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Album of press cuttings, etc.

  • NLW MS 11983C.
  • File
  • 1834-1904

One of two albums of the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth century (see also NLW MS 11982D), containing press cuttings, printed matter, and some manuscript material compiled probably by a member of the family of Ffoulkes of Eriviatt, Henllan, Denbighshire.
The press cuttings include obituaries of Sir Frederick Gore Ouseley, canon of Hereford Cathedral, 1889, Edmund Salusbury Ffoulkes, vicar of the University Church of St Mary the Virgin, Oxford, 1894, and Canon Howell Evans, vicar of Rhyl, 1892; accounts of the Ober-ammergau Passion Play, 1870, 1880, 1890; and articles on The Welsh Land Commission, [1894], Welsh Disestablishment, 1893, 'Discovery of Celtic Antiquities in Derbyshire', 1901, and 'New Church Chancel at Buckley', 1901. Among the printed items are hymns to be sung at the funeral of Henry Wynne Ffoulkes, Odd Rode, 1904, a memoir of Charles Butler Clough, M.A., dean and chancellor of St. Asaph, 1860, order of service at the opening of a new organ at Whittington, [1884], the charge of cruelty to a horse against Miss Frances Power Cobbe and her coachman David Evans heard at Barmouth Petty Sessions, 1902, verses to Peirce Wynne Yorke in honour of his attaining his majority, 1847, and a Form of Intercession with Almighty God on behalf of Her Majesty's Naval and Military Forces now in South Africa (marked with the rubber stamp of St. Thomas’s Church, Rhyl), 1900. The manuscript material includes verses entitled 'Mary's Ghost. A pathetic Ballad', 'Miss Elizabeth Fortescue in Italy' by T. V., 1834, and 'To some Young Ladies going to spend the Spring & Summer at Putney Heath', and a copy of the memorial inscription of Emma, fourth daughter of Capt. Beauchamp Proctor, R.N., and Anne, his wife, who died at Paris in the sixth year of her age, 1827. The volume is indexed (pp. iii-xxvi).

Articles by W. Llewelyn Williams,

Articles by W. Llewelyn Williams, 1919-[2005], including photocopies of manuscript drafts of articles on Disestablishment and the First World War; copies of his introductions to James Anthony Froude's volumes on the Tudors; and copies of various other articles on Disestablishment, the Great War and T. E. Ellis, M.P. for Meirionethshire and Liberal Chief Whip. The file also includes the booklet 'Ballads of Wales', 1919, given as a gift to his nephew, D. Morgan Evans.


Cuttings of various articles, 1861-1922 (accumulated 1912-1922), including articles by W. Llewelyn Williams on William Williams, Pantycelyn, and Sir Henry Morgan, the Buccaneer; articles and reports on his involvement in Parliamentary debates on the issue of the Disestablishment of the Church in Wales, 1913; and copies of the Bristol Mercury: Western Counties, Monmouthshire, and South Wales Advertiser, 1861, and Field: The Country Gentleman's Newspaper, 1884.

Casgliad amrywiol,

  • NLW MS 12526F.
  • File
  • [1850x1915] /

A scrap album containing manuscript and printed items, newspaper cuttings, etc., described on the first page as 'Casgliad amrywiol o eiddo Ionawryn Williams [see the preceding manuscript] yn cynnwys engreifftiau o'i ddiddordeb a'i weithgarwch. Ceir ynddo hefyd nodiadau ychwanegol ar rai o Gymry Manceinion . . .' The manuscript material includes a copy of an anonymous election manifesto addressed to the [Manchester] Welsh, denouncing the previous Conservative administration and advocating the return of Messrs. Jacob Bright and John Slagg as [Liberal] members for the city [of Manchester] [?1880]; a holograph letter from Joseph Parry, University College, Cardiff, to Mr. [Ionawryn] Williams, 1899 (reference to the writer's fifth opera King Arthur); a holograph postcard from Owen M[organ] Edwards, Oxford, to Mr. [Ionawryn] Williams, 1898 (acknowledging the receipt of 'englynion' and hymns); poems addressed to Ionawryn Williams at Bethesda [co. Caernarvon] (1900); miscellaneous other poems; a few biographical notes on Manchester Welshmen; etc. The printed items include copies of a prospectus (with order form attached) advertising Ionawryn Williams's forthcoming volume of biographies of Manchester Welshmen [see the preceding manuscript]; a handbill announcing 'A Liberal demonstration of the north east and south east divisions of the county of Lancaster' to be held at Manchester, 24 and 25 October 1879; the rules (with balance sheet and list of members and officials) of the Manchester Welsh National Society (1894-1895); the programme of the same society's activities for the session 1895-1896; menus and programmes in connection with St. David's day celebration dinners in Manchester (1891 and undated); the programme (with rules and list of officials) of the Booth Street East Young People's Literary Society for the session 1869-1870; a commemorative article on Ellis Roberts of Manchester by Ionawryn Williams (extracted from Y Cronicl, July 1893), and a similar article on Ionawryn Williams himself (extracted from Y Cronicl, October 1907). The newspaper cuttings, which form the largest class of insets, are of a varied nature. Most refer to persons and events connected with the Manchester and Salford area from the 1860's to the early twentieth century. They include, inter alia, obituary notices of Welshmen who had some connection with Manchester (e.g., Sir William Roberts, physician, ob. 1899, Professor Thomas Jones, surgeon, ob. in South Africa, 1900), Manchester news items of Welsh interest (e.g., St. David's day celebrations, meetings of Welsh societies, a meeting in connection with Welsh disestablishment in 1883), poems by Ionawryn Williams, and other miscellaneous verse.

Williams, Ionawryn.

Correspondence of William George Arthur Ormsby-Gore,

Letters to William George Arthur Ormsby-Gore, fourth Baron Harlech, from relatives, military and government colleagues, and fellow board members of national cultural institutions, 1894-1950. Recurring general topics are the disendowment of the Church in Wales, 1914; political, military and social matters during the two World Wars; Gore 's involvement with the Arab Bureau, the War Cabinet and Palestinian affairs, 1917-1942; British foreign policy and the system of colonial administration; the government, economy and culture of South Africa during Gore 's appointment as High Commissioner, 1941-1943; civil defence organisation in Yorkshire, 1941-1942; committee business of the National Gallery and other cultural institutions; preservation of London architecture, 1931-1933; and items of historical interest, including the grave of Owen Arthur Ormsby-Gore.


Letters mainly addressed to E. W. Evans, mostly in connection with contributions to Y Goleuad and other publications.
The correspondents include D[avid] Howell (Llawdden), 1888-1893 (Disestablishment, the illness of T. E. Ellis); J[ohn] Hughes, Liverpool (the writer's removal to Caernarfon); J. Elias Hughes, Ty Croes, Anglesey, [1901] (the case of W. O. Jones); John Hughes, Garston, [n.d.] (the case of W. O. Jones); R. Hughes, secretary and liquidator, The North and South Wales Newspaper Co. Ltd., 1913 (a request for rent); T. Ogwen Hughes, Oakenholt, near Flint, 1901 (the case of W. O. Jones); W. Pari Huws, [n.d.] (with verses to Goronwy Evans, Frondirion, Dolgellau); William James, Manchester, 1901-1902 (the case of W. O. Jones); [David] Brynmor Jones, Gloucester, 1889, to the Rev. R. H. Morgan [co-editor of Cymru Fydd] (the writer's contribution to Cymru Fydd on Welsh Laws); Francis John Jayne, bishop of Chester, 1889 (a press contribution); E. Jones, Denbigh, 1901 (contribution to Lladmerydd); E. James Jones, Caernarvon, 1901 (the recipient's employment as a shorthand writer for the Committee of Appeal in the case of W. O. Jones); Edward Jones, Port Dinorwic, 1901 (the case of W. O. Jones); Francis Jones, Abergele, 1901-1909 (the case of W. O. Jones, etc.); H. Jones, Liverpool, 1883 (press contributions); [Sir] Henry Jones, University of Glasgow, etc., 1919-1921 and [n.d.], with letters on his behalf and copy replies by E. W. Evans (contributions to Y Cymro, etc., Calvinistic Methodist ministerial education); J. Eiddon Jones, Bangor, 1901 (the case of W. O. Jones); J. H. Jones (Je Aitsh), Birkenhead (the removal of Y Goleuad to Liverpool); [Michael D. Jones], Bala, 1889 (the need for a political history of Merioneth; autograph cut away); James Jones, Waenfawr, 1901 (the case of W. O. Jones); Walter B. C. Jones, Estate Office, Criccieth, agent to H. J. Ellis Nanney, to David Evans, Cae Einion, Dolgellau, etc., 1888-1889 (the tenancy and conveyance of Cae Einion, payment on tithes on the owner's estate); William Jones, Liverpool, 1901 (the removal of Y Goleuad to Liverpool, the case of W. O. Jones); Lloyd Tyrell-Kenyon, 4th baron Kenyon, Whitchurch, Shropshire, [n.d.] (the restoration of Hanmer Church); John Lewis, Seacombe, 1901 (the case of W. O. Jones); [Sir] J[ohn] Herbert Lewis, House of Commons, 1901-1915 (Merioneth politics, the writer's appointment to the Local Government Board, the writer's political expenses, an appeal for the National Library of Wales Building Fund); D[aniel] L[ewis Lloyd], bishop of Bangor, 1893 (declining a request by the recipient); Hugh Lloyd, Liverpool, 1891-1901 (the removal of Y Goleuad to Liverpool, the publication of a pamphlet by Mr. - Hughes); and R. H. Lundie, D.D., Liverpool, 1894 (impressions of the C. M. Association at Pontypridd).


Letters mainly addressed to E. W. Evans, largely in connection with contributions to Y Goleuad and other publications.
The correspondents include G. Osborne Morgan, Wrexham, etc., 1887-1895 and [n.d.] (opposition to the erection of a chapel, Local Government Bill, etc.); John Morgan, Cardiff, 1901 (the case of W. O. Jones); W. Prichard-Morgan, [M.P. for Merthyr Tydfil], 1892 (interference in an appointment outside the writer’s constituency); John Morley, viscount Morley of Blackburn, 1887 (declining to write a letter); T. E. Morris, Porthmadog, 1900 (the writer’s biography, in connection with the Merioneth parliamentary election); P. D. Morse, Wolf’s Castle, 1901 (the case of W. O. Jones); Max Nettlau, Bloomsbury, 1888 (the writer’s study of Welsh dialects); Thomas George Baring, 1st earl of Northbrook, 1887 (Disestablishment); David Owen, solicitor, Bangor, 1901 (the case of W. O. Jones); J. Owen, The Deanery, St. Asaph, 1889 (declining an invitation to write to Y Goleuad); L. Owen, Llanfihangel [Glyn Myfyr], Corwen [1901] (the case of W. O. Jones); Owen J. Owen, Rockferry, 1901 (the case of W. O. Jones, the proposed Liverpool edition of Y Goleuad), with a copy reply; John Parry, Llanarmon, Mold, 1888 (a contribution to Cymru Fydd); Love Jones Parry [Madryn], 1885; Robert Parry (Robyn Ddu Eryri), Ludlow (contributions to Y Goleuad, etc.); D. Phillips, Swansea, 1890 (a publication for the writer); D. Phillips, Glogue, Llanfyrnach, 1901 (contribution to Y Goleuad, a mis-quotation by Y Tyst from Y Goleuad); Thomas Powel, University College, Cardiff, 1889 (a contribution to Y Goleuad on book-reading); Pryce Pryce-Jones, Newtown, [n.d.] (the purchase of the first number of Merionethshire News); Owen Prys, Trevecca College, etc., 1895 and [n.d.] (condolence, the function of Bala and Trevecca Colleges); Hugh Pugh [of Mostyn], [n.d.] (Mary Jones and the British and Foreign Bible Society); and H. J. Ellis Nanney, Criccieth, 1888 and [n.d.] (the writer’s treatment of the recipient’s uncle).


Letters mainly addressed to E. W. Evans, in connection with contributions to Y Goleuad and other publications; with some addressed to T. J. Hughes (Adfyfyr), editor of Cymru Fydd, and William Williams, of Dolgellau, etc.
The correspondents include Sir Edward Anwyl, Chester, 1898 (a translation by the writer's brother of Dr. Lentzner's MS); H. H. Asquith, 1895 (Welsh Church Bill); William Canton, Berkhamsted, 1910-1911 (Mary Jones and the British and Foreign Bible Society); D. Charles, Aberdovey, 1878 (the publication of a 'Memoir' by the writer); A. Crawshay, The Waverley Book Company Limited, 1913 (with an inventory of T. E. Ellis papers loaned by the recipient); R. W. Dale, Birmingham, 1886-1893 (Disestablishment, a discussion of Higher Criticism in the Welsh press); D. R. Daniel, Camberwell, [1914x1918] (recruiting for World War I); D. Charles Davies, Upper Bangor, 1885 (a centenary address by the writer, etc.); E. O. Davies, Bala, [?1907] (with a statement on the writer's duties at the Theological College at Bala); Griffith Davies, The Cottage, Walton Workhouse, Liverpool, 1901 (the publication of an account of the case of W. O. Jones); Martin Diosy, formerly secretary to [Ferencz Lajos Akos] Kossuth, from Liverpool, to the editor of Yr Amserau, 1850 (a memorial to Lord Palmerston on behalf of Kossuth and his fellow-prisoners, and the writer's proposed visit to A. J. Johnes, Garthmyl); George C. M. Douglas, Glasgow, 1894 (permission to make use of the writer's printed works on the Scriptures); Ellis Edwards, Bala, etc., 1902 and [n.d.] (Mold C. M. Association, press contributions by laymen, etc.); D. Charles Edwards, Llanbedr, Merioneth, 1901 (the case of W. O. Jones); Lewis Edwards, Bala, to various recipients, 1878-1884 and [n.d.] (an adjudication of Welsh translations from Robert Burns, the purchase of books for Bala College, etc.); O. M. Edwards, Lincoln College, Oxford, etc., 1889-1999 (the writer's co-editorship of Cymru Fydd, the writer's nomination for the parliamentary representation of Merioneth, etc.); and Principal Thomas Charles Edwards, Aberystwyth, Bala, etc., 1881-1896 and [n.d.], with some written on his behalf by his wife Mary Edwards (publications in Y Goleuad, the proposed union of Bala and Trevecca Colleges, a reply to an attack on Dr. Lewis Edwards in Y Goleuad, a proposed official Calvinistic Methodist newspaper, the death of David Morgan, Ysbyty Ystwyth, etc.); with some draft replies.


Letters mainly addressed to E. W. Evans, with at least two addressed to T. J. Hughes (Adfyfr), largely in connection with contributions to Y Goleuad and other publications.
The correspondents include W[illiam] Rathbone [M.P.], Liverpool, 1887 (declining to contribute to Cymru Fydd); W[illiam] Rees (Gwilym Hiraethog), Chester, 1882 (a preaching engagement); Stuart Rendel, Whitehall Gardens, etc., 1887 and [n.d.] (a contribution to Cymru Fydd); [Sir] John Rhys, Jesus College, Oxford, etc., 1890-1899 (Royal Commission on Sunday Closing in Wales, the death of T. E. Ellis and the recommendation of O. M. Edwards as his successor in the parliamentary representation of Merioneth); Henry Richard [M.P.], London, etc., 1887-1888 (a contribution to Cymru Fydd, comments on a Bill); D. Roberts, Liverpool (the case of W. O. Jones); Ellis Roberts (Elis Wyn o Wyrfai), vicar of Llangwm, 1887 (the recipient's treatment in Y Goleuad of a quotation in Yr Haul); E. Roberts, Hoylake, 1901 and [n.d.] (the publication of the writer's essay on Henry Richard submitted to the National Eisteddfod at Merthyr Tydfil in 1901, comments on Y Goleuad, the case of W. O. Jones); [Judge] J. Bryn Roberts, Lincoln's Inn, etc., 1892-1895 (the writer's political record, an interview with Mr. Asquith, the publication of a pamphlet, etc.); John Roberts, Abergele, 1888 (comments on the Local Government Bill); John Roberts, Rhosgoch, Anglesey, 1901 (the case of W. O. Jones); John Roberts, missionary, of Khasia, from Liverpool (an order for Y Goleuad, comments on the writer's activities); R. D. Roberts, Clare College, Cambridge, 1883 (a press contribution); Richard Roberts, The Theological College, Bala, etc., 1900-1901 (an agreement with Dr. [Ellis] Edwards, etc.); T. F. Roberts, Cardiff, 1889 (a contribution to Cymru Fydd); Tho[mas] Roberts, Bethesda, 1885 (a press contribution); T. H. Roberts, Liverpool, [1901] (the case of W. O. Jones); Archibald Philip Primrose, 5th earl of Rosebery, 1887 (the question of Establishments, declining to write an article); Wm. Bowen Rowlands, London, [n.d.] (the conduct of the Government in Ireland, Disestablishment, etc.); D[avid] Saunders, Swansea, 1888 and [n.d.] (the appointment of D. C. Davies to the principalship of Trevecca College, the writer's promise to publish a correction in Y Goleuad); William Sinclair, The Chapter House, St. Paul's Cathedral, to Goronwy Evans, 1907 (enclosing an autograph and photograph, the recipient's illness); Wm. B. Stevenson, Bala and Glasgow, 1907 (the writer's appointment to Glasgow, encloses copies of testimonials, a message to readers of Y Goleuad); Alfred Thomas, 1st baron Pontypridd, 1887 (comments on a Liberal meeting at Aberystwyth); D. Lleufer Thomas, London, 1895 (encloses a bibliography re. Royal Commission on Land in Wales and Monmouthshire); John Thomas (of J. and L. Thomas, importers of provisions), Stanley Street, Liverpool, 1901 (the removal of recipient's business to Liverpool); John Thomas, Congregational minister, Liverpool, 1891 (an account of the funeral of the writer's brother Owen Thomas); W. Cornwallis West, Lymington, Hampshire, 1888 (comments on Local Government Bill); Edmund Swetenham (incomplete; comments on Local Government Bill); Alexander Whyte, Edinburgh, [n.d.] (impressions of a visit to Bala College); A. Osmond Williams, Penrhyndeudraeth, 1900 (the writer's political and public confession); John Williams, Gilfach, Bargoed, to Goronwy Evans, 1908 (the writer's health); O. Gaianydd Williams, Roe Wen, Tal-y-Cafn, [1901] (the case of W. O. Jones); W. Williams, Swansea, 1884-1894 (the writer's publications, a controversy concerning Edward Matthews, Ewenny, etc.); W. Williams, Liverpool, 1901 (the case of W. O. Jones); W. Williams, Ardwick, Manchester, 1901 (the case of W. O. Jones); and R. H. Wyatt, Westminster, 1888 (the eviction of recipient's father). Also included in the group are a statement concerning the writer's tenancy of Cae Einion, Dolgellau (incomplete); a note of the opinion of [?Owen] Robyns-Owen on the desirability of publishing evidence in the case of W. O. Jones; a copy of a letter, [1803], from L. Hughes, secretary to Samuel Horsley, bishop of St. Asaph, to the Rev. Simon Lloyd, [Plas-yn-dre, Bala], requesting him to attend at the Palace on 2 November next for examination previous to being licensed to the perpetual curacy of Llanuwchllyn (with references to the adherence of the recipient and his family to 'Methodistical Tenets'); a copy of part of a report by Simon Lloyd of the examination (the former part being lost); and a copy of a letter, [3 November, 1803], from Geo. Robson, from the Palace, St. Asaph, to Simon Lloyd, requesting the return of the recipient's letters of orders, his nomination to the curacy of Llanuwchllyn, and his letters testimonial (see D. E. Jenkins, The Life of the Rev. Thomas Charles… Vol. II (1908)).

D. A. Thomas (Viscount Rhondda) Papers,

  • GB 0210 DATMAS
  • Fonds
  • 1874-1934 /

Papers of D. A. Thomas, Viscount Rhondda, including letters to D. A. Thomas on political matters such as working conditions in the mining industry, education, church disestablishment, and the temperance movement, 1891-1910 (mainly 1891-1895); drafts and copies of letters from D. A. Thomas on similar subjects, 1891-1895; miscellaneous letters, 1893-1895; subject files, 1874-1917, on the coal industry, including the Cambrian Navigation Collieries, the Mining Association of Great Britain, the South Wales Liberal Federation, temperance and disestablishment; scrapbooks of press cuttings, 1894-1927, relating to Cymru Fydd, D.A Thomas, Merthyr politics and Keir Hardie, the Lusitania, and Lady Rhondda; miscellaneous items, 1897-1934, including genealogical material and congratulatory addresses to D.A.T.; circulars and memoranda.

Thomas, D. A. (David Alfred), 1856-1918.

Letters to T. Huws Davies,

  • NLW MS 16354D.
  • File
  • 1906-1930.

Some thirty-eight letters, 1906-1930, in English and Welsh, addressed to Thomas Huws Davies, relating to the work of the Welsh Church Commission (of which he was secretary, 1914-1940) and to other religious bodies in Wales and the Welsh Church Acts.
Among the correspondents are J. H. Davies, 1913 (ff. 5-10), A. G. Edwards, Archbishop of Wales, 1909-1923 (ff. 13-15, 17), E. T. John, 1930 (ff. 21-24), Frank Morgan, 1920 (f. 27), Sir H[enry] W. Primrose, 1918-1919 (ff. 28-41), Alfred Thomas, Baron Pontypridd, 1913 (ff. 48-49), R[ichard] M[acaulay] Thomas, 1909-1911 (ff. 50-57), Sir John Williams, 1909 (f. 58), and W. Llewelyn Williams, 1910-1917 (ff. 61-70). Also included are one letter each from Davies, 1919 (ff. 42-45), and A. G. Edwards, 1920 (f. 16), to Sir H. W. Primrose; a letter from C[harles] P[restwich] Scott to J. Arthur Price, 1912 (f. 47); and two drafts of a letter by Davies, on behalf of the Home Secretary, published in The Times, 17 June 1912, p. 4 (ff. 71-77).

Davies, T. Huws (Thomas Huws), 1882-1940.

Letters to the Rev. C. Tawelfryn Thomas (P-W),

Fifty-five holograph and autograph letters and postcards (surnames P-W), 1879-1938, addressed to the Rev. C. Tawelfryn Thomas. Frequent references to the Rev. Evan Jones (Ieuan Gwynedd) in the correspondence relate mostly to Thomas's biography, Cofiant Darluniadol Mewn Rhyddiaeth a Chân i'r Diweddar Barch. Evan Jones... (Dolgellau, 1909).
The correspondents are [the Rev.] B[enjamin] Phillips, Temple Bar, Talsarn, [18]98 (information re the Rev. M[oses] Rees [1796-1856, Congregational minister]); Tho[ma]s Price, Ffaldybrenin, Llandeilo, 1886 (the MSS. of Mr. Hughes, Groeswen); [the Rev. Evan Rees] (Dyfed), Cardiff, 1881-[19]15 (3) (a preaching engagement, an enquiry re verses by [the Rev. William Williams] 'yr hen Bantycelyn', the death of [William Williams] (Ap Caledfryn) in 1915); [the Rev. Jonathan] Machreth [Rees], Penygroes and London, 1889-1903 (3) (personal, a meeting at Rhyl ? relating to the Independent College, Bala (1889), preaching engagements, an offer to lecture at Y Groeswen, mention of ? ministerial acquaintances); [Sarah Jane Rees] (Cranogwen), Llangranog, [19]08 (personal); [the Rev.] Thomas Rees, Abertawy, 1882 (statistics of membership of [Congregational] churches in Wales); [Principal] T[homas] Rees, Bala-Bangor Independent College, Bangor, 1912-15 (2) (collections for the college); [the Rev.] J. Alun Roberts, Carnarvon and Trefriw, 1882 (4) (preaching engagements); J[oh]n H. Roberts, Casnewydd ar Wysg, [19]07 (a lecture by recipient); [the Rev.] Ll[oyd] B[ryniog] Roberts, Caernarfon, 1888 (personal, news of acquaintances); [the Rev. Richard] Gwylfa [Roberts], Porthdinorwic, 1896 (personal, preaching engagements); Principal T[homas] F[rancis] Roberts, University College of Wales, Aberystwyth, 1906-07 (2) (personal); [Robert David Rowland] (Anthropos), Caernarfon, 1880 (personal); [the Rev.] E[dward] Stephen [Tanymarian], [18]82-4 (3) (preaching engagements, enclosing an englyn, comments on an unspecified book, the publication of sermons, etc.); Alfred Thomas, London, 1908 (2) (a search for copies of the periodicals The Standard of Freedom and The Pathway, an article or chapter (in English) the writer was contributing to recipient's proposed biography of Ieuan Gwynedd); Alfred Thomas [MP for East Glamorganshire, aft. baron Pontypridd], London, 1901 (wishing recipient luck in a School Board election, recipient's aid to the writer in his first parliamentary election); [Sir] D[aniel] Lleufer Thomas, Whitchurch and Swansea, 1932-5 (2) (personal, material given by recipient to the [National] Library [of Wales], suggestions re more such material); Dewi Thomas, Torquay, [19]32 (personal, forwarding a copy of [James] Rendel Harris, The Guiding Hand of God); [Edward Thomas] (Cochfarf), [undated] (extracts from George Eyre Evans, Cardiganshire… its Antiquities… [(Aberystwyth, 1903)] relating to Zoar Congregational Church, Llanbadarn, and [the Rev.] Azariah Shadrach [1774-1844, Congregational minister]); [the Rev.] John Thomas, Merthyr, 1890 (preaching engagements); [the Rev.] J[ohn] Evelyn Thomas, Bournemouth, [190]9 (personal, recipient's book on Ieuan Gwynedd, reference to 'the Disestab[lishment] question'); Tho[ma]s Thomas, Pontypridd, 1879 (3) (preparations for ordaining recipient as minister [of Groes Wen and associated Congregational Churches], news of the churches, comments on the controversy relating to the Independent College, Bala); Thomas Thomas [?the same as in the preceding letters], Trecynon, 1904-05 (3) (personal, the religious revival in Trecynon, a proposed visit to Groes Wen by revivalists from Trecynon); D. J. Williams, County School, Bethesda, [19]38 (the writer's attempt to compile a list of former students of Bala-Bangor [Independent College]); [Eliseus Williams] (Eifion Wyn), Porthmadog, [18]97-[19]08 and [undated] (7) (personal, preaching engagements, enclosing a draft of six stanzas in memory of Ieuan [Gwynedd]); [the Rev.] J[ohn] J[ames] Williams, Pentre, [undated] (enclosing englynion [relating to Ieuan Gwynedd]); [the Rev. John Owen Williams] (Pedrog), Liverpool, 1894 (inclination not to accept a call to Tabernacle [Congregational] Church, Ynysybwl); [the Rev. Rowland Williams] (Hwfa Môn), Bryn Hwfa, 1885 (a ?lecturing engagement at Y Groeswen); [the Rev. Watkin Hezekiah Williams] (Watcyn Wyn), Ammanford, 1896-1904 (2) (personal, a preaching engagement, enclosing englynion to the graveyard at Groes Wen (1896), and four stanzas (missing) composed in seeing a certain portrait of Ieuan Gwynedd); W[illiam] Williams, Medical Officer of Health, Glamorgan County Council, Cardiff, 1908 (information relating to Ieuan Gwynedd); and J. Wilson [London], 1893 (Joseph Chamberlain's attitude to the [Welsh Church] Suspensory Bill).


An agreement, 23 February, 1846, for the lease by Griffith Howell Vaughan, esq., of Rug, Merioneth, to Griffith Owen, of Vaner, parish of Llanelltyd; an indenture, 1 May, 1848, of apprenticeship for five years of Joseph Roberts of Rose Street, Ruthin, as master in Ruthin British School (Edward Jones of Brynhyfryd, esq., James Maurice of Well Street, esq., and John Jones of Market Place, Ruthin, managers, and John Edmunds of Ruthin, master) (a printed appendix contains extracts from minutes of the Committee of Council on Education, 21 December, 1846, and endorsed is an assignment of the original indenture to James Cromwell, successor to John Edmunds, 27 November, 1850); an unexecuted agreement for the lease from Hugh John Ellis Nanney of Gwynfryn, parish of Llanstymddwy, Caernarvonshire, esq., to David Evans of Cae Einion, Dolgelley, Merioneth, from year to year, commencing 25 March, 1887, of the farm called Cae Einion; a declaration signed by thirty-two students of Trevecca College, 11 November, 1889, denying statements made in Yr Haul 'concerning the intended secession of any student to the Church of England'; a galley proof of an article entitled 'Mr. Lloyd George, M.P., and the Goleuad', relating to Disestablishment and the bearing of Mr. Lloyd George's political action on Welsh Liberal policy, together with manuscript observations by Sir E. J. Reed, M.P. for Cardiff; a pedigree of the family of Jones of Llanio, Cardiganshire; miscelaneous poetry of Dolgelley interest (e.g. verses on the occasion of the marriage of Joseph Roberts, C.M., British School, and Miss Annie Jones, Penbryn, Dolgellau, 1860); a receipt for poor rate for the parish of Dolgelley, 1846; press cuttings, 1888, relating to the case of H. J. Ellis Nanney and his Merioneth tenants; Morris Charles Jones: Valle Crucis Abbey ... (London, 1866), bearing the name of R[ichard] Williams [Celynog, Newtown], 20 October, 1866; and 'Etholiad Cyffredinol 1900. Miss Meirion: Hanes ei Charwriaeth, ei Gwaeledd, ei Thranc, a'i Chynhebrwng. Gan Tudur Llwyd' (3rd edition).

Sir Samuel Thomas Evans Papers,

  • GB 0210 SAMANS
  • Fonds
  • 1875-1920 /

Papers of Sir Samuel Thomas Evans, comprising correspondence, 1876-1920, including letters relating to D. Lloyd-George, personal matters, such as family matters, UCW Essay Prize and Evans' death, political matters and the Welsh Church Commission; miscellaneous political papers, leaflets, notes etc, [1890]-[1910]; miscellaneous notes, pamphlets, notebooks etc. of a personal nature, 1875-[1919]; speeches and notes, [1900-1918]; papers relating to the Welsh Church disestablishment question, [1893], [1908x1910]; legal cases, 1894, 1910-1918; press cuttings, [1890x1918]; and miscellaneous material, 1881-1916.

Evans, S. T. (Samuel Thomas), 1859-1918

Thomas Gee papers

  • NLW MS 11011E.
  • File
  • [1869x1912]

Papers relating to Thomas Gee, Calvinistic Methodist minister, journalist and politician, of Denbigh, including a biography; extracts from her father's letters sent by Mrs. S. M. Matthews, Amlwch, to Mr. Jones [?T. Gwynn Jones], 1912; 'Adgofion am fy Anwyl Dad' [Thomas Gee] written in pencil by one of his children; correspondence, 1891, between Thomas Gee (copies of letters) and St. John Charlton, Cholmondeley, Malpas, Cheshire, concerning the tithe of Eglwys-Wen farm, which Thomas Gee held as tenant; reports of Sunday Schools in the Ruthin District, 1887-1888; extracts from the minute book of 'Cyfarfodydd Ysgolion Dosbarth Rhuthyn', 1882-1898, containing references to Thomas Gee; press cuttings relating to Thomas Gee's Education Scheme, 1896; notes on the Land Question; sermon notes; verses in memory of Thomas Gee, 1898; and a few printed items including a circular, February, 1893, containing Thomas Gee's suggestions for the Disendowment of the Church of England in Wales, and a copy of the Disestablishment Bill, 1895.

Thomas Gee and others.

Viscount Sankey (Welsh Church Disestablishment) Papers,

  • GB 0210 SANKEY
  • Fonds
  • 1853-1972 (accumulated [c. 1914]-1972) /

Papers relating to the disestablishment of the Church in Wales including pamphlets and speeches debating the cases for and against disestablishment and discussing the drafting of schemes and amendments; papers used as research for the drawing of the Constitution; drafts and printed copies including amendments of the Constitution of the Church in Wales, and schemes for the Governing Body, the Representative Body, and the establishment of Ecclesiastical Courts; schedules of revised statutes; papers relating to the Convention of the Church in Wales held in 1917; papers relating to questions and disputes arising from the disestablishment; papers relating to the work of the Governing Body and the Representative Body; papers relating to the Joint Committee of the Church in Wales; papers relating to stipends, livings and benefactions; correspondence between Viscount Sankey and various dignitaries of the Church in Wales and other individuals; and other papers relating to the disestablishment and the Church in Wales, 1853-1948, 1972. -- Also included within this archive are the papers of Frank Morgan relating to the Constitution of the Church in Wales, mainly comprising correspondence with C. A. H. Green, 1910-1934, but also including a manuscript draft of the Constitution in the hand of C. A. H. Green; and papers of Derrick Greenslade Childs on Viscount Sankey and the disestablishment, [1948]-[c. 1965].

Sankey, John Sankey, Viscount, 1866-1948.