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Cwrtmawr Manuscripts, Medicine -- Formulae, receipts, prescriptions -- Early works to 1800
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Llyfr Howell Tanat,

An imperfect late seventeenth and early eighteenth century commonplace book of Howell Tanat (Tanatt, Tannat, Tannatt), Trewylan Isa, Llansanffraid-ym-Mechain, Montgomeryshire. It contains poetry in free metres by Oliver Rogers, Humfrey Dauyd ap Iv...

Y Gwir Lyfr Tesni,

A manuscript of Thomas Nicklas (Niccolas) 'of Conoway [sic] Cheife fortoun teller yet no Necromancer'. The title-page reads 'Dyma y Gwir Ly[f]r Tesni. A wnayth Saithwyr Doethion, yn wir yn ol y xii arwydd ar vii blaened'. The v...

Llyfr David Jones,

A collection of poetry, etc. largely in the hand of David Jones. Examples of the scribe's signatures in the manuscript are dated 1704 and 1708 and the volume may therefore be attributed approximately to this period. It comprises 'carolau...

Llyfr John Morris,

A volume largely of poetry in strict and free metres transcribed by John Morris during the period circa 1784-8. It contains 'Ychydig o Reolau Gramadegawl a gasglwyd gan y Parchedig Mr. [David] Ellis o Amlwch ... yr hwn sy'n wr deallus ia...

Greek epigrams, etc.

An interleaved copy of ....sive Graecorum Epigrammatum Florilegium Novum Cum aliis Veterum Poematis, etc. In usum Scholarum (Londini, Ex officina J. Redmayne, 1673). The title page bears the arms of Westminster School. The volume contains manuscri...

Medical recipes, etc.

A volume (78 pp.) written in several hands, in part at least between 1755 and 1763, containing medical recipes headed 'Cynghorion', 'englynion' by William Phylip, Gr. ap Ievan 'o lannerch llyweni', 'Robin ddu o h...

Gorchestion Beirdd Cymru

A copy of Rhys Jones (ed.): Gorchestion Beirdd Cymru ... (Amwythig, 1773), with copious late eighteenth century manuscript additions entered partly in the margin and partly (largely) on bound-in leaves at the beginning and the end. The majority of...

Dammegion a Dyriau,

A composite volume, written in several hands, containing a list of 'oils, ointments, and plasters, with their uses'; 'Cyngor yr hen Gyrys' [cf. Bbcs ii, 9]; 'Agoriad byr Ar weddi'r Arglwydd' (partly in verse); an...

Accounts, poetry, etc.

A volume (212 pp., several of which are blank) originally intended for use as a ledger, written in several hands and containing accounts, 1766-8 (webs, rye, butter, barley, etc. [?Dolgellau district, with references to Penllyn and Trawsfynydd]); a...