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Detholiad o adroddiadau Cymraeg

  • NLW MS 2144C
  • File
  • 1863

A manuscript containing selections from Welsh poetry and prose compiled for competition at the Swansea National Eisteddfod, 1863.

Swansea: 1995 City of Literature

Material relating to events surrounding Swansea as City of Literature during the 1995 Year of Literature celebrations. Items include proposals regarding events; maps and plans of Swansea city centre; correspondence; notices and printed programmes of events and exhibitions; details relating to Arts Council grants; article by Nigel Jenkins; notes, partly in shorthand, by Nigel Jenkins; poetry; biographical data relating to Nigel Jenkins and other participating poets; and press cuttings.

Jenkins, Nigel, 1949-

Real Swansea Two

Printed copy of Real Swansea Two by Nigel Jenkins, published by Seren Books in 2012, annotated by Nigel Jenkins and inscribed 'NJ's own copy' at front of volume in Nigel Jenkins' hand; together with photocopied sections of the work.

Jenkins, Nigel, 1949-

Real Swansea

Printed copy of Real Swansea by Nigel Jenkins, published by Seren Books in 2008, annotated by Nigel Jenkins and inscribed 'NJ's copy' at front of volume in Nigel Jenkins' hand; together with related material, comprising overview of Real Swansea, printed map of Swansea and surrounding areas (large folder), printed Swansea City Centre Heritage Trail booklet, bibliography, letters and printed emails to Nigel Jenkins and information relating to Swansea taken from an online source.

Jenkins, Nigel, 1949-

Real Swansea: Draft text

Draft text comprising section of Real Swansea by Nigel Jenkins, published by Seren Books in 2008.

Jenkins, Nigel, 1949-

Commonplace book

  • NLW MS 24115C.
  • File
  • 1754-1933 (mostly [1850s]-1898)

Commonplace book, [1850s]-1898, of the Rev. William Rees, curate of St John-juxta-Swansea, Glamorgan (1848-1861), and vicar of Bettws, Carmarthenshire (1861-1865), and Llanboidy, Carmarthenshire (1865-1898), containing quotations and other transcripts from printed sources and material relating to Rees, his family history and to genealogy and local history in the Swansea area more generally.
Material relating to Rees and his work includes memoranda concerning Bettws Church, 1862-1865, including registers of attendance, lists of parish poor and copy letters (ff. 295 verso, 296 verso, 297 verso-302, 303, 304 verso); registers of attendance at Llanboidy Church, 1866-1868, 1876-[1897] (ff. 257 verso-264, 266 verso-271, 289-292); copies of nine letters published in The Welshman (1867) concerning his mixed language services at Llanboidy (ff. 153 verso, 154 verso-163 verso); transcripts of deeds, 1822, 1880, relating to family property in St John-juxta-Swansea (ff. 222 verso-229 verso); and copies of eleven letters to Rees, 1895-1898, mainly concerning the death of his wife (ff. 244 verso-247). Genealogical and historical material includes pedigrees and notes relating mostly to families in the Swansea area, as well as Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire (ff. 3 verso, 15 verso, 69, 166 verso, 174, 175, 180-184 verso, 191 verso, 198, 200 verso-217 verso, 240 verso-241, 264 verso, 271 verso-278, 280 verso-281 verso, 285-286, 287 recto-verso, 297, 303 verso, 309-310, 311, 312-314, 316); transcripts from parish registers and other records, mostly eighteenth-century, relating to Llangyfelach (ff. 159, 165-166, 171 verso, 175, 176, 193, 195 verso-196 verso, 198 verso-200, 215, 216, 217-218, 221 verso- 222, 230, 231 verso-236, 237 verso-240, 288, 295) and Llansamlet (f. 197 recto-verso, 244, 315 recto-verso); transcripts from seventeenth- and eighteenth-century wills, together with lists of wills, mainly relating to Llangyfelach (ff. 167, 169-171, 173-174, 176 verso-179, 180 verso, 218, 278 verso-280, 284 verso, 286 verso, 292 verso-295); names and other genealogical information extracted from seventeenth- and eighteenth-century manorial and taxation records relating to the manors of Kilvey and Clase, and to the hamlets of Parcel Mawr and Parcel Penthery [Penderry], Llangyfelach (f. 167 verso-168 verso, 172 recto-verso, 174 verso-175 verso, 185-191, 236 verso-237, 240, 241 verso-243 verso, 310 verso); miscellaneous transcripts and notes relating to Rees's ancestors, the Popkin family (ff. 176, 191 verso-192 verso, 195, 197 verso-198, 230 verso-232, 288 verso); and a transcript of the diary of Lewis Thomas [of Swansea] for January-October 1684 (ff. 282-284, 307-308 verso). The general quotations and transcripts, [1850s]-1897, concern a wide variety of subjects, including theology, history, Biblical history, literature, philosophy and Welsh poetry (ff. 2-3, 4-68 verso, 69 verso-148, 149-154, 164 recto-verso, 167 verso, 171 verso, 243, 247 verso-248 and 301 verso-306 passim). Items found loose within the volume, including two leaves excised between ff. 281 and 282 (now ff. 307-308), miscellaneous original documents collected by Rees, 1754-[mid 19 cent.] (ff. 320-325), and newspaper cuttings, [?1825]-[1933] (ff. 331-336), have been placed in an archival envelope (ff. 307-336).

Rees, William, 1823-1898

Swansea Writers' and Artists' Group (SWAG)

Material relating to the Swansea Writers' and Artists' Group (SWAG), of which Jen Wilson was a member, including correspondence; agendas and minutes of group meetings; press releases; SWAG constitution and list of members; invitations to SWAG social events; accounts; press cuttings; posters and flyers; and copies of the group's magazine, SwagMag.

Swansea University

Material relating to a talk by Jen Wilson titled A Nobler Strife: Swansea Abolitionists and the Cincinnati Trail 1820-1907, presented at the Transatlantic Connections: African Americans and the Celtic Nations international conference held at University College of Wales, Swansea, 28-30 March 2007, comprising annotated talk notes and photocopied background notes.

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