File 266B. - Transcripts by Mary Richards, etc.

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Transcripts by Mary Richards, etc.


  • [1737x1877]. (Creation)

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A volume originally intended as a personal and farming account book, 1830 and undated, but consisting almost entirely of transcripts, largely by Mary Richards, Darowen, of material of family and local interest. The transcripts include 'englynion', etc. by Hugh Hughes ('Brydydd Ieang'), M[orris] Jones ('M[eurig] Idris'), Charles Owen, [John] Blackwell ['Alun'], Rowlan[d] Parry ('o Benllyn') 'Ieuan Car[n]dochan', Robert Davies ('Bardd Nantglyn'), David Richards ('Dewi Silin'), John Roberts, Llandrillo, Thomas Edward, Richard Richards (Meifod), W[alter] D[avies] ['Gwallter Mechain'], [Joseph Hughes] ('Carn Ingli'), [John Evans] I[oan] Maelor', Robert Parry (Eglwysfach), [John William Hughes] 'Edeyrn o Fon', Llan Erful, Richard Roberts ('Telynor'), Morgan Davies (Nannau) ('Pelagius Davies'), Tomas William (Llanvihangel ['yng Ngwynfa]), Dafydd ab Jones, [David Jones] 'Ieuan Cadfan' (Llangadfan), [John Jones] 'Myllin', [David Richards] ('Dafydd Ionawr'), [William Williams] 'Gwilym ab Iorwerth' (Darowen), Evan Brees ('o Bowys'), etc., and anonymous poems; a mass of personal, professional and literary correspondence of the family of Richards of Darowen, among the writers being J[ohn Luxmore], bishop of St Asaph, 1826 (the living of Llangynyw for Thomas Richards [junior]), Richard Morgan, Aberystwyth, 1780 (requesting a form of a title ?p. 15), John Blackwell, ['Alun'], Cardigan, 1834 (personal, enclosing Y Cylcharawn), Charles Meyer, from Llanrhaiader [ym Mochnant], 1845 (the writer's visit to North Wales), [the Rev.] Richard Pugh, Llanycil, 1866 [recte 1860] (the death of [the Rev. Richard] Richards, Meifod), Angharad Llwyd, Tyn yr Hill, 1860 (the death of Richard Richards), J. Mostyn, Segroyt, to Watkin Jones, [curate of] Llangadfan, 1771 (Mr Brucer's donation to incumbents with yearly income under £40), Tho. Baker [curate of] Llan Erfyl, to [Watkin] Jones, curate of Llangadfan, 1771 (Mr. Brucer's bounty), Mrs E. Moulsdale, Llanfair Vicarage, [1840] (the death of Elizabeth Richard), W[illiam] Williams, rector of Llan Armon Dyffryn Ceiriog, 1826 (the death of David Richards, 'Dewi Silin'), Richard Morgan, Maesnewydd, undated (the Rev. Mr Williams, of Llanwnen committed to prison and the churches vacant), D. Coutes, secretary, Church Missionary Society, 1840 (contributions from the Denbighshire and Flintshire Association), D[avid] Pennant, Downing, 1832 (the death of the writer's child), [Sir Edward Pryce Lloyd, 1st baron] Mostyn, 1831 (Flint election), [Anthony] Ashley [Cooper] (later 7th Earl of Shaftesbury), 1828 (personal), W[illiam] Edwards, Llangollen Vicarage, 1860 (the death of [the Reverend Richard Richards] the vicar of Meifod), Thomas Roberts, 'Cofiadur', Gwyneddigion Society, London, 1816 (the election of David Richards to be a corresponding member), Robert Davies, Nantglyn, 1820 (poetry), R[obert] Humphreys, printer, Llanfair Caer Einion, undated (the eisteddfod, an essay by the writer on the Madogion) (original letter in Cwrtmawr MS 1045), Dafydd Richard ['Dewi Silin'], Nantglyn to [William Cleaver] bishop of St Asaph, 1814 (a suitable site for a new vicarage), Richard Roberts, harpist, Carnarvon, 1824 (receipt of money, intends sending Miss Richards some Welsh airs), Henry Griffith, perpetual curate of Llandrygarn and Bodwrog, 1860 (the death of Richard Richards), Richard Robert, Birmingham, 1824 (the gift of a brass chandelier to the parishioners of Llansilin) (with a reply), 'Dafydd Mechain', Jesus College, Oxford, undated (the gift of a St Cuthbert bead), Evan Griffith, London, 1820 (the need for a Welsh church), Griff. William, Dolgellau, 1826 (the death of [Owen] Owen [rector of] Llangynyw),Thomas Jones, Castell, 1835 (the county rate for the hundred of Mowddwy), [Daniel Evans] ('Daniel Ddu'), Maesmynach, near Lampeter, 1830 (the publication of his poetry [? Gwinllan y Bardd]), John Lloyd, Aberystwyth, 1887 [sic] (a visit to Ystrad Meirig), etc.; an address by T. Richards, vicar of Darowen, at a Bible Society meeting at Machynlleth, 1831 (incomplete) Richards family memoranda (dates of births, deaths, ordinations, etc.); testimonials of John Lloyd, Cymerau, master of a day school at Talybont, Cardiganshire, 1792, and of David Richard, clerk, curate of Pembrey, 1812; a biography of Dafydd Richards, Llansilin (incomplete), an appeal by T. Richards, Darowen to his parishioners on behalf of the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, 1835; lists of books of John Lloyd Richards, curate of Nun Mon[k]ton, Yorkshire; a fragment of a tour of Cumberland and Durham; a table of expenses incurred by [John] Ll[oyd] Richards at St Bees [College] mainly relating to journeys in Scotland and the North of England; meditations on the coming of Christ from a manuscript of Rees Thomas, 1773; license to Watkin Jones, clerk, to serve the chapel of Eglwys Newydd, parish of Llan[fihangel] Groyddyn and Ysbytty Cynfin, parish of Llanba[da]rn fawr, Cardiganshire, 1737; etc. Pasted on the fly-leaf is a printed appeal on behalf of a proposed testimonial to the Reverend Alfred Ollivant, D.D. [aft. bishop of Llandaff] on his retirement as Vice-Principal of St David's College [Lampeter] [1843].

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Welsh, English.

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Preferred citation: 266B.

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Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

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