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  • 1955-1998 (Creation)

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36 cm (1200 items, approx)

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E. G. Bowen (Emrys George Bowen) (1900-1983) was born at Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire, and graduated from the University College of Wales, Aberystwyth in 1923, with first class honours in Geography. He then studied for a Masters degree (1926). After becoming Cecil Prosser Research Fellow at the Welsh National School of Medicine, he returned to Aberystwyth as an assistant lecturer, becoming Gregynog Professor of Geography and Anthroplogy in 1946 until his retirement in 1968. On his retirement, he lectured on church history. He was deeply interested in historical geography and settlement studies. His first published book was Wales, A Study in Geography and History (1941). His writings covered geography, archaeology, history (especially proto-history of the Dark Ages), culture and society of Wales.

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The file comprises card index entries covering Condry's own writing, photographs, bibliographies and other literary sources, birds, fish, animals, insects, plants, trees, habitats, climate, important figures such as George Borrow and Thoreau, and places of interest, with a section specifically about Ynys-hir. Some notes are quite detailed, accompanied by relevant cuttings and correspondence, which includes letters from Prof. E. G. Bowen, 1982, regarding St Beuno and Bardsey, Arthur Chater, 1963, 1992, on history books of Welsh interest and a plant species, Pip Miles on entomology, 1958, 1975, Derek [Ratcliffe], 1981, mainly concerning peregrine falcons, H. R. H. ('Taff') Vaughan, 1976-1977, on the history of local industries, and Irene ('Benjamin') Vaughan (1976), on the wild service tree.

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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 2018 and the General Data Protection Regulation 2018 in relation to any processing by them of personal data obtained from modern records held at the Library. = Disgwylir i ddarllenwyr sydd am ddefnyddio papurau modern yn Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru gydymffurfio â Deddf Warchod Data 2018 a Rheoliadau Diogelu Data Cyffredinol 2018 yng nghyd-destun unrhyw brosesu ganddynt o ddata personol a gasglwyd o gofnodion modern sydd ar gadw yn y Llyfrgell. Nodir y manylion yn yr wybodaeth a roddir wrth wneud cais am Docyn Darllen

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Copyright of William Condry’s writings belongs to Mrs Penny Condry, Ynys Edwin, Eglwys-fach, nr Machynlleth, Powys, September 2000.
Usual copyright laws apply

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Preferred citation: LP6/5

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