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Bangor University
Ellis Ylltyr Williams' Musical Manuscripts

Reference code(s): GB 0222 BMSS YLL

Held at: Bangor University

Title: Ellis Ylltyr Williams' Musical Manuscripts

Short Title: Ellis Ylltyr Williams' Musical Manuscripts

Creation date(s): 1821 - 1895

Level of description: fonds

Extent: 60 items

Name of creator(s): Ellis (Ylltyr) Williams

CONTEXT

Administrative/Biographical history: Ellis Yllltyr Williams of Dolgellau, Merionethshire, composer, was also known as Ylltyr Eryri . He was born on 21 January 1835 and died in 1911. During his lifetime, many of his compositions (songs, anthems, carols) were published e.g. Odlau Ylltyr : sef odlau gwladgarol, serchiadol, dirwestol, moesol a chrefyddol. Y llyfr cyntaf . No further biographical information was available at time of compilation of description.

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract: A collection of books consisting of musical notation, described as Llyfrau Pricio . A few are in the hand of Ellis Ylltyr Williams, whilst some are identified as the work of others, including William Jones of Dyffryn Mymbyr, David Owen of Trefriw, William Evans of Glanyrafon, Hugh Ellis of Llanfachreth, Evan Rees of Llanidloes, Richard Morris of Tregarth. The manuscripts consist of songs, psalms and anthems on religious, nationalistic and moral themes.

ACCESS AND USE

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement: No apparent system of arrangement, but items have been 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: An item level typescript catalogue is available at the Archives Department of the University of Wales Bangor. Reference numbers : General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts 4695-4754

Language codes: wel eng

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by the Welsh Folk-Song Society.

ALLIED MATERIALS

Related material: Other items relating to Ylltyr Williams are to be found amongst a collection of Musical Manuscripts held at the Archives Department of the University of Wales Bangor. Reference numbers : General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts 2252-2259, 2299 . In addition, the Archives Department holds further musical manuscripts of a similar nature i.e. Llyfrau Pricio . For reference numbers, consult the Archives Department card index.

Publication note: A few of Ylltyr Williams' publications form part of the Welsh Rare Book Collection at the University of Wales Bangor.

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Note: Description compiled by Elen Wyn Hughes, April 2002

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
Music | Wales, North | 19th century
Psalms (Music) | Wales | 19th century

Personal names
Williams , E. Ylltyr (Ellis Ylltyr) , 1835-1911

Corporate names
Welsh Folk-Song Society

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