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Piser Sioned (Cadwaladr Davies' Book)

Reference code(s): GB 0222 BMSS PIS

Held at: Bangor University

Title: Piser Sioned (Cadwaladr Davies' Book)

Short Title: Piser Sioned (Cadwaladr Davies' Book)

Creation date(s): 1733 - 1745

Level of description: fonds

Extent: 1 volume (564 pages)

Name of creator(s): Cadwaladr Davies.


Administrative/Biographical history: Cadwaladr Davies was the schoolmaster at Tre'r-ddôl near Corwen, Merioneth in 1740. Little is known about him, other than he was a poet, and paid rent for a house and cottage to a John Humphreys of Maerdy, near Gwyddelwern, from 1729-1739. The contents of this volume also testify that he took an interest in astronomy, meteorology, interpreting dreams, concocting remedies for wounds and diseases and legal matters.


Scope and content/abstract: A large volume, written mostly during the years 1733 - 1745, and mostly in the hand of Cadwaladr Davies. Consists mainly of poems, carols and a few cywyddau , being the fruit of poets from the geographical areas known as Penllyn, Edeyrnion, Cerrigydrudion and Hiraethog, north Wales. The poems date from the mid 18th century.
Includes also notes on astronomy, meteorology, interpreting dreams, remedies for wounds and diseases, and copies of legal documents.


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 detailed item level typescript catalogue is available at the Archives Department of the University of Wales Bangor. Reference number : General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts 3212

Language codes: wel


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Immediate source of acquisition:



Note: Description compiled by Elen Wyn Hughes, September 2002.

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

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

Dream interpretation
Welsh poetry | 18th century

Personal names
Davies , Cadwaladr , fl. 1729-1740

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