File 412B. - Llythyrau llenorion, cyf. IV,

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Llythyrau llenorion, cyf. IV,


  • 1804-1913. (Creation)

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Miscellaneous holograph letters written by the following: Richard Davies, Llanystyndwy [sic] to John Thomas ['Siôn Wyn o Eifion'], Chwilog, 1827 (sending the money due from Mr Kyffin), G[riffith] Williams ['Gutyn Peris'], Braich talog to John Roberts ['Siôn Lleyn'], Pen yr allt, Deneio, near Pwllheli, 1815 (1), (the help he had expected from his cousin, Hugh Griffith, in obtaining subscribers' names for his book), and to Owen Williams ['Owain Gwyrfai'] Tu ucha'r ffordd, Waunfawr, Llanbeblig, 1829 and 1832 (2), (the intention of John Jones (son of old John (?) Llysdyn), who had lost his sight, to print a small collection of hymns, the coming Eisteddfod, etc.), B[enjamin] Jones, [P(rif) A(rwyddfardd) Môn], Caergybi to the Reverend John Jones, Baptist Minister, Pwllheli, 1824 (sending sixty of the little elegies, answers to [David Owen] 'Brutus' in Seren Gomer, Baptist affairs), Robert Owen, Glanllynau and Derwin to John Thomas ('Siôn Wyn o Eifion'), Chwilog, 1807 and 1809 (2) (religious matters, points of grammar or parsing), N. Roberts, Llundan [sic] to his parents (John Roberts ['Siôn Lleyn'], Pen r Alld, Pwllheli), 1804, with an appended note from R. Griffith (items of news, mention of Mr T. Jones, Mr Charles and Jno. Evans, New Inn), Ellis Owen, Cefn y Maesydd to John Thomas ['Siôn Wyn o Eifion'], Chwilog, 1822 (etymology, sermon notes), J. M. Thomas, Nevin to the same, 1823 (books and Seren Gomer), John Pughe ('Ioan ap Huw Feddyg'), Aberdovey to Ebanezer [sic] Thomas ('Eben Fardd'), Clynnog fawr yn Arfon, 1844 and 1850 (2) (mention, among other things, of Sir Edward Denny, S. P. Tregelles, 'Meddygon Myddfeu' and Griffith Anwyl), D[avid] Elias, Pentraeth to [?Ebenezer Thomas, Eben Fardd'], [18]47 (acknowledging the addressee's kindness in permitting them to include his elegy in the biography of the writer's brother), W. Rees ['Gwilym Hiraethog'], Liverpool to [?Ebenezer Thomas ('Eben Fardd')], 1852 (outlining a possible new monthly publication to be called 'Yr Arch' and inviting the addressee to take charge of one or two sections, and criticizing the editor of Y Traethodydd for his attitude to the Welsh poets); a collection of thirty-five letters written by J. Thomas ('Siôn Wyn o Eifion], 1822-42 and undated, thirty-two addressed to E. Thomas ['Eben Fardd'], two to William Thomas, Llangybi [step-brother of 'Eben Fardd'] and one to the editor of Y Dysgedydd (draft) (main subject being the writer's health; one letter, 1837, refers to a stay at Tre Madoc and Tu hwnt i'r bwlch); Peter Williams, Shelton Colliery & Iron Works, near Newcastle, Staffordshire to Mr Thomas, [?Eben Fardd], 1849, (would be grateful for the addressee's opinion concerning the composition of 'Cenhadwr' on the subject 'Ocean Monarch' at the Aberffraw eisteddfod); letters to 'Eben Fardd' from H. Longueville Jones, Beaumaris, [18]49 (Archaeologia Cambrensis), Th. Cambria Jones, Saint Asaph, undated (a request for the addressee's verses on receiving a copy of Sermons in Sonnets), and William Evans, Sarney, Derwen, [18]54 (mention of the writer's nephew; verses of farewell to the Muse); J[oseph] Charles Edwards ['Iorwerth Ddu o Von'], London to an unnamed correspondent, 1850 and undated (3) (mention of eisteddfod competitions and of having inserted the addressee's name amongst his list of subscribers); letters to Ebenezer Thomas ('Eben Fardd') from Thomas Stephens, Merthyr Tydfil, 1852 (2) (wishing to know the position of Rhyd Rheon, Cefn Clydno and Bryn Aryen), Jno. Thomas, Liverpool, 1855 (Y Gwerinwr) and L. W. Lewis ('Ll[ew] Llwyfo'), Liverpool and Pensarn, near Amlwch, [18]55 and undated (2) (requesting advice after seeing two attacks on 'Llewelyn Parri' and the adjudication, and wishing to have the addressee's opinion of the 'pryddest' he submitted to the Merthyr eisteddfod under the pseudonym 'Cristion'); Richard Jones ['Gwyndaf Eryri'], Erw, Llanwyndaf to the printer of Seren Gomer, undated (a point of grammar); Lewis Edwards ('Llywelyn Twrog'), Portmadoc to an unnamed correspondent, 1855 (wishing to know what is meant by 'Lleucu Llwyd'); William Rees, Llandovery to Owen Williams, ['Owen Gwyrfai'] 1849 (2) (Welsh manuscripts in the possession of the addressee); H. W. Hughes ['Arwystl'], Liverpool to E. Thomas ('Eben Fardd') 1855-6 (arrangements with regard to adjudicating a series of 'englynion' at a Baptist Sunday School eisteddfod); Robert Hughes ('Robyn Wyn'), Bangor to [?'Eben Fardd'], 1861 (would like to have 'Y Wraig o Samaria' before the end of the week); letters to Eben Fardd from William Roberts, New York, [18]58 (sending a draft for £10 from Mary Williams to her father, William Williams, Pen-y-sarn uchaf, Llanfihengal Pennant, building a new chapel, the state of the cause), E. Humphreys, Llangollen, [18]58 (4) (the chair prize), W. Jones, Jersey, [18]58, (sympathy on the death of the addressee's daughter, the [Llangollen] eisteddfod), and D. T. Williams ['Tydfylyn'], Merthyr, 1850 (thanking the addressee for his kind comment on the writer's success in the Eisteddfod); and David Williams, Pwllheli to John Thomas ['Siôn Wyn o Eifion'], Chwilog, 1834 (promising to lay the addressee's letter before Mr Jones Parry, reference to 'the gay Lothario' and an illegitimate child). There are also several loose items as follows: 'Penillion i Sarah Jones ac Ann Williams o'r Chwilog yn Eifionydd' by Robt Parry ('Robyn Ddu Eryri'), Llanarmon, 1829; a copy in the autograph of John Jones ('Myrddin Fardd') of a letter from J. Gwenogvryn Evans, Tremvan, Llanbedrog to Myrddin Fardd, [19]13 (Dinlleu); S. Baring Gould, Lew Trenchard to an unnamed correspondent [?Myrddin Fardd], 1903 (Excavations at Tre'r Caeri); J. Rhys, Oxford to Myrddin [Fardd], 1903 (the reading of a word on a stone, etc.); D. Silvan Evans, Llangïan to Owen Jones ('Mannoethwy') 1861 (2) (Y Gwyliedydd, etc.); W. Rowlands ['Gwilym Lleyn'], Machynlleth to Owen Jones ('Manoethwy') 1861 (reference to a society, guidance to the addressee with regard to almanacs, etc. connected with the Llanfair district); letters to Myrddin Fardd from [Owen Humphrey Davies] 'Eos Llechid', Llanberis, 1880 (ordering a copy of the essay on Llên Gwerin [when it appears], the burial-place of Robin Ddu o Von), and Robert Griffith, Greenheys, Manchester, 1904 (has just finished his work on 'Hanes yr Anterliwdiau'); [Richard Parry] 'Gwalchmai', Llandudno to G. Lewis, secretary (is inclined to agree to come to the eisteddfod at Pen-y-groes on Easter Saturday); and a translation into Welsh of a letter (see Cwrtmawr MS 413) from D. Owen ['Dewi Wyn o Eifion'] to [the Reverend Thomas Parry, Bangor] 1839 (the writer's health). Some of the letters have been published in Adgof Uwch Anghof.

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Preferred citation: 412B.

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  • Text: 412B.