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Autograph letters,

Autograph letter to Miss M. Richards, Bryn Tannall, 1873, from T. G. Jones, Llansantffraid; autograph letter to the Reverend Thomas Richards, Llangyniew, 1828, from David Davies, Mallwyd; autograph letter to the Reverend J. Ll. Richards, Llanowddyn, 1843, from Hugh Evans, Utica, on the back of which is a letter to his wife, 1843, from Hugh Evans, Utica; autograph letter to John Jones, Llanfyllin, 1848, from John Owen Jones, Illinois; autograph letter to his wife and children, 1843, from Hugh Evans, Turin; autograph letter to the Reverend J. Richards, Llanowddyn, 1842, from John H. Evans; autograph letter to the Reverend David Richards, Llansilin, 1820, from Thomas Beynon; autograph letter to Miss Richards and sister, 1862, from William Rowlands ('Gwilym Lleyn'); autograph letter to the Reverend Mr Richards, Caerwys, 1840, from Robert Davies; autograph letter to the Reverend Mr Richards, Llansilin, 1823, from David Davies, Berkeley Square, London; autograph letter to Mair Risiart, [n.d.], from Angharad Lwyd; autograph letter to the Reverend D. Richards, Llansilin, 1820, from J. Parry, Bowman Street, London; autograph letter to the Reverend T. Richards, Welshpool, 1824, from John Parry; autograph letter to the Reverend Robert Williams, Oswestry, 1846, from R. Lloyd Edwards, Nanhoron; autograph letter to the Reverend Robert Williams, Oswestry, 1842, from Alfred B. Clough, Daventry; a case opposing the election of Sir Richard Bulkeley, Knt., and Thomas Mostyn, esq., as burgesses of Conway, [n.d.]; autograph letters to the Reverend Robert Williams from R. Garnett, 1849, and I. Price, 1834; autograph letters to the Reverend Robert Williams from William Williams, Pont Penrhyn, 1803, R. P. Williams, Dublin, 1865, W. J. Rees, Presteign, 1847, 1844, 1848, and E. G. Salisbury, Birkenhead, 1847; autograph letters to Mrs Watkins, Moelycerni, Aberystwyth from James William Watkins, St Helens, 1806, 1807, and R. Morgan, Hay, 1814; autograph letters to Mr Watkins, Moelycerni, Aberystwyth from Humphrey Jones, Portsmouth, 1806, and M. Morgan, Hackney, 1806; autograph letters to Mr Watkins, Moelycerni, Aberystwyth, 1818, from E. Watkin, Laughton; autograph letters to Pryse Pryse, esq., MP, 1824, from R. Williams, Aberystwyth; autograph letters to Mrs Watkins, Aberystwyth, 1815, from R. Davies, Denbigh; bill for the funeral of Mr John Morgan, 1773; verses composed on hearing the bells of Llanbadarn, 1842, by E. W.; autograph letter to Mr James Watkins, Aberystwyth, 1806, from A. Jenkins, Lampeter; autograph letter to Mr David Morgan, Talybont, 1769, from Thomas Morgan; deed of release signed by Thomas Lloyd, David Lloyd and Thomas Roberts of Llangynfelyn, Cardigan, 1732; autograph letter to W. Morgan, 1814, from R. Morgan; autograph letter to Gwallter Mechain, 1824, from Hannah Walter, Kinmel; autograph letter to the Reverend D. Silvan Evans, 1873, from John James Hughes, Caernarfon; autograph letter to the Reverend D. Silvan Evans, 1883, from Samuel Roberts, Conway; memorandum of an agreement between Owen Owens of Pant-y-Dwr, Tal-y-llyn, Merioneth and the Reverend D. Silvan Evans; autograph letter to the Reverend D. Silvan Evans, 1875, from James James, London.

Autograph letters,

Autograph letter to the Rev. Mr Richards, Caerwys, 1824, from Robert Parry ('Robin Ddu Eryri'); autograph letter to Miss M. Richards, Darowen from W. E. Jones ('Cawrdaf'); autograph letters to the Rev. Thomas Richards, Berriew from Angharad Llwyd, [n.d.], William Owen, 1821, and Aneurin Owen (Nantglyn), [n.d.]; autograph letter to the Rev. Thomas Richards, Darowen, 1800, from David Jones, Llandrillo; autograph letter to the Rev. Mr Richards, Eglwysfach, 1783, from I. J. Morgan, Penllwyn; autograph letter to the Rev. Thomas Richards, Llanymowddwy, 1800, from the Bishop of St Asaph; autograph letter to the Rev. R. Richards, Darowen, 1837, from L. Gwynne, Tremeirchion; Welsh poems by Evan Evans ('Ieuan Glan Geirionydd'); poems addressed to Evan Evans by Robert Parry; autograph letter to Lewis Gwynne, esq., Darowen, 1825, from D. Davies, Chester; autograph letter to the Rev. Thomas Richards, Berriew, 1825, from Thomas Jones, London; autograph letter to the Rev. Thomas Richards, Berriew, [n.d.], from W. Owen ('Eos Glan Hafren'); Welsh poetry by various authors.

Autograph letters,

Autograph letter to the Rev. T[homas] Richards, Darowen, 1837, from E. Wyatt, St Asaph; miscellaneous extracts of Welsh poetry, [19 cent.]; autograph letter to the Rev. D[avid] Richards, Kidweli, 1810, from Elizabeth Richards, Darowen; autograph letter to the Rev. T[homas] Richards, Darowen, 1809, from D[avid] Richard[s], Kidweli; autograph letter to the Rev. D[avid] R[ichards], Llansilin, [n.d.], from Angharad Llwyd (?); autograph letter to the Rev. David Richards, Llansilin, 1818, from David Williams; autograph letter to the Rev. T[homas] Richards, Llangyniew, [n.d.], from R. Humphreys; autograph letter to the Rev. D[avid] Richards, Llansilin, [n.d.], from John Evans, Llanfyllin; autograph letter to Mrs Watkin, Aberystwyth, 1823, from D. Griffith, Bettws; autograph letter to Mr D. Morgan, Machynlleth, 1777, from R. Morgan; autograph letter to Mr James Watkins, Aberystwyth from William Maybury; autograph letter to the Rev. D[avid] Richards, Llansilin, 1818, from James Homer, Llanfihangel; will of Jane Evans of Cemmes, Montgomeryshire, witnessed by T[homas] Richards, vicar of Darowen, 1807; an inventory of the goods and chattels of Hugh Roberts of Llanymowddwy, Merioneth, 1788; autograph letter to Miss Richards, Oswestry, 1856, from Maurice Jones; autograph letter to Mr Llewelyn, Calonrwydd, 1822, from Evan Evans, Aberhiw; autograph letter to the Rev. T[homas] Richards, [n.d.], from James Evans, Llanwddyn; autograph letter to Miss Richards, Meifod, 1856, from A. Bowen, Welshpool; autograph letter to the Rev. Mr Richards, Eglwys Fach, 1782, from Evan Richards, Bryn Eugan; fragments of letters and lines addressed to the Rev. Thomas Richards, [19 cent.], from various authors; autograph letter to the Rev. David Richards, Kidweli, 1812, from Thomas Richards, Darowen; autograph letter to the Rev. Thomas Richards, Berriew, 1824, from 'Robin Ddu Eryri'; autograph letter to the Rev. David Richards, Llansilin, [n.d.], from A. Owen; autograph letter to Miss M. Richards, Darowen, [n.d.], from Hugh Jones; fragments of poems.

Barddoniaeth, etc.

A volume of transcripts partly in the hand of Mary Richards, Darowen containing 'englynion', etc. by David Richards ('Dewi Silin'), Thomas Morris (Pentre Gwyn), 'Iorwerth ab Robert ab Arthur ('neu Ned Glan Gwryd, Glyn Ceiriog'), John Cain Jones ('Siôn Ceiriog'), John Jones ('Myllin'), Robert Davies ('Bardd Nantglyn'), P. Morris (Llanfair Caer Einion), John Athelystan [sic] Owen ('Bardd Meirion'), Walter Davies ('Gwallter Mechain'), Dafydd Savage ('Dewi Caer Einion'), Robert Parry ('Robyn Ddu Eryri'), Evan Jones (Darowen), J. Robert (Hersedd), [William Williams] ('G[wilym] Caledfryn'), Owen William (Waun fawr), [William Ellis Jones] ('Cawrdaf'), 'S. Llwyd', John Blackwell ('Alun'), D. Hughs (Huws) (Cynwyd), E. Evans ('[Ieuan] Glan Geirionydd'), Thomas Edwards ('Arwydd y Delyn', Corwen), [? Thomas Williams] 'Eos Mynydd', M[orris] Jones ('Meurig Idris', Dolgellau), Dafydd Jones ('Dafydd ab Ioan', Llan Collen), 'Ioan Cadfan' (Llangadfan), William Edwards ('Gwilym Padarn'), [John Evans] 'Ioan Maelor', etc.; letters and incomplete letters to David Richards ('Dewi Silin'), Mary Richards and other members of the family of Richards of Darowen from Arthur James Johnson [recte Johnes], 1854 (the death of John Lloyd (Llwyd) Richards, curate of Llan Owddyn (Llanwddyn), David Richards ('Dewi Silin'), 1811-26 and undated (a memorial to Thomas Edwards ('Twm o'r Nant'), a request for a tenancy from Sir Watkin to Samuel Bromley, a feast called 'Ciniaw y Mawn', payment for Y Gwyliedydd, the appearance of 'y gwr lledrithiawg', personal), Thomas Price, Pembrey, 1812 (a request for the services of a clergyman), John Hughes, Llangollen, 1826 (an invitation to preside at Llangollen Eisteddfod), Thomas Roberts [Llwynrhudol], London, 1820 (thanks for the reception of Gwyneddigion members during recent eisteddfodau in Wales and the appointment of addressee (David Richards) as an honorary member of the Society), Roger Clough, Tyn y Celyn, 1824 (Llangollen Eisteddfod committee meeting), Angharad Llwyd, Caerwys, undated (2) (the contents of a letter from Dr. Meyer, the death of Cynddelw [Richards], Welsh manuscripts, Llangollen Eisteddfod, personal), Thomas Cynddelw Richards [son of 'Dewi Silin'] (2) from Maenor House, Ruthin, 1845 (a psalm book, personal), J. Jenkin ['Ifor Ceri'], 1813 (an invitation to dinner), Edward Jones, undated (two manuscripts in the possession of Edward Jones, Llangollen), William Edwards ('Gwilym Padarn'), Waunfawr, 1821 (a gift of £1 from Powys Cymrodorion), Robert Davies ['Bardd Nantglyn'], 1825 (personal, subscriptions to a publication by the writer, news of friends), Dafydd Jones, Llan Collen, 1820 (enclosing 'englynion'), etc.; meditations by Thomas Richards at the end of his first day, 16 July 1826, in his new parish of Llangynyw; 'Helyntion A fuont ar ddamwain a digwydd i D[avid] Riichards] yn ei daith o Blwyf Darowen ... i Nantglyn ... 1814'; obituaries of John Lloyd Richards [1854], Thomas Cynddelw Richards [1848], David Richards ('Dewi Silin'), 1826, etc.; a biographical note on Jane Richards (1756-1842), wife of Thomas Richards, Darowen, etc.

Berriew Bible Society minute book; transcripts by Mary Richards

A minute book of the Berriew branch of the Montgomeryshire Auxiliary of the British and Foreign Bible Society, 1818-20, together with lists of subscriptions and donations, 1818-25, and an account of Bibles distributed in the parish, 1819-23. The volume was subsequently used by Mary Richards to record poetry in strict and free metres ('englynion', 'cywyddau', etc.) by Ellis Roberts (Llanddoget), Dafydd Thomas (Llanfyllin), Robert Dafydd (Nantglyn), J. Robert (Hersedd), [William Williams] 'Gwilym Caledfryn', Owen William ([Waunfawr] Caeryn Arfon), [Robert Parry] 'Robin Ddu [Eryri]' (Carnarfon), W[illiam Ellis] J[ones] '[Gwilym] Cawrdaf', Isaac Llwyd, J[ohn] A[thelstan] O[wen] ('Bardd Meirion'), John Blackwell ('Alun'), 'D. Huw Cynwyd', E[van] E[vans] ('[Ieuan] Glan Geirionydd), W. Edwards (Corwen), [John Davies] 'Brychan', [John Jones] 'Myllin', Sion Tudur, Lewis Mon, Mathew Owen, Owen Gryffyth, [Morris Jones] 'Meuric Idris', ?Edward Davies, ?Lewis Hughes, Aneurin Owen, David Richard ('[Dewi] Silin') W[alter] D[avies] ('Gwallter Mechain') and Robert Parry (Eglwysfach), and anonymous poems; letters from Jno. Owen [curate of] Llanlligan to T[homas] Richard[s], Llan y Mowddwy, 1786 (the possibility of receiving charitable donations, a request for a sermon, articles left by the writer at Llanuwchllyn and Nantglyn) (original letter in Cwrtmawr MS 1043), Richa[r]d Owen, Hendre Gadog to O. Williams, Bwlch, Pentraeth, 1811 (enclosing a translation into Welsh by Goronwy Owen of 'The lass of the brow of the Hill', a wedding ?at Plas Gwyn, personal), Hugh Thomas, London to John Edward, Llan y Mowddwy, 1798 (the death of the recipient's son John), 'Myfyr Nan[t]glyn' to D[avid] Richard[s] '[Dewi] Silin'), undated (poetry by the writer), [Rev.] John Humphreys, Cilyllwyn [Bodfari] to R[ichard] Richards, Caerwys, 1826 (statistics of Nonconformist membership in Liverpool, Manchester, Chester and London), Owen William [?'Owen Gwyrfai'], Waunfawr to [ ], 1845 (a request for a Madam Bevan school, with references to B[recte P.] B[ailey] Williams and [David Thomas] 'D Ddu o Eryri'), D. Hughes to D[avid] Richards, Llansilin, undated (the formation of a Branch Bible Society), Thomas Jones, Castell to T[homas] Richards, Darowen, 1835 (the payment of county rate for the hundred of Mowddwy), etc.; a statement of 'The Crown of England's Title to America', based on the discovery by Prince Madog ab Owen Gwynedd; numerical tables of sermons left by Lewis Richards, Llan Erful and Richard Richards, Caerwys, arranged under each book of the Bible; directions to apply on behalf of a blind person for an annuity of £10 from the charity of John Merlot, alderman of the city of Bristol; etc. Some of the 'cywyddau' are said to have been transcribed from a manuscript of Owen Gryffydd [Llanystumdwy].

Commonplace book of John Lloyd Richards,

Two notebooks (pasted together) of the Reverend John Lloyd Richards (1790-1854), vicar of Llanwddyn containing 'Subjects for [weekly] themes given by Mr Ainger for 1821', '...[L]ines ... set up in a neat frame in the room at the Pavilion by the falls of the Clyde in Scotland', 1817; verses by R. Davies entitled 'I Bedwar Rhan y Flwyddyn'; prose texts entitled 'The Number Seven', 'English Language' and 'Esau and Jacob'; verses entitled 'Happiness' by the present Bp. of Calcutta. Dr. Heber'; personal accounts, 1821-31 (expenses at St Bees College and at Nun Monkton, payments to hired servants, receipts of rent etc.); etc. The scribe's sister, Mary Richards, during the period 1870-3 has used blank spaces to record copious memoranda, anecdotes and transcripts of verse and family letters.

Letters of Evan Evans ('Ieuan Glan Geirionydd'),

A volume containing forty-five holograph letters, 1820-30, mostly dated, on guards, with a few drafts and miscellaneous papers, from Evan Evans ('Ieuan Glan Geirionydd'; 1795-1855), writing at various times from Trefriw, Croesoswallt [Oswestry], Berriw (Aberrhiw), Llanrwst, St Bees, Chester and Christleton to 'Teulu Darowen' (addressed generally to the Reverend Thomas Richards (1754-1837), Darowen) and to individual members of the Darowen family, viz. the Reverend David Richards, vicar of Llansilin, the Reverend Thomas Richards (1785-1855), Berriew, later rector of Llangynyw, M[eistresa]n Sian Rhisiard, Darowen and the Reverend Richard Richards, Caerwys, and one letter, 1822, from J[ames] Evans, Sec[retary], Cymmrodorion Institution, London to Mr Evan Evans, Grammar School, Berriew, Montgomeryshire. The subjects discussed by Evan Evans include his health, education and financial position, literary matters (references to Y Gwyliedydd), his situation in the church, etc. The other items in the volume include a draft of a letter to [ ] Parry and lines of verse entitled 'Poor little Sweep'. The present arrangement of the letters is chronological, however a list [?in the autograph of J. H. Davies] inside the front cover relates to earlier numbers preceded by the letters 'E. E.' [? for Evan Evans] which are to be found on many of the letters near the address.

Llyfr Hir Mair Richards,

A manuscript consisting largely of transcripts and memoranda by Mary Richards and Thomas Richards of Darowen. The volume appears originally to have been used as an account book of receipts and disbursements in respect of the farms of Llwyn, Cafnmaelen and Byrthlwydd [parish of Dolgellau, Merioneth], 1799-1802, and also to record biographies of [James Crichton, 'The Admirable'], Sir Francis Walsingham, Sir Francis Drake and William Cecil, Lord Burghley. The additions made by the Richards family consist of contemporary and some near-contemporary poetry in both strict and free metres by Walter Davies ('Gwallter Mechain'), Robert Parry (Eglwysfach, Denbighshire), [Morris Jones] 'Meurig Idris', Robin Ddu o Fôn, David Richards ('Dewi Silin'), Sion Pryse (Penant Mowddwy), [John Jones] 'Myllin', Dafydd Ellis (Mowddwy), William Owain (1822), [Thomas Edwards] 'Twm o'r Nant', John Roberts (Herseth), [Hugh Jones] 'H[uw] Erfyl', Evan Evans ('Ieuan Glan Geirionydd'), William Jones ('Cawrdaf'), David Rees (1785), John Morgan ('o Lanfread Ceredigion'), Hugh Moris, Robert Davies ('Bardd Nantglyn'), Evan Evan ('o Arwydd yr Arth'), H. Griffith ('H[arri] Goch'), Robt Parry (Darowen), Robert Richard ('mab Hugh Richard Tailiwr Darowen'), [William Williams] 'Gwilym ab Iorwerth' (Darowen), Richard Richards [Meifod], William Pugh, J[ohn] H[ughes], Pontrobert, [John Jones] 'Ioan Tegid', Robert Dafydd ('o Fowddwy'), [Daniel Evans] 'Daniel Ddu o Geredigion', Edward Taliesin Llwyd (Tal y bont, swydd Gaerdigan'), John Athelystan [sic] Owen ('Bardd Meirion'), John Blackwell ['Alun'], John Morris ('Y Wern Philyp, Llanbadarn'), David Morgan (1743), Dafydd Morris (Llanfair Caer Einion), [Robert Williams] 'Robert ap Gwilym Ddu', W. Jones (Llanerful), ? Morris Jones (Towyn), ? Lewis Richards ('Person Llan Erful'), Thomas Williams (Llanfihangel) ['Eos Gwynfa', or 'Eos y Mynydd'], Evan Williams (Darowen), Dafydd Thomas ('Dafydd Ddu Eryri'), [William Edwards] 'Gwilym Padarn', John Williams (Dolgelley), Dafydd William (Llandeilo fach), Thomas Ellis (Caerwys), etc., and anonymous compositions; transcripts and extracts from earlier manuscripts, consisting largely of 'cywyddau', 'awdlau', etc. by Ifan Llwyd, Edward Urien, Huw Mathew, Leilin [recte Heilin] Fardd, Rys Cain, Davydd ap Gwilim, Dafydd Nanmor, Lewis Trefnant, Efan Tew, Mathew Bromfield, Syr Owen ap Gwilim ('Persson Owen'), Owen Gwynedd, William Llyn, Huw Arwystl, John Philip, Rissiart Philip, Sion Cent, Evan Llwyd Owain Erigain [recte 'o waun Einion'], Morus ap I[eu]an ab Einion [Morus Dwyfech], Lewys Glyn Cothi, Edmund Prys, Owain ap Rhys ap Sion ap Howel Koetmor, Sion Tudur, Ystyffan Bardd Teiliaw, Thomas Lloyd Iangaf ('o Penmaen'), Thomas Pryse (Plas Iolyn), Gwilim ap Ieuan hen, William Cynwal, Syr Rhys Carno, Dafydd Llwyd Llywelyn ap Gruffydd, Meredydd ap Rhys, Llywelyn ap Guttun, Sr Huw Jones ('Bicar Llanvair Ynyffryn Clwyd'), Taliesin, Howel ab Reinallt, Sion Brwynog, Iorwerth Fynglwyd, Gutto'r Glyn, Huw Penant, Gruffudd D'd ap Howel, Howel Cilan, Dafydd ap Einion, Gruffudd ap Jenkin ap Llywelyn Vychan, Gruffudd Hiraethog, Deicin Kyfeiliog, Ifan Tudur Owen, Huw Kollwyd [recte Kollwyn], Iefan Brydydd hir, Iolo Goch, etc. and anonymous compositions; letters from W[alter] D[avies] ['Gwallter Mechain'] to T[homas] Richards, Berriew School, 1824 (inscriptions on medals), John Davies, Llanbryn Mair to Mary Richard, Darowen, 1828 (a request for a carol), Dafydd Richards ['Dewi Silin'] to his brother Richard Richards, undated (an appointment), William Tolman, Carnarvon, to [Mary Richards], 1826 (engraving on silver cups presented to Llanbeblig Church), John Blackwell to D. Richard ['Dewi Silin'], Llansilin, undated (enclosing 'englynion'), and Robert Nanney [Llwyn, Dolgelley], Dartmouth to [Thomas] Richards, Llan y Mowddwy, 1793 (the writer's tithe); 'Gofrestr or Tansgryfwyr at y Cwpanau Arian a gasglwyd yn y flwyddyn 1823'; notes on excavations of cairns in Darowen and Cemes; a treatise, being 'a Preface to a Book composed by me L[ewis] M[orris] Entitled Y [swe]lediad byr or holl Gelfyddydau a gwybodaethau Enwogaf yn y Byd June 1729' (extracted from Cwrt Mawr MS 200; see Y Gwyliedydd, 1837, 85-6 et al, and Cymru XII (1897), 261-4: a note on page 185 verso states that 'Trysor Gell Barddoniaeth ... Gan Lewis Morris' (Cwrt Mawr MS 200) was then in the possession of Mrs Watkin, Moel Cerni, Llanfihangel Genau'r Glyn, Cardiganshire, and that she also possessed several other manuscripts. Mrs Watkins' father, Mr Morgan 'o Lanfread' is stated to have been a friend of Lewis Morris); 'Grwgnachrwydd yr Oes. Sef Traethawd byr ar un o destynau Eisteddfod Tal y Cafn ... y 30ain o Hydref 1823. Gan Ednyfed', pedigrees (eg Dr John Davies, Mallwyd and Thomas Jones, Esgir Evan, Llanbryn Mair); medical recipes; memoranda and diary entries; cut-out autographs; press cuttings, etc. The volume is lettered 'Llyfr Hir Mair Richards'.

Minute book of Cymmrodorion Society in Powys, etc.

A minute book of the Cymmrodorion Society in Powys (established 6 October 1819), 1819-20, together with a list of members, 1819-22. The volume was subsequently used by Mary Richards, Darowen and, to a lesser extent, by Thomas R. Williams, Bryn Tanad, Llanerful, to record transcripts of a list of British kings to George III ('Tabl o holl Frenhinodd Prydain or dechreiad Cyntaf hyd ein Brenin George y IIII) from the Almanac of Thomas Jones, Shrewsbury, 1709; poetry in strict and free metres by E[dward] J[ones] ('Periglor Caer Einion') (1875), [Hugh Parry] ('Cefni') (Utica, N.Y.) (1872), [Morris Jones] ('Meurig Idris'), John Blackwell ['Alun'], [Robert Parry] ('Robin Ddu [Eryri]'), John Edwar[d] Davies (New York, a native of Llan Erful), etc.; 'englynion' submitted for competition at the Cymmrodorion Society in Powys eisteddfod at Wrexham, 1820, by W. Williams (Llandofry), Peter Jones (Liverpool), etc.; 'At y Cymry', being an appeal to Welshmen to protest against the oppression of Protestants in Ireland (printed [? or written] by James Davies, printer, Holywell), letters from Hugh Jones ('Erfyl'), Caer Lleon to D[avid] Richard[s], [Llansilin], 1820 (the appointment of addressee as secretary of the Cymmrodorion Society in Powys, submission of compositions to the forthcoming eisteddfod), J. Blackwell, Wyddgrug to D[avid] Richard[s], Llansilin, undated [1820] (enclosing poetry), T[homas] Price ('Carnhuanawc'), Crickhowel to Tho[ma]s Richards, Llangynyw, 1833 (measures for the preservation of the Welsh language) (fragments of the original letter in Cwrtmawr MS 1045), and Geor[ge] Morris, Wrexham to D[avid] Richards, Llansilin, 1822, (payment for windows broken during the eisteddfod); lists of poets, harpists and singers, with particulars of distances of their respective homes [from Wrexham]; a list of Caernarvonshire poets ('Cofrestr o Fardd Caer Arfon'); a list of licences awarded to ovates, etc. at the Gorsedd of Bards at Llangynyw, 1845; a prospectus of Y Dywysogaeth, 1870; 'The Araingment of the Queen of Scotts in Hoderingham Castell in the County of Northamton the VIII of February 1586' (cf. Cwrtmawr MS870); etc. Mounted on the inside lower cover are undated accounts of the Cymmrodorion Society in Powys.

Richards family memoranda and accounts, etc.

A composite volume comprising two notebooks originally used by the Reverend Thomas Richards (1754-1837) for personal and family memoranda and accounts (mainly 1821-37) of debts, wages paid to female servants, tithes, provisions, payments of interest and repayments of debts. It also includes accounts, 1816-24, between H. L. Eddes Gwynne and the Reverend Thomas Richards relating to Hirnant rents. The volume was subsequently used by Mary Richards, Darowen to record transcripts of letters, mainly between various members of the Richards family but including also letters from R. Sa[u]nderson, Bala to Thomas Richards, 1829 (Gwyliedydd postponed for a short time because of the illness of one of the writers), [ ], Merthyr Tydful to Elen Richards, 1855 (Cae Cobham and Pont Robert ab Oliver and local legends), G[riffith] Jones ('Glan Menai'), Aberayron to Miss R[ichards], 1867 ('Enwogion Sir Aberteifi', requesting information relating to addressee's father), John Evans, secretary of the Cymmrodorion or Metropolitan Institution to Miss Mair Richard[s], Darowen, 1821 (election of addressee as an honorary member), Alexander Ewing, bishop of Argyll and the Isles to T[homas] Richards, 1851 (enclosing an appeal), Walter Davies ('Gwallter Mechain'), to D[avid] Richards, Llansilin, 1819 (enclosing letter (from T[homas] Richards], arrangements to meet, a meeting in the New Year arranged by [John] Jenkins ['Ifor Ceri'], reference to 'llyfyr Ffowlkes Owen'), David Jones to T[homas] Richards, 1787 (had been ordained a deacon and had read the services at Llanyw[ch]llyn), William Rowland[s] ('Gwilym Lleyn'), Machynlleth to the Misses Richards, 1862 (writer's health, enclosing papers relating to addressees' brother which he had found among the papers of an old Wesleyan minister) (original letter in Cwrtmawr MS 1044), Thomas G[?errard], Bristol to [T[homas] Richards], 1834 (enclosing blank certificate and receipt in connection with a Bristol charity for blind persons); a letter and advertisement relating to a meeting, 1796, of stipendary curates of certain deaneries in the diocese of St Asaph, to be held at Mold; a notice of two sermons to be preached at Llanfyllin, August 1819, in aid of the Church Missionary Society; a list of books: 'Fe ddygwyd y rhan fwya or llyfrau uchod, i.e. eu Lladrata a wnawd yn y Bala'; notes relating to the old vicarage at Darowen ('erected in 1545'); a short inventory of the estate of Griffith Jones, Llwyn Gwiling, parish of Llanymowddwy, deceased; a few recipes; etc.; poetry in strict and free metres by 'E.J.', D. Ll. James, Morgan Wynne Taleris (recte Taliaris), [William Williams] ('Gwilym ab Iorwerth'), Daniel Jones ('Dewi Fwynder') (Cilcen), ?J. E. Davies ('Ioan Erful'), William Edwards ['Gwilym Padarn'], Llanberis, Peter Jones ('Pedr Fardd'), Lewis William, (Darowen), [John Jones] ('Tegid'), Richard Pugh (Darowen), E[van] Evans ('[Ieuan] G[lan] Geirionydd'), Robert Jones ('Bardd Mawddach'), David Richard ('D[ewi] Silin'), J[ohn] A[thelstan] O[wen] ('Bardd Meirion'), [William Ellis Jones] ('Cawrdaf'), Walter Davies ('Gwallter Mechain'), John Hughes (Llanbadarn Fawr, Cardiganshire), Edward Jones (Maes y Plwm), Thomas Jones ('o Ddinbych'), [Edward Williams] ('Iolo Morganwg') [David Richards] ('Dafydd Ionawr'), [David Thomas] ('Dafydd Ddu [Eryri]') and Dafydd Ellis ('Gof Llanymawddwy'), and anonymous poetry; the volume also contains details relating to 'plygain' and Christmas services at Llangadfan and Llanerfyl, c. 1865-8.

Richards family transcripts,

A composite volume comprising three exercise books, with numerous items inset and mounted therein, largely in the hands of Thomas Richards, Mary Richards and Lewis Richards, Darowen. The contents include extracts from Sir John Hill: The Family Herbal (Bungay, 1812) and household and medical recipes; poetry in strict and free metres by [John Jones] ('Myllin'), Evan Jones (Darowen), Evan Thomas (Llansilin), Robert Davies, Nantglyn, W[alter] D[avies, 'Gwallter Mechain'], Lewis Jones (Nant hir), Robert Owen (Denbigh), [John Jones] ('Tegid'), Mrs [Elizabeth] Cribber [Crebar] (daughter of Lewis Morris, 'Llywelyn Ddu o Fôn'), [David Richards] ('Dewi Silin'), ?[David Richards] ('Dafydd Ionawr'), ?Dafydd Elis (Mowddwy), Harry Parry, Arthur Jones, John Parry, Peter Jones, John Rogers, ?Evan Evans (['Ieuan] Glangeirionydd'), [William Williams] 'G[wilym] ab Iorwerth', Mary Watcin (Moelcerni, near Aberystwyth), Mrs E. Jones ('Crefyddwraig', Mowddwy), [Morris Jones] ('M[eurig] Idris') (partly holograph), William Winne (vicar of Llanbrynmair), Rus Cain, Ev. Evans ['Ieuan Brydydd Hir'], Richard Philip, Cadwaladr David, Ann Humphrey, John Jones ('Sir Garnarvon'), Dafydd Jones ('neu'r Tailiwr hir') and Sion Parry ('tatganwr ... o Fallwyd'), and anonymous poems; letters from Robert Davies, Nantglyn to T[homas] Richards, Darowen, undated (the writer's visit to Carmarthen and his stay at Nannau), and D[avid] Richards ['Dewi Silin'], 1825 and undated (mutual visits, a prospectus of ? Diliau Barddas by the writer), William Jones, Llan y Mowddwy, to D[avid] Richards Llansilin, 1822 (a strange incident at Mallwyd), Aneurin [Owen] from Tyn y Celyn [Nantglyn] to D[avid] Richards, Llansilin, 1835 (recte 1825) (an invitation to Tan y Gyrt), [ ] to T[homas] Richards, Llan y Mowddwy, undated (medicine for John Edward), [?L. Jones] 'Llewelin ab Ioan', Bwlch y maen to Thomas Richards, Llan y Mowddwi, 1787-8 (the writer's religious experiences, a translation by the Reverend Thomas Jones [Creaton]) (original letters in Cwrtmawr MSS 872 and 1043), Reginald Heber, Hodnet (in the third person) to Richard Richard[s], Caerwys, 1822 (a donation towards the education of Evan Evans ['Ieuan Glan Geirionydd']),'Harri Ddu o Gaer Derwyddon, swydd Ddinbech' to Richard Richards, Caerwys, 1845 (enclosing poetry, the writer's penury), [John Jones] 'Tegid', Christ Church, Oxford to [? John Jenkins 'Ifor Ceri'], 1828 (Kerry eisteddfod, enclosing poetry, personal), John Williams, Castell, Darowen to [Mary] Richards, 1834 (the excommunication of John Davies from the Society ('Seiat')), William Owen (in the third person) to T[homas] Richards, undated (a request for the loan of ploughs), [Mary Richards] to her nephew, Cornelius Griffydd [London], 1819 (an account of the writer's return from London to Darowen); an account of disbursements at the Ship Inn, Dolgelleu, 5 August 1819 (p. 87); pasted on the inside of the upper cover is a prospectus of R. Williams, Runcorn: Ysgrifenydd Buan; neu Gyfundraith Newydd o Law Fer, (A New System of Short Hand); etc. The transcripts of Lewis Richards, which form the greater part of the third notebook, were compiled during the period 1811-18 and some of the transcripts by Mary Richards are dated 1861-6. Some of the items have been transcribed from the manuscript(s) of 'Cadwaladr Robert o Lan y Mowddwy' and 'John Cadwalader' (p. 87) and 'Cadwaladr Davidd lan y Mowddwy' (p. 132).

Transcripts by Mary Richards,

A manuscript almost entirely in the hand of Mary Richards, Darowen containing transcripts of the opinion of Sir William Jones [orientalist and jurist] on the Scriptures ('Barn Syr William Jones y Tra dysgedig Ysgolhaig Am yr Ysgrythyrau Sanctaidd Yr Hon a ysgrifenodd ar ddalen wen yn ei Feibl ei hun'); prayers by Thomas Richards, Darowen; copious biographical memoranda relating to the family of Richards of Darowen; letters from Thomas Richards, Darowen to members of his family, 1814-37 and undated (the appointment of Lewis Richards to the rectorship of Llanerful, local and family news, the writer's health, news of friends, a new school for Hugh Jone[s] Maesglase, a Christmas service, the receipt of tithes), to [John Luxmore, bishop of St Asaph] [1829] (jealousy arising from a meeting at Darowen) (incomplete), to [ ], 1809 (Darowen charities), to [ ], 1814 (enclosing [bishop's] transcripts), to Mrs Lewis, Post Office, Machynlleth, 1817 (a debt due to the recipient), to the Reverend [ ], undated (thanks for a benefaction), to Mr [Daniel?] Crosthwaite, portrait painter, Liverpool, 1837 (personal, a proposed visit by R[ichard] Richard[s]), and to Baron [Sir Richard] Richard[s], Caer Ynwch, 1796 (personal, conveying a gift of a Dovey salmon); letters from [Mary Richards] to Thomas, Lewis and Jane [Richards], 1837 (the health of the writer's father), L[ewis] Richards, Jes[us] Coll[ege], Oxford to D[avid] Richard[s], Llansilin, 1842 [recte 1824] (the writer's ordination), Adam Sedgwick, Cambridge to Mary Richards, Llangynyw, 1855 (the death of the recipient's brother Thomas) (two copies; see also MS 284), Charles Meyer, Pen Main to [?Thomas Richards] undated (a visit to the recipient), D. R. Thomas, Cefn Rectory, S[t] Asaph to [Mary] Richard[s], 1876 (the death of the recipient's sister Jane), Walter Davies ['Gwallter Mechain'], Manafon to D[avid] Richar[ds], Llansilin, undated (a visit to the recipient, a collection of musical compositions) and to T[homas] Richards, Llangynyw, 1837 (the death of Thomas Richards, Darowen), Griffith Williams, Dolgellau to Mair Richards, Darowen, 1838 (the death of the recipient's father), Moris Jones ('Meurig Idris'), Dolgellau to Mair Richards, 1841 (the death of the recipient's mother), William Pughe, Mallwyd to T[homas] Richard[s], Darowen, 1810 (a benefaction for the writer), Roderic Lewis, Llanbryn Mair to T[homas] Richar[ds], Darowen, 1833 (a petition for the better observation of the Sabbath), R. Brougham, London to T[homas] Richards, Darowen, 1848 [sic] (a return by the recipient), J. J. Muncher, Bristol to T[homas] Richard[s], Darowen, 1837 (an annuity for Mary Evan, a blind person of Darowen), Augustus [Pemberton] Salisbury, Exeter College [Oxford] to T[homas] Richards, Llangynyw, 1848 (the death of the writer's 'poor friend'), Evan Evans ['Ieuan Glan Geirionydd'], Aberrhyw to the Richards family [at Darowen], 1823 (the writer's arrival at Aberrhyw and his impressions of the place, news of friends and greetings to friends) (original letter in Cwrtmawr MS 534), Robert Davies ('Bardd Nantglyn') to T[homas] Richard[s], Darowen, c. 1820 (the writer's stay at Nannau and proposed visit to Carmarthen, enclosing poetry), Thos Charles, Bala to [Thomas Richards at Llan-ym-Mawddwy], 1796 (the payment of a draft), William Farre, Carno to T[homas] Richards, Darowen, 1837 (accepting an invitation, Mr Crossthait [sic] and a likeness of the recipient and Mrs Richard[s]), (Lewis Hughes, bishop of St Davids] to [ ], 1791 (the receipt of Darowen annual and lactual), Arthur Gardener [London] to [T[homas] Richards, Darowen], 1834 (Church Influence Society), David Jones, Penant to T[homas] Richards, Llan y Mowddy, 1787 (the ordination of the writer as a deacon), etc.; poetry in strict and free metres by Robert Dafydd (Nantglyn), D. Davies ('Pruddfab'), [William Roberts] ('Gwilim Aran') (Dolgellau), William Williams ('Gwilim ab Iorwerth') (Darowen), Morris Jones ('Meirig Idris') (Dolgellau), Edward Davies ('Heddgeidwad', Llan Erful), Walter Davies ['Gwallter Mechain'], Evan Evans (['Ieuan] Glan Geirionydd'), [Benjamin Jones] ('P. A. Mon'), Robert Parry ('Robin Ddu Eryri'), Aneurin Owen, [William Edwards] ('Gwilym Padarn'), Roger Butler Clough, Sion Powel, (Llansannan), Owan Robert, [T.] Richard[s] (Darowen), [Rowland Parry] ('[Ieuan] Carn Dochan'), [John] Athelystan Owen ('Bardd Meirion'), etc., and anonymous poems; a list of subscriptions at Llan y Mowddwy for Welsh Bibles and New Testaments, 1899 [recte 1799]; an appeal by T[homas] Richards on behalf of S.P.C.K. to the churchwarden and overseers of the poor of Darowen for subscriptions towards the distribution of Bibles, 1835; accounts of 'plygain' and Christmas services at Darowen Church, 1826-36; a voucher of T[homas] Richards for books, 1804-5; an application to the Governors of Christ Church Hospital on behalf of Evan Jones, Darowen for assistance from the Reverend William Heathrington's Charity to the Blind, 1815; a petition on behalf of Mary, daughter of John Jones and Mary, his wife, a blind person resident in Llanbrynmair, for an annuity from the Charity of John Merlot, Bristol, 1820; a message of thanks to [Ashley Cooper, 6th] earl of Shaftesbury for a gift of three fringed mantles to Mary, Jane and Elizabeth Richards ('Copi or diol[ch]garwch a anfonwyd ir gwir Anrhydeddus Iarll Chafsbury am ei rodd o dair ffaling o ledr Woodstock a ridens Gwyrdd ... un i Mary a Jane ag Elizabeth Richards ar ol ei arosfa yn Nhy ei Brawd Par. T. Richards ... fe ddanfonwyd y diolch yn y llythyrenau Coelbren y Beirdd); a list of subscriptions in the parish of Darowen towards the celebration of the wedding of Colonel [Sir John] Edwards, [Plas] Machynlleth and Mrs [Harriet] Herbert of Dolforgan [Kerry], 1825; an appeal by Angharad Llwyd, Caerwys to the bards and gentry of Cydewen for subscriptions towards a gift of a silver cup to each of the two wardens of Llan Beblig, Caer Arfon for their opposition to an English incumbent ('yn erbyn Sais i wasanaethu'r Eglwys'), 1843; a notice to John L. Richard[s] to quit Froncoch, parish of Llan Owddyn, 1828, a deposition of Evan Jones[s], Unicorn Inn, Darowen touching the boundaries between Gwern y Bwlch and Ffridd fawr, parish of Cemes, 1830; medical recipes; etc.

Transcripts by Mary Richards,

A volume of transcripts by Mary Richards, Darowen, including letters from Adam Sedgwick, Cambridge to M[ary] Richard[s], Llangynyw, 1855 (the death of the addressee's brother [Thomas], personal), Rich[ar]d Richards, Meifod to John Jones, Llanfair [Caereinion], 1857 (a meeting of the B[ritish] and F[oreign] Bible Society), Edward Lewis, Llanidloes to T[homas] Richard[s], Llangynyw, 1830 (a North Wales meeting of the diocese of St Asaph [Auxiliary] of the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts), to L[ewis] Richards, Llan Erful, 1859 (requesting Llan Erful to join the Society), Robert Morris, Meifod to R[ichard] Richards, Meifod, 1850 (the local branch of the British and Foreign Bible Society), Charles Meyer, Llanrhaiadr to [Richard Richards, Caerwys], 1845 (thanks for hospitality, greetings to friends, the writer's study of Welsh language and literature), Sir Stephen R[ichard] Glynne, Hawarden to R[ichard] Richard[s], Caerwys, 1848 (a subscription to the Flintshire Church Missionary Society), L[ewis] Richards to [ ], 1838 (dilapidation at Llan Erful), [Richard Richards], Tremeirchion to his family, 1834 (the writer's activities) (incomplete), David Hughes, Llanfyllin Rectory to Thomas Richard[s], Berryw and to R[ichard]Richard[s], Caerwys, ?1818-19 (anniversaries of the Montgomeryshire Auxiliary of the British and Foreign Bible Society), Jane Davies, Ben Main Dovey to Mary Richards, Darowen, 1869 (a proposed visit to Pen yr Aran, a visit to Llan Ofer), R. W. Lloyd ('brawd Angharad [Llwyd]') Tamworth to Richard Richards, Caerwys, 1843 (a proposed visit to Leamington for health reasons, personal, business) (two copies), Margaret Isabella Sedgwick, [Cambridge] to the Reverend [ ], 1873 (the death of the writer's uncle [Adam Sedgwick]), Tho[ma]s Beckwith, Nun Moncton to John Llwyd Richard[s], Llanowddyn, 1825 (addressee's departure from Nun Monkton), J[ohn] Ll[oyd] R[ichards] to [ ], undated (an Infirmary ticket), M. Ellis (aft. wife of [Hugh] Wynne Jones, vicar of Meifod) to Thomas Richard[s], Llangynyw, 1811 (personal), Richard Thomas, London to [ ], 1833 (a petition to Parliament by the London Welsh), J[ohn] Mostyn, Segroyt to Watkin Jones, curate of Llangadfan, 1771 (recommending an application for Mr Bruse's donation), John Gerrard, Chamberlain, 'Counsill', Bristol to T[homas] Richard[s], Darowen, 1835 (the election of Jane Jones, a blind woman of Darowen, to receive an annuity of £10), John Thomas, Caerwys to [Mary] Richard[s], 1875 (personal), C. Williams, Chirbury to T[homas] Richard[s], Llangynyw, 1819 (prayers at the House of Correction), etc.; poetry, 'englynion', etc. by [John Williams] ('Ab Ithel'), William Philip, Rowland Parry, Dafydd Richard ('[Dewi] Silin'), 'Erasmus Bardd Wddyn', R[ichard] Richards, Evan Evans (Trallwm), Robert Parry ('Robin Ddu [Eryri]'), Robert Parry (Eglwys-fach), [John William Hughes] ('Edeyrn o Fon'), W[alter] D[avies] ['Gwallter Mechain'], Evan Jones, Evan Breese [Llangadfan] and [Morris Jones] ('Meurig Idris'), and anonymous poems; a certificate by T[homas] R[ichards, Darowen], circa 1835, recommending the petition of Jane Jones, Darowen for assistance from the City of Bristol Charity for Blind Persons; a petition of Richard Rowland of Dinas Mowddwy to Madam [Rebecca?] Mytton of Halston, 1[7]86, to be relieved of the cost of proceedings against two of his children for killing game in the manor of Mowddwy; an obituary notice of William Robert, Wernyberau, Darowen, 1871; a sermon translated by Lewis Richard[s] which won the prize of £10 offered by Sir Watkin Williams Wynne at Oxford to the best translator, 1822; extracts from 'Llyfr Moelyrch'; etc.

Transcripts by Mary Richards,

A volume of transcripts by Mary Richards, including 'cywyddau' and 'englynion' by Dafydd ap Gwilim, Thomas Pryse, Robert ap Howel ap Morgan ('o Langower'), David Llwyd ap Hugh, Gruffydd ab Meredydd ab Dafydd, Sion Philip ('ne Owen Gwynedd'), R[obert] Leiaf, Tudur Aled, Dafydd Emanuel, Dio ap Ie[ua]n Du, [Lewys] Morganwg, S[ion] Tuddur, Howel ap Gytto, W. Llwyd, Gruff. Llwyd ap D'd ap Einion, Ifan Tew Brydydd, Gytto or Glyn, etc., and anonymous poetry; later poetry of personal and local interest, in both strict and free metres (especially 'englynion') by (among others) John Blackwell ('Alun'), Walter Davies ('Gwallter Mechain'), [John Jones] ('Myllin'), Sion Cain Jones ('Sion Ceiriog'), Evan Jones (Gwyneddon, Aberhonddu), Richard Hughes (rector of Llany Mowddwy), Thomas Elis (Caerwys), Robert Davies ('Bardd Nantglyn'), R. Llwyd (Llangynyw), David Rowland(s) ('Dewi Brefi'), Evan Evans (['Ieuan] Glangeironydd'), John Robert (Hersedd), David Richards ('Dewi Silin'), Cadwaladr Dafydd (Llan y Mowddwy), Jon. Evans (Glandyfi), Sion Prys (Mowddwy) ('o Bennant'), Morris Jones ('Meurig Idris'), Dafydd Ellis (Mowddwy), David Jones (Llwyn y Maen), Mr Philips ('or Hays'), Goronwy Owen ('Goronwy Ddu o Fôn'), John Davies (Dolgoch, Llanbrynmair), [William Williams] 'Gwilim ab Iorwerth' (Darowen), [John Athelstan Owen] ('Bardd Meirion'), [William Williams] ('Gwilym Cyfeiliog'), Thomas Jones (Llynlleifiad), Rowland Parry (Llanuwchllyn), [Benjamin Jones] ('P. A. Mon'), 'Cynddelw ab David ab Thomas ab Richard ab Thomas (Hirnant), Evan Jones ('Saer Darowen') and Aneurin Owen, and anonymous poetry; letters largely to members of the Richards family of Darowen from James Evans, secretary, Cymrod[or]ion or Metrepolitan [sic] Cambrian Institution, 1821 (the election of Mary Richards to honorary membership), T. Price ('Carnhuanawg'), Crickhowel, 1833 (the preservation of the Welsh language), Robert Davies (Dafydd), Nantglyn, 1820-34 (2) (visits to the recipients, the writer's search for books of 'Diliau Barddas'), John Jones, Bryn Derfel, 1833 (an invitation), Edward Davies, 1829 (a parcel from [John] Blackwell ['Alun'], a proposed visit), Richd. Owen, Hendre Gadog, 1811 (a translation by Goronwy Owen), [Anthony Ashley-Cooper 7th earl of Shaftesbury, styled] Lord Ashley, 1827 (Denbigh eisteddfod), John Evan, Llanfyllin, undated [1826] (the illness of 'Myllin'), Reginald Heber [aft. bishop of Calcutta] Hodnet, 1822 (a donation towards the education of Evan Evans [?'Ieuan Glan Geirionydd']), John Robert, Herseth, Nannerch, 1824 (subscribing to Y Gwyliedydd) and John Blackwell ('Alun'), Aberhiw, 1826 (an account of festivities at Darowen Vicarage), and an original letter from W[alter] D[avies] ['Gwallter Mechain'], 1816 (a carol for publication in Cylchgrawn Cymru); and miscellanea, including an obituary notice of the Reverend Daniel Rowland [Llangeitho] by the Reverend Thos. Charles, Bala, 1790, a treatise on angling entitled 'Am Bysgota', an introduction to a text book on music ('Music Soniarus'), incomplete depositions of 'old men' (Hugh Jones etc.) touching the boundaries and rights and liberties of properties in Llan Mowddwy, Merioneth, 1788, household and medical recipes, an anecdote concerning the Prince of Wales (aft. King Edward VII), etc. Inset is a prospectus, 1822, 'For Publishing, by Subscription, in the Welsh Language, a book called The Reformation of Wales; containing the destruction of monasterys and a correct account of several Cambri Britons who suffer'd Martyrdom ... by William Owen' (See William Owen Drych Crefyddol, Lle'rpwll, 1824). Much of the volume was probably compiled during the late 1840's, but there are additions to the early 1870s.

Transcripts by Mary Richards,

A volume in the hand of Mary Richards, Darowen containing '[C]ronicl y Tywysogion Cymry' (cf. Thomas Jones: Brut y Tywysogion (Cardiff, 1955), pp. 2-24); Welsh and other pedigrees, e.g. of Queen Victoria, King George IV, Gr. ap Kynan, Rhys ap Tewdwr, Lewis ap Owen (Dolgelley), Edmund Meyrick (Ucheldre), Llywelyn ap Gruffydd, Grono Fychan, William Pughe (Mathafarn), the family of Hendre Mur (Maentwrog), Robert Mostyn, the family of Salisbury, Sir Lewis Trelawny, the family of Breubwyll (Llanbedr, Merioneth), Cathrine Lloyd (Abercydill, Cemmes, Montgomeryshire), Oliver Cromwell, etc., and pedigrees from printed sources; a table of British kings entitled 'Tabl o holl Frenhinoedd Brydain, or Penaithiaid cyntaf hyd at ein Brenin George III ... a breintiwyd yn Almanac Mr Thomas Jones am y flwyddyn 1709 ... '; a table of the princes of South Wales entitled 'Cofrestr o Dywysogion Deheubarth y rhai oedd yn Cadw eu Llys yn Nhastell [sic] Dinevwr... '; poetry in strict metres ('awdlau' 'cywyddau', and especially 'englynion') by Gutto'r Glyn, Gruffyth Philip, William Llyn, Tudur Aled, Owen Gryffyth, Wiliam Philip, Owen Gwynedd, Robert Parry ('Robyn Ddu Eryri'), Robert Llwydd [sic], Huw Wiliams, Lewis Mon, Dafydd Llwyd ap Llewelyn ap Gruffydd, Dafydd Richards ('Dewi Silin'), Sion Cain, Morys Thomas ap Hywel, Huw Arwystl, Sir Owen ap Gwilym, Hugh Llwyd, Sion Philip, Sion Tudur, [John Jones] ('Myllin'), [Moris Jones] ('Meurig Idris'), Robert Davies ('Bardd Nantglyn'), Ieuan Gethin ap Ie'n ap Ll'in, William Miltwn, Richard Humphreys (Llanfair [Caereinion]), Gr[uffudd] ab Gr[uffudd], Llywelyn Goch Ameiric hen, Edmund Prys (Archddiagon Meirionydd), 'Sion Gwnfa', Iolo Goch, Raff ab Robert, [William Williams] ('Gwilym ab Ierwerth'), [Thomas Edwards] ('Twm o'r Nant'), Sr Ifan Llwyd Offeiriad, Walter Davies ('Gwallter Mechain'), [David Humphreys] ('Dewi Bardd Einion'), (J. W. Hughes] ('Edeyrn o Fôn'), Llywelyn ap Gutto, Hugh Moris, Taliesin, Ifan Jones ('Ieuan Gwynedd'), John Blackwell ['Alun'], [Robert Jones] ('Bardd Mawddach'), [William Edwards] ('Gwilym Padarn'), [Benjamin iones] ('P. A. Môn'), Cadwaladr Dafydd, Evan Evans ('[Ieuan] Glan Geirionydd'), [Rowland Parry] ('Ieuan Carn Dochan'), [William Ellis Jones] ('G[wilym] Cawrdaf'), [John Athelstan Owen] ('Bardd Meirion'), Robert Parry (Eglwysfach), James Dwnyd, Aneurin Owain, [William Williams] ('G[wilym] Cyfeiliog'), (David Richards] ('Dafydd Ionawr') John Parry, John Llwyd ('o Halfen'), etc., and anonymous poems; poetry in free metres by Dafydd Jones ('y Tailiwr hir'), Edmund Prys (Archddiacon Meirionydd), William Phylip, Elis Edward, John Hughes (Llanbadarn Fawr) ('Ioan Glaslwyn', 'Ioan Min Mochno', 'Bardd Ystwyth'), Thomas Ellis ('Bardd Caerwys'), Sion Tudur, John Edward, Evan Evans ('[Ieuan] Glan Geirionydd'), Dafydd Rees ('Saer Coed', Llanbryn Mair), Dafidd Cadwal[a]dr (Llan y Mowddwy), Sion Prys ('o Fowddwy'), [David Jones] 'Ieuan Cadfan', D. Davies (curate Llan y Blodwell), [Benjamin Jones] ('P. A. Môn'), [John Jones] ('Ioan Tegid'), D. Humphreys ('Dewi Einion'), Thomas Jones (Creaton), etc., and anonymous poems; ' ... henwau pymtheg llwyth Gwynedd'; extracts from John Reynolds: 'A true statement of all the Decendant[s] of the late David Llwyd Boneddwr of Cymmerau in the Parish of Llanbadarn fawr in the County of Cardigan' [grandfather of Mary Richards]; accounts of 'plygain' services at Darowen, Llangynyw and Llan Erful during the period 1842-70; 'Constitua seu Edicta antiquitus in usum Bardorum & Musicorum praescripta. Braint arr wyr gerdd drwy waith Tywyssogion Cymry ...'; ' ... Compownd Manwel' by Dafydd Nanmor; an account of trilobites, seals, etc. in the possession of Mary Richards, 1863-5: personal memoranda by Mary Richards; letters from Thomas Richards, Darowen to his children at the Wrexham eisteddfod, 1823 (personal), [ ] to M[ary] Richards, undated (enclosing nuts, the felling of the largest sycamore tree in the country in the churchyard at Llan y Mowddwy), [Griffith Jones] ('Gruffydd Glan Gwynion') [Dolgellau] to Mair Richards, Darowen, undated (a gift of two books to the recipient, London Eisteddfod) (two copies), W[illiam] Edwards ('Gwilym Padarn'), Llanberis to [Mary] Richards, Llangynyw, 1829 (the proposed publication of Eos Padarn), J. Blackwell ['Alun'], Rhydychain to M[ary] Richards, Darowain, 1824 (an enclosed stanza by 'Tegid'), [Daniel Evans]) 'Daniel Ddu [o Geredigion']) to Mair Richards, Darowain, 1830 (the proposed publication of Gwinllan y Bardd), John Evan[s], secretary, Cymmrodorion or Metropolitan Cambrian Institution to [Mary Richards], 1821 (the election of addressee to honorary membership of the Society), and Elizabeth Richards, Darowen, to Miss [ ] Gardner, 1824 (the antiquarian and other interests of the writer's sister [Mary], an old seal given to [Mary] by the addressee); a portion of a bardic grammar entitled 'Dosparth y llyfr Cynta or Pump llyfr Cerddwriaeth Cerdd dafod'; 'Enwau y Gwyr Ieuang a ddysgodd i ganu'r Bibell neu y Flute Germanaidd Gan Mair Richard Ofyddes Darowen, hithau a ddysgasai ei deall gan ei Brawd Dewi Sillin ... '; accounts of the tithe corn of Darowen, 1591-2; armorial bearings (Gwent, Carmarthenshire, etc.); a list of twenty-two books of pedigree ('Llyfrau Ach') of King Edward VI; a list of twenty-four 'cromlechi' [in Anglesey] ('Cofrestr or Cromlechau neu allorau Derwyddion'); 'Hyd a lled a chwmpas y Ddaear ai Thewdwr'; etc. Among the sources quoted by the scribe are a manuscript of Angharad Llwyd (p. 316) and 'Llyfyr Moelyrch Llansilin' (p. 368).

Transcripts by Mary Richards, etc.

A volume originally intended as a personal and farming account book, 1830 and undated, but consisting almost entirely of transcripts, largely by Mary Richards, Darowen, of material of family and local interest. The transcripts include 'englynion', etc. by Hugh Hughes ('Brydydd Ieang'), M[orris] Jones ('M[eurig] Idris'), Charles Owen, [John] Blackwell ['Alun'], Rowlan[d] Parry ('o Benllyn') 'Ieuan Car[n]dochan', Robert Davies ('Bardd Nantglyn'), David Richards ('Dewi Silin'), John Roberts, Llandrillo, Thomas Edward, Richard Richards (Meifod), W[alter] D[avies] ['Gwallter Mechain'], [Joseph Hughes] ('Carn Ingli'), [John Evans] I[oan] Maelor', Robert Parry (Eglwysfach), [John William Hughes] 'Edeyrn o Fon', Llan Erful, Richard Roberts ('Telynor'), Morgan Davies (Nannau) ('Pelagius Davies'), Tomas William (Llanvihangel ['yng Ngwynfa]), Dafydd ab Jones, [David Jones] 'Ieuan Cadfan' (Llangadfan), [John Jones] 'Myllin', [David Richards] ('Dafydd Ionawr'), [William Williams] 'Gwilym ab Iorwerth' (Darowen), Evan Brees ('o Bowys'), etc., and anonymous poems; a mass of personal, professional and literary correspondence of the family of Richards of Darowen, among the writers being J[ohn Luxmore], bishop of St Asaph, 1826 (the living of Llangynyw for Thomas Richards [junior]), Richard Morgan, Aberystwyth, 1780 (requesting a form of a title ?p. 15), John Blackwell, ['Alun'], Cardigan, 1834 (personal, enclosing Y Cylcharawn), Charles Meyer, from Llanrhaiader [ym Mochnant], 1845 (the writer's visit to North Wales), [the Rev.] Richard Pugh, Llanycil, 1866 [recte 1860] (the death of [the Rev. Richard] Richards, Meifod), Angharad Llwyd, Tyn yr Hill, 1860 (the death of Richard Richards), J. Mostyn, Segroyt, to Watkin Jones, [curate of] Llangadfan, 1771 (Mr Brucer's donation to incumbents with yearly income under £40), Tho. Baker [curate of] Llan Erfyl, to [Watkin] Jones, curate of Llangadfan, 1771 (Mr. Brucer's bounty), Mrs E. Moulsdale, Llanfair Vicarage, [1840] (the death of Elizabeth Richard), W[illiam] Williams, rector of Llan Armon Dyffryn Ceiriog, 1826 (the death of David Richards, 'Dewi Silin'), Richard Morgan, Maesnewydd, undated (the Rev. Mr Williams, of Llanwnen committed to prison and the churches vacant), D. Coutes, secretary, Church Missionary Society, 1840 (contributions from the Denbighshire and Flintshire Association), D[avid] Pennant, Downing, 1832 (the death of the writer's child), [Sir Edward Pryce Lloyd, 1st baron] Mostyn, 1831 (Flint election), [Anthony] Ashley [Cooper] (later 7th Earl of Shaftesbury), 1828 (personal), W[illiam] Edwards, Llangollen Vicarage, 1860 (the death of [the Reverend Richard Richards] the vicar of Meifod), Thomas Roberts, 'Cofiadur', Gwyneddigion Society, London, 1816 (the election of David Richards to be a corresponding member), Robert Davies, Nantglyn, 1820 (poetry), R[obert] Humphreys, printer, Llanfair Caer Einion, undated (the eisteddfod, an essay by the writer on the Madogion) (original letter in Cwrtmawr MS 1045), Dafydd Richard ['Dewi Silin'], Nantglyn to [William Cleaver] bishop of St Asaph, 1814 (a suitable site for a new vicarage), Richard Roberts, harpist, Carnarvon, 1824 (receipt of money, intends sending Miss Richards some Welsh airs), Henry Griffith, perpetual curate of Llandrygarn and Bodwrog, 1860 (the death of Richard Richards), Richard Robert, Birmingham, 1824 (the gift of a brass chandelier to the parishioners of Llansilin) (with a reply), 'Dafydd Mechain', Jesus College, Oxford, undated (the gift of a St Cuthbert bead), Evan Griffith, London, 1820 (the need for a Welsh church), Griff. William, Dolgellau, 1826 (the death of [Owen] Owen [rector of] Llangynyw),Thomas Jones, Castell, 1835 (the county rate for the hundred of Mowddwy), [Daniel Evans] ('Daniel Ddu'), Maesmynach, near Lampeter, 1830 (the publication of his poetry [? Gwinllan y Bardd]), John Lloyd, Aberystwyth, 1887 [sic] (a visit to Ystrad Meirig), etc.; an address by T. Richards, vicar of Darowen, at a Bible Society meeting at Machynlleth, 1831 (incomplete) Richards family memoranda (dates of births, deaths, ordinations, etc.); testimonials of John Lloyd, Cymerau, master of a day school at Talybont, Cardiganshire, 1792, and of David Richard, clerk, curate of Pembrey, 1812; a biography of Dafydd Richards, Llansilin (incomplete), an appeal by T. Richards, Darowen to his parishioners on behalf of the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, 1835; lists of books of John Lloyd Richards, curate of Nun Mon[k]ton, Yorkshire; a fragment of a tour of Cumberland and Durham; a table of expenses incurred by [John] Ll[oyd] Richards at St Bees [College] mainly relating to journeys in Scotland and the North of England; meditations on the coming of Christ from a manuscript of Rees Thomas, 1773; license to Watkin Jones, clerk, to serve the chapel of Eglwys Newydd, parish of Llan[fihangel] Groyddyn and Ysbytty Cynfin, parish of Llanba[da]rn fawr, Cardiganshire, 1737; etc. Pasted on the fly-leaf is a printed appeal on behalf of a proposed testimonial to the Reverend Alfred Ollivant, D.D. [aft. bishop of Llandaff] on his retirement as Vice-Principal of St David's College [Lampeter] [1843].

Transcripts by Mary Richards, etc.

A volume originally intended as an arithmetic exercise ('Accompt') book of Jane Richards, Darowen, 1807, and subsequently used largely by Mary Richards to record transcripts of personal memoranda by the Reverend T[homas] Richard[s], Darowen, 1818; letters from T. Richards, Darowen to his children Lewis [Richards] and Jane [Richards], 1837 (the writer's illness) (said to be the writer's last letter) and to his son, the Reverend T[homas] Richards, Berriew, 1826 (the recipient's appointment to the rectorship of Llangynyw), Richard Humphreys, London to Thomas Richard[s], Llangynyw, 1860 (a Welsh church for London), Thomas Gill, Llanowddyn to T[homas] Richards, Llangynyw, 1854 (the death of John Llwyd Richards), the Reverend Maurice Jones, Pennant [Melangell] Vicarage to the Reverend R. Richards, Meifod, 1854 (the death of J. Ll. Richards), [Walter Davies, 'Gwallter Mechain'] to T[homas] Richards, Llangynyw, 1847 (a gathering 'ysbleddach yr alawyddion' at Caledfryn yn Rhos), R. Prys Morris, Dolgellau to M[ary] Richards, 1875 (a request for 'englynion' and pedigrees towards a proposed history of seven parishes between the rivers Dyfi and Maw), J. N. Foulkes, Machynlleth to [Thomas Richards, Darowen], 1833 (requesting his assistance at a Bible meeting), etc., a tabulated account of excursions ('Teithiau') by Mary Richards, Darowen to Aran Fawddwy and Cader Idris, 1800-71 and undated, etc.; poetry ('englynion', 'cerddi', 'cywyddau', etc.) by Moris ab Evan ab Dafydd, Lewis Jones (Nantl...), Richard Abraham, Cadwalad[r] Robert, Hugh Morris, Evan Evans (['Ieuan] Glan Geirionydd'), [Maurice Jones] 'Meiric Idris', Richard Thomas ('o Sir Fon'), John Davies ('ar eu ymadaid [sic] ir America'), John Edward Dafydd ('Can Garwriaethol Gyflwyned I Eisteddfod Blunfield New York ... Nadolig 1873', with a letter to his parents at Llan Erful), J. [recte Edward] Jones ('Person Llanfair'), John Roberts (Dolgelleu), Rowland Jones (Llanuwchlyn), Richard Humphreys (Llanfair), [David Thomas] 'D[afydd] Ddu [Eryri]', 'Dafydd Peblig', Sion Tudur, Tudur Aled, William Edwards ('Gwilym Padarn'), Dafydd Richard ('Dewi Silin'), Gruffudd ab Ieuan ab Llywelyn Fychan, John Blackwell ['Alun'], etc., and incomplete and anonymous poetry; a valentine from Jane [Richards] to D. Richard[s], Llansilin; extracts from 'Gramadeg [Einion Offeiriad]' ('rhai a ddywaid mae un Goronwy Owain ydoedd a ysgrifenwyd ar femrwn o 1500...'); etc.

Transcripts by Mary Richards, etc.

A volume originally used by Thomas Richards, Darowen to record the rules of Darowen Church Sunday School ('Rheolau perthynol i Ysgol Sabbothol Eglwys Darowen') [1824]. Beginning at the end, also in the hand of Thomas Richards, are 'Cadwaen Iachawdwriaeth', a list of subscribers (among them Thomas Richards) to Welsh Bibles, and 'Crefyddau', being statistics of religious membership of European countries. The remainder, and by far the greater part, of the volume was afterwards used largely by Mary Richards to record transcripts of letters from Thomas Gerrard, Chamberlain['s] office, Counsel [sic] House, Bristol to T[homas] Richard[s], Darowen, 1836 (an annuity payable at Bristol to Mary Evans, a blind resident of Darowen), Griffith Williams, Dolgelleu to Mair Richard[s], Darowen, 1838 (the death of the recipient's father), Moris Jones ('Meurig Idris') from Manafon to Mair Richards, 1841 (the death of the recipient's mother), Edward Hughes, Cambridge to [Mary] Richard[s] [1841] (the death of the writer's mother), J[ohn Luxmore], bishop of St Asaph, from London to [Thomas] Richards, Darowen, 1826 (the writer's decision to waive the living [of Llangynyw] in favour of his son [Thomas Richards]), R. Brougham, London to T[homas] Richards, Darowen, ?1818 (a return by the recipient), T[homas] Richard[s], Llan y Mowddwy to the Reverend [ ], 1787 (a gift of dry fish in acknowledgement of services in signing Bounty papers), Morris Jones, Darowen Villa, Lancaster Road, N.W. to M[ary] Richards, Llan Erful, [1870] (the London School Board, the Franco-Prussian War, a tribute to the recipient's father, enclosing an 'englyn', personal), John Jones, vicar of Llandderfel, to [?Thomas Richards, Llangynyw], 1840 (the death of the recipient's sister [Elizabeth Richards]), [Reverend] W. Lewis, Abergregan to T[homas] Richards, Llangynyw, 1841 (the death of the recipient's mother), Elizabeth Davies, Trewylan Hall to [Thomas Richards, Llangynyw], 1841 (the death of the recipient's mother), Arthur James Johnes, Garthmyl to [Thomas Richards, Llangynyw], 1841 (the death of the recipient's mother, the writer's pamphlet on the prospect of the Welsh Church), etc.; a list of texts of the sermons of T[homas] Richards, Darowen; biographical and other memoranda relating to the family of Richards of Darowen; poetry in strict and free metres, largely addressed to, or in memory of, members of the Richards family by William Williams ('Gwilym ab Iorwerth') (Darowen), W[illiam] Roberts ('Gwilim Aran') (Dolgellau), [Morris Jones] ('Meurig Idris') (Dolgellau), Hugh Hughes (Darowen) Dafydd Elis ('hen Of o Fowddwy'), Thomas Owain ('Ysgol Feist[r]') (Tal y llyn), Owen Roberts (1795), Walter Davies ('Gwallter Mechain'), [Rowland Parry] ('Ieuan Carn Dochan'), William Williams (Pantycelyn), T[homas] Richard[s] [Darowen], Evan Evans ('Arwydd'r Arth', Welshpool), Robert Parry ('Robyn Ddu Eryri'), [William Edwards] ('Gwilym Padarn'), ?Richard Richards (Caerwys) ('yn ysgrifenlaw R.R. Caerwys') a list, compiled in 1837, of books in the library of T[homas] Richards, Darowen; etc. Among the insets and papers mounted on the fly-leaves and inside covers are an acknowledgement, 1820, of the receipt by T[homas] Richards, vicar of Darowen to Thomas Williams of Llanfihangel [yng Ngwynfa], Montgomeryshire of seven books of Psalms called Telyn Dafydd for disposal to his neighbours and parishioners, and a prayer in the hand of Thomas Richards, Darowen. The outside upper cover is inscribed 'Ysgol Sul Eglwys Darowen 1824'.

Transcripts by Mary Richards, etc.

A composite volume, comprising five exercise books and numerous pieces mounted therein, largely in the hand of Mary Richards, Darowen. The contents include an appeal on behalf of the 'Welsh Metropolitan Church', 1841, together with a list of subscriptions, and a brief account by Mary Richards of the origin of the movement; a prospectus of Seren Gomer, 1813; a list of subscribers to a testimonial by the laity and clergy of the diocese of St Asaph to [Edward Herbert, 2nd] earl of Powis; a prospectus of [Y] Protestant, a Welsh fortnightly newspaper [1839]; letters from Ellis Edward, Penrhos to [ ], 1786 (the will of Thomas Owen, rector of Darowen), Eleazar William, Liverpool to R[ichard] R[ichards], Vicarage, Meifod, 1855 (the death of the recipient's brother Thomas), [ ] Brithdir to [Mary] Richards, 1838 (rejecting a Madam Bevan School) (incomplete), William Owen ('Ab Owen Glan Hafren') to T[homas] Richard[s], Berriew, 1824 (an invitation to a Bible Society meeting, 'englynion' to [John] Jenkins ['Ifor Ceri']), [John Jones] ('Myllin'), Llanfyllin to [David] Richards, rector of Llansilin, 1826 (a request for six copies of the Ieithiadur of Robert Dafydd [Nantglyn] for the newly-formed Welsh Society at Llanfyllin), William Williams ('Gwylym ab Iorwerth'), [Darowen] and Llanidloes, to Mair Richards, 1827-51 and undated (the writer's education by the recipient, poetry by the writer, Denbigh eisteddfod (1828), a proposed Welsh Society at Darowen, the receipt of a grammar), W. Toleman, watchmaker, Carnarvon to M[ary] Richard[s], 1826 (engraving on two silver cups for Llanbeblig Church), J. W. Prisiart, Plasybrain to Owain William, Bwlch, Pentraeth, 1825 (the writer's health, Welsh orthography) (incomplete), David Jones, minister [curate in charge], Cyffyliog [sic] to D[avid] Richards, Llansilin, 1817 (banns of marriage), Edward Richard, parish clerk ('clochydd'), Llansilin to Thomas Richards, Llangynyw, 1830 (a proposed memorial stone for David Richard), T. Beinion, Rayto(w)n to David Richard[s], Llansilin, 1824 (personal, the writer's studies), George Sibley, Can Office to T[homas] Richards, Llangynyw, undated (the return of a pony), and M[ary] R[ichards], Llangynyw to [ ] [London], 1857 [recte 1851] (personal, the death of Aneurin [Owen], a tea at Meifod, references to friends]; poetry in strict and free metres ('englynion', etc.) by 'Elidir', W[alter] D[avies] ['Gwallter Mechain'], William Williams ('Gwilym Cyfeiliog'), [Morris Jones] ('Meurig Idris'), Mrs Mytton ('A Welsh Translation of Mrs. Mytton's Cambrians Holyday'), Evan Evans ('[Ieuan] Glangeirionydd'), R. Llwyd (Mathrafal), [Robert Llwyd Morris] ('Rhufionawg') [sic], Dafydd Richard ('Dafydd Ionawr'), [Isaac Llwyd, Mold] 'Gwyddon' (see N1922E, 22), Thomas Edward (['Twm o'r] Nant'), R[obert] D[avies] (Nantglyn), Daniel Jones (Liverpool), [William Williams] ('Gwilim ab Iorwerth'), Evan Jones (Darowen), William Jones ('G[wilym] Cawrdaf'), Rowland Parry ('Ieuan Carndochan'), Aneurin Owain, [W. Williams] 'Gwilym Bryn Mair', Thomas Lewis, E. Lewis ('E. ab Dewi'), [David Jones] ('Ieuan Cadfan'), William Philip, David Ellis (Mowddwy), Hugh Jones ('Hugh Erfyl'), D[avid] R[ichards] ('Dewi Silin'), Harri Parry (Graig y Gath), etc., and anonymous poems; a list of bards at Conway Eisteddfod, 1861; triads, 'Adar llwch gwin', 'Y Pedair Camp ar hugain', 'Naw helwriaeth', etc., from a manuscript belonging to Simon Jones; medical recipes; calligraphic exercises; etc. Some of the transcripts are dated within the period 1856-61. Among the pieces mounted on the inside covers of the exercise books is A Card, Intended to be privately put into the hand of one that Swears, written (according to an accompanying note by Mary Richards) by the Reverend John Llwyd, vicar of Hindolveston, Norfolk, son of David Llwyd, Cymerau, Tal y Bont [Cardiganshire].

Transcripts by Mary Richards, etc.

A volume originally intended as an account book (receipts and disbursements in respect of wine, tobacco, house expenses, etc.), January - February 1800, but subsequently used by Mary Richards to record transcripts of letters from Henry Griffith, perpetual curate of Llandrygarn and Bodwrog, to T[homas] Richard[s], Llanerful, 1860 (the death of the Reverend R[ichard] Richards), Richard M. Bonnor, Bryngwalia to David Richards, Llansilin, undated (the writer's desire to perfect himself in the Welsh language), 'Dafydd ab Ioan', Llangollen to D[avid] Richard[s], 1823 (an adjudication by the recipient at Llangollen eisteddfod), William Williams [printer, Brecon] to D[avid] Richards, Llansilin, 1824 (payment for [William Warrington's] History of Wales, a prospectus of [Edward Williams:] Cyneirlyfr ... ), J. Blackwell ['Alun'], Jesus Coll[ege], Oxon to T[homas] Richard[s], Berriew, 1828 (the death of Charles Clough's wife, the writer's studies, Jesus College Missionary Association, the possibility of [John Jones] 'Tegid's appointment to be Head of Lampeter College, greetings to 'the illustrious Gwalter'), Howell Parry, Dolgelley to William Robert, 1779 (an action touching a tenement in Llan y Mowddwy), David Richard[s], Llansilin to [John Luxmore], bishop of St Asaph, 1820 (a visit from Luxmore), C. H. Mitchell to David Richards, Llansilin, 1819 (an exchange of books) (with a reply), David Richards ('D[ewi] Silin'), Llansilin to the Reverend Rowland Williams, Meifod, 1826 (a misunderstanding in connection with a book brought from Mr Walter Davies's house at Manafon), [William Williams] 'Gwilym ab Iorwert' (Darowen) from Llan Idloes to M[ary] Richards, 1851 (thanks for a Grammar, the writer's poetry and literary interests, details of the writer's family, the writer's employment), Elinor Jones ('merch Rev. [Robert] Jones Rector Llanrhaidr'), Llanrhaiadr [ym Mochnant] to T[homas] Richard[s], Llan y Mo[w]ddwy, 1789 (an offer of assistance with needlework); W[alter] Davies ['Gwallter Mechain'], Manafon (one letter in the third person) to T[homas] Richard[s], Berriew, 1823 (a request for books for E. Ridge, 'the scholar of Dolgynvelyn', a request for a meeting), John Solomon Jones ('Shon fawddwy') London to Mary Richards, London, 1819 (accounts of the campaign to establish a Welsh Church in London), Jame[s] Hughes, Llys Meirchion to Dafydd Richard[s], undated (a Sunday engagement by the recipient), etc.; poetry ('cywyddau', 'englynion', 'carolau', etc.) by Wiliam Edward ['Gwilym Padarn'] (Waun fawr), ?Edward ap Rhys Wynne ab William Prys (Clegyrog, Fellow of Wadham College, Oxford), ? Lodwick Lloyd, Dafydd ab Gwillim, [John Jones] ('Myllin'), E[van] E[vans] (['Ieuan] Glangeirionydd'), Dafydd Richards ('Dewi Silin'), 'D[afydd] ab Ioan' (Llangollen), [William Williams] 'Gwilym ab Iorwerth', [Rowland Parry] 'Ieuan Carn Dochan', Hugh Morris ('Allan o hen Lyfyr i Hugh Morris'), W[alter] Davies ('Gwallter Mechain'), Dafydd Morris (Llanfair Caer Einion), [John Jones] ('Ioan Tegid'), [Robert Roberts] 'Robin Meirion', Robert Dafydd ('Bardd Nan[t]glyn'), Iorwerth ab Robert ab Arthur (Glyn Caerog) ('neu Ned Glan Gwryd'), Gwerfyl Mechain, Gutto'r Glynn, Morris Dafydd ('alias Mowddwy'), [Peter Jones] ('Pedr Fardd') ('o Lynlleified'), Jonathan Hughes, E. Jones (Darowen), John Athelustan [sic] Owen, Robert Morris (Hendre Fair), Sian [Jane] Richards ('Enid Mathrafal') (Darowen), [John Jenkins] 'Ivor Ceri', Llywelyn goch ap Merrick hen, Gruffudd Gryg, etc., and anonymous poems; and miscellanea, including an extract from the charge of [Edward Copleston], bishop of Llandaff, 1845, an eulogy on the occasion of the coming-of-age of R. Bonner, Bryngwalia, 1820, an account of 'Rejoicings at Llan Silin' to celebrate the birth [1820] of the heir of Wynnstay [aft. Sir Watkin Williams-Wynn, 6th bart], lists of priests, bearers, mourners, etc., at the funeral of the Reverend John Llwyd Richards, Llangynyw [1854], a list of contents of a manuscript of 'cerddi' and 'cywyddau' sent back to Thos Jones of Llangadwaladr, Denbighshire, 1831, a broadside printed by William[s] & Jones, Dolgelleu, [c. 1808], in aid of Robert Edwards, a native of Machynlleth ('Second son of the celebrated Tanner, William Edwards ap Griffith ap Morgan ... Conductor to and over ... Cader Idris ... '), a list of subscribers towards a bardic chair to be presented to Walter Davies ['Gwallter Mechain'] (the chair was to be made of Montgomeryshire oak, 'after the model of that which he filled with so much credit to himself at the late eisteddfod at Carmarthen'), 1820 (with a memorandum of payment of £3 to Mr Clayton of Kerry, 1821), a short account of an ascent of Aran [Fawddwy] made by M[ary] Richards and others, 1800; etc. The volume is written from both ends. Among the items mounted on the inside covers and fly-leaves are printed verses in memory of Mrs [Jane] Lewis, wife of R[oderick] Lewis, vicar of Llanbrynmair, 1828.

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