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Edwards, John, 1813-1906
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Letters to John Jones ('Myrddin Fardd'), etc.,

Letters, etc. addressed mainly to John Jones ('Myrddin Fardd'), the correspondents being E[benezer] Thomas ('Eben Fardd'), Clynnog to John Thomas ('Sion Wyn o Eifion'), Chwilog, 1842 (the health of the addressee's sister, mention of the Memoir) and to the Reverend Hugh Owen, Treveilir, Aberffro [sic], 1849 (re adjudicating at the Aberffro Eisteddfod (holograph copies)), D. R. Daniel, London, 1920 (submitting a short article on 'Y Clochydd', etc.), [John Daniel] 'Rhab[anian]', Rheithordy Llandudwen, 1908 (he intends to visit the addressee), ? E. L. Davies [with Archdeacon Burney], undated (personal matters, asking the addressee to write giving an account of Clynnog and N[orth] Wales generally (beginning wanting)), T. Witton Davies, Bangor, 1916 (returning the card with the handwriting of Dic Aberdaron, the writer's own researches), John Edwards ('Meiriadog'), Llanfair, [18]63 and 1883 (the earlier one possibly to [Owen Jones ('Manoethwy')], addressed here as 'Myfyr Lleyn') (items of news, he knows nothing of Angharad Lloyd, reference to his 70th birthday), D. G. Goodwin, Uffington, Shrewsbury, 1904 (the addressee's new book), T. Hopwood, Treuddyn, [19]18 (the inscription on the memorial column to the Reverend W. Williams, 'Gwilym ap Gwilym Lleyn'), E. Gurnos Jones, Newport, [18]89 (postcard), John D. Jones, Llandudno, 1914 (the manuscript 'Notes upon Carnarvonshire' by Edmund Hyde Hall), [L. D. Jones], 'Llew Tegid', Bangor, [19]20 (sending two books or booklets, 'Yr Orgraff' and a book of stories), [Owen Jones ('Manoethwy')], Llundain, 1865 (observations on the addressee's essays on the parish of Llanystumdwy (incomplete)), Owen Jones, Trefriw and Llandudno, 1875 and [18]78 (2) (he does not remember seeing the addressee's letter, a certain manuscript), R. J. Jones, Aberdare, [1921] (an expression of good wishes, his own date of birth (postcard)), T. Tudno Jones, Llandudno, 1872 (re publishing a chair awdl), W. O. Jones, Lerpwl, 1913-20 (5) (Llais Rhyddid), [? M. T. Morris], 'Meurig Wyn', undated (sending a volume for presentation to an unnamed benefactor), T. F. Roberts, Aberystwyth, 1905 (Gleanings from God's Acre, reference to the National Library), T. Shankland, Bangor, 1913 (queries concerning William Elias), Richard Williams, Glasfryn, Festiniog [sic], undated (acknowledging a letter, mention of an old book (? manuscript)), W. W., undated (genealogical matters), [ ], 'Mynyddawc', undated (Adgof Uwch Anghof), part of an elegy on [? John Jones, Llanfair Caereinion] c. 1858, by 'Teithiwr Galarus' (beginning wanting), verses and scriptural notes written on the back of two letters to Thomas Jones, 1856 and 1863, from Owen Evans, Tynycoed and Rich[ar]d Jones, Pwllheli respectively (? estate matters), 'englynion' to 'Hafan St Tudwal (St Tudwell's Roads)' by 'Seithenyn', a note by 'G-d' ['William Thomas Edwards ('Gwilym Deudraeth')] concerning D. Sion Jâms, a fragment of a letter in the autograph of [? Morris Williams ('Nicander')], 'Marwnad er Coffadwriaeth am y diweddar Milwriad Wynne Garthewyn un o Destynau Eisteddfod Llanfairtalhaiarn y dydd cyntaf o Ionawr 1855' by 'Megido', and part of an article (see also Cwrtmawr MS 932D) on 'Hugh Hughes yr Arlunydd' in the autograph of J. Spinther James.

Llythyrau llenorion,

A collection of holograph letters and a few transcripts of letters and literary documents. The correspondents include John Williams, Ynys y Towyn and Tuhwntirbwlch [Portmadoc] to John Thomas ['Siôn Wyn o Eifion'], Chwilog, 1815-48 (18) (personal, observations on friendship, etc., the death of the recipient's father, the extension of the writer's business and the establishment of a benefit club, claims on the writer's liberality, the destruction of corn by the weather, references to mutual friends, the recipient's reading, the health of the recipient's nephew, improvements at 'our little Salem' (Congregational meeting-house], the recipient's 'domestic concerns', attachment to Mr [William] Ambrose ['Emrys'], the death of Mrs [Henrietta] Nanney, the writer's life story, the need for education facilities, news of the writer's family and of friends, etc.), Willm. Jones to J. Thomas, Chwilog, undated (observations on a book, the state of the country), O[wen] J[ones] E[llis] Nanney, Gwynfryn, to John Thomas, Chwilog, 1826-30 (3) (thanks for eggs, the payment of a legacy to the recipient), Robt. Jones ['Tecwyn Meirion'], Liverpool, to David Lloyd, shoe maker, Llanystundwy, 1833 (an order for coal), [the Reverend] W[illiam] Robert Davies (Will Robert Dafydd), Eglwyserw [sic], Dowlais, Pendarran, etc. to William Jones, smith (afterwards draper), Rhoslan, Llanysdymdwy,1835-49 (37), and to John Evans, draper, Victoria House, Cricierth [sic], 1849, (condolence, the baptism of the recipient, enclosing a [Western Baptist] Association Letter, greetings to the writer's family and friends and requests for news, a proposal to establish a [Baptist] Academy at Haverfordwest, baptisms of Dissenting ministers, the writer's health, emigration to America, observations on the total abstinence movement, marriages in Nonconformist chapels, the publication and circulation of Y Cenhadydd Cymreig, the writer's relations with Ebenezer and Penybryn Baptist Churches in Pembrokeshire, Chartist riots, observations on life in Merthyr Tydvil and Dowlais, unfavourable comments on Sandemanians and [Calvinistic] Methodists, the imprisonment of Dafydd [David] Jones [Baptist historian] of Carmarthen, a reply to a request for financial help, an invitation to the writer to Utica, the cost of Caersalem (Dowlais) Baptist meeting-house, numerous references to David Owen ('Dewi Wyn o Eifion'), the writer's new house at Pendarran, the slander of Enock Williams [Baptist minister at Garn Dolbenmaen], Church rate disturbance at Merthyr, cholera deaths, etc.), Saml. Evans, Carmarthen, to William Jones, Rhoslan, 1854 (the circulation of Seren Cymru), and to J[ohn] Edwards ['Meiriadog'], 1851 (the publication of Seren Cymru, a promise of support for Yr Hyfforddwr, a criticism of Seren Gomer), Robt. Jones, druggist, Pwllheli, to [ ], 1857 (personal, the writer's reading), M[orris] Williams ['Nicander'], Bangor, to [Ebenezer Thomas, 'Eben Fardd'], 1840 (Welsh metrical translations of the Psalms, with a translation of Psalm 49 enclosed), Lady [Elizabeth] Jones Parry, Madryn Park to Eb[eneze]r Thomas ['Eben Fardd'], 1841 (a request for shells from Clynog shore), J. Thomas ['Siôn Wyn o Eifion'], Chwilog, to Ebenezer Thomas ['Eben Fardd'], 1842 (the publication of a memoir of 'Dewi [Wyn o Eifion'], i.e. Blodau Arfon), H[umphrey] Gwalchmai, Oswestry, to E. Thomas ['Eben Fardd'], [18]43 (the recipient's duties and remuneration as poetry editor of Yr Athraw), Ellis Owen, Cefnymeusydd, to Ebenezer Thomas ['Eben Fardd'], 1843-59 (4) (the pedigree of Erasmus Lloyd, appointments held by the writer, contributions to Y Traethodydd, a memorial to (David Owen) 'Dafydd y Garreg Wen', the writer's kinship with Eifionydd poets), and to Richd. Roberts ['Bardd Treflys'] (of Tymawr), at Liverpool, 1844 (the recipient's education and employment, the weather, food prices), R[obert] I[saac] Jones ['Alltud Eifion'], Tremadoc, to Ebenezer Thomas ('Eben Fardd'), [18]45 (the sale of Allwedd ddirgel y nefoedd [translated from Thomas Brooks]), Thomas Roberts (Llwynrhudol) London, to Owen Williams ['Owain Gwyrfai'], Caernarvon, 1840 (the sale of the writer's translation from [Benjamin] Franklin, i.e. Y Ffordd i Gaffael Cyfoeth neu Rhisiart Druan),Owen Jones, Felin Uchaf, to Robert Williams ['Robert ap Gwilym Ddu'], Bettws Fawr [Llanystumdwy], 1831 (thanks for an englyn, information about Dafydd Morys of Penmorfa) (endorsed are rules ('Dull Trefniad') of Llanysdymdwy Welsh Society, 1823), [the Reverend] Thos. Lewis, Pontymeistr, Newport, Mon., to [ ], 1878 (an appreciation of Titus Lewis), [the Reverend] E[van] Evans, London, to David Owen ['Dewi Wyn o Eifion'], 1819 (a letter by Robert Williams ['Robert ap Gwilym Ddu'] in Seren Gomer, comments on the award at Denbigh eisteddfod and the writer's request to see the winning awdl by [Edward Hughes] 'Y Dryw') (?identity of the recipient confused with David Owen, 'Brutus'), [D. Silvan Evans] Llanwrin, to [John Jones] 'Myrddin [Fardd'], 1882 (comments on the recipient's volume, i.e. ? Adgof uwch Anghof) (incomplete), W. M. Hughes, Bangor, to E. Thomas ('Eben Fardd'), 1853-6 (3) (preparations for Bangor eisteddfod, a portrait of recipient), and John A. Jones ('Athan Fardd'), Swansea, to [John] Jones ['Myrddin Fardd'], 1889 (second hand books on sale by the writer). The transcripts, partly in the hand of 'Myrddin Fardd', include letters from D[avid] Thomas 'Dafydd Ddu Eryri' to [John Roberts 'Sion Lleyn'] (original in Cwrt Mawr 74), and to [David Owen 'Dewi Wyn o Eifion'], [Morris Williams] 'Nicander' to [Ebenezer Thomas] 'Eben Fardd' (2, originals in Cwrt Mawr 478), and Dan[iel] Davies, London, to David Thomas ('Dafydd Ddu Eryri'] (original in Cwrt Mawr 861 (File 6)). The miscellaneous documents include copies of 'Cywydd Annerch Yr Awen, neu fyfyrdod wrth Afon Dwyfach 1802' by 'Robert ab Gwilym Ddu', with annotations, and 'Cynghanedd i'r Saer a foddiasai'r Bardd. Hydref 1819' by 'Dewi Wyn o Eifion'; 'Voice of Nature, contained in the compendium of an Octave'; 'englynion' entitled 'Golygfa nosawl ar weithiau haiarn Merthyr mewn deuddeg Englyn gyda chymeriad cyrch' by [the Reverend] D[avid] Saunders ['Dafydd Glan Teifi'] (endorsed 'Anrheg i Feirdd Eifion gan D. Saunders'); 'Englynion Galanasdra' by ?'Dab Deudraeth'; a 'cywydd' entitled 'Ateb Anerch Dewi Fardd' by 'Pedr Du', with an imperfect letter to David Evans, Llanrwst; verses entitled 'Mawlgan i Mr. Griffith Jones, Blaenycwm, a Chiper Syr Watcyn' by [Rowland Walter] 'Ionoron Glan Dwyryd' (endorsed 'Mr. Evan Jones, Goat Inn, Llanuwchllyn'); verses entitled 'Cyngor John Jones Caeronw I David Thos. I Briodi' and 'Ateb ir Gân flaenorol', with a memorial inscription and a translation by David Tho[ma]s; etc. On one of the fly-leaves is an imperfect list of scribes ('Rhestr o enwau Ysgrifenwyr mwyaf nodedig y llyfr hwn' in the hand of John Jones ('Myrddin Fardd'), with one addition by J. H. Davies.


Letters mainly addressed to Robert Ellis ('Cynddelw'). The correspondents include Thomas Essile Davies ('Dewi Wyn o Essyllt'); John Edwards ('Meiriadog') (1881); Richard Foulkes Edwards ('Rhisiart Ddu o Wynedd') (1860); David Howell ('Llawdden'); John Ceiriog Hughes ('Ceiriog') (1871); James Spinther James (1875); Lewis William Lewis ('Llew Llwyfo') (1872); Richard Parry ('Gwalchmai') (1858); Robert John Pryse ('Gweirydd ap Rhys') (1870); William Rees ('Gwilym Hiraethog') (1867); Jonathan Reynolds ('Nathan Dyfed') (1869); William Roberts ('Nefydd') (1862); David Thomas ('Dafydd Ddu Eryri') (1820-1821); Williams Thomas ('Islwyn') (1874); Griffith Williams ('Gutyn Peris') ([1816]); John Davies ('Brychan') (1862); Hugh Brython Hughes ('Brython') (1871); and Thomas Gwallter Price ('Cuhelyn') (1856); together with copies of testimonials in support of Robert Ellis junior's application for the classical tutorship at Llangollen Baptist College, 1870.

Llythyrau, D-F

Letters addressed to John Ceiriog Hughes mainly on literary and eisteddfodic matters. The correspondents (D-F) include David Davies, Llandinam, 1881, David Lloyd Davies (Dewi Glan Peryddon), 1866, Edward Davies (Iolo Trefaldwyn), 1871, Evan Davies, Normal College, Swansea, 1863, Owen Humphrey Davies (Eos Llechid), 1864-1867, Richard Davies (Mynyddog), William Davies (Gwilym Teilo), 1863, William Cadwaladr Davies, John Edwards (Meiriadog), 1877, Richard Foulkes Edwards (Rhisiart Ddu o Wynedd), 1857-1866, Robert Ellis (Cynddelw), 1861-1873, Daniel Silvan Evans, 1871, Stephen Evans, London, 1877, and Isaac Foulkes (Llyfrbryf), 1861-1867.

Miscellaneous letters,

Miscellaneous holograph letters, 1806-1914, written by the following: D[avid] Thomas ('Dafydd Ddu Eryri'), Waunfawr, 1806, to Dafydd Owen ('Dewi Wyn o Eifion'), Gaerwen, Llanystumdwy (contributions to Y Greal), R. H. Richards, Llanfair isaf, 1823, to D[avid] Owen ('Dewi Wyn o Eifion') (appreciation of his 'awdl' Elusengarwch, arrangements for addressee to address Cymdeithas Cymroaidd Llanfair), G[riffith] Williams ('Gutyn Peris'), Braich Talog, Llandegai, 1822, to Robert Williams ('Robert ap Gwilym Ddu'), Betws, Llanystumdwy (letters were his chief delight because his work prevented him travelling, absence of Caernarvonshire poets from the Caernarvon eisteddfod, reading old manuscripts, refers to a manuscript of Lewis Morris, a manuscript of William Elias of Plas yn Glyn in the possession of a captain at Holyhead, the manuscript of Angharad James of Penamnen, wishes to be remembered kindly to Dewi Wyn and to assure him that he was not 'Brytyn') (published in Llais Rhyddid, XIII, pp. 111-114), J[ohn] Richards ('Iocyn Ddu'), Llanerchymedd, 1824, to Richard Jones ('Gwyndaf Eryri'), Caernarvon (commends the intention to form a poetry society but warns of the dangers of disputes, has sent his opinion on the 'Awdlau ar Ymweliad y Brenhin a Môn' to the appropriate place, addressee's prize winning 'awdl' on 'Cerddoriaeth' at the Caernarfon eisteddfod of 1821), John Williams ('Sion Dwyfor'), Y Ffrwdgoch, undated, to Richard Jones ('Gwyndaf Eryri'), y Bontnewydd Gerllaw Carnarfon (possibility of writer competing at an eisteddfod, sale of (?addressee's) awdlau) (published in Llais Rhyddid, XIII, pp. 115-116), John Williams ('Ioan Twrog'), Factory, Maentwrog, 1836, to Richard Jones ('Gwyndaf Eryri'), Carnarvon, (names of competitors in a 'pryddest' competition in order of the adjudication, requires a weaver, states his rates of pay for various weaving work, [William Rees] 'Gwilym Hiraethog', Llynlleifiad, 1845, to Robert Williams ('Robert ap Gwilym Ddu'), Monachdy bach, Llangybi (enclosing 'Cywydd Anerch y godidog Brif fardd R. ab Gwilym Ddu (cf. Caniadau Hiraethog (Dinbych, 1855), pp.174-177)), [Edward Roberts] 'Iorwerth G[lan] Aled', Rhyl 1851 to [Ebenezer Thomas ('Eben Fardd')] (criticism of Richard Parry ('Gwalchmai') and his poetry), Robert Ellis ('Cynddelw') (2) to [John Edwards] 'Meiriadog', one from Sirhowy, 1851 (addressee's intention of publishing a monthly magazine Yr Hyfforddwr, denominationalism in Wales, writer was preparing a primer on Welsh prosody, writer's opinion of the 'gorsedd', writer's family), the other (a copy) from Caerynarfon, 1871 (writer preparing a biography of the Reverend J. Williams, Rhos, requests addressee's recollections of him, is considering collecting his poetry for publication in a 3/- or 4/- volume, intends finishing his commentary [on the New Testament] and to publish a book entitled Athrawiaeth y ddau Cyfammod), D[aniel] Silvan Evans, Talybont by Aberystwyth, Llangïan etc. to Ebenezer Thomas ('Eben Fardd'), Clynnog, 1843-60 (9), (writer's publication Blodau Ieuainc, commends the publication of a Welsh translation of Chambers's Information for the People, addressee's contribution to Y Brython, seeks addressee's help in collecting colloquial words and phrases for his dictionary), D[aniel] Silvan Evans, Llan ym Mawddwy, 1865, to O[wen] Jones ('Manoethwy'), (addresseee's offer to copy manuscripts in the British Museum), D[aniel] Silvan Evans, Llanymawddwy and Llanwrin etc., 1869-94 (69), to John Jones ('Myrddin Fardd'), Chwilog, with some (20) letters from John Jones to D. Silvan Evans (enquiries concerning books and words, bookbinding, receipt of books, references to other collectors and their collections viz. [Edward] Breese, E[dward] H[umphrey] Owen, [St George] Armstrong Williams, the Plas Gwyn (Panton) collection of books and manuscripts moved to Plas Hen, Llanystumdwy, 1890); Rowland Vab Owen, Trenton and Remsen, Oneida, New York, 1868-70(2), to Owen Williams ('Owain Gwyrfai'), Waunfawr, and John Roberts, Poultney, Vermont, 1871, to Owen Williams ('Owain Gwyrfai'), enclosing a letter to John Roberts from Rowland Vab Owen, Ty Seth Llwyd, Utica, 1871 (Rowland Vab Owen's searches in America concerning Abraham Williams ('Bardd Du Eryri') and information relating to Rowland Vab Owen's family in Wales) (these four letters have been published in Llais Rhyddid, Vol. XIII, pp. 41-8), W[illiam] O[wen] Jones (editor of Llais Rhyddid), Liverpool, 1914, to [John Jones] 'Myrddin Fardd', (returning two letters published in Llais Rhyddid), various writers ('Pryse] Pryse Loveden, Gogerddan, etc.), 1850-56 (12), to D. Douglas Wemyss, Dalkey, Dublin (replies to requests for help in obtaining employment).

Scrap books

Two scrap books of manuscript and printed material and press cuttings. The manuscript material consists of holograph 'englynion' entitled 'Pennillion i anerch yr Arglwyddes Hall: (sef Gwenynen Gwent)' by John Jones ('Tegid'), 1838; a transcript of an 'Epitaph. On the grave of "John", a Parish Clerk near Newbridge Glamorganshire' by Edward Williams ('Iolo Morganwg'); 'englynion' by John Davies ('Brychan'), Thomas Williams ('Gwilym Morganwg'), John William Thomas ('Arvonwyson'), Morgan Llewelyn, William Thomas ('Gwilym Teilo'), Rees Lewis, John L. Thomas ('Ieuan Ddu'), 'Gwilym Ddu Glan Cynon', Edward Williams ('Iolo Mynwy'), William Ellis Jones ('Cawrdaf'), William Williams ('Carw Coch'), Jonathan Reynolds ('Nathan Dyfed'), Robert Parry ('Robyn Ddu [Eryri]'), D[avid] Charles ('Sierlyn Tegid'), Trevecca, George Hwel [sic] ('Celer'), rector of Llangattock Crickhowell, William Thomas ('Islwyn'), and Jno. Jones ('Watcyn Fardd'), Llanerfyl; holograph letters to 'Caradawc y Fenni' from 'Cambrina', Newport [co. Monmouth], 1839 (requesting information about the 'Hirlas Horn', enclosing verses in praise of the recipient), William Thomas ('Gwilym Mai'), Carmarthen, 1848-1853 (poetry by the recipient, a request for Welsh flannel plaids, the distribution of Carmarthen eisteddfod compositions), John Jayne, Bayley [sic], 1863 (a school Exhibition for the writer's son), W. Hicks Owen ('Owain ap Bradwen'), Rhyllon, St. Asaph, 1862 (enclosing a portrait, etc., of Mrs. Hemans), Rowland Williams ('Hwfa Môn'), Bethesda, 1862 (2) (enclosing a portrait of the writer), Sarah Edith Wynne ('Eos Cymru'), undated (enclosing a portrait of the writer), and P. D. Phillip, Brynmawr, 1862 (enclosing two printed items for the recipient's album); an obituary of John Jones ('Tegid') by Alfred T. Hughes, with lines by 'Gwilym Mai'; a holograph letter from John Jones ('Tegid') (in the third person) to Col. [Charles Kemeys Kemeys Tynte] 1848 (requesting permission to recite stanzas); 'englynion' entitled 'Anerchiad i Gymreigyddion y Fenni', 1852, by 'Gwilym Mai'; a notice to Lewis Bevan [father of 'Caradawc y Fenni'] to serve in the Militia for co. Brecknock, 1807, and a certificate of the balloting of Thomas Bevan, shopkeeper, of the parish of Llanelly, co. Brecknock, into the Regular Militia of the county, 1826; and franks of John Jones ('Talhaiarn'), W. Downing Evans ('Leon'), Brinley Richards, William Jones ('Gwrgant'), Ebenezer Thomas ('Eben Fardd'), David Morgan ('Mynyddawc'), [Richard William Payne] Davies, Court-y-gollen, Crickhowell, archdeacon of Brecon, Joseph Hughes ('Carn Ingli'), William Ellis Jones ('Cawrdaf'), Charles Smith, Droitwich, Geo. Howell, rector of Llangattock Crickhowell, D. James, Pant-teg, Thomas G. Jones ('Tafalaw'), Morris Williams ('Nicander'), David Charles, Trevecca, Lewis Thomas, London, Eliza Hughes, London, Jno. Jayne, Jonathan Reynolds ('Nathan Dyfed'), Thos. Kerslake, bookseller, Bristol, Rowland Williams ('Hwfa Môn'), W. Morris ('Gwilym Tawe'), Swansea, Philip D. Phillips [sic], Brynmawr, William Williams ('Caledfryn'), Ellis Roberts, harpist, London, Edw. Williams (son of 'Taliesin ab Iolo Morganwg'), Jno. Thomas ('Ieuan Glantawe'), Llanelly, Edward Williams ('Iolo Mynwy') (from Pennsylvania, U. S.A.), [Jane Davies] daughter of 'Gwallter Mechain', etc. The printed items include a prospectus of a collection of Prize Poems and Essays of the Beaumaris Eisteddfodau and North Wales Literary Society, to be edited by W. Jones, London; a prospectus of J. A. Simons: Meddlings with the Muse, 1840, together with a manuscript list of subscribers; Anerchiad at Genedl yr Hen Gymry. (Oddiwrth Cymreigyddion [sic] Caerludd), 1832; a theatre bill of the Theatre, Abergavenny, 1838; Extract from the Merthyr Guardian . . . November 11, 1837, relating to the commission of the peace of John Frost [Chartist leader]; a programme of the third anniversary of Abergavenny Cymreigyddion Society, 1836; a circular letter by Thomas Bevan ('Caradawc') to 'Cymreigyddion y Fenni', 1840; Can, o Glod J.J. Guest, Yswain, Cynyrchiolwr [sic] Merthyr, a'i hamgylchoedd yn y Senedd, by William Davies ('[Gwilym] Grawerth'), 1835; Pigionach o Benillion Ymadawol a adroddwyd gan Eiddil Ifor, yn Nghyfrinfa'r Iforiaid Caredig, 1844; verses entitled Brenin y Canibalyddion by 'Talhaiarn'; Can Newydd yn dangos Ardderchogrwydd yr Ysgol Sabbothol by D. Evans, Pontypridd, with the music score; verses entitled Y Sabboth by I. J.; verses entitled The Feelings of the Heart, written on the death of General Sir W. Nott, G.C.B. January 1st, 1845, and General Nott. Verses written on the Arrival of General Nott at Carmarthen, Sept. 11th 1844 and Lines written on the emphatic Words of General Nott, when meeting his friends at Carmarthen . . . by W. Thomas ('Gwilym Mai'); Can o Glod i Mr. John Jones, Am ei nodweddiad rhinweddol - a'i fedrusrwydd cywreingamp - fel Peirianydd, ac Arolygwr Gwaith Haiarn Cwmbran, Swydd Fynwy by Edward Williams ('Iolo Mynwy'); Lines occasioned by the interment of the Reverend Timothy Thomas, of Islington . . .1827 by Stephen Davis, Clonmel; verses entitled Y Cymreigyddion by 'Cyfaill i'r Cymreigyddion' [John Davies, 'Brychan', Tredegar]; Statement of Account of the Caradawc Benefit Society . . . Llanwenarth . . ., 1859-1860; Galar-gan er coffadwriaeth am y diweddar Mr. Abel Lewis, Taliedydd, (Cashier,) Pen y-darran, 1845, by 'Galarwr' (J. Edwards, 'Meiriadog'); John Michael, Treasurer, in Account with the Abergavenny Cymreigyddion Society, 1836-1837; Ode on the Death of His Royal Highness Prince Albert by W. Downing Evans, Newport, co. Monmouth, 1861; verses entitled Hanes Ffair y Waun by 'Gwilym Grawerth'; a proof programme and a broadsheet of subjects and prizes of the Swansea National Eisteddfod, 1863; broadsheets announcing a National Token from South Wales to [Alexandra] Princess of Wales, together with a list of subscriptions and a receipt, 1863, from the Treasurer [Augusta Hall] Lady Llanover to 'Caradawc y Fenni' for his subscription; verses entitled A Christmas Piece by William Jones, Abergavenny, 1862; Anthem, composed in celebration of the marriage of the Prince of Wales and the Princess Alexandra by the Reverend William Pollock, M.A., vicar of Bowdon, 1863; verses entitled Y Chwech Englyn Buddygol i Arglwyddes Llanover (Gwenynen Gwent,) yn cynnwys diolch am ei nhawdd i Gymdeithas Lenyddol Gwenynen Gwent, Brynmawr and Tri Hir a Thoddaid i John Jayne, Ysw., Pantybailiau House, am ei Haeolrydedd yn rhoddi £20 tuag at gynorthwyo Tlodion Llanelli, pan safodd y Gweithfeydd y lle uchod yn 1861, both by John Thomas ('Ifor Cwm Gwys'); and H. Hughes ('Tegai'): Pregeth Angladdol David Williams, Ysw. (Alaw Goch ,) Miskin, gynt o Ynys Cynon, Aberdare (Caernarfon [1863]). The press cuttings are taken from a variety of local and national newspapers, e.g., Monmouthshire Merlin, Merthyr Guardian, Hereford Times, Seren Cymru, Seren Gomer, Illustrated Times, Morning Post, The Times, The Observer, etc., and items of Welsh interest include accounts of coronation festivities at Abergavenny, 1831, and of the loss of the 'Rothsay Castle', 1831; a list of literary and musical competitions arranged by 'Cymreigyddion yr Alarch', Merthyr Tydfil, undated; accounts of the opening of the Crumlin Viaduct, 1857, of the destruction of the South Wales Railway bridge over the river Usk at Newport, 1848, and of the colliery explosion at Risca, 1860; and a mass of poetry by contemporary local bards. NLW MS 12355F contains two engraved portraits of the Reverend Francis Hiley, Llanwenarth, and at the end of the same manuscript are some additional press cuttings mounted by Lady H. A. Robinson, relating largely to the death of King Edward VII. The outside upper covers are labelled respectively 'Caradawc's Scrap Book No. 1' and 'Caradawc's Scrap Book No. 2'.

Y Gyfrinfa,

A scrap-book lettered 'Y Gyfrinfa' [compiled by John Jones ('Myrddin Fardd')] and containing press cuttings under such titles as 'Goronwy Owain' (by D. ap Rhys Stephen), 'Priodasau a Neithiorau Ceredigion', 'Hanes Boreuol Castell Caerffili yn nghyd a Tharddiad yr Enw', a series of articles 'Yn Nghwmni Natur a'i Phlant' and 'Natur a'i Phlant' (by 'Gwas y Gog' etc.), 'Yr Adar' (by James W. Rice ('Iago Ddu'), Waukesha, Wis., USA), 'Nyth Robin Goch' etc. (by R. R. Williams, L'anse, Mich.), 'Y "Cerews" Nos-flodeuol' (by 'Syllwr', Chicago), 'Hynodrwydd y Draenog' (by G. D. Griffith(s), Russell Gulch, Col.), 'O Caergystenin i Groeg', etc. (by D. Lloyd, Brownville, Maine), 'O Affrica i Brydain', etc. (by the Reverend John T. Lloyd, Brooklyn, New York), 'Y Pregethwr a'r Gwrandawr' (by [Robert Williams] 'Syllog', Racine, Wis.), 'Marwolaeth y Parch. Edwin Williams, MA, Is-Brifathraw Trefecca', 'Cau Siop Lyfrau' (the closure of a Welsh book shop in Everton Road, Liverpool), 'Llythyr Dyddorus. Y Diweddar Mr John Morgan, Cadnant [Menai Bridge], at [John Edwards] Meiriadog', 'Diwrnod gyda'r diweddar Dr Lewis Edwards' (by G. James Jones ('Llew o'r Llain') 'O'r Rockies i'r Eryri. Y Ddiweddar Chwaer Oedranus Sian Jones y Garnedd, Wyres Sefydlydd Methodistiaeth yn Nolyddelen', 'Marwolaeth Mr H[ugh] Jones (Trisant) [Lerpwl]', etc.