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Taliesin o Eifion, manuscripts

Reference code(s): GB 0210 MSTALIES

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: Taliesin o Eifion Manuscripts

Short Title: Taliesin o Eifion, manuscripts

Creation date(s): [1801x1935]

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 13 volumes

Name of creator(s): Thomas Jones ('Taliesin o Eifion'); and others.

CONTEXT

Administrative/Biographical history: Thomas Jones ('Taliesin o Eifion'), poet, was born in Llanystumdwy in 1820. In 1826 he and his family moved to Llangollen, where, following a period of schooling, Jones took up his father's profession of plumber and decorator. He showed an early aptitude for the measures of cynghanedd and became a prominent 'eisteddfodwr'. He submitted the winning awdl for the competition of the chair at Wrexham National Eisteddfod, 1876, but died before claiming his prize; the bardic chair was draped in black, and Thomas Jones consequently became known as 'Bardd y Gadair Ddu', the 'Poet of the Black Chair'. Jones's work 'Brwydr Crogen' is one of the earliest examples of metrical drama in the Welsh language.

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract: Papers, [1801x1876], of Thomas Jones ('Taliesin o Eifion') which include autograph poetry; the manuscript of Gweithiau Taliesin o Eifion (Bardd y Gadair Ddu) (ed. William Evans ('Wil Ifan')) (Wrecsam, 1922); correspondence, 1890-1922, relating to the publication of 'Taliesin o Eifion's works; material, [1876x1935], relating to the National Eisteddfod held at Wrexham, 1876; and transcripts of 'Taliesin o Eifion's poetry by his son, J. Llewelyn Jones, and others.

ACCESS AND USE

Language/scripts of material: Welsh, English.

System of arrangement: Arranged according to NLW reference numbers: NLW MSS 9615-9627.

Conditions governing access: Readers consulting modern papers in the National Library of Wales are required to abide by the conditions set out in information provided when applying for their Readers' Tickets, whereby the reader shall become responsible for compliance with the Data Protection Act 1998 in relation to any processing by them of personal data obtained from modern records held at the Library. = Disgwylir i ddarllenwyr sydd am ddefnyddio papurau modern yn Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru gydymffurfio รข Deddf Gwarchod Data 1998 yng nghyd-destun unrhyw brosesu ganddynt o ddata personol a gasglwyd o gofnodion modern sydd ar gadw yn y Llyfrgell. Nodir y manylion yn yr wybodaeth a roddir wrth wneud cais am Docyn Darllen.

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright laws apply.

Finding aids: Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume III (Aberystwyth, 1961), pp. 155-6.

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Presented by Mrs Joseph Morgan ('Mair Taliesin') of Caerphilly, daughter of Thomas Jones, in 1935.

ALLIED MATERIALS

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Note: Title based on contents. Formerly 'Taliesin o Eifion' MSS 1-13.

Archivist's note: Description compiled by Bethan Ifan for the retrospective conversion project of NLW MSS and revised by Bethan Ifan. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume III (Aberystwyth, 1961); Y Bywgraffiadur Cymreig hyd 1940 (Llundain, 1953).

Rules or conventions: Description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition; AACR2; and LCSH.

Date(s) of descriptions: May 2008 & May 2011


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
Jones, Thomas | 1820-1876 | Archives

Personal names
Jones , Thomas , 1820-1876

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