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Boxing contract of Jimmy Wilde

  • NLW ex 3080
  • File
  • 1923

An agreement with American manager and promoter, Tom O'Rourke, the contract dated 1923 and relating to Jimmy Wilde's defeated challenge against Pancho Villa (or Frankie Genaro), the bout was Jimmy Wilde's unsuccessful return from retirement, held in New York. Former ownership of contemporaneous Welsh boxer Stan Roberts, by descent, private collection Caerphilly. Folded with tears, pin holes, discoloration, clear ink signatures over six pence stamp.

O'Rourke, Tom, 1856-1936

Rev. O. Eilian Owen Papers,

  • GB 0210 OEOWEN
  • Fonds
  • 1692-1932 (accumulated [1876]-1932) /

Papers of the Rev. O. Eilian Owen, 1692-1932, consisting mostly of his research notes and index entries on Welsh lexicography, including lists of words from sources including various editions of the Bible, Allwedd Paradwys, and adjectives in the Presbyterian and Methodist hymnbook of 1929; list of scriptural references in Spurrell's English-Welsh and Welsh-English Dictionary; transcripts of 'Llyfr Aneirin', 'Llyfr Taliesin', 'Ystoria Dared', and other medieval Welsh texts; notes on Welsh orthography and syntax; press correspondence relating to Welsh lexicography; sermons and expository notes on the Scriptures; college lecture notes on theology and church history; an account of weekly meetings of the Calvinistic Methodist churches in Liverpool, 1833-1841; minutes and accounts of the Ruthin Calvinistic Methodist Association, 1895-1916; transcripts of hymns by Ann Griffiths; miscellaneous newspaper cuttings and accounts; and printed books relating to lexicography and history, 1692-1932.

Owen, Owen Eilian, 1856-1938.

Joan Rimmer research papers, 1970-80

  • NLW ex 3072
  • File
  • 1970-1980

A collection of research papers, mostly of the period 1970-80, accumulated by musicologist Joan Rimmer, largely relating to Nansi Richards (Telynores Maldwyn), with some relating to John Parry (John Parry Ddall) and Edward Jones (Bardd y Brenin). The papers include letters, offprints, and manuscript music scores, including one copied in 1895 by W. Ll. Roberts of Penyceunant.

Rimmer, Joan, 1918-2014

Papurau Elinor Bennett

  • GB 0210 ELINETT
  • Fonds
  • 1954-2018

Papurau Elinor Bennett, 1954-2018, yn cynnwys sgorau cerddoriaeth; papurau’n ymwneud ag ymweliad Côr Madrigal Coleg Prifysgol Cymru Aberystwyth â’r Unol Daleithiau; rhaglenni gwyliau telyn, gwyliau cerdd; rhaglenni cyngherddau; ffotograffau; a phapurau’n ymwneud â dewis cynllun ar gyfer adeilad newydd i Gynulliad Cenedlaethol Cymru. = Papers of Elinor Bennett, 1954-2018, comprising music scores; papers relating to the visit of The University College of Wales, Aberystwyth’s Madrigal Choir to America; programmes for harp festivals and music festivals; concert programmes; photographs; and papers relating to selecting both the architect and the design concept for the new Welsh National Assembly building.

Bennett, Elinor, 1943-

Diary of a nurse

  • NLW MS 22152A.
  • File
  • 1915-1916

Diary, 1915-1916, of Ethel Dora Heins (1886-1933) of Brecon, recording her service as a Voluntary Aid Detachment nurse in Alexandria.
A photograph of Heins is on f. 26.

Heins, Ethel Dora, 1886-1933

The Welsh Book of Remembrance

  • [The Welsh Book of Remembrance]
  • File
  • 1928.

This volume is bound in morrocan leather and has gold lettering and lines on the boards and spine. The volume is made up of parchment pages sewn on 5 raised cords. The first page contains the Welsh text "ER CÔF" and the signature, "Edward P", of Edward, Prince of Wales (later Edward VIII), and is dated "12 June 1928". The preface contains the following information in gold lettering: "HEREIN ARE RECORDED THE NAMES OF THE MEN AND WOMEN OF WELSH BIRTH AND PARENTAGE AND OF ALL THE MEN BELONGING TO THE REGIMENT OF WALES WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE WAR OF 1914-1918 A:D: THEY ARE COMMEMORATED BY THEIR FELLOW COUNTRY MEN IN THE MEMORIAL ERECTED NEAR BY." The following is noted at the end of the volume: "The work of Graily Hewitt, B.A., LL.B., of Lincoln's Inn, and his assistants Helen Hinkley, Ida D. Henstock, Florence Capey, and Helen Luker. Finished Mar. 1928. Treyford, Midhurst."

Lord Davies of Llandinam Papers,

  • GB 0210 LDDNAM
  • Fonds
  • 1788-2015

Papers of David Davies, the first Baron Davies of Llandinam (1880-1944), along with papers of other members of the family, David Davies (1818-1890), Edward Davies (1852–1898), Revd. Gwilym Davies (1879-1955), Gwendoline Elizabeth Davies (1882-1951) and Mary Sidney Davies (1884-1963). They reflect Lord Davies varied business and political interests and include the records of the New Commonwealth Society, papers related to the League of Nations Union Welsh National Council, the first and second world wars, the Temple of Peace, the King Edward VII Welsh National Memorial Institute, the National Library of Wales, the Royal Welsh Agricultural Show, University of Wales Aberystwyth, Davies’s coal and railway interests, international affairs, drafts and copies of Davies’s publications mainly on international relations, papers of the David Davies Memorial Institute and papers related to Gregynog Press.

Davies, David Davies, Baron, 1880-1944

Llythyrau D. R. Daniel,

  • NLW MS 12293C.
  • File
  • 1899, 1918-1930 /

Two holograph letters from David Robert Daniel, organising agent, North Wales Quarrymen's Union, from Fourcrosses, Chwilog, to [David] Lloyd Humphreys [of Blaenau Ffestiniog, aft. of Pwllheli], 1899 (labour relations in the North Wales slate industry), and twenty holograph letters and post cards from D. R. Daniel, Camberwell, etc., to J[ohn] Lloyd Humphreys, Dolawel, Blaenau Ffestiniog [brother of David Lloyd Humphreys, and quarry manager, etc.], 1918-1930 and undated (books, World War I, an appreciation of [J.] Glyn Davies, the writer's health, the collection of dialect terms, an appreciation of W. Llewelyn Williams, comments on [John Davies] 'Siôn Gymro', parliamentary elections and current politics, the preservation of the Welsh language, observations on [Elfennau Gwleidyddiaeth by J.] Jones Roberts, personal, news of friends, etc.).

Daniel, David R. (David Robert), 1859-1931

David Jones letters to Valerie Wynne-Williams

  • NLW MS 24167i-iiiE.
  • File
  • 1958-1974

One hundred and twenty-four autograph letters, 1959-1974, from painter-poet David ('Dafydd') Jones, all addressed to Valerie ('Elri') Wynne-Williams (née Price), with the exception of two to her husband Michael ('Mihangel') (ff. 54, 112-113) and one to them both (ff. 55-56), discussing a variety of topics including his, and her, health and living conditions, his work, his friends, the Welsh language and Welsh history and politics. Some letters are illustrated with coloured pencil, pen and ink drawings, mainly of animals and flowers (ff. 8, 32, 33, 45 verso, 46 verso-47, 48 verso, 76, 103, 104 verso, 152), inscriptions (ff. 9, 34, 124 verso, 128, 136 verso) and sketch maps of Harrow (ff. 143, 144).
There are references throughout to friends and correspondents including Saunders Lewis (ff. 2-11 passim, 42-188 passim), Harman Grisewood (ff. 4-192 verso passim), René Hague (ff. 42 verso-187 passim), David Blamires (ff. 160, 186, 190 verso, 192), Louis Bonnerot (ff. 123, 186 verso), Tom Burns (ff. 13, 14 verso, 48, 64 verso, 68 verso, 77, 85 verso, 86 verso, 89 verso, 110, 116, 140 recto-verso, 188 verso), Douglas Cleverdon (ff. 68 verso, 160 verso, 162, 163 verso, 187), Aneirin Talfan Davies (ff. 9 verso, 11, 14 verso, 16, 33 verso, 63 verso, 71 verso, 123, 124, 128, 129 verso, 154 verso, 162), Clarissa Eden (f. 107 verso), T. S. Eliot (ff. 51 recto-verso, 62 verso, 67 verso, 69 verso, 71, 73, 74, 85), Gwynfor Evans (ff. 29 verso, 31, 131-192 verso passim), Illtud Evans (f. 6, 11 recto-verso, 37, 46 verso, 57, 61), Arthur Giardelli (ff. 150, 151 verso, 171 verso, 186), Eric Gill (ff. 45 verso, 66, 67 verso, 68 verso, 121), Stanley Honeyman (ff. 84, 140, 154 verso, 159 verso), Morag Owen (ff. 59, 98, 140), Catherine Rousseau (née Ivainer) (ff. 36 verso-127 passim), Stephen Spender (ff. 81 verso-82, 83 verso, 91), Bill Stevenson (f. 158 verso) and Helen Sutherland (ff. 68, 97 verso, 157). There are also occasional references to Desmond Chute (f. 120 verso), Idris Foster (ff. 60 verso, 63 verso), Philip Jones Griffiths (ff. 1, 131), David Lloyd George (ff. 108 verso-109, 127 verso), Megan Lloyd George (ff. 18 verso, 20, 21-22), J. D. Innes (f. 49 verso), Augustus John (f. 85 verso), Alun Oldfield-Davies (ff. 37, 77), Tristram Powell (ff. 142 recto-verso, 144), Caradog Prichard (ff. 19 verso, 77, 108), Kathleen Raine (f. 59 verso), Keidrych Rhys (ff. 6 verso, 8, 9, 16, 30 verso, 36 verso), Meic Stephens (ff. 171, 175), Vernon Watkins (ff. 47, 128 verso), D. J. Williams (f. 106 recto-verso), Kyffin Williams (ff. 49, 63, 77) and R. O. F. Wynne and his family (ff. 61, 62, 63, 64 verso, 67 verso, 81, 94 verso, 96 verso¸ 98, 130 verso), and brief reminiscences of his experiences during the First World War (ff. 70 recto-verso, 76, 79 recto-verso, 108 verso-109, 130 recto-verso, 151 verso, 164). Also included is a copy of his letter, dated 10 August 1959, to Megan Lloyd George (f. 21; for her reply see NLW, David Jones (Artist and Writer) Papers CT3/3, f. 247); cuttings of letters to the Times by David Jones, Valerie Price and others, 1958 (ff. 193-196); and a copy of a 1959 photograph of the two by Philip Jones Griffiths (f. 197). The letter of 23 September 1973 (ff. 178-179 verso) was published under the title 'Yr Iaith' in Planet, 21 (January 1974), 3-5.

Jones, David, 1895-1974

Cilgwyn Estate Records,

  • GB 0210 CILWYN
  • Fonds
  • 1509-1968 /

The 1933-1934, 1964-1965 and 1985-1986 deposits, listed as Cilgwyn Estate Records Groups I, II and III respectively, comprise estate records and family papers including title deeds, 1509-1949; rentals of the Cilgwyn estate, 1791-1931, and the Paddington estate, 1792-1921; ledgers, 1882-1936; letter books and estate correspondence, 1825-1935; personal correspondence and papers, including papers relating to the military career of Edward Crawford Lloyd Fitzwilliams, 1890-1934, during the Boer War, including diaries, 1899-1901, and the First World War (British Adriatic Mission, Northern Command, Mesopotamia Expeditionary Force), and to the medical career of Gerard Lloyd Hall Fitzwilliams in the Far East, Africa, United States and Europe, 1902-1932, and including Russia, 1917-1918, and a letter book of Edward Hall (first secretary of the Whig Club) containing copies of letters written to his brother and uncle in Kingston, Jamaica, 1783-1795; records of the borough of Adpar, Cardiganshire, including rentals, [1670]-[1696], and court leet books, 1709-1741; records of the New Quay Harbour Company, 1834-1900 and the Llandysul Market Company, 1837-1858; ships' log books, 1893-1897; and parochial papers of the parish of Paddington, 1730-1803, acquired and inherited by Benjamin Crompton as churchwarden and overseer of the poor, including land tax assessments, 1758-1791, account book, 1774-1777, of fees paid for burials in the new church, and apprenticeship indentures of pauper children, 1762-1776. -- The 2002 deposit includes family and personal papers, 1790-1960, correspondence, 1873-1939, rentals, 1850-1941, and other estate papers, 1865-[c.1953]. The 2006 deposit comprises a bundle of deeds and related papers relating to the Gelligadrog estate, 1866-1954.

Fitzwilliams family, of Cilgwyn, Cardiganshire and Paddington, Middlesex

A. J. Sylvester Papers,

  • GB 0210 AJSYLTER
  • Fonds
  • 1912-1986 /

Papers of A. J. Sylvester, 1909-1986, including shorthand diaries and notebooks, 1912-1953; subject files, 1914-1948, including files relating to the First World War, 1914-1920, the Paris Peace Conference, 1918-1920, Germany and the Second World War, 1936-1944; material relating to the Liberal Party, politics and elections, 1918-1945; Lloyd George family letters and papers, 1912-1985; general correspondence, 1912-1983; and papers relating to A. J. Sylvester's publications, 1945-1986.

Sylvester, Albert James, 1889-

Sir Guildhaume Myrddin-Evans Papers

  • GB 0210 GMEVNS
  • Fonds
  • 1917-2021

Personal and professional papers of Sir Guildhaume Myrddin-Evans, a senior civil servant, industrial relations expect and British representative to the International Labour Organisation. The papers comprise material relating to Guildhaume Myrddin-Evans' professional interests including correspondence with officers and representatives of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) and ILO member states, politicians and civil servants within the UK Government relating to industrial relations, correspondence and papers relating to his chairmanship of the Local Government Commission for Wales along with his personal correspondence and ephemera, and notes on research undertaken by members of his family into his life and career.

Myrddin-Evans, G.

Michael Holroyd (Augustus and Gwen John) manuscripts

  • Fonds
  • [1904]-[?1970s]

Papers, [1904]-[?1970s], relating to Augustus and Gwen John collected by Michael Holroyd, including letters by Gwen John and Jeanne Robert Foster, 1920-1925; letters from Augustus John to various correspondents, [1904]-1958, and letters addressed to him, [1910]-1959; Augustus John's appointment diaries, [1921], 1923, 1934 and 1939; and typescript transcripts and notes [?by Michael Holroyd], [?1970s].


Dyddiaduron y Parch. John Jenkins,

  • NLW MSS 22922-47A.
  • File
  • 1819-1853.

Pocket diaries of the Reverend John Jenkins (1779-1853, DWB), Baptist minister at Hengoed, co. Glamorgan, 1809-1853, author, editor and publisher. The diaries run from 1819 to 1853 with gaps for 1820-1821, 1824, 1832, 1834 (covers only remaining) and 1847; many are incomplete, with two leaves only extant for 1819, the period 1 January - 13 February only for 1841 and September - December only for 1826 and 1848. The brief entries, in Welsh, record preaching engagements and sermon texts, and other details in connection with John Jenkins's ministry; there are also references to his writings, notably his Esponiad, to his printing and publishing work, to the sale of his publications, and to his sons Titus Jenkins, Baptist minister, John Jenkins, missionary, and Llewelyn Jenkins, publisher. The diaries for 1829 and 1830 contain references to the building of a new place of worship at Hengoed. Also included are personal accounts and others relating to the publication and sale of books.

Jenkins, John, 1779-1853

Cardiganshire traditions,

  • NLW MS 10824C.
  • File
  • 1935 /

The holograph manuscript and two typescript copies of a treatise on 'Cardiganshire Traditions' by W. R. Hall, Leytonstone, in the form of a letter to Dan Jenkins, Pentrefelin, Felin-fach, Cardiganshire, 18 June, 1935.

Hall, W. R. (William Robert), 1849-1937

Cynnydd Llanbedr Pont Steffan,

  • NLW MS 12162A.
  • File
  • [1878] /

A holograph essay on 'Cynydd a gwelliant Llanbedr [Pont Steffan] yn ystod y 15 mlynedd diweddaf (1863-1878)' [the development and improvement of Lampeter, co. Cardigan, during the period 1863-1878] by 'Ap Tulas' [Dan Jenkins, Pentrefelin, Nantcwnlle, co. Cardigan]. The essay was awarded the first prize in an unspecified competition.

Jenkins, Dan, 1856-1946

David Jenkins (composer) Manuscripts,

  • GB 0210 DAVINS
  • Fonds
  • 1796-1935 (mainly 1896-1912) (accumulated 1877-1935) /

Manuscript oratorios, operas, orchestral pieces, choruses, melodies and other musical compositions (including the four Welsh Airs arranged for choir and full orchestra premiered at the Crystal Palace, 1896); an autographed notebook containing solfa versions of Welsh melodies arranged for male voices, 1915; correspondence, 1934-1935, relating to the proposed publication of a memorial volume to Jenkins by nine of his contemporaries ('Er Cof am yr Athro David Jenkins Gan Naw o'i Gyfoedion'); music exercise books, 1877-1881, and a volume containing blacksmith's accounts, Trecastell, and particulars of payments to preachers, 1796-1810.

Jenkins, D. (David), 1848-1915

Llythyrau at David Jenkins,

  • NLW MS 16106C.
  • File
  • [1875]-1907.

Pum llythyr, [1875]-1907, at yr arweinydd a'r cerddor David Jenkins gan T. Watts-Dunton, John Ceiriog Hughes ('Ceiriog'), Lewis W. Lewis ('Llew Llwyfo'), John Roberts ('Ieuan Gwyllt'), ac E[dward] Stephen ('Tanymarian'). = Five letters, [1875]-1907, to the conductor and composer David Jenkins from T. Watts-Dunton, John Ceiriog Hughes ('Ceiriog'), Lewis W. Lewis ('Llew Llwyfo'), John Roberts ('Ieuan Gwyllt'), and E[dward] Stephen ('Tanymarian').
Mae'r llythyrau'n ymdrin â cherddoriaeth yn bennaf, a cheir cyfeiriadau at y gân 'Castiau Gwraig' (f. 6), sylwadau ar 'Anthemau' David Jenkins (f. 8), a geiriau'r ddeuawd 'Wrth fyned ar i lawr' gan 'Ceiriog' yn llaw'r awdur (ff. 3-5). = The letters mainly relate to music, and contain references to the song 'Castiau Gwraig' (f. 6), observations on 'Anthemau' by David Jenkins (f. 8), and the lyrics to the duet 'Wrth fyned ar i lawr' by 'Ceiriog' in the author's hand (ff. 3-5).

Snell & Sons Collection of Music Manuscripts,

  • GB 0210 MSSNELL
  • Fonds
  • 1747-1933 (accumulated [1900x1967]) /

Manuscripts, mainly [19 cent., second ½]-1933, of the work of Welsh composers, mostly autograph, comprising holographs, copies and drafts of scores and sets of orchestral parts and also lyrics, including works by John Thomas (Pencerdd Gwalia), Dr Joseph Parry, David Jenkins, W. T. David and others. The collection also includes part of a Mass and a Te Deum by Giovanni Bononcini, 1747.

Snell & Sons.

Papers relating to the composer David Jenkins,

  • NLW ex 2446.
  • File
  • 1895-1915, 1944.

Correspondence and other papers, 1895-1915, including receipts from the Copyright Office, Library of Congress, Washington, relating to musical compositions deposited by the composer David Jenkins, and a few from the British Museum. There is a note, 1944, in Welsh, from T. G[wynn] J[ones] to the composer's niece, regarding these papers.

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