Gutyn Padarn Collection of Carols

Scope and Content

An incomplete copy of the collected poetry of Gwilym Peris, Awengerdd Peris, bound with manuscript pages of carols and Christmas hymns, being the work of William Edwards (Gwilym Padarn), Robert Davies (Bardd Nantglyn) and Griffith Williams (Gutyn Peris).

Administrative / Biographical History

Griffith Edwards, 1812-1893, was a priest, a poet and an antiquarian. Better known as Gutyn Padarn, he was ordained in 1843 and became the curate of Llangollen, and later Minera in Denbighshire, and then rector of Llangadfan, Montgomeryshire.

William Williams, 1769-1847, was known by his bardic name, Gwilym Peris. His poetical works were published in 1813 under the title Awengerdd Peris.


Incorporated into the General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts

Conditions Governing Access

Open to all users.


Description compiled by Elen Wyn Simpson, January 2004.

Other Finding Aids

A typescript catalogue is available at the Archives Department of the University of Wales Bangor. Reference number : General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts 13560

Conditions Governing Use

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

Custodial History

The volume is believed to have once been in the possession of Griffith Edwards (Gutyn Padarn).

Related Material

The Gutyn Peris Papers and the Bardd Nantglyn Manuscript are also held at the Archives Department of the University of Wales Bangor.