File 35B. - Llawysgrif David Samwell,

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Llawysgrif David Samwell,


  • [1788x1790]. (Creation)

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The manuscript was previously in the library of John Jones ('Myrddin Fardd').

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A holograph manuscript of David (Dafydd) Samwell ('Dafydd Ddu Feddyg', 1751-98). The volume was compiled during and immediately after the period 1788-9 and contains a draft of 'A short Account of the Life and Writings of Hugh (Huw) Morris [of Pontymeibion, Llansilin]'; poetry in strict and free metres by Huw Morys, Edward Samuel (Llangar), Thomas Edwards ('Twm o'r Nant'), Edward Llwyd, Elis Edwards, William Wynne (Llanganhafal), Hugh Jones (Llangwm), David Samwell, John Lloyd ('Vicar Llandrillo'), Daniel Davies (London), [John Roderick] 'Sion Rhydderch', Gryffydd ap Ivan ap Llewelyn Fychan, and Edwd. Morris; 'Memoranda' recording the death and burial, 1748-80, of members of the family of Samuel; a transcript of a letter from Thos. Edwards ('Twm o'r Nant'), Denbigh, to David Samwell, Fetter Lane, London, 1789 (see 'Myrddin Fardd' : Adgof uwch Anghof (Pen y Groes, 1883), pp. 6-11); 'Persian Song, translated by Sir William Jones'; etc.

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Item: 1.1 Manuscript Volume (Cwrtmawr MS 35). Action: Condition reviewed. Action identifier: 5595276. Date: 20040302. Authorization: Selected for conservation. Authorizing institution: NLW. Action agent: J. Thomas. Status: Manuscript Volume (Cwrtmawr MS 35) : Vellum sewing supports very weak and brittle, some pages loose, case detached. Institution: WlAbNL.

Item: 1.2 Manuscript Volume (Cwrtmawr MS 35). Action: Conserved. Action identifier: 5595276. Date: 20040930. Authorizing institution: NLW. Action agent: J. Jenkins. Status: Manuscript Volume (Cwrtmawr MS 35) : Re-sewed and rebacked volume. Institution: WlAbNL.


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Welsh, English, Latin.

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Preferred citation: 35B.

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Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

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  • Text: 35B.
  • Microform: $i - MEICRO CWRTMAWR MSS (RÎL/REEL 14).