File FR1/1 - Letters A-D

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FR1/1

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Letters A-D

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  • 1882-1919 (Creation)

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David Robert Daniel (1859-1931), political commentator, was born at Ty'n-y-bryn, Llandderfel, Merionethshire, on 6th May 1859, son of Robert Daniel and Jane Roberts. He was educated at the grammar school and the Independent College, Bala, and became Assistant Organiser in North Wales for the United Kingdom Alliance in 1887. He was appointed Secretary of the North Wales Quarrymen's Union in 1896, and from 1889 was an alderman for the Caernarvonshire County Council. He later joined the Civil Service, and became Secretary of the Royal Commission on Coast Erosion and later, Assistant Secretary to the Welsh Church Commissioners. He was a close friend of Thomas Edward Ellis and became a figure in the Welsh political scene during the late 19th century. He also contributed various articles to the Welsh newspapers, including recollections of O. M. Edwards in Cymru, 1921 and a history about the early life of T. E. Ellis. He died in 1931 and was buried at Cefnddwysarn.

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The file includes letters from D. R. Daniel (1), 1914, J. Glyn Davies (3), 1903-1907 and J. H. Davies (2), 1918.

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Preferred citation: FR1/1

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(WlAbNL)0000166161

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  • Text: FR1/1 (2).