Ellis Ylltyr Williams' Musical Manuscripts

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

A collection of books consisting of musical notation, described as Llyfrau Pricio. A few are in the hand of Ellis Ylltyr Williams, whilst some are identified as the work of others, including William Jones of Dyffryn Mymbyr, David Owen of Trefriw, William Evans of Glanyrafon, Hugh Ellis of Llanfachreth, Evan Rees of Llanidloes, Richard Morris of Tregarth. The manuscripts consist of songs, psalms and anthems on religious, nationalistic and moral themes.

Administrative / Biographical History

Ellis Yllltyr Williams of Dolgellau, Merionethshire, composer, was also known as Ylltyr Eryri. He was born on 21 January 1835 and died in 1911. During his lifetime, many of his compositions (songs, anthems, carols) were published e.g. Odlau Ylltyr : sef odlau gwladgarol, serchiadol, dirwestol, moesol a chrefyddol. Y llyfr cyntaf. No further biographical information was available at time of compilation of description.

Arrangement

No apparent system of arrangement, but items have been incorporated into the General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts

Conditions Governing Access

Open to all users.

Acquisition Information

Deposited by the Welsh Folk-Song Society.

Note

Description compiled by Elen Wyn Hughes, April 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 4695-4754

Conditions Governing Use

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

Related Material

Other items relating to Ylltyr Williams are to be found amongst a collection of Musical Manuscripts held at the Archives Department of the University of Wales Bangor. Reference numbers : General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts 2252-2259, 2299. In addition, the Archives Department holds further musical manuscripts of a similar nature i.e. Llyfrau Pricio. For reference numbers, consult the Archives Department card index.

Bibliography

A few of Ylltyr Williams' publications form part of the Welsh Rare Book Collection at the University of Wales Bangor.