File 98E. - Papurau 'Dewi Fardd',

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Papurau 'Dewi Fardd',


  • 1745-1778. (Creation)

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A volume of papers of David Jones ('Dewi Fardd'; 1708?-85), Trefriw, of which many are in his own hand. They comprise 'Gofuned Llythyr Dewi Fardd at ei Etholedig Gyfeillion'; a letter from David Jones to his friends ('Frodur a Chwiorydd yn ol y Cnawd'), 1751/2 (the writer's association with Methodism) (published in Cymru, 1907, pp. 185-6) (together with verses [?on 'Breuddwyd Gwion']; poetry by Rhys Goch o Ryri, Richiart Parry, T[homas] E[dwards] ('Twm o'r Nant') Humphrey William, Lloyd Ragad, Dafydd Jones (Dafydd Sion Dafydd), Morys Dwyfech, Edmund Price 'Arch diagon', and Ellis Robert, and anonymous 'carolau' and 'cerddi'; an extract from a treatise on herbs; letters to David Jones from Tho[ma]s Edwards ['Twm o'r Nant'], Pen isa'r dre [Denbigh], 1766 (a parcel for the recipient and the enclosed writing), William Sion 'o fyrun sauth ymlwy maun twrog' [Maentwrog] undated (the delivery of books to Owen Dafydd 'o faun twrog'), Dafydd Ellis, Ty du, 1766 (the sale of books on behalf of the recipient), Owen Roberts, 1778 (the publication of an interlude), Roger Thomley, Flint, 1746 (enclosing 'englynion', a desire to visit the recipient), Hugh Evans, Caernarfon, 1768 (the receipt of a book of 'cywyddau', subscriptions towards the printing of Blodeugerdd [Cymry] and Drych y Cymro), and Richd. Edwards, 'Y Tayliwr', 1744/5 (a request for a 'cywydd' by Ed[war]d Maurice, proposed publications by the recipient); holograph letters from Dafydd Jones to his wife Gwen ych Richard from Shrewsbury (Mwythig), 1758 (errors by the compositor [of Blodeugerdd [Cymry]), and to David Jones, painter, Holborn, London, 1771 (the recovery of monies due for Blodeugerdd [Cymry] and the publication of the second part); press cuttings of 'englynion' published in Yr Herald Cymraeg, 1756; an interpretation by [John] Lloyd of Hafodunos [Llangernyw] of the law regarding errant sheep (printed by Dafydd Jones at Trefriw, 1778); and Cynhygiadau i Brintio amryw o Lyfrau, drwy gymorthiad fy 'ngyd Wladwyr Mwyneiddwych (Harfie, Caerlleon, n.d.), with verses entitled 'Breuddwyd Gwion' (published in Cymru, 1907, pp. 186-8). Much of the contents of the manuscript was transcribed by David Evans, Llanrwst in Cwrtmawr MS 117.

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Preferred citation: 98E.

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Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

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