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'Gwallter Mechain' letters,

Autograph letters to the Reverend Thomas Richards, Berriew from Walter Davies ('Gwallter Mechain') (1808, 1824, 1831); letters (copies) to Thomas Stephens, Merthyr from 'Gwallter Mechain', 1847; letters (copies) to Jonathan Reynolds, Merthyr from 'Gwallter Mechain', 1847; autograph letter to the Reverend George Mathews, Berriew from 'Gwallter Mechain' (1819); autograph letter to Evan Evans, Aber Rhyw from 'Gwallter Mechain'; autograph letter to the Reverend R. Richards, Caerwys from 'Gwallter Mechain' (1814); autograph letter to the Trustees of Mrs Bevan's Charity School from 'Gwallter Mechain' (1831); copies of letters to various people in the hand of 'Gwallter Mechain'; letters and addresses to 'Gwallter Mechain' by David Phillips on behalf of the inhabitants of Dolgwynfelin; Tegid (1839); Jenkins, Kerry (1829).

Autograph letters,

Autograph letter to Miss M. Richards, Bryn Tannall, 1873, from T. G. Jones, Llansantffraid; autograph letter to the Reverend Thomas Richards, Llangyniew, 1828, from David Davies, Mallwyd; autograph letter to the Reverend J. Ll. Richards, Llanowddyn, 1843, from Hugh Evans, Utica, on the back of which is a letter to his wife, 1843, from Hugh Evans, Utica; autograph letter to John Jones, Llanfyllin, 1848, from John Owen Jones, Illinois; autograph letter to his wife and children, 1843, from Hugh Evans, Turin; autograph letter to the Reverend J. Richards, Llanowddyn, 1842, from John H. Evans; autograph letter to the Reverend David Richards, Llansilin, 1820, from Thomas Beynon; autograph letter to Miss Richards and sister, 1862, from William Rowlands ('Gwilym Lleyn'); autograph letter to the Reverend Mr Richards, Caerwys, 1840, from Robert Davies; autograph letter to the Reverend Mr Richards, Llansilin, 1823, from David Davies, Berkeley Square, London; autograph letter to Mair Risiart, [n.d.], from Angharad Lwyd; autograph letter to the Reverend D. Richards, Llansilin, 1820, from J. Parry, Bowman Street, London; autograph letter to the Reverend T. Richards, Welshpool, 1824, from John Parry; autograph letter to the Reverend Robert Williams, Oswestry, 1846, from R. Lloyd Edwards, Nanhoron; autograph letter to the Reverend Robert Williams, Oswestry, 1842, from Alfred B. Clough, Daventry; a case opposing the election of Sir Richard Bulkeley, Knt., and Thomas Mostyn, esq., as burgesses of Conway, [n.d.]; autograph letters to the Reverend Robert Williams from R. Garnett, 1849, and I. Price, 1834; autograph letters to the Reverend Robert Williams from William Williams, Pont Penrhyn, 1803, R. P. Williams, Dublin, 1865, W. J. Rees, Presteign, 1847, 1844, 1848, and E. G. Salisbury, Birkenhead, 1847; autograph letters to Mrs Watkins, Moelycerni, Aberystwyth from James William Watkins, St Helens, 1806, 1807, and R. Morgan, Hay, 1814; autograph letters to Mr Watkins, Moelycerni, Aberystwyth from Humphrey Jones, Portsmouth, 1806, and M. Morgan, Hackney, 1806; autograph letters to Mr Watkins, Moelycerni, Aberystwyth, 1818, from E. Watkin, Laughton; autograph letters to Pryse Pryse, esq., MP, 1824, from R. Williams, Aberystwyth; autograph letters to Mrs Watkins, Aberystwyth, 1815, from R. Davies, Denbigh; bill for the funeral of Mr John Morgan, 1773; verses composed on hearing the bells of Llanbadarn, 1842, by E. W.; autograph letter to Mr James Watkins, Aberystwyth, 1806, from A. Jenkins, Lampeter; autograph letter to Mr David Morgan, Talybont, 1769, from Thomas Morgan; deed of release signed by Thomas Lloyd, David Lloyd and Thomas Roberts of Llangynfelyn, Cardigan, 1732; autograph letter to W. Morgan, 1814, from R. Morgan; autograph letter to Gwallter Mechain, 1824, from Hannah Walter, Kinmel; autograph letter to the Reverend D. Silvan Evans, 1873, from John James Hughes, Caernarfon; autograph letter to the Reverend D. Silvan Evans, 1883, from Samuel Roberts, Conway; memorandum of an agreement between Owen Owens of Pant-y-Dwr, Tal-y-llyn, Merioneth and the Reverend D. Silvan Evans; autograph letter to the Reverend D. Silvan Evans, 1875, from James James, London.

Autograph letters,

Autograph letter to the Rev. T[homas] Richards, Darowen, 1837, from E. Wyatt, St Asaph; miscellaneous extracts of Welsh poetry, [19 cent.]; autograph letter to the Rev. D[avid] Richards, Kidweli, 1810, from Elizabeth Richards, Darowen; autograph letter to the Rev. T[homas] Richards, Darowen, 1809, from D[avid] Richard[s], Kidweli; autograph letter to the Rev. D[avid] R[ichards], Llansilin, [n.d.], from Angharad Llwyd (?); autograph letter to the Rev. David Richards, Llansilin, 1818, from David Williams; autograph letter to the Rev. T[homas] Richards, Llangyniew, [n.d.], from R. Humphreys; autograph letter to the Rev. D[avid] Richards, Llansilin, [n.d.], from John Evans, Llanfyllin; autograph letter to Mrs Watkin, Aberystwyth, 1823, from D. Griffith, Bettws; autograph letter to Mr D. Morgan, Machynlleth, 1777, from R. Morgan; autograph letter to Mr James Watkins, Aberystwyth from William Maybury; autograph letter to the Rev. D[avid] Richards, Llansilin, 1818, from James Homer, Llanfihangel; will of Jane Evans of Cemmes, Montgomeryshire, witnessed by T[homas] Richards, vicar of Darowen, 1807; an inventory of the goods and chattels of Hugh Roberts of Llanymowddwy, Merioneth, 1788; autograph letter to Miss Richards, Oswestry, 1856, from Maurice Jones; autograph letter to Mr Llewelyn, Calonrwydd, 1822, from Evan Evans, Aberhiw; autograph letter to the Rev. T[homas] Richards, [n.d.], from James Evans, Llanwddyn; autograph letter to Miss Richards, Meifod, 1856, from A. Bowen, Welshpool; autograph letter to the Rev. Mr Richards, Eglwys Fach, 1782, from Evan Richards, Bryn Eugan; fragments of letters and lines addressed to the Rev. Thomas Richards, [19 cent.], from various authors; autograph letter to the Rev. David Richards, Kidweli, 1812, from Thomas Richards, Darowen; autograph letter to the Rev. Thomas Richards, Berriew, 1824, from 'Robin Ddu Eryri'; autograph letter to the Rev. David Richards, Llansilin, [n.d.], from A. Owen; autograph letter to Miss M. Richards, Darowen, [n.d.], from Hugh Jones; fragments of poems.

Autograph letters,

Autograph letter to the Rev. Mr Richards, Caerwys, 1824, from Robert Parry ('Robin Ddu Eryri'); autograph letter to Miss M. Richards, Darowen from W. E. Jones ('Cawrdaf'); autograph letters to the Rev. Thomas Richards, Berriew from Angharad Llwyd, [n.d.], William Owen, 1821, and Aneurin Owen (Nantglyn), [n.d.]; autograph letter to the Rev. Thomas Richards, Darowen, 1800, from David Jones, Llandrillo; autograph letter to the Rev. Mr Richards, Eglwysfach, 1783, from I. J. Morgan, Penllwyn; autograph letter to the Rev. Thomas Richards, Llanymowddwy, 1800, from the Bishop of St Asaph; autograph letter to the Rev. R. Richards, Darowen, 1837, from L. Gwynne, Tremeirchion; Welsh poems by Evan Evans ('Ieuan Glan Geirionydd'); poems addressed to Evan Evans by Robert Parry; autograph letter to Lewis Gwynne, esq., Darowen, 1825, from D. Davies, Chester; autograph letter to the Rev. Thomas Richards, Berriew, 1825, from Thomas Jones, London; autograph letter to the Rev. Thomas Richards, Berriew, [n.d.], from W. Owen ('Eos Glan Hafren'); Welsh poetry by various authors.

Barddoniaeth, etc.

A volume of transcripts partly in the hand of Mary Richards, Darowen containing 'englynion', etc. by David Richards ('Dewi Silin'), Thomas Morris (Pentre Gwyn), 'Iorwerth ab Robert ab Arthur ('neu Ned Glan Gwryd, Glyn Ceiriog'), John Cain Jones ('Siôn Ceiriog'), John Jones ('Myllin'), Robert Davies ('Bardd Nantglyn'), P. Morris (Llanfair Caer Einion), John Athelystan [sic] Owen ('Bardd Meirion'), Walter Davies ('Gwallter Mechain'), Dafydd Savage ('Dewi Caer Einion'), Robert Parry ('Robyn Ddu Eryri'), Evan Jones (Darowen), J. Robert (Hersedd), [William Williams] ('G[wilym] Caledfryn'), Owen William (Waun fawr), [William Ellis Jones] ('Cawrdaf'), 'S. Llwyd', John Blackwell ('Alun'), D. Hughs (Huws) (Cynwyd), E. Evans ('[Ieuan] Glan Geirionydd'), Thomas Edwards ('Arwydd y Delyn', Corwen), [? Thomas Williams] 'Eos Mynydd', M[orris] Jones ('Meurig Idris', Dolgellau), Dafydd Jones ('Dafydd ab Ioan', Llan Collen), 'Ioan Cadfan' (Llangadfan), William Edwards ('Gwilym Padarn'), [John Evans] 'Ioan Maelor', etc.; letters and incomplete letters to David Richards ('Dewi Silin'), Mary Richards and other members of the family of Richards of Darowen from Arthur James Johnson [recte Johnes], 1854 (the death of John Lloyd (Llwyd) Richards, curate of Llan Owddyn (Llanwddyn), David Richards ('Dewi Silin'), 1811-26 and undated (a memorial to Thomas Edwards ('Twm o'r Nant'), a request for a tenancy from Sir Watkin to Samuel Bromley, a feast called 'Ciniaw y Mawn', payment for Y Gwyliedydd, the appearance of 'y gwr lledrithiawg', personal), Thomas Price, Pembrey, 1812 (a request for the services of a clergyman), John Hughes, Llangollen, 1826 (an invitation to preside at Llangollen Eisteddfod), Thomas Roberts [Llwynrhudol], London, 1820 (thanks for the reception of Gwyneddigion members during recent eisteddfodau in Wales and the appointment of addressee (David Richards) as an honorary member of the Society), Roger Clough, Tyn y Celyn, 1824 (Llangollen Eisteddfod committee meeting), Angharad Llwyd, Caerwys, undated (2) (the contents of a letter from Dr. Meyer, the death of Cynddelw [Richards], Welsh manuscripts, Llangollen Eisteddfod, personal), Thomas Cynddelw Richards [son of 'Dewi Silin'] (2) from Maenor House, Ruthin, 1845 (a psalm book, personal), J. Jenkin ['Ifor Ceri'], 1813 (an invitation to dinner), Edward Jones, undated (two manuscripts in the possession of Edward Jones, Llangollen), William Edwards ('Gwilym Padarn'), Waunfawr, 1821 (a gift of £1 from Powys Cymrodorion), Robert Davies ['Bardd Nantglyn'], 1825 (personal, subscriptions to a publication by the writer, news of friends), Dafydd Jones, Llan Collen, 1820 (enclosing 'englynion'), etc.; meditations by Thomas Richards at the end of his first day, 16 July 1826, in his new parish of Llangynyw; 'Helyntion A fuont ar ddamwain a digwydd i D[avid] Riichards] yn ei daith o Blwyf Darowen ... i Nantglyn ... 1814'; obituaries of John Lloyd Richards [1854], Thomas Cynddelw Richards [1848], David Richards ('Dewi Silin'), 1826, etc.; a biographical note on Jane Richards (1756-1842), wife of Thomas Richards, Darowen, etc.

Llyfr Hir Mair Richards,

A manuscript consisting largely of transcripts and memoranda by Mary Richards and Thomas Richards of Darowen. The volume appears originally to have been used as an account book of receipts and disbursements in respect of the farms of Llwyn, Cafnmaelen and Byrthlwydd [parish of Dolgellau, Merioneth], 1799-1802, and also to record biographies of [James Crichton, 'The Admirable'], Sir Francis Walsingham, Sir Francis Drake and William Cecil, Lord Burghley. The additions made by the Richards family consist of contemporary and some near-contemporary poetry in both strict and free metres by Walter Davies ('Gwallter Mechain'), Robert Parry (Eglwysfach, Denbighshire), [Morris Jones] 'Meurig Idris', Robin Ddu o Fôn, David Richards ('Dewi Silin'), Sion Pryse (Penant Mowddwy), [John Jones] 'Myllin', Dafydd Ellis (Mowddwy), William Owain (1822), [Thomas Edwards] 'Twm o'r Nant', John Roberts (Herseth), [Hugh Jones] 'H[uw] Erfyl', Evan Evans ('Ieuan Glan Geirionydd'), William Jones ('Cawrdaf'), David Rees (1785), John Morgan ('o Lanfread Ceredigion'), Hugh Moris, Robert Davies ('Bardd Nantglyn'), Evan Evan ('o Arwydd yr Arth'), H. Griffith ('H[arri] Goch'), Robt Parry (Darowen), Robert Richard ('mab Hugh Richard Tailiwr Darowen'), [William Williams] 'Gwilym ab Iorwerth' (Darowen), Richard Richards [Meifod], William Pugh, J[ohn] H[ughes], Pontrobert, [John Jones] 'Ioan Tegid', Robert Dafydd ('o Fowddwy'), [Daniel Evans] 'Daniel Ddu o Geredigion', Edward Taliesin Llwyd (Tal y bont, swydd Gaerdigan'), John Athelystan [sic] Owen ('Bardd Meirion'), John Blackwell ['Alun'], John Morris ('Y Wern Philyp, Llanbadarn'), David Morgan (1743), Dafydd Morris (Llanfair Caer Einion), [Robert Williams] 'Robert ap Gwilym Ddu', W. Jones (Llanerful), ? Morris Jones (Towyn), ? Lewis Richards ('Person Llan Erful'), Thomas Williams (Llanfihangel) ['Eos Gwynfa', or 'Eos y Mynydd'], Evan Williams (Darowen), Dafydd Thomas ('Dafydd Ddu Eryri'), [William Edwards] 'Gwilym Padarn', John Williams (Dolgelley), Dafydd William (Llandeilo fach), Thomas Ellis (Caerwys), etc., and anonymous compositions; transcripts and extracts from earlier manuscripts, consisting largely of 'cywyddau', 'awdlau', etc. by Ifan Llwyd, Edward Urien, Huw Mathew, Leilin [recte Heilin] Fardd, Rys Cain, Davydd ap Gwilim, Dafydd Nanmor, Lewis Trefnant, Efan Tew, Mathew Bromfield, Syr Owen ap Gwilim ('Persson Owen'), Owen Gwynedd, William Llyn, Huw Arwystl, John Philip, Rissiart Philip, Sion Cent, Evan Llwyd Owain Erigain [recte 'o waun Einion'], Morus ap I[eu]an ab Einion [Morus Dwyfech], Lewys Glyn Cothi, Edmund Prys, Owain ap Rhys ap Sion ap Howel Koetmor, Sion Tudur, Ystyffan Bardd Teiliaw, Thomas Lloyd Iangaf ('o Penmaen'), Thomas Pryse (Plas Iolyn), Gwilim ap Ieuan hen, William Cynwal, Syr Rhys Carno, Dafydd Llwyd Llywelyn ap Gruffydd, Meredydd ap Rhys, Llywelyn ap Guttun, Sr Huw Jones ('Bicar Llanvair Ynyffryn Clwyd'), Taliesin, Howel ab Reinallt, Sion Brwynog, Iorwerth Fynglwyd, Gutto'r Glyn, Huw Penant, Gruffudd D'd ap Howel, Howel Cilan, Dafydd ap Einion, Gruffudd ap Jenkin ap Llywelyn Vychan, Gruffudd Hiraethog, Deicin Kyfeiliog, Ifan Tudur Owen, Huw Kollwyd [recte Kollwyn], Iefan Brydydd hir, Iolo Goch, etc. and anonymous compositions; letters from W[alter] D[avies] ['Gwallter Mechain'] to T[homas] Richards, Berriew School, 1824 (inscriptions on medals), John Davies, Llanbryn Mair to Mary Richard, Darowen, 1828 (a request for a carol), Dafydd Richards ['Dewi Silin'] to his brother Richard Richards, undated (an appointment), William Tolman, Carnarvon, to [Mary Richards], 1826 (engraving on silver cups presented to Llanbeblig Church), John Blackwell to D. Richard ['Dewi Silin'], Llansilin, undated (enclosing 'englynion'), and Robert Nanney [Llwyn, Dolgelley], Dartmouth to [Thomas] Richards, Llan y Mowddwy, 1793 (the writer's tithe); 'Gofrestr or Tansgryfwyr at y Cwpanau Arian a gasglwyd yn y flwyddyn 1823'; notes on excavations of cairns in Darowen and Cemes; a treatise, being 'a Preface to a Book composed by me L[ewis] M[orris] Entitled Y [swe]lediad byr or holl Gelfyddydau a gwybodaethau Enwogaf yn y Byd June 1729' (extracted from Cwrt Mawr MS 200; see Y Gwyliedydd, 1837, 85-6 et al, and Cymru XII (1897), 261-4: a note on page 185 verso states that 'Trysor Gell Barddoniaeth ... Gan Lewis Morris' (Cwrt Mawr MS 200) was then in the possession of Mrs Watkin, Moel Cerni, Llanfihangel Genau'r Glyn, Cardiganshire, and that she also possessed several other manuscripts. Mrs Watkins' father, Mr Morgan 'o Lanfread' is stated to have been a friend of Lewis Morris); 'Grwgnachrwydd yr Oes. Sef Traethawd byr ar un o destynau Eisteddfod Tal y Cafn ... y 30ain o Hydref 1823. Gan Ednyfed', pedigrees (eg Dr John Davies, Mallwyd and Thomas Jones, Esgir Evan, Llanbryn Mair); medical recipes; memoranda and diary entries; cut-out autographs; press cuttings, etc. The volume is lettered 'Llyfr Hir Mair Richards'.

Transcripts by Mary Richards, etc.

A volume originally intended as an arithmetic rule and exercise book but largely used by Mary Richards to record transcripts of fragments of 'Llyma ddeall y Pader Ynghymraeg', ['Breudwyt Pawl Ebostol'], etc., letters from Griffydd Jones (Griffydd Glan Gwynion'), Dolgelle to [Mary] Richards, undated (enclosing a gift of two books) and from Morris Jones ['Meurig Idris'], Dolgellau to the Reverend Thos Richards, Llangynyw, 1845 (a concert at Dolgellau, the double action Cambrian harp) and 'cywyddau' by Gruffydd Hiraethog, Guto'r Glynn, Tudur Aled, William Llyn, Ieuan Tew [Ieuanc], Tudur Penllyn, Huw Kae Llwyd, Llywelyn Goch Amheurig hen, Dafydd Nanmor, Gruffydd Hafren, Syr Owen ap Gwilim, Sion Philip, Bedo Brwynllys, Morys Dwyfech, Dafydd ap Edmwnd, Llowdden, Tomas Penllyn, Meredydd ap Rys and Sion Tudur. On the inside lower cover is an extract beginning 'E Mab Enogi a wnaeth dri ffug Lyfr Ynys Brydain ...' copied from a book of Sir Thomas Llwyd, 'Person Kemes', which later passed into the hands of Angharad Llwyd, Caerwys. Among a number of items pasted on the inside upper cover and fly-leaf is an engraving entitled 'Begging Devotees of China & Jugglers mounted on tame Tigers'.

Transcripts by Mary Richards, etc.

A volume originally intended as an arithmetic exercise ('Accompt') book of Jane Richards, Darowen, 1807, and subsequently used largely by Mary Richards to record transcripts of personal memoranda by the Reverend T[homas] Richard[s], Darowen, 1818; letters from T. Richards, Darowen to his children Lewis [Richards] and Jane [Richards], 1837 (the writer's illness) (said to be the writer's last letter) and to his son, the Reverend T[homas] Richards, Berriew, 1826 (the recipient's appointment to the rectorship of Llangynyw), Richard Humphreys, London to Thomas Richard[s], Llangynyw, 1860 (a Welsh church for London), Thomas Gill, Llanowddyn to T[homas] Richards, Llangynyw, 1854 (the death of John Llwyd Richards), the Reverend Maurice Jones, Pennant [Melangell] Vicarage to the Reverend R. Richards, Meifod, 1854 (the death of J. Ll. Richards), [Walter Davies, 'Gwallter Mechain'] to T[homas] Richards, Llangynyw, 1847 (a gathering 'ysbleddach yr alawyddion' at Caledfryn yn Rhos), R. Prys Morris, Dolgellau to M[ary] Richards, 1875 (a request for 'englynion' and pedigrees towards a proposed history of seven parishes between the rivers Dyfi and Maw), J. N. Foulkes, Machynlleth to [Thomas Richards, Darowen], 1833 (requesting his assistance at a Bible meeting), etc., a tabulated account of excursions ('Teithiau') by Mary Richards, Darowen to Aran Fawddwy and Cader Idris, 1800-71 and undated, etc.; poetry ('englynion', 'cerddi', 'cywyddau', etc.) by Moris ab Evan ab Dafydd, Lewis Jones (Nantl...), Richard Abraham, Cadwalad[r] Robert, Hugh Morris, Evan Evans (['Ieuan] Glan Geirionydd'), [Maurice Jones] 'Meiric Idris', Richard Thomas ('o Sir Fon'), John Davies ('ar eu ymadaid [sic] ir America'), John Edward Dafydd ('Can Garwriaethol Gyflwyned I Eisteddfod Blunfield New York ... Nadolig 1873', with a letter to his parents at Llan Erful), J. [recte Edward] Jones ('Person Llanfair'), John Roberts (Dolgelleu), Rowland Jones (Llanuwchlyn), Richard Humphreys (Llanfair), [David Thomas] 'D[afydd] Ddu [Eryri]', 'Dafydd Peblig', Sion Tudur, Tudur Aled, William Edwards ('Gwilym Padarn'), Dafydd Richard ('Dewi Silin'), Gruffudd ab Ieuan ab Llywelyn Fychan, John Blackwell ['Alun'], etc., and incomplete and anonymous poetry; a valentine from Jane [Richards] to D. Richard[s], Llansilin; extracts from 'Gramadeg [Einion Offeiriad]' ('rhai a ddywaid mae un Goronwy Owain ydoedd a ysgrifenwyd ar femrwn o 1500...'); etc.

Transcripts by Mary Richards, etc.

A volume originally intended as an account book (receipts and disbursements in respect of wine, tobacco, house expenses, etc.), January - February 1800, but subsequently used by Mary Richards to record transcripts of letters from Henry Griffith, perpetual curate of Llandrygarn and Bodwrog, to T[homas] Richard[s], Llanerful, 1860 (the death of the Reverend R[ichard] Richards), Richard M. Bonnor, Bryngwalia to David Richards, Llansilin, undated (the writer's desire to perfect himself in the Welsh language), 'Dafydd ab Ioan', Llangollen to D[avid] Richard[s], 1823 (an adjudication by the recipient at Llangollen eisteddfod), William Williams [printer, Brecon] to D[avid] Richards, Llansilin, 1824 (payment for [William Warrington's] History of Wales, a prospectus of [Edward Williams:] Cyneirlyfr ... ), J. Blackwell ['Alun'], Jesus Coll[ege], Oxon to T[homas] Richard[s], Berriew, 1828 (the death of Charles Clough's wife, the writer's studies, Jesus College Missionary Association, the possibility of [John Jones] 'Tegid's appointment to be Head of Lampeter College, greetings to 'the illustrious Gwalter'), Howell Parry, Dolgelley to William Robert, 1779 (an action touching a tenement in Llan y Mowddwy), David Richard[s], Llansilin to [John Luxmore], bishop of St Asaph, 1820 (a visit from Luxmore), C. H. Mitchell to David Richards, Llansilin, 1819 (an exchange of books) (with a reply), David Richards ('D[ewi] Silin'), Llansilin to the Reverend Rowland Williams, Meifod, 1826 (a misunderstanding in connection with a book brought from Mr Walter Davies's house at Manafon), [William Williams] 'Gwilym ab Iorwert' (Darowen) from Llan Idloes to M[ary] Richards, 1851 (thanks for a Grammar, the writer's poetry and literary interests, details of the writer's family, the writer's employment), Elinor Jones ('merch Rev. [Robert] Jones Rector Llanrhaidr'), Llanrhaiadr [ym Mochnant] to T[homas] Richard[s], Llan y Mo[w]ddwy, 1789 (an offer of assistance with needlework); W[alter] Davies ['Gwallter Mechain'], Manafon (one letter in the third person) to T[homas] Richard[s], Berriew, 1823 (a request for books for E. Ridge, 'the scholar of Dolgynvelyn', a request for a meeting), John Solomon Jones ('Shon fawddwy') London to Mary Richards, London, 1819 (accounts of the campaign to establish a Welsh Church in London), Jame[s] Hughes, Llys Meirchion to Dafydd Richard[s], undated (a Sunday engagement by the recipient), etc.; poetry ('cywyddau', 'englynion', 'carolau', etc.) by Wiliam Edward ['Gwilym Padarn'] (Waun fawr), ?Edward ap Rhys Wynne ab William Prys (Clegyrog, Fellow of Wadham College, Oxford), ? Lodwick Lloyd, Dafydd ab Gwillim, [John Jones] ('Myllin'), E[van] E[vans] (['Ieuan] Glangeirionydd'), Dafydd Richards ('Dewi Silin'), 'D[afydd] ab Ioan' (Llangollen), [William Williams] 'Gwilym ab Iorwerth', [Rowland Parry] 'Ieuan Carn Dochan', Hugh Morris ('Allan o hen Lyfyr i Hugh Morris'), W[alter] Davies ('Gwallter Mechain'), Dafydd Morris (Llanfair Caer Einion), [John Jones] ('Ioan Tegid'), [Robert Roberts] 'Robin Meirion', Robert Dafydd ('Bardd Nan[t]glyn'), Iorwerth ab Robert ab Arthur (Glyn Caerog) ('neu Ned Glan Gwryd'), Gwerfyl Mechain, Gutto'r Glynn, Morris Dafydd ('alias Mowddwy'), [Peter Jones] ('Pedr Fardd') ('o Lynlleified'), Jonathan Hughes, E. Jones (Darowen), John Athelustan [sic] Owen, Robert Morris (Hendre Fair), Sian [Jane] Richards ('Enid Mathrafal') (Darowen), [John Jenkins] 'Ivor Ceri', Llywelyn goch ap Merrick hen, Gruffudd Gryg, etc., and anonymous poems; and miscellanea, including an extract from the charge of [Edward Copleston], bishop of Llandaff, 1845, an eulogy on the occasion of the coming-of-age of R. Bonner, Bryngwalia, 1820, an account of 'Rejoicings at Llan Silin' to celebrate the birth [1820] of the heir of Wynnstay [aft. Sir Watkin Williams-Wynn, 6th bart], lists of priests, bearers, mourners, etc., at the funeral of the Reverend John Llwyd Richards, Llangynyw [1854], a list of contents of a manuscript of 'cerddi' and 'cywyddau' sent back to Thos Jones of Llangadwaladr, Denbighshire, 1831, a broadside printed by William[s] & Jones, Dolgelleu, [c. 1808], in aid of Robert Edwards, a native of Machynlleth ('Second son of the celebrated Tanner, William Edwards ap Griffith ap Morgan ... Conductor to and over ... Cader Idris ... '), a list of subscribers towards a bardic chair to be presented to Walter Davies ['Gwallter Mechain'] (the chair was to be made of Montgomeryshire oak, 'after the model of that which he filled with so much credit to himself at the late eisteddfod at Carmarthen'), 1820 (with a memorandum of payment of £3 to Mr Clayton of Kerry, 1821), a short account of an ascent of Aran [Fawddwy] made by M[ary] Richards and others, 1800; etc. The volume is written from both ends. Among the items mounted on the inside covers and fly-leaves are printed verses in memory of Mrs [Jane] Lewis, wife of R[oderick] Lewis, vicar of Llanbrynmair, 1828.

Transcripts by Mary Richards, etc.

A volume originally intended as an account book of receipts by T[homas] Richards in respect of Berriew School, 1813-26, and the curacy of Montgomery, 1815-20, and subsequently used by Mary Richards to record transcripts of poetry ('englynion', hymns, free metre stanzas, etc.) by Thomas Llwyd Iangcaf (Pen Maen), Thos Roberts ('Philo Cadfan'), Evan Evans ('[Ieuan] Glangeirionydd'), William Jones ('Gwilym Cawrdaf'), Rowland Parry ('Ieuan Carndochan'), Henri Griffyth ('Hari Goch o Wynedd') (Llanrwst), W. Williams ('Gwilym Bryn Mair'), [John Jones] ('Ioan Tegid'), Aneurin Owen, W[alter] Davies ('Gwallter Mechain'), [David Richards] ('Dafydd Ionawr'), Dafydd Richards ('Dewi Silin'), Robert Davies (Nantglyn), Robert Parry (Eglwysfach), Evan Jones ('y Saer', Darowen), [William Williams] 'Gwilim ab Iorwerth' (Darowen), John Blackwell ['Alun'], Evan Brees, D. Thomas ['Dafydd Ddu Eryri'], David Charles [1803-80], Caerfyrddin, etc.; letters from Philip Vaughan, secretary, Cambrian Society in Gwent, from Brecon to Thomas Richards, Llangynyw, 1821 (an acknowledgement of the receipt of a 'Book of the proceedings in Powys', the election of the recipient to honorary membership of the Society), and to David Richards, Llansilin, secretary, Powis Society, 1821 (the election of the recipient to honorary membership), S. Lovat, Llangedwyn to David Richards, 1820 (a payment, a reference to Pool Eisteddfod), J. Ingram, Douglas to the Reverend Robert Nanney, Dolgelley, 1787 (the writer's financial affairs), W. Williams ('Gwilim ab Iorwerth'), Glan Clywedog Mill, Llan Idloes to Mair [Richards], 1851 (Welsh strict metres, Welsh services at Llanidloes Church, Eisteddfod Madog), John Blackwell, Oxford to [Mary] Richards, 1824 (an enclosed stanza by 'Tegid'), Ann [ ], Glan Machles to her father Evan Robert, Darowen, 1821 (personal), Ch. Meyer, Llanrhaiadr [ym Mochnant] to Thomas Richards, Llangynyw, 1850 (the writer's stay with ['Gwallter Mechain'] and his proposed visit to Llangynyw), W[alter] Davies ['Gwallter Mechain'] (in the third person) to T[homas] Richard[s], Berriew, 1823 (a request for books for E. Ridge, the schoolmaster of Dolgynfelyn), Rowla[n]d Parry ['Ieuan] Carindochan'), 'Ysgol Rhydymain yn agos ir Blaenau' to [Thomas] Richards, Darooen [sic], 1819 (a shortage of books at the writer's school), [David Richards] ('Dewi Silin') to the Reverend [ ], undated (the writer's inability to assist the recipient next Sunday) (incomplete), Dafydd Hywel [David Howells] ('Cyfreithiwr o Fachynlleth'), Llanfair Caer Einion to [Mary] Richards, 1872 (Welsh singers at the Crystal Palace), etc.; depositions of witnesses touching the boundaries of, and rights to, a common called Ty Issa ir Hengwm Cowarch [Llanymawddwy, Merioneth] 1749; adjudications by R. Richards, Caerwys and another on poems on the shipwreck of St Paul; a deposition [after 1780] of Thomas Edward of Llan y Mawddwy, Merioneth, administrator of the estate of Griffith Jones of the parish of Sai[n]t Leonard, Foster Lane, London touching a debt due from Henry Parry of Cleneney, Caernarvonshire, dealer and chapman; 'Henwau y Pedwar ar hugain Marchog oedd yn llys y Brenin Arthur', 'Yr wyth fyd neu uchelderau y mae r Astronomyddion yn crybwyll am danynt', couplets extracted from 'cywyddau' of Edmwnd Prys, Huw Arwystl, Ieuan Tew and others, and an 'englyn' by Ioan Prichard (1670) from a manuscript written by John Morrus, 1784; the memorial inscription of William Foulkes, Ll.D., Mae[s] y Glwyden (ob: 1727/8); etc. Much of the poetry of 'Ieuan Glan Geirionydd', 'Gwilym Cawrdaf' and 'Ieuan Carndochan' was composed at Darowen Vicarage around the period 1822-3 and these transcripts are profusely annotated by the scribe. The volume was largely compiled during the years 1855-60 but there are some later entries dated to 1871. Among the insets and the items mounted on the inside covers is a pen-and-ink portrait of Thomas Richard[s], Darowen.

Transcripts by Mary Richards, etc.

A volume originally used by Thomas Richards, Darowen to record the rules of Darowen Church Sunday School ('Rheolau perthynol i Ysgol Sabbothol Eglwys Darowen') [1824]. Beginning at the end, also in the hand of Thomas Richards, are 'Cadwaen Iachawdwriaeth', a list of subscribers (among them Thomas Richards) to Welsh Bibles, and 'Crefyddau', being statistics of religious membership of European countries. The remainder, and by far the greater part, of the volume was afterwards used largely by Mary Richards to record transcripts of letters from Thomas Gerrard, Chamberlain['s] office, Counsel [sic] House, Bristol to T[homas] Richard[s], Darowen, 1836 (an annuity payable at Bristol to Mary Evans, a blind resident of Darowen), Griffith Williams, Dolgelleu to Mair Richard[s], Darowen, 1838 (the death of the recipient's father), Moris Jones ('Meurig Idris') from Manafon to Mair Richards, 1841 (the death of the recipient's mother), Edward Hughes, Cambridge to [Mary] Richard[s] [1841] (the death of the writer's mother), J[ohn Luxmore], bishop of St Asaph, from London to [Thomas] Richards, Darowen, 1826 (the writer's decision to waive the living [of Llangynyw] in favour of his son [Thomas Richards]), R. Brougham, London to T[homas] Richards, Darowen, ?1818 (a return by the recipient), T[homas] Richard[s], Llan y Mowddwy to the Reverend [ ], 1787 (a gift of dry fish in acknowledgement of services in signing Bounty papers), Morris Jones, Darowen Villa, Lancaster Road, N.W. to M[ary] Richards, Llan Erful, [1870] (the London School Board, the Franco-Prussian War, a tribute to the recipient's father, enclosing an 'englyn', personal), John Jones, vicar of Llandderfel, to [?Thomas Richards, Llangynyw], 1840 (the death of the recipient's sister [Elizabeth Richards]), [Reverend] W. Lewis, Abergregan to T[homas] Richards, Llangynyw, 1841 (the death of the recipient's mother), Elizabeth Davies, Trewylan Hall to [Thomas Richards, Llangynyw], 1841 (the death of the recipient's mother), Arthur James Johnes, Garthmyl to [Thomas Richards, Llangynyw], 1841 (the death of the recipient's mother, the writer's pamphlet on the prospect of the Welsh Church), etc.; a list of texts of the sermons of T[homas] Richards, Darowen; biographical and other memoranda relating to the family of Richards of Darowen; poetry in strict and free metres, largely addressed to, or in memory of, members of the Richards family by William Williams ('Gwilym ab Iorwerth') (Darowen), W[illiam] Roberts ('Gwilim Aran') (Dolgellau), [Morris Jones] ('Meurig Idris') (Dolgellau), Hugh Hughes (Darowen) Dafydd Elis ('hen Of o Fowddwy'), Thomas Owain ('Ysgol Feist[r]') (Tal y llyn), Owen Roberts (1795), Walter Davies ('Gwallter Mechain'), [Rowland Parry] ('Ieuan Carn Dochan'), William Williams (Pantycelyn), T[homas] Richard[s] [Darowen], Evan Evans ('Arwydd'r Arth', Welshpool), Robert Parry ('Robyn Ddu Eryri'), [William Edwards] ('Gwilym Padarn'), ?Richard Richards (Caerwys) ('yn ysgrifenlaw R.R. Caerwys') a list, compiled in 1837, of books in the library of T[homas] Richards, Darowen; etc. Among the insets and papers mounted on the fly-leaves and inside covers are an acknowledgement, 1820, of the receipt by T[homas] Richards, vicar of Darowen to Thomas Williams of Llanfihangel [yng Ngwynfa], Montgomeryshire of seven books of Psalms called Telyn Dafydd for disposal to his neighbours and parishioners, and a prayer in the hand of Thomas Richards, Darowen. The outside upper cover is inscribed 'Ysgol Sul Eglwys Darowen 1824'.

Darowen tithes; transcripts by Mary Richards; etc.

A volume originally used fairly extensively by Thomas Richards, Darowen as a rentroll of tithes set in the parish of Darowen, 1824-31. Beginning at the end, also in the hand of Thomas Richards, are a note from the Shrewsbury Chronicle, 1829, on the 'Rearing of Apple Trees'; medical, veterinary and household recipes; and accounts of receipts and disbursements (tithes, road rates, rents, etc.) of Thomas Richards, 1827-31. The remainder of the volume was used by Mary Richards, circa 1850-4, to record transcripts of a list of books in the library of Thomas Richards, Darowen; letters from Evan Richards to Thomas Richard[s], curate of Eglwys fach, near Dovy furnace, undated (religious meditations, a pocket Bible), Ch. Meyer, Llanrhaiadr [ym Mochnant], to T[homas] Richards, Llangynyw, undated (news of W. Davies ['Gwallter Mechain'], an invitation to the recipient and Arthur [James] John[e]s), Thos Jones, L[eintwar]dine [aft. of Creaton], to Thos. Richard[s] [at Llangynfelyn], 1779 (personal), and [Evan Evans ('Ieuan Glan Geirionydd')], Trefriw to T[homas] Richard[s], Darowen, 1823 (the writer's preparations to enter St Bees, the writer's return to Trefriw, personal) (original in Cwrtmawr MS 534, Letter No. 13); a receipt for a sum of £1 l0s. paid for a sundial for the use of the parish of Darowen, 1761; accounts of disbursements by T[homas] Richard[s] at Llanganfelin [Llangynfelyn], 1776-81, and a list (p. 17) of the first pupils entered in his school at Llan y Mowddwy, 1789; poetry in strict and free metres ('cywyddau', 'englynion', etc.) by Robert Parry ('Robin Ddu o Eryri'), [William Williams] ('Gwilim ab Iorwerth'), Ieuan ap R[hys] ab Llywelyn, Huw Caellwyd, Rhys ab Cynfreig Goch, Dafydd ap Ieuan Llwyd, Sion Kerri, Tudur Aled, Roger Kyffin, Dafydd ap Jenkin an Owen, W[illiam] Phillip, Doctor Sion Kent, Gruffyth ab Goronwy Gethin, Edmwnd Prys, Edward Urien, Tuder Penllyn, Walter Davies ('Gwallter Mechain'), [John Jones] 'Tegid', William Cynwal, Hu[w] Llun, Rhys Iorwerth Fynglwyd, Gryffyth ap Efan, Dr Richard Dafis ('Esgob Dewi'), Sion ab Sion, Sion Tudur and Howel Borthor (o'r Trallwng'), and anonymous poems. Among the insets and items mounted on the inside covers are a letter from J. Topham to [ ], 1786 (Mr Stocks's donation); an undated petition by William Davies, late of Cemmes, Llanegrin, Merioneth for a charitable contribution from Price Jones, Cyfronydd (petitioner claims that Cemmes, now in Pryce Jones's possession, was previously the property of his own father John Davies); and Hirnant rent accounts between T[homas] Richards and Captain Gwynne, 1816-18. One of the sources quoted by Mary Richards is a manuscript of Sir Thomas Llwyd, 'Person Cemes, Sir Drefaldwyn'. The outside upper cover is inscribed '1825 Tithe Book'.

Transcripts by Mary Richards, etc.

A composite volume, comprising five exercise books and numerous pieces mounted therein, largely in the hand of Mary Richards, Darowen. The contents include an appeal on behalf of the 'Welsh Metropolitan Church', 1841, together with a list of subscriptions, and a brief account by Mary Richards of the origin of the movement; a prospectus of Seren Gomer, 1813; a list of subscribers to a testimonial by the laity and clergy of the diocese of St Asaph to [Edward Herbert, 2nd] earl of Powis; a prospectus of [Y] Protestant, a Welsh fortnightly newspaper [1839]; letters from Ellis Edward, Penrhos to [ ], 1786 (the will of Thomas Owen, rector of Darowen), Eleazar William, Liverpool to R[ichard] R[ichards], Vicarage, Meifod, 1855 (the death of the recipient's brother Thomas), [ ] Brithdir to [Mary] Richards, 1838 (rejecting a Madam Bevan School) (incomplete), William Owen ('Ab Owen Glan Hafren') to T[homas] Richard[s], Berriew, 1824 (an invitation to a Bible Society meeting, 'englynion' to [John] Jenkins ['Ifor Ceri']), [John Jones] ('Myllin'), Llanfyllin to [David] Richards, rector of Llansilin, 1826 (a request for six copies of the Ieithiadur of Robert Dafydd [Nantglyn] for the newly-formed Welsh Society at Llanfyllin), William Williams ('Gwylym ab Iorwerth'), [Darowen] and Llanidloes, to Mair Richards, 1827-51 and undated (the writer's education by the recipient, poetry by the writer, Denbigh eisteddfod (1828), a proposed Welsh Society at Darowen, the receipt of a grammar), W. Toleman, watchmaker, Carnarvon to M[ary] Richard[s], 1826 (engraving on two silver cups for Llanbeblig Church), J. W. Prisiart, Plasybrain to Owain William, Bwlch, Pentraeth, 1825 (the writer's health, Welsh orthography) (incomplete), David Jones, minister [curate in charge], Cyffyliog [sic] to D[avid] Richards, Llansilin, 1817 (banns of marriage), Edward Richard, parish clerk ('clochydd'), Llansilin to Thomas Richards, Llangynyw, 1830 (a proposed memorial stone for David Richard), T. Beinion, Rayto(w)n to David Richard[s], Llansilin, 1824 (personal, the writer's studies), George Sibley, Can Office to T[homas] Richards, Llangynyw, undated (the return of a pony), and M[ary] R[ichards], Llangynyw to [ ] [London], 1857 [recte 1851] (personal, the death of Aneurin [Owen], a tea at Meifod, references to friends]; poetry in strict and free metres ('englynion', etc.) by 'Elidir', W[alter] D[avies] ['Gwallter Mechain'], William Williams ('Gwilym Cyfeiliog'), [Morris Jones] ('Meurig Idris'), Mrs Mytton ('A Welsh Translation of Mrs. Mytton's Cambrians Holyday'), Evan Evans ('[Ieuan] Glangeirionydd'), R. Llwyd (Mathrafal), [Robert Llwyd Morris] ('Rhufionawg') [sic], Dafydd Richard ('Dafydd Ionawr'), [Isaac Llwyd, Mold] 'Gwyddon' (see N1922E, 22), Thomas Edward (['Twm o'r] Nant'), R[obert] D[avies] (Nantglyn), Daniel Jones (Liverpool), [William Williams] ('Gwilim ab Iorwerth'), Evan Jones (Darowen), William Jones ('G[wilym] Cawrdaf'), Rowland Parry ('Ieuan Carndochan'), Aneurin Owain, [W. Williams] 'Gwilym Bryn Mair', Thomas Lewis, E. Lewis ('E. ab Dewi'), [David Jones] ('Ieuan Cadfan'), William Philip, David Ellis (Mowddwy), Hugh Jones ('Hugh Erfyl'), D[avid] R[ichards] ('Dewi Silin'), Harri Parry (Graig y Gath), etc., and anonymous poems; a list of bards at Conway Eisteddfod, 1861; triads, 'Adar llwch gwin', 'Y Pedair Camp ar hugain', 'Naw helwriaeth', etc., from a manuscript belonging to Simon Jones; medical recipes; calligraphic exercises; etc. Some of the transcripts are dated within the period 1856-61. Among the pieces mounted on the inside covers of the exercise books is A Card, Intended to be privately put into the hand of one that Swears, written (according to an accompanying note by Mary Richards) by the Reverend John Llwyd, vicar of Hindolveston, Norfolk, son of David Llwyd, Cymerau, Tal y Bont [Cardiganshire].

Transcripts by Thomas Richards and David Richards, etc.

A composite volume comprising three exercise books and insets largely in the hands of Thomas Richards, Darowen and David Richards, Llansilin. The contents include a list of names, ages and dates of death of 176 eminent ecclesiastics ('Cofrestr o Enwau, Oedran ac amser marwolaeth y Gwyr enwog canlynol ... '); a tract, 1753 (transcribed 1822), explaining the reasons for the adoption in Great Britain in 1752 of the Gregorian or New Style Calendar ('... y Rhesymmau amlycaf paham y gwnaed y cyfnewidiad diweddar yn y Flwyddyn, ydys yn alw yr Ysteil newydd'); short biographies of early and late British historians ('Ychydig o hanes yr Awdwyr mwyaf hynod a ysgrifennasant am y Brutaniaid yn yr Ynys hon yn gynar ac yn ddiweddar ...'), based on Joshua Thomas: Hanes y Bedyddwyr, Ymhlith y Cymry... (Caerfyrddin, 1778); 'Ymddiddan Myrddin a Gwenddydd' and prophecies attributed to Myrddin and Taliesin; prophetic poetry ('cywyddau', etc.) by Dafydd Llwyd Llewelin ap Griffydd, ?Griffidd ap Dafydd Fychan, Robin Ddu, Owain Twna, Dafydd Gorllech, Ifan Brydydd hir, Huw Pennant, Edwart [ap Rhys], Dr Sion Cent, Ie[uan] Dyfi, Iolo Goch, ?Meredith ap R[hys], Llywelin ap Owain, Rhys Goch or Yri, Thomas Prys (Plas Iolyn), etc.; 'englynion' by Davydd Richard ('D[ewi] Silin') and [John Jones] ('Myllin'); Awdl i'r olygfa o ben clochdy St Paul, Llundain, 1825, by [William Williams] ('Gwilym Cyfeiliog); 'Awdl Ymweliad ei Fawrhydi Sior y Pedwerydd ag ynys Fon' by [William Ellis Jones] ('G[wilym] Cawrdaf') (said in an accompanying note by Mary Richards to be in the hand of Evan Evans ('Ieuan Glan Geirionydd'); 'Coelbren y Beirdd'; a table of first lines of 'cywyddau', etc. by mediaeval Welsh bards; a list of titles of books of Welsh poetry and pedigrees, etc. The first exercise book, belonging to Thomas Richards, is dated 1814 and the second and third, belonging to David Richards, 1811-14?

Transcripts by Mary Richards, etc.

A volume originally intended as an arithmetic exercise book but subsequently used by Mary Richard to record transcripts of poetry, largely 'englynion' and 'cerddi', by Rhys Cadwaladar, Edward Llwyd, Edward Jones (1794), [Morris Jones] ('M[eurig] Idris'), Edmund John Lloyd [curate of Tremeirchion], D. R. Pugh ('Ap Huw'), Tudur Aled, John Ellis, Thomas Roberts ('Philo Cadfan'), [John Jones] ('Myllin'), 'Ieuan Glan Tanad', Harri Parri (Craig y Gath), J. W. Hughes ('Edeyrn ab Nudd'), [John Jones] ('Ioan Tegid'), Watcin Jones (1731), D[avid] R[ichards] ('Dewi Silin'), T. E. [?Thomas Edwards] (Corwen) (1823), Henry Humphreys (1817), Gryfydd Howel, E.B. ('o Bowys'), Richart [Davies] ('Esgob Dewi'), Roger Kyffin, Dr Thomas ('Treforis, Kidwely'), Edward Morrice, Robert [Davies] ['Bardd Nantglyn'], [William Ellis Jones] ('Cawrdaf'), Hugh Morys, etc., and anonymous poems; letters from M[ary] R[ichards], Llangynyw to 'Elan R[ ], 1851 (personal, the death of Aneurin Owain, a tea at Meifod) (two copies), and from London to her parents, 1818 (personal, visits to friends and sightseeing visits in London) (25 pp.), J[ohn] Jones ('or Morfa'), London to [Thomas] Richard[s] [Darowen], 1819 ('plygain' services, efforts to establish a Welsh Church, personal), David Davies, London to David Richards, Llansilin, 1820 (personal, a situation for the writer in the country), J[ohn] J[ones] ('Glan y Gors'), London to [ ] Richards, 1820 (visits to France, Denbigh Eisteddfod, the receipt of a Breton grammar and vocabulary, a poem by 'Vychan or Gwyndill', a reference to the recipient's sister [Mary Richards]), M. Jones ('Meirig [?Idris]), Manafon to T. C. Richards, undated (personal, news of friends), W[alter] D[avies] ['Gwallter Mechain'], Llanrhaiadr to T[homas] Richards, Llangyniew, 1840 (personal, requesting a letter), Adam Sedgwick, Cambridge to [Mary] Richards, Llangyniew, 1855 (the death of the recipient's brother [Thomas]), John Jones ('Tegid'), Ch[rist] Ch[urch], Oxford to T[homas] Richards, Aberhyw, 1822-6 (the writer's studies, Church news, poetry by the writer, the writer's edition of a Welsh and English Prayer Book for the SPCK) and from Llanasa to D[avid] Richard[s] at Nantglyn, 1815 (the writer's contest with the country rhymesters ('rhigymyddion'), visits to Tremeirchion and Halcin, assistance for Daniel Evans ['Daniel Ddu o Geredigion'] against 'Cawr Gwan', a tribute to Robert Davies, Nan[t]glyn), J. W. Hughes ('Edeyrn ab Nudd'), Llanfyllin, 1845, to L[ewis] Richard[s], Llan Ervul, 1845 (the writer's poverty), Robert Davies ('Bardd Nantglyn') to D[avid] Richard[s], Llansilin, 1824 (personal, references to R[oger] B[utler] C[lough] and Aneurin [Owen], a proposed visit to [an eisteddfod at] Welshpool), T[homas] Price ['Carnhuanawc'], Crickhowel to T[homas] Richards, Berriew, 1824 (the recipient's interest in Breton Scriptures) and Philip Vaughan, Brecon, secretary, Cambrian Society in Gwent to Thomas Richards, Llangynyw, 1821 (thanks for a book of the proceedings in Powys, the election of the recipient to honorary membership); 'Dyma enwau y saith Gysgadur'; a prospectus of 'Difyrwch y Credadyn' by Henry Humphreys, Llanfechan, together with testimonials by David Richard[s], Llansilin and Walter Davies ['Gwallter Mechain'], Manafon, 1825; a brief account of the gallantry of the Welsh Fusiliers at the battle of Alma, 1854; a method of determining the dominical letter in the Calendar to the year 1899; a list of Welsh commotes and parishes; an appeal on behalf of a presentation to Sir Watkin Williams Wynn as a mark of sympathy on the occasion of the fire at Wynnstay, 1858, together with a list of subscriptions collected by Miss [Mary] Richard[s] and Miss Farmer, Meifod; 'Adar llwch gwin' (incomplete); 'Cyfarwyddyd i ddarllaw cwrw'; etc. Some of the poetry is copied from the book of 'Cadwaladr Robert, Llany Mowddwy 1685' (pp. 53 verso, 54 recto).

Transcripts by Mary Richards,

A manuscript almost entirely in the hand of Mary Richards, Darowen containing transcripts of the opinion of Sir William Jones [orientalist and jurist] on the Scriptures ('Barn Syr William Jones y Tra dysgedig Ysgolhaig Am yr Ysgrythyrau Sanctaidd Yr Hon a ysgrifenodd ar ddalen wen yn ei Feibl ei hun'); prayers by Thomas Richards, Darowen; copious biographical memoranda relating to the family of Richards of Darowen; letters from Thomas Richards, Darowen to members of his family, 1814-37 and undated (the appointment of Lewis Richards to the rectorship of Llanerful, local and family news, the writer's health, news of friends, a new school for Hugh Jone[s] Maesglase, a Christmas service, the receipt of tithes), to [John Luxmore, bishop of St Asaph] [1829] (jealousy arising from a meeting at Darowen) (incomplete), to [ ], 1809 (Darowen charities), to [ ], 1814 (enclosing [bishop's] transcripts), to Mrs Lewis, Post Office, Machynlleth, 1817 (a debt due to the recipient), to the Reverend [ ], undated (thanks for a benefaction), to Mr [Daniel?] Crosthwaite, portrait painter, Liverpool, 1837 (personal, a proposed visit by R[ichard] Richard[s]), and to Baron [Sir Richard] Richard[s], Caer Ynwch, 1796 (personal, conveying a gift of a Dovey salmon); letters from [Mary Richards] to Thomas, Lewis and Jane [Richards], 1837 (the health of the writer's father), L[ewis] Richards, Jes[us] Coll[ege], Oxford to D[avid] Richard[s], Llansilin, 1842 [recte 1824] (the writer's ordination), Adam Sedgwick, Cambridge to Mary Richards, Llangynyw, 1855 (the death of the recipient's brother Thomas) (two copies; see also MS 284), Charles Meyer, Pen Main to [?Thomas Richards] undated (a visit to the recipient), D. R. Thomas, Cefn Rectory, S[t] Asaph to [Mary] Richard[s], 1876 (the death of the recipient's sister Jane), Walter Davies ['Gwallter Mechain'], Manafon to D[avid] Richar[ds], Llansilin, undated (a visit to the recipient, a collection of musical compositions) and to T[homas] Richards, Llangynyw, 1837 (the death of Thomas Richards, Darowen), Griffith Williams, Dolgellau to Mair Richards, Darowen, 1838 (the death of the recipient's father), Moris Jones ('Meurig Idris'), Dolgellau to Mair Richards, 1841 (the death of the recipient's mother), William Pughe, Mallwyd to T[homas] Richard[s], Darowen, 1810 (a benefaction for the writer), Roderic Lewis, Llanbryn Mair to T[homas] Richar[ds], Darowen, 1833 (a petition for the better observation of the Sabbath), R. Brougham, London to T[homas] Richards, Darowen, 1848 [sic] (a return by the recipient), J. J. Muncher, Bristol to T[homas] Richard[s], Darowen, 1837 (an annuity for Mary Evan, a blind person of Darowen), Augustus [Pemberton] Salisbury, Exeter College [Oxford] to T[homas] Richards, Llangynyw, 1848 (the death of the writer's 'poor friend'), Evan Evans ['Ieuan Glan Geirionydd'], Aberrhyw to the Richards family [at Darowen], 1823 (the writer's arrival at Aberrhyw and his impressions of the place, news of friends and greetings to friends) (original letter in Cwrtmawr MS 534), Robert Davies ('Bardd Nantglyn') to T[homas] Richard[s], Darowen, c. 1820 (the writer's stay at Nannau and proposed visit to Carmarthen, enclosing poetry), Thos Charles, Bala to [Thomas Richards at Llan-ym-Mawddwy], 1796 (the payment of a draft), William Farre, Carno to T[homas] Richards, Darowen, 1837 (accepting an invitation, Mr Crossthait [sic] and a likeness of the recipient and Mrs Richard[s]), (Lewis Hughes, bishop of St Davids] to [ ], 1791 (the receipt of Darowen annual and lactual), Arthur Gardener [London] to [T[homas] Richards, Darowen], 1834 (Church Influence Society), David Jones, Penant to T[homas] Richards, Llan y Mowddy, 1787 (the ordination of the writer as a deacon), etc.; poetry in strict and free metres by Robert Dafydd (Nantglyn), D. Davies ('Pruddfab'), [William Roberts] ('Gwilim Aran') (Dolgellau), William Williams ('Gwilim ab Iorwerth') (Darowen), Morris Jones ('Meirig Idris') (Dolgellau), Edward Davies ('Heddgeidwad', Llan Erful), Walter Davies ['Gwallter Mechain'], Evan Evans (['Ieuan] Glan Geirionydd'), [Benjamin Jones] ('P. A. Mon'), Robert Parry ('Robin Ddu Eryri'), Aneurin Owen, [William Edwards] ('Gwilym Padarn'), Roger Butler Clough, Sion Powel, (Llansannan), Owan Robert, [T.] Richard[s] (Darowen), [Rowland Parry] ('[Ieuan] Carn Dochan'), [John] Athelystan Owen ('Bardd Meirion'), etc., and anonymous poems; a list of subscriptions at Llan y Mowddwy for Welsh Bibles and New Testaments, 1899 [recte 1799]; an appeal by T[homas] Richards on behalf of S.P.C.K. to the churchwarden and overseers of the poor of Darowen for subscriptions towards the distribution of Bibles, 1835; accounts of 'plygain' and Christmas services at Darowen Church, 1826-36; a voucher of T[homas] Richards for books, 1804-5; an application to the Governors of Christ Church Hospital on behalf of Evan Jones, Darowen for assistance from the Reverend William Heathrington's Charity to the Blind, 1815; a petition on behalf of Mary, daughter of John Jones and Mary, his wife, a blind person resident in Llanbrynmair, for an annuity from the Charity of John Merlot, Bristol, 1820; a message of thanks to [Ashley Cooper, 6th] earl of Shaftesbury for a gift of three fringed mantles to Mary, Jane and Elizabeth Richards ('Copi or diol[ch]garwch a anfonwyd ir gwir Anrhydeddus Iarll Chafsbury am ei rodd o dair ffaling o ledr Woodstock a ridens Gwyrdd ... un i Mary a Jane ag Elizabeth Richards ar ol ei arosfa yn Nhy ei Brawd Par. T. Richards ... fe ddanfonwyd y diolch yn y llythyrenau Coelbren y Beirdd); a list of subscriptions in the parish of Darowen towards the celebration of the wedding of Colonel [Sir John] Edwards, [Plas] Machynlleth and Mrs [Harriet] Herbert of Dolforgan [Kerry], 1825; an appeal by Angharad Llwyd, Caerwys to the bards and gentry of Cydewen for subscriptions towards a gift of a silver cup to each of the two wardens of Llan Beblig, Caer Arfon for their opposition to an English incumbent ('yn erbyn Sais i wasanaethu'r Eglwys'), 1843; a notice to John L. Richard[s] to quit Froncoch, parish of Llan Owddyn, 1828, a deposition of Evan Jones[s], Unicorn Inn, Darowen touching the boundaries between Gwern y Bwlch and Ffridd fawr, parish of Cemes, 1830; medical recipes; etc.

Richards family memoranda and accounts, etc.

A composite volume comprising two notebooks originally used by the Reverend Thomas Richards (1754-1837) for personal and family memoranda and accounts (mainly 1821-37) of debts, wages paid to female servants, tithes, provisions, payments of interest and repayments of debts. It also includes accounts, 1816-24, between H. L. Eddes Gwynne and the Reverend Thomas Richards relating to Hirnant rents. The volume was subsequently used by Mary Richards, Darowen to record transcripts of letters, mainly between various members of the Richards family but including also letters from R. Sa[u]nderson, Bala to Thomas Richards, 1829 (Gwyliedydd postponed for a short time because of the illness of one of the writers), [ ], Merthyr Tydful to Elen Richards, 1855 (Cae Cobham and Pont Robert ab Oliver and local legends), G[riffith] Jones ('Glan Menai'), Aberayron to Miss R[ichards], 1867 ('Enwogion Sir Aberteifi', requesting information relating to addressee's father), John Evans, secretary of the Cymmrodorion or Metropolitan Institution to Miss Mair Richard[s], Darowen, 1821 (election of addressee as an honorary member), Alexander Ewing, bishop of Argyll and the Isles to T[homas] Richards, 1851 (enclosing an appeal), Walter Davies ('Gwallter Mechain'), to D[avid] Richards, Llansilin, 1819 (enclosing letter (from T[homas] Richards], arrangements to meet, a meeting in the New Year arranged by [John] Jenkins ['Ifor Ceri'], reference to 'llyfyr Ffowlkes Owen'), David Jones to T[homas] Richards, 1787 (had been ordained a deacon and had read the services at Llanyw[ch]llyn), William Rowland[s] ('Gwilym Lleyn'), Machynlleth to the Misses Richards, 1862 (writer's health, enclosing papers relating to addressees' brother which he had found among the papers of an old Wesleyan minister) (original letter in Cwrtmawr MS 1044), Thomas G[?errard], Bristol to [T[homas] Richards], 1834 (enclosing blank certificate and receipt in connection with a Bristol charity for blind persons); a letter and advertisement relating to a meeting, 1796, of stipendary curates of certain deaneries in the diocese of St Asaph, to be held at Mold; a notice of two sermons to be preached at Llanfyllin, August 1819, in aid of the Church Missionary Society; a list of books: 'Fe ddygwyd y rhan fwya or llyfrau uchod, i.e. eu Lladrata a wnawd yn y Bala'; notes relating to the old vicarage at Darowen ('erected in 1545'); a short inventory of the estate of Griffith Jones, Llwyn Gwiling, parish of Llanymowddwy, deceased; a few recipes; etc.; poetry in strict and free metres by 'E.J.', D. Ll. James, Morgan Wynne Taleris (recte Taliaris), [William Williams] ('Gwilym ab Iorwerth'), Daniel Jones ('Dewi Fwynder') (Cilcen), ?J. E. Davies ('Ioan Erful'), William Edwards ['Gwilym Padarn'], Llanberis, Peter Jones ('Pedr Fardd'), Lewis William, (Darowen), [John Jones] ('Tegid'), Richard Pugh (Darowen), E[van] Evans ('[Ieuan] G[lan] Geirionydd'), Robert Jones ('Bardd Mawddach'), David Richard ('D[ewi] Silin'), J[ohn] A[thelstan] O[wen] ('Bardd Meirion'), [William Ellis Jones] ('Cawrdaf'), Walter Davies ('Gwallter Mechain'), John Hughes (Llanbadarn Fawr, Cardiganshire), Edward Jones (Maes y Plwm), Thomas Jones ('o Ddinbych'), [Edward Williams] ('Iolo Morganwg') [David Richards] ('Dafydd Ionawr'), [David Thomas] ('Dafydd Ddu [Eryri]') and Dafydd Ellis ('Gof Llanymawddwy'), and anonymous poetry; the volume also contains details relating to 'plygain' and Christmas services at Llangadfan and Llanerfyl, c. 1865-8.

Minute book of Cymmrodorion Society in Powys, etc.

A minute book of the Cymmrodorion Society in Powys (established 6 October 1819), 1819-20, together with a list of members, 1819-22. The volume was subsequently used by Mary Richards, Darowen and, to a lesser extent, by Thomas R. Williams, Bryn Tanad, Llanerful, to record transcripts of a list of British kings to George III ('Tabl o holl Frenhinodd Prydain or dechreiad Cyntaf hyd ein Brenin George y IIII) from the Almanac of Thomas Jones, Shrewsbury, 1709; poetry in strict and free metres by E[dward] J[ones] ('Periglor Caer Einion') (1875), [Hugh Parry] ('Cefni') (Utica, N.Y.) (1872), [Morris Jones] ('Meurig Idris'), John Blackwell ['Alun'], [Robert Parry] ('Robin Ddu [Eryri]'), John Edwar[d] Davies (New York, a native of Llan Erful), etc.; 'englynion' submitted for competition at the Cymmrodorion Society in Powys eisteddfod at Wrexham, 1820, by W. Williams (Llandofry), Peter Jones (Liverpool), etc.; 'At y Cymry', being an appeal to Welshmen to protest against the oppression of Protestants in Ireland (printed [? or written] by James Davies, printer, Holywell), letters from Hugh Jones ('Erfyl'), Caer Lleon to D[avid] Richard[s], [Llansilin], 1820 (the appointment of addressee as secretary of the Cymmrodorion Society in Powys, submission of compositions to the forthcoming eisteddfod), J. Blackwell, Wyddgrug to D[avid] Richard[s], Llansilin, undated [1820] (enclosing poetry), T[homas] Price ('Carnhuanawc'), Crickhowel to Tho[ma]s Richards, Llangynyw, 1833 (measures for the preservation of the Welsh language) (fragments of the original letter in Cwrtmawr MS 1045), and Geor[ge] Morris, Wrexham to D[avid] Richards, Llansilin, 1822, (payment for windows broken during the eisteddfod); lists of poets, harpists and singers, with particulars of distances of their respective homes [from Wrexham]; a list of Caernarvonshire poets ('Cofrestr o Fardd Caer Arfon'); a list of licences awarded to ovates, etc. at the Gorsedd of Bards at Llangynyw, 1845; a prospectus of Y Dywysogaeth, 1870; 'The Araingment of the Queen of Scotts in Hoderingham Castell in the County of Northamton the VIII of February 1586' (cf. Cwrtmawr MS870); etc. Mounted on the inside lower cover are undated accounts of the Cymmrodorion Society in Powys.

Transcripts by Mary Richards,

A volume of transcripts by Mary Richards, Darowen, including letters from Adam Sedgwick, Cambridge to M[ary] Richard[s], Llangynyw, 1855 (the death of the addressee's brother [Thomas], personal), Rich[ar]d Richards, Meifod to John Jones, Llanfair [Caereinion], 1857 (a meeting of the B[ritish] and F[oreign] Bible Society), Edward Lewis, Llanidloes to T[homas] Richard[s], Llangynyw, 1830 (a North Wales meeting of the diocese of St Asaph [Auxiliary] of the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts), to L[ewis] Richards, Llan Erful, 1859 (requesting Llan Erful to join the Society), Robert Morris, Meifod to R[ichard] Richards, Meifod, 1850 (the local branch of the British and Foreign Bible Society), Charles Meyer, Llanrhaiadr to [Richard Richards, Caerwys], 1845 (thanks for hospitality, greetings to friends, the writer's study of Welsh language and literature), Sir Stephen R[ichard] Glynne, Hawarden to R[ichard] Richard[s], Caerwys, 1848 (a subscription to the Flintshire Church Missionary Society), L[ewis] Richards to [ ], 1838 (dilapidation at Llan Erful), [Richard Richards], Tremeirchion to his family, 1834 (the writer's activities) (incomplete), David Hughes, Llanfyllin Rectory to Thomas Richard[s], Berryw and to R[ichard]Richard[s], Caerwys, ?1818-19 (anniversaries of the Montgomeryshire Auxiliary of the British and Foreign Bible Society), Jane Davies, Ben Main Dovey to Mary Richards, Darowen, 1869 (a proposed visit to Pen yr Aran, a visit to Llan Ofer), R. W. Lloyd ('brawd Angharad [Llwyd]') Tamworth to Richard Richards, Caerwys, 1843 (a proposed visit to Leamington for health reasons, personal, business) (two copies), Margaret Isabella Sedgwick, [Cambridge] to the Reverend [ ], 1873 (the death of the writer's uncle [Adam Sedgwick]), Tho[ma]s Beckwith, Nun Moncton to John Llwyd Richard[s], Llanowddyn, 1825 (addressee's departure from Nun Monkton), J[ohn] Ll[oyd] R[ichards] to [ ], undated (an Infirmary ticket), M. Ellis (aft. wife of [Hugh] Wynne Jones, vicar of Meifod) to Thomas Richard[s], Llangynyw, 1811 (personal), Richard Thomas, London to [ ], 1833 (a petition to Parliament by the London Welsh), J[ohn] Mostyn, Segroyt to Watkin Jones, curate of Llangadfan, 1771 (recommending an application for Mr Bruse's donation), John Gerrard, Chamberlain, 'Counsill', Bristol to T[homas] Richard[s], Darowen, 1835 (the election of Jane Jones, a blind woman of Darowen, to receive an annuity of £10), John Thomas, Caerwys to [Mary] Richard[s], 1875 (personal), C. Williams, Chirbury to T[homas] Richard[s], Llangynyw, 1819 (prayers at the House of Correction), etc.; poetry, 'englynion', etc. by [John Williams] ('Ab Ithel'), William Philip, Rowland Parry, Dafydd Richard ('[Dewi] Silin'), 'Erasmus Bardd Wddyn', R[ichard] Richards, Evan Evans (Trallwm), Robert Parry ('Robin Ddu [Eryri]'), Robert Parry (Eglwys-fach), [John William Hughes] ('Edeyrn o Fon'), W[alter] D[avies] ['Gwallter Mechain'], Evan Jones, Evan Breese [Llangadfan] and [Morris Jones] ('Meurig Idris'), and anonymous poems; a certificate by T[homas] R[ichards, Darowen], circa 1835, recommending the petition of Jane Jones, Darowen for assistance from the City of Bristol Charity for Blind Persons; a petition of Richard Rowland of Dinas Mowddwy to Madam [Rebecca?] Mytton of Halston, 1[7]86, to be relieved of the cost of proceedings against two of his children for killing game in the manor of Mowddwy; an obituary notice of William Robert, Wernyberau, Darowen, 1871; a sermon translated by Lewis Richard[s] which won the prize of £10 offered by Sir Watkin Williams Wynne at Oxford to the best translator, 1822; extracts from 'Llyfr Moelyrch'; etc.

Adysgrifau 'Manoethwy',

A composite volume of transcripts in the hand of Owen Jones ('Manoethwy'). The contents include 'cywyddau', 'awdlau', 'englynion', 'carolau' and 'cerddi' by Ifan Tew Brydydd, Hari ap Howel alias Harri Hir, Wiliam Cynwal, Sion Tudur, Morus Dwyfech, Gruffudd Hiraethog, Sr. Dafydd Llwyd Ysgolhaig, Llywelyn ap Gytyn, Guto'r Glyn, Hywel D'd Bevan ap Rhys ('o Sir Fon'), Rhydderch ap Sion, Dafydd Nanmor, Rhys Goch o Eryri, Huw Arwystl, Morys ap Ifan ap Einion ('Morus Dwyfach Medd MS arall') Sr. Dafydd Trefor ('Dr. John Kent ... Medd MSS M.P.', 'Sion Dafydd Trefor ... Medd MSS L.O.'), Howel ap Reinalld, Mredydd ap Rhys, Gruffudd D'd ap Howel, Rhisiart ap Howel Da 'Beinion, Bedo Phylip Bach ('Rhai a ddywaid mae Deio ap I'n Du ai Cant... '), Huw Pennant, Sion y Kent, Lewis Glyn Cothi, Edward Maelor '('Mae'n debig mae Edward ap Rhys Maelor ydyw Hwn... '), Dafydd ap Gwilim, Iolo Goch, Simwnt Vychan, Sr. Huw Jones ('Vicar Llanfair ynyffryn Clwyd'), Tudur Aled, Dafydd Llwyd ap Llew ap Gruff., Sion Brwynog, Iorwerth Fynglwyd, Taliesyn Aneurin G[wawdrydd], Maer Glas ('medd rhai'), Robin Ddu, Owain Twna, Dafydd Gorllech, Ifan Brydydd Hir, Edward [ap Rhys], Ie : Dyfi, Llywelyn ap Owain, Thomas Prys ('o Blasiolyn Esquire'), Edmund Prys, G[ruffydd] Philip, W. Elias (1730), Owain Gruffydd, Gruffydd Nannau (1654), Owain Gwynedd, Thomas Owen (1730), William Llyn, Tudur Penllyn, Huw Kae Llwyd, Llywelyn Goch Amheurig Hen, Edward Davies (Rhiwlas), Rich. Abram, Moris ab Evan ab David, Cadwaladr Roberts (ab Robert), Dafydd ab Sienkin, Richard [Davies] ('Esgob Dewi'), Ragiar [sic] Kyffin, Huw Morys, Arthur Jones (1734), Mathew Owain, Ellis Cadwaladr, Moris Rhobert ('o Sir Feirionydd'), Thomas Davies ('o Sir Drefaldwyn'), Robert Cadwalad[r] ('o Blwy Pennant'), Richd. Thomas D'd ('o Sir Fon'), Richard Ffoulkes, John Edwards, John Hughes, Moris ab Evan ap Dafydd ('o Lanoge'), Sion Ffoulke, Sion ab William Griffith ('o Lanfihangel ... '), Sion Phylip, G[ruffudd] Leiaf, D. Sion, W[iliam] Phylip, Rhisiart Philyp, H. ab Evan, [John Davies] 'Sion Davydd Las', Lewis Owain, Morgan Dafydd, Edwart Morris and Robert Klidro, and anonymous poems; 'englynion', etc. by contemporary poets, largely of the Richards (Darowen) circle of friends e.g. John Evans ('Ioan Maelor'), W[alte]r Davies ('Gwallter Mechain'),' R[ober]t Davies ['Bardd Nantglyn'], 'G. Brwynog', R[owland] P[arry] (Carndochan), H. K. (1851), Phoebe neu Eunice Jones (Llynlleifiad), [Peter Jones] 'Pedr Fardd', [William Edwards] 'Gwilym Padarn', [Morris Jones] 'Meurig Idris' and J. Blackwell ('Alun'), and anonymous poems; 'Sidanen Or a Song in Praise of the Glorious Queen Elizabeth' by Edward ap Rhys Wynne ap William Prys of Clygyrog, 'The meritorious gratulation of Esqr. Strangways to Llangedwyn ...' by John Davies, and anonymous English poems; prose texts, in some cases two copies, of 'Tri thlws ar ddeg o Frenindlysau Ynys Brydain ... ', 'Drygioni Medd'dod', 'Dewis bethau Howel lygad Cwsg', 'Trws'neiddrwydd Gruffydd ap Adda ap D'd', 'Achau Llewelyn ap Gruffydd y Tywysog diwaethaf o'r Cymru', 'Ymddiddanion ffraethion Cynhengras a fu rhwng y Pawn bach o Wickwair yn y Rhôs Is Conwy a Gwgon o Gaer Einion y Mhowys. A elwir yn gyffredin Araith Wgon', 'Cronigl Cymru a Lloy(e)gr yn amgyffred fal y treuthir isod' (with an additional 'narration' by Rice Jones), 'Taliesin a'i traethodd', 'Rhwng Merddin a Gwenddydd ei chwaer' and 'Merddin a Gwenddydd', 'The Most noted Poems in Mr Bulkeley of Brynddu's Collection' (now NLW MS832); 'An account of the wages paid the workemen for raissing a fence upon Ceiriog under Pentre gwyn a Tenem[en]t of the Hond. John Myddelton Esqr.', with a covering letter from Richd. Ffoulkes (transcribed from Cwrtmawr MS 222, p. 57v.); a power of attorney from Oliv[er] Thomas, Shrewsbury, yeoman to John Thomas Rees, Llanymowthwey, Merioneth, yeoman, 1674 (original in Cwrtmawr MS 222, p. 61) and a letter relating thereto from Robert Vaughan, Salop to John Thomas Rees (original in Cwrtmawr MS74, No. 3); records of the births and baptisms, 1712-33 [at Llansilin], of the children of Richard Ffoulkes (original in Cwrtmawr MS 222, p. 60v); transcripts of fifty-nine letters of Walter Davies ('Gwallter Mechain'), 1793-1831 and undated, largely addressed to Thomas Richards at Berriew and Llangynyw; a prospectus, 1793, of 'Celtic Remains' in two volumes, the first by 'the Late Lewis Morris Esq.' and the second by Walter Davies, All-Souls College, Oxford; letters largely to Thomas Richards, Berriew and Llangynyw or David Richards ('Dewi Silin') from Peter Bayley Williams, Llanrug, 1828, John Jones ('Tegyd'), Christ Church, Oxford, 1819-22 and undated, W[illiam van Mildert] bishop of Llandaff, 1822, D. Davies, Chester, 1825, Wm. Owen Pughe, London, 1812-19, Ebenezer Thomas ('Eben Fardd'), Llangybi, 1824, Robt. Parry ('Robyn Ddu Eryri'), 1824 and undated, Tho. Jones, Long Acre, London, 1825, W. Owen ('Eos Glan Hafren'), Newtown, 1824, John Roberts, Tremeirchion, 1822, Robt. Davies ['Bardd Nantglyn'], 1825 and undated, and A[neurin] Owen, [Nantglyn], 1821; a list of titles and first couplets of the poems of Dafydd ap Gwilym; 'Llyma henwe y 24 brenin or brutanied... ' (originally from a manuscript of William Thomas, Llanallgo). Inset at the end of the volume are transcripts of Montgomeryshire pedigrees, etc. Much of the material in the volume has been transcribed from other volumes now in the Cwrtmawr Collection (e.g. MSS 200, 222, 242 and 243) and there are references to such sources as 'un o lyfrau Maesglas Mallwyd' (transcribed in 1857) (p. 269), a manuscript in the hand of Robert Arthur (p. 342), 'Llyfr ym meddiant Lowri Jones' (p. 380), etc. A note pasted on the inside of the upper cover states 'This Vol. was copied by Owen Jones (brother of Myrddin Fardd) from a MS Vol. ... in the handwriting of Lewis Morris [Cwrtmawr MS 200] now at Bryntanad, Llanerfyl Montgomerys[hire] (Richards) E. Breese'. Owen Jones was for a short time a private tutor at BrynTanad (see The Dictionary of Welsh Biography). The spine is lettered 'Mannoethwy MSS'.

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