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Iolo MSS (1848)

Drafts and notes in the hand of Taliesin Williams for the volume Iolo Manuscripts, A Selection of Ancient Welsh Manuscripts, in prose and verse, from the collection made by the late Edward Williams, Iolo Morganwg,… with English translations and notes by his son, the late Taliesin Williams (Ab Iolo) of Merthyr Tydfil (Welsh MSS Society: Liverpool, 1848).
Included are manuscript drafts of the Welsh texts on pp. 3-328 passim (T4/1), drafts of the English translations on pp. 341-496 passim (T4/2), drafts for the footnotes on pp. 332-489 passim (T4/3), a draft of pp. 331-507 passim combining text and footnotes (T4/4), and notebooks containing notes and memoranda relating to the volume (T4/5-11). Also included is a bundle of draft texts, relating mostly to Welsh saints in a format similar to T4/1 but which were either omitted from the volume or intended for another book on Bonedd y Saint (T4/12).

Notes

Miscellaneous notes broadly relating to Welsh and Glamorgan history, Welsh literature and related subjects. They comprise: bundles of loose papers (T3/1-2) and notebooks (T3/3-14) containing notes and memoranda on a variety of historical subjects, including Bonedd y Saint; notebooks and loose notes on Welsh poetry and poets (T3/15-18); miscellaneous notes on sayings, idioms, etc. (T3/19); a few recipes for ink and toothache (T3/20); miscellaneous fragments, together with three maps drawn on tissue paper (T3/21); a bundle of annotated wrappers used by Taliesin to sort some of his and his father's papers (T3/22 – see also T13/7); six booklets, 1838-1839, containing extracts from manuscripts relating to Wales at the British Museum and Bodleian Library (T3/23); a bundle of foolscap sheets containing mostly genealogical texts relating to Welsh saints and legendary figures (T3/24); and a transcript of a lecture on Oriental languages 'Delivered by Professor [Duncan] Forbes at K[ing's] C[ollege] London', November 1837 (T3/25).

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.

'The History of Wales ...'

Two volumes containing an essay entitled 'The History of Wales from the earliest period to The Present Time with an Introduction containing the history of The Migrations of the Kymry prior to their arrival in The Isle of Britain', awarded a prize at the Rhuddlan royal eisteddfod, 1850; and the draft of the introduction and a portion of the first chapter, with the adjudication, additional notes and a letter from Rowland Williams, one of the adjudicators.

Lecture schemes,

Notebooks containing draft schemes of lectures on Welsh history for literary meetings in Merioneth, e.g. at Llanegryn and Talsarnau, 1897, and draft correspondence relating to the same.

George Eyre Evans Bequest,

Papers of, or collected by, George Eyre Evans, 1669-1939, including his diaries and journals, autobiographical data and correspondence, 1872-1939; notebooks and scrapbooks on archaeological and historical matters in Wales, relating particularly to Carmarthenshire and Cardiganshire, 1900-1939; copies of his published works with insertions, [c. 1887]-[c. 1908]; diaries, memorandum books and autograph letters of members of the Powell family of Colyton, Devon, 1788-1921; diaries, correspondence and other papers of the Rev. David Lewis Evans, 1846-1902; letters and notes relating to Welsh Unitarianism, 1806-1905; letters by and about ministers, 1775-1904; miscellaneous manuscripts of religious and antiquarian interest, some relating to Wales and to Colyton; and a volume of proceedings of the General Assembly of General Baptist Churches, 1730-1787.

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Welsh tracts and pedigrees,

  • NLW MS 9628E.
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  • [1520x1747] /

A volume of papers from the Mytton library at Halston, consisting of draft dissertations by Dr. Humphrey Foulks of Marchwiel and other papers:- 'a dissertation of the literature of the antient Britains'; 'a dissertation on the places of worship, judicature, and sepulture of the antient Britains'; 'a short dissertation on the state of the lordship of Denbigh'; 'an essay about the setting of land'; a fair copy of a preface to 'The modern Antiquity of Wales'; a draft title-page and preface to a projected edition of Robert Vaughan's British Antiquities Revived, and Sir John Wynn's 'History of his own family'; drafts and transcripts of letters and documents relating to Welsh history; transcripts from 'Mr. Owen Salisbury's painted book'; transcripts of annals of the rebellion in North Wales; pedigrees; lists of the sheriffs of Flint and Denbighshire to 1739, extended by another hand to 1741; transcripts of monumental inscriptions in Bangor [on Dee], Wrexham, Gresford, Marchwiel, and Montgomery; a valor of Bromfield and Yale, 11-12 Henry VIII; and holograph letters by Rees Powell, Llanharan, 1736, Thomas Lewis, St. Asaph, 1736, and E. Lloyd, Ripple, 1737.

Dr Humphrey Foulks and others.

Press cuttings

A collection of press cuttings relating to Welsh folklore, local history and antiquities compiled by J. C. Davies, with a poster of his lecture 'Un mlynedd ar bymtheg yn Ngwlad y Cewri', at Llanafan, 31 January 1893.

Llyfrau nodiadau

A volume of notebooks sewn together, containing jottings and extracts on Welsh grammar, antiquities, history and music, and miscellaneous notes, by David Lewis and John Lewis, 1847-1852.

'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

Erthyglau ac anerchiadau,

Articles and addresses by David Samuel mainly on Welsh literature, history and education, 1890-1909, and an account of his tour in the United States of America, 1889.

David Samuel.

Hanes Cymru,

Lectures on the history and topography of Wales written by Evan Jones ('Ieuan Gwynedd').

Jones, Evan, 1820-1852

Hanes cylch Dolgellau,

Notes by Edward Griffith on the history of Wales, with particular reference to Dolgelley and district, Calvinistic Methodist church affairs, and Quakers in Bala and district; there is also a note on Dr Henry Owen.

George Owen's History of Wales,

A transcript of 'The number of the Hundreds, Castles, Parish Churches, and Fairs, ... the Names of the chief Lordships, Market Towns, Forests and great woods, Deer Parks, Havens, chief Mountains, and Hills, Notable Rivers, Monasteries, Priories, Frieries, and Nunneries in all the Shires of Wales And also the Names of the divers of the chief gentlemen ... and ... of their Wives and Dwelling places. With brief notes of the nature of the soil, quality of the people ... First collected by George Owen of Henllys in Pembrockshire Esquire Anno domini 1602'.

Welsh literature and philology,

Drafts of articles relating to Welsh literature and history and to Celtic institutions; lists of Welsh words derived from English and of words common to both branches of the Celtic family; and a poem entitled 'Rhiangerdd Gwenfalwy o Gastell Caerphili' by 'Idwal Trefor', 1874.

Sir Edward Anwyl.

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