Thomas Roberts, Porthmadog Manuscripts

Scope and Content

Transcripts of the work of 14th and 15th century Welsh poets made by Thomas Roberts, in preparation for Cywyddau Iolo Goch ac eraill. Includes the work of the following poets - Rhys Goch Eryri, Llywelyn ap Moel y Pantri, Rhys Nanmor, Gruffydd Llwyd, Howel Cilan, Rhys ap Dafydd ab Iorwerth and Sion Cent.

Administrative / Biographical History

Thomas Roberts M.A. of Porthmadog, Caernarfonshire is the co-editor of several published anthologies of early Welsh poetry, including Cywyddau Dafydd ap Gwilym a'i gyfoeswyr (1914), The poetical works of Dafydd Nanmor (1923) and Cywyddau Iolo Goch ac eraill (1925). He appears to have worked closely with Sir Ifor Williams, the renowned Welsh scholar, on several occasions.


Incorporated into the General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts and arranged according to poet.

Conditions Governing Access

Open to all users.


Description compiled by Elen Wyn Hughes, August 2002.

Other Finding Aids

An item level typescript catalogue is available at the Archives Department of the University of Wales Bangor. Reference numbers : General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts 1277-1283

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright conditions apply. Reprographics are made at the discretion of the Archivist.


Lewis, Henry, Roberts, Thomas and Williams, Ifor, Cywyddau Iolo Goch ac eraill, 1350-1450, Bangor, 1925

Additional Information

Consult the item level catalogue at the Archives Department of the University of Wales Bangor for reference numbers of originals, most of which are held at the National Library of Wales.