Hobley Griffith Manuscripts,

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 210 MSHOBLEY
  • Alternative Id.
      (alternative) vtls006104186
  • Dates of Creation
      [17 cent.]-1930.
  • Name of Creator
  • Language of Material
      Welsh English Latin Italian German French  Welsh, English, Latin, Italian, German, French.
  • Physical Description
      83 volumes.
  • Location
      ARCH/MSS (GB0210)

Scope and Content

Manuscripts and papers from the collection of Hobley Griffith, much of which are of literary or historical interest, and include poetry, transcripts and miscellanea by W. J. Roberts ('Gwilym Cowlyd'), including transcripts and translations of sermons of his uncle, Evan Evans ('Ieuan Glan Geirionydd'), together with correspondence of 'Gwilym Cowlyd' and 'Ieuan Glan Geirionydd'; eisteddfod adjudications by Ebenezer Thomas ('Eben Fardd'), Ellis Roberts ('Elis Wyn o Wyrfai') and others; volumes of (mainly Welsh) transcripted poetry, including a seventeenth century volume which once belonged to and is annotated by Lewis Morris (Llewelyn Ddu o Fôn'); seven manuscript volumes written by William Hobley in the preparation of his Hanes Methodistiaeth Arfon (1910-1924), together with correspondence of William Hobley; volumes of eighteenth and nineteenth century sermons, two of which contain notes by William Hobley; an eighteenth century tract relating to the disestablishment of the Welsh Dissenters from the Church of England; an elegy by John Roderick (Siôn Rhydderch) on the death of Ellis Wynne of Lasynys; autobiographical notes by Robert Parry ('Robin Ddu Eryri'); annotated nineteenth century Acts of Parliament relating to British railways; a commonplace book of Llanberis interest; etc.


Arranged according to NLW MSS reference numbers: NLW MSS 9151-9233.

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Acquisition Information

Mrs Hobley Griffith; Bontnewydd, Caernarvonshire; Acquisition; 1934


Title based on contents.

Formerly Hobley Griffith MSS 1-83.

Archivist's Note

April-May 2011.

Description compiled by Bethan Ifan for the retrospective conversion project of NLW MSS. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume III (Aberystwyth, 1961);

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Additional Information


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