Yr American; yn Cynwys Nodau ar Daith O Ddyffryn Ohio i Gymru golwg ar Dalaeth Ohio, Hanes Sefydliadau Cymreig yn America . . .

B.W. Chidlaw, A.M.
Publication details: 
Llanrwst: Argraffwyd, Gan John Jones, 1840.
SKU: 2989

48pp., 12mo, unopened save title, original green wrappers, chipped, good condition"Yr Ail Argraffiad" (Second edition - no record found of a "First"). The author, in a "Notice" (the only English in the work), says "I have disposed of my Book called "The American," to Mr. J. Jones Printer, Llanrwst, and grant to him all the right and Claim to the same. / B.W. Chidlaw, A.M. / Paddy's Run, Ohio. / Llanrwst Decr. 25, 1839. The purpose of the pamphlet is to encourage Welsh emigration to Ohio, Indiana and Illinois at an interesting time. It was translated twice (1911 and 1978) and a description of the latter says that the subtitle is "A look at the State of Ohio Notes on a Journey from the Ohio Valley to Wales History of Welsh Settlements in Ohio. Copies are held (NSTC) by Harvard, the Bodleian, the British Library and Library of Congress. NSTC describes this 1840 edition as the "Second Edition" (translation of "Yr Ail Argraffwyd"??) but records no other.