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'The Croesor File': research material relating to the Croesor Slate Quarry,

  • NLW ex 1583.
  • File
  • 2002-2003 /

A copy of 'The Croesor file', comprising Adrian Barrell's and others' research material relating to the Croesor Slate Quarry, Llanfrothen, Merionethshire, from the 1860s onwards (1994 donation). A supplement copy to 'The Croesor file', also including extensive extracts from the Minute Book of the Park & Croesor Slate Co., and a section dealing with the research note books of Moses Kellow, the company's manager and engineer, together with a CD which contains the full autobiography of Moses Kellow (2003 donation).

Barrell, Adrian.

'Bywgraffiaeth Cerddorion Cymreig',

  • NLW MS 9138C.
  • File
  • [1890s] /

A copy of M. O. Jones, Bywgraffiaeth Cerddorion Cymreig (1890) with additional notes by J. Ellis Evans (Gwest-Fil-Feddyg).

Evans, J. Ellis, Gwest-Fil-Feddyg.

M. O. Jones Manuscripts

  • GB 0210 MSMOJONES
  • Fonds
  • 1883-1905

A collection, mainly of essays, 1883-1905, written for the National Eisteddfod of Wales by Moses Owen Jones.

Jones, M. O. (Moses Owen), 1842-1908

Layers in the Landscape Archive

  • GB 0210 LITL
  • Fonds
  • 2015-2020

Manuscript, typescript and traditional printed material created as part of the interdisciplinary Layers in the Landscape project, which applied the concept of deep mapping to the submerged landscape of Cardigan Bay, and in particular the submerged forest at Borth. The papers relate especially to the theoretical side of the project (notably the geomythology of Cardigan Bay and the relationship between poetry and archaeology in the 'King of the Sea Trees' poem), as well as the 'Borth's lost legends' exhibition at Borth Station Museum.

Kavanagh, Erin

Llythyrau

  • NLW MS 12290D.
  • File
  • 1889-1934

Thirty-two holograph letters largely to Peter Williams and/or his wife [Elizabeth] Williams, Brenig View, Tregaron, from D. Davies, Ton, Ystrad, etc., 1901-1913 (biographies of the writer's grandfather, 'Sasiwn' [C.M. Association meetings] at Llangeitho), L. Rhystyd Davies, Brynamman, 1924 (the health of the recipient [Peter Williams], personal), Evan Evans, Laura Place, Aberystwyth, 1926 (the death of Peter Williams), James D. Evans, Y Tabernacl, Aberystwyth, 1934 (thanks for a parcel), J. Ceredig Evans, Welsh Mission, Shillong, Assam, etc., 1907-1929 (the schooling of the writer's son at New Quay, news from the mission field, the death of Peter Williams, etc.), Morgan [James], Maesycwmmer, [19]37 (personal, reference to Thomas Jones's Rhymney Memories), Joseph Jenkins, Llandovery, [19]26 (the death of Peter Williams), D. and E. Jones, Patagonia, 1911 (personal), David Jones, Glanyrafonisaf [Tregaron], 1926 (the death of Peter Williams), Evan Jones, Pont l'Abbé, Finistère, 1906-1910 (the success of the writer's mission, subscriptions towards a new meeting-house at Lescouil), W. Jenkyn Jones, Quimper, 1923 (personal), John G[wynfil] Jones, Columbus, Ohio, to his brother and sister, 1889 (personal), M. H. Jones, Penllwyn, 1926 (the death of Peter Williams), Stephen Jones, Bridgend, 1926 (the death of Peter Williams), 'Winnie' [Winifred Jones, Neuaddlas, Tregaron], S. S. City of Venice, at Colombo, 1928 (personal, the writer's voyage to the mission field at Lushai in India), Abraham Morris, Llantarnam, 1926 (the death of Peter Williams), [Sarah Jane Rees] ('Cranogwen'), Llangranog, [19]09 (meetings of ['Undeb Dirwestol Merched y De']), John Rowland, Cardiff, 1926 (the death of Peter Williams), Annie Williams, Milwaukee, Wis., 1891 (personal, thanks for pictures, news of the writer's family), Peter D. Williams, Blaendyffry[n], Sparta, Monroe Co., Wis., 1889-1892 (personal, news of family and friends, accounts of religious services, the writer's farm), [Henry Jones Williams] ('Plenydd'), Chwilog, [19]23 (personal, the writer's health, etc.) (on the dorse of a circular advertising leaflets compiled by the writer on behalf of the temperance movement), and Robert [Williams], The Vicarage, Llandilo, 1914-1926 (the writer's appointment to the archdeaconry of Carmarthen, the death of Peter Williams).

Edwardes, Barons Kensington, Family Papers

  • GB 0210 EDWDES
  • Fonds
  • 1791-1914 (predominantly 1844-1914)

Family papers, mainly letters and military commissions, 1791-1914.

Edwardes family, Barons Kensington

O. T. Jones Manuscripts,

  • GB 0210 OTJNES
  • Fonds
  • [c. 1871]-1966 /

Student notes on petrology, 1903; university lectures and notes for lectures given at Aberystwyth and Manchester, 1919-[1930], and at Cambridge, 1931-1938; other lectures and addresses on geological subjects, 1925-1939; material relating to academic and consultative research, undertaken mainy in Wales, 1884-[1942], including material relating to the mineral mining industries and river drainage in Mid Wales; files of personal papers and correspondence, 1913-1943; copies of letters to his wife, 1909-1966; pocket notebooks, [1920s]-[1930s]; theses and papers by other individuals, 1931-1943; photographs and slides, [c. 1903]-[1949]; portfolios containing plans, sections, maps and graphs relating to mines, collieries and power stations in Wales and England, [c. 1871]-1935; miscellaneous papers and research notes, 1904-1966.

Jones, O. T. (Owen Thomas), 1878-1967.

Trewern (Welshpool) Deeds and Papers

  • GB 0210 TREWERN
  • Fonds
  • 1728-2017 (with gaps)

Deeds and documents, 1728-1988, relating to the Trewern Hall estate, including the Plough and Harrow Inn. They include documents relating to proposed improvements to cottages, 1937-1938, and the restoration of Trewern Hall, 1983-1988; farm and household accounts, with miscellaneous financial papers and vouchers, 1952-1986; correspondence and papers concerning agricultural improvements and grant applications, 1977-1985; correspondence concerning the tenancy of Plas Newydd, Trewern, 1982-1984; personal and family papers, 1949-1984, relating to William Herbert Chapman (1955-1982) and to Murray Lloyd Chapman, including the latter's research notes and papers, on the history of Trewern and Montgomeryshire families and his work in civil engineering, 1973-1986. Plans of the estate and proposed improvements to the farm buildings accompanied some of the papers. Papers relating to Phase 2 Restoration of Trewern Hall, 1990-1993; were received in 2007, including a diary of events in two volumes; papers relating to Ivor William Lloyd Chapman and Margaret Eleanor Chapman; and Gregory-Allen papers. This group remains uncatalogued. Four further collections received August 2014, 2017, September 2018 and September 2019 remain uncatalogued.

Trewern Hall Estate (Wales)

Welsh Political Ephemera Collection,

  • GB 0210 EPHEMERA
  • Fonds
  • 1837-2024 (accumulated [1911]-2024)

The collection consists of election addresses, leaflets, circulars and other printed matter, 1837-1991, generally acquired before the establishment of the Welsh Political Archive; election addresses, leaflets etc., 1905-2019, collected by the WPA; and printed materials, 1887-2019, concerning the political parties in Wales, various pressure groups and organisations, subject files, and other miscellaneous papers.

Welsh Political Archive.

Journal of Thomas Ellis Owen

  • NLW MS 23900B.
  • File
  • 1788

Journal, July-October 1788, of Thomas Ellis Owen, then a student at Christ Church, Oxford, later rector of Llandyfrydog, Anglesey, describing a tour of Germany, from London to Weimar.
The journal includes descriptions of Hamburg (ff. 2-3), Hanover (ff. 4 verso-6), Wolfenbüttel (8 recto-verso), the silver mines at Goslar (ff. 9 verso-11 verso), Göttingen (ff. 13-14), Münden (ff. 14-15), Cassel (ff. 15-19), and Weimar and its environs (ff. 21-28). The volume includes an anecdote relating to Frederick II, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel (ff. 18-19), and an account of a conversation with Goethe. (ff. 27 verso-28 verso).

Owen, T. E. (Thomas Ellis), 1764-1814

Holy wells in North Wales

  • NLW MS 3290D.
  • File
  • [late 19 cent.]

The autograph manuscript of an unfinished work on holy wells in North Wales written by Elias Owen, author of Welsh Folk-lore, The Old Stone Crosses of the Vale of Clwyd, etc. A few portions of the manuscript are in the autograph of the author's son, T. Owen.

Owen, Elias

Letters to the Rev. Elias Owen

  • NLW MS 12645C.
  • File
  • 1872-1898

Thirty-two holograph letters, 1872-1898 and undated, some addressed to, and all, by inference, written to, the Rev. Elias Owen. The writers include B[railsford] H[arry] Beedham, Bangor, Conway, and Kimbolton, 1872-1877 and undated (10) (personal, the writer's visits to North Wales, and to sites of archaeological interest there, including Pen Gaer Helen, the cromlech at Bryn Celli du, the cromlechs at Presaddfed, and the chambered example at Trefigneth, hopes of ascending 'the Rivals, to that early British village' (1876), recipient's paper on the Llanllechid huts [see Elias Owen: 'Arvona Antiqua', Archaeologia Cambrensis, 3rd series, vol. XII, pp. 215-28, vol. XIII, pp. 102-08, 4th series, vol. III, pp. 239-48], sketches required by the writer in connection with a 'further work on Abp. Williams' [the British Museum Catalogue lists two items by Beedham relating to Archbishop John Williams (1582-1650), viz. The Unpublished Correspondence between Archbishop Williams and the Marquis of Ormond (London, 1869), and Notices of Archbishop Williams (London, 1869). Neither of these is illustrated], letters of the said archbishop amongst the London Corporation muniments, references to Sir John Lubbock: Prehistoric Times ... (2nd edition [1869 ])), Tho[ma]s Darlington, Aberystwyth and West Dulwich, 1897 (2) (thanks for 'the Folklore' [recipient's work Welsh Folk-Lore, a collection of the folk-tales and legends of North Wales (Oswestry and Wrexham, ?1896)], forms in connection with Porthywaen and Llanyblodwel [schools], a promise to write to John [aft. Sir John] Rhys [principal of Jesus College, Oxford], and Sir John Williams, the latter's influence with the Prince [of Wales] and the Royal Family, lack of opportunity to write to Sir John owing to the writer's illness and Sir John's attendance upon the Duchess of York during her accouchement, a recommendation that Llanyblodwel [school] be given a higher grant), T. W. Davies, North and South Wales Bank Limited, Welshpool, 1893-1894 (3) (information relating to [the Rev. Griffith] Edwards (Gutyn Padarn) [poet and antiquary], the medals Edwards had won at eisteddfodau, forwarding recipient a photograph of Edwards and a volume of his poems, etc. [Gwaith Prydyddawl ..., hefyd traethawd ar ansawdd a dibenion barddoniaeth (Bala, 1846)], the writer's correspondence with a co-executor concerning 'Mr. Edwards works' [subsequently edited by recipient, and published as The Works of the Rev. Griffith Edwards, 'Gutyn Padarn' ... ( London, 1895)]), William H[enry] Goss, Stoke on Trent, 1897-1898 (4) (personal, pleasure owing to the fact that 'the Jewitt and Review volumes' had pleased recipient [the first possibly W. H. Goss, The Life and Death of Llewellynn Jewitt ... (London, 1889)], enquiring whether recipient had received a copy of the writer's 'Hebrew Captives of the Kings of Assyria', the writer's work on his proposed book on 'Primitive Man and his work', proverbs sent by recipient), Robert Isaac Jones (Alltud Eifion), Madoc Printing Office, Tremadoc, 1896 (apologies for the fact that the Brython was out of print, except for a few copies of the 1860 volume and odd numbers for 1861-1862, drawing recipient's attention to 'the 2nd Edition of the Brython quarto in one Royal Octavo size, which we have in the press', forwarding prospectuses and a pamphlet, drawing attention to 'our list of School Books such as Rhodd Mam Eglwysig, Anerchiadau i Athrawon [?Robert Isaac Jones, Anerchiadau Caredig at Athrawon ac Athrawesau yr Ysgol Sabbothol yng Nghymru (Tremadog)], and Yr Eglwys yn gartre y Cristion [Y Parch E[dward] L[ewis] Lloyd, Yr Eglwys yn Gartref y Cristion (Tremadog)]', and to the writer's own volume on the antiquities of the neighbourhood of Tremadoc [Y Gestiana, sef Hanes Tre'r Gest ... (Tremadog, ?1892)]), [the Honourable] Fanny [Mary Catherine] Bulkeley Owen, West Felton, Oswestry, [18]95 (thanking recipient for a book, thoughts of learning Welsh, forwarding an 'Ode to our Prince', the unanimity of all shades of opinion in 'joining in the Memorial', the writer's 'Mother's Union Litany', which had been translated [into Welsh], an offer to supply copies to Welsh speaking parishes), Alfred Neobard Palmer, Wrexham, 1892 (3) (the writer's change of address, a loan to recipient of two volumes of Antiquary, a reminder that 'similar traditions to those described by Mr. Gomme attach in Wales to the churches of Llangar, Corwen, and old St. David, Denbigh' [see G. L. Gomme, 'Some Traditions and Superstitions connected with Buildings', The Antiquary, vol. III, pp. 8-113, and follow-up correspondence, ibid., vol. III, pp. 188-189, vol. IV, pp. 33-34, 85], the fear of the witch or dewines 'throughout this part of rural Wales', an example of this attitude amongst the writer's servants, the story of the fairies who removed the stones placed in position for building the church of St. David, Denbigh, the writer's wish to hear more of the game called 'chwareu twmpath', and of the mounds called 'twmpathau chwareu', a reference to nail parings as a love charm in [Ellis Wynne, Gweledigaetheu] y Bardd Cwsc), [the Rev.] H[enry] Parry [vicar of] Llanfairisgaer, [18]79 (2) (the location of ?Crug mound in the parish of Llanfairisgaer, mention of Crug house, the discovery of the 'shield of the Wynns of Crug', cut in stone in the wall of the parish church and plastered over, when the church was being restored five years previously, the geographical location of Isgwyrfae, mention of the remains of an old chapel in the area where Crug was situated, and of former arrangements concerning tithes in that portion of the parish), [Messrs] Elliot Stock, London, 1894 (matters relating to 'Mr. Edwards's papers' [?the recipient's edition of the works of the Rev. Griffith Edwards, published by Elliot Stock, London, 1895. See letters from T. W. Davies above]), Cha[rle]s Holland Warne, Brighton, 1888 (2) (notifying recipient that he was sending him a copy of [Charles Warne], The Celtic Tumuli of Dorset ... [(London, 1866)], acknowledging receipt of a copy of The Old Stone Crosses ...), and Owen Williamson, Dwyran, Anglesey, 1895-1897 (3) (personal, the writer's ill health, some data re his schooling and teaching career, his book on New-borough [Hanes Niwbwrch (Lerpwl)], correspondence with recipient's brother, the Rev. Elijah Owen, rector of Llangoed, a proposed 'historical novel on the modern progress of Newborough', the absence of literary men and archaeologists within reach of the writer, the lack of archaeological interest amongst the clergy of the rural deanery, profuse thanks to recipient for the gift of a book [?The Works of the Rev. Griffith Edwards], mention of the writer's father R[obert] M[ona] Williamson (Bardd Du Môn), and two of his eisteddfodic compositions, viz., 'a marwnad to Sir Watkin [Williams-Wynn, 5th bart., of Wynnstay]', submitted for competition at an eisteddfod held at Liverpool, 1840, and 'Awdl y Greadigaeth', submitted at Aberffraw, 1848 [?recte 1849, and subsequently published under that title (Caernarfon, 1849)], an essay on 'Olion y Goresgyniad Gwyddelig yng Ngwynedd', which the writer had composed for an eisteddfod to be held at Llangefni, Easter 1897, his subsequent discovery that [William Basil Jones], late bishop of St. Davids, had written a book entitled Vestiges of the Gael in Gwynedd [(London, 1851)], his suspicion that someone, who had a copy of the bishop's work, had purposely made this topic the subject of the competition, enquiries whether recipient had a copy available, the publishing, in 1897, of a Welsh poem of over 3,000 lines on the wisdom of God, left in manuscript by the writer's father [Pryddest ar Ddoethineb Duw (Caernarfon, [1897])]).

Owen, Elias

Llyfrau lloffion yn ymwneud ag Elias Garmon Owen, Patagonia.

  • NLW ex 2121
  • File
  • 1913-1986

Dau lyfr lloffion yn cynnwys llythyron, ffotograffau, darnau o farddoniaeth, tystysgrifau geni, a thorion o'r wasg, 1913-1986, wedi'u pastio yn y cyfrolau, yn ymwneud ag Elias Garmon Owen, Gaiman, Chubut, Patagonia (1892-1986).

Owen, Elias Garmon, 1892-1986

Mabel Pakenham-Walsh Papers,

  • GB 0210 MABLSH
  • Fonds
  • 1937-1998 /

Papers relating to Mabel Pakenham-Walsh, 1937-1998, including family correspondence, 1937-1987; general correspondence, [c. 1962]-1998, from other artists and friends including Martin Leman, Maeve Peake, Lord Snowdon, Jean Coggan, wife of Donald Coggan, Archbishop of Canterbury, Tom Stoppard, the author Andrew Roberts and Malcolm Yorke; papers relating to exhibitions and sales, 1959-1992; correspondence with the Crafts Advisory Committee, 1972-1979, Design Council, 1973-1976, Crafts Council, 1973-1990, and Contemporary Applied Arts, 1974-1991; papers concerning her employment at Pinewood and Shepperton Film Studios, 1960-1961, and other miscellaneous items; a photograph of a speech day at St Hildas School, Hickleton Hall, with Lord and Lady Halifax as guests, 1949; notes on family history; and papers relating to Mabel Pakenham-Walsh's involvement in campaigns against traffic and supermarket developments.

Walsh, Mabel Pakenham-

Lily F. Chitty Papers

  • GB 0210 CHITTYLILY
  • Fonds
  • 1931-1977

Papers of the late Lily F. Chitty, OBE, MA, FSA, Pontesbury, Shropshire, relating mainly to her work in indexing Archaeologia Cambrensis, 1846-1900. Included are a typescript copy, in two volumes, of the index compiled; 4 notebooks, 2 log books, and a petty cash book, 1932-50, relating to the compilation of the work; a box file containing notes and correspondence and a file of correspondence, 1931-64, relating to the Index Committee which had been set up, the correspondents including Sir John Edward Lloyd, Sir Cyril Fox, H. J. Randall, T. Jones Pierce, T. E. Morris, J. D. K. Lloyd, V. E. Nash-Williams, and Willoughby Gardner. Also included are notebooks relating to Cambrian Archaeological Association meetings, 1952-5, 1962-7; personal correspondence and photographs, 1951-77; and various offprints, etc.

Additional papers consisting of First World War Honourable Discharge Certificates (right half only) found amongst the estate of Lily Frances Chitty, sister-in-law of Mary Derwas Chitty (née Kitson Clark), and transferred to the donor by the latter's daughter, Anna Georgina Chitty. Also included is research, compiled by Barbara Reardon, on the individuals named in the certificates; July 2023.

Chitty, Lily F. (Lily Frances)

Teliesyn Archive,

  • GB 0210 TELSYN
  • Fonds
  • 1981-2003 /

Records of the Teliesyn film and television production company, comprising administration and production files.

Teliesyn Cyf

National Assembly for Wales Archive

  • GB 0210 NAFW
  • Fonds
  • 1999-2016

Papers of the National Assembly for Wales, including Committee Secretariat files.

Cynulliad Cenedlaethol Cymru = National Assembly for Wales

Music for harp

  • NLW MS 14427B.
  • File
  • [c. 1764]

A volume of music for the harp, [c. 1764], including compositions by, and variations on the work of, Handel and John Parry Ddall of Rhiwabon. The manuscript is in two hands: possibly that of Robert Edwards, a pupil of John Parry (ff. 1-14, 24 verso-26, 36 verso-40), and possibly that of Thomas Roberts (ff. 14 verso-24, 26 verso-36, 40 verso-42a).

Handel, George Frideric, 1685-1759

Edward Jones printed works,

  • GB 0210 MSEDJON
  • Fonds
  • 1784-1883 /

Printed works, 1784-1802, of Edward Jones (Bardd y Brenin), with annotations and additions in the hand of John Freeman Milward Dovaston, West Felton, Shropshire, writer and antiquary; and a letter, 1817, from Jones to Dovaston.

Jones, Edward, 1752-1824

Vernon Watkins letters to Francis Dufau-Labeyrie

  • NLW MS 24198i-iiD.
  • File
  • 1937-1967, [?1970s]

One hundred and seven letters, 1937-1940 and 1944-1967, from Vernon Watkins, mainly at Pennard and Swansea, to his friend and occasional translator, Francis Dufau-Labeyrie, containing personal and family news, and discussing his poetry and other literary output, his and Francis's poetry translations and other poets and their work, notably their mutual friend Dylan Thomas and W. B. Yeats (ff. 1-9, 13-40, 43-121, 125-133, 137-148, 151-158, 161-164, 166-196, 199-211).
Also included are typescript transcripts, [?1970s], of eight of the letters (ff. 10-12, 41-42, 122-124, 134-136, 149-150, 159-160, 165, 197-198, inserted after the originals). The letters occasionally contain poetry by Watkins, including parts of 'After Sunset' (f. 15), an attempt at a poem about Francis (f. 32 verso, in French), the first two verses of 'the Wine Ballad' ['Ballad of the Two Tapsters'] (f. 38), a limerick [?by VW] (f. 40), a verse (f. 46), a verse from 'the Broken Net ballad' ['Ballad of Dundrum Bay'] (f. 50 verso), the end of 'Portrait of a Friend' (f. 75 verso) and the sonnet 'The Conception' (f. 147); there are also transcripts of poems by Yeats (ff. 68, 88 verso, 109 verso) and other miscellaneous poems in English (ff. 46, 76 verso, 119 verso, 190) and French (ff. 17, 82 verso, 86, 128). A few rough ink sketches are on ff. 2, 19, 46, 103, 109 verso, 117 verso. The letters contain annotations and markings in the hand of Francis Dufau-Labeyrie, including attempts at dating and ordering. The letters were mostly sent to Francis while he was living in Bristol, 1937-1938, Beckenham, 1938-1939, Paris, 1939-1947, and thereafter Montreal, Quebec, the later correspondence being mostly by air letter. For extracts from sixteen of the letters, 1937-1946, see 'Vernon Watkins: Selected quotations from his letters to Francis Dufau-Labeyrie', Temenos, 8 (1987), 146-155.

Watkins, Vernon Phillips, 1906-1967

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