File 272B. - Transcripts by Mary Richards, etc.

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Transcripts by Mary Richards, etc.


  • [1800x1877]. (Creation)

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A volume originally intended as an account book (receipts and disbursements in respect of wine, tobacco, house expenses, etc.), January - February 1800, but subsequently used by Mary Richards to record transcripts of letters from Henry Griffith, perpetual curate of Llandrygarn and Bodwrog, to T[homas] Richard[s], Llanerful, 1860 (the death of the Reverend R[ichard] Richards), Richard M. Bonnor, Bryngwalia to David Richards, Llansilin, undated (the writer's desire to perfect himself in the Welsh language), 'Dafydd ab Ioan', Llangollen to D[avid] Richard[s], 1823 (an adjudication by the recipient at Llangollen eisteddfod), William Williams [printer, Brecon] to D[avid] Richards, Llansilin, 1824 (payment for [William Warrington's] History of Wales, a prospectus of [Edward Williams:] Cyneirlyfr ... ), J. Blackwell ['Alun'], Jesus Coll[ege], Oxon to T[homas] Richard[s], Berriew, 1828 (the death of Charles Clough's wife, the writer's studies, Jesus College Missionary Association, the possibility of [John Jones] 'Tegid's appointment to be Head of Lampeter College, greetings to 'the illustrious Gwalter'), Howell Parry, Dolgelley to William Robert, 1779 (an action touching a tenement in Llan y Mowddwy), David Richard[s], Llansilin to [John Luxmore], bishop of St Asaph, 1820 (a visit from Luxmore), C. H. Mitchell to David Richards, Llansilin, 1819 (an exchange of books) (with a reply), David Richards ('D[ewi] Silin'), Llansilin to the Reverend Rowland Williams, Meifod, 1826 (a misunderstanding in connection with a book brought from Mr Walter Davies's house at Manafon), [William Williams] 'Gwilym ab Iorwert' (Darowen) from Llan Idloes to M[ary] Richards, 1851 (thanks for a Grammar, the writer's poetry and literary interests, details of the writer's family, the writer's employment), Elinor Jones ('merch Rev. [Robert] Jones Rector Llanrhaidr'), Llanrhaiadr [ym Mochnant] to T[homas] Richard[s], Llan y Mo[w]ddwy, 1789 (an offer of assistance with needlework); W[alter] Davies ['Gwallter Mechain'], Manafon (one letter in the third person) to T[homas] Richard[s], Berriew, 1823 (a request for books for E. Ridge, 'the scholar of Dolgynvelyn', a request for a meeting), John Solomon Jones ('Shon fawddwy') London to Mary Richards, London, 1819 (accounts of the campaign to establish a Welsh Church in London), Jame[s] Hughes, Llys Meirchion to Dafydd Richard[s], undated (a Sunday engagement by the recipient), etc.; poetry ('cywyddau', 'englynion', 'carolau', etc.) by Wiliam Edward ['Gwilym Padarn'] (Waun fawr), ?Edward ap Rhys Wynne ab William Prys (Clegyrog, Fellow of Wadham College, Oxford), ? Lodwick Lloyd, Dafydd ab Gwillim, [John Jones] ('Myllin'), E[van] E[vans] (['Ieuan] Glangeirionydd'), Dafydd Richards ('Dewi Silin'), 'D[afydd] ab Ioan' (Llangollen), [William Williams] 'Gwilym ab Iorwerth', [Rowland Parry] 'Ieuan Carn Dochan', Hugh Morris ('Allan o hen Lyfyr i Hugh Morris'), W[alter] Davies ('Gwallter Mechain'), Dafydd Morris (Llanfair Caer Einion), [John Jones] ('Ioan Tegid'), [Robert Roberts] 'Robin Meirion', Robert Dafydd ('Bardd Nan[t]glyn'), Iorwerth ab Robert ab Arthur (Glyn Caerog) ('neu Ned Glan Gwryd'), Gwerfyl Mechain, Gutto'r Glynn, Morris Dafydd ('alias Mowddwy'), [Peter Jones] ('Pedr Fardd') ('o Lynlleified'), Jonathan Hughes, E. Jones (Darowen), John Athelustan [sic] Owen, Robert Morris (Hendre Fair), Sian [Jane] Richards ('Enid Mathrafal') (Darowen), [John Jenkins] 'Ivor Ceri', Llywelyn goch ap Merrick hen, Gruffudd Gryg, etc., and anonymous poems; and miscellanea, including an extract from the charge of [Edward Copleston], bishop of Llandaff, 1845, an eulogy on the occasion of the coming-of-age of R. Bonner, Bryngwalia, 1820, an account of 'Rejoicings at Llan Silin' to celebrate the birth [1820] of the heir of Wynnstay [aft. Sir Watkin Williams-Wynn, 6th bart], lists of priests, bearers, mourners, etc., at the funeral of the Reverend John Llwyd Richards, Llangynyw [1854], a list of contents of a manuscript of 'cerddi' and 'cywyddau' sent back to Thos Jones of Llangadwaladr, Denbighshire, 1831, a broadside printed by William[s] & Jones, Dolgelleu, [c. 1808], in aid of Robert Edwards, a native of Machynlleth ('Second son of the celebrated Tanner, William Edwards ap Griffith ap Morgan ... Conductor to and over ... Cader Idris ... '), a list of subscribers towards a bardic chair to be presented to Walter Davies ['Gwallter Mechain'] (the chair was to be made of Montgomeryshire oak, 'after the model of that which he filled with so much credit to himself at the late eisteddfod at Carmarthen'), 1820 (with a memorandum of payment of £3 to Mr Clayton of Kerry, 1821), a short account of an ascent of Aran [Fawddwy] made by M[ary] Richards and others, 1800; etc. The volume is written from both ends. Among the items mounted on the inside covers and fly-leaves are printed verses in memory of Mrs [Jane] Lewis, wife of R[oderick] Lewis, vicar of Llanbrynmair, 1828.

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Welsh, English.

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Preferred citation: 272B.

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Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

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