- 1899, 1918-1930 / (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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Two holograph letters from David Robert Daniel, organising agent, North Wales Quarrymen's Union, from Fourcrosses, Chwilog, to [David] Lloyd Humphreys [of Blaenau Ffestiniog, aft. of Pwllheli], 1899 (labour relations in the North Wales slate industry), and twenty holograph letters and post cards from D. R. Daniel, Camberwell, etc., to J[ohn] Lloyd Humphreys, Dolawel, Blaenau Ffestiniog [brother of David Lloyd Humphreys, and quarry manager, etc.], 1918-1930 and undated (books, World War I, an appreciation of [J.] Glyn Davies, the writer's health, the collection of dialect terms, an appreciation of W. Llewelyn Williams, comments on [John Davies] 'Siôn Gymro', parliamentary elections and current politics, the preservation of the Welsh language, observations on [Elfennau Gwleidyddiaeth by J.] Jones Roberts, personal, news of friends, etc.).
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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 12293C.
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- Daniel, David R. (David Robert), 1859-1931 -- Correspondence (Subject)
- Humphreys, John Lloyd -- Correspondence (Subject)
- Davies, J. Glyn (John Glyn), 1870-1953 (Subject)
- Williams, W. Llewelyn (William Llewelyn), 1867-1922 (Subject)
- Davies, John, 1804-1884 (Subject)
- Roberts, J. Jones (Subject)
- Humphreys, David Lloyd (Subject)
- Humphreys, John Lloyd (Subject)
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Description follows NLW guidelines based on ISAD(G) 2nd ed.; AACR2; and LCSH
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Description compiled by Bethan Ifans for the retrospective conversion project of NLW MSS. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume IV (Aberystwyth, 1971);