Poetry, prose, letters and miscellanea,

Scope and Content

A collection of papers, mainly in the hand of William Owen [-Pughe], containing original Welsh poetry, poetical translations, transcripts of medieval Welsh poetry and prose texts, autograph letters and miscellaneous notes, including: 1, 'Englynion i Mr. Aneiryn Owen ar ddydd ei enedigaeth 1808' by Rob[er]t Dafies, with a pencil sketch on the dorse; 2, 'Anerchiant i Deulu Egryn Calan Ionawr 1834' by R.D.; 3, translations by 'Dafydd Ddu o Eryri', [David Thomas], one dated 1790, entitled 'Sibli's Prophecy' and 'The Lover's Complaint'; 4, 'Awdyl Dydd y Varn, yn of Geiriau Ysbryd y Gwirionedd. Cyvieithiad Gan Idrison' [=William Owen- Pughe], dated 1808, and three 'englynion' by Tho[mas] Jones, Llynlleiviad, 1820; 5-7, 'Coroni Sior IV' by 'Idrison', 1820, (printed, three copies); 8- 9, a translation by 'Idrison', 1820, and a second copy set to music, of Alexander Pope's poem 'The Dying Christian to his Soul'; 10, a 'cywydd', 1821, entitled 'I Gyfieithydd Einioes Dyn', and five 'englynion' 'At y Parçedig J. W. Jencyn, Erbrwyad [sic] Ceri'; 11, 'Englynion Cofa [sic] am y Parç Evan Richards, [i.e. Evan Richardson] Gynt o Gaerynarvon yr hwn . . . a hunodd . . . Mawrth 29 1824', by 'Iago Triçrug', [James Hughes]; 12, translations by 'Idrison' of two poems by F[elicia] Hemans entitled 'A Dirge on the death of a child' and 'The Invocation'; 13, transcripts, 1826, of poems entitled 'The Memory of the Brave' and 'The Star of the Mine' by Felicia Hemans; 14, transcripts of poetry by Gwalchmai, Casnodyn, Owain Cyfeiliog and Llywarch Prydydd y Moch; 15, 'Llythyr Angen at yr hybarch Wyneddigion i ofyn Geiriadur dros Fardd Newynog', an 'awdl', 1826, sent by 'Dewi ap Huw Cynwyd' to Docr. Owain Pugh; 16, stanzas entitled 'Can i Hav'; 17, a stanza with variations by 'Gwylim [sic] ab Owen', dated 1782, 'A'r Bardd a safodd ar y tywyn . . .'; 18, 'Awdl y Raglawiaeth', (?incomplete); 19-21, poems transcribed from 'Llyfr Taliesin' and 'Llyfr Du Caerfyrddin' in 1819 and 1834; 22, 'Arymes Prydain', with translation and notes, (incomplete); 23, transcripts, dated 1825, of parts of the tales of 'Peredur' and 'Siarlymaen' copied from [Peniarth MS 7]; 24, text and parallel English translation of 'Cymdeithas Amlyn ac Amic', dated 1831; 25, transcript of ['Imago Mundi'] beginning 'Y [ sic] Asia y mae paradwys. . .' and ending '. . . y mvc hvnnv aesgyn or dvfyr', and a Welsh chronology text from Adam to the year 1318; 26, transcript of part of the tale of 'Culhwch ac Olwen' beginning 'Cerdded á orugant hvy y dydd hvnv eduçer . . .' and ending '. . . Ac velly y cavas Culhvq Olwen, merç Yspyddadan Pencavr'; 27, a transcript, 1825, of Gruffudd Hiraethog's licence as 'Penkerdd', from [Peniarth MS 194]; (continued)
28-41, a group of letters: 28, William Probert, Walmsley Chapel, 1822, to William Owen Pughe in London (literary matters), 29, Wm. Owen Pughe at [?Egryn, Denbigh], 1826, to Capt. Tuck, North Brixton (a journal of their travels, including a visit to Hengwrt), 30, Rich. Llwyd, Chester, [1830], to Dr. Owen Pugh, Egryn, Denbigh (regarding a memorial to Owen Jones, 'Owain Myfyr'), 31, Richd. Llwyd, 1833, to Dr. Owen ab Huw (health matters and 'Myfyr' memorial), 32-33, S. Prideaux Tregelles, Neath Abbey, 1833, to Aneurin Owen at Egryn (2) (concerning various chronicles), 34, J. C. Williams and Thos. Hughes, Aldermen, Denbigh, 1834, to Aneurin Owen at Egryn (invitation to a public dinner in honour of his father, cf. item 45), 35, Wm- Owen Pughe, 1834, to Aneurin [Owen] (financial and family matters), 36- 38, Wm. Blamire, Tithe Office, London, 1843, to [Aneurin] Owen (3) (re Enclosure Bill), 39, [Lord] Worsley, London, 1843, to Aneurin Owen, Egryn (an agrarian query), 40, draft reply, 1843, from [Aneurin Owen] to [Lord Worsley], 41, R. Llwyd, [Chester], [n.d.], to Dr. W. Owen Pugh, Egryn (concerning a memorial to 'Owain Myfyr'); 42, an essay entitled 'Y Cyvnewidiadau a ddygwyd asant yn yr iaith gymraeg er dyddiau Taliesin; a'r achosion ei bod wedi cadw yn ei phurdeb dros gyniver o oesoedd', by 'Pryderi'; 43, lists of poems in 'Llyfr Taliesin' and 'Llyfr Du Caerfyrddin', together with a list of 165 MSS in the Vaughan [Hengwrt] library; 44, a printed letter, 1818, from Thomas Roberts, Llwynrhudol, on behalf of 'Cymdeithas y Gwyneddigion' in London, to the parishioners of Llanbeblig, co. Caernarfon, commending their protest against the appointment of an Englishman to the incumbency; 45, printed announcement, 1834, of a public dinner to be held in honour of W. Owen Pughe, D.C.L.; 46, notes, 1806, recording a visit to Llyn Llymbren, etc., with two sketches; 47, notes of a visit to Penmynydd, co. Anglesey; 48, chronicle of events, 720-872 A.D.; 49, particulars of the altitude of mountains in England and Wales copied from a survey made by Col. [William] Mudge; 50, a drawing of a 'Golden Lorica found at Mold'; 51-52, Welsh versions, one incomplete, of Chapter 1 of the Gospel according to John, by [William Owen-Pughe], dated 1832; 53, translations of poems and extracts, including 'Preiddeu Annwn' and part of 'Y Gododdin', and notes on 'The Manner in which Arthur is spoken of by the Bards. . .'; 54, a note on 'Dalriada' from [George Chalmers], Caledonia, I, (London, 1807); 55, extracts from [James] Grant, Thoughts on the origin and descent of the Gael . . . (Edinburgh, 1814), notes on bee-keeping, and the dimensions of the Rotheram Plough; 56, a broadside entitled 'At y Cymry', being an appeal by 'Y Cymro' to his fellow-countrymen to resist the menace of France; 57, a royal proclamation commanding economy in the use of grain, 1800, (printed); 58-59, two versions of 'O, nid i ni, ein Ior . . .'; 60, stanzas beginning 'Digona y daioni . . .'; 61, Rheolau . . . Cymdeithas Gyfeillgar Nantglyn (Dinbych, 1834); 62, attested copy, 1829, of a terrier of the glebe lands and tithes of the parish church of Nantglyn, co. Denbigh, dated 1791; 63, 'Amry govion Hydr. 24, 1823', containing an incomplete religious tract headed 'Y Gwir yn erbyn y byd', being a translation by 'Idrison' dated 1821, expository notes on the Book of Genesis, an incomplete draft letter to the editor of The Political R[egister], as well as notes relating to the science of obi or witchcraft; 64, 'Amrywion', containing 'Ateb i Wrthwynebiadau i'r galwad hwn. II Lyvyr o Weledigaethau, Tam. III. T.D. 64 .'; and 65, notes, 1826, relating to medieval romances.

Note

Title based on contents.

Formerly known as Mysevin 12.

Preferred citation: NLW MS 13232E.

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

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