File 166-7B. - Llyfr o Hen Ganeuon ...

Identity area

Reference code



Llyfr o Hen Ganeuon ...


  • [18 cent.], [1900x1926]. (Creation)

Level of description


Extent and medium

Context area

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Content and structure area

Scope and content

Two volumes entitled 'Llyfr o Hen Ganeuon wedi eu cyfansoddi ers 200 mlynedd. 1900'. The volumes are in the hand of J. H. Davies and contain transcripts, with annotations and collations, of 'carolau', 'cerddi', 'dyrïau', 'englynion' and 'awdlau' from the Welsh School and Cymmrodorion groups of manuscripts in the British Museum Additional Collection (MSS 14866-15089). Many of the poems are anonymous but the following authors are named: Richard (Dicc) Hughes, Ll'n ab Hwlkyn ('o Fon'), Cadwaladr Cesail, John Griffiths (Llanddyfnan), Huw Dafi ('o Wynedd') ('nage huw Dafi ap Robert'), Hugh Lloyd (Cynwal), Rolant Vychan ('o Gaer Gai'), H. Hughes ('or foel yn Llandyfrydog o Fon'), Rhys Gray, Davydd Lloyd ('of Sybylltir meddant'), Gwilym Tew ('meddai Llyfr Lewys Hopkin'), 'Gofalus' [Sion Morgan], Thomas Jones ['person Llan fair yn sir Fynwyl], Sion Prus, Lewis Morris, William Roberts ('clochydd Llannor or Llanfor yn Lleyn'), Morgan Evan ('the Bailiff to Thos. Jones Esqre one of His Majesties Just. of the Peace for ye County of Cardigan'), [Richard Morris?], Llywelyn ap Hywel ap Ieuan ap Gronwy, Risiart Parry?, Mathew Owen, Samson Edward ('y Gwehydd'), Hugh ap Ieuan ap Robt. ['o Dolgelleu'], Thomas Siencyn ap Ifan ('o Forganwg'), and Howel Thomas Dafydd. MS 167 also contains a prose text entitled 'Yr Ail Rhan o Bregeth Morgan y Gogrwr'. There are a list of contents and an index of first lines at the end of MS 166 and a list of contents at the end of MS 167. Among the insets are a folio from an eighteenth century manuscript containing an imperfect free-metre poem ('Can'), and transcripts of free-metre poems in the hands of J. Glyn Davies and E. A. Lewis of University College of Wales, Aberystwyth.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling


System of arrangement

Conditions of access and use area

Conditions governing access

Conditions governing reproduction

Language of material

Script of material

Language and script notes

Welsh, English.

Physical characteristics and technical requirements

Finding aids

Generated finding aid

Allied materials area

Existence and location of originals

Existence and location of copies

Related units of description

Related descriptions

Notes area


Original title.


For the continuation of this text see Cwrtmawr MS 169B.


Preferred citation: 166-7B.

Alternative identifier(s)

Virtua system control number


Project identifier


Access points

Subject access points

Place access points

Description control area

Description identifier

Institution identifier

Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

Rules and/or conventions used


Level of detail

Dates of creation revision deletion




Accession area

Related subjects

Related people and organizations

Related places

Physical storage

  • Text: 166-7B.