Dunraven Castle; trioedd Pawl; etc.,

Scope and Content

Miscellaneous papers in the hand of Edward Williams ('Iolo Morganwg') bound together in one volume. P. 19 is inscribed 'Historical Anecdotes of Dunraven Castle in the County of Glamorgan . . . Compiled from Authentic Historical MSS. in the Welsh Language by Edward Williams . . . 1814', and is followed by pp. 27-54, a pseudo - historical account of the princes or kings of Siluria and Glamorgan from the time of Bran fab Llyr to the time of Owain, son of Hywel Dda, these princes or rulers being linked with Dunraven; pp. 59-76, similar notes bringing the story down to the time of Gwrgan, possibly the great-great-grandson of Hywel Dda; and pp. 106-15, genealogical notes relating to the Wyndham family of Dunraven (see also N.LW MS 13114B above). Other items include pp. 133-81, extracts of varying length, some very copious, from the 'cywyddau' of Edmund Prys and Wiliam Cynwal presumably mainly to exemplify certain words and phrases; pp. 182- 203, 229-49, further extracts of varying length from the works of various Welsh bards again mainly to illustrate or provide examples of certain words and names, e.g. Hu, Huon, Hu Gadarn, Gal, Gwal, etc., and a copy of an 'awdl' attributed to Siôn Brwynog; pp. 211-14, incomplete notes headed 'Anecdotes of the making of Iron in Glamorgan'; pp. 263-74, 287-93, a tract entitled 'Preface to Paul's Triades'; pp. 299-327, a series of one hundred and seventy Welsh triads entitled 'Trioedd Pawl' (for text and English version see J. Williams ab Ithel (ed.): Barddas . . ., vol. I (Llandovery, 1862), pp. 290-323); pp. 339-49, notes headed 'Llyma Ddosparth ar y Saith Gelfyddyd'; etc. In two instances notes have been written on the blank verso or margins of a printed sheet advertising a 'Grand Musical Repository' in Castle Street, Bristol, and a printed sheet containing proposals for publishing Edward Williams's two volumes of English verse Poems Lyric and Pastoral in 1792.


Title based on contents.

Formerly known as Llanover C. 32.

Preferred citation: NLW MS 13119B.

Other Finding Aids

The description is also available in the Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume IV (Aberystwyth, 1971).

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