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Album of 'Gwalchmai',

  • NLW MS 10993C.
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  • [1830x1899] /

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

Gwalchmai, 1803-1897

Album of the Rev. Ellis Thomas Davies

  • NLW MS 23700C.
  • File
  • 1849-1884.

A volume belonging to the Rev. Ellis Thomas Davies, Independent minister, Abergele, containing poems and greetings in English and Welsh, autographs and sketches, 1849-1885, mainly by other Independent ministers, including Hugh Hughes (Huw Tegai), [1849x1864] (f. 3), Rowland Williams (Hwfa Môn), [1851], 1858 (ff. 3, 18 verso), William Williams (Caledfryn), 1852 (f. 5), William Rees (Gwilym Hiraethog), [1850s] (ff. 8, 55), Thomas Roberts (Scorpion), 1853 (f. 9), Michael D. Jones, [1857x1879] (f. 17), Henry Rees, 1863 (f. 50), Samuel Roberts (S.R.), 1867 (f. 54 verso), R. T. Evans, Oshkosh, Wisconsin, 1881 (f. 57 verso), Robert Parry (Robyn Ddu Eryri), 1880 (f. 98 verso), and many others including family members.
Among the works quoted are a Latin poem by George Herbert (f. 1 verso) and a Bengali version of John 3.16, 1885 (f. 75 verso). There are englynion in English by David Griffith (Clwydfardd) referring to a visit to the Great Exhibition, 1851 (f. 77). Also included are sketches of a dog, 1878 (f. 31), and of Abergele, 1866 (f. 67).

Davies, E. T. (Ellis Thomas), 1822-1895.

An autograph album,

  • NLW MS 9468C.
  • File
  • [1856x1899].

The autograph album of Mary Hughes (née Jones), containing entries by William Rees ('Gwilym Hiraethog'), John Roberts ('J.R.'), Richard Davies ('Mynyddog'); Samuel Roberts ('S.R.'); and others.

Caneuon a thonau,

  • NLW MS 11989A.
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  • [19 cent.] /

A tune book of Griffith Williams, Griolen, Llanuwchllyn, containing songs, hymn-tunes, and anthems. Eight of the compositions are attributed, seven to J. D. Jones, Ruthin, and one to E. S. Jones. Two of the compositions are written to words by Samuel Roberts ('S. R.'), Llanbryn-mair, and one to words by (Lewis (or Llewelyn?) Edwards] 'Llewelyn Twrog'.

Williams, Griffith, Llanuwchllyn


  • NLW MS 10845C.
  • File
  • [1856x1935].

A group of holograph letters and postcards from the collection of, and mainly addressed to, John Jones, J.P., bookseller, Bethesda. The writers include J. N. Crowther ('Glanceri'), 1906-1922; [Richard Davies] ('Mynyddog'), undated; Owen Evans, Liscard, 1913; Dame M[argaret] Lloyd George, Criccieth, to H. E. Jones, Bethesda [1935]; H[ugh] D[erfel] Hughes, 1864; Rhys J. Huws, Staylittle, 1906; [John Jones] ('Mathetes'), Llangollen, 1858; L. D. Jones ('Llew Tegid'), Bangor, 1904-1917; [Sir] Hugh Owen, London, 1878; W. J. Parry, Bethesda, etc., 1898-1899; John H. Roberts, Liverpool; [Samuel Roberts] ('S.R.'), Conway, 1882; [John Thomas] ('Eifionydd'), 1904; and Henry J. Wilson, House of Commons, 1904. Also included in the group are an English translation of a letter from John Jones to his mother, 1864, and an incomplete address by W. Jones on Sunday School instruction, 1858.

J. M. Howell Manuscripts,

  • GB 0210 MSJMHOW
  • Fonds
  • [1730x1893] /

Papers, [1730x1893], of the Roberts family of Llanbrynmair and of the Howell family of Bontdolgadfan, Llanbrynmair and comprising mainly correspondence, together with sermons, broadsides and miscellanea. The material was preserved by David Howell, Machynlleth and Aberdyfi, cousin of the Reverend Samuel Roberts ('S.R.') and father of the donor, Joseph Matthew Howell.

Roberts family, Llanbrynmair

Sermon notes, etc. ,

  • NLW MSS 12629-12634A.
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  • [1813x1875] /

A collection of note-books, home-made booklets, etc., which, according to a letter from the donor, Mr. Hugh R. Meirion-Jones of Manchester, published under the heading 'Hen Lawysgrifau', Y Tyst, 1 Rhagfyr 1938, were formerly in the possession of Edward Wynne, of Llanrhaeadr- ym-Mochnant, and later of Wern, Maerdy, near Corwen, farmer and itinerant Congregational preacher. 12629-12631A Three groups of note-books, etc., containing ?holograph notes of sermons, ? delivered by the said Edward Wynne. The notes of all the sermons, except three, are in Welsh, and such as are dated belong to the period [18]42-1872. In NLW MS 12630A one set of notes is written partly on the stamped cover of a letter addressed to 'Mr. Ed. Wynn, care of Revd. E. Griffiths, High Street, Swansea . . .' Incidental entries include a list of names headed 'darlith yn Bethel, tocynau 24, y derbynwyr' (NLW MS 12629A), and a note of the amount collected, ? by Edward Wynne, towards Brecon College, at Penuel, 15 June 1845 (NLW MS 12630A). 12632A. A further group of note-books, etc., all except one containing notes, ? in the hand of the aforesaid Edward Wynne, of sermons ? he had listened to, circa 1826-1834. Amongst the many preachers referred to are Samuel Davis 'un or Arminiaid', John Elias, Mr. Michael Jone[s], llanuchlyn, Henry Rees, John Roberts, Llan bryn Mair, Mr. Samuel Roberts, brynmair, Aseriah Sadrach, Aberystwyth, and Mr. Williams, Wern. Specific occasions mentioned include 'Sasiwn y bala, Mehefin 14, 1827', 'Agor Capel y Calfiniaid, Ilanrhaiadr [-ym-Mochnant], 12 o ragfyr, 1828', and 'Agor Capel [yr Annibynwyr], Llansilin, rhagfyr 24, 1832'. Included with this group is a copy of B. F. Lloyd & Co's Penny Almanac for . . . 1848, containing the accounts of [Edward Wynne as] a distributor of Y Cronicl, Y Dysgedydd, and other publications, such as diaries and hymn-books. The places mentioned in connection with the distribution of these are in cos. Cardigan and Pembroke. 12633A. A note-book containing holograph notes of sermons preached by Ebenezer Morris [? Wesleyan preacher], in the Ruthin and Llangollen circuit and else-where. The inside, upper cover bears the inscriptions 'Ceinciau yr olewydden, sef Testynau a penau y Pregethau, y rhai a bregethais yn Nghylchdaith Rhithin a Llangollen A manau eraill' . . . 'Yr ail Llyfr'. As indicated, this is the second of two or more such volumes, and the contents consisted of the notes of sixty- two sermons numbered 61-121 (the notes of sermons 73 and 79 are not actually numbered, although counted in the sequence, and two consecutive lots of notes have been numbered 82). The volume, at present, is imperfect, the pages containing the end of the notes of sermon No. 97, the notes of sermons Nos. 98-101, and the first part of the notes of sermon No. 102, having been torn out. The sermons generally bear no date, but a few were composed for specific occasions - [No. 73] on the death of the Reverend Lewis Jones, Wesleyan minister at Llangollen, [No. 79] on the coming of the new year (1831), No. 90 on the death of Mrs. Sara Roberts, Dinbran, No. 94 for Palm Sunday, 1831, and No. 109 on the birth of Ann, daughter of Eben[eze]r [? the writer] and Ann Morris (born 5 July 1830. At the beginning of the volume is a prayer, and on the inside, lower cover, four verses of the hymn commencing 'Iesu, dyfyrwch Fenaud trist'. 12634A. A note-book containing ? holograph notes of forty-four sermons ? delivered by [the Reverend] Edward Davies [Congregational minister at Cutiau, near Barmouth, 1818-1822]. Of these sermons, only the last seven are dated, and these belong to the period December 1819 - February 1820. Sixty-five pages at the reverse end of the volume record the names of places [where sermons were delivered, presumably by the said Edward Davies], circa 1815-1826, and the texts of such sermons. Preaching engagements were undertaken in Liverpool, London, and Manchester, etc., in addition to numerous places in Mid and North Wales. Inset is a single, folded sheet, containing notes of a sermon delivered May 1825. On this sheet, written in a different hand and prior to the sermon notes, is a note recording the ordination of the Rev[eren]d E. Davies, as 'pastor over the Independent Church at Cuttiau, near Barmouth', 16 September [ ]. Amongst the ministers who took part in the ordination service was the Rev[eren]d J[ohn] Roberts of Llanbrynmair. The inner covers of the volume also bear a copy of a medical recipe headed 'Catherine Jones Barmouth Receipt for Mending Cough', etc.

Edward Wynne and others.