File NLW MS 8330B [RESTRICTED ACCESS]. - 'Talm o hen-gerdd i Foelyrch',

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'Talm o hen-gerdd i Foelyrch',


  • [c. 1635]. (Creation)

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A composite volume of collections of Welsh poetry and prose made about 1635. The title is derived from the third section which contains a number of poems to members of the Wynn family of Moelyrch in Llansilin. Amongst the poets represented are Hywel Cilan, Tudur Aled, Rhys Cain, Gruffudd Hiraethog, Sion Cain, Guto'r Glyn, Edmwnd Prys, Lewis Glyn Cothi, Iolo Goch, Cynddelw Brydydd Mawr, Iorwerth Fynglwyd, Taliesin, Dafydd ap Gwilym, Dafydd Nanmor and Wiliam Cynwal. Miscellaneous material in the volume includes a copy of an award relating to Moelyrch, 1540; a fragment of a letter by Charles I; the pedigrees of Oliver Cromwell, Holland and Morris, and Kyffin of Bodfach; a roll of the Caerwys Eisteddfod, 1567; an extract from 'Breuddwyd Rhonabwy'; a list of the sheriffs of Denbighshire from 1541 to 1635, with additions to 1658; a copy of documents relating to the treaty of alliance concluded between Charles VI of France and Owain Glyndŵr; extracts from the epigrams of John Owen; and extracts from scripture.

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Item: 1.1 Manuscript Volume (NLW MS 8330B). Action: Condition reviewed. Action identifier: 4395859. Date: 20040302. Authorization: Selected for conservation. Authorizing institution: NLW. Action agent: J. Thomas. Status: Manuscript Volume (NLW MS 8330B) : Parts of sewing broken resulting in loose sections, leather lifted from spine. Institution: WlAbNL.

Item: 1.2 Manuscript Volume (NLW MS 8330B). Action: Conserved. Action identifier: 4395859. Date: 20040510. Authorizing institution: NLW. Action agent: D. Williams. Status: Manuscript Volume (NLW MS 8330B) : Reattached sections. Institution: WlAbNL.


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Access to the original manuscript by authorised permission only. Readers are directed to use surrogate copies.

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Welsh, English, Latin.

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Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume III (Aberystwyth, 1961), p. 36.

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Available on microfilm at the Library.

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Formerly Neuadd Wen MS 1.


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Preferred citation: NLW MS 8330B [RESTRICTED ACCESS].

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Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

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  • Text: NLW MS 8330B [RESTRICTED ACCESS]; $z - Access to the original manuscript by authorised permission only. Readers are directed to use surrogate copies..
  • Microform: $h - MEICRO NLW MS 8330B.