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A 'poetical' exercise book of W. J. Roberts ('Gwilym Cowlyd') largely containing annotated transcripts of 'englynion' and other verses of the period 1820-1830 by Evan Evans ('Ieuan Glan Geirionydd'), William Jones ('Gwilym Cawrdaf'), Rowland Parry ('Ieuan Carn Dochan'), [William Williams] ('Gwilym Cyfeiliog'), Henry Griffith ('Hare Goch o Wynedd'), and Walter Davies ('Gwallter Mechain'). The collection is based on information received from Mary Richards ('Mair Risiart'), Darowen Vicarage, and contains copious extracts from 'Y Begeryn', being a manuscript in her possession containing impromptu verses by visiting poets, etc. The volume also contains transcripts of two letters, the one from J[ohn] Parry ['Bardd Alaw'] to the Reverend T[homas] Richards, Aberrhiw, 1822 (the success of Evan Evans ['Ieuan Glan Geirionydd'] as candidate for North Wales for a medal), and the other from Evan Evans ['Ieuan Glan Geirionydd'] to the Reverend T[homas] Richards, Caerwys  (the recipient's promotion to the living of Caerwys, etc.); a list of books bought of the administrator of W[illiam] L[ewis] Walker [rector of Trefriw], 1863; and poetry by 'Gwilym Cowlyd' partly described as 'Y Ffetan Ysmaldod'.
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The description is also available in the Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume IV (Aberystwyth, 1971).
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Formerly known as J. T. Evans 19.
Preferred citation: NLW MS 12008B.
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- Richards, Mary, 1787-1877 (Subject)
- Ieuan Glan Geirionydd, 1795-1855. (Subject)
- Walker, William Lewis, Rev. (Subject)
- Ieuan Glan Geirionydd, 1795-1855 (Subject)
- Jones, W. E. (William Ellis), 1795-1848 (Subject)
- Parry, Rowland (Subject)
- Gwilym Cyfeiliog, 1801-1876 (Subject)
- Griffith, Henry ('Hari Goch o Wynedd') (Subject)
- Davies, Walter, 1761-1849 (Subject)
- Parry, John, 1776-1851 (Subject)
- Richards, Thomas, 1785-1855 (Subject)