File 238B. - Llyfr Lewis Owen,

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Llyfr Lewis Owen,


  • [17 cent., last ¼], [18-19 cents] (Creation)

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The volume abounds with the signatures of members of the Owen family and others, largely of the second decade of the eighteenth century, e.g., Griffith Jones, Maisyrhelmey [Dolgellau] (1723-7), Owen Evan, Hendre gefelled in Garth gunfawr [Dolgellau] (1723-8), Rowland Owen, Duwisbren [Dolgellau]. By 1736-40 the manuscript was in the possession of Cadwaladar David; other marks of ownership are the names of Roger Davies (1767), David Cadwaladr (1774) (on the old vellum covers bound into the volume) and Mary Richards, Darowen (1858-76).

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A volume of poetry transcribed by Lewis Owen [Tyddyn y garreg, Dolgellau, Merioneth] during the last quarter of the seventeenth century. It contains 'cywyddau', 'englynion', 'penillion', 'carolau', etc. by Lewis Owen, Rowland Owen, John Vaughan, William Phylyp, Dafydd Nanmor, Robin Du o fôn, John Owen, Owen Gwynedd, Sion Tydder, Bedo Brwynllysg, Jon. Phylip [Siôn Phylip], Hugh Lloyd Cynddel [recte Cynfal], Morys Dwyferch [recte Dwyfech], Dafydd ap Ifan ap Owen, Sion Dafydd Trefor [Syr Dafydd Trefor], John Brwynog, Thomas Pris [Plas Iolyn], Rowland Prys, John Davies ['Siôn Dafydd Las'], Sr. Reese, Sion Parry, Hugh Morris, Oliver Roger, Ellis Wynn, William Hu[m]ffr[eys], Robert Owen and [? Dafydd] Cadwaladr, together with anonymous poems and fragments. At the end of the volume are a leaflet entitled 'Dirgelwch i'r Rhodianwr ar y Sabbath', published by 'Cymdeithas y Traethodau Crefyddol' [Religious Tracts Society] (No. 17) (mounted on the blank leaf of a letter addressed to the Revd. Mr [Thomas] Richards, Darowen), and 'englynion' by Sion Tudur (in the hand of Mary Richards [Darowen]) and Wa[l]ter Davies ['Gwallter Mechain'].

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Welsh, English.

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Preferred citation: 238B.

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Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

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