Dafydd Sin Sims Manuscript

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

A manuscript in the hand of Dafydd Sin Sims containing a wide variety of poetry including many Christmas carols, elegies to such people as William Griffith of Tan-y-Bwlch, Jane Garnons of Rhiw Goch and William Wynn of the Wern which contain many reference to local gentry. Also contains request poetry (cerddi gofyn).

There are several references to everyday life such as the building of a crushing mill at Bryn-y-felin. There are three poems protesting against Methodism and in some cases, the genealogical information within the poetry is of great interest.

Administrative / Biographical History

Dafydd Jones was a bookbinder from Penrhyndeudraeth, Merioneth. He was better known by his bardic name, Dafydd Sin Sims.

Consult General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts 5521 at the Archives Department of the University of Wales Bangor for further biographical details.

Arrangement

Incorporated into the General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts

Conditions Governing Access

Open to all users.

Note

Description compiled by Elen Wyn Hughes, September 2003.

Other Finding Aids

A typescript catalogue is available at the Archives Department of the University of Wales Bangor. Reference number : General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts 3138

Conditions Governing Use

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

Related Material

See also General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts 5521 which forms part of the Bob Owen, Croesor Papers