File NLW MSS 5474-5475A - Llawysgrifau Ynyslwyd (Aberdâr)

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NLW MSS 5474-5475A


Llawysgrifau Ynyslwyd (Aberdâr)


  • [1723x1793] (Creation)

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Formerly in the possession of D. P. Davies, Ynyslwyd, Aberdare.

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Presented by Mrs Neville Pugh and Mrs Llewelyn Jones, daughters of D. P. Davies, in 1926.

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Two 18th century manuscripts, comprising 'Tlysau'r Beirdd wedi ei gasglu ... [gan] Benjamin Simon, Bardd o Aber Gwili ... MDCCLI' and 'Llyfr Dafydd ab Gwilim, Bardd o Lanbadarn Fawr Yngharedigion, a ysgrifenwyd ... gan Benjamin Simon Bardd a Henefydd ... MDCCLIV'. The manuscripts were fully catalogued for the Historical Manuscripts Commission by J. Gwenogvryn Evans when they were in the possession of D. P. Davies, Ynyslwyd, Aberdare (see below).

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  • Welsh

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A detailed list of the manuscript's contents may be found in Historical Manuscripts Commission, Report on Manuscripts in the Welsh Language, ed. by J. Gwenogvryn Evans, 2 vols (London: HMSO, 1898-1910), II (1902), 395-408.

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Garfield H. Hughes, 'Ben Simon', National Library of Wales Journal, 5.4 (1948), 302-303.

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Preferred citation: NLW MSS 5474-5475A

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  • Text: NLW MSS 5474-5475A.