File 47A. - Llawysgrif 'Robin Ddu yr Ail o Fôn',

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Llawysgrif 'Robin Ddu yr Ail o Fôn',


  • [1759x1763]. (Creation)

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The manuscript bears the names of Emmanuel Jones (1761) and William Johnes, Llan Jesstun. A note by J. H. Davies on the fly-leaf states that he believed the volume came from the Armstrong Williams Collection in 1895.

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A manuscript largely in the hand of Robert Hughes ('Robin Ddu yr Ail o Fôn', 1744-85), containing a transcript made in 1759 of 'Llyfr Barddoniaeth [y]n Cynwys Colofnau Cerdd Dafod ... O Gasgliad Myfyriad ag argraffiad John Rhydderch 1728 ...' 'Barsillai. Pregeth, a Bregethwyd Yn St Marie Aldermanburie; Yn Llundain. Gan Robert Harris; Gwyryf Difynyddiaeth. Ac a gyfiaethiwyd, o'r Saesoneg I'r Gymraeg, gan Robt. Hughes Athraw Ysgol ym Mhenmynydd', the translator's preface ('Y Darllenydd') being dated at Penmynydd 28 September, 1761; and lesser miscellaneous items, among them being an extract from 'Llyfr Y Weddi Gyffredin Yn ôl Athrawiaeth Ac Awdurdod Belzebub', 'A brief Introduction to Understand the New Invented Sliding Rule', Welsh and English poetry (of which one composition is dated 1763) and an incomplete and undated draft receipt from Elizabeth Griffith, wife of Wm. Hughes of Llanddyfnan, Anglesey, labourer, to Rowland Hughes of Tyddyn y tlodion, parish of Hen Eglwys, executor of Katherine Williams of the same, late deceased. Annotation in the hand of [Griffith Williams] 'Gutyn Peris'.

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Welsh, English.

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Preferred citation: 47A.

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Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

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  • Text: 47A.
  • Microform: $i - MEICRO CWRTMAWR MSS (RÎL/REEL 19).