Patagonia - Manuscripts

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W Welsh

E English

S Spanish

  • Portions of the manuscripts of three published works by D. S. Davies relating to the Welsh Colony in Patagonia. NLW MS 2385B W.

  • 'Horoscope Y Wladfa Gymreig' (poem). NLW MS 2389D W.

  • 'Penillion ar ymadawiad John Lewis Mus.Bac. a'i deulu i Patagonia'. ('Verses on the departure of John Lewis...and his family to Patagonia'). NLW MS 3198C. W.

  • D. S. Davies's diary with entry for 19 June 1886, 'Hwyliad y fintai fawr 470 i'r Wladfa'. NLW MS 4611A. W.

  • Letters, press cuttings, and other papers, most of them relating to 'The Welsh Colonial and General Trading Co. Limited' (Cwmni Ymfudol a Masnachol y Wladfa Gymreig...) and to Congregational afffairs in Wales, &c. They include a list of subscribers in the USA (mainly Welshmen) for shares in the Colonising Company, and letters, 1871-1911, from [R. D. Edwards] ('Derfel'), E. Herber Evans ('Herber'), H. Tobit Evans, Thomas Gee, William Griffith (Holyhead), Walter D. Jeremy, D. Ll. Jones (Ruthin, secretary of the Colonising Company), George James Jones (Findlay, Ohio, USA), J. Spinther James ('Spinther'), Lewis Jones, Michael D. Jones, R. Gwesyn Jones (Utica, USA), William S. Jones ( the Office of Baner America, Scranton, USA), Job Miles (Aberystwyth), Thomas Nicholas, Joseph Parry (Mus. Doc.), Thomas Rees (Swansea), Daniel Rowlands (Normal College, Bangor), Edward Stephen ('Tanymarian'), John Thomas (Liverpool), Robert Thomas ('ap Vychan'), &c. NLW MS 4616B. W, E.

  • A register of shareholders of the American Branch Office of the Welsh Colonising and General Trading Co., (Compañia Mercantil Chubut). NLW MS 4617E. E.

  • A Guia de Campaña, or permit, signed by Hugh Griffith, 1896, and issued to Llwyd ap Iwan; and press cuttings of events in the colony. NLW MS 5934D. S.

  • Legal documents and business letters addressed to Mihangel ap Iwan, 1905-35, relating mainly to the Compañia Mercantil Chubut and its affairs; notes by Mihangel ap Iwan, including 'Nodiadau ar ymddygiad yr CMC (Cwmni Masnachol Camwy...)'; letters (or copies of letters) between Mihangel ap Iwan and officials of the company, with printed annual reports and other statements of the company for various years. NLW MS 5935E. W, S. E.

  • Miscellaneous papers described by Mihangel ap Iwan as 'Gohebiaeth neu lythyrau yn rhoi cipdrem ar fywyd beunyddiol Estancia Nant y Pysgod ym Mhatagonia' (correspondence or letters which give a glimpse of life at the Nant y Pysgod Estancia in Patagonia), and comprising correspondence between Mihangel ap Iwan and his nephews, Mihangel Gruffydd ap Iwan and Llewelyn Huw ap Iwan, superintendent of Nant y Pysgod, and letters to Mihangel ap Iwan from E. F. Hunt ('mab ffarm o ym[y]l Rhuthin, Dyffryn Clwyd'), R. Powell Jones, and Philip J. Rees; copies of articles by Mihangel ap Iwan in Y Drafod, and in various Buenos Aires newspapers, with illustrations of Port Madryn, Rawson, and other places in 'Y Wladfa Gymreig'; and miscellanea. NLW MS 5936D. W, S, E.

  • Various accounts, &c., 1861-81, giving details of receipts and disbursements of the Secretary, Treasurer, &c., of Y Wladychfa Gymreig, Patagonia. Among them are balance sheets, 'Rhestr o'r arian a dalwyd gan wŷr Lleyrpwll (Liverpool) tuag at dreuliau y Wladychfa Gymreig', 'Cyfrifon New Bay', 'Cyfrif Chupat', 'Arwerthiant Eiddo Elis Griffith yr hwn a voddodd yn y Gamwy Mawrth 17, 1876. Gwerthwyd ar ran y perthynasau dros [?] Lywydd y Wladva gan R. J. Berwyn Arwerthwr...', 'Papurau amodol y Fos Vawr', &c. NLW MS 7254D. W.

  • 'A list of papers of the Welsh Colony, 1865-78. With Mr W. C. Rhys'. NLW MS 7255E. W.

  • 'Names of members of the Colony's Medical Society, for the use of Dr Mihangel ap Iwan, 1889'. NLW MS 7255E. W.

  • 'Ymchwildaith i'r Andes', being Llwyd ap Iwan's journal of a journey to the Andes, 1888, together with measurements relating to 'Camlas Gaiman' and other water channels in Patagonia. NLW MS 7257A. W.

  • Two exercise-books containing a journal, written in 1888 by Llwyd ap Iwan, of life in the Welsh Colony in Patagonia; the journal was sent by the writer to his father, the Rev. Michael D. Jones, for publication in Welsh newspapers. NLW MS 7258-9C. W.

  • 'The Chubut valley. The origin, history, development and prospects of the Welsh Colony, with an account of several expeditions and travels in Patagonia', written by Llwyd ap Iwan c. 1898-9. NLW MS 7260-2C. E.

  • Cuttings from Buenos Aires and other newspapers, mainly of contributions by Mihangel ap Iwan, such as 'Down South or Adventures in the Patagonian Cordilleras', &c. NLW MS 7263D. E, W.

  • A newspaper-cuttings book used by John S. Williams of Gaiman, Chubut, Patagonia, and afterwards of Aberystwyth. It contains press cuttings from Y Drafod, Y Gwerinwr (El Democrata), and other newspapers, including contributions by John S. Williams himself, official communications, written or received by him, and a copy of the list of subjects for 'Eisteddfod y Gaiman...8fed Hydref, 1908', &c. NLW MS 7264E. W, S, E.

  • 'I'w Urddas Brenhinol Tywysog Cymru fel arwydd fechan o barch ac edmygedd Cymry godre'r Andes, Archentina', being an address, with autograph signatures, presented to HRH the Prince of Wales in March 1931 on his visit to the Argentine by 'The Pioneers of Cwm Hyfryd' ('Colonia 16 de Octubre') in the Welsh Colony in Patagonia. Among the signatories are John D. Evans, 'Arloesydd', and Mihangel ap Iwan. NLW MS 7265B. W, E.

  • Holograph manuscript of an article on 'Ysgol yn yr Andes' by Lewis Humphreys. NLW MS 8407C. W.

  • Material used by Jonathan Ceredig Davies in his Patagonia: a description of the country (Treorchy, 1892). NLW MS 8545-8B. E.

  • Poster for J. Ceredig Davies's lecture, 'Un mlynedd ar bymtheg yng Ngwlad y Cewri', at Llanafan, 31 Jan. 1893. NLW MS 8554B. W.

  • A poem: Patagonia' ('Cwmorthin Competitive Meeting, 11 and 12 May, 1876'). NLW MS 8603E. W.

  • Notes, reports, and cash settlements of W. J. Parry on his visits to Buenos Aires and Chubut on behalf of the Directors of the Welsh Patagonian Gold Field Syndicate, Ltd. NLW MS 8783-4. E.

  • Particulars by Mihangel ap Iwan concerning the consumption of meat by rural workers in Nant-y-Pysgod, 1928-9. NLW MS 9651A. W, S.

  • Diary entries by Llwyd ap Iwan, brother of Mihangel ap Iwan, in Y Dyddiadur Annibynol, 1887, and Renshaw's Almanack and Diary, 1886. NLW MS 9652-3A. W, E.

  • Press cuttings, including the issue of Y Drafod, 12 June 1925, containing obituary notices and appreciation of the life of Mrs Anne Lloyd Jones, widow of Michael D. Jones; press cuttings relating to the Chubut settlement. NLW MS 9656E. W, S.

  • A patent to Mihangel ap Iwan to practise as a doctor in the Argentine, 1927; autographs of guests at a banquet given to Mihangel ap Iwan, 1923; programme of the consecration of the St David's Lodge of Freemasons, No. 3952, at Buenos Aires, 1920. NLW MS 9656E. S, E.

  • A memorial card for Ebenezer M. Morgan, Trelew, 1910. NLW MS 9656E. E.

  • A typescript copy of a report on the Welsh Colony in the Chubut valley, Patagonia, prepared by the Rev. David Powell Richards, MA, Chaplain in the Royal Navy, and addressed by him from HMS Flora, in Monte Video, 8 April 1901, to the Hon. Sir William A. C. Barrington, KCMG, HM Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary at Buenos Aires. Accompanying the report are numerous appendices and insets, including a typescript statement of authorities as to the boundaries of Argentina; typescript extracts from The Review of the River Plate, 8 Sept. 1900, and Y Drafod, 9 Nov. 1900, touching the results of recent muncipal elections in Chubut; a typescript copy of a letter, 4 July 1900, from R. Groome, Commodore, HMS Flora, to the Secretary of the Admiralty, reporting on his visit to the Welsh Colony; manuscript copies of a letter, 29 Aug. 1901, from Hy. Vansittart Neale, Admiralty, to A. K. Wilson, Vice-Admiral Commanding, Channel Squadron, and a letter, 11 Sept. 1901, from H. D. Barry, Captain, HMS Mars, at Lagos, to Vice-Admiral A. K. Wilson, touching arrangements for an interview between the Rev. D. P. Richards and the High Commissioner for Canada; draft minutes of a general meeting of Welsh settlers at Gaiman Chapel, 22 Aug. 1898, and of the 1<sup>st</sup> and 2<sup>nd</sup> meetings of the National Council Committee appointed by the general meeting, 30 Aug.-7 Oct. 1898; a manuscript copy of a letter from the Welsh settlers to the British Minister in Buenos Aires, 18 June 1900, protesting against their arrests by the Argentine authorities, and a manuscript copy of a letter, 5 March 1902, from [D. P. Richards] from HMS Mars, Channel Squadron, at Tetuan, touching the proposal for the restoration of the Colony to British territory; and press cuttings. NLW MS 10746E. E.

  • An album of press cuttings relating to the transfer of settlers from the Chubut Valley, Argentina, to Canada, 1902. NLW MS 10816E. E.

  • Photographs of specimen pages, 1885-91, from the first minute book of the Gaiman Council in Patagonia. NLW MS 10844A. W, S.

  • A note of agreement, 6 Jan. 1885, between 'Luis' [Lewis] Jones, Edward J. Williams, and Thomas Davies, members of the Luis Jones y Cia, promoting a railway from Port Madryn to the Chubut Colony. The agreement is signed by Luis Jones and E. J. Williams, and is written in the latter's hand. NLW MS 12194E. E.

  • Journals of Lewis Jones, 1862-3, largely recording his exploratory visit to Patagonia. NLW MS 12198-9A. W.

  • A volume of manuscript notes and press cuttings relating to the imprisonment in 1882-3 of Lewis Jones and R. J. Berwyn on a charge of organising an agitation to secure the rights of the Welsh settlers. The title-page is worded 'Carchariad a'i ganlyniadau Rhag 20/82-Mawrth 21/83. L. J.' NLW MS 12200A. S, E, W.

  • A holograph essay (35pp.) by Lewis Jones entitled 'Llenyddiaeth yn y Wladfa' ('Literature in the Welsh Colony'). NLW MS 12201A. W.

  • Holograph poetry and short plays by Lewis Jones. The titles include 'Y Teiriaith (Gwyl y Glaniad, 1883)', 'Vy ngalarnad am Berry Rhys...[18]83', 'Gwyl y Glaniad 1884...', 'Anerchiad Eisteddvod 1883', 'Cwrcwd. Cerdd ddesgrifiadol o fywyd yn y Wladfa...1872', 'Anerchiad erbyn Eisteddvod y Vron Deg...1880', 'Anerchiad i dervynu tymhor 1882, Cylch Caerantur...', 'Galarnad am Aaron Jenkins...1879', 'Dal y Drvch Erbyn Gwyl y Glaniad 1874', &c. NLW MS 12202A-3C. W.

  • Of the Patagonians by Thomas Pennant of Downing. NLW MS 12706E. E.

  • Holograph copies of two songs entitled 'Y Llyn' and 'Y Môr', words and music by [Hugh Davies, 1853-1938], 'Alltud yr Andes'; press cuttings containing poems by Hugh Davies; and a letter from R. E. Jones (Hugh Davies's nephew), Cynwyd, Corwen, to [?The Librarian, National Library of Wales], 1938 (information regarding his uncle). NLW MS 12902C. W.

  • Letters or documents of Hugh Davies ('Hugo'r Andes'). NLW MS 14350A. W.

  • A selection of poems of the Welsh Colony, written by various authors. Competition no. 18, Colony's Chaired Eisteddfod, 1950. By 'Cyfaill y Beirdd'. NLW MS 15402C. W.

  • Correspondence and miscellanea relating to the Welsh Colony in Patagonia. NLW MS 16254B. W, S.

  • List of Welsh books, and books pertaining to Wales, provided by David Roberts, publisher, of Patagonia and London, for Charles Ashton; letters and postcards. NLW MS 16275C. E, W.

  • Letters to Owen Williams, poetry by him, miscellanea re Patagonia. NLW MS 16508D. W, S, E.

  • An account of a voyage from London to Chubut by the Rev. William Phillips, and records of the Welsh Patagonian Goldfields Syndicate Ltd, 1891-2. NLW MS 16509B. W.

  • Lecture, 'Fifteen Years in Patagonia', 1902, by W. Casnodyn Rhys. NLW MS 16653B. WCR 1. E.

  • 'Pioneers of Patagonia', chapters I-XIII, by W. Casnodyn Rhys. NLW MS 16654C. WCR 2. E.

  • Poems by W. Casnodyn Rhys, 1868-1930. NLW MS 16655D. WCR 4. W, S, E.

  • An invitation to W. Casnodyn Rhys to attend a public meeting of the Chubut Mercantile Co., 1927. It went into liquidation soon after this date. List of shareholders of the Chubut Mercantile Co.; press cuttings of articles on the Baptist cause in Argentina. NLW MS 16656D. W, E, S.

  • Carriage licence issued to W. Casnodyn Rhys by the local Council of Rawson, 1891. NLW MS 16656D. S.

  • 'Covrestr Teuluaidd' (family register) kept by W. Casnodyn Rhys; memorial card for Rhys Thomas, Frongoch, Chubut, who died 4 Sept. 1924, aged 68. NLW MS 16656D. W.

  • 'Hela morloi ar yr Arvordir Patagonaidd', by E. F. Hunt, c. 1893. NLW MS 16657D. W.

  • William Owen Roberts's address on 'Llyfryddiaeth Dyffryn Camwy', &c. NLW MS 16827B. W.

  • Records of the Welsh Patagonian Gold Fields Syndicate Ltd, 1891-2, and an advertisement for the company which mined for gold in the Andes. NLW MS 16956D. E, S.

  • Incomplete essay, 'Masnach y Wladfa' ('Trade in the Welsh Colony'), probably by R. J. Berwyn, 1879 Eisteddfod. 1880. (See R. Bryn Williams, Rhyddiaith y Wladfa, p. 15). NLW MS 17526A. W.

  • Typescript copy of a report received by the Foreign Office on the Welsh Colony in Patagonia, n. d. NLW MS 17743E. W, E.

  • List of the manuscripts of T. Benbow Phillips, and portions of the manuscripts copied at Esquel, Jan. 1960. NLW MS 18175B. RBW MS 1. W, E.

  • Diary of Joseph Seth Jones giving an account of the voyage of the Mimosa to Patagonia in 1865, and for 14-21 March 1866. NLW 18176B. RBW MS 2. W.

  • Typescript copy of the minute-book of the Welsh courts in Patagonia, 1872-81. NLW MS 18178C. RBW MS 4. W.

  • Pamphlet relating to the Welsh Colony by Lewis Jones, 1869. Printed. NLW MS 18179B. RBW MS 5. W.

  • Extracts from the registers of Vrondeg Baptist Chapel, 1877-80. (Typescript). NLW MS 18182B. RBW MS 8. W.

  • An account of irrigation, &c., in the Welsh Colony by Dafydd Iâl Jones, 1960. NLW MS 18183C. RBW MS 9. W.

  • Extracts from the minute books of the Gaiman Council, 1885-91. NLW MS 18184C. RBW MS 10. W.

  • Galeses en el Chubut. (Romance) por Andres Fidalgo. En Trelew, 1950. A poem to the Welsh Colony's pioneers by Jorge Manrique, one of Argentina's young poets, which won the prize at Comodoro Rivadavia in 1949. NLW MS 18185C. RBW MS 11. S.

  • Primeras paginas de historia del Chubut. Early history of the Colony composed by the Department of Culture of the Province of Chubut, 1958. NLW MS 18186E. RBW MS 12. S.

  • Concierto Coral. Programme of a concert held in the Old Chapel, Gaiman, 23 Jan. 1960, with a copy of the music which includes the tune Hafren, composed by Dalar Evans, Cwm Hyfryd. 1960. Printed and cyclostyled. (Latin, S, W, E). NLW MS 18187E. RBW MS 13.

  • Welsh bank note for ten shillings and a photocopy of another for one pound, 1865. NLW 18188-9A. RBW MSS 14-15. W.

  • Deed relating to the land of Vrondeg Chapel in the Colony. 1880. NLW MS 18191A. RBW MS 17. W.

  • Copies of manuscripts kept in Gaiman: (a) Constitution of the Camwy Education Society; (b) letter relating to the calling of a minister to Vrondeg Chapel, 1878; (c) letter relating to an inquiry concerning a member of Vrondeg Chapel, 1877. NLW MS 18192C. RBW MA 18. W.

  • Plans of Llanddewi church, Chubut. 1891. NLW MS 18193F. RBW MA 19.

  • Agreements between Llwyd ap Iwan and the Phoenix Patagonian Mining Co. 1897. Copy. NLW MS 18194A. RBW MS 20. W.

  • Manuscript of poetry by David Owen, composed whilst pioneering Choele-Choel. 1902. NLW MS 18195C. RBW MS 21. W.

  • Agreement between (1) David Jones and Joseph Jones and (2) Michael Doolan relating to the cutting of peat in the Colony. 1866. NLW MS 18199B. RBW MS 25. E.

  • Minute book of the Calvinistic Methodist Monthly Meetings in the Colony, 1881-1925. NLW Ms 18202D. RBW MS 28. W.

  • Rules of the St David Society, Trelew, Chubut. 1958. NLW MS 18203E. RBW MS 29. S.

  • Semana de Trelew del 20 al 27 de Noviembre de 1954. Programa oficial de Actos. Official programme of 'Trelew Week' to commemorate the 50<sup>th</sup> anniversary of the death of Lewis Jones. 1954. Printed. NLW MS 18204B. RBW MS 30. S.

  • CAMWY. The first issue of a periodical. 1961. Typescript. NLW MS 18205C. RBW MS 31. W, S, E.

  • Report of a public meeting in Blaenau Ffestiniog and an advertisement relating to the proposed Welsh Colony. Reprinted from the Herald Gymraeg. 1865. NLW MS 18209F. RBW MS 35. W.

  • Plans of the dam to be built in Patagonia. (Cyclostyled). NLW MS 18210B. RBW MS 36. S.

  • Constitution and rules of the Compaňia Unida de Irrigacion del Chubut. 1934. 1941. NLW MS 18211A. RBW Ms 37. S.

  • Statistics of the Free Churches in Patagonia. 1923. NLW MS 18212A. RBW MS 38. W.

  • Trelew en el recuerdo, por Nanny Davies. Agosto de 1958. A poem in Spanish by a young girl from Comodoro Rivadavia who also composes in Welsh. NLW MS 18213E. RBW MS 39. S.

  • An invitation to the wedding of Luned Vychan, great-grand-daughter of Michael D. Jones and Lewis Jones, and Virgilio Horacio Gonzáles, 29 Dec. 1960. NLW MS 18214A. RBW MS 40. S.

  • Himnos misticos y sus traducciones por E. Morgan Roberts ('Llynfab'). Religious hymns, together with translations into Spanish by E. Morgan Roberts. NLW MS 18215A. RBW MS 41. W, S.

  • Programmes of literary meetings and a list of the order of religious services in Patagonia, 1959-62. Typescript. NLW MS 18216E. RBW MS 42. W, S.

  • Lists and notes of documents in Patagonia not available in Wales, and biographical notes. Typescript. NLW MS 18217D. RBW MS 43. W.

  • Notes from manuscripts, &c., available in Wales. Typescript. NLW MS 18218D. RBW MS 44. W.

  • 'The Welsh Principality's chair for poetry. The Gorsedd of the Bards of Britain. This is to certify that Griffith Griffiths ('Gutyn Ebrill') is an attested chaired bard and competent licensee of the Gorsedd of Bards of Great Britain, with right and authority to establish and hold a Gorsedd for music and poetry according to the rights and ceremony of the Bards of Britain on the banks of the River Camwy in the New Wales, or in any other Welsh colony throughout the whole world' An interesting document which was signed by Owen Gethin Jones, 'Scorpion', and 'Gwilym Cowlyd', 1881. NLW MS 18219D. W.

  • R. Bryn Williams's application for a Leverhulme Scholarship, and correspondence 1959-60. NLW MS 18221C. RBW MS 47. W, S.

  • Press cuttings relating to Patagonia, 1927-62. NLW MS 18222C. RBW MS 48. W.

  • Semana recordatoria de la Colonia Galesa en la Patagonia. 1962. (Programme of the celebrations commemorating the first settlement). NLW MS 18224B. RBW MS 50. S.

  • Cymry Patagonia (1942). Original typescript and letters relating to its contents from Prosser Rhys, Ifor Owen and Ifan Owen Williams. NLW MS 18228C. RBW MS 57. W.

  • Additions and corrections to the second edition of Cymry Patagonia (1944). Typescript. NLW MS 18229C. RBW MS 58. W.

  • Original typescript of Awen Ariannin. NLW MS 18230D. RBW MS 59. W.

  • Croesi'r Paith. Original typescript. NLW MS 18231C. RBW MS 60. W.

  • First drafts of chapters 1-5 of Y Wladfa, 1962, written prior to R. Bryn Williams's visit to Patagonia in 1959. NLW MS 18232C. RBW MS 61. W.

  • Adaptations of chapters 1-3 of Y Wladfa for translating into Spanish. It was envisaged that the rest of the book would be a complete translation. NLW MS 18233C. RBW 62. W.

  • Script of the play, 'Y Cariad Creulon', an adaptation which was broadcast by the BBC on 30 April 1957, together with a letter from the producer, Wilbert Lloyd Roberts, advising on how the play should be adapted, and words and music of the folk-song, 'Vidalita'; a photograph which was published in the Radio Times. NLW MS 18234D. RBW MS 63. W.

  • A translation of the play 'Vida y Dulzura', broadcast by the BBC in 1955 under the title 'Y Bywyd Melys'. NLW MS 18236C. RBW MS 65. W.

  • Typescript account of R. Bryn Williams's homeward journey from Patagonia, not published in Crwydro Patagonia. NLW MS 18236C. RWB MS 65. W.

  • Scripts on the Welsh Colony for the programme Heno, broadcast on Teledu Cymru, 30 Oct. 1962, and script of 'Arloesi'r Andes', broadcast by the BBC on 14 Jan. 1947, together with letters concerning the programme. NLW MS 18238D. RBW MS 67-8. W.

  • Notes for a lecture on 'Llyfryddiaeth y Wladfa', delivered at the meeting of the Welsh Bibliographical Society at the Llanelli Eisteddfod, 1962. NLW MS 18241C. RBW MS 71. W.

  • Articles, reviews and adjudications, &c., by R. Bryn Williams. Typescripts, 1946-60. NLW MS 18243D. RBW MS 73. W.

  • Scripts of talks, &c., by R. Bryn Williams on Patagonia, broadcast by the BBC, 1962. NLW MS 18244D. RBW 74. W.

  • Memorandum book of Edward Thomas, Y Foel, Llangadfan, recording his travels in Patagonia, 1885-1901. The author eventually settled in British Columbia as a timber valuer, and most of the press cuttings contained in this bequest were sent by Edward Thomas to Y Drych. Photograph of Edward Thomas in one of British Columbia's forests. NLW MS 18627C. W.

  • Manuscripts of the Rev. William Phillips, (1861-1944), Gwalchmai, Congregational minister, relating to his visit to the Welsh Colony in Patagonia in 1891. NLW MS 18953B. W.

  • Copies of the script of R. Bryn Williams's play Cariad Creulon, in Welsh and Spanish, together with letters from Wilbert Lloyd Roberts and Alun Talfan Davies; programmes for performances of the play by Cwmni Theatr Cymru and Cymdeithas y Ddrama Gymraeg Abertawe during the 1978 Festival of Plays in the Grand Theatre; a copy of the folk-song, 'Vidalita'. NLW MS 19011E. RBW MS 78. W.

  • An English translation of R. Bryn Williams's book Gwladfa Patagonia (Cardiff, 1965) by Merfyn and Nan Griffiths. NLW MS 19017C. RBW MS 84. E.

  • Typescript copy of chapters I-V and appendix to R. Bryn Williams's Y Wladfa (Cardiff, 1962). NLW MS 19018C. RBW MS 85. W.

  • A radio adaptation of R. Bryn Williams's novel, Croesi'r Paith (Llyfrau'r Dryw, 1958). NLW MS 19020E. RBW MS 87. W.

  • 'Patagonia - Canmlwyddiant y Glanio', ('Patagonia - Centenary of the landing'), a radio talk by R. Bryn Williams. NLW MS 19021E. RWB MS 88. W.

  • A typescript translation by R. Bryn Williams of some of the folk-songs of the Pampas. NLW MS 19029E. RBW MS 96. W.

  • R. Bryn Williams's radio scripts, 'Baceano' and 'Llwyd ap Iwan'. Typescript. NLW MS 19031D. RBW MS 98. W.

  • R. Bryn Williams's Curriculum Vitae by Augustin Perez Pardella. Typescript. NLW MS 19032E. RBW MS 99. S.

  • Programmes, leaflets, &c., relating to Centenary Celebrations of the emigration to the Welsh Colony in 1865. NLW MS 19037C. RBW MS 104. W, S, E.

  • Material for the book Atgofion o Batagonia (ed. R. Bryn Williams). NLW MS 19047D. W.

  • 'A History of Bethel Independent Church, Gaiman, 1876-1947', c. 1952. NLW MS 19100B. W.

  • A record book kept by the Rev. Tudur Evans, containing the names of members and details of christenings and deaths, at Bethel Church, (Gaiman); Bethel, (Cwm Hyfryd); and Seion, Esquel; Ebenezer, Moriah, Bethel, (Tir Halen); Bethlehem, (Treorcky); Seion, (Bryn Gwyn); Bethesda, &c., 1915-55. NLW MS 19101E. W.

  • Celebrating the centenary, &c., in the Welsh Colony in Patagonia, 1965, including press cuttings, &c. NLW MS 19357E. W.

  • An account, with numerous photographs, of the chapels of Patagonia, prepared for the Centenary Celebrations, 1965. NLW MS 19357E. W, S.

  • Diary - notes (1907) of a journey to explore the pampas for railway routes, by E. J. Williams, April-June 1907. NLW MS 19715A. S.

  • Notes of a journey along the River Chubut to the Andes by E. J. Williams NLW MS 19716A. S.

  • Measurements of canals and dykes in the Chubut valley by E. J. Williams NLW MS 19717A. S.

  • Address of welcome to Mrs E. J. Williams on settling in the Welsh Colony on the Chubut, Patagonia. Certificates, testimonials, &c., of E. J. Williams, and an estimate of the cost of extending the railway from Gaiman to Rhyd-yr-Indiaid; address to E. J. Williams on his departure, 19 July 1907. NLW MS 19718E. W, S.

  • Undated holograph notes by E. J. Williams for an address on the early history of the Welsh settlement in Patagonia. NLW MS 19722D. W.

  • Press cuttings, printed matter, typescripts, &c., relating to Patagonia, c. 1909; a photocopy, dated 31 Oct. 1967, of the certified copy of birth of E. J. Williams's son, Iorwerth Mostyn Williams, at Trelew; and press cuttings from The Rhyl Journal, 9, 16 and 23 July 1932, containing obituary notices of E. J. Williams. NLW MS 19724E. C, S.

  • Certified minutes of Trelew borough, July-Aug. 1970, recording the decision to adopt the names of E. J. Williams and other founders as street names, together with street plan, 1970. NLW MS 19724E. S.

  • Material including press cuttings relating to the United Irrigation Company of Chubut, 1912, and the Annual Reports of the Chubut Mercantile Co., 1909 and 1911. NLW MS 19724E. W, S, E.

  • Photostat copy of an extradition order issued against R. Bryn Williams, 3 Feb. 1968, by the National Gendarmerie at Esquel (Chubut) Patagonia, requesting him to leave the country on 6 March 1968. NLW MS 19981E. S.

  • A group of the manuscripts of John Brutus Davies, a temporary immigrant to the Welsh Colony in Patagonia, later of the United States of America. NLW MS 20008C. W, S, E.

  • Minute book, correspondence, &c., 1963-6, of the Executive Committee and Home Sub-committee of Undeb y Cymry ar Wasgar, established to arrange the centenary celebrations of the Welsh Colony in Patagonia. NLW 20396B. W.

  • Minute book, 1958-61, of Undeb y Cymry ar Wasgar, and correspondence, 1958-66, of the movement's Sub-committee, established to make arrangements for celebrating the centenary of the Welsh Settlement in Patagonia, 1963-6. NLW MS 20398C. W.

  • Minute book of the Committee of Undeb y Cymry ar Wasgar relating to Patagonia. NLW MS 20399E. C, E, S.

  • Articles, notes, papers, &c., of W. Casnodyn Rhys relating to Patagonia. NLW 20549E. W, E.

  • Reports by W. Casnodyn Rhys on the schools at Bryn Gwyn, Gaiman, &c., and various organisations, in Patagonia. NLW 20550A. W.

  • A typescript copy of an address to Davydd D. Roberts on his departure from the Welsh Colony in Patagonia, 1893. NLW MS 20670E. E.

  • Some loose papers including two letters, 1938-40 from Edwin Williams, Ystradgynlais, `a son of one of the first 152 Welsh settlers that left Wales for the Chuput [sic] Valley in 1865', to A. F. Tschiffely. NLW MS 20670E.

  • A volume from the library of H. Tobit Evans, Llanarth, comprising Government papers relating to the Welsh Colony in Patagonia, 1867-98, including reports by Captain W. R. Kennedy on the Welsh Colony of Chupat, Brazil [sic, Argentina] for 1886, 1887, 1888. NLW MS 20903D. E.

  • 'Bywyd ar y Paith' ('Life on the Pampas'), Oct. 1891 - Jan. 1892, the journal of David Richards, mining agent, of Harlech, co. Mer., who played a prominent part in the search for gold by the early settlers of Patagonia. Mainly in Welsh. NLW MS 21197B. W, E.

  • 'Taith o Buenos Aires i Lynlleifiad ar yr Iberia' ('Journey from Buenos Aires to Liverpool on the Iberia'), David Richards's second journal, written in a notebook, giving a day to day account of the journey home from Buenos Aires to Plymouth, 28 July-26 Aug. 1892. NLW MS 21198A. W, E.

  • Miscellaneous material including copies of two poems, elegies, and proof of, or cuttings containing, parts of a series of articles on 'Cyfoeth Mwnawl y Wladfa Gymreig' contributed by 'Y Cadben D. Richards' to Y Celt in 1891. NLW MS 21200E. W, E.

  • Verses commemorating the landing in 1865. 1987. NLW MS 21702E. W.

  • Miscellaneous notes, in Welsh, relating to the history of Moriah Aman Welsh Congregational Church, Cwmaman, Aberdâr, 1855-1988, and including references to the emigration of church members to Patagonia, 1874-5. NLW MS 22642E. W.

  • An article relating to Patagonia. NLW MS 22963E. W.

  • An englyn to 'Epynt Byr', the Rev. Esau Evans, [Co]lonia 16 de Octubre [ ] and Neuquen, Territorio del Chubut, Rep. Argentina, by 'Clwydwenfro' (the Rev. John Lloyd James, 1835-1919). NLW MS 22966C. W.

  • Sermons of the Rev. Hugh Davies ('Hywel Ddu o Arfon', d. 1909), many of them preached at Llanddewi Church, Chubut, 1906-7, where he served the South American Missionary Society. NLW MS 23383B. W.

  • Diaries, 1889-97, with occasional gaps, kept by William T. Williams, Gaiman, Chubut, Patagonia, describing expeditions to the Andes. NLW MS 23551-8A. W.

  • The Register of Chubut Intermediate School, year ending Dec. 1908. NLW MS 23787D. E.

  • Five certificates awarded by Y Wladfa Gymreig, Patagonia, to members of the Sunday Schools of Seion Chapel, Bryngwyn, 1912, and Bethel Chapel, Gaiman, 1926-49. Calvinistic Methodist Archives HZ4/51. W.

  • The papers of Nantlais relating to the Colony. CMA 28463-28562. W.

  • Correspondence from Patagonia, 1871-1900, including an article on the history of the cause in Patagonia, accounts of the Calvinistic Methodist chapels, and one letter, 19 Dec. 1931, from J. O. Evans, Gaiman. CMA 27194. W.

  • Transcript report, 'The British Colonies in Patagonia', 14 Feb. 1899. T. I. Ellis Papers A195/21. E.

  • Mali Evans Papers and diaries, relating to her visits to Patagonia. W, S.

    • 49-50 Journals of Mali Evans's 1965 visit to Patagonia
    • 51 Journal of 1970-1 visit
    • 53 Miscellaneous papers relating toME's visits in 1970-1 and 1975, including notes and momentoes
    • 54 Newsletters, 1970-2, of Cymdeithas Cymry Ariannin ym Mhrydain, and Annual Reports of Undeb y Cymry ar Wasgar, 1969-71
    • 55 Papers relating to eisteddfodau, including programmes of Eisteddfod del Chubut, 1967, 1969, 1971-2; photograph of Eisteddfod Trelew, 1969; together with copies of various eisteddfodic essays in Welsh by Patagonians
    • 56 Miscellaneous papers, 1890s-1970s, compiled by Mali Evans, relating to the history of Welsh families in Patagonia, including family trees, photographs, notes by ME, and a copy of A. Matthews, Hanes y Wladfa Gymreig yn Patagonia, (Aberdare, 1885), presented to ME



  • Papers collected by Frank Price Jones as a member of the Emergency Committee in preparation for the journey to Patagonia to celebrate the Colony's centenary in 1965, and as a member of Cymdeithas Cymry Ariannin ym Mhrydain, 1966-75. W, S, E.:

    • 115 Arrangements for the visit
    • 116-7 Pamphlets, maps, booklets and papers collected during the visit; FPJ's diary including comments on the journey; and a typescript copy of 'Drws Gobaith. Cyflwyniad o Stori'r Wladfa, 1865-1965' ('The Door of Hope. A presentation of the Colony's history, 1865-1965'), by R. Bryn Williams and Wilbert Lloyd Roberts
    • 119 Photographs of the visit



  • Kyffin Williams Papers, Minor Deposits 1986. E.:

    • C1 Ink draft of Kyffin Williams's A Wider Sky (Llandysul, 1991), with corrections
    • C3 First manuscript draft of Kyffin Williams' unpublished book recounting the story of the author's visit to Patagonia, Nov. 1968 - Feb. 1969. Parts of this draft were published as 'An Artist in Welsh Patagonia' in The Anglo-Welsh Review, vol. 18, no. 42 (1970)
    • L2 A list of contacts in Patagonia [1969], prepared by Valmai Jones for Kyffin Williams' visit, together with a typescript copy of questions and answers written prior, or maybe at the beginning, of the visit
    • L7 Press cuttings

    • Research papers compiled by Kenneth Edward Skinner (1910-86) in preparing his University of Wales doctoral thesis, 'The relationship between the Welsh colonies in Chubut and the Argentine government, with special reference to the work of E. J. Williams, 1875-1905' (1977). Kenneth E. Skinner Papers. W, S, E.

      • 1 Papers in the possession of Sra Olivia Hughes de Mulhall, Trelew
      • 2 Papers in the possession of Sr Glyn Ceiriog Hughes, Trelew
      • 3 Papers in the possession of Sr D. O. Williams, Temperley
      • 4 An original notebook, [?1910s], of Edward J. Williams, Trelew
      • 6-7 Archives held in Buenos Aires in the Archivo General de la Nación
      • 8 Archives held in the Biblioteca Nacional
      • 9 Archives held in the Archivo de Ministerio de Guerra y Marina
      • 10 Archives held at the Museo Histórico Regional, Gaiman
      • 11 Archives at Casa del Chubut
      • 12 Archives in Chubut, in the Archivo de la Municipalidad de Rawson
      • 15 Archives at Archivo de la Municipalidad de Gaiman
      • 16 Archives in the Biblioteca Popular Agustín Alvarez, Trelew
      • 17 Archives held in the University College of North Wales Bangor
      • 22 Also included are a few printed materials collected by KES, comprising a published album of periodicals in Spanish, 1954-79, containing articles on the history of the Welsh settlement in Patagonia



    • Miscellaneous manuscripts - names (signatures) of the Patagonian Welsh, and farm owners. Photostat. J. Dyfnallt Owen Collection. W.

    • Letters, &c., regarding the Congregational denomination - Verses by [Lewis William Lewis], 'Llew Llwyfo', presented to D. S. Davies, one of the supervisors of the Welsh Colony to be established in Patagonia, with permission to make whatever use he wishes of this work, privately or publicly, with or without the author's name attached. A lament: 'Y Fintai drodd yn ôl' by R. J. Berwyn. J. Dyfnallt Owen Collection. W.

    • Material collected by Lewis Williams, Gibbonsdown, Barry, formerly of Mountain Ash, relating to Cwmni Ymfudol a Masnachol y Wladfa Gymreig, which was established in order to raise money to send people to the settlement in Patagonia. The material includes Lewis Williams's share certificates in the Company, letters from D. Lloyd Jones (Secretary), a letter from John Rhys Morgan ('Lleurwg'), and a letter sent from Liverpool, on the eve of departure in 1875, by David Thomas, one of the persons whose passage to the Settlement was paid by the Company. H. Francis Jones Papers, AG3. W.

    • Two draft copies of 'The Welsh Settlement in Patagonia'. D. Rhys Philips Collection. E.

    • Notes on emigration to South America. Bob Owen Papers, 28/30. W.

    • Y Drafod, Gaiman, 1 Aug. 1947. Bob Owen Papers, 28/32. W, S.

    • The names of some emigrants. Bob Owen Papers, 31/18-19. W.

    • Prospectus, &c., of the Welsh Patagonian Gold Fields Syndicate, with a copy of suggestions sent to Eugene Holfer on his departure for Patagonia to inspect and report upon the syndicate's properties. 1892-3. A. Ivor Pryce, 961. E.

    • Printed material, correspondence, and papers relating to Lord Tudor Watkins's visit to Patagonia during the centenary celebrations of the Welsh Settlement, 1965. Lord Watkins Papers, 10. S, E, W.

    • Typescript copy of 'My trip to Patagonia' by Thomas H. Reese [1972]. David Greenslade Papers, 28 ('Pennsylvania eastern' file). E.

    • Anonymous address, 1976, given by one of the inhabitants of Patagonia during Norah Isaac's visit to the country. Norah Isaac Papers, 158. W.

    • Evidence that Abraham Jones Williams, a doctor from Pwllheli, accompanied Lewis Jones and T. L. D. Jones Parry on the first journey to Patagonia. D. G. Lloyd Hughes Papers, D/3. W, E.

    • Programme for Wales-Patagonia Centenary Ball, and the ap Arthur fashion show, in aid of the Welsh National Theatre,16 Oct. 1965. Clifford Evans Papers, 26. E.

    • Reference to publishing Llwyd ap Iwan's account of travels in Patagonia, 1901. Ben Davies, Box 2/1.

    • 'Tair Telyneg' including one on 'Patagonia' (volume of Literary entries and Adjudications per W. Rhys Watkin, Secretary of the Literary Committee). National Eisteddfod Archives, 13. W.

    • References to the choice of Eluned Vychan de Gonzáles as Leader of the Welsh Abroad. Cwm Rhymni National Eisteddfod. National Eisteddfod Archives, File FF/222. W.

    • References to the performance of 'Patagonia' by Brith Gof Drama Company at the Aberystwyth National Eisteddfod, 1992. National Eisteddfod Archives , File FF/458. W.

      A radio talk by R. Bryn Williams, 'Wales its Life and its People: Patagonia', broadcast 1 Dec. 1949. BBC (Wales) Archive, 2B.

    • Newspaper cuttings, 'Welshmen in Patagonia'. Durrant's Press Cuttings, Box 10. E.

    • Material relating to Elwyn Davies's visit to Patagonia, 23 Oct.-12 Nov. 1965, Elwyn and Margaret Davies Papers:

      • A16 Notebook of visit. W, E.
      • H1 List of films and slides taken, names of farms, notes on northern Patagonia prepared by Comision de Estudios Hirdologicos; text and draft copy of a lecture, 'Pilgrimage to Patagonia', &c. E, W.
      • G8 'Michael D. Jones a'r Wladfa', an address by Dr Alun Davies which was recorded at Ysgol y Berwyn, Bala, May 1965. W.



      The Papers of the Rev. Harri Samuel W:

      • 7-9 Typescript copies of a journal, 'O Gymru i'r Wladfa', submitted by 'Peredur' to the competition for the best book, National Eisteddfod of Wales, Aberystwyth, 1952
      • 10-11 Typescript copies of 'Y Wladfa Gymreig ym Mhatagonia', by 'Pryderi'; 'Outline of a film strip' competition, National Eisteddfod of Wales, Aberystwyth, 1952
      • 18 Article entitled 'Gair am y Wladfa'
      • 34 Press cuttings of H. T. Samuel's articles on the Welsh Settlement from Y Tyst and Dysgedydd, 1948-9
      • 44 Photograph of Vera and Fred Green Troed yr Orsedd, Sept. 1950



    • Miscellaneous material, including 'Biography of the Welsh Settlement in Patagonia' [Glyn Williams]. University of Aberystwyth Welsh History Department Collection, 10. E.

    • Correspondence and press cuttings relating to Patagonia. Sir John Cecil-Williams Papers. W, E, S.

    • Material including copies of Sir Daniel Lleufer Thomas's articles in the Western Mail, 1902-26, with regard to Welsh emigrants and the Welsh who left Patagonia for Canada. Sir Daniel Lleufer Thomas Papers, C5/2. E.

    • File of papers relating to the Welsh Settlement in Patagonia, including letters from Llwyd ap Iwan, T. Benbow Phillips, J. H. Davies and Lord Cranborne, concerning the Welsh Settlement and arbitration of the subject of the boundary between Argentina and Chile, 1902, statement by the deputation sent to the Settlement in 1899 ('The British Colonies in Patagonia'), and Iwan ap Llwyd's maps. Sir J. Herbert Lewis Papers, D58. E, W.

    • Bill of exchange for £10 drawn on the Anglo-South American Bank Ltd., London, drawn by the Trelew branch of the bank payable to Wyn Edwards and Morris. J. W. Jones Papers, 1996. E.

    • Papers of the Rev. E. R. Williams (1883-1952), who emigrated to Patagonia in 1930, together with the papers of his daughter, Elizabeth Jeane Roberts Williams. S, W, E.

    • 'Two printed addresses to the Rev. D. G. Davies on his departure (after several years' service) from both Chubut, Patagonia, and Llywelyn Settlement, Canada, respectively 1902 and 1904'. Titus and Elizabeth Evans Papers, 25. 1W, 1E.

    • Papers compiled by Dr J. H. Marshall Lloyd, Tywyn, concerning his visit to Patagonia on the occasion of the centenary celebrations of the Welsh Colony, 1965. Dr Marshall Lloyd Papers. S, W, E.

    • Research notes, transcripts of letters from Eluned Morgan, and press cuttings, concerning the publication of Gyfaill Hoff. William George Papers, 7880. W, S.

    • Pilgrimage to Patagonia/Pererindod i Batagonia, 1865-1965. Plaid Cymru Archives, 0192. W, E.

    • 'Greetings to the Church of Jesus Christ in the Chubut Valley, Patagonia'. W. Emlyn Davies Papers, 439. E.

    • A scrap-book of literary and historical press-cuttings, compiled by J. H. Davies, which includes a copy of 'Welshmen in Patagonia'. Cwrtmawr MS 801D. E.

    • Material for Dafydd Ifans (ed.), Tyred Drosodd (1977), together with two lectures on Eluned Morgan. Minor Deposits 1303B. W.

    • Xerox copies, presented by Olivia Hughes de Mulhall, of papers and letters of John Murray Thomas (1874-1924) from Merthyr Tudful who sailed to Patagonia on board the Mimosa. The papers include extracts from his diaries, 1877, 1878 and 1893; his plan of Cwm Hyfryd, 1885; his correspondence, 1888-1911, including his petition, 1893, relating to land ownership; four original letters addressed to him, 1858-1898, and an original business agreement, 1893. Also included are papers relating to Sra Hughes de Mulhall's father, the poet Morris ap Hughes, including examples of his poetry and Spanish translations by his son Osian Hughes of well-known Welsh hymns. NLW Facs 184. W, S.

    • Copies of original material in Gaiman Museum, Chubut, Argentina, including diaries and letters, relating to the history and culture of the Welsh settlement, 1877-1980. NLW Facs 396-404:

      • NLW Facs 396 John Murray Thomas's travel diary to the Andes, 1877. E.
      • NLW Facs 397 Diary of Thomas Benbow Phillips, 1907-11. E.
      • NLW Facs 398 Correspondence and Papers of Thomas Benbow Phillips. E, 1W.
      • NLW Facs 399 Diary of Randal Phillipps, 1898-1900. E.
      • NLW Facs 400 Diary of Randal Phillips, 1918-19. E.
      • NLW Facs 401 Letters and various documents relating to the Welsh Settlement. W, S, E.
      • NLW Facs 402 Essays on various aspects of life in the Settlement, 1880-1975. W, S, E.
      • NLW Facs 403 Literary items of the Settlement, 1880-1935. W, S.
      • NLW Facs 404 Collection of the literary works of Irma Hughes de Jones ('Irma Ariannin'). W, S.



    • A photocopy of a tune composed by Clydwyn ap Aeron (words in Welsh by Irma Hughes de Jones), entered for competition at an Eisteddfod held in Patagonia, 1995. NLW Facs 441/13.

    • Diary of William Freeman, with sporadic entries, 1886-91, including reference to the movement of the first families from the Welsh settlement in the Chubut Valley to Cwm Hyfryd in the foothills of the Andes in 1891. NLW Facs 578. E.

    • A photocopy of Miss M. J. Davies's article, 'Patagonia to Canada', containing an account of the Welsh colonization of Patagonia and the subsequent founding, 1902, of Llewelyn Colony in Western Canada. NLW Facs 602. E.

    • Photocopies of manuscript material relating to the Welsh Colony, including the account of Lewis Jones and Edwyn C. Roberts's pioneering voyage to Patagonia in 1865 and their stay there while awaiting the arrival of the first immigrants; incomplete account of the first immigrants' voyage on the Mimosa, May-July 1965; recollections of the descendants of some of the first immigrants. NLW Facs 716. W.

    • Memorial verses for Tom Morgan, son of David and Jane Morgan, Bedlinog, who died in Tŷ Newydd, Gaiman, Chubut, on 21 June 1910, aged 24. NLW Facs 720. W.

    • Autobiography of George W. Lloyd ('Georgie Brawd', 1860-c. 1936), Aberdare, written during the late 1920s or early 30s, extracts of which were published in the Aberdare Leader, 1932. It includes a report of his experiences in the Navy and a description, c. 1868, of the problems faced by the early Welsh settlers in Patagonia. NLW Facs 777. E.

    • Photocopies of notes written in 1933 by Lloyd Jones, born in Aberdare, co. Glamorgan, containing details regarding his family and recording their departure from Wales to America in 1874, from America to Patagonia in 1876 where his father worked as an engineer, back to Wales in 1877 and to America in 1879 until 1892. NLW Facs 841.

    • A photocopy of a typescript English translation by Tryfan Hughes Cadfan of a paper (in Spanish) by Aquiles D. Ygobone, University of Buenos Aires, entitled 'The Colonizing Feat of the Welsh People in Patagonia'. NLW Facs 843. E.

    • Photocopies of Welsh manuscripts in the hand of John Daniel Evans (1862-1943), Patagonia, comprising details regarding the Welsh settlers who took part in the 1885 expedition to the Andean foothills led by Luiz Jorge Fontana; his diary for 1888 describing his second expedition into the interior with Luiz Fontana and other Welshmen, together with autobiographical notes (see John Daniel Evans El Molinero (Esquel, Chubut, Argentina, 1994). NLW Facs 844. W.

    • Photocopies of five documents, 1881-93, relating to the Welsh settlement in Patagonia including a marriage certificate, a licence, and a list of some of the inhabitants of the municipality of Gaiman. NLW Facs 855. W, S.

    • A photocopy of the Passengers' Contract Ticket, 15 May 1865, of Abraham Matthews and his family who sailed from Liverpool to New Bay, Patagonia, on board the Mimosa. NLW Facs 856. E.

    • A photocopy of the receipt, 16 December 1865, for one pound signed by Thomas Ellis on behalf of the Welsh settlers in Patagonia. NLW Facs 856. W.

    • Photocopies of sermons, 1869-76, preached in Bangor and Dwygyfylchi by the Rev. Hugh Davies ('Hywel Ddu o Arfon', d. 1909), who emigrated to Patagonia, where he was a Chaplain in the Province of Chubut, in 1883. NLW Facs 873. W.

    • Photocopy of the diary of Robert Llewelyn Davies, Bryn y Neuadd, Dolavon, Chubut (born 1878), son of the Rev. Hugh Davies, Nov. 1909 - Sept. 1910. NLW Facs 874. W.

    • Photocopies including an article 'Mynwent Rawson' by R J Berwyn (1863-1917) for Y Drafod., a birth certificate, 1912, in Spanish, of the first child born in the Welsh Colony, Patagonia, 1865, bearing the signature of 'RJB'; and two letters, 1912 and undated, from R J Berwyn to members of his family. NLW Facs 876. W, S.

    • Photocopies of letters, 1995-56, sent by Glenys Goosens, Canada, to relatives in Abergele containing genealogical information concerning her father William Edward Thomas (1895-1995), grandson of Robert and Catherine Davies, Llandriollo, who emigrated to Patagonia on the Mimosa in 1865; together with photocopies and translations of press cuttings, correspondence, etc., relating to human bones discovered near Port Madryn in 1995 alleged to be the remains of Catherine Davies. NLW Facs 898. E, S, W.

    • A photocopy of the autobiography, in Welsh, of Trevor Axworthy's great grandfather, John Coslett Thomas (1863-1936), who was born in Tredegar, emigrated with his family to Chubut, Patagonia, in 1875, and to Bangor, Saskatchewan, Canada, in 1905, and settled, about 1920, in Los Angeles; together with a pedigree of the Canadian branch of the family, from the eighteenth century to the present day. NLW Facs 919. W.

    • Photocopies of 'Ychydig am y Wladfa Gymreig yn Patagonia', the story of [?Edward Cox] who, at the age of fourteen, sailed to Patagonia in 1886 on board the Mozart from Liverpool with his elder sister. He returned to Wales in 1896. The work was published in Yr Arwydd, the Welsh community newspaper for north-east Anglesey, in March, May, July, September and October 1995. NLW Facs 944. W.

    • 86 funeral hymn sheets, 1936-81. NLW ex 482. W, S.

    • Information regarding the descendants of the Welsh emigrants who left Chubut, Argentina, for Australia, 20th century. NLW ex 502. E, W.

    • Copies of two articles by D. Elvet Price, Sketty, Swansea, 'The Welsh Settlers in the Chubut valley of Patagonia' and 'Patagonian Relatives', the latter relating to his great uncle, David Davies, who emigrated to Patagonia in 1875. NLW ex 778. E.

    • Transcriptions and translations of 37 tapes of conversations and other material concerning mainly migration from Wales to Patagonia and Canada, recorded in 1974 by Mrs Glenys James. The tapes now form part of the collections of the Canadian Centre for Cultural Studies but copies of the tapes on cassettess are kept with the National Screen and Sound Archive of Wales Collection (CM151-76). NLW ex 894. W, E.

    • Short account by David H. Rees, Winnipeg, of his parents' life in Patagonia, 1978. NLW ex 916. E.

    • Photocopies of four numbers of Y Rhidyll, a satirical paper from the Welsh Colony, Patagonia. NLW ex 933. W.

    • A copy of The Text of the Book of Llan Dâv Reproduced from the Gwysaney Manuscript...(Oxford, 1893), originally presented to Eluned Morgan by Principal Ellis Edwards and subsequently presented by Eluned Morgan to Sir William Llewelyn Davies. Among several letters enclosed is one from Eluned Morgan to Sir William Llewelyn Davies. NLW ex 1117. Latin, E, W.

    • A copy of a circular from the Welsh Settlement in Patagonia, May 1989; printed letter, in Welsh, 1950, sent on behalf of Gaiman Intermediate School to former pupils of the school, in connection with a testimonial to be presented to E. T. Edmunds, a teacher at the school for over thirty years. NLW ex 1130. W.

    • Poems of tribute to the land of her ancestors by Azucena Penelli Bianchi, an Argentinian woman of Welsh descent. NLW ex 1226. S.

    • A catalogue of the contents of the libraries of Eluned Morgan, Arthur Hughes (son of Gwyneth Vaughan) and Irma Hughes de Jones, in Patagonia. NLW ex 1295-6, NLW ex 1304. W.

    • A copy of Taliesin 38 (1979), containing an article by Thomas Parry on Arthur Hughes (1878-1965), Patagonia, with comments by William Andreas Jones, the uncle of Arthur Hughes, together with two related letters, 1980, from Thomas Parry to William Andreas Jones, and related press cuttings. NLW ex 1319. W.

    • A typescript list of farms and their occupants in the Welsh Colony of Patagonia. NLW ex 1560. W.

    • A typescript copy of an unpublished article in Spanish by Fernando R. Coronato entitled 'El Emplazamiento Primitivo De Puerto Madryn', concerning the landing of the first group of Welsh settlers on board the Mimosa at Porth Madryn, Patagonia, in 1865. NLW ex 1705. S.

    • A typescript transcript by Marian Elias Roberts of the diaries, in Welsh, 1889-97 with gaps, of William T Williams, Gaiman, Chubut, Patagonia, describing expeditions to the Andes (now NLW MSS 23551-8); together with a transcript of two similar diaries (returned to Fred Green, Chubut) for the period 8-26 September, 16 October-21 November 1889, and 27 November 1889-4 February 1890. NLW ex 1775. W.

    • A letter, November 1997, in Welsh, from Hazel Charles Evans, Chubut, Patagonia, to William Howells, Aberystwyth, regarding Welsh books sent to Patagonia. NLW ex 1884/1. W.

    • Papers, 1965-71, mainly relating to financial assistance for Charles and Mary, children of Fred Green, Trefelin, Patagonia, who came to Tregaron Secondary School to complete their education in a Welsh environment; including letters from Gareth Alban Davies, Fred Green, R. E. Griffith, John Henry Jones, Lord Elystan Morgan and R. Bryn Williams. For the reminiscences of Mary Green, see Glyn Ifans (editor), A Hundred Years of Secondary Education in Tregaron (Tregaron Secondary School Centenary Committee, 1997), pp. 209-11. NLW ex 1916. W, E.

    • A photocopy of a translation into Welsh, mostly in manuscript, by Eryl McDonald de Hughes of the novel El Evangelio y Don Eduardo (Buenos Aires, 1991) by Roy Centeno Humphreys, and an English translation 'Go Patagonia, said Edwin' by the latter of his novel Go Patagonia, dijo Edwin (Argentina, 1993), both of which relate to the Welsh colonization of the Chubut Valley and were declared works of National Cultural Interest by the Argentine Government in 1996; together with Roy Centeno Humphreys's curriculum vitae and photocopies of research papers, including letters to Edward Humphreys, genealogical notes, and reviews of the novels, mainly in Spanish. The author is the great grandson of Elizabeth and Morris Humphreys, who came to Patagonia aboard the Mimosa in 1865. NLW ex 1923. W, E, S.

    • A copy of Richard F. Hughes's family history work relating to the children of John and Ellen Hughes (both born in 1842) of Llanfechell, co. Anglesey, including Annie Hughes (1873-1950) who emigrated to Patagonia, and Ishmael Hughes who emigrated to Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, in 1888. NLW ex 2018. E.

    • A copy of Maria Teresa Agozzino's Senior Honours thesis, 'Transplanted Traditions: An Assessment and Analysis of Welsh Folklore in Patagonia' (University of California, Berkeley, 1999). NLW ex 2045. E.

    • Miscellaneous papers, 1841-1924, which belonged to Jonathan Ceredig Davies 91859-1932), genealogist, missionary and folk-lorist, including a printed testimonial to Ceredig Davies written in Trelew, Patagonia, 1891. (Transferred November 2002). NLW ex 2179.

    • Two scrapbooks containing pasted-in letters, photographs, poetry, birth certificates, and press cuttings, 1913-86, relating to Elias Garmon Owen, Gaiman, Chubut, Patagonia (1892-1986). NLW ex 2121. W.

    • Papers relating to a visit to Patagonia during the centenary celebrations in 1965. NLW ex 2155. W.

    • Miscellanous papers, 1841-1924, which belonged to Jonathan Ceredig Davies ( 1859-1932), genealogist, missionary and folk-lorist, including letters and invitations, a passport, photographs, press cuttings, a bidding letter and a printed testimonial to Ceredig Davies written in Trelew, Patagonia, 1891. NLW ex 2179.

    • A shareholder's certificate of the co-operative irrigation company of the Gaiman, Chubut, Patagonia, in the name of Aaron Jenkins, September 5 1934. NLW ex 2223. S.

    • A copy of 'Cytundeb a arwyddwyd ar y pumed ar hugain o Fawrth, 1863, rhwng Love Jones-Parry a Lewis Jones fel dirprwywyr Pwyllgor Cymdeithas y Wladychfa Gymreig yn Lerpwl, a Dr W. Rawson, Gweinidog Cartref Ariannin'. (Agreement signed 25 March 1863 between Love Jones-Parry and Lewis Jones as representatives of the Welsh Colony Committee in Liverpool and Dr W. Rawson, the Argentinian Minister for Home Affairs). NLW ex 2764. S.

    • Address presented to John D. Williams on his departure from the Welsh Settlement, Patagonia, 1919. NLW Rolls 56. W.

    • Woven girdle, possibly brought back from Patagonia by a Mr Davis of Aberystwyth. NLW Rolls 296.

    • Correspondence and reports, 1871-1902, relating to the Welsh Colony of Chubut (PRO ADM 147/1). NLW film 889. E.

    • Crew and Agreement List for the Mimosa, 1865 (PRO BT99/230). NLW film 890. E.

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