'Gododin',

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 210 NLW MS 13240B.
  • Alternative Id.
      (alternative) vtls006010518
  • Dates of Creation
      [1783x1821] /
  • Name of Creator
  • Language of Material
      Welsh.
  • Physical Description
      122 p. (thirty-seven pages blank). Bound in red straight-grained morocco with gold roll around the sides and gold panelling.
  • Location
      ARCH/MSS (GB0210)

Scope and Content

A manuscript volume with the word 'GODODIN' on the spine. The volume contains a transcript by William Owen [-Pughe], dated 1783, of the greater part of 'Y Gododdin' by Aneirin. The transcriber has adopted a very neat print hand and has arranged the entire volume in the form of a printed book. A note on p.1 reads: 'Dawai y llyvryn yn ol i veddiant yr hwn à ei ysgrivenai, o gàn weddw Owain Myvyr, àr yr 30 dydd o vis Gorphenav, 1821. O drymed yw i mi synied, a'r enciliad cymaint rhàn o vy oes, ac adgoviaw y troion à ddygwyddynt imi rhwng 1783 a 1821! Idrison'. A pen and wash illustration of a battle scene on p. 16 faces the title-page, which reads: 'Y Gwawdodyn - Aneurun Gwawdrydd a'i cant: yn Arwyrain Gorchestwrolion Cattraeth - Arddyledog canu cymmain' o fri. - Aneurin - William Owen a'i dadscrifennodd, allan o Lyfr Mr. Owen Jones yn Llundain. Oed ein Harglwydd - 1783'. Page 19 carries a dedication to 'Y Cymry', and pp. 21-2 contain a letter from William Owen to Owen Jones, dated at London, 20 Nov. 1783, in which he acknowledges the patronage of 'Owain Myfyr'. The introduction on pages 23 to 31 is followed by a list of personal names which appear in the text (pp. 33-9), as well as a list of place-names (pp. 39-41). The text of the poem follows on pages 43 to 107.

Note

Title based on contents.

Formerly known as Mysevin 20.

Preferred citation: NLW MS 13240B.

Other Finding Aids

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

Custodial History

A note on p.1 reads: 'Dawai y llyvryn yn ol i veddiant yr hwn à ei ysgrivenai, o gàn weddw Owain Myvyr, àr yr 30 dydd o vis Gorphenav, 1821.

Related Material

A similar transcript by William Owen [-Pughe] of the same text was deposited in the Library in 1964-1965 by the late Mr. R. W. Jones, 'Erfyl Fychan'. In this connection see G. J. Williams, Iolo Morganwg - Y Gyfrol Gyntaf (Caerdydd, 1956), tt. 459-60, and NLW MS 21281E, nos. 231-231a.

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