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Rhagolwg argraffu Gweld:

Historical notes,

A volume of historical material in the hand of Robert Roberts ('Y Sgolor Mawr'), including a list of Hengwrt manuscripts extracted from Archaeologia Cambrensis, 1869; extracts from the Domesday Chronicle; a list of chief tenants of the counties of Anglesey, Caernarvon, and Merioneth, 1344; and an incomplete draft essay on the early history of Britain and Wales.

Llyfr torion,

A scrap-book compiled by John Jones ('Myrddin Fardd') containing miscellaneous press cuttings entitled 'Ffurfiad y Genedl Gymreig' by J. E. Lloyd, 'o Goleg Aberystwyth' (?from Y Drych), 'Y Gymraeg a'r Llydaweg' by Aneurin Jones ('Aneurin Fardd'), 'Celtiaid Cymru, a'u Llenyddiaeth', 'Hanes yr Hen Eglwys Brydeinig' (trans. Herbert Jones), 'Penod yn Hanes Cymru' by O. M. Williams, Wymore, Nebraska, 'Y Llan a'r Llyfr' by B. D. Johns, Llwynypia, 'Olion y Goresgyniad Gwyddelig yng Ngwynedd' by the late Owen Williamson, 'Llew Llwyfo yn y De', 'Y diweddar Ebenezer Lloyd [Edwardsville, Pa.]' by 'Melindwr', 'Porthmona yn yr hen amser' by Ellis Pierce ('Elis o'r Nant'), 'Yn Hen Gapel y Pandy' by [Howell Roberts] 'Hywel Tudur', etc.

Transcripts by Robert Vaughan,

Transcripts by Robert Vaughan, Hengwrt of the Vitae duorum Offarum of Matthew Paris (the concluding paragraph only of the first Offa), and of a history of Wales entitled 'liber primum de Cambriae regimine bellico, sub Principibus Britannico sanguine aeditis'.
The latter is an incomplete copy of the first book of a projected treatise in three books.

Robert Vaughan.

Geirfau, etc.,

Miscellaneous papers containing notes, extracts, transcripts, lists, etc., in the hand of Edward Williams ('Iolo Morganwg') bound together in one volume. Pp. 9-62, 68-73, 76- 90, 107-48, 213-20 and various other pages in the volume contain miscellaneous Welsh word lists frequently, but not invariably, with English definitions and illustrative excerpts from the works of Welsh poets. Other items include pp. 63-5, an incomplete 'Cornish - Silurian vocabulary' (words beginning with letter A only); 75, a comparative word list with the superscription 'Peculiarities of the Silurian and Venedotian dialects'; 93-106, a list of popular proverbial and figurative expressions or phrases in Welsh (see IM, t. 389); 149-50, 157-63, lists of Latin proper names, common nouns, etc., largely connected with ancient Gaul; 153- 6, 165-208, a French - English vocabulary with Welsh cognates of the French words; 221-30, a Cornish - English vocabulary with the superscription 'Borlace Vocabulary' [probably transcribed from, or based upon, the vocabulary to be found in William Borlase: Antiquities, Historical and Monumental, of the County of Cornwall . . . (1754, 2nd ed. 1769)], with Welsh cognates of the Cornish words; 236, 'Some Names of Rivers in Glamorganshire'; 237, a copy of a poem attributed to Taliesin; 240, notes headed 'Names of Mountains'; 241-2, notes headed 'Appelative Name of Watter', and 'Proper Names of Rivers'; 251-8, a collection of Welsh proverbs arranged alphabetically according to the initial letter (incomplete, G-Y only); 260-61, a Welsh poem by Edward Williams; 262, a list of 'Silurian words agreeing with Armoric'; 273-4, two lists with the headings 'Books and MSS. useful towards the History of Cardiff', and 'Hints and Materials for the History of Cardiff' respectively; 281-2, a copy of a thirty-eight stanza anti-Puritan poem entitled 'Cân i Ladron Morganwg' attributed to 'Jenkin Rhichards o Flaenau Gwent' and dated 1646 (for an assessment of the historical evidence presented in this poem see Thomas Richards: A History of the Puritan Movement in Wales (London, 1920), p. 211, and the same author's Religious Developments in Wales, 1654-1662 ( London, 1923), pp. 191-4, and for doubts as to its authenticity IM, tt. 254-63); 283-4, a transcript of a letter from [the Reverend] Edw[ar]d Gamage [from St. Athan] to Llywelyn [ab Ifan] 'o'r Cannerw', undated (replying to a request for the names of books for the study of the Welsh language, observations on differences between the dialects of Glamorgan and North Wales, a suggestion that a scholarly, bardic language be formed from the best elements in all regional dialects) (for a holograph copy of a letter from Edward Gamage to Llywelyn ab Ifan see NLW MS 13077B and for transcripts by Edward Williams of letters from, or allegedly from, Gamage to the same recipient in addition to the present example see NLW MSS 13095B, 13100B; for observations on these letters and the dubious authenticity of the Williams transcripts see IMCY, tt. 58-60, TLLM, tt. 107, 195, and IM, tt. 245-6); 285, a copy of an 'englyn' descriptive of a silkworm and 'composed of vowels'; 291, an incomplete transcript of [Thomas] Gray's 'Ode on the Pleasure arising from Vicissitude'; 295-8, a chronicle of events in British-Welsh history, 1076-1110; 299-300, notes on the Welsh bardic order with references to [James] Macpherson's theories about the druids and bards and a comment on his Fingal poem; 302, extracts from the Universal Magazine of Knowledge and Pleasure, 1768; 303-04, a transcript of [Taliesin's poem] 'Gwaith Argoed Llwyfain' with an English translation thereof by W[illia]m Whitehead (see Edward Jones: Musical and Poetical Relicks of the Welsh Bards . . . (1784), pp. 5-6); 307-10, an English translation of the title-page of Theophilus Evans: Drych y Prif Oesoedd . . ., ail arg. [1740], and of pp. 107-10 of the text of the work; 315-16, a copy of a letter from 'Christopher Crabstick', servant of Mr. Windham [Thomas Wyndham of Dunraven Castle, co. Glamorgan], to Captain Wind[s]or [Captain Thomas Windsor, R.N.), undated (a satirical attack on recipient's decision to offer himself as a candidate in the parliamentary election for the county of Glamorgan [?1789]); 323, draft copies of an election song to accompany the preceding item; 317-20, brief notes on the topography, agriculture, mineral wealth, etc., of the three main divisions of Glamorgan; 321-2, an advertisement for a proposed history of the town of Cardiff and lordship of Glamorgan; 326, a copy of the proposed title- page of Edward Williams's intended 'History of the Ancient British Bards or Druids' to be published in 1795; 327-30, notes on Welsh poetic metres ('Am gysefin ansawdd y mesurau') and on bardic ceremonial ('defodau . . . wrth gynnal gorsedd'); 333-4, prose items with the superscriptions 'Casbethau serchog', 'Llyma lythr anfon serch o waith D.G. o lyfr Ovydd', 'Dewisbethau serchog o lyfr Ofydd', and 'Casbethau Eiddig'; 335-6 two sequences of stanzas (twenty-one and twenty-four respectively) of Welsh prophetic verse with each stanza commencing with the words 'Coronog faban . . .', the first sequence being taken, with revised orthography, from Thomas Pugh: Brittish and Out-landish Prophesies . . . (London, 1658) [pp- 47-51, 37-8] (for the text of both sequences see Iolo Manuscripts . . ., pp. 276-82); 337-8, an incomplete copy of a Welsh poem describing the county of Glamorgan, its towns, etc. (for the missing portion, i.e., stanzas 1-30, see Iolo Aneurin Williams MS 97 in the National Library of Wales); 339-40 transcripts of two 'cywyddau' attributed to Ieuan ap Hywel Swrdwal and Gruff. ap Ieuan ap Llywelyn Fychan; 341-2, a transcript of a letter in Welsh from the poet Gronw Owen from Donnington, co. Salop, to William Elias, 1751 (for the text of this letter and notes on problems relating thereto see J. H. Davies (ed.): The Letters of Goronwy Owen . . . (Cardiff, 1924), pp. 3-4, 203-04); 343-5 medical maxims in Welsh; and 347-8, transcripts of 'englynion' by Wm. Llyn, H[uw] Llyn, and Edward Morris. Also included are miscellaneous notes on bardic, literary, and historical matters, etc.

'Iolo Morganwg'.

Miscellanea,

Miscellaneous papers and fragments containing notes, transcripts, lists, copies of his own poems, etc., by Edward Williams ('Iolo Morganwg') bound together in one volume. The contents include holograph copies of Welsh poems by Edward Williams himself using the bardic names 'Iolo Morganwg', 'I[orwer] th G[wili]m', and 'Ior[wer]th Morganwg'; transcripts of Welsh strict- and free-metre poems (often incomplete) including single stanzas attributed to Huw Morus and Edward Morus (pp. 60, 65), a few stanzas attributed to Gronwy Owain (p. 78), and an 'englyn' attributed to Iorwerth Fynglwyd (p. 141), etc.; a short list of Welsh names of 'different sorts of grass or hay in Glam[organ]' (p. 32); a short list of 'Glum[organ] proverbs' (p. 42 ); draft copies or transcripts of the words of two English election songs written in connection with a parliamentary election in co. Glamorgan [? the election involving Thomas Wyndham of Dunraven Castle and Capt. Thomas Windsor, R.N., in 1789] (pp. 75-6); a ? draft version of an English poem entitled 'Bardic Institutes, a Vision Written in an ancient Bardic circle on Morlais Hill near Merthyr Tidvil, Glam.' (pp. 80-82); excerpts from the work of various Welsh poets headed 'Quotations from Bards relating to usages, Institutes, mythology, Literature, etc., of the Bards' (pp. 83-4 and possibly 193-4); an incomplete copy of an English poem 'The Royal Shepherd' (p. 87); a note in Welsh recording a meeting held at Pen y Bont ar Ogwr [Bridgend, co. Glamorgan] to celebrate victories over [Napoleon] Bonopart (p. 90); a short list of Welsh strict poetic metres headed 'Dosparth Llawdden' (p. 101); a very brief note on 'Lords Halls of Courts and Justice at Coyty, Lantwit, St. Brides, St. Athan, Penmark, [and] Lancarvan [co. Glamorgan]' and 'Baronial Court Halls' of the vale of Glamorgan and Monmouthshire (p. 103); a list in Welsh of some of the traditional customs and pastimes of Glamorgan ('Hen Arferion a Defodau Morganwg') (pp. 105-06); an anecdote relating to Morgan ab Ithel o Forganwg, Hywel Dda, and Blegywryd (p. 107); an anecdote relating to efforts made to deprive the Welsh of education subsequent to the rebellion of Owain Glyndwr, the renewal or spread of the practice of writing by inscribing on wood, and the teaching of this practice to the bards of Gwynedd and Powis by Ieuan ap Hywel Swrdwal and Llawdden Fardd (pp. 115- 116); notes relating to Welsh poetic metres (pp. 139-40, 142, 183-4); a non-chronological list of events in English and Welsh history, 852-1415 ( pp. 143 + 48); a prose tale entitled 'Ystori Rhitta Gawr' (p. 144); statistical tables giving the population of twenty-one parishes in the hundred of Swansea [co. Glamorgan], and four parishes in the hundred of Carnawllon, Caermarthenshire, 1811 (p. 145); brief notes containing speculation as to the state of the province of Siluria [south-east Wales] at the time of the Roman withdrawal, with references to the ancient seminary at Carlion, place names reminiscent of the 'first Planters' of Christianity in the province, monumental inscriptions, etc. (p. 149); ? draft versions or transcripts of the words of Welsh psalm or hymn tunes (pp. 166-7); medicinal recipes in Welsh (pp. 187-90); notes on the 'corfan' or metrical foot in the class of poems called 'dyriau' (p. 184, second sequence); a list of towns, etc., in co. Glamorgan headed 'Town Halls of [ ]' (p- 195); miscellaneous Welsh word lists; miscellaneous triads; extracts from the works of various Welsh bards; and other miscellanea. Some of the notes have been written on the reverse of a promissory note signed by Edward Williams ('Iolo Morganwg') in London, 13 January 1794 (p. 96), the reverse side of an account rendered by Thos. Williams, marble mason, to Hercules Clarke, mason, in respect of a chimneypiece (pp. 164 + 169), and the reverse side and margins of a copy of printed proposals, May 1799, for publishing a periodical to be called Eurgrawn Cymraeg neu Drysorfa Gwybodaeth (pp. 187 + 190).

'Iolo Morganwg'.

Miscellanea,

A volume (pp. 5-310) containing items of an extremely varied nature in the hand of Edward Williams ('Iolo Morganwg'). Included, pagination in brackets, are lists or groups of Welsh words, sometimes with English definitions or equivalents or notes (17, 25, 29, 34, 38, 43, 47, 53, 80-82, 89, 102, 125-6, 134, 142, 157, 161, 170, 182, 196, 203, 219-20, 225, 235-6, 238, 242, 245, 247, 263, 282, 292); extracts from Aneurin's 'Gododdin' headed 'Silldorriadau Gododin' (119-20); notes, sometimes very brief, on or relating to Welsh bardism (21, 27, 57, 72, 127, 156, 187, 192-3, 195, 244, 258), song writing (32), the characteristics of the work of Cattwg, Taliesin, and Aneurin (32), the coming of the Cymry to Britain from Deffrobani and their loss of sovereignty to the Romans and Saxons (36), the knowledge of letters amongst the ancient Britons (37), King Arthur's court (46), the 'modern literary dialect of the Welsh' and the medieval prose and verse of South Wales (49), Welsh poetic metres called ' traethodyn milwr', 'traethodyn cwtta', and 'traethodyn chweban' (52), Merfyn Gwawdrych, 9th cent., and his contemporaries (61), the poet Twm ab Ifan ab Rhys, ? early 17th cent. (69), 'cynghanedd' and the Welsh strict poetic metres with references to an 'eisteddfod' in the time of Ifor ab Ifor of Maeshaleg, a bardic assembly at the monastery of Penrys [co. Glamorgan], temp. Edward IV, when Gwilym Tew exhibited an 'awdl', etc. (77- 8), white blackbirds and sparrows seen at Landough and wild canaries at Lantwit [co. Glamorgan] (98), the relinquishment or retention of ancient arts by nations in proportion to their progress (104), Siôn Rhydderch and his Welsh grammar [Grammadeg Cymraeg, 1728] (119), the use of the prefixes an- and di- in Welsh (133), 'Tair Cynghanedd Anianol' (150 ), 'Cynghanedd ewinog' (151), the use of various rhymes and 'cynganeddion' in Welsh (152), bardic 'cadeiriau' of or at Llanfihangel Glyn Afan, 1355, Llangynwyd, 1452, Y Wenar, 1462, and Tir Iarll, 1488 (159), the two sounds of the letter Y in Welsh (160), the bardic 'Cadair Tir Iarll' (185), the construction of 'Coelbren y Beirdd' (242), the bard Owain ap Rhydderch, late 15th cent. (273), and manifestations or representations of God (290- 91); transcripts of Welsh poems or stanzas of Welsh poems or extracts therefrom attributed to Llelo Llantrisaint sef Llywelyn ap Hywel ap Ieuan ap Gronw (23), [Edward Williams] 'Iolo Morganwg' (50, 68, 82, 87, 217), ? Twm ab Ifan ab Rhys (69), Llawdden (129-30), Wm. Moses (149), Taliesin (240, 242), Thos. Daf. Miles (266), Syr Roger Cyffin 'offeiriad Llanberis' (267), and Risiart Fychan 'o Gors y Gedol' (268); transcripts of unattributed Welsh poems including stanzas of hymn-tunes (23-4, 30, 34, 45, 51, 104, 115, 116, 121, 128, 1311, 148, 175, 191, 213, 232-3, 234, 274 + 283, 278-80); transcripts of English poems (107, 197, 212, 261, 284 + 273); miscellaneous Welsh triads (33, 172, 206, 247); short lists of Welsh proverbs or proverbial sayings (48, 167, 176, 231, 293); a prescription for the cure of rheumatism (50); an anecdote relating to the struggle between Caradawc ab Bran ap Llyr and the Romans, the burning of forests in Britain, and the building by Manawydan fab Llyr of a prison called 'Carchar Oeth ag Anoeth' from the bones of those slain in battle, allegedly extracted from [a manuscript called] the 'Yniales' (65-8; for another copy of the anecdote see NLW MS 13152A above); a prefatory note to an intended collection of proverbs, moral aphorisms, etc., allegedly composed or compiled by Cattwg Ddoeth (73-4); a list of old Welsh musical instruments ('Offerynau Cerdd arwest yr hen Gymry') (80); a transcript of the opening paragraph of an alleged version of 'Gramadeg Einiawn Offeiriad' (83); notes on (a) the situation and extent, and (b) the divisions of the county of Glamorgan being sections 1 and 2 of a projected chapter to be headed 'Geographical State and Circumstances' which presumably would have been Chapter 1 of a work on the said county (91-2); an incomplete list of bardic, literary, and other topics in English and Welsh, e.g. 'Cannons of Etymology', 'Miscellanies relating to Welsh poetry', 'Achau Saint Ynys Prydain', 'MSS. in Jesus College Library', under the superscription 'Collecting Sheets 8vo' (99); a list of nine topics such as 'Diarhebion Morganwg Annosparthus', 'Mangofion Gwynedd 1799', etc. (101); (continued)

A list of thirteen topics, e.g. 'Princes of Southwales', 'Anecdotes of Howel Dda', 'Meddygon Myddfai', etc., headed 'For Mr. Rees, Caermarthen' (105); copies of memorial inscriptions ? in St. Athan parish church (107-08); a list of six rules headed 'Unitarian Discipline' (113); a list of fifteen topics or personal names of a varying nature, e.g. 'Llangyndeyrn Marble at Caerm[arthe]n', 'Donne the Satirist', 'Taly Llycheu Church, D.G.' (114); a list of eight 'Ysgriflyfrau gan Iolo Morganwg 1800' (127); a list of Welsh proverbial sayings or advisory precepts some in verse form and some attributed to Cattwg Ddoeth (141, 144-6); a list of the names of six series of Welsh triads (147); a list of the names of thirteen persons headed 'Selfeducated persons in Glamorgan Vale' and a second list containing the names of eight persons headed 'Glamorgan Mountains' the persons named in this list apparently belonging to the same category as those in the first list (158); a list of eight topics or items, e.g. 'Llythyrau Dafydd o'r Nant', 'Rheolau Tudur Aled', etc., which were to be included in an unspecified work (164); brief genealogical data relating to the family of Einiawn Offeiriad (171); a list of Welsh 'Enwau Llefydd' ( 172); brief incomplete notes relating to the development of Welsh literature headed 'English Preface to Cyfrinach y Beirdd' (214); an explanatory note on 'cynghanedd groes' in the form of question and answer between pupil and master (251-2); a draft of a memorial and remonstrance to the members of, and subscribers to, the 'Fund of the South Wales Unitarian Society for the Diffusion of Christian Knowledge' expressing concern at irregularities in the conduct of the society (265 + 260); patterns or examples of metres and metric lines headed 'Specimens of Welsh Lyrics and Verse' (262); a list of the names of six Welsh bards, 1650-80, to refute L[ewis] Morys's assertion that no good 'cywydd' had been written since the reign of Elizabeth (267); brief notes on the activities of [John] Poyer and [Rowland] Laugharne in the Civil War in South Wales and a list of English sovereigns, 1603-1760 (269); ? observations on a proposed 'Essay on the Ancient Welsh Literature', etc. (271); synopses of the contents of ? six chapters of a proposed 'Collection for a New History of Wales from Ancient Welsh MSS.' ('On the Origin of the Cimbri', 'Principles of Ancient British Government', 'The Ancient Institution of the Bards', etc.) (272); music for an unspecified air (296); and notes and a sketch relating to a plan of a 'meeting house, octagonal or circular' (298). Some of the notes, etc., have been written on the verso or in the margins of a copy of a printed notice by White and Barnards, Barge Masters, advertising their services, 1800 (100), a copy of a printed notice issued by the Caslon Letter Foundry, London, advertising their preparedness to provide printing types and materials (123), imperfect copies of a printed leaflet, 1797, announcing an 'eisteddfod' to be held under the patronage of the Gwyneddigion Society in 1798 (142-3, 204-05), a copy of printed proposals, 1811, for a new edition of 'The History of Wales written originally in Welsh by Caradoc of Llancarvan translated into English by Dr. Powell and augmented by W. Wynne' (194 + 191), 'An Exemplification of Masons' Work done for Robert Jones, Esqr., of Fonmon Castle . . . Burton Causway by William Baker, Mason, 1813 and 18[14] as attested by Thos. Raecliff and Edward Williams in 1814 (198-9, 210-11), a ? holograph letter from R. Evans from Cowbridge to . . ., undated (personal) (220-21), an account for goods purchased by E. Williams [? 'Iolo Morganwg'] from James Bradley, chemist, Cowbridge, in 1816 (226 + 239), a printed calendar of prisoners in ? Cardiff Gaol, ? 1803 (227 + 238), a copy of printed proposals for publishing George Dyer's Memoirs of the Life and Writings of . . . Robert Robinson of Chesterton (234 + 231), and a ? holograph note from Thomas William to Edward Williams [? 'Iolo Morganwg'], 1814, informing him that Christopher ? James wished to see him (259 + 266).

'Iolo Morganwg'.

Cyfreithiau Hywel Dda, etc.,

A volume containing (pp. 1-131) an eighteenth century copy of a Welsh text of the laws of Hywel Dda corresponding to the text of the 'Dimetian' version or that published as Cyfreithiau Hywel Dda yn ôl Llyfr Blegywryd (Dull Dyfed) (Caerdydd, 1942). A note at the end of the text states that it was transcribed by Edward Whittington at the request of the Reverend David Wynne, incumbent of the parish of Machynlleth (1711-1732], and that the task was completed in July 1715 ('Y Llyfr hwn ar archiad y parched[i]g wr Mr. Dafudd Wynne, sef person plwy Machynlleth, a ysgrifenwyd gen Edward Whittington, ag y dibenwyd y 26 dudd o fis Gorphenaf yn y flwyddyn 1715 ynghylch 775 o flynyddoedd ar ol gwneuthur y y [sic] gyfreith hon'). Pages 137-75, which are possibly in the hand of the Reverend David Wynne himself, contain miscellaneous historical and genealogical notes relating to Dyfnwal Moelmud ('Gosodedigaeth Dyfnwal'), the hundreds and commotes of Wales ('Llyma y modd y Rannwyd Cantrefoedd a Chymydau holl Gymru yn amser y Tywysogion diwaethaf or Brutaniaid nid amgen Gr[uffudd] ap Ll[ywely]n a Ll[ywely]n ap Gr[uffydd]'), the princes of Wales ('Notes . . . taken out of a Coppy of Record had in the Tower of London. De Principibus Walliae Notae breviter desumptae'), the lordship of Oswestry ('Llyma ddangos y modd yr aeth Arglwyddiaeth Groes Oswallt oddiwrth y Cymry'), and the fifteen tribes of North Wales, these last having been extracted from the book of Lewis Dwnn ('Allan o Lyfr Lewis Dwnn Deputy Herald at Arms dros holl Gymru dam Glarencieux a Norroy . . .').

Edward Whittington and [?David Wynne].

Cornish place-names

Memoranda relating to the topography of Cornwall; genealogical and historical references of Welsh interest; English and Welsh phrases; etc.

Miscellanea

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

Miscellanea

Three volumes of miscellaneous notes and fragments relating to Welsh literature, history, archaeology, etc.

Miscellanea

Miscellaneous notes by Walter Davies relating mainly to Welsh literature, history, and archaeology.

Miscellanea

Miscellanea mainly in the hands of John Jenkins and Walter Davies and relating to the history, literature, ecclesiastical affairs, and music of Wales; a document relating to the collation of Richard Humffreys to the living of Aberhavesp, February 21, 1628 9; a fragment in the hand of Edward Lhuyd; a letter from Maudline Nanne to Robert Vaughan, May 24, 1636; etc.

Documents relating to Wales

'Antiquarian and Historical Documents &c. relating to Wales', including transcripts by John Jenkins of abstracts and extracts made by John Lloyd, Caerwys, from Sebright manuscripts.

Eight tales of Wales,

Typescript copies of eight short stories or tales entitled 'Gold for Gold ', 'The Hunchbacks of Lavan Sands', 'The Minstrel's Timely Return', 'The Origin of Bala Lake', 'Manleth of Cwm Brochan', 'The Parish Stocks', 'The Mystery Man of the Lost Land', and 'The Bell of Llanpennar'. Also a typescript copy of a letter from Llewelyn Jenkins ? from Liverpool, to [ ], [19]21, drawing recipient's attention to these stories which are said to be the work of the writer's friend and to be 'based on Welsh Traditions and History'. Three of the stories, more particularly 'The Minstrel's Timely Return', which is based upon an episode in the career of Sir John Owen of Clenennau, co. Caernarvon, during the Civil War, have a Welsh historical background, whilst the others partake more of the nature of Welsh traditional or folk tales.

'Llyfr Coch Asaph'

A miscellaneous collection of records mainly relating to Wales compiled towards the middle of the seventeenth century. -- The manuscript begins on page 53 with extracts from 'Llyfr Coch Asaph', with the additions from the hand of William Bullocke, as in Peniarth MS 231 - a manuscript written by Robert Vaughan, Hengwrt, and most probably the immediate source of the Nefydd version; the 'summa' of 'Llyfr Coch Asaph' compiled in 1602, which is also contained in Peniarth MS 231, as well as the list of contents of another St. Asaph record - the 'liber pergamenus' which is now deposited with the Church in Wales records at the National Library; a transcript of a record of proceedings on a writ of quare impedit brought by the Prince of Wales against Howel Gymen and a hundred and seventeen others, touching the advowson of a prebend in the collegiate church of Holyhead ('prebenda de Castro Keby') supplied by 'Mr. Ellice the Councellor'; a collection of historical records relating to Wales taken directly from the hand of Robert Vaughan in Peniarth MS 236; a transcript of the 'Historia Britonum' of Nennius, copied out of a book given to John Selden by William Camden, compared with a version in 'Oxford Library' under the name of 'Gilda Minor', and ending with an extract from a Cottonian manuscript (pp. 245-88); a copy of the statutes of Chester Cathedral, temp. Henry VIII (pp. 289-310); 'Ymrafaelion henwau Ynys Brydain', etc. - seventeen chapters of pseudo-history and description of the Isle of Britain (cf. slightly different versions in Peniarth MSS 163 and 215), with a supplement containing accounts of place-names not included in the main text, a reference to the earthquake of 1574/5, the wonders of Scotland and Ireland, the conversion of the various British nations to Christianity, and 'y naw helwriaeth', 'mesurau cerdd dant', and 'trioedd mab y krinwas' (pp. 312-49). -- At the end of the volume are a number of documents relating to Cheshire and Flintshire - a note of entail of Flintshire lordships, Flintshire rents of assize, the customs of Dee mills and other records taken from a book of Edward Whitby, recorder of Chester, and a transcript of Robert Vaughan's copy of the fealty roll of the Prince of Wales, 29 Edward I .

Bullocke, William

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