Papers which consist mostly of correspondence and which are a reflection of the activities of Gwilym Cowlyd as the editor of the work of Ieuan Glan Geirionydd and Owen Gethin Jones; and of his activities as a seller of rare books, pamphlets, journals and old Welsh furniture. Includes, a bundle of photocopies of correspondence to and from Gwilym Cowlyd by a variety of individuals, including Lord Penrhyn and Sir John Morris-Jones. Also, an acrostic style poem entitled Gorsedd Beirdd Ynys Brydain
Gwilym Cowlyd Papers
- This material is held at
- ReferenceGB 222 BMSS GCM
- Dates of Creation1860's-1904
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialWelsh.
- Physical DescriptionAround 200 items
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
William John Roberts, 1827-1904, was better known by his bardic name, Gwilym Cowlyd. He was a poet, publisher and bookseller and amongst his published works are Bywyd a Gweithiau Ieuan Glan Geirionydd, and Gweithiau Gethin.
Incorporated into the General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts
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Description compiled by Elen Wyn Simpson, December 2003.
Other Finding Aids
A detailed typescript catalogue is available at the Archives Department of the University of Wales Bangor. Reference numbers : General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts 1234, 10247, 16032
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