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Bangor University
Rowland Huw, Graienyn Poetry

Reference code(s): GB 0222 BMSS RHG

Held at: Bangor University

Title: Rowland Huw, Graienyn Poetry

Short Title: Rowland Huw, Graienyn Poetry

Creation date(s): Late 18th century

Level of description: fonds

Extent: 1 item

Name of creator(s): Rowland Huw


Administrative/Biographical history: Rowland Huw was born in 1714. He farmed the Graienyn on the slopes on the Llangower side of Bala lake. He was a Steward for Y Fach Ddeiliog and Rhiwedog and famous amongst the literary men of the period as a teacher of poets in the Bala area and as a collector of poetry.
Around 1850, a Robert Saunderson took some of Rowland Huw's manuscripts to the United States and many were lost in a fire.
Rowland Huw was buried in Llangower in 1802.


Scope and content/abstract: A collection of Welsh poetry.
The manuscript contains copies of cywyddau dating from the Middle Ages, material belonging to the age of Huw and Edward Morus as well as Twm o'r Nant and Rowland Huw himself. Y Bala is well represented in the poetry of Morris ap Robert and Rowland Huw. The names of Richard Parry and Robert Lewis also feature often in the manuscript.


Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement: Incorporated into the General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts

Conditions governing access: Open to all users.

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright conditions apply. Reprographics are made at the discretion of the Archivist.

Finding aids: A typescript catalogue is available at the Archives Department of the University of Wales Bangor. Reference number : General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts 758

Language codes: wel


Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Item presented by Owen Lewis (Glan Cymerig), Y Bala, Merioneth.



Note: Description compiled by Elen Wyn Hughes, September 2003.

Rules or conventions: Created following ISAD(G) and Archives Hub Data Creation Guidelines

Date(s) of descriptions: Prior to 16-11-2004

Welsh poetry | 18th century
Welsh poetry | Early modern, 1550-1700
Welsh poetry | To 1550

Personal names
Huw , Rowland , 1714-1802

Corporate names

Bala (Wales)

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