o Frenindlysau ynys Brydain ...'; 'Drygioni Medddod'; Welsh poetry, almost entirely 'cywyddau', by Lewis Glyn Cothi, Sr. Davydd Trefor, Gruffydd Hiraethog, Howel ap Reinalld, Davydd ap Gwilym, Simwnt Vychan, Aneuryn Wawdrydd, Sion Tudur, Maer Glas?, Mabclaf ap Llywarch, Mredydd ap Rhys, Tudur Aled, Huw Pennant, Gruffudd D'd ap howel, Rhisiart ap howel Da. Beinion, Huw Arwystl, Morys ap Ifan ap Einion, Dafydd Nanmor, Rhys Goch o Eryri, Bedo Phylip bach, Sion y Kent, Ifan tew Brydydd, Mr Harri ap Hoel alias Harri Hir, William Cynwal, Rhydderch ap Sion ('Poor Poetry. L.M.'), Edward Maelor ('Mae'n debig mae Edward ap rhys maelor ydyw ...'), Iolo Goch, Sr. Huw Jones ('Bicar Llanvair ynyffryn Clwyd'), Morus Dwyfech, Sr. Dafydd Lloyd ysgolhaig; Gutto'r Glyn, Davydd ap Edmwnt, Dafydd Llwyd ap Lle'n ap Gruff., Llywelyn ap Gytyn, Hywel D'd Bevan ap rhys, Wiliam Lyn, Sion Brwynog, Iorwerth fynglwyd, and Taliesyn, with copious marginal variants and annotations by Lewis Morris; 'Taliesyn a ddowaid mae dewisa gwr oedd fal hyn. 1 Gwr a fo athro'n ei dy ...'; 'Dewis Bethau Howel lygad Cwsg'; 'Twrsneiddrwydd Gruffydd ap Adda ap D'd'; 'Sidanen, or a Song In Praise of the Glorious Queen Elizabeth' by Edward ap Rhys Wynne ap William Prys of Clygyrog in Anglesey, Fellow of Wadham Coll., Oxon.; 'Cronigl Cymru a Lloegr' transcribed, with annotations, by Lewis Morris, Dulas, September 1727, from a manuscript written in 1571 by Rice Jones [BM Add. MS 14894]; 'Ymddiddanion ffraethion Cymhengras a fu rhwng y Pawn bach o Wickwair yn y rhôs Is Conwy a Gwgon o Gaer einion ymhowys a elwir yn Gyffredin Araith Wgon'; a treatise, being 'a Preface to a Book Composd by me L. M. Entitul'd Yswelediad Byr or Holl Gelfyddydau a gwybodaethau Enwogcaf yn y Byd. June 1729' ('A poor preface indeed says L. M. 1759'); 'The Most Noted Poems in Mr. Bulkeley of Brynddu's Collection [i.e., 'Llyfr Gwyn Mechell', now NLW MS 832]; and 'Achau Llewelyn ap Gruffudd y Twysog diwaethaf o'r Cymru', transcribed in 1725 ('... allan o Lyfr Scrifen hen ddihennydd ... Llyfr fy hendaid'). Preceding the texts are a list of contents ('Taflen o gynhwysiad y Llyfr') and a list of names of the poets represented in the volume ('Enwau'r Awdwyr a Sgrifenasant y Caniadau yn y Llyfr hwn'). There are notes and memoranda on the fly-leaves by Lewis Morris and John Morgan. Inside the lower cover is a bill-head of the Wynnstay Arms Hotel or Eagles Inn, Machynlleth. Mary Richards [presumably of Darowen], whose bookplate appears inside the upper cover of the volume, has subsequently added transcripts of 'awdlau' and 'cywyddau' by Sion Tudur, Lewis Glynn Kothi, Tudu[r] Aled, Iorwerth Fynglwyd, Gruffudd ap Jenkin ap Llywelyn Vychan, [William Llyn] pp. 352-51, Iolo Goch, Raff ab Robert, Henri Humphreys, and Dafydd ap Gwilim.

Miscellanea,

A notebook in the hand of J. H. Davies, 1893, containing copious notes and extracts from Additional Manuscripts in the British Museum, e.g. notes by Lewis Morris in MS 15059, by [Edward Williams] 'Iolo Morganwg' in MS 15003, and Edward Charles in MS 15059; poetry and/or list of poems by Tudur Aled in MSS 14902 and 14866, Ieuan ap Rhydderch ap Ieuan Llwyd in MS 14866, and Gruffudd ap Ieuan ap Llywelyn Fychan in MS 14866; a list of manuscripts in the British Museum containing poetry by Ieuan ap Rhydderch ap Ieuan Llwyd; a list of 'Books of Travels thro' Wales'; brief notes on the contents of manuscripts in the Thomas Phillipps and Richard Fenton Collections; an alphabetical index of first lines of the poetry of Lewis Glyn Cothi; an alphabetical index of first lines of poetry in BM Add MS 14967; a list of contents of, and some transcripts from, the first part of the British Museum copy of Y Drych Cristianogawl (1585); etc.

Lewis Morris ('Llewelyn Ddu o Fôn; 1701-65) material, etc.,

Six numbered portfolios containing originals and transcripts of material acquired by J. H. Davies which belong or relate to the Morrises of Anglesey ('Morrisiaid Môn') and especially to Lewis Morris ('Llewelyn Ddu o Fôn; 1701-65): I. Holograph letters and receipts to J. H. Davies from T. Hamer Jones, London, 1900-01, E. A Lewis, London, 1901, and T. Vaughan Roberts, London and Llangollen, 1901, and typescript copies of correspondence between T. Hamer Jones and E. Vincent Evans, London, 1900-01, all relating to the transcription of Morris letters and manuscripts in the British Museum. Ii. A mutilated lead mining account book (10 pp.) largely in the hand of Lewis Morris, 25 January-25 February 1756, including such entries as 'Received to subsist Cwmervin Ten Guineas by me Edward Hughes', 'To Evan Hugh for work at Galltvadog ... 1/6', 'at Cwmervin - 5 or 6 yards cleared to ye East', 'Brandi bach Galwyn 6/-', 'To David Headley for last week at Penbryn 4/-', 'To nans ty n y bedw for Jacks lodging 2 weeks 3/-', 'discovered ore in ye R. Rake Cwmervin', 'Sent ye Inspectors on acct. of Incidents £70', 'Cwm Ervin bottoms clear almost', etc.; two undated [c.1745] drafts in the hand of Lewis Morris of documents in a legal action touching the ownership of a lead mine called Bwlchgwyn in the manor of Perfedd, Cardiganshire, the first being entitled 'The Freeholds in the Neighbourhood of Bwlchgwyn Mine whose Tenants have always made use of the Lands where the Mine stands as well as of all the Mountains adjoyning as a Common, Have Cut Turf on the mountains as a Common over against their Tenements as Customary, and those that had no wood growing on their Lands made use of ye wood of allt rudd as a Common, and have always turn[e]d their Cattle to Graze on the Common, as belonging to the Tenants of the Mannor of Pervedd, and not to any other Person', and the second, in a very mutilated condition, comprising interrogatories, in Welsh, to be administered to witnesses [see D. Lleufer Thomas: 'Lewis Morris in Cardiganshire', Y Cymrodor, Vol. XV, 1901, pp. 8 ff.]; drafts in the hand of Lewis Morris entitled 'Holyhead. April 1736. Proposals for Printing by Subscription a Treatise ... Entitled Chwedlau Doethion Rhufain, or, The Tales of the wise men of Rome.... By L. Morris' (endorsed 'copied by D[afydd] Ddu Eryri'), '13 Aug[us]t 1740. Proposals for Carrying on a survey of ye Sea Coast of Wales &c begun under ye Probation of my L[or]ds Comm[issione]rs of ye Adm[iral]ty 1737 ... By L. Morris', 'August 1740. An Account of a Survey made of some part of ye Sea Coast of Wales in ye years 1737 & 1738. By L. Morris, Surveyor of ye Customs at Holyhead', and 'Remarks upon Mr Nicolson's first volume of his English ?Historical Library; more Particularly what regards the History of ye Ancient Britains or Welsh' ('Enterd in my Q[uar]to misscell[any] 1759'); an attested copy ('Concordat Cum originale. Llywarch Lechweddgam. D Registr.') of 'Private Queries to be answer'd before ye 1st of May under Pain of Excom' (endorsed: 'Penance to be Performd by Mr Richard Evans Surgeon at Llanerchmedd for defamation'); a holograph letter from An. Owen to Lewis Morris, 1748/9 (published in Hugh Owen (ed.), Additional Letters of the Morrises of Anglesey (1735-1786), Y Cymmrodor, Vol. XLIX, 1947-9, part I, p. 191); drafts of letters by L[ewis] M[orris], Holyhead to Thomas Corbett, MP, Adm[iral]ty Office, London, 1740-1 (3) (published in Hugh Owen, op. cit., part I, pp. 45-6, 98-9, 102-03), and a draft of a letter by L[ewis] M[orris], Galltvadog, near Aberystwyth to G[wyn] Vaughan, 1750/1 (published in Hugh Owen, op. cit., part I, pp. 97-8); a holograph letter from 'The Brawd Du' [William Vaughan], Plashen to [Lewis Morris], 1763 (published in Hugh Owen, op. cit., part II, pp. 597-8); an attested copy ('Concordat cum Originali. Anon.' of a letter, partly in verse, from Tho[ma]s Morgan [of Tredegar] from Privy Gardens, to [ ], 1755/6 (he hopes the recipient and his family will resent the ill usage that Mr [Roderick] Gwynne [of Glanbran] and 'his' family have given to 'my' good friend and 'your' near relation Sir Humphery [sic] and 'his' family 'these last Elections' [for Brecknockshire], greetings to the family at Maselwych) (with a descriptive note attached in the hand of [D. Lleufer Thomas]); a holograph letter from W. Skinner, Hereford to [ ], 1763 (requests the support of specified Brecknockshire 'Herefordians' for the candidature of Mr John Drummond, banker at Charing Cross, in the impending election for the city of Hereford, references among others to the 'Ladies at Blaen Nant'); a holograph letter from Tho[ma]s Vaughan to 'Dear Ned', undated [mid 17 cent.] (a debt claimed by Gab. Jeffres from the writer, the writer's relationship with his brother arising from the will of 'Aunt Madocks'); an undated [mid 17 cent.] volume (38 pp.) containing 'an Essay on Dramatic Poetry' (with a 'Dedication to Charles E[arl] of Dorset Lord Chamberlain') and 'Defence of an Essay of Dramatick Poesy', both texts extracted from the works of John Dryden, a sermon on Job 36, 2-3, 'The Preface w'ch has always been prefix'd to Moliere's Works', and 'The Life of Moliere'; transcripts [by T. Vaughan Roberts] from BM Add MS 15032 of a letter from E[dward] Williams to [Lewis Morris] [1740] (published in part in Hugh Owen: op. cit., part I, p. 91) and of a letter from Owen Holland to [William Morris] 1761 (published in Hugh Owen, op. cit., Part II, pp. 519-20; and a holograph letter from D. Lleufer Thomas, Swansea to J. H. Davies, Lincoln's Inn, 1903 (encloses remaining Morris letters for the recipient). Iii. Material largely in the form of drafts or copies by Lewis Morris and almost entirely relating to legal actions arising from the superintendency by him of the Esgair-y-mwyn lead mine in the parish of Gwnnws, Cardiganshire. The papers include 'The Joint and several answers of Lewis Morris and John Owen def[endan]ts to the Information bill of Complaint of Sr Robt Henley, Knight, his Majesty's Attorney General, for and on the part and behalf of his Majesty' [1758], with miscellaneous relevant drafts, among them being a list of 'Mismanagements at ye mine of Esg[air] y mwyn in 1757. for Lord Powis's Information'; annotated correspondence with John Sharpe, Zachariah Chambers, Tho[ma]s Walker, W[illia]m Corbett, Gwyn Vaughan, [Richard Morris], Tho[mas] Croso(e), Tho[mas] Evans and Lord Powis, 1744-63 (all published in Hugh Owen, op. cit., Part I, pp. 127-31, 133-8, 147-52, 163-72, 176-7, 185-7, 241-3, 287, 335-42, Part II, pp. 436-7); a holograph letter from John Charlton to [Lewis] Morris, 1757 (published in Hugh Owen, op. cit., Part I, pp. 330-1); a notebook (15 pp.) of affidavits, comparable in content but not to be identified with the book of 'Witnesses Examinat[ions]' quoted by D. Lleufer Thomas, op. cit., p. 22 ff.; an original lease, 1763, for 21 years from William Jones of Dol y Clettwr, esquire, to Lewis Morris of Penbryn, esquire, both of Cardiganshire, of mineworks, mines, and minerals upon a tenement called Troed y rhiw las, of late known as the Shop; and an original declaration of 'particulars', 1663, signed by fifty tenants of the lordship of Perveth, Carmarthenshire, and more especially the inhabitants of the parish of Llanthoysant, for the restoration of liberties of pasturage on 'our Common & mountaine' and for the cessation of payment of redemption dues for impounded cattle to the collectors of the Crown 'out of the great Forrest of Brecon adjoineing to our Common ...' (endorsed: 'Llanthoysant sub script. touching the gr[e]at Forrest'). Iv. A transcript [by T. Vaughan Roberts] from BM Add MS 14929 of 'The First Book of the Chroniclers of ye Mines' (published in Hugh Owen, The Life and Works of Lewis Morris ... (1951)' pp. 53-60); a transcript [by E. A. Lewis] from BM Add MS 15025 of the appointment, 1752, by the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury of Lewis Morris to be Agent and Superintendent of the mine called Esgair y Mwyn 'lately discovered by him in his Majesty's mannor of Mevenyth ...'; typescript copies, with annotations, by T. H[amer] J[ones] of Morris letters in BM Add MS 15025 (published in J. H. Davies (ed.), The Letters of Lewis, Richard, William and John Morris, of Anglesey ... Vol. I (Aberystwyth 1907), pp. 103-08, 115-23, 136-8, 140-1, 144-7, 163-6, 172-3, 188-91, 200-02, 207-08, 210-11, 221-8, 233-8, 243-5, 290-2, 333-6, 370); brief extracts [in the hand of D. Lleufer Thomas] from Morris letters; and a holograph letter from T. Vaughan Roberts, Highbury [London] to J. H. Davies, Aberystwyth, 1905 (the proposed publication of the Morris letters) (together with a note on a letter in BM Add MS 15028, p. 49). V. Transcripts in a modern hand of manuscript compilations of Evan Evans ('Ieuan Fardd' or 'Ieuan Brydydd Hir'; 1731-88), being Panton MS 84 (NLW MS 2049), pp. 3-14, 25-59, 69-84, 101-03, 122, and Panton MS 75 (NLW MS 2041), pp.

1-11 (there is a version of the latter text also in Cardiff MS 2.271); and a transcript [by T. Vaughan Roberts] from BM Add MS 15033 of a letter from Ev[an] Evans, from Oxford, to Richard Morris, Navy Office, London, 1751 (published in D. Silvan Evans (gol.), Gwaith y Parchedig Evan Evans (Ieuan Brydydd Hir) (Caernarfon, 1876), p. 157). Vi. Transcripts [by T. Vaughan Roberts and E. A. Lewis] and typescript copies of material from BM Add MSS 14929, 15021, 15024-5, and 15029, being largely letters published in Hugh Owen, op. cit., Part I, pp. 15-19, 31-4, 36-7, 52-64, 105-06, 160-3, 177-182, 213-14, 246-8, Part II, pp. 400-2, 460-1, 526-9, 624-5, 650-1, 673-5, 684-6, 749-51, 762, 765, 775-7.

Morysiaid Môn,

A manuscript in the hand of J. H. Davies recounting the activities of Lewis Morris ('Llywelyn Ddu o Fôn') in Cardiganshire (with particular reference to the incidents at Esgair-mwyn lead mine in 1751-3 which led to his imprisonment); and a typescript article by [J. H. Davies] entitled 'Morysiaid Môn a'u lle yn Hanes Cymru'.

Miscellanea,

Miscellaneous papers and note-books containing notes, extracts, transcripts, lists, etc., in the hand of Edward Williams ('Iolo Morganwg') bound together in one volume. The contents of pp. 53-60, 73, 75, 86-9, 91, 143-206, 209-17, 233-8, and 279-90 consist mainly of lists or groups of Welsh words and phrases sometimes with English definitions and/or illustrative excerpts from the works of Welsh poets. Some of these lists or groups contain words extracted from one source such as poems by, or attributed to, Taliesin, or to be found in 'The Book of Taliesin', John Bunyan: Taith y Pererin, William Wotton: Cyfreithieu Hywel Dda . . . (London, 1730), etc. P. 13 is inscribed 'Glynn Papers 1821. Customs of the Manor of the Lordship of Coity Wallia. From a Copy in the Hand Writing of Richard Jenkins, Esqr., of Hensol Castle, Glamorgan, 1714', and is followed (pp. 17-27) by an incomplete copy of the presentments of a jury of survey for the lordship and manor of Coyty Wallia aforesaid [co. Glamorgan], 1631 [/2]. Other items in the volume include pp. 33-6, anecdotes relating to the brothers Richard and William Twrch and the building of the chapel (1586) and the porch (1600) at Bewper [ co. Glamorgan], with references to Inigo Jones (see also NLW MS. 13089E above); 37-41, a copy of Sir Walter Scott's 'Hymn to Christopher North, Esqr.' transcribed from Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, April 1821; 45-9, notes relating to the ruins of a ?Roman 'glass and pottery manufactory' near Caer Rhun [co. Caernarvon], and to nature in the languages and literatures of Wales and England; 69-71, a transcript of the answers to a questionnaire relating to the parish of Llantrithyd [co. Glamorgan]; 72, stanzas of ?two Welsh hymns; 83-4, notes on differences in the use of the verb in the Welsh of North and South Wales; 107-10, notes relating to the Welsh bardic tradition, more particularly the use of triads by the bards, with examples of such bardic triads and English translations; 112, a list of the persons (?commissioners) in whose presence the 'eisteddfod' was held at Caerwys [co. Flint] in 1565 (sic) and of the bards and musicians who were licensed at the said 'eisteddfod'; 113-34, ?extracts from [Paul Henri] Mallet: Northern Antiquities . . . [? the translation from the French by Thomas Percy, London, 1770] and [Joseph] Ritson: A Select Collection of English Songs (1783); 135-41, draft proposals for publishing a multi-volume work containing essays on aspects of Welsh literature, history, bardism, etc., with transcripts of, or extracts from, original Welsh documents and manuscripts relating thereto and English translations of the original source material (see Prospectus of Collections for a New History of Wales in Six Volumes . . . by Edward Williams (Carmarthen, 1819 )); 142, a note on the aims of 'Cymreigyddion Deheubarth, a Corresponding Literary (Philological) Society of South] W[ales]' and a list of six rules headed 'Unitarian Discipline and Polity'; 207-08, a list of Latin words, mainly common nouns, commencing with the letter v with English definitions and, occasionally, Welsh ? derivatives; 221, suggestions by E[dward] Williams re the cultivation of vineyards in Britain; 225-32, miscellaneous horticultural notes ('A New Method of propagating trees', 'A new . . . method of raising Cowcumbers', 'To ripen Grapes'), etc., extracted mainly from the Weekly Miscellany, [Philip] Miller: The Gardener's Dictionary . . ., and Ra[lph] Austen: A Treatise of Fruit Trees . . . ; (continued)

239-46, extracts ? from letters of L[ewis] Morris and a commonplace book of R[obert] Vaughan of Hengwrt relating to matters of Welsh etymological, bardic, and antiquarian interest, with comments, sometimes severely critical of the opinions expressed by Morris and Vaughan, added presumably by Edward Williams ('ignorance . . . inconsistency … willful lies, a complete triad of Lewis Morris' grand accomplishments', 'the abominable falshoods of Robert Vaughan'); 247 + 250, transcripts of 'englynion' attributed to Jenkin Richards and a note on Richards's religious attitudes (written on the blank margins, etc., of an incomplete copy of printed proposals, 1792, by [Sir] Herbert Croft for publishing a new edition of Dr . [Samuel] Johnson's Dictionary); 251-66, miscellaneous items including a list of the 'Names of Constellations in Wales', two notes relating to the bard Iolo [Goch], a note on a volume containing prophesies by various bards 'collected by Mr. Ellis Wynne of Las Ynys', ? an extract from a letter from W[illia]m Wynne to L[ewis] Mor[ris] relating to an ode by Goronwy [Owen] and his use of the 'Cadwyn fyr' measure, an extract from a letter from Edw[ar]d Llwyd to Robert Davies at Llannerch [co. Flint] referring to glass beads which may have been 'Roman or referable to our glain Neidr', an extract from a letter from R[ober]t Vaughan of Hengwrt to Archbishop Usher relating to the different yokes used in yoking oxen in Wales, a critical comment ? by Edward Williams on the opinions of Lewis Morris and [Robert] Vaughan of Hengwrt with regard to the story of Brutus, a brief note on 'The Cantref Breiniol' and the 'saith cantref' of Morganwg, an extract from a letter on the subject of freemasonry published in the Gentleman's Magazine, September 1794, lists of 'Y chwebeth a wnaeth i'r Brytaniaid golli anrhydedd ei Pendefigaeth', 'Meibion Cynfarch', 'Rhyfeddodau Ynys Prydain', 'Geiriau Gwir Taliesin', and 'Deuddeg pwnc cas gan Grist . . .', versions of the Lord's Prayer in Welsh, transcripts of four 'englynion' attributed to Huw Caerog, Huw Llyn, Hugh Pennant, and Wiliam Cynwal, and headed 'Englynion Eisteddfod Caerwys', extracts from various Welsh poems, etc.; 267-78, a fourteen point 'Outline of a Plan for a Complete and Superb History of the County of Glamorgan Sketched by Edward Williams, 1806'; 293 + 296, a memorandum of a proclamation, 1795, of a bardic meeting to be held at Pen Bryn Owain, co. Glamorgan, in 1796; 294-5, notes on Hywel Siôn of Brofeisgyn [co. Glamorgan] (2nd half 17th cent.) and 'Yr Hen Saphin' of Pen y bont ar Ogwr [co. Glamorgan] (? early 18th cent.), to both of whom many proverbial or popular sayings were attributed, and comments on the use of proverbs by the Welsh (? part of an introduction to a proposed collection of Welsh proverbs); 301-08, a copy of the introduction, the letter to the reader, and the notes on Arthur and his knights to be found at the beginning of Lewys Dwnn's volume of pedigrees of the families of cos. Carmarthen, Pembroke, and Cardigan (see S. R. Meyrick (ed.): Heraldic Visitations of Wales . . . by Lewys Dwnn . . . (Llandovery, 1846), pp. 7-10); and 309, a list of 'Grammars in the possession of E. Williams' (? 'Iolo Morganwg').

'Iolo Morganwg'.

Englynion, etc.,

A small eighteenth century manuscript containing a few 'englynion', etc., by John Griffith 'o Landdyfnan yn Môn', Owen Gruffydd, J. Rhydderch, Griffith Lloyd, and anonymous authors, with two anecdotes in Welsh. The name 'L. Morris' occurs beneath the anecdotes and the manuscript appears to be for the most part in the hand of Lewis Morris ('Llewelyn Ddu o Fôn').

Lewis Morris.

Miscellanea,

A composite volume containing notes, lists, transcripts, etc., of a very miscellaneous nature in the hand of Edward Williams ('Iolo Morganwg'). The contents, pagination in brackets, include reflections on looking at the ruins of medieval castles more particularly those of Glamorgan (xi + xiv); lists or groups of Welsh words, sometimes with English definitions and / or illustrative excerpts from Welsh poems (5-8, 11, 13, 42-3, 45-52 72, 117, 124, 145-7, 163, 215, 218, 221-2, 227-9, 231, 233, 243-7, 251-4, 268, 302, 307, 316); a list of the titles of 'Cywyddau Ior[wer]th Morganwg' i.e. Edward Williams himself (9-10); a seven-stanza poem entitled 'Cân y Bore' by [Edward Williams] 'Iorwerth Morganwg' (15-19); brief lists of events with dates extracted from [Henry Rowlands:] Mona antiqua [restaurata] and [William] Camden [:?Britannia] (20-21); an extract relating to the 'cantrefi' of Morgannwg from 'Vol. 17, Plas Gwynn' [i.e. Panton MS 17 now NLW MS 1986] (22); notes on laws promulgated by Sir Robert Fitshammon [in Glamorgan in the late eleventh century] (53); brief notes headed 'Peculiarities of the orthography of Mr. Bassett of Lanelays Welsh MS. History of the 13 Knights' (41); brief notes referring to the Norman knights Sir Lawrence Berckrolls, Gilbert Humphrefil, and Sir William Le Esterling and the lands given to them [on the conquest of Glamorgan] (39- 40); brief notes headed 'Llyma son am Dywysogaeth a Phendefigaeth a Bonedd Morganwg' (36-7); a list of sixteen [Glamorgan] castles with brief notes thereon (34-5); notes relating to Morgannwg ? in the late eleventh and first half of the twelfth century with references to Paen Twrbil, an attack on Cardiff Castle ? led by Ifor Bach, a political and judicial system ? set up by Ifor Bach, a law promulgated by 'ffwg Morganwg' against foreigners, etc. (30-33); brief notes relating to meetings of the Welsh bards held in the various princes' courts four times a year ? during the second half of the eleventh century, the supervision of the bards' use of Welsh by the princes, the patronage of the bards by Rhys fab Tydyr Fawr and Nest, wife of Iestyn [ap Gwrgant], and a meeting arranged between the said Rhys, Nest, and Iestyn (27-9); brief notes relating to the division of his domain by Rhodri Mawr amongst his sons, the conditions imposed on them, the status and duties of the kings of various parts of Wales, etc. (24-6); drafts of a proposed title-page for Cyfrinach Beirdd Ynys Prydain to be published in 1822 (57, 68); lines of Welsh verse to illustrate 'cynghanedd' of the 'groes rywiog' type (58, 67); brief notes on and a sketch to illustrate 'Cylch yr Abred', 'Cylch y Gwynfyd', and 'Cylch y Ceugant' (59); a list of bardic 'gorseddau' (60-61); notes relating to the creation of the twenty-four Knights of the Round Table by King Arthur and to the qualities and duties expected of such knights, a list of the twenty- four accomplishments they should be capable of, and a list of the names of sixteen of the said knights (62-6); a brief note relating to the bardic 'Cadair Tir Iarll' ? instituted in the time of Gilbart y Clâr (69); a brief note referring to the bards Risiart ap Iorwerth Fynglwyd and Hywel Hir ap Rhys ap Llywelyn (78); notes headed 'Y Ford Gron' referring to the organising of the Welsh bards, musicians, etc. (81-2); notes relating to procedure in connection with bardic meetings (86-7); a brief note attacking 'Win. Owen, Edward Davies, a'r Hen darn Tant E. Jones' (87); a note relating to the contents of 'Greal Beirdd Morganwg' ? an intended quarterly periodical (94); notes relating to the knowledge of letters amongst the Cimmeri on their arrival in Britain and amongst the Druids with references to Roman inscriptions and ancient British inscriptions (95- 6); brief notes on solemn days or festivals observed by Glamorgan bards and the bardic 'Round Table' of Morgannwg (113); an extract from a 'cywydd' attributed to William Cynwal ? illustrating certain bardic terms (115); an example of the bardic alphabet allegedly used by the Welsh bards (118-19); notes relating to the migrations of the Cymry and their coming to Britain ( 125); a brief note on the possible uses of inscribing on billets of wood, etc. (127); a list of ancient Welsh musical instruments ('offer cerdd oslef yr hen Gymry') extracted allegedly from 'an old imperfect MS. in Goetre Hen Library circa 1767 borrowed by John Bradford' (128); a note referring to the genuine poems of Taliesin and the spurious poems attributed to him, the writer disclaiming responsibility for including some of the latter in the 'Welsh Archaiology' stating that his main work in connection therewith had been 'travelling thro' Wales in search of old MSS.' (132 + 129); notes relating to 'coelbrenni rhin', 'coelfeini cyfrin', etc. (137-8); notes referring to the reintroduction of the bardic 'Dosparth y Ford Gron' into Wales from Brittany by Rhys ap Tewdwr, a meeting ? in 1075 between Rhys and Iestyn ap Gwrgan for this purpose and ? to organise the order of Welsh bards and musicians, a further meeting between the two in 1077 leading to a quarrel concerning Nest, wife of Iestyn, the coming of Robert fab Ammon and the Norman knights to Iestyn's aid, and their eventual conquest of his realm (139-41); a suggestion relating to 'Y Bardd Glas o'r Gadair' and 'cynghanedd' (142-3); notes relating to bardic ceremonial headed 'Dosparth y Ford Gronn' (149-51); notes relating to ? the proclaiming of 'eisteddfodau', etc. (161-2); a brief note on the 'bardd teulu' (163); a brief note relating to the intellectual state of the [early] Cymry (169); general remarks contrasting the poets of North and South Wales (170-71); notes relating to the fate of the souls and spirits of men after death (177-9); a note relating to the work of the 'Welsh bards as tutors' (181); an anecdote relating to Einigan Gawr and Menw ap y Teirgwaedd and the origin of knowledge (183); transcripts of two 'awdlau' attributed to Prolh o Gil Fai and Iorwerth Llwyd ap y Gargam, stanzas attributed to Gwalchmai ap Meilir, and unattributed verse (187-97); extracts from [Edward Davies's series of 'Letters on Celtic Literature to Mr. Justice Harding previous to the publication of The Celtic Researches'] with occasional comments [by Edward Williams] (205-11); (continued)

A transcript of three of the old Welsh 'englynion' usually designated 'englynion y Juvencus' with a version in modern orthography [all probably transcribed from Edward Lhuyd: Archaeologia Britannica, p. 221] (212); copies of two 'englynion' by [Edward Williams] 'Iolo Morganwg' himself (215); extracts relating to the early Cimbrians or Kimmeri and their connection with Thrace (223); miscellaneous extracts from Welsh verse (225-6, 239-40); a list of titles headed 'Odes by E. Wins.' (232); an agricultural note headed 'Irish Course of Culture' (233); a list of personal names headed 'July 28th Bath. Poems delivered to' (234); a list of Welsh phrases headed 'Phrases in common use in Glamorgan & also amongst the Persians and other Mahometans' (249-50); two lists of Welsh triads the first headed 'Dewisolion o Drioed[d] Cerdd Iaco ap Dewi gerllaw dechreu Llyfr Mr. Thos. Evans o Frechfa', and the second 'Trioedd gweddus ar ddyn & ex idem (Dewisolion)' (273-6); extracts by [Edward Williams] 'Iolo Morganwg' from one of Lewis Morris's manuscripts called Prif Ancwyn Gorhoff' being No. 43 of the Welsh School Manuscript Collection in London including a version of the statute for Welsh bards and musicians attributed to Gruffydd ab Cynan ('Statud y Gwyr wrth Gerdd o waith Gruffydd ab Cynan'), bardic triads, a list, with examples of some, of the twenty-four Welsh strict poetic metres, lists with headings such as 'Saith cas ar ferched', 'Chwe casbeth gan Dduw', and 'Cas gan hwsmon bum peth', etc. (277-93; this manuscript numbered 43 was one of the manuscripts listed as missing from the Welsh School Collection when it was presented to the British Museum in 1844, see B. M. Additional MS 14955); a list of Welsh triads headed 'Dewisolion o Drioedd gweddus eu dysgu Iaco ab Dewi (Ll. Th. Evans)' (294-6); a copy of a proclamation that a 'Cadair wrth Gerdd Dafawd' would be held 'ar dwyn y Bettws yn Nhir Iarll' in 18[?2]1 (301); extracts from the preface to Thomas Jones: [An] English [and] Welsh Dictionary, 1811, with a comment by E[dward] W[illiams] (304-05); a list of eleven Glamorgan river-names ('enwau nentydd ag afonydd Morganwg') (312); historical notes relating to Welsh poetry including notes on the 'Silurian School', 'a monster to whom we may apply the appellation of the School of Carmarthen . . . engendered between the false Taste of Dafydd ap Edmund and the ignorance of Gruffudd ap Nicolas', the establishing of the Carmarthen school in North Wales and its duration for two centuries, the decline of the said school and the emergence of a new school with the coming of bards such as Hugh Morris, Edward Morys, etc., the attempts of the Gwyneddigion Society to revive the Carmarthen school in North Wales, the song-writing tradition in South Wales, and Richard Hughes, the sixteenth century Caernarvonshire poet, described as 'the oldest song writer of undoubted authenticity' [in North Wales] (313-14, 311-12); horticultural and agricultural notes giving instructions what to do in each month of the year (324, 321-3, 326, 319-20 ); and notes headed 'Llyma'r ddosparth a wnaeth y Brenin Arthur ar gadw achau a chof am fonhedd Cynhenid Cenedl y Cymry' (328-9). Some of the notes are written on the verso or margins of an incomplete copy of a pamphlet announcing a literary competition (composing a 'cywydd') organised by the Gwyneddigion in 1822, a ? holograph letter from William Williams from Cowbridge to Mr. Williams, Geilston, 1806 (requesting assistance in 'taking estimat of the work unfinis'd at the bridwell'), and copies of a pamphlet announcing the printing of Edward Williams's two volumes of English poems entitled Poems Lyric and Pastoral. Inset is a printed copy of a circular letter from Thomas Stephens as honorary secretary of the Merthyr Cymreigyddion Society, 184 . . ., announcing the society's intention of holding an eisteddfod on (blank), stating what the objectives of the society were, and asking for subscriptions.

'Iolo Morganwg'.

Llythyrau at David Jones ('Dewi Fardd')

A collection of letters to David Jones of Trefriw ('Dewi Fardd') from Lewis Morris, 1757-1759; Richard Morris, 1759-1767; their nephew John Owen, 1758; Margaret Davies of Coedcaedû, 1758; the Reverend Evan Evans ('Ieuan Brydydd Hir'), 1776; Owen Jones ('Owain Myfyr'), 1776-1778; John Powel of Llansannan (with a 'cywydd'), 1766; John Williams (with drafts of letters in the hand of David Jones), 1764; and copies of letters by Richard Morris to [Zachary Pearce], bishop of Bangor, 1753, concerning Goronwy Owen, 1752, and to [George Parker] Lord Macclesfield for the loan of the manuscripts of William Jones, F.R.S. (ie the Shirburn Castle manuscripts now in the Sir John Williams Collection at NLW), 1754, together with an undated draft in the hand of Lewis Morris concerning a proposal to deposit the manuscripts in the British Museum.

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

Eulogium Britanniæ

A manuscript in the autograph of Evan Evans (Ieuan Fardd) containing a copy of Nennius's 'Eulogium Britanniæ' (ff. 1-57); notes relating to Nennius copied from a manuscript in the hand of Robert Vaughan, Hengwrt (ff. 67-88); triads copied from a manuscript in the hand of Robert Vaughan, Hengwrt, by Lewis Morris in 1738, with marginal and intertextual notes (ff. 89-112), and from the Red Book of Hergest (ff. 137-152); 'Araith Iolo Goch' (ff. 114-116); poetry, the poets cited including Aneirin, Iolo Goch and Mabclaf ap Llywarch (ff. 119-157b); etc. On f. 189 is a table of contents in a later hand. On f. iv the title page reads 'Y Cynfeirdd Cymreig, Vol. II'.
This manuscript is the source of the text of Series I of the Triads in the Myvyrian Archaiology Vol. ii, pp. 1-22. The englynion at ff. 119-122b are practically the same as those in Myvyrian Archaiology, pp. 543-547, col. i, but that the arrangement is different. The text at f. 132 was copied in September 1758 from an autograph manuscript of Edward Lhuyd. The text at f. 154 verso was transcribed from Llyfr Coch Nannau (see Mostyn MS 144) 'and collated it with my brother Lewis Morris MSS'.

Celtic Remains, Annals of Wales, &c.

A composite volume mostly in the hand of Evan Evans (Ieuan Fardd) containing transcripts of correspondence between Lewis Morris, Edward Richard, James Phillips and Samuel Pegge (see Cambrian Register, Vol. i, p. 357) (ff. 1-36); a copy of Morgan Jones's letter from New York, 10 March 1685/6, relating to Welsh Indians (ff. 41-43) (see the Gentleman's Magazine, 1740, and NLW MS 2577B); extracts from a letter of Griffith Roberts (ff. 54-57) and from a commonplace book of Robert Vaughan, Hengwrt (ff. 193-208); proverbs in Welsh and Latin (ff. 58-63); autograph proposals for printing a book of poetry (later 'Gorchestion Beirdd Cymru') to be edited by Ieuan Fardd and Rhys (Rice) Jones and published by David Jones, Trefriw (ff. 89-92); a note on manuscripts in the Mostyn library (ff. 98-99); a copy of Henry VII's charter of North Wales (f. 100); poetry (ff. 112-113, 116-124, 209-212); the Introduction to Lewis Morris et al's Celtic Remains, and copies of letters from Lewis Morris to Robert Vaughan and others (ff. 125-164); a copy of Annals of Wales by Robert Vaughan (ff. 165-192) (see Mostyn MS 136); chronicles, etc. with notes by Lewis Morris (ff. 213-239); further extracts from various sources; etc.

Cywyddau a cherddi,

  • NLW MS 9111A.
  • Ffeil
  • [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'.

'Barddoniaeth'

Cywyddau and englynion by Morus ap Rhisiart Morus, Robert Hughes ('o Geint bach'), Lewis Morrus, Evan Evans, William Wynn (Llangynhafal), Llywarch Hen, Mabclaf ap Llywarch, Elaeth, Sion Powel, and anonymous writers; a letter by Evan Evans; triads, pedigrees, and notes.

Morris letters,

Twenty-eight holograph letters and a fragment of another, 1728-64, of the Morrises of Anglesey and their circle, the correspondents being Rhist. Morys, London (4), Llywelin Deheubarth (1), Edward Hughes, Aberystwyth and Gallt Vadog (5), Lewis Morris, London and Galltvadog (10), [Goronwy Owen] 'Gronwy Ddu', Llundain (1), Margt. Owen, Pentrerianell (5), Wm Morris, Caer Gybi Sant (1), an unnamed correspondent, Llanvayr Clwydogau (1), and Richd. Morris, Rhydyraderyn (1). All these letters have been published except possibly that of Rich[ar]d Morris, Rhydyraderyn (1764), and a chronological list with references has now been inserted in the volume. Most of the letters have been published in Additional Letters of the Morrises of Anglesey (1735-1786), ed. Hugh Owen (Y Cymmrodor, Vol. XLIX, Part II (1949). They are followed by copies of letters written to [Hugh Hughes] Hugh ap Hugh, Llwydiarth Esgob by John Thomas [d. 1769], Bangor and Bewmaris [sic], 1764-7 (3), and Rhist. Morys, Llundain, 1760-70 (4, one possibly holograph). At the end of the volume are items of verse by various authors, including S. W., Owen Gruffydd, John Roderick, Sion Onest, 1736, Hugh Morris, Ellis Cadwaladr and Evan Williams 'Telynior yn Llundain' (a translation of 'Lovely Peggy').

Material relating to Morysiaid Môn, etc.,

A notebook in the hand of J. H. Davies containing extracts and notes largely from manuscripts in the British Museum, the National Library of Wales and Cardiff Free Library on the correspondence and pedigrees of the Morris brothers ('Morysiaid Môn') and Goronwy Owen ('o Fôn'); extracts from State Papers Domestic, 1656, recording augmentations of £100 a year each to Morgan Lloyd [Llwyd], preacher at Wrexham, and Ambrose Moston, preacher at Holt; and notes on the contents of Welsh manuscripts (Welsh E10 and Rawlinson 464) in the Bodleian Library. Among the insets is a transcript from the Court of Great Sessions records, Gaol File, spring 1753, of the deposition of George Evan of Cardigan, yeoman 'keeper of the common gaol', touching the imprisonment of Lewis Morris, gentleman.

Defnyddiau Morrisiaid Môn,

An imperfect holograph letter from [Lewis Morris ('Llewelyn Ddu o Fôn'; 1701-65)], Gallt Fadog to [ ], 1748 (the employment and payment of servants, the purchase of malt, the siting of a new garden); holograph letters from Edward Hughes ('Iorwerth Fwynwr' otherwise 'Iorwerth Frych'), Cwm Symlog to William Morris, Holyhead, 1752 and undated (published in part in Hugh Owen, Additional Letters of the Morrises of Anglesey (1735-1786), Y Cymmrodor, Vol. XLIX, 1947-9, Part I, pp. 226-7, 229-31, 235-7); a transcript [by T. Vaughan Roberts] of 'Casgliad o waith Rhis[iar]t Morys o Fôn from BM Add MS 14909, and page references in his hand to material of Lewis Morris, Richard Morris and William Morris in BM Add MSS 14929 and 15024; and transcripts [by E. A. Lewis] of letters of 'Rhisierdyn' [Richard Morris], 1740 and undated (published in part in Hugh Owen, op. cit., Part I, pp. 84-9).

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