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Edwards, Thomas Charles, 1837-1900
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The file comprises an album kept by O. M. Edwards while he was an undergraduate student at the University College of Wales, Aberystwyth. It contains a large number of autographs, poems and cuttings, various notes, and several letters addressed to Edwards. The correspondents include J. Mortimer Angus, Lewis Edwards, Y Bala, Thomas Charles Edwards (2), Ellis Jones Ellis-Griffith, John Edward Lloyd and John H. Puleston. There is also a stray letter written by O. M. Edwards.

Angus, J. Mortimer (John Mortimer), 1850-1945

Biographical sketches,

Biographical sketches of, or notes on, the Reverend David Charles Davies, principal of the Calvinistic Methodist College, Trefeca; the Reverend Lewis Edwards, principal of the Calvinistic Methodist College, Bala; the Reverend Thomas Charles Edwards, principal of the University College of Wales, Aberystwyth, and later of the Calvinistic Methodist College, Bala; the Reverend John Elias ['o Fôn'], Calvinistic Methodist minister; the Reverend Christmas Evans, Baptist minister; the Reverend Evan Herber Evans, principal of Bala-Bangor Congregational College, Bangor; John Thomas ('Eos Gwynedd'), of Pentrefoelas [co. Denbigh], poet; Lewis Thomas, son of the aforesaid John Thomas; and John Thomas, of Llanrwst, son of the said Lewis Thomas.


Letters addressed mainly to John Matthews, on political and literary matters, by T. F. Burton, Cromer, 1830; M. Daniel, Carmarthen, 1868; David Davies, Llandinam, 1868; Evan Davies, Swansea, 1868-9; J. Davies, Llandyssul, 1869; J. C. Davies, Holywell, 1869 (to G. O. Morgan); J. Lloyd Davies, London, 1855; Lewis Davies, Merthyr Tydfil, 1859; Edward Drury, Bala, 1825; Lewis Edwards, Bala, 1868; Thomas Charles Edwards, Bala, 1849-59; E. Ellis, Bettws y Coed; Griffith Ellis, Aberystwyth, 1867; A. M. Evans, Cardigan, 1868; H. C. Fryer; John Griffiths ('Y Gohebydd'), 1869; Edward Hall, Aberystwyth, 1901; Thomas Harris, Landyssul, 1868; J. and H. Hughes, Aberystwyth, 1869: John Jenkins, Chester, 1868; Messrs. Jones, Francis, & Bosanquet, London, 1864; David Jones, Aberystwyth, 1856; G. Jones, London; J. H. Jones, Aberaeron, 1868-9; Thomas Jones, Manchester, 1869; A. L. Lewis, Bethesda, 1861; W. L. Lewis, Berriew, 1870; Morgan Lloyd, 1840-5; Thomas D. Lloyd, Bronwydd, 1868-70; Anne Matthews, 1833; John Matthews, 1827-68; Jane Owens, Aberystwyth, 1870; Robert Parry ('Robyn Ddu Eryri'), 1839; W. Pierce, Penllwyn, 1858; E. L. Pryse, 1868; E. W. Richards, London, 1831; Henry Richard, 1828-69; E. M. Richards, 1868-70; Sloane Richards, 1869; I. Roberts, Manchester, 1835; John Roberts ('Ieuan Gwyllt'), 1853; John C. Roberts, Utica, 1870; D. M. Rowlands, Swansea, 1869-70; H. Sandwith, Belgrade, 1876; Edward Stephen ('Tanymarian'), 1858; B. T. Williams, London, 1869; Evan Williams, Merthyr, 1869; and W. R. Williams, Rhyl, 1869; and miscellanea. Also two letters to John Matthews, Amlwch, son of John Matthews, junior.


  • NLW MS 9493B.
  • File
  • 1849-1925.

Letters mainly addressed to H. Cernyw Williams by Elias H. Jones, Llangernyw, 1905, Henry Jones, Glasgow, 1897-1921, Charles Davies, Liverpool and Cardiff, 1883-1925, Thomas Charles Edwards, Aberystwyth and Bala, 1886-1895, C. H. Spurgeon, 1887-1888, and Owen Thomas, Newtown (to John Williams at Pwllheli), 1849.


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.

Edwards correspondence,

  • NLW MS 12195B.
  • File
  • 1859-1882 /

Holograph letters from Lewis Edwards, Bala, to his son Llewelyn, 1864-1882 (5) (the recipient's health and his studies, the birth of the recipient's son and heir, the proposed opening of the Bala-Festiniog railway, personal); from Lewis Edwards, from Hyde Park, London, to his wife Jane, 1874 (personal); from T[homas] C[harles] Edwards, from Stratford-on-Avon and from Leamington, to his brother Llewelyn, 1867 (the writer's marriage and return to Liverpool); and from Thomas Charles [Edwards] to his mother, undated (the writer's proposed marriage, personal). Also included in the volume is a prayer, in Welsh, by T. C. Edwards, 1859.

Edwards, Lewis, 1809-1887

Family correspondence

Correspondence of David Charles and members of his family, including his letters, 1844-1846, to Mary Watkins (née Jones) and, 1868-1874, to his daughter Annie; a letter, 1856, to David Charles from Thomas Charles Edwards; letters of condolence, 1878-1879, upon David Charles's death, and, 1883, upon the death of his widow.

General letters to O. M. Edwards

The file includes letters from J. Gwynoro Davies (6), 1881-1883, Ellis Edwards (2), 1881, Thomas Charles Edwards, 1883, Thomas Edward Ellis (2), 1883, J. Puleston Jones, 1880.

Davies, J. Gwynoro (John Gwynoro), 1855-1935

Hebrew and scriptural notes

A Hebrew-English vocabulary, scriptural notes and a copy of replies by Thomas Charles Edwards to queries raised by W. O. Jones relating to points of Christian doctrine.

Letters A-E,

The first of seven volumes of about six hundred letters mainly addressed to Thomas Gee and relating to a variety of subjects particularly in the fields of education, temperance reform, religious movements, and political questions. -- The principal correspondents are H. Adams, Ruthin, 1868; William Ambrose ('Emrys'), 1865; R. Myddelton Biddulph, 1868; John Bright, 1866-85; Joseph Chamberlain, 1885-90; David Charles, Abercarn and Aberystwyth, 1866-9; Sir Robert A. Cunliffe, 1872, 85; Dr. R. W. Dale, 1885; David Davies, Oshkosh, Wisconsin, 1898; Sir. D. S. Davies, 1892; W. Cadwaladr Davies, 1884; O. M. Edwards, 1889-91; Principal Thomas Charles Edwards, 1889; Thomas E. Ellis, Dr. E. Herber Evans, 1877; E. Vincent Evans, 1898; S. T. Evans, 1891-3; and William Evans, Chester, 1883-4.

Letters: Edwards, A-Z,

The correspondents include: A. G. Edwards, Bishop of St Asaph (later Archbishop of Wales) (3), 1910-1923, Professor Edward Edwards, Aberystwyth (11), 1908-1926, Principal Ellis Edwards, Bala (3), 1904-1906, Frank Edwards MP (13), 1907-1926, Ifan ab Owen Edwards (16), 1920-1926 (together with a reference, August 1924, which J. H. Davies wrote for Ifan ab Owen Edwards), J. Hugh Edwards (3), 1895-1901, J. Kelt Edwards (5), 1916-1917, and Principal Thomas Charles Edwards (5), 1891-1897.

Edwards, Alfred George, 1848-1937

Letters to C. Tawelfryn Thomas (A-O),

Letters, 1876-1915, mainly addressed to C. Tawelfryn Thomas, from R. G. Berry, Gwaelod-y-garth; E. Bush, Caerphilly, 1886; R. A. Caledfryn, London, 1876; D. E. Coleman, Mountain Ash, 1881; Charles Davies, Cardiff, 1889; David Davies, Weston-super-mare and Brighton, 1883-1888; Ebenezer Davies, Ruthin, 1880; J. Davies, Blackburn, 1892; John Davies, Pentyrch, 1888; J. R. Davies, Cardiff, 1893; John M. Davies, Menai Bridge, 1894; P. Davies, Pant-teg, 1894; T. R. Davies, Bala and Blaenau Ffestiniog, 1876-1883; Thomas Davies (Bethel), 1882; Thomas Davies, Treforris, 1893; W. Davies, Llandilo, 1896; Thomas Charles Edwards, Aberystwyth, 1889; Wmffre Elis, Llangwm, 1878; D. Silyn Evans, Aberdare; E. Herber Evans, Caernarvon and Bangor, 1888-1894; J. T. Evans, Bodringallt, 1889; James D. Evans, Pontypridd, 1915; M. O. Evans, Wrexham, 1902; T. Penry Evans, Pontardulais, 1887; J. Foulkes, Aberavon, 1889; Thomas Gee, Denbigh, 1887; D. Griffith, Dolgellau, 1888; G. Pennar Griffiths, Merthyr Vale, 1887; Dr. Griffith Griffiths, Barry, 1902; H. Griffiths, Swansea, 1885; Ivor Griffith, Llanfair Caereinion, 1908; R. Griffiths, Cefn Coed y Cymer, 1890; H. Hughes, Llandudno, 1887; H. M. Hughes, Brecon and Cardiff, 1886; Thomas Hughes, Cardiff, 1894; Lewis James, Narberth, 1901; W. James, Swansea and Porth, 1894; E. Jenkins, Swansea, 1882-1891; W. Jenkins, Swansea, 1885; W. G. Jenkins, Huddersfield; D. S. Jones, Chwilog and Penmaenmawr, 1877-1893; Evan D. Jones, London, 1890; J. Jones, Mynyddislwyn, 1885-1889; J. Bowen Jones, Brecon, 1889; J. Cynddylan Jones, Cardiff, 1890-1894; J. Grawys Jones, Trecynon, 1889; J. R. Kilsby Jones, Llanwrtyd, 1882; Owen Jones, Mountain Ash, 1890; R. Jones, Gyffylliog, 1878; Rachel Evan Jones, Abergavenny, 1881; R. Puw Jones, Pencader, 1890; J. Towyn Jones, Garnant, 1890; W. E. Jones (Penllyn), 1894; W. Emlyn Jones, Morriston, 1889-1890; Watkin B. Joseph (Y Myfyr), Colwyn Bay, 1880; David Lewis, Llanelly, 1889; David Lewis, Hirwain, 1890; E. R. Lewis, Scranton (writing from Llanharan), 1885; H. Lewis, Greenmeadow, 1915; Lewis W. Lewis (Llew Llwyfo), 1888; Thomas Lewis, Bangor, 1888-1891; D. Morgan, Resolven, 1890; W. I. Morris, Pontypridd, 1883; William John Nicholson, Cardiff, Swansea, and Liverpool, 1886-1889; D. Oliver, Holywell, 1887; Henry Oliver, Bristol, 1884-1888; John Owen, Warden of Llandovery College, 1889; O. R. Owen, Glan-dŵr, 1888; O. Roger Owen, Holyhead, 1885; Richard Owen, Aberystwyth, 1887; and W. Owen, Llanharan and Hankow, 1876-1880.

Letters to D. Silvan Evans,

Eighteen letters to D. Silvan Evans, seventeen of which, 1870-98, are from T[homas] C[harles] Edwards, Liverpool, Aberystwyth and Bala (bibliographical and lexicographical matters, matters in connection with the University College, Aberystwyth, the writer's paper on Salesbury, Dr Lewis Edwards's translation of Cowper's hymn 'God moves in a mysterious way') and one, [18]76, from E. P[enllyn] Jones, University College, Aberystwyth. The last three letters from T. C. Edwards are in another hand except for the signature.

Letters to Daniel Davies,

Seven volumes containing several hundred letters, 1867-1916, most of them addressed to Daniel Davies, Ton, Ystrad, Glamorgan. Among the numerous correspondents, many of whom were Calvinistic Methodist ministers, are Ben Bowen, David Charles Davies, W. D. Davies (Hyde Park, Scranton, U.S.A.), Lewis Edwards, Roger Edwards, Thomas Charles Edwards, Daniel Silvan Evans, Henry Tobit Evans, Thomas Gee, John Griffith (Wiarton, Ontario), James Griffiths (Mankato, Minnesota, U.S.A.), William Rees ('Gwilym Hiraethog'), W. T. Rees ('Alaw Ddu'), J. J. Roberts ('Iolo Caernarfon'), John Roberts ('Ieuan Gwyllt'), Daniel Rowland (Normal College, Bangor), John Thomas ('Eifionydd') and William Thomas ('Islwyn').

Letters to Henry Richard : A-E

The first of three volumes containing some one hundred and eighty-eight letters, 1856-1888, addressed to Henry Richard and dealing particularly with politics, the peace movement, education and other affairs in Wales.
The correspondents include Sheldon Amos (Sydney, New South Wales), Henry Austin Bruce, first baron Aberdare, Elihu Burritt (New Britain, Conn.), Josephine E. Butler, Sydney Charles [Buxton], earl Buxton, Estlin Carpenter, Joseph Chamberlain, F. W. Chesson, J. J. Colman (Norwich), Leonard Courtney, John Stewart [Gathorne-Hardy], second earl of Cranbrook, Henry W. Crosskey, R. W. Dale, Edward Henry [Stanley], fifteenth earl of Derby, Charles W. Dilke, L. L. Dillwyn, George Dixon, Henry T. Edwards (dean of Bangor), Lewis Edwards (Bala) and Thomas Charles Edwards (Aberystwyth).

Letters to John Jones (Ivon)

  • NLW MS 14026B.
  • File
  • 1837-1900

Papers of John Jones (Ivon), Aberystwyth, 1837-1900, including twenty-five letters addressed to him, 1864-1893, mainly containing social and personal news with some political and other matters.
The correspondents are Thomas Charles Edwards, 1876 (f. 1), D. Silvan Evans, 1875-1893 (ff. 2-9), John Griffith (Gohebydd) (12), 1864-1877 (ff. 10-39), J. R. Kilsby Jones, 1864-1874 (ff. 40-47), Joseph Parry, [1874x1880] (ff. 48-49), Evan M. Richards, MP, 1874 (ff. 51-52), and Evan Williams the limner, 1865 (ff. 53-54); a letter, 1846, from William Wood is addressed to a Miss Williams, possibly Ivon's future wife, Mary (ff. 55-56). Also included are autograph verses by Robert Parry (Robin Ddu Eryri), 1887 (f. 50), Rowland Williams (Hwfa Môn), 1900 (ff. 63-64), and G. Pennar Griffiths (Penar), 1900 (f. 65), and three membership cards, 1837-1868.

Jones, John, 1820-1898

Letters to Owen Jones,

Fifty-one letters, mainly, if not entirely, to Owen Jones (1833-99), from the following correspondents: Ellis Edwards, Edinburgh and Mold, 1871 (2) (queries about the dramatic literature of Wales for Mr Inglis), James Edwards, Liverpool, 1891 (an invitation to dinner - the writer wants to have a confidential talk about Tho[ma]s Charles [Edwards]), M. Jane Edw[ards], Llanuwchllyn Mills, [18]85 (her father's health, her brother after his bereavement), Owen Edwards, Heidelberg, Leipzig, Llanelly and Melbourne, 1873-92 (4, the first being incomplete) (his activities in Germany and Llanelli, a request conerning (hymn) tunes composed by Mr Isaac Llewelyn, the death of Mr Griffith Jones, also of Melbourne), O. M. Edwards, Llanuwchllyn, 1891-6 (6), (Cymru, Cymru'r Plant, and Y Llenor), Robert Edwards, Tyisa [Llandderfel], 1854-6 and undated (4) (his activities, a great storm, etc.), Roger Edwards, Mold, 1863-85 (11) (Y Drysorfa, acknowledging sympathy, etc.), T. C. Edwards, London, Aberystwyth and Bala, 1885-91 and one undated (10) (he hopes the other M[onthly] Meetings will follow Arvon [sic], Dr [Owen] Thomas's Library, the writer's health), David Evans, Montgomery, [18]59-61 (5) (questions with regard to University College [London], etc.), E. I. Evans, Dyffryn, 1872 (a request for information), John Evans, Clynnog, 1877 (the question of raising money for a worthy memorial to Mr Parry), J. Gwenogvryn Evans, Oxford, 1887 (the addressee's subscription to the autotype facsimile of the Black Book of Carmarthen (circular)), and Joseph Evans, Pontypool, Brecon and Trevecca College, 1858 (4) (their studies, the writer's brother David, various magazines).

Letters to R. J. Davies,

General letters, 1853-1892, to R. J. Davies. Many relate to the affairs of the Calvinistic Methodist connection, preaching engagements etc. Others concern business and financial matters or local government. There are also a number of sympathy letters sent on the death of R. J. Davies's son 'Bertie' in 1879. The correspondents include Lewis Edwards, Y Bala, (2) 1871-1879, and Thomas Charles Edwards (3), 1873-1892. There is also a sympathy letter from Principal Thomas Charles Edwards to Davies's widow following his death in 1892.

Edwards, Lewis, 1809-1887

Letters to R. J. Rees,

Letters, 1891-1922, mainly to Richard Jenkin Rees, from Sir Edward Anwyl, Aaron Davies, Thomas Charles Edwards, Evan Evans, Aberystwyth, Sir Henry Haydn Jones, J. Cynddylan Jones, Morgan Hugh Jones, Sarah M. Matthews, Amlwch, Owen Prys, David Samuel, Aberystwyth, etc.

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