File 87B. - Llythyrau a barddoniaeth,

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Llythyrau a barddoniaeth,


  • 1751-1856. (Creation)

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A volume of Welsh holographs containing letters from Gronow Owen (from Donnington to Hugh Williams, rector of Aberffraw, 1751) (see J. H. Davies: The Letters of Goronwy Owen (1723-1769) (Cardiff, 1924), pp. 3-4, 203-4), D. Thomas ['Dafydd Ddu Eryri'], Waunfawr to John Roberts ['Siôn Lleyn'], 1806 (2) (observations on an essay by 'Peblig', a suggestion for the publication by the writer of a volume on poetry, the character of the writer's late brother, the writer's willingness to lend books and the need to re-bind the writer's collection of 'Mr Ellis's manuscripts, a report to the Gwyneddigion that the writer had called them deists), J. R. Jones, Hafod y Gareg fawr, [Llanfrothen] to David Owen ['Dewi Wyn o Eifion'], 1816 (the death of the recipient's father, the recipient's musical theory), Griffith Williams ['Gutyn Peris'], Braichtalog, [Llandygai] to David Owens ['Dewi Wyn o Eifion'], 1822 (contributions to Y Gwyliedydd, englynion in memory of 'Bardd Môn', the rise of E. Evans ['Ieuan Glan Geirionydd'] to fame as a poet [at St Asaph eisteddfod, 1818], the encouragement given by the recipient and others to young poets), Dafydd Owen ('Dewi Wyn o Eifion'), Pwllheli to Peter Evans, printer, Caernarvon, 1825 (a message to Owen Williams ['Owain Gwyrfai'] that the writer cannot support the publication of his Geirlyfr [Cymraeg] and the writer's reluctance to buy books), R. Jones ['Gwyndaf Eryri'], Bontnewydd to David Owen ['Dewi Wyn o Eifion'], 1820 (criticisms of the recipient's 'awdl' [on 'Elusengarwch']), J[ohn] W[illiam] Prisiart, Plasybrain [Llanbedr-goch], to Robert Williams ['Robert ap Gwilym Ddu'], 1826 (the faulty idiom of Seren Gomer and other publications), Robt. Parry ('Robyn Ddu Eryri'), Llanarmon, to John Thomas ['Siôn Wyn o Eifion'], 1829 (the death of the writer's mother, inducements to better living), J. Thomas ['Siôn Wyn o Eifion'], Chwilog to Ebenezer Thomas ['Eben Fardd'], 1839 (reminiscences and meditations, 'Dewi Wyn's visit to London), [John Williams] 'Gorfyniawc o Arfon', Liverpool to E. Thomas ['Eben Fardd'], 1844 ('englynion' for publication in Yr Athraw), and W[illiam] M[orris] Hughes ('Gwawdrydd'), Bangor to E. Thomas ('Eben Fardd'), 1856 (a presentation of a 'Portreiad' to the recipient); a cut-out signature of Titus Lewis [Carmarthen], 13 Sept. 1805; and poetry by Hugh Jones [Llangwm], 1765, Tho[ma]s Ed[war]d[s] ['Twm o'r Nant'], 1770 and undated (one addressed to 'Doctor Morris', Denbigh), Rob[er]t Williams ['Robert ap Gwilym Ddu'], 1823, and [Thomas Jones] 'Tho[ma]s Gwynedd' (addressed to Tho[ma]s Burchenshaw, Moel Hedog, Llansannan). Some of the letters are published in Adgof uwch Anghof. On one of the fly-leaves is a list of scribes ('Rhestr o Enwau Ysgrifenwyr y Llythyrau sydd yn y llyfryn hwn') in the hand of John Jones ('Myrddin Fardd'). The volume is lettered 'Cyfrinion y Beirdd'.

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Welsh, English.

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Preferred citation: 87B.

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Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

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