File NLW MS 6681B - John Jones, Gellilyfdy: Detholion o farddoniaeth

Identity area

Reference code

NLW MS 6681B


John Jones, Gellilyfdy: Detholion o farddoniaeth


  • 17 cent. (Creation)

Level of description


Extent and medium

Context area

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Content and structure area

Scope and content

A selection of cywyddau, awdlau and metrical areithiau of Welsh bards who flourished from the middle of the thirteenth to the end of the sixteenth century, transcribed, mainly from manuscripts preserved in his own family, by John Jones, Gellilyfdy (c. 1585-1657/8). The transcriber describes his work in this way: ... llyma lyfr o gywydde ag Odlev ag Araethev o waith amrafaelion feirdd a phrydyddion ag o amrafaelion ysgrifenyddion y rhai oll a gynhillis i gyd ag ai hysgrifennis yn un llyfr allan o hen lyfrev kandrell yr hai a vvessynt lyfrev im taid Sion ap Wiliam ap ap [sic] Sion ap Dd ap Ithel Vychan ... . John Jones, according to his usual practice, supplied tables of incipits, subjects and authors. At the end of the manuscript the transcriber has added variant readings and some notes on the poems contained in the collection. Additions in square brackets are in the hand of Lewis Morris (1701-1765), who made a transcript of the manuscript in 1727.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling


System of arrangement

Conditions of access and use area

Conditions governing access

Conditions governing reproduction

Language of material

  • Welsh

Script of material

Language and script notes


Physical characteristics and technical requirements

Finding aids

Allied materials area

Existence and location of originals

Existence and location of copies

Related units of description

Related descriptions

Notes area


Preferred citation: NLW MS 6681B

Alternative identifier(s)

Virtua system control number


GEAC system control number


Access points

Subject access points

Place access points

Genre access points

Description control area

Description identifier

Institution identifier

Rules and/or conventions used


Level of detail

Dates of creation revision deletion




Accession area