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A volume of transcripts compiled by David Ellis, Cricieth ('Ty newydd yn Efionydd'), during the period 1793-4. It contains 'cywyddau', 'awdlau' and 'englynion' by Deio ap Ieuan Ddu, Rhys Cain, Risiard Phylip, Ieuan Tew Brydydd, Syr Robert Myltwn, Bedo Hafesb, Ieuan Brydydd Hir, Tudur Penllyn, Ieuan Tudur Penllyn, Gutto'r Glyn, Syr Rys o Garno, Dafydd Llwyd ap Llywelyn ap Gruffydd ('Esqr. o Fathafarn'), Llywelyn ap Guttyn, Bedo Brwynllys (one of the poems 'neu Gruff. ap Ieuan ap Llywelyn Fychan'), Howel ap Dafydd ap Ieuan ap Rys (= Hywel Dafi), Gwilym Tew, Llowdden, Inco Brydydd, Gruffydd Hiraethog, Sion Brwynog, Lewis Morganwg, Mathew Bromfield, Lewis Daron, Simwnt Fychan, Wiliam Llyn, Lewis ap Edward, Howel Dafi, Sion ap Felpot, Huw Arwystl, Syr Lewys Meudwy, Syr Phylip Emlyn, Syr Gruffydd Fychan, Long Lewys, Huw Cae Llwyd, Sion Tudur, Gruffydd Fychan, Gwerfyl Mechain, Ieuan Deulwyn, Tudur Aled, Gruffydd Gryg, Dafydd ap Edmwnt, Ieuan Fychan ap Ieuan ap Adda, Meredydd ap Rys, Gruffydd ap Gweflyn, Dafydd Nanmor, Ieuan Gethin ap Ieuan ap Lleision, Rhys Llwyd alias Brydydd, Gruffydd Llwyd, Dafydd ap Eingion Lygliw, Ieuan ap Rys ap Llywelyn, Iolo Goch, Ieuan ap Rydderch ap Ieuan Llwyd, Edwart ap Rys Maelor, Owain ap Llywelyn Moel, Dafydd ap Ieuan Llwyd, Llywelyn Moel y Pantri, Sion Ceri, Ieuan Prichard otherwise Ieuan Lleyn, Gwilym ap Ieuan Hen, Sion ap Howel ap Llywelyn Fychan, Gruffydd ap Llywelyn Fychan, Llywelyn Goch ap Meurig Hen ('o Nannau'), Rhys Llwyd ap Rys ap Riccart, Gwilym Hen, Hywel ap Reinallt, Thomas Celli, Ellis Rowland ('o Harlech'), Howel Cilan, Sion Mowddwy, Owain Gwynedd, Thomas Derllys, Syr Ifan, Ieuan Bedo Gwyn, Sion Phylip, Wiliam Cynwal, Ieuan Clywedog, Ieuan Heiliarth, Guttyn Coch Brydydd, Lewys Môn, Lewis Trefnant, Rhys Cain, Ieuan ap Howel Swrdwal, and incomplete poems; 'Englynion y Beddau'; an English prose translation by Evan Evans ('Ieuan Brydydd Hir') of 'Cywydd Marwnad Lleucu Llwyd' by Llywelyn Goch ap Meurig Hen, and the foregoing translation rendered into verse, inscribed to Paul Panton of Plas Gwyn in Anglesey, and published in the Chester Chronicle, 16 July, 1790, probably by Richard Llwyd 'Bard of Snowdon'; and 'Can Tâl Diolch i Dduw am yr Ysgrythyr yn Gymraeg ...' by Syr Thomas Jones. At the beginning of the volume is a list of contents ('Cynhwysiad'), an index ('Mynegres egwyddorawl') of first lines, and an index of poets ('Enwau'r Beirdd'). The greater part of the volume is based on manuscripts of Dr Griffith Roberts (1735-1808), Dolgellau (Peniarth MSS 99, 100, ?152) and on 'Cronfa Dafydd Thomas, alias Dafydd Ddu o'r Yri' (Cwrtmawr MS 72). There are annotations and additions by Owen Williams, Waunfawr, Peter Bailey Williams, Llanrug and one annotation by D[aniel] S[ilvan] Evans. The manuscript is bound uniformly with Cwrtmawr MSS 10-11 and the spine is lettered 'Dafydd Ellis MS'.

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.

Letters R-W (P. B. Williams)

One of six volumes consisting of several hundred letters ranging in date from the late eighteenth century to about the middle of the nineteenth, and addressed mainly to Walter Davies, with some to his daughter Jane, to John Jenkins, and to John Vaughan, from numerous correspondents connected with various aspects of Welsh life and including : -- William Rees (Llandovery), W. J. Rees (Cascob), Jonathan Reynolds, (Nathan Dyfed), David Richards (Dafydd Ionawr), David Richards (Dewi Silin), T. Richards (Llangyniew), Henry Roberts (Camberwell), Dr. Griffith Roberts (Dolgelley), John Roberts (Llanbrynmair), John Roberts (Tremeirchion), Samuel Roberts (S.R.), Thomas Roberts (Llwynrhudol), L. Rowlands (Guilsfield), William Rowlands (Gwilym Lleyn), David Samwell, Robert Saunderson, Sir John Sinclair, Thomas Vowler Short (bishop of St. Asaph), Thomas Stephens, Joseph Tarn, David Thomas (Dafydd Ddu Eryri), John Thomas (Llanfyllin), John Vaughan (Penmaen Dyfi), John Waiters (Llandough), John Watton (Shrewsbury), P. Buckley Williames, D. T. Williams (Tydfylyn), Edward Williams (Iolo Morganwg), Griffith Williams (Gutyn Peris), John Williams (Plasybrain), John Williams (Llanrwst), John Williams (Ystradmeurig), Morris Williams (Nicander), Peter Williams (Llanbedrog), and Peter Bayley Williams.

Letters, vol. I,

A volume made up of correspondence, poetry, printed items, etc. The letters, about one hundred and six in number, 1786-1806, are addressed (except where otherwise stated) to William Owen [-Pughe], and the correspondents, in alphabetical order, are the following: p. 505, Mary Belk, French Gate, Doncaster, 1805 (1, to Mrs. Owen) (mention of visions of Mrs. Southcott, etc.); p. 443, Edward Charles ['Siamas Wynedd'], London, n.d. (1) (he wishes to subscribe to the dictionary, a series of twelve 'englynion' ('Molawd y llyfr')); p. 471, Wm. Cunnington, Heytesbury, 1806 ( 1) (an account of Marden or Merden between Devizes and Everly [sic]); p. 278, J[ohn] Daniel, [Carmarthen, 1793] (1) (a note re copies ordered of the dictionary); pp. 239, 241, 245, Edwd. Davies, Sodbury, 1792 (2, and 'Scheme of an Essay on the History of the Bards') (sending a paraphrase of Taliesin's elegy on the death of Owain son of Urien prince of Reged); p. 470, Hugh Davies, Beaumares, 1806 (1) (mention of the abridgement of the addressee's great work, he has nearly completed the trifle containing the account of the British names of plants, a gout prescription); pp. 219, 273, 291, 501, Walter Davies, 'Gwallter Mechain', All Souls Col[lege], Oxford, and Myfod,1793-1805 and undated (4, one to Owen Jones) (the addressee's dictionary, the Cylchgrawn, re the return of Owen Jones's books, the writer's work in connection with the S.P.C.K. Welsh Bible, he is setting off for South Wales owing to Iolo [Morganwg]'s strange conduct); p. 163, G[eorge] Ellis, London, [1803] (1) (mention of Walter Scott, the Mabinogion, Leyden's opinion); p. 155, W[illiam] Gunn, Irstead, Norwich, 1803 (1) (the illness of his eldest daughter, requesting further assistance in identifying the British cities of Nennius, the 'Vindication of the Celts' by the addressee's friend); pp. 483, 488, 491, Richd. Hoare, [1805] (2, and a list of persons and places mentioned in the Hirlas poem) (various queries re Giraldus); pp. 281, 379, John Jones, curate of Llangadfan, Llangadfan, 1790 and [1793] (2) (the specimen of the addressee's dictionary, a request concerning a near relation (a girl) who is anxious to come to London); pp. 255, 263, 288 ('englynion'), 381, 439, Thomas Jones, Colommendy, Corwen, Llanrhaiadr in Mochant [sic], and Excise Office, Bristol, 1789-1795 (4, two to Edward Jones ['Bardd y Brenin']) (sending 'penillion' (enclosure wanting), the Bala Eisteddfod (1789), the St. Asaph Eisteddfod (1790), the addressee's proposed dictionary, chance and not choice has brought him to Bristol for two years, mention of John Evans, the Penmorfa Eisteddfod (1795), a young Quaker in Bristol (unnamed), the writer's health); pp. 267, 282, 289, 301, 303, 311, 339, 343, 367, 371, 373, 377, (?)387, 415, Will[iam] Jones, 'Cadfan' or 'Gwilym Cadfan', Llangadfan, 1789-1794 (13 and an address) (words for the dictionary, emigration, autobiographical details, an address 'To all indigenous Cam- brobritons', mention of Ezeckiel Hughes, etc.); p. 345, John Lloyd [Holywell postmark, 1790] (1) (hints concerning the specimen of the addressee's dictionary, subscribers' names); pp. 495, 497, Tho[mas] Lloyd, North Walsham, 1805 (2) (requesting translations of passages (specified) in the 'Wisdom of the Cymri [sic]', Iolo Morgannwg [sic] and the History of the Bards, the Welsh Archaiology); p. 385, Thomas Owans, New Inn, Llanrwst, 1791 (1, to Owen Jones) (a letter to the Gwyneddigion in London mentioning the Llanrwst Eisteddfod and hoping they will be no less assiduous in caring for the work of the old poets, reference to the manuscripts of Dafydd Sion, 'Dewi Fardd', at Trefriw, and to a manuscript of Welsh poetry belonging to Thomas Holland of Manchester, son of John Holland of Te[i]rdan in the parish of Llan-Elian yn rhos, co. Denbigh, his own circumstances); p. 159, Jane Owen, Nassau, New Providence, 1801 (1) ( her plight following the death of John Owen, with a cutting headed 'The Bahama Gazette', 16 Oct. 1801); pp. 285, 295, Richard Powel, 'Y Bardd Glas o'r Gader', Yspytty Ifan, 1793-1794 (2, one to [Thomas Jones, Llanrhaiadr y Mochnant]) (he has not yet received the medal, items of poetry addressed to Thomas Jones, William Owen [-Pughe], and [David Thomas] 'D. Ddu o Eryri '); pp. 277, 307, Morg[a]n J[ohn] Rhees, Carmarthen and Philadelphia, 1793 and 1796 (2 and a printed prospectus of the Cambrian Company); (continued)

pp. 349, 353, 403, 461, W[illiam] Richards, Lynn, 1790-1803 (4) (the addressee's proposed dictionary, the Welsh Indians, how he relinquished his design of compiling a small Welsh dictionary for the use of Gwŷr Dyfed chiefly, mention of three bungling Welsh dictionaries now set on foot); p. 271, Evan Richardson [i.e. Evan Pritchard], 'Ieuan ab Risiart alias Ieuan Llyn', Bryncroes, [17]93 (1) (wishing to know the price of the addressee's dictionary, whether to come to London); pp. 465, 467, 479, Griffith Roberts Senior, Surgeon &c., Dolgelley, 1804 (3) (intelligence that his son Jhon [sic] Roberts is dead, the writer's MSS); pp. 447, 449, D[avid] Samwell, 'D. Feddyg Du', [1797] (2) (the printed proclamation [of the (1798) Caerwys Eisteddfod]); pp. 249, 275, 313, 318, 319, 321, 325, 329, 333, 335, 357, 389, 393, 397, 419, 423, 427, 431, 435, 455, 457, David ( Dafydd) Thomas, 'Dafydd Ddu Eryri', writing from Waunfawr, Llanddeiniolen, Bettws Garmon, Caernarfon, Llanystumdwy, Plas Gwyn, Llanfair Bettws Geraint, and Amlwch, 1786-1798 (21) (literary matters, etc., including the intention of the writer and others to form a society called 'Eryron' (Snowdonians), Barddoniaeth Dafydd ab Guilym, draft proposals for printing 'A Guide to the British Language' by H. & D. Thomas, a draft title-page, etc., for 'Awdlau ar destynau Cymdeithas y Gwyneddigion i'r Eisteddfodau B. A. 1789, 1790, 1791 . . . gan Dafydd Ddu o'r Eryri', and items of poetry); p. 509, G[eorge] Thomson, Edinburgh, 1805 (1) (to Thomas Johnes, see NLW MS 13223C, p. 257) (a request for original Welsh airs, to be harmonized by Haydn); p. 399, John Walters, Cowbridge, 1790 (1) (re the specimen of the addressee's dictionary); and pp. 11, 25, 29, 33, 37, 41, 49, 53, 55, 59, 63, 67, 71, 75, 79, 83, 87, 91, 95, 99, 103, 107, 111, 115, 119, 123, 127, 131, 135, 139, 143, 147, 151, Edward Williams, 'Iolo Morganwg', writing mainly from Flimston but also from London, Llanrwst, Hafod Uchtryd, Cowbridge, and Gileston, 1788-1806 (33) (literary and personal matters). Some items of poetry are to be found in the letters (see under the names Edward Charles, Edward Davies, William Jones, Richard Powel, and David Thomas). At the beginning of the volume, pp. 3-10, 15-24, are a number of 'cywyddau' attributed to Dafydd ap Gwilym, with notes. These are in the autograph of Edward Williams, 'Iolo Morganwg', and they include the poems now known as 'Cywyddau'r Ychwanegiad'. Also in the volume are poetical compositions, some holograph, by Goronwy Owen (pp. 199-218, 451-3), and Lewis Morris, 'Llewelyn Ddu' (pp. 221-33), and instances of the work of the following poets: Edward Williams, 'Iolo Morganwg' (pp. 43-5, ?523-4, holograph), William Philyp [sic] (pp. 170-1), William Wynn, Person Llan- Gynhafal (pp. 189-96), Edm[un]d Price, Archiagon Meirionydd (pp. 197-8), Ieuan ap Hywel Swrdwal or Ieuan ap Rhydderch ap Ieuan Llwyd (pp. 235-7), [David Thomas], 'D[afydd] Dd[u] Er[yri]' (pp. 253-4, holograph), D. Pugh (pp. 529- 30), Robert Davies, Nantglyn (pp. 535-8), Jo. Davies ['Siôn Dafydd Las'] (p. 548), and 'Owen ap loan', Caer-gybi (pp. 553-6) with anonymous pieces on pp. 517-8 and 561-8. Miscellaneous items include the following: pp. 173-84, a transcript in the autograph of Evan Evans, 'Ieuan Fardd' or 'Ieuan Brydydd Hir', of the 'Mirabilia' associated with the 'Historia Brittonum' and of c. 57-66 of the Historia (cf. NLW MS 7011D, pp. 202-12, and NLW MS 1982 (Panton 13), ff. 42 verso-58 recto); pp. 259-62, extracts from certain Wynn of Gwydir papers headed 'Instances of the custom of making presents to the Judges' (? in the autograph of Paul Panton, senior); pp. 407-14, a list, under headings, of Welsh physical and geographical features (? in the autograph of David Thomas, 'Dafydd Ddu Eryri'); pp. 475-6, a list of diocesan registrars, etc.; p. 520, a note concerning the medals to be awarded at the Gwyneddigion eisteddfod of 1790 with mention of those for 1791; pp. 545-6, notes concerning Dr. John Davies of Mallwyd; and pp. 549-50, a list of 'British names of Shells & Crustaceous fish' and 'Prif gaerae ynys Brydain gynt'. The printed items comprise: p. 1, 'Trial by Jury' . . . A Song, sung . . . Feb. 4, 1795 in celebration of the . . . trials . . . and . . . acquittals of Thomas Hardy, John Horne Tooke, and John Thelwall . . .' by Edward Williams ['Iolo Morganwg']; pp. 166-7, 514-5, 540-1, a broadsheet containing 'Dull ac amcanion Cymdeithas y Cymreigyddion' by E[dward] Charles, 1796, and 'Cerdd y Cymreigyddion' by J[ohn] Jones, Glan y Gors (three copies, the first endorsed 'Mr. Owen from T. Roberts'); pp. 361- 3, 'Ode for the New Year', 1790, attributed elsewhere to David Samwell; pp. 365, 519, an announcement concerning the Gwyneddigion eisteddfod to be held at Bala the following Michaelmas [1789] and the subjects for the ensuing year (two copies); p. 521, 'Plan of the Triangles made use of for obtaining the Geometrical Distance and Altitude of Snowdon and Moel Eilio with respect to the Sea at Carnarvon. Augt. 1775' extracted from Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Vol. LXVII, Tab. XVIII, p. 788; pp. 525-8, 'The Arabic Alphabet' with notes (two copies); and p. 533, an announcement of the forthcoming publication of Heroic Odes and Elegies of Llywarch Hen, with translation by William Owen. There are also a few loose papers.

Letters, vol. II,

A volume made up of about two hundred and twenty items of correspondence, etc., 1784-1806, 1833, and undated, with one or two later items, nearly all addressed to William Owen [-Pughe]. The correspondents are: pp. 231, 377, 649, Joseph Allen, 'Teacher of the Mathematics', Pembroke, and 'at Richard Mathias' Esqr., Hayston hill near Johnston, Pembrokeshire', 1790-1802 (3) (the addressee's dictionary, etc., he (J.A.) is engaged by Mr. Wilmott, bookseller at Pembroke, to compile a history of co. Pembroke); p. 457, [?Carl Gottlieb] Anton, Goerliz, [17]96 (1) (delay in receiving his letter, philology, etc.); p. 573, J[oseph] G[urney] Bevan, 1799 (1) (his preference for the term 'Cyfaill' rather than 'Carodawr' for 'Quaker', (?) E. Pugh's Annerch ir Cymru); pp. 765, 777, Wm. Bingley, Christchurch, Hants., 1803 (2) (requesting English translations of the names of Welsh tunes, the second volume of Mr. [?Edward] Jones's work, what he must combat in his own new publication on N[orth] Wales); p. 37, B. Bishop, [London] 1806 (1) (a message from Mr. Chandless); p. 443, John Brand, Secretary of the Society of Antiquaries, 1796 (1) (an acknowledgement); pp. 81, 87, 439, 445, 479, 507, 519, 525, 555, 637, 685, 689, 741, 755, 761, Geo[rge] Chalmers, Office for Trade, etc., 1796-1805 and undated (15) (invitations, queries, Mr. Davies's Report on the Agriculture of Wales, the death of [John] Owen, re a catalogue of Lord Macclesfield's Welsh MSS., Mr. [Sharon] Turner's Vindication of the old poets); p. 539, Ja: Chalmers [London], 1798 (1) (enclosing a letter from Mr. Dalley to his uncle [?George Chalmers]); p. 51, (?)Tho. Chandless, Brighton, 1806 (1) (legal matters); p. 465, Edwd. Charles, n.d. (1, to Thomas Roberts, Poultry) (mention of Y Geirgrawn, the name Llwynrhudol is in his view incorrect); p. 3, [Thos. Charles], Bala, 1806 (1) (one or two errata in the book of Isaiah, mention of the ABC and the spelling-book, an order for ink); pp. 595, 601, 655, 659, 667, 679, 693, 697, 701, 705, 709, 723, Wm. Coxe, Bemerton, etc., 1799-1802 and undated (12) (requesting the addressee's observations on an inscription in the church of Usk, British etymologies, he has thoughts of printing Richard of Cirencester's 'Account of the Antient State of Britain', his answer to Pinkerton); pp. 15, 63, 119, Wm. Cunnington, Heytesbury, 1806 (3) (Abury and Stonehenge, a meteor, tumuli); p. 563, J. Dalley, Custom House, 1798 (1, to Geo[rge] Chalmers) (re creeks and ports); pp. 281, 295, 299, 407 (see 581 for continuation), 503, 511, 529, 551, 589, 623 and add. i, Edwd. Davies, Sodbury and Olveston, 1792-1799 (11) (his determination to attempt something for the elucidation of the ancient bards, his views with regard to the 24 metres, mention of the addressee's dictionary and the proposed work [Myvyrian Archaiology], the bardic alphabet, etc.); pp. 7, 271, Hugh Davies, Aber and Beaumares, 1791 and 1806 (2) (the addressee's Welsh Botanologium, subscribers' names, an outline of another letter); p. 329, Reit [Reynold] Davies, Streatham, 1793 (1) (it is impossible for him to attend the meeting,at Primrose Hill); p. 415, W[alter] Davies ['Gwallter Mechain'], All Souls [Oxford], 1795 (1) (the Cambrian Register, etc.); (continued)

p. 769, David Davis, Neath, 1803 (1) (mention of Edward Williams ['Iolo Morganwg'], gratitude for attention during his stay in London, re a Greek inscription, items of poetry in a manuscript of his father's, a report that Owen Myfyr is very ill); p. 333, [John Disney], Knightsbridge, 1793 (1, to the Reverend Dr. [John] Williams, Sydenham) (his readiness to sign the usual certificate in favour of Wm. Owen to the Society of Antiquaries and a comment); p. 235, [John Edwards] 'Sion Ceiriog' [London], 1790 (1) (an unsuccessful search, requesting the return of a poem); p. 259, Thomas Edwards, 'A subscriber to your Dictionary', Ruthin, 1791 (1), i.e. 'Twm o'r Nant' (sending an 'englyn' said to have been engraved on the tomb (in America) of Madoc son of Owen Gwynedd); p. 106, G[eorge] Ellis, [London], n.d. (i) (returning the addressee's Mabinogion and requesting the return of his own abstract of Marie's lays, his reason for being anxious for the early appearance of the work [i.e. the Mabinogion]); p. 315, [John Evans] 'Ieuan ab Ivan', Baltimore, 1792 (1) (his arrival in Baltimore, etc. (a translation in the autograph of William Owen [-Pughe])); add. ii, Samuel Eyre, Bristol, 1833 (1) (the case of Mr. Foley, mention of Joanna [Southcott], Mrs. Townley); pp. 207, 211, R[ichar]d Fenton, Beaumaris and Aberllefenny, 1789 (2) (his hurried departure from London, the Gododin, D: Gwilim, etc.); p. 59, Ann Field, 1805 (1) (a prophetic dream); pp. 575, 593, 605, 615, Edmund Fry, Type Street [London], 1799 (4) (the Pantographia); pp. 47, 67, 71, Samuel Greatheed, London and Newport Pagnel, 1806 (3) (his philological studies, his health); p. 43, J. W. Griffith, Garn, 1806 (1) (financial matters); pp. 39, 91, 669, 713, Wm. Gunn, Irstead near Norwich, 1802-1806 (4) (an answer from Rome (?) requesting Tysilio, mention of his friend Zoega, queries, re Firmail, Mr. Lloyd (North Walsham) and his translations, etc.); pp. 673, (?) 717, 733, 737, G[eorge] Hardinge, [London] 1802 (3 and notes on Hindustani and Persian words) (mention of Henley and Davies, etc.); p. 55, Charles Herbert, (Watchfield House, Faringdon), n.d. (1) (a translation attempted from Davidd [sic] ap Gwilym); p. 113, R[ichard] C[olt] Hoare, Stourhead, n. d. (1) (his Giraldus, re prevailing upon Owen Jones to sit for his portrait, recommending Mr. Woodforde, Great Marlborough Street); p. 11, Jno. Hughes, Denbigh, [1806] (1) (Mr. Lewis Pughe left no will, Mr. [? J. W.] Griffith's request); p. 381, M. Hughes, Treveka, 1793 (1) (see under M. J. Rhees); p. 675, [ ] Hunt, 1802 (1) (he must defer his visit, the reason for this); p. 663, Robt. Jamieson, Macclesfield School, 1802 (1) (a request for romantic tales, ballads, etc., a vacancy for a writing-master at Macclesfield Free Grammar School); p. 85, Mrs. Jenkinson [London], n.d. (1, to Mr. Harper) (requesting him to call); pp. 517, 569, 585, 613, 631, T[homas] Johnes, Hafod, 1798-1799 (5) (Sebright MSS., his wish to have his 'A Cardiganshire Land Lord's advice to his Tenants' printed in Welsh and English to give to his tenants only, a stay of about three weeks by E[dward] Williams ['Iolo Morganwg'], re having to sell some of his land); p. 534, Ben Jones 'on the Monanghela', 1797 (1, to his brother, the late Dr. Jones of Hammersmith) (re Welsh Indians, extract only); pp. 203, 215, Edwd. Jones ['Bardd y Brenin'], Broughton Hall near Lechlade, Oxfordshire, and Cardiff, 1789 (2) (requests and instructions); p. 645, Hugh Jones 'late of Maes-y-glasau near Mallwyd, Merionethshire' (London], 1802 (1) (an advertisement for some small (Welsh) works he intends for publication); p. 749, John Jones, Ramoth, 1803 (1) (inquiring about the last part of the addressee's dictionary, his birthplace, the addressee's reply to T. Parry of Chester, mention of a pamphlet and a collection of Psalms and Hymns); p. 109, Jno. Jones, Shipston on Stour, 1806 (1) (acknowledging a parcel containing a copy of a manuscript music book and a printed copy of the Welsh School music book); add. iv, [Morris Jones] 'Meurig Idris', Manafon, 1842 (1, to Aneurin Owen) ('Cywydd Deuair At Aneurin Owen, Ysw.'); pp. 101, 753, Owen Jones, 'Myvyr', 1803-1804 (2) (remarks concerning a certain printer, etc.); pp. 175, 177, The[ophilu]s Jones, Brecon and Neath, 1803 (2) (acknowledging a letter, 'Edward the eccentric' [i.e. 'Iolo Morganwg']); p. 199, Thos. Jones, 'Y Bardd Cloff', London, 1789 (1) (sending poetry addressed to William Owen [-Pughe]); (continued)

p. 277, Thomas Jones, Llantisilio or Llandysilio, 1791 (1) (re the additions to Dr. Davies's dictionary which are in the possession of Mr. Lloyd of Plas-power); p. 499, Thomas Jones, Llanrhaiadr, 1793 (1) (desiring the addressee to direct a line to the Bardd-Glas in answer to his 'cywydd', mention of having received a letter from the editor of the Welsh Magazine); pp. 219, 287, 431, Will: Jones, 'Gwilym Cadfan', Llangadfan, 1790-1793 (3) (names of subscribers to the dictionary, the attitude of the English towards the Welsh, emigration, how to safeguard the old Welsh writings, Mr. Ed[war]d Jones's loss, etc.); p. 25, Wm. Jones, Marshal, King's Bench, 1806 (1) (re money due to the writer's late brother from the late Mr. Pugh of Blaene); pp. 523, 609, the Earl of Leicester, President of the Society of Antiquaries, 1798-1799 (2) (printed notice of an election, an address); p. 535, Llewelyn Lloyd [Holywell postmark], n.d. (1) (wishing the undertaking [?the Myvyrian Archaiology] every success, reference to the tardiness of the bards in bringing in their productions); pp. 739, 773, Richd. Llwyd, Beaumaris and Chester, 1802 and undated (2) (mention of a storm, the writer is talked of in the Monthly Mirror, December [1801]. introducing a Mr. Jones); p. 745, the Earl of Macclesfield, Sherborn Castle, 1803 (1, to George Chalmers) (replying to a letter, the period when he can receive Mr. Owen [i.e. William Owen-Pughe] at Sherborn); p. 79, [?Robert] Macfarlan, Shakespeare Printing Office, Pall Mall, 1804 (1) (re procuring the Bard's poems); add. iii, Will[iam] Aug[ustus] Miles, Assistant Commissioner of the Hand Loom enquiry, n.d. (1, to Aneurin Owen) (suggestions concerning their proposed caravan expedition [in Wales]); p. 449, Huw Morus, n.d. (1) (the inscription on a stone pillar in the parish of Clocaenog); p. 77, William Murrell, Captain and Adjutant, C[lerkenwell] L[oyal] V[olunteer] I[nfantry ], 1804 (1) (printed notice concerning an inspection); p. 577, J[ane] Owen, St. Athan, 1799 (1) (asking him to call on her father for her £15, Owen is determined to emigrate to America) with a postscript from J[ohn] Owen; p. 683, R. Owen (brother) at Dolgelley, 1802 (1) (mention of Dr. Roberts, Mr. Herbert, etc., he begins to get tired of the mountains); pp. 223, 241, 245, 273, 285, 325, 403, 411, Paul Panton, Plasgwyn and Holywell, 1790-1795 (8) (a transcript of part of a letter from the Reverend Rd. Davies, Holywell, subscribers' names, the Madawgwys [sic], extracts from Wynn of Gwydir letters re Dr. Thomas Wiliems's dictionary, mention of Mr. Williams of Treffos, David Thomas, 'Dafydd Ddu Eryri', a copy of a letter from the Reverend John Williams, Llanrwst, etc.); pp. 253, 515, 547, 559, Paul Panton, Junr., Plasgwyn, 1791 and 1798 (4) (mention of [Thomas] Jones, Llantysilio (see p. 277), re Evan Evans's MSS, a copy of a letter from Paul Panton the younger to Thomas [Percy], bishop of Dromore, and of the bishop's reply); p. 399, Henry Parry, Holywell, 1794 (1) (questions from Mr. Pennant (enclosure wanting), a request from Mr. Panton); pp. 127, 239, 249, 263, 269, 369, 395, Tho[mas] Pennant, Downing, 1789-1794 (6 and a list of subscribers (to the dictionary) addressed to Thomas Pennant) (various requests, wishing to know the extent of the plan about the Padoucas); p. 365, J. Phillips, King's Bench Prison, [17]93 (1) (the Welsh Indians, the travels of a person named Lawrence); p. 357, Jams. Phillips, George Yard, Lombard Street [London], 1793 (1) (Bardism and Quakerism); p. 471, R[ichard] Phillips [London], [17]97 (an invitation); p. 759, Wm. Phillips, York Hosp[ita]l, 1803 (1) (re a transaction with Mr. Leamond); p. 597, Wm. Phillips [printer], n.d. (1) (Dr. Hawes wishes the addressee to attend the anniversary dinner of the Humane Society in return for a favour conferred, the writer requests the return of the copy of Pugh's Salutation); pp. 19, 21, 227, J[ohn] W[illiam] Prisiart (John Williams), Plasybrain [Anglesey], 1790 and 1806 (3) (the dictionary, mention of Jonathan son of Jonathan Hughes the Poet, Joanna [Southcott], Y Greal, the ancestry of Sir William Jones, etc.); pp. 337, 371, 387, Rice Pughe, Blaeney, 1793 (3) (re accommodation for Mrs. Owen and Aneurin, the writer and the living of Dolgelley, etc.); p. 107, W[illiam] O[wen-Pughe], 1806 (2) (drafts of two letters re satisfying the Income Tax Commissioners); pp. 341, 361, 375, 381, 461 (incomplete), 487, 495, Morgn. J. Rhees (Rees, Rhys), Trevecka and Philadelphia, 1793-1797 (7) (see G. J. Williams, 'Letters of Morgan John Rhys to William Owen [-Pughe]', in The National Library of Wales Journal, II, pp. 131-41); (continued)

p. 491, W[illiam] Richards, New Castle Emlyn, 1797 (1) (a report that the Madogwys had been discovered, the addressee's dictionary, his own English and Welsh pocket dictionary); pp. 707, 711, Gr[iffith] Roberts, senr., Dolgelley, 1802 (2) (the addressee's brother, the non-arrival of the ear syringes); p. 599, J[ohn] Roberts (Stadhampton), Jes: Coll. [Oxford], 1799 (1) (his wish to keep the Welsh treatise a little longer, the W[elsh] Bible is not yet out of the press); pp. 435, 475, 483, [Rev.] Peter Roberts, Eton, 1795 and 1797 (3) (returning a book, mention of Mr. [Edward] Williams, re Welsh music); p. 75, Rob. Roberts [London], n. d. (1) (sending a paper for printing (enclosure wanting)); p. 123, Thos. Roberts, Llwynrhudol, Poultry [London], 1806 (1) (hoping Mr. Jos[ep]h Roberts's account of the Madogion and his own letter would not be left out of the Greal, mention of a letter from the 'Grealwyr'); p. 103, Richd. Sargent, [?London], 1804 (1) (re Mr. Harman and a warrant of attorney); p. 641, Wm. Slade, Shrewsbury, 1799 (1, to Edmund Fry) (Coelbren y Beirdd); pp. 29, 31, Joanna Southcott, 1806 (2) (an invitation, etc.); p. 469, Robert Southey, 1797 (1) (a query concerning the court of Owain Cyveilioc); pp. 267, 307, 321, 427, David Thomas ['Dafydd Ddu Eryri'], Bangor, Waunfawr, Plas gwyn, and Amlwch, 1791-1795 (4) ('Y Sillafydd', Edward Barnes's pirated edition of the 'awdl' on Liberty ('Rhyddid'), travels in North Wales, errata in the 'awdlau', mention of an 'eisteddfod', renewing his request concerning some translated specimens of the Gododin, the new orthography, etc.); p. 33, J. Thomas, Sec[retar]y to the Ancient Britons, Welsh Charity School, 1806 (1) (the Society needs someone to answer the Bishops in the responses of the prayers on St. David's Day); p. 99, Sh[aro] n Turner, 1805 (1) (he is obliged to be absent that night); pp. 131, 135, 137, 141, 145, 149, 153, 157, 161, 165, 169, 173, 181, 185, 187, 191, 195, Edward Williams, 'Iolo Morganwg', Flimston, etc., 1797-1806 and undated (17) (mention of a survey of co. Glamorgan for the Board of Agriculture, the French landing on the Welsh coast, he has almost finished his translation into Welsh of the Bishop of Landaff's Apology for the Bible ('Gair ymhlaid Y Bible'), literary matters, etc.); p. 117, E[van] Williams [Strand], 1806 (1) (an invitation to meet a learned bard from the Severn side); pp. 543, 567, Hen[ry] Williams, Llangattock Place near Abergavenny, 1798 (2) (giving his own name and that of the Reverend Henry Payne as subscribers [to the Myvyrian Archaiology]); pp. 257, 291, 303, 345, 349, 417, 421, 425, 453, 729, J[ohn] Williams, Sydenham, etc., 1791-1796 (10) (doubts about the propriety of meeting on Primrose Hill, the Welsh Indians, mention of the death of Ffranki dywyll); p. 227, John Williams, Plasybrain, 1790 (1) (see under J. W. Prisiart); pp. 391, 635, Robert Williams, Jes[us] Col[lege, Oxford] and Llandidno [sic], Conway, 1794 and [17]99 (2) (an illness, re sending 'Delw'r Byd' as described in Llyvyr - Coç, the business of applying for one of the legacies for married clergy under the will of the late Absalom Evans of Cowley, co. Middlesex, esq.); and pp. 317, (?) 353, 383, T. W. Wrighte, Secretary of the Society of Antiquaries, [London], 1793 (3) (acknowledging books, the addressee's election as a Fellow). Other items are the following: pp. 1727, notices, one dated 1784, the other blank, of meetings of the Honourable Society of Cymmrodorion, London; p. 311, an appeal, 1792, for assistance and support in connection with resolutions proposed and adopted at a meeting of the [Liverpool] Cymrydorion [sic] Society, 9 August 1792; p. 619, a printed statement issued by the friends of Lord Lewisham, 1799, in connection with the ensuing election for the presidency of the Society of Antiquaries; and p. 653, a copy of the inscription on a marble monument in Llanaran [sic] church, co. Glamorgan, to Rees Powell, esq., Elizabeth, his wife, and other members of the family. Some of the signatures to the letters were cut out by William Owen-Pughe himself and sent to one Rd. Humphreys for his autograph collection.

Letters, vol. III,

A volume made up of over two hundred and fifty items of correspondence, 1789-1807 and undated, nearly all addressed to William Owen [-Pughe]. The correspondents are the following: p. 843, Joseph Allen 'at Richard Mathias's Esqre. Hayston-hill near Johnston & Haverfordwest', 1803 (1) (suggestions re a Welsh Grammar); p. 145, Dr. [?Carl Gottlieb] Anton, Görliz in Ober Lauslz, [17]97 (1) (a reply concerning the Wendish language, queries); p. 348, J[oseph] G[urney] Bevan, Stoke Newington, 1803 (1) (the addressee's proposed grammar); pp. 287, 335, 397, 869, John Brand, Secretary, Society of Antiquaries, 1802-1805 (4) (acknowledging gifts of books, etc.); p. 655, E. W. Brayley, n.d. (1) (a request for a Welsh tale); pp. 221, 438, J. Britton, n.d. (1) (an invitation) and a short note; p. 37, E. Carpenter, Bermondsey, 1804 (1) (defending himself); p. 559, WM. Carter, Newry, 1801 (1) (returning a (money) draft); pp. 235, 299, 303, 307, 319, 323, 327, 339, 343, 349, 361, 371, 373, 381, 385, 401, 425, 459, 467, 497, 519, 523, 527, 535, 541, 549, 619, 635, 749, 793, 797, 801, 809, 817, 821, 831, 839, 865, 903, Geo[rge] Chalmers, Office for Trade, 1801-1804 and undated (39) (invitations, requests for information, the addressee's sister-in-law, Mrs. Jane Owen, re arranging to see the Earl of Macclesfield's Welsh MSS); pp. 67, 71, 75, 77, 81, 139, 181, 185, 189, 193, 197, 495, Thos Charles, Bala, etc., 1802-1807 and undated (12) ( corrections for editions of the Welsh Bible and Testament, mention of his Welsh spelling-book, etc.); pp. 447, 451, 455, 479, 511, 539, 679, 685, 689, 693, 705, 709, 713, 791, 825, 838, 847, Wm. Coxe, Bemerton, 1800-1802 ( 17) (acknowledging papers, queries, Abury and Stonehenge, the Answer to Mr. Pinkerton's Dissertation); pp. 33, 51, 163, Wm. Cunnington, Heytesbury, 1804 and 1806 (3) (tumuli, etc.); pp. 509 (corrections), 569, 573, 603, 757, Edwd. Davies, Olveston, 1799 and 1801 (4) (he has moved from Sodbury, repeating his thanks for the copy of the bardic alphabet, the addressee's dictionary, the [Myvyrian] Archaiology, he has a volume almost ready for the press, Hu Gadarn, printed proposals for publishing certain tracts (essays)); pp. 534, 827, 913, Hugh Davies, Beaumares, 1802 and 1804 (3) ( the addressee's dictionary, Diddanwch Teuluaidd, Llyfr y Resolution, etc.); p. 921, [Robert Davies], 'B[ardd] Nantglyn', Coviadur [sic] (y Gwyneddlgion), Llundain, [1802] (1) (notice of a meeting); p. 265, [Walter Davies, 'Gwallter Mechain'], Myfod, 1805 (1) (he is now engaged in preparing a Welsh Bible for the press); p. 475, A. Didier, 'Proffesswr ieithodd y Deheubarth Europa', Bath, 1802 (1) (sending a letter to Iolo Morganwg (enclosure wanting)); pp. 377, 419, J. & W. Eddowes, Shrewsbury, 1803 (2, one addressed to Messrs. Longman & Rees) (re an order for books); pp. 227, 231, 315, 883, 895, 909, G[eorge] Ellis, London and SunningHill near Staines, 1803-1804 and undated (6) (queries, the Mabinogion, etc.); p. 123, R[ichar]d Fenton, Carmarthen, 1804 (1) (requesting a literal prose translation of the Hirlas of Owen Cyfeilioc, how he is seriously occupied in arranging and collecting materials for his historical Tour of So[uth] Wales); p. 879, Wm. Fox, Hackney, 1804 (1) (thanking him for the loan of his translation); p. 29, Edmund Fry (Fry, Steele, and Co., Letter Founders ) [London], [1719] (1) (a request in connection with his work [? Pantographia]); p. 161, W. Godwin, Somers Town, 1805 (1) (a request in connection with his examination of the ancient Britons); p. 173, Samuel Greatheed, Newport Pagnel, 1806 (1) (remarks on the origin of the ancient British dialects, etc.); pp. 99, 103, 113, 264, 285, 429, 491, 553, 565, 585, 591, 595, 773, 777, 891, Wm. Gunn, Irstead near Norwich, 1801-1805 (15) (re Nennius, information received in a letter from a clergyman at Dolgelley of the name of Herbert, mention of Mr. Lloyd, a clergyman (a native of Caermarthenshire [sic]) living at Northwalsham); p. 240, (?) T. Handley, Captn. Grenadiers, Winchester Place, 1804 (1) (acknowledging his resignation as a member of the Clerkenwell Loyal Volunteers, a testimonial ); pp. 435, 505, 851, 874, Geo[rge] Hardinge [London], 1802 and undated (4 ) (he is the friend of [Edward] Davies, curate of Olveston, subscribers' names, sending a fourteenth and fifteenth letter, etc., mention of Mr. Henley); pp. 805, 813, S. Henley, [? 1802] and undated (2, one if not both addressed to George Hardinge) (Mr. [Edward] Davies's letters); (continued)

pp. 63, 65, 85, 95, 109, 117, 127, 141, 177, 203, 245, 253, 393, 781, (Sir) Richd. C[olt] Hoare, Stourhead, etc., 1802-1806 and undated (14) (queries and requests in connection with his work on Giraldus, etc.); p. 19, (Dr.) H. Hodgson, Market Rasen, 1801 (1, to Mr. Griffiths, Books[elle]r, Paternoster Row, London) (requesting information re books available, e.g. is there a Welsh grammar written in English); p. 665, J. W. Hucklebridge, 71 St. Paul's Ch[urch] Y[ar]d, 1803 (1) (an ultimatum from Mr. [Richard] Phillips to Mr. Rousseau); pp. 241, 257, 545, 663, 675, 681, 697, 701, 717, 725, 737, 741, 917, T[homas] Johnes, Hafod, etc., 1800-1805 and undated (13) (mention of his translation of Froissart, his daughter's health, his Advice to his Tenants translated by William Owen [-Pughe], harassment by an attorney, etc.); pp. 59, 281, (Revd. Dr.) Jno. Jones, Shipston on Stour, 1805-1806 (2) (a query concerning the present number of a Sebright MS in the possession of Mr. Johnes of Hafod, mention of a music MS then in the Welsh School); pp. 167, 213, 647, O[wen] Jones, 'O[wain] Myvyr', [London], 1803-1805 (3) (an invitation, an amendment, sending a draft for £25); p. 1, Rob: Jones, Ap[othecar]y, Denbigh, 1806 (1) (requesting a favour); pp. 201, 249, The[ophilu]s Jones, 1805 and undated (2) (queries, a request for (?)Y Greal, botanical names, his health); p. 261, [Thos. Jones, 'Y Bardd Cloff'], Long Acre, 1805 (1) (sending something for Y Greal (enclosure wanting )); p. 89, Mrs. Kennedy, [London], 1804 (1) (? lessons for her son during his Christmas holidays); p. 761, A. Lawrence, Highgate, 1801 (1) ( promising to settle an account); pp. 291, 295, 673, the Earl of Leicester, President, Society of Antiquaries of London, 1803 and 1805 (3) (printed notices concerning elections to the Council, etc.); pp. 389, 434, John Leyden, Holborn, [1803] (2) (an invitation, Mr. [George] Ellis); p. 487, Richd. Llwyd, Môn [sic], n.d. (1) (mention of the death of Mr. Griffith of Caerhun, literary matters); pp. 729, 733, (Lieutt.) John Lucas (Navy), Portsea, 1800 (2) (re harp strings for Mrs. Owen who had just left Portsmouth for Providence); p. 311, Samuel Lysons, [London], n.d. (I) (the addressee's paper on the ancient Welsh MSS, now printing for Archaeologia, vol. XIV); p. 47, (?) W. Miller, Albemarle St., [London], 1806 (1) (a gift of volumes from Sir Richard Hoare); p. 217, W. Murrell, Adjutant, Clerkenwell Loyal Volunteer Infantry, 1803 (1) (printed notice concerning winter drills); pp. 91, 211, 277, 899, Edwd. Owen (brother), Pool, Jersey, and Gurnsey [sic], 1804-1805 (4) (mention of the scoundrel Phillips and of being arrested at Gosport, Dyer's bills, etc.); pp. 357, 501, 599, Jane Owen (sister-in-law), Nassau, 1802-1803 (3) (her circumstances); pp. 15, 765, John Owen (brother), Nassau, 1801 (2) (instructions, business matters, yellow fever on a frigate, etc.); p. 169, R. Owen (?brother), Nottingham, 1806 (1) (Captain Herbert (son of Lord Carnarvon), who is studying Welsh, wishes the addressee to call on him); p. 461, Thos. Parry, 'Sopeboiler', Chester, 1802 (1) (the addressee's dictionary, mention of Mr. J. Jones of Ramoth); p. 615, D[avid] Pennant, Downing, [1801] (1) (replying to a query concerning certain manuscripts, mention of [Thomas] Jeffreys); pp. 11, 138, 155, 370, 643, 649, 659, 661, Richard] Phillips, [London], 1803-1805 and undated (8) (strictures on Rousseau, invitations, etc.); p. 415, Wm. Phillips, York Hosp[ita]l, [Chelsea], 1803 (1) (mention of a contract); pp. 21, 239, 625, 627, 629, 631, William Owen [-Pughe], 1804 and undated (6) (a letter and drafts or copies of letters to various persons, etc., the letter relating to the Clerkenwell Loyal Volunteers and the drafts or copies addressed to [Edward] Davies, Sodbury, the African Association, and others unnamed); pp. 55, 423, Richd. Rees [London], [1803] and [1806] (2) (enclosing a letter from Eddowes (see above), his friend, the Revd. John Jones, wishes to be introduced to the addressee); p. 25, G. Reveley, Portsmouth [Virginia], 1789 (1) (the Welsh Indians); pp. 751, 785, W[illiam] Richards, Lynn, 1801-1802 (2) (re Welsh terms of rhetoric, his fear that the papers of the late John Evans cannot be recovered, sending two pamphlets (wanting)); pp. 132, 444, 640, 722, 863, Griffith Roberts, senior, surgeon, Dolgelley, 1800-1805 (5) (inquiring about 'the Poet' [? Iolo Morganwg], re ear syringes, his efforts to obtain what is due following the death of his son, an order for a book); pp. 471, 745, J[ohn] Roberts, Stadhampton, 1801-1802 (2) (mention of Mr. Lloyd's visit, the addressee's request with regard to the tales in the Llyvr Coch, re a young man (Mr. Luff) who had come into his parish to keep a day school, etc., the Cambrian Register, Lord Macclesfield); (continued)

p. 855, P[eter], Roberts, 1802 (1) (returning the music of 'Hun Gwenllian' which he has copied); pp. 5, 207, 657, Robert Roberts, Caergybi and [London], 1806 and undated (3) (reference to the money left to the addressee by his kinsman, his own activities, an order for Testaments, etc., Joanna [Southcott], a reminder from Mr. Roy, re coming to Mr. Till); p. 157, S. Rousseau, n.d. (1) (he brought some copy from Mr. Sharp, requesting the loan of £1); pp. 581, 755, James Saunders, Carmarthen and Haverfordwest, 1801 (2) (the date of his ordination, after which he went to his curacy (Llanstadwell)); pp. 439, 515, Walter Scott [afterwards Sir Walter Scott], Edin[burgh], 1802 (2) (queries in connection with the metrical romance called Sir Tristrem, requesting that his name should be added to the subscription for the Welsh Dictionary, mention of Dr. Leyden); p. 215, Willm. Sharp, Titchfield Street [London], 1804 (1) (re the money to discharge the printing of the Warning to the World [? Joanna Southcott's prophecies]); p. 483, C. Smith, Strand, n.d. (1) (requesting the loan of [Lewis] Morris's Survey of the Coast of Wales); p. 875, Tho. Smith, Sec[retary] of the Committee of the Society for the Support and Encouragement of Sunday Schools in England and Wales, [London], 1804 (1) (the Committee thanks him for correcting the Welsh spelling-book); p. 121, S. Stevens, Sec[retary] of the Committee of the Rev[erend] Mr. [Richard] Lendon, (London], 1804 (1) (circular concerning an ecclesiastical dispute); p. 887, Alexr. Stewart, Moulin, 1803 (1) (replying to a letter [re Gaelic literature], mention of a neighbouring clergyman, Mr. James Maclagan, and of [?Alexander] Robertson, a parish schoolmaster who had been preparing a Gaelic dictionary); p. 653, Jos[ep]h Tarn, Spa Fields, 1803 (1) (sending a [?Welsh] spelling-book to be corrected); p. 151, Lord Teignmouth, P[residen]t of the British and Foreign Bible Society, London, 1805 (1) (requesting the addressee to meet the committee of the Society to consider the corrections proposed by Mr. Charles in the last Oxford edition of the Welsh Bible); p. 769, D[avid] Thomas, ['Dafydd Ddu Eryri'], Waunfawr, 1801 (1) (his health, his Grammar); p. 223, G[eorge] Thomson (Edinburgh), London, 1804 (1) (wishing to know whether the Welsh have good songs in English suited to their native airs, mention of the Reverend Mr. Williams of Chiswick); p. 269, Robert Townson, L.L.D. [sic], at Lydleys Hayes near Shrewsbury, 1805 (1) (sending a prospectus of his intended History of Yorkshire (enclosure wanting), requesting assistance with the etymology of the rivers, mountains, etc., of Yorkshire and its history in British times); pp. 57, 107, 273, 391, 465, Sh[aro]n Turner, [London], 1804-[1806] and undated (5) (invitations, mention of Southey, sending material for the printer); pp. 407, 859, T. R. Underwood, [London], 1803 and n.d. (2) (re attending a new introductory lecture by Davy); p. 135, Caroline (?) Waynem, [London], n.d. (1) (her little girls' education, Lady Sebright's wish to see him); p. 577, John Whitaker, Ruan Lanyhorne near Tregoney, 1801 (1) (acknowledging the gift of the two volumes of Welsh Archaiology); pp. 9, 13, 149, 159, 209, 309, 405, 669, 907, E[van] Williams, Strand, 1803-1806 and undated (9) (the dictionary, invitations, matters of printing); p. 353, Jenkin Williams, Merthyr Dydvyl [sic], 1803 (1) (his wish to obtain the addressee's dictionary, queries, etc.); p. 411, Peter Williams, rector of Llanrug, 1803 (1) (why the addressee's letter remained so long unanswered); p. 31, Ro[bert] Williams, Jes[us] Col[lege] Oxon, [17]95 (1) (concern about the addressee's note); and p. 331, Thos. Williams [bookseller and printer], Dolgelleu, 1803 (1) (re selling Welsh books if the Gwyneddigion intend to send some to that part of Gwynedd, queries, sending two items by Dafydd Ionawr which he (T.W.) has just published (enclosures wanting, but for one such item see NLW MS 13235B, p. 197)). The volume also contains the following: p. 607, 'A Translation of part of the Genealogy of Woden in the Cotton MSS. of Nennius - from the Llannerch MS.'; p. 623, 'Englynion i Gell Lyfrau Gwilim Owen' and a 'Proest' by 'Bardd (?) Glwyb'; and pp. 789, 835, etymological notes (?part of a letter from an unidentified correspondent). Some of the signatures have been cut away for autograph purposes, and a few letters had been removed altogether before the volume was paginated.

Letters, vol. IV,

A volume made up of about one hundred and forty items of correspondence, etc. 1791-1806 and undated, addressed (except where otherwise stated) to William Owen [-Pughe]. The correspondents are the following: p. 83, Joseph Allen, Teacher of Mathematics, &c., Pembroke, 1792 (1) (queries); p. 453, Joseph Belk [London], 1806 (1) (requesting a favour); pp. 477, 481, 485, M. Belk, Doncaster, 1805 (3, two to Mrs. Owen) (personal matters, account of a dream); p. 469, Wm. Belk [? Doncaster], n.d. (1) (mention of Joanna [? Southcott], enclosing a copy of a letter, 1805, from James Brown, Newcastle upon Tyne, to Mr. Garratt, minister of Sions Chaple [sic], Lant Street, London, his son's behaviour); pp. 333, 369, 443, J. Britton, Bath, Chippenham, and [], 1800-1801 and 1804 (3) (mention of excursions, a request for reviews); pp. 383, 391, 415, 461, Thos Charles, Bala, [1800], 1806, and undated (4) (a query, an edition of the Welsh Bible); pp. 201, 225, 233, 301, 337, 359, 365, W[illiam] Coxe, Bemerton, etc., 1800-1803 and undated (7 (mention of proofs, the Vindication, etc.); p. 389, Rob. Davyz (Dafydd) [i.e. Robert Davies, 'Bardd Nantglyn'], Coviadur [Cymdeithas y Gwyneddigion], n.d. (1) (draft in the autograph of William Owen [-Pughe] of an address to Sharon Turner, 1803); pp. 91, 169, Edward Davies, Sodbury, 1793 and 1798 (2) ([The Heroic Elegies of] Llywarch Hen, apprehension lest a manuscript he sent should have been lost); pp. 179, 183, 297, 309, Hugh Davies (Rector of Aber), Beaumares [sic] and London, 1802-1803 (4) (the addressee's dictionary, Llyfyr y Resolution, etc.); pp. 79, 119, 124, 149, 153, 157, 173, 373, Walter Davies, 'Gwallter Mechain', Llanymynech and Myvod, etc., 1791-1799 and undated (8, one to Owen Jones) (mention of an essay for publication, the statistical account of Llanymyneich for the Cambrian Register, Whitaker's etymologies, the addressee's dictionary, the Report of North Wales, etc.); p. 447, T[homas] E[dwards] nant [i.e. 'Twm o'r Nant'], Dinbych, 1806 (1) (various anecdotes and tales); p. 127, Revd. Jn. Evans, Caira near Newport, 1794 (1, to E. and T. Williams, Booksellers, Strand, London) (an omission in the first part of Mr. Owen's dictionary); pp. 308, 317, Geo. Hardinge, n.d. (2) ([Edward] Davies and Mr. Henley, mention of the addressee's hints re the Celtic symbols); p. 107, M[aurice] Hughes, [printer], 1793 (1) (the controversy aroused by the addressee's plan to reform the Welsh language); p. 187, [Edward Jones, 'Bardd y Brenin', London], [1803] (1) (his recent severe illness, an invitation); p. 267, J[ohn] Jones, Ramoth near Tan-y-bwlch Inn, Merionethshire, 1803 (1) (enquiring about the dictionary); p. 421, O[wen] Jones, 1806 (1) (re the extracts from T. Wms.); pp. 195, 457, 507, 511, 515, The[ophilu]s Jones, Brecon, 1801-1806 and undated (5, three to William Owen and one each to Mr. Williams, Bookseller, Strand, and Owen Jones) (literary matters, etc.); p. 303, Thos. Jones, ['Y Bardd Cloff', London], 1802 (1) (sending an ode for the addressee's inspection (enclosure wanting)); p. 109, [William Jones] 'Cadfan', Llangadfan, 1793 (1) (concern for the fate of the addressee's dictionary, (?) reference to contemporary events, etc.); p. 113, Mr. LaTrobe [London], n.d. (1, to Mr. Samwell) (sending an extract from a letter concerning the Welsh Indians (enclosure wanting, but cf. I. A. Williams Collection, Letters to Iolo Morganwg, No. 320)); pp. 213, 385, 406, 423, Rich[ar]d Llwyd, Beaumaris, 1802-1806 and undated (4) (mention of old books [? manuscripts] at Brynddu near Amlwch, manuscripts at Hengwrt, etc.); p. 282, Messrs. Longman & Rees, [London], n.d. (1) (circular); pp. 427, 433, 494, 497, 501, 503, Robert Macfarlan, Hammersmith, 1804 (6 (observations for the addressee's opinion, requesting assistance in various matters); p. 425, Benj. He[ath] Malkin, n.d. (1) (an invitation to dinner, in a week's time he sets out for Glamorganshire); p. 361, William Moorcroft, [London], 1801 (1) (various queries); p. 165, bill from J. Newo [? Owen], (?)1797 (stationery, elegies); p. 259, Wm. [Owen, London], n.d. ( 1) to [ ] (a query concerning the Wendish language); p. 55, Th[omas] Pennant, Downing, 1789 (1) (he will be glad to receive the sequel of the addressee's enquiries, asking him to call on Mr. Sherwin, engraver, for a print of Mr. Pitt); p. 253, R. Phillips, [London, 1801] (1) (he has Mrs. Smith's permission to show him the MS); p. 135, Richard Powel, Yspytty, 1795 (1) (acknowledging a gift of the first part of the addressee's dictionary, opposition in various parts of North Wales to an Act to raise men for the Navy, various questions, the first part of a 'cywydd' entitled 'Cwymp Dyn a'i Adferiad' by 'Y Bardd Glâs o'r Gadair'); (continued)

p. 59, Siôn Wiliam [Prisiart], Plas-y-Brain, 1790 (1) (mention of a storm, the Dictionary, and D[afydd] Ddu, etc.); p. 203, E[dward] Pugh, [London], n.d. (1) (re sittings [? for a portrait]); W. O. Pughe, see under Owen, Wm.; p. 275, A[braham?] Raimbach, [London], 1803 (1) (Mr. Landseer and he will take tea with the addressee the following Tuesday evening); p. 431, O[wen] Rees, [London], n.d. (1) (introducing Mr. Malkin); p. 131, M. J. Rhees, Ponty Pool, 1794 (1) (he is obliged to give up the Welsh Magazine, subscribers to the addressee's dictionary, his intention to be at Carmarthen to print a collection of hymns for public worship, mention of the affair of Madam Bevan, re sailing to America); pp. 375, 379, W[illiam] Richards [of Lynn], Menaian Vawr, near Cardigan, and Lincoln, 1800 and 1804 (2) (an extract from a letter from Dr. Jones of Lower Dublin in Pensylvania [sic] referring to the death of John Evans, mention of his own little dictionary and of writing Welsh essays under different names such as 'Papuryn Achlysurol', etc., reference to a pirated edition (of a dictionary) now printed at Caermarthen); pp. 177, 199, 212, 218, 222, 230, 237, 244, 248, 292, 323, 328, 332, 340, 407, 438, 490, Gr[iffith] Roberts, senior, Dolgelley, surgeon, 1802-1804 (17, one undated) (his MSS, his son, John Roberts, a request for ear syringes, mention of old people dying of a kind of strange fever); pp. 343, 355, J[ohn] Roberts, Stadhampton near Dorchester, 1800-1801 (2) (mention of an edition of the Welsh Bible, a point relative to the late editions of the Common Prayer Book, he has taken the necessary steps to procure the loan of the Llyfr Coch); p. 191, 'Coffhâd am y Parchedig Goronwy Owain y Bardd', [poetry] by [John Roberts] 'S[iôn] Lleyn', beginning 'Eheded Awenydd hoywdeg-rheded . . . '; p. 441, Thos. Roberts, Llwynrhudol, [London], 1805 (1) (an invitation); p. 271, S. Rousseau, n.d. (1) (the addressee's pamphlet); p. 279, C. Smith, Strand, 1803 (1) (requesting him to look over a map); p. 463, C. Taylor, ?1805 (1, to the Revd. Mr. [Thomas] Charles) (re a map of the world); pp. 43, 51, 67, 71, 75, 87, 95, 143, D[avid] or Dafydd Thomas, 'D[afydd] Ddu [Eryri]', writing from Llanddeniolen, Bettws St. Garmon, Waunfawr, Llanystumdwy, and Amlwch, 1788-1795 (8, one to Owen Jones) (Y Sillafydd, mention of Capt. Harri Williams of Dolgelley, the dictionary, Tomas o'r Nant, 'eisteddfodau', Mr. D. Ellis, the school at Llanystumdwy, the death at Plas hen of Ifan Llwyd Fychan, esq., (Corsygedol), 'Ymddiddan Bleddyn fin Pladur a Thudur Glustfain', etc.); p. 145, J. Thomas, Welsh School, 1795 (1) (a request for a catalogue of the Welsh books and manuscripts belonging to the Charity); p. 351, D. Thurson, Oldcastle, Lampeter, 1801 (1) (requesting help for Mr. Moorcroft in connection with his researches); p. 283, Col. Toone [Epsom, Surrey], n.d. (1) (a request concerning the education of the writer's eldest son); p. 249, Joshua Toulmin, Taunton, [? 1800] (I, to R. Phillips, Bookseller, No. 71 St. Paul's Church Yard [London]) (an extract from a letter of the Revd. Harry Toulmin of Kentucky concerning the Welch [ sic] Indians for the Monthly Magazine); p. 231, Sh[aro]n Turner, [? London ], n.d. (1) (sending the Vindication); p. 319, T. R. Underwood, n.d. (1) (re tickets, (?) an invitation from Mr. Tobin to the addressee and Bard Williams to tea and to meet Mr. Southey); p. 47, Wm. Warrington, Shenley near Barnet, 1788 (1) (re maps); pp. 1, 5, 7, 11, 15, 19, 23, 27, 31, 35, 39, Edwd. Williams, 'Iolo Morganwg', Bath, Flimston, and St. Mary Hill, 1791-1806 (11) (information for Dr. [John] Williams, his intended expedition to America, various requests, mention of a manuscript of Brut y Brenhinoedd, a projected work, answering a letter in which it was suggested that he 'took away the books in a fit of passion', a copy of a letter from Owen Jones, etc.); p. 347, Hen: Williams (Crickhowell) writing from London, 1801 (1) (he is unable to call, will subscribe to the addressee's next Welsh productions); p. 63, J[ohn] Williams, Sydenham, 1791 (1) (re arrangements to meet Mr. Drummond and the addressee); p. 115, John Williams, Llanrwst, 1793 (1) (the dictionary, hoping he has not adopted a new orthography, mention of the 'infamous translation' of the Prayer for the late Fast); pp. 207, 289, Margaret Williams, Flimston, 1802 (2) (requesting information concerning [her husband] Edwd. Williams ['Iolo Morganwg'], her daughter's health); p. 161, Rev. Rob[ert] Williams, Llandudno near Conway, 1796 (1) (mention of his degree and ordination to a curacy and of plans to go to Oxford and [London], 'a vessel sails from Carnarvon to America, this month with about 300 Emigrants all Inhabitants of Carnarvonshire Anglesey or Denbighshire'); pp. 263, 411, Robert Williams or Robert ap Gwilim, Southwark, 1803-1804 (2) (his safe arrival in London from Riga in Russia, wishing to visit the addressee, an invitation); p. 419, Wm. Williams [? London], 1806 (I, (? requesting payment of an account); p. 313, C. H. Wilson, n.d. (1) (his inability to accept the kind invitation); p.295, C. Wood, [London], 1802 (1) (requesting the address of Mr. E. Williams ['Iolo Morganwg']); and p. 99, Y Colegwyr, Coleg y Rhacgaer, 1793 (1, to [Edward Williams] 'Iorwerth ab Gwilim') (refuting the addressee's claim and vowing that the language of the Welsh Bible is the best Welsh and that they will compose poetry according to the rules of the book of Sion Dafydd Rhys). Other items consist of: p. 123, printed proposals, 2 September 1793, for printing the Celtic Remains; p. 257, notes [by William Owen-Pughe] on 'Ross', 'Rhos', and 'Rhys'; and p. 261, particulars of the 'Madogeion Society'. One or two of the signatures to the letters have been cut away.

The medical pocket-book, 1784,

  • NLW MS 13264A.
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An interleaved copy of John Elliot, M.D., The Medical Pocket-Book, The second edition, with additions and corrections (London: printed for J. Johnson, 1784) containing manuscript entries, 1800, by G[riffith] Roberts, junior, surgeon, son of Dr. Griffith Roberts, Dolgelley. It appears that Griffith Roberts was aboard the frigate H.M.S. 'Syren' when it arrived at Spithead with a convoy from the Leeward Islands, 12 January 1800, and the entries relate mainly to his illness in the first quarter of that year. There are brief references to writing to, and hearing from, his father, his brother W[illia]m, and his uncle, W[illia]m Roberts, Oakland [near Llanrwst], and there are copies of three letters written by him from the Royal Hospital, Haslar [Gosport], one addressed to T[homas] Le M[archan]t Gosselin, who was in command of the 'Syren'. Other individuals mentioned are W[illia]m Smith, late surgeon of the 'Syren', Mr. Lara, appointed surgeon to the 'Syren', and Dr. Lind. A note in pencil at the beginning reads 'The Gift of Miss Roberts Lawnt Dolgelley to R. I. Jones, 1847' [i.e. Robert Isaac Jones ('Alltud Eifion')], and another note, also in pencil, facing p. 100, gives the year of birth of H[enry] I[saac] Jones (1844).

Elliot, John, 1747-1787