File NLW MS 12897C. - Letters to the Rev. C. Tawelfryn Thomas (P-W),

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NLW MS 12897C.


Letters to the Rev. C. Tawelfryn Thomas (P-W),


  • 1879-1938. (Creation)

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Guarded and bound at NLW, 1967.

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Fifty-five holograph and autograph letters and postcards (surnames P-W), 1879-1938, addressed to the Rev. C. Tawelfryn Thomas. Frequent references to the Rev. Evan Jones (Ieuan Gwynedd) in the correspondence relate mostly to Thomas's biography, Cofiant Darluniadol Mewn Rhyddiaeth a Chân i'r Diweddar Barch. Evan Jones... (Dolgellau, 1909).
The correspondents are [the Rev.] B[enjamin] Phillips, Temple Bar, Talsarn, [18]98 (information re the Rev. M[oses] Rees [1796-1856, Congregational minister]); Tho[ma]s Price, Ffaldybrenin, Llandeilo, 1886 (the MSS. of Mr. Hughes, Groeswen); [the Rev. Evan Rees] (Dyfed), Cardiff, 1881-[19]15 (3) (a preaching engagement, an enquiry re verses by [the Rev. William Williams] 'yr hen Bantycelyn', the death of [William Williams] (Ap Caledfryn) in 1915); [the Rev. Jonathan] Machreth [Rees], Penygroes and London, 1889-1903 (3) (personal, a meeting at Rhyl ? relating to the Independent College, Bala (1889), preaching engagements, an offer to lecture at Y Groeswen, mention of ? ministerial acquaintances); [Sarah Jane Rees] (Cranogwen), Llangranog, [19]08 (personal); [the Rev.] Thomas Rees, Abertawy, 1882 (statistics of membership of [Congregational] churches in Wales); [Principal] T[homas] Rees, Bala-Bangor Independent College, Bangor, 1912-15 (2) (collections for the college); [the Rev.] J. Alun Roberts, Carnarvon and Trefriw, 1882 (4) (preaching engagements); J[oh]n H. Roberts, Casnewydd ar Wysg, [19]07 (a lecture by recipient); [the Rev.] Ll[oyd] B[ryniog] Roberts, Caernarfon, 1888 (personal, news of acquaintances); [the Rev. Richard] Gwylfa [Roberts], Porthdinorwic, 1896 (personal, preaching engagements); Principal T[homas] F[rancis] Roberts, University College of Wales, Aberystwyth, 1906-07 (2) (personal); [Robert David Rowland] (Anthropos), Caernarfon, 1880 (personal); [the Rev.] E[dward] Stephen [Tanymarian], [18]82-4 (3) (preaching engagements, enclosing an englyn, comments on an unspecified book, the publication of sermons, etc.); Alfred Thomas, London, 1908 (2) (a search for copies of the periodicals The Standard of Freedom and The Pathway, an article or chapter (in English) the writer was contributing to recipient's proposed biography of Ieuan Gwynedd); Alfred Thomas [MP for East Glamorganshire, aft. baron Pontypridd], London, 1901 (wishing recipient luck in a School Board election, recipient's aid to the writer in his first parliamentary election); [Sir] D[aniel] Lleufer Thomas, Whitchurch and Swansea, 1932-5 (2) (personal, material given by recipient to the [National] Library [of Wales], suggestions re more such material); Dewi Thomas, Torquay, [19]32 (personal, forwarding a copy of [James] Rendel Harris, The Guiding Hand of God); [Edward Thomas] (Cochfarf), [undated] (extracts from George Eyre Evans, Cardiganshire… its Antiquities… [(Aberystwyth, 1903)] relating to Zoar Congregational Church, Llanbadarn, and [the Rev.] Azariah Shadrach [1774-1844, Congregational minister]); [the Rev.] John Thomas, Merthyr, 1890 (preaching engagements); [the Rev.] J[ohn] Evelyn Thomas, Bournemouth, [190]9 (personal, recipient's book on Ieuan Gwynedd, reference to 'the Disestab[lishment] question'); Tho[ma]s Thomas, Pontypridd, 1879 (3) (preparations for ordaining recipient as minister [of Groes Wen and associated Congregational Churches], news of the churches, comments on the controversy relating to the Independent College, Bala); Thomas Thomas [?the same as in the preceding letters], Trecynon, 1904-05 (3) (personal, the religious revival in Trecynon, a proposed visit to Groes Wen by revivalists from Trecynon); D. J. Williams, County School, Bethesda, [19]38 (the writer's attempt to compile a list of former students of Bala-Bangor [Independent College]); [Eliseus Williams] (Eifion Wyn), Porthmadog, [18]97-[19]08 and [undated] (7) (personal, preaching engagements, enclosing a draft of six stanzas in memory of Ieuan [Gwynedd]); [the Rev.] J[ohn] J[ames] Williams, Pentre, [undated] (enclosing englynion [relating to Ieuan Gwynedd]); [the Rev. John Owen Williams] (Pedrog), Liverpool, 1894 (inclination not to accept a call to Tabernacle [Congregational] Church, Ynysybwl); [the Rev. Rowland Williams] (Hwfa Môn), Bryn Hwfa, 1885 (a ?lecturing engagement at Y Groeswen); [the Rev. Watkin Hezekiah Williams] (Watcyn Wyn), Ammanford, 1896-1904 (2) (personal, a preaching engagement, enclosing englynion to the graveyard at Groes Wen (1896), and four stanzas (missing) composed in seeing a certain portrait of Ieuan Gwynedd); W[illiam] Williams, Medical Officer of Health, Glamorgan County Council, Cardiff, 1908 (information relating to Ieuan Gwynedd); and J. Wilson [London], 1893 (Joseph Chamberlain's attitude to the [Welsh Church] Suspensory Bill).

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The description is also available in the Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume IV (Aberystwyth, 1971).

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Preferred citation: NLW MS 12897C.

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  • Text: NLW MS 12897C.