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Geraint Dyfnallt Owen MSS,
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Typescript of an unpublished novel 'Cwmsgwt' submitted by Geraint Dyfnallt Owen, 1980s, for publication by Gwasg Gwynedd, Caernarfon; together with a report on the work by a professional reader (f. i).

Geraint Dyfnallt Owen.


Diaries of Geraint Dyfnallt Owen, comprising diary entries in Welsh, 9-23 January 1928, as an undergraduate student at Aberystwyth (MS 23325B); diaries, mainly in English, 8 February-3 December 1931, while at Oxford (MSS 23326B-23327A, the latter also including an account of a visit to Brittany, 23 July-7 September 1931); and diaries spanning the period spent as a Research Fellow of UCW, Aberystwyth, 1932-1936 (MSS 23328-23333A), and as a member of staff of the BBC in Cardiff and Swansea, 1937-1938 (MSS 23334-23336B) and London, 1940-1941 (MS 23337B). This last diary, written in Welsh, contains a commentary on the progress of the Second World War, including the background to certain events and forecasts concerning their outcome.

Geraint Dyfnallt Owen.

Geraint Dyfnallt Owen MSS,

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  • 1897-1994 /

Papers, 1897-1994, of Geraint Dyfnallt Owen mainly comprising correspondence and travel journals reflecting Owen's involvement with Welsh and European history, politics and culture. There are also letters, 1929-1951, to and from Owen and his parents the Reverend and Mrs John Dyfnallt Owen. Letters from Breton cultural and religious leader Jean-Marie (Yann-Vari) Perrot, donated with other papers by Dr Geraint Dyfnallt Owen in 1979, have been incorporated in this group (NLW MS 23322D).

Owen, Geraint Dyfnallt

Journal of tour,

A journal of a tour in Germany, August - September 1936, undertaken by Geraint Dyfnallt Owen and his parents.

Geraint Dyfnallt Owen.

Journal of tour,

A journal of a tour in Germany and Poland, July 1939, undertaken by Geraint Dyfnallt Owen and his parents. Centred mainly on Danzig (Gdansk), it contains comments on the political climate, including the situation regarding the Jews.

Geraint Dyfnallt Owen.

Journal of tour,

A journal of a visit to Brittany, 10 July - 8 August 1933, by Geraint Dyfnallt Owen and his parents, containing references to Breton political and cultural activities including comments on the nationalist movement and accounts of meetings with prominent activists.

Geraint Dyfnallt Owen.

Letters of J. M. Perrot,

Some sixty letters and cards, 1927-39, to Geraint Dyfnallt Owen, mostly from the Abbé Jean-Marie (Yann-Vari) Perrot (1877-1943), Breton cultural and religious leader, but also including letters, 1933-9, from his secretary Henri Caouissin. As well as containing personal news the letters include references to nationalism in Brittany and to prominent political activists.

Jean-Marie Perrot and Herri Caouissin.

Letters to 'Dyfnallt',

Ten letters, 1897-1951, to the Reverend John Dyfnallt Owen. The correspondents include T. Gwynn Jones (1) 1926, Dr Kate Roberts (1) 1928, J. M. Perrot (1) 1930 and Édouard Bachellery (2) 1936-51.

Letters to Geraint Dyfnallt Owen,

Letters, 1920-77, to Geraint Dyfnallt Owen from various correspondents including Édouard Bachellery (2) 1934-5, W. Ambrose Bebb (1) 1935, Aneirin Talfan Davies (7) 1939-77, Roparz Hemon (1) 1937, T. Gwynn Jones (3) 1937-44, Sir J. E. Lloyd (3) 1936-7, Bob Owen, Croesor (1) 1932, and Alun Llywelyn-Williams (19) 1940-5.

Llythyrau at Geraint Dyfnallt Owen,

Letters, 1931-51, to Geraint Dyfnallt Owen from his father the Reverend John Dyfnallt Owen ('Dyfnallt'; 1873-1956), containing personal and family news, comments on the progress of the war, and news of religious, political and cultural affairs in Wales.

Dyfnallt, 1873-1956


Letters, 1929, 1931, 1939-46, from Geraint Dyfnallt Owen to his parents the Reverend and Mrs John Dyfnallt Owen, Carmarthen. Mostly written between 1939 and 1946, they provide a record of his wartime experiences while working for the BBC in London, 1939-42, and of the period spent as a member of the Armed Forces, based in Romania, during and after the Second World War.

Geraint Dyfnallt Owen.

Meibion Myrddin,

Two incomplete typescript drafts, one with autograph revision, of the first chapters of 'Meibion Myrddin', an unpublished novel by Geraint Dyfnallt Owen, ?1980s.

Geraint Dyfnallt Owen.

Notes relating to Brittany,

Two notebooks containing notes and extracts relating to Brittany by Geraint Dyfnallt Owen, c. 1928, NLW MS 23341A containing notes on Sir John Norris and the Breton campaign of 1591 (ff. 43 verso - 61 verso inverted text), and on the Breton folklorist Count Théodore Hersart de la Villemarqué (ff. 2-27), and NLW MS 23342B containing notes on, and extracts from, manuscripts of Breton interest in the National Library of Wales, with special reference to La Villemarqué.

Geraint Dyfnallt Owen.

The Devil and Mr Mann,

Typescript of an unpublished work by Geraint Dyfnallt Owen, c. 1992, entitled 'The Devil and Mr Mann: an interlude in five scenes'.

Geraint Dyfnallt Owen.

Yr Ynys Wamal,

Typescript of 'Yr Ynys Wamal', the unpublished sequel, 1980s, to Geraint Dyfnallt Owen's novel Cwymp y Blaid Wreiddiol (Caernarfon, 1981); together with a report on the work by a professional reader (ff. i-vi).

Geraint Dyfnallt Owen and others.