'Llyfr barddoniaeth Gwilym Canoldref', etc.,

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 210 NLW MS 13229B.
  • Alternative Id.
      (alternative) vtls006010120
  • Dates of Creation
      [1801x1815] /
  • Name of Creator
  • Language of Material
      Welsh, English.
  • Physical Description
      68 ff. (new foliation - previous pagination A-B, 1-48 (by Edward Williams, 'Iolo Morganwg'), followed by foliation 1[=49]-48. Repaired and rebound in quarter leather.
  • Location
      ARCH/MSS (GB0210)

Scope and Content

A composite volume, the contents being: ff. 1 recto-26 verso , 'Llyfr Barddoniaeth. sef y Gelfyddyd o ganu Cerdd Dafawd yn dda. O waith Gwilym Ganoldref. O Wynedd', i.e. William Midleton (the transcript, which is in the hand of 'Iolo Morganwg', is said on f. 25 verso to be copied 'o Lyfr Ieuan Tir Iarll, sef Sion Bradford', and appears to be similar to that found in NLW MS 13096B (Llanover C. 9.), pp. 201-35; there are references to the text published in Dafydd Lewys, Flores Poetarum Britannicorum . . . (Mwythig, 1710), pp. 59-80, on ff- 3 recto and 7 recto; 'Iolo Morganwg' dates his 'Rhagysbysiad' on f. 2 recto as follows: 'Trefflemin ym Morganwg Chwefror yr ail, 1806', and a note on f. 1 recto, 'For Mr. Wm. Owen', suggests that the text was to be sent to William Owen [-Pughe]; for confirmation see NLW MS 13221E, pp. 139 & 143, and also NLW MS 21282E, no. 370; ff. 27 recto-59 verso, & 62 recto-verso, 'Llyma Gadwedigaeth Cerz Davawd This is the Institute of the science of Language', being Welsh and English versions of a bardic grammar in the hand of William Owen [-Pughe]; f. 60 recto- verso, a transcript of a 'Toddaid Taliesin' with notes by 'Iolo Morganwg'; f. 61 recto-verso, 'Cywydd i Syr Walter Vicar Brynbuga ag i'r chware Miragl a wnaeth ef yno', attributed to Meredydd ap Rhosser, beginning 'Pwy'n Athro call wrth Allawr . . .', in the hand of 'Iolo Morganwg', who claims to have copied it from 'Llyfr Mr. Lewys o Ben Min'; ff. 63 recto-66 recto, vocabularies; f. 67 recto, memoranda by William Owen [-Pughe] dated 1807; and f. 68 recto, printed proposals for printing Dosparth neu Gramadeg yr laith Gymraeg . . . o Gasgliad R[obert] D[avies] o Nantglyn. At ba un y chwanegir, Rheolau Barddoniaeth Gymraeg, gan D[avid] T[homas] o'r Waun Fawr yn Arfon.


Title based on contents.

Formerly known as Mysevin 9.

Preferred citation: NLW MS 13229B.

Other Finding Aids

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

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