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Robert Jones Derfel MSS,
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'Enwogion Cymru',

A notebook containing an incomplete draft of an article entitled 'Enwogion Cymru' published in Y Traethodydd, 1855, and later included in Derfel, R. J.: Traethodau ac Areithiau ... (Bangor, 1864).

R. J. Derfel.

Letters relating to R. J. Derfel,

Over thirty letters, 1942-4, to T. J. Roberts relating to his study of R. J. Derfel and including letters from R. T. Jenkins (2) 1942-3, David James Jones ('Gwenallt') (4) 1944, Edward R. Pease (2) 1943, and T. Hudson Williams (1) 1943. Also included are letters, 1911-13, from T. E. Nicholas to R. J. Derfel's son Edward (1) 1911, and daughter Jane (4) 1911-13, and a letter, 1914, to T. E. Nicholas from the Reverend Benjamin Humphreys, Felin-foel.

Letters to R. J. Derfel,

Ninety-seven letters and cards, 1853-1905, to Robert Jones Derfel from various correspondents including Isaac Foulkes ('Llyfrbryf') (2) 1894, Daniel Owen (1) 1894, Dr Joseph Parry (1) 1892, John Roberts ('Ieuan Gwyllt') (2) 1853-4, John Thomas ('Eifionydd') (5) 1889-1904, and William Williams ('Creuddynfab') (4) 1853-63. Also included is a draft letter of application by R. J. Derfel, c. 1852, for admission to ?Manchester Baptist College, and two greetings cards, 1903 and n.d., from him to his daughter Jane.


Manuscript and printed poems by R. J. Derfel, and other miscellaneous items, 1858-1913, including a photograph of him, 1902.

R. J. Derfel and others.


Volumes of sermons by R. J. Derfel, MS 23442 containing three sermons, 1860 and n.d., and MS 23443 eleven sermons, composed 1861-2 and originally intended for publication, with an index of texts (f. ii verso).

R. J. Derfel.

Robert Jones Derfel MSS,

  • NLW MSS 23440-23462.
  • Fonds
  • 1842-ca. 1955 /

Correspondence and papers, 1842-c. 1955, of poet and socialist Robert Jones Derfel and including letters and cards, c. 1852-1905, from various correspondents; poetry and sermons, 1842-1913; scrapbooks, 1855-1905, containing material relating to Welsh socialism, etc.; books and pamphlets; and research material, 1911-c. 1955, compiled by T. J. Roberts in the course of his study of Robert Jones Derfel.

Derfel, R. J. (Robert Jones), 1824-1905.

Scrap album,

An album containing pasted-in cuttings from newspapers and journals and other miscellaneous material by, or relating to, R. J. Derfel, 1855-1904, including manuscript and printed poetry; letters and cards to R. J. Derfel, including a letter, n.d., from Eliseus Williams ('Eifion Wyn'); and programmes and leaflets.

R. J. Derfel and others.


Volumes containing pasted-in cuttings, 1902-5, of articles and other contributions by R. J. Derfel to Welsh and English newspapers and journals, including cuttings of a series of articles in Welsh on Socialism, 'Cymdeithasiaeth', published by R. J. Derfel, under the pseudonym 'Sosialist Cymreig', in Y Cymro, 24 July 1902 - 18 June 1903, with an index of contents (pp. 91-3) (MS 23448), and 'A Brief Account of my Life', published in Llais Llafur, 5 August - 16 December 1905 (MS 23449).

R. J. Derfel.

T. J. Roberts: papers relating to R. J. Derfel,

Notebooks and papers of T. J. Roberts, 1942-c. 1955, containing research material relating to his study of R. J. Derfel, including transcripts of articles by, and letters to, R. J. Derfel, MS 23453 containing a catalogue of press cuttings and other material found in MSS 23454-23457 (ff. 1-2) and also in MSS 23443, 23446-23450 (ff. 14 verso-24 verso inverted text).

T. J. Roberts, R. J. Derfel and others.