- 1837-1938 / (Creation)
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Name of creator
The Rev. Cadwaladr Tawelfryn Thomas (1856-1939) was minister of the Congregational Church, Y Groes-wen, Glamorgan, 1880-1926. He was a hymn writer and had an interest in Welsh poetry, corresponding with many contemporary poets. He acquired some manuscripts of his friend William Cosslett (Gwilym Elian, 1831-1904), a colliery official at Hendredenny Colliery, near Caerphilly, and a successful local poet.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
NLW MSS 9712-5; Rev. C. Tawelfryn Thomas (per Sir D. Lleufer Thomas); Taff's Well; Donation; February 1935
NLW MSS 12895-9; Rev. C. Tawelfryn Thomas; Pontllanffraith; Donation; June 1938
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Scope and content
Papers of the Rev. C. Tawelfryn Thomas, 1837-1938, comprising letters addressed to him from religious, literary and political figures, 1874-1938, mainly about biographical details of historical and contemporary ministers and poets, eisteddfod competitions, publication of books and articles, including Thomas's own work on Ieuan Gwynedd, the Independent College in Bala, personal matters, preaching engagements and ministers' appointments; stanzas composed by him; and poetry by William Cosslett (Gwilym Elian) and others, 1837-1903.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
Action: All records donated to the National Library of Wales have been retained..
Accruals are not expected.
System of arrangement
Arranged according to NLW MSS reference numbers: NLW MSS 9712-5, 12895-9.
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Conditions governing access
Readers consulting modern papers in the National Library of Wales are required to abide by the conditions set out in information provided when applying for their Readers' Tickets, whereby the reader shall become responsible for compliance with the Data Protection Act 1998 in relation to any processing by them of personal data obtained from modern records held at the Library.
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Usual copyright laws apply.
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Physical characteristics and technical requirements
NLW MSS 9712-9715 are described in more detail in the former catalogue NLW, Schedule of Tawelfryn Thomas Papers (1935).
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Description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) 2nd ed.; AACR2; and LCSH
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Dates of creation revision deletion
April 2003, April 2013.
The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: NLW, Schedule of Tawelfryn Thomas Papers; NLW, Handlist of Manuscripts; NLW, Guide to the Department of Manuscripts and Records (1994); and Dictionary of Welsh Biography down to 1940 (London, 1959)
Compiled by Annette Strauch for the ANW project, and revised by Rhys Morgan Jones.