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Shankland, Thomas, 1858-1927
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Letters addressed to Evan Owen by Thomas Ayre, Rhyl, 1880; John Ballinger, Aberystwyth, 1913-1921; William C. Boulding, Liverpool, 1913-1914; Ben Davies, Ruthin, 1897-1898; D. Davies, Seacombe, 1880; John Humphreys Davies, 1914; Thomas Witton Davies, London, 1878; John Edwards, Harlech, 1898; W. Edwards, Cardiff, 1912-1914; W. Edwards, Ruabon, 1879; Hugh Evans, Liverpool, 1916; R. C. Evans, Llanuwchllyn, 1881; J. Griffiths, Llanfairfechan, 1914; William Evans Hoyle, Cardiff, 1914; Robert Hughes, London, 1882; E. K. Jones, Brymbo, 1897-1899; Humphrey Jones, chemist, Llangollen, 1877; Hugh Jones, Llangollen, 1878; J. H. Jones, Y Brython, 1907; R. T. Llwydwyn Jones, Bootle, 1898; Emily Matthews, Amlwch, 1906; J. A. Morris, Aberystwyth, 1879; John J. Morris, Nottingham, 1906; Moses Roberts, Blaenau Ffestiniog, 1899; T. Salusbury, Llangerniew, 1899; Mrs S. M. Saunders, Bridgend, 1906; Thomas Shankland, Bangor, 1905-1920; W. Williams, printer, Llangollen, 1877; and others. Much of the correspondence relates to Evan Owen's activities in connection with Baptist Churches in Liverpool and with the temperance movement in Liverpool and North Wales.

Cymdeithas Lenyddol y Gerlan, Bethesda,

  • NLW MS 11024C.
  • File
  • 1906-1919.

A minute book of the Literary Society of Gerlan Calvinistic Methodist Church, Gerlan, Bethesda, Caernarvonshire, covering (with some gaps) the period 1906-19. Among the entries are detailed reports of lectures by Principal [Thomas] Rees, Bangor (on 'David Livingstone'), Professor [Sir] John Morris-Jones, Bangor ('Dewi Wyn o Eifion' and 'Pantycelyn'), Thomas Shankland, Bangor ('Morgan John Rhys, y Jacobin Cymreig'), S. Maurice Jones, Caernarvon ('Olion Hen Hanes Cymru', with illustrations, by the recorder, of Caernarvon Castle, Valle Crucis Abbey, the parliament house of Owain Glyndŵr at Dolgellau, Cefn Brith, etc.), J. H. Jones ('Je Aitsh'), Liverpool ('Y Cymro trwy lygad Said'), [Lewis Davies Jones] ('Llew Tegid') ('Trioedd hen a newydd), [Robert] Gwyneddon Davies and Mrs. [Grace] Gwyneddon Davies ('Alawon Gwerin'), T. Gwynn Jones, Aberystwyth ('Pantycelyn'), etc.

Extracts from public records, etc.,

A roughly-bound composite volume of notebooks in the hand of J. H. Davies containing extracts and transcripts from seventeenth and eighteenth century public records relating mainly to Cardiganshire and taken especially from Gaol Files, 1732-69 (among them 'Quotations sent to Welsh Gazette' with captions in the hand of George Eyre Evans); and copious extracts and transcripts of seventeenth century Welsh Puritan and Quaker interest, including material from Merioneth Gaol Files, temp. Charles II, notes and extracts on 'Personalia' (with similar material relating to Dafydd ap Gwilym etc.); an extensive list of titles of, with extracts from, printed books and Acts of Parliament, a list of Members of Parliament for Welsh constituencies, 1640-60 (Cardiganshire from 1624), transcripts from Thomas Shankland, '"Diwygwyr Cymru" Beriah Gwynfe Evans', Seren Gomer 1901, passim, etc. There is a classified index at the end of the volume.

Letters and papers relating to the Reverend Peter Williams,

Letters and papers relating to the Reverend Peter Williams (1723-96), including two holograph letters, 19 May 1789 and 27 June 1789, fom Peter Williams writing from Carmarthen and Gelly to his son, the Reverend Eliezer Williams at Lord Galloway's, Galloway House, Scotland; a holograph sermon in Welsh by Peter Williams on Isa. 63, 4; other holograph items consisting of verses headed 'Antichristian Tradition' and (?) part of a poem entitled 'Babilon's fall', part of a draft of a letter to Mr Jones of Llan Gan, a draft of a letter concerning bull-baiting, a draft of a letter [?1777] to [Lady Huntingdon], and drafts of a letter to [ ] praying that a day of humiliation be appointed and of a letter to an unnamed person inviting him to subscribe to the writer's edition of Cann's Bible; a letter, 1834, from William Jones, [Llan Engan], to an unnamed person containing references to the persecution and excommunication of Peter Williams; a notebook in the autograph of Peter Bailey Williams containing a 'Copy of a Letter from the late Reverend Peter Williams to the Methodist Association about 1793', a letter (copy) from [Peter Williams] 'to the Revd Mr Jones of Llan Gann. Glam:', writings by Peter Williams on the Trinity including one 'To the Leaders of the Welsh Methodists on the Trinity: or rather the author of a Pamphlet on that subject', and two other letters from Peter Williams to the Association, one in Welsh, the other in English, etc.; letters to J. H. Davies concerning Peter Williams from Rich[ar]d Bennett, Caersws, 1923-4 and undated (3, one incomplete), Tom Beynon, Caerau n[ea]r Bridgend, 1921, with copy of reply, Evan W[illia]m Edwards, Llandyfeilog, 1921, Francis Green, St David's 1922-4 (2), M. H. Jones, Penllwyn, 1921, with enclosure, T. Shankland, Bangor, 1922, and J. Thomas, Laugharne Vicarage, 1896-7 (2); verses on Peter Williams 'buddugol yn Eisteddfod Llandefeilog, 1887' by 'Pererin Gwendraeth' printed by D. Edwards, Towyn; a photograph of an engraving of the Reverend Peter Williams ('From an Engraving in the Gospel Mag. 1777'); and the 'Order of Service' and a printed hymn-sheet to be used at the memorial service [in Llandefeilog church] at the unveiling of a tablet to the Reverend Peter Williams [4 September 1923]. Unrelated items include letters to J. H. Davies from F. W. Bussell, Wimbledon, 1921, A. J. C. Guimaraens, London, 1924, John T. Jôb, Abergwaun, 1924, and Walter Spurrell, Carmarthen, 1915, a letter, undated, from Eluned [Morgan], Cardiff to an unnamed correspondent, and a letter, [19]17 from Rich[ar]d T. Greer, Llanbadarn, to [ ] Vaughan. There is also a press-cutting concerning Dafydd Jones o Drefriw.

Letters to John Jones ('Myrddin Fardd'), etc.,

Letters, etc. addressed mainly to John Jones ('Myrddin Fardd'), the correspondents being E[benezer] Thomas ('Eben Fardd'), Clynnog to John Thomas ('Sion Wyn o Eifion'), Chwilog, 1842 (the health of the addressee's sister, mention of the Memoir) and to the Reverend Hugh Owen, Treveilir, Aberffro [sic], 1849 (re adjudicating at the Aberffro Eisteddfod (holograph copies)), D. R. Daniel, London, 1920 (submitting a short article on 'Y Clochydd', etc.), [John Daniel] 'Rhab[anian]', Rheithordy Llandudwen, 1908 (he intends to visit the addressee), ? E. L. Davies [with Archdeacon Burney], undated (personal matters, asking the addressee to write giving an account of Clynnog and N[orth] Wales generally (beginning wanting)), T. Witton Davies, Bangor, 1916 (returning the card with the handwriting of Dic Aberdaron, the writer's own researches), John Edwards ('Meiriadog'), Llanfair, [18]63 and 1883 (the earlier one possibly to [Owen Jones ('Manoethwy')], addressed here as 'Myfyr Lleyn') (items of news, he knows nothing of Angharad Lloyd, reference to his 70th birthday), D. G. Goodwin, Uffington, Shrewsbury, 1904 (the addressee's new book), T. Hopwood, Treuddyn, [19]18 (the inscription on the memorial column to the Reverend W. Williams, 'Gwilym ap Gwilym Lleyn'), E. Gurnos Jones, Newport, [18]89 (postcard), John D. Jones, Llandudno, 1914 (the manuscript 'Notes upon Carnarvonshire' by Edmund Hyde Hall), [L. D. Jones], 'Llew Tegid', Bangor, [19]20 (sending two books or booklets, 'Yr Orgraff' and a book of stories), [Owen Jones ('Manoethwy')], Llundain, 1865 (observations on the addressee's essays on the parish of Llanystumdwy (incomplete)), Owen Jones, Trefriw and Llandudno, 1875 and [18]78 (2) (he does not remember seeing the addressee's letter, a certain manuscript), R. J. Jones, Aberdare, [1921] (an expression of good wishes, his own date of birth (postcard)), T. Tudno Jones, Llandudno, 1872 (re publishing a chair awdl), W. O. Jones, Lerpwl, 1913-20 (5) (Llais Rhyddid), [? M. T. Morris], 'Meurig Wyn', undated (sending a volume for presentation to an unnamed benefactor), T. F. Roberts, Aberystwyth, 1905 (Gleanings from God's Acre, reference to the National Library), T. Shankland, Bangor, 1913 (queries concerning William Elias), Richard Williams, Glasfryn, Festiniog [sic], undated (acknowledging a letter, mention of an old book (? manuscript)), W. W., undated (genealogical matters), [ ], 'Mynyddawc', undated (Adgof Uwch Anghof), part of an elegy on [? John Jones, Llanfair Caereinion] c. 1858, by 'Teithiwr Galarus' (beginning wanting), verses and scriptural notes written on the back of two letters to Thomas Jones, 1856 and 1863, from Owen Evans, Tynycoed and Rich[ar]d Jones, Pwllheli respectively (? estate matters), 'englynion' to 'Hafan St Tudwal (St Tudwell's Roads)' by 'Seithenyn', a note by 'G-d' ['William Thomas Edwards ('Gwilym Deudraeth')] concerning D. Sion Jâms, a fragment of a letter in the autograph of [? Morris Williams ('Nicander')], 'Marwnad er Coffadwriaeth am y diweddar Milwriad Wynne Garthewyn un o Destynau Eisteddfod Llanfairtalhaiarn y dydd cyntaf o Ionawr 1855' by 'Megido', and part of an article (see also Cwrtmawr MS 932D) on 'Hugh Hughes yr Arlunydd' in the autograph of J. Spinther James.

Literary correspondence,

Letters, 1893-1926, to J. H. Davies on literary and academic matters. The correspondents include Charles Ashton, 1893, J. Kyrle Fletcher, undated, E. A. Lewis, 1909, Sir John Edward Lloyd, 1897, Lewis Morris, 1906, D. Rhys Phillips (4), 1906-1919, Bernard Quaritch, 1918, Thomas Shankland (2), 1906-1912, Walter Spurrell, 1914, and Mortimer Wheeler, 1926.

Ashton, Charles, 1848-1899

Llythyrau at H. Cernyw Williams,

  • NLW MS 10440C.
  • File
  • 1875-1933.

Letters addressed to H. Cernyw Williams, the correspondents including Joseph Angus, London, 1892; Alfred George Edwards, Archbishop of Wales, 1933; Owen M. Edwards, Oxford, 1899-1905; William Hobley, Caernarvon, 1904; Benjamin Humphreys, Llanelli, 1933; Henry Jones, Llangernyw and Glasgow, 1905-1919; Robert Jones, Llanllyfni, 1905; Robert Jones, Rotherhithe, 1898; Wilfrid Lawson, House of Commons, 1889; Daniel Lewis Lloyd, Bishop of Bangor, 1897; Ellis Roberts ('Elis Wyn o Wyrfai'), Llangwm, 1886; Thomas Shankland, Bangor, 1904; Edward B. Underhill, London, 1892; and Peter Williams ('Pedr Hir'), Tredegar, 1895.

Press cuttings and letters,

A scrap-book of J. H. Davies containing cuttings of numerous articles on Morgan John Rhys, Baptist minister and author, by T. Shankland, Rhyl, John T. Griffiths, Lansford, Pa., E. K. Jones, Brymbo, and [J.] Spinther [James], and cuttings entitled 'Hen Lyfrau ar Fedydd' by T. Valentine Evans, Clydach, 'Ymholiad yn nghylch Catecism Abel Morgan' by [J.] Spinther [James], 'Morris Griffiths, Prendergast, Hwlffordd' by T. Shankland, 'Swp o Hen Farwnadau' by E. K. Jones, 'Rival Historians in Wales' (critical of Beriah Gwynfe Evans, Diwygwyr Cymru) by J. Morgan Jones [1838-1921; co-author of Y Tadau Methodistaidd], 'Yr Encilion' (on the text and authorship of Welsh hymns) by T. Shankland, etc.; and holograph letters to J. H. Davies from T. Shankland, Rhyl, [18]99-1903 (7) (bibliography of Morgan John Rhys, a search of St Asaph diocesan records for material on the family of Morgan Llwyd, a study by the writer of 'Thomas Charles a'r Feibl Gymdeithas', publications on the SPCK in Wales, etc.), D. H. Davies, Cenarth Vicarage, 1901 (ballads, etc., in the writer's library), J. Spinther James, Llandudno, 1901 (information on D. Risiart, issues of Seren Gomer), and R. Davies, Liverpool, 1898 (the dispatch of books to the recipient).

Welsh books on doctrinal matters, etc.,

A small notebook in the autograph of J. H. Davies containing the titles of Welsh books on various doctrinal matters ('Armin v Calvin', 'Baptist Dadleuon'), etc. Loose inside is a letter, 1909, from T[homas] Shankland, University College of North Wales, Bangor to J. H. Davies (returning the things belonging to Llyfryddiaeth Thomas Charles, mention of Llythyrau'r Gymanfa and of two issues about to be published by the Bangor Welsh MSS Society).

Llythyrau R-S

Ymhlith y gohebwyr amlycaf mae T. Ifor Rees (7), Prosser Rhys, Keidrych Rhys, Brinley Richards, Melville Richards (2), Tom Richards (10), Gomer M. Roberts (5), Kate Roberts (6), Eurys Rowlands (6), R. J. Rowlands ('Meuryn', 3), T. Shankland (2), Alf Sommerfelt.