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ROBERTS , EDWARD ( fl. end of 18th cent. ), editor ,

of Tynewydd , Cefnddwysarn , near Bala, Mer. In 1794 he edited a composite volume called Casgliad Defnyddiol o waith Amryw Awdwyr , consisting mainly of nine letters composed by Elis Roberts (‘ Elis y Cowper ,’ q.v.) as religious exhortations to his fellow countrymen. The volume also contained instructions on reading and writing Welsh by Thomas Jones , an account of the visions of one Richard Brightly , religious conversations, and a translation of a religious poem by Ralph Erskine .


  • Cambrian Bibliography (Llanidloes, 1869) , 685.


Griffith Milwyn Griffiths, M.A., Aberystwyth

Published date: 1959