Gwilym Cowlyd Papers

Scope and Content

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

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

Conditions Governing Use

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

Related Material

Also held at the Archives Department of the University of Wales Bangor is the Dr Owen Davies Manuscript Collection which consists of manuscripts collected by Gwilym Cowlyd.