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Isallt Papers
Dr Robert Roberts of Blaenau Ffestiniog, Merionethshire, born in 1839, was a physician, a poet, a musician and a fisherman. Also known by his bardic name "Isallt", he composed numerous melodies and poems, taking a particular interest in the strict Welsh meter known as Cynghanedd . He was a keen supporter of the Eisteddfod and in the 1898 National Eisteddfod he served as the chairman of the Music Committee. The collection consists of verses and melodies by "Isallt", mainly in Welsh and undated, although there are a few exceptions. A few are printed or photocopies of manuscripts and a number are compositions for harp. There are also letters as well as a fish and fly book with graphic drawings (labelled) of fishing flies, 1908.
  • Manuscript music
  • Printed music
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ca. 1910 -
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University of Wales, Bangor, Department of Archives and Manuscripts
College Road,The Main Library, University of Wales, Bangor Bangor GWYNEDD LL57 2DG United Kingdom
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01248 382966
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