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Bangor University
Dafydd Siôn Siâms Manuscript

Reference code(s): GB 0222 BMSS DSS

Held at: Bangor University

Title: Dafydd Siôn Siâms Manuscript

Short Title: Dafydd Siôn Siâms Manuscript

Creation date(s): 1767-1769

Level of description: fonds

Extent: 1 item (390 pages)

Name of creator(s): Dafydd Siôn Siâms

CONTEXT

Administrative/Biographical history: Dafydd Jones was a bookbinder from Penrhyndeudraeth, Merioneth. He was better known by his bardic name, Dafydd Siôn Siâms.
Consult General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts 5521 at the Archives Department of the University of Wales Bangor for further biographical details.

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract: A manuscript in the hand of Dafydd Siôn Siâms 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.

ACCESS AND USE

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 3138

Language codes: wel

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

ALLIED MATERIALS

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

DESCRIPTION NOTES

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


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
Carols, Welsh | 18th Century
Elegiac Poetry, Welsh | 18th Century
Welsh poetry | 18th century

Personal names
Jones , Dafydd , 1743-1831

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