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Thomas, D. R. (David Richard), 1833-1916 -- Correspondence
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Archdeacon D. R. Thomas letters to P. B. Davies-Cooke, Gwysaney

  • NLW ex 3006.
  • File
  • 1892-1902

Three letters, dated 1892 and 1901-1902, from Archdeacon D. R. Thomas addressed to P. B. Davies-Cooke of Gwysaney, together with a prospectus for his publication The Life and Work of Bishop Davies & William Salesbury (Oswestry, 1902).

Thomas, D. R. (David Richard), 1833-1916


Autograph letters, mainly relating to English and Welsh literature and scholarship, the correspondents including John Blackwell ('Alun'), Henry Bradshaw, Lady Eleanor Butler, Sir John Hanmer, A. Hayward, W. Walsham How, Arthur James Johnes, John Jones ('Idrisyn'), W. Basil Jones, R. Harries Jones, Benjamin Hall Kennedy, Max Muller, Alfred Ollivant, Sir John Rhys, Thomas Rowland (author of A Grammar of the Welsh Language), A. H. Sayce, T. Vowler Short, Connop Thirlwall, T. F. Tout and Albert Way; with a number of 'cut-out' autographs.


Autograph letters from a large number of people to Thomas and others, mainly relating to archaeology, Welsh history, literature and ecclesiastical affairs. The correspondents include B. Beedham, William Buckland, W. Boyd Dawkins, Walter Davies ('Gwallter Mechain'), J. P. Earwaker, D. Silvan Evans, R. W. Eyton, E. A. Freeman, Margaret Gatty, Reginald Heber, Felicia Hemans, H. Longueville Jones, John Keble, Sir Theodore Martin, Sydney (Lady) Morgan, Lord Mostyn, Samuel Rogers, W. F. Skene, Sir Arthur Sullivan, John Williams ('Ab Ithel'), Morris Williams ('Nicander') and Robert Williams (Rhydycroesau); an English poem entitled 'The Sixth Centenary of Dante's Beatrice 1890' by T. Tudno Jones; and a number of 'cut-out' autographs.


Autograph letters and fragments of letters from a variety of correspondents, many of them dealing with affairs in the dioceses of Bangor and St Asaph.

Letters to D. Silvan Evans,

Twenty-three letters, 1873-98 and undated, to D. Silvan Evans from the Reverend D. R. Thomas, Cefn Rectory, St Asaph, Meifod Vicarage, Welshpool, Canonry, St Asaph, and Llandrinio Rectory, Oswestry (matters in connection with Archaeologia Cambrensis, the Wrexham Eisteddfod, 1876, church affairs, etc.). Enclosed is a letter, 1873, to D. R. Thomas from H[owel] W[illiam] Lloyd, Clifton, Bristol.

Y Cwtta Cyfarwydd

  • NLW MS 24127C.
  • File
  • [17 cent., second ¼], 1875-1902

A copy of Y Cwtta Cyfarwydd: The Chronicle Written by the Famous Clarke, Peter Roberts, Notary Public, for the Years 1607-1646, with an Appendix from the Register Note-book of Thomas Rowlands, Vicar-choral of St. Asaph, for the Years 1595-1607 and 1646-1653, ed. by [the Rev. Canon] D[avid] R[ichard] Thomas (London, 1883), interleaved and grangerised by the editor.
Minor corrections and additions have been made to the original text, with more substantial notes supplied on the interleaves throughout; these include many additional pedigrees (ff. 34 verso-42 verso passim, 46 recto-verso, 48, 51, 53 verso, 57 recto-verso, 59, 63, 73 verso, 75, 105, 143, 145, 167 verso, 169 verso, 175 verso, 177 verso, 185 recto-verso, 187 verso, 201, 203, 209, 211 verso, 217 verso, 231, 241, 247 verso, 251 verso, 259, 269 verso, 271, 273, 281 recto-verso, 283 verso, 285, 297 verso-303 verso, 305 verso, 311-315). Among the items pasted or tipped into the volume are some eighteen letters, 1875-1902, addressed mostly to Thomas, relating to the book's production and contents and to the original manuscripts (ff. 8 verso, 10 recto-verso, 12, 16, 20, 53, 55, 105, 211, 293, 307-310), from correspondents including E. L. Barnwell, Melksham, June-December [1881] (ff. 10 verso, 12), Edward Breese, Porthmadog, October-December 1875 (ff. 10, 20, 307-310), R. H. Howard, Wigfair, 1882-1883 (ff. 8 verso, 293), H[ugh] R[obert] Hughes, Kinmel Park, 1882, 1902 (ff. 53, 55), and Egerton G. B. Phillimore, 27 May 1887 (f. 10); further printed and manuscript items relating to the publication of the volume, [1882]-1883 (ff. 2 recto-verso, 12, 295 verso, 304 verso); tracings by Thomas of manuscript material and drawings, in particular key entries from British Library Add. MS 33373 and NLW MS 12447A (ff. 8, 16 verso, 20 verso, 32, 42 verso, 46 verso, 55 verso, 77 verso, 127 verso, 173 verso, 175 verso, 177 verso, 205, 211, 217 verso, 266, 267 verso, 279 verso, 281 verso, 296 verso); photographs (ff. 173 recto-verso, 269); drawings by Thomas of local gentry houses (ff. 48 verso, 63, 143 verso, 165 verso, 189, 241); a fragment of parchment, [?17 cent., second ¼], containing a list of baptisms, etc., for 1613-1627 (f. 81); together with various press cuttings, 1881-1898, transcripts, etc. Loose items have been placed in an archival envelope (ff. 307-327).

Thomas, D. R. (David Richard), 1833-1916