File 76B. - Llythyrau llenorion,

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Llythyrau llenorion,


  • 1825-1863. (Creation)

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Holograph letters addressed to Ebenezer Thomas ('Eben Fardd'). The writers include David Williams, Dinorwic, [18]42 (a request by 'Tegidon' to publish a review of the recipient's Caniadau, a request for verses on Temperance), John Jones ['Ivon'], Aberystwyth, 1845 (a request for the recipient's patronage and contributions to a proposed monthly periodical), Samuel Roberts ['S. R.'], Llanbrynmair, 1855 (an adjudication on 'Ffug-hanesion') (together with a testimonial, 1848, by Samuel Roberts and John Roberts in support of the recipient's 'Addysg Chambers i'r Bobl'), John Griffith, 'Gohebydd', Swansea, undated (a payment of 10/6); Wm. Ambrose ['Emrys'], Portmadoc, etc., 1849-60 (15) (press controversy arising from the Aberffraw eisteddfod award, co-adjudications by the writer and the recipient, condolence), Thos. Edwards, Harlech, [18]49 (the recipient's press controversy with 'Talhaiarn'), David Roberts, Liverpool, 1849-59 (2) (controversy with 'Talhaiarn', an invitation to the recipient), Wm. Williams ['Caledfryn'], Llanrwst, 1851 (7) (co-adjudications by the writer and the recipient), Richd. Parry ('Gwalchmai'), Festiniog, Conway, and Llandudno, 1851-61 (7) (praise for the recipient's pryddest on 'Yr Atgyfodiad' and a criticism of the poem of Mr Evans [i.e. 'Ieuan Glan Geirionydd'], co-adjudications by the writer and the recipient, condolence), W. Griffith, Talysarn, [1859] (requesting the recipient's opinion of the writer's son), John Griffith, Tanybwlch, [18]57 (thanks for a letter), Benj. J. Owens, Liverpool, 1862 (4) (an invitation to write an address on the occasion of the presentation of a testimonial to 'Gwilym Hiraethog'), Hugh Pugh, Mostyn, (18]62 (an address to 'Gwilym Hiraethog'), Daniel Richards, Llanelly, 1853-62 (2) (Caernarfon eisteddfod, a suggestion for the publication of the recipient's words, the recipient's friends and enemies, the distribution of a portrait of the recipient, enclosing a letter from [William Owen John] 'Eryr Glan Taf'), Robert Williams, Clynnog Vicarage, 1851-9 (4) (the writer's proposed 'Record of Clynnog Vawr', British and Foreign Bible Society meetings at Clynnog), William Evans, Derwen, 1852 (an appreciation of the recipient, the writer's poetry), D[avid] Williams, Llandwrog Rectory, 1860 (2) (an account of a tea meeting at Llandwrog), J. A. Bennett (to John Thomas ['Sion Wyn o Eifion'], Chwilog), undated (2) (requesting tracts for delivery by Mrs Binns to Dublin, the writer's visit to Liverpool and Chester, the delivery of the recipient's newspapers), H[ugh] Beaver Davies ('Cuhelyn'), Llanerchymedd, 1850-1 (6) (greetings in verse, the writer's poetry, eisteddfodau at Llangefni, Rhuddlan, Tremadoc), Thomas Gwallter Price, ('Cuhelyn') Beaufort, Hereford, New York, etc., 1855-6 (4) (requesting the recipient's observations on enclosed 'englynion' the London eisteddfod, an 'awdl' by 'Ioan Emlyn', unfavourable comments on 'Eryr Glan Taf' and [Evan Davies] 'Ieuan Myfyr', the writer's emigration to America), Evan Jones ('Ieuan Gwynedd'), Cardiff, etc., 1850-1 (11) (adjudications on the writer's poetry, pryddestau by the writer and the recipient on 'Yr Atgyfodiad', the writer's public observations on the recipient as a critic, eisteddfodau at Cardiff, Liverpool, and Tremadog, the writer's health, a suggestion for the publication of the recipient's works, observations on the rules of Welsh metrics, an invitation to the writer to be co-editor of Y Diwygiwr, an attack on 'Ieuan Myfyr') (one letter is written on the blank spaces of a prospectus of Yr Adolygydd, 1851), William Williams ('Gwilym Ddu Arfon'), Llanerchymedd, 1851 (awards at Merthyr Tydfil and Rhuddlan eisteddfodau), Lewis Edwards ('Llywelyn Twrog'), Maentwrog, etc. [18]52-5 (2) (requesting an adjudication on compositions for Maentwrog Literary Society, requesting observations on a 'Pryddest'), D. P. Evans, Ffos y ffin, Aberaeron, 1851 (2) (the recipient's observations on the writer's poetry, the publication of the writer's works), David Davies ('Dewi Glan Peryddon') Llwyneinion, [18]53 (2) (requesting an opinion on an elegy by the writer), Robert Jones ('R. J. Derfel'), Manchester, [18]53 (2) (... recipient's opinion on a pryddest by the writer on 'Dygiad Cristnogaeth i Brydain', the need to improve the system of distribution of books in Wales), Rowland Williams ('Hwfa Môn'), Bagillt and Brymbo, 1855-60 (5) (an adjudication, observations, etc., by the recipient on 'awdlau', etc., by the writer, compositions submitted to Denbigh National Eisteddfod (1860), an attempt by writers of 'pryddestau' to discontinue the award of a chair for an 'awdl'), [John Price] 'Ioan Machno', New Tea Establishment, Holywell, [18]55 (requesting the name of the winner in a literary competition on the Rev. John Elias at the London eisteddfod), J[ohn] Phillips, Bangor, 1856-62 (7) (a request for an address at the Conference on 'Scriptural Instruction', payments by Arfon and by Lleyn and Eifionnydd Monthly Meetings towards the recipient's salary as Master of the Arfon Grammar School, a preaching engagement, an appointment with the recipient), Mary Ellen Phillips [Bangor], 1856 (the recipient's visit to the Conference, thanks for poetry, condolence), D. T. Williams ('Tydfylyn'), Merthyr [Tudful], 1855-62 (2) (requests for an opinion on a disputed line in an englyn and for a testimonial), Rob. Hughes ('Glan Collen'), Llangernyw, 1857 and undated (2) (the recipient's observations on the writer's works), R[ichard] Foulkes Edwards ('Risiart Ddu o Wynedd'), Ruthin and Denbigh, 1857-60 (7) (the publication of the writer's poetical works under the title of Y Blaenffrwyth, the recipient's success at the Llangollen eisteddfod of 1858, the opposition of the writer's father to poets and poetry), Morris Owen ('Meurig Wyn o Wynedd'), Pentrevoelas and Llanfyllin, 1858-61 (17) (eisteddfodau at Pentrevoelas, Llansantffraid Glan Conwy, Llandilo Fawr, Merthyr Tydfil, etc., critical remarks by the recipient on the writer's poetry, John Milton's Welsh descent, the death of members of the recipient's family, an inscription and other archaeological remains at Pentrevoelas, Llangollen eisteddfod (1858) and its repercussions, an account of Pentrevoelas in the Cambrian Journal, the Society ('Cymdeithas') and its library at Pentrevoelas, an appreciation of the recipient's 'awdl' on 'Maes Bosworth', a description of Gwytherin, a 'good stock' of manuscripts in the neighbourhood of Pentrevoelas, the writer's employment as a solicitor's clerk at Llanfyllin, the writer's illness, an elegy by the writer to the recipient's son James Ebenezer, an attempt to establish a Welsh Society ('Cymdeithas Gymreigyddol') in the county), Ellis Parry ('Elis ap Howel'), Cadnant, Menai Bridge, [18]58 (enquires whether recipient has accepted the religious views of 'Myfyr Morgannwg', a request for a copy of the recipient's metrical translation of 'Caban Fewythr Tomos'), Thomas Edwards ('S. D. C.'), Bow Street, Aberystwyth, 1858 (a request to examine the writer's poetry and to present him to the Archdruid at Llangollen eisteddfod), Owen Wynne Jones ('Glasynys'), Llanfachraith (Dolgellau) and Llangristiolus, 1859-62 (3) (a request for the identity of the winning 'Desgrifgerdd o Gymru' at [the Merthyr Tydfil] eisteddfod, condolence, deploring the loss of Y Brython, uninspiring list of subjects at Caernarfon [national] eisteddfod, talk of a large-scale eisteddfod at Dolgellau), Evan Evans, Independent minister, Llangollen, [18]60-1 (3) (the recipient's review of the writer's Coleg y Darllenydd), Owen Wynne Thomas ('Twrog'), Brighton, undated [1849] (controversy with 'Talhaiarn' concerning the award at Aberffraw), William J. Roberts ('Gwilym Cowlyd), Trefriw, 1861 (2) (a request to edit the works of 'I[euan] G[lan] Geirionydd', condolence), John Griffith, Dolgelley, [18]61 (condolence), D[avid] Williams ('Alaw Goch'), Aberdare, 1861 (3) (the recipient's presence at Aberdare [national] eisteddfod), Wm. Morgan, Aberdare, 1861 (an invitation to stay with the writer over the eisteddfod), [Owen Humphrey Davies] 'Eos Llechid', Llanllechid, undated (a request for biographies of specified Welsh musicians), and D[avid] Cadfan Bynner ['Dewi Cadfan'], Llanystumdwy, 1862 (the writer's lecture at Clynnog Fawr). On one of the fly-leaves is an imperfect list of scribes in the hand of John Jones ('Myrddin Fardd').

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Preferred citation: 76B.

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Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

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