File 271B. - Transcripts by Mary Richards,

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Transcripts by Mary Richards,


  • [1808x1875]. (Creation)

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A manuscript in the hand of Mary Richards, Darowen containing transcripts of poetry in both strict and free metres, especially 'cywyddau' and 'englynion', by Edward Urien, Gutto'r Glyn, Gruff. Llwyd ap D'd ap Einion, Ifan Tew Brydydd, Griffyth Owen, William Philip, Doctor Sion Kent, Robert Leia, Iolo Coch, Sion Brwynog, Meilyr Brydydd, Gwalchmai ap Meilyr, Hugh Morris, Ieuan Tudur Owen, William Llyn, Owen Gwynedd, Iefan Brydydd Hir, Davidd Nanmor, Tudur Penllyn, Huw Kollwyd [recte Cae Llwyd], Mr. Edmwnd Pris, Sion Cerri, S[y]r Owen ap Gwilim, Hugh Arwystl, D. Rowlands (Carno), Robin Du o Fon, David Wood (Darowen) and Elizabeth David Ellis ('o fowddwy'), and anonymous poems. The volume also contains personal memoranda by the scribe; an incomplete list of contents; an account of a joint dinner by the Gwyneddigion and Cymreigyddion Societies at Highbury to celebrate the birthday of the Prince of Wales, 1812; 'Principal Points of Religion' and extracts from a letter from Dafydd Evan to [ ... Wynn], undated (thoughts on religion, references to Wynn family and William Vaughan). The volume was begun about the year 1808 and completed in 1849, but the personal memoranda have been continued to 1875. Seven of the 'cywyddau' are said to have been transcribed from 'llyfr maesglase' and one 'englyn' from 'hen lyfyr Cadwaladr David'.

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Welsh, English.

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Preferred citation: 271B.

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Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

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