File NLW MS 21822D. - Letters to John Thomas ('Pencerdd Gwalia')

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NLW MS 21822D.


Letters to John Thomas ('Pencerdd Gwalia')


  • 1843-1901 (Creation)

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ii, 135 ff.

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Letters, 1843-1901, to Pencerdd Gwalia mainly from friends and acquaintances. Covering the greater part of his career, they contain references to his concerts, compositions and travels, and to musical circles in London and Wales, and include one letter, 1901, granting permission to use the title 'Harpist to the King' (f. 132).
Correspondents include John Gibson (1) 1855, Augusta Hall, Lady Llanover (4) 1851-1853, John Jones (Talhaiarn) (1) 1863, Lewis William Lewis (Llew Llwyfo) (1) 1862, Augusta Ada King-Noel, Lady Lovelace (1) 1847, Lord Mostyn (1) 1893, Thomas Oliphant (1) 1861, John Owen (Owain Alaw) (3) 1861, Cipriani Potter (7) 1843-1861, Brinley Richards (1) 1862, and Maria Jane Williams (Llinos) (1) 1853. Also included are a circular letter, 1862, from John Thomas, inviting subscriptions to his Welsh Melodies (f. 109 verso), and two of his draft replies, 1893, 1901, to correspondents (ff. 130, 135).

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English, Welsh.

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Preferred citation: NLW MS 21822D.

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Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

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