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General letters to O. M. Edwards

The series comprises letters, 1880-1920, addressed to O. M. Edwards, from his first arrival at the University College of Wales, Aberystwyth, until the time of his death. Many of the letters are from prominent Welsh public figures. The early letters relate to Edwards's career as a student at the UCW, Aberystwyth, the University of Glasgow and Balliol College, Oxford. Some concern his preaching engagements, his plans and ambitions, while others give local news from the Llanuwchllyn area. Following his appointment as Fellow of Lincoln College, Oxford, in 1889, many of the letters concern his academic work and university responsibilities, and there are numerous requests for references and testimonials from students and former students. Some correspondents write in relation to educational matters in Wales, notably the passage and operation of the Welsh Intermediate Education Act, 1889, and the affairs of the University of Wales. -- From the 1890s onwards many letters concern O. M. Edwards's editing of Cymru and Cymru'r Plant, and later Wales, Heddyw and Y Llenor. Intermingled with these letters are some which refer to personal events in Edwards's life: his marriage in 1891, the death of his father in 1895, and the death of the eldest son Owen ab Owen in 1897. In 1899 many letters concern the death of Thomas Edward Ellis MP, the selection of Edwards as his successor as Liberal MP for Merionethshire, and his brief sojourn in the House of Commons until July 1900. -- Throughout these years the letters abound with references to educational matters, notably within the Universities of Wales and Oxford. Others relate to Welsh literary and cultural matters, the publication of Cyfres y Fil and the organization of Urdd y Delyn. A few letters concern Edwards's researches, writings and academic publications. -- From 1907 onwards many of the letters relate to O. M. Edwards's duties as Chief Inspector of Schools in Wales. Throughout the remaining years there are numerous communications from Edwards's former students at Oxford, invitations to deliver lectures and attend various functions and events, and letters relating to the editing of journals, notably Cymru and Cymru'r Plant. Others concern literary, cultural and publishing matters, and many relate to educational themes. These are interspersed with congratulatory messages on receipt of the Medal of the Honourable Society of Cymmrodorion in 1915 and a knighthood in January 1916. Many of the letters from the final years refer to O. M. Edwards's personal, health and family problems.

Urdd y Delyn

Letters and papers,

Miscellaneous documents including instructions, 1666/7, by Richard Wynn for the payment of money to him; meditations on sufferings, 1667/8; a form of warrant, 1678, to levy the forfeiture of £5 imposed by the Act for burying in woollen upon persons who neglected to produce the required cerificate; particulars of rents received by Sir Hugh Williams for Penrallt [Conway] lands, 1683 (mutilated); an acknowledgement, 1720, by Jno. Bee and Eliz. Bee of the receipt of their annuity of £50 and of the sale of lottery annuities, together with a statement of account by James Harrison [of Red Lion Square, Middlesex]; holograph letters from Bart. Jones, Greenwich, to his grandfather, 1736/7 (Mr. Podmore's note for £20), from G. Wentnor to Mr. Prichard, [17]66 (the draft of a mortgage), from Ann Carkman, Sackville Street [London], to her uncle Mr. Prichard at Shrewsbury, 1766 (the writer's marriage), from C. Leigh (aft. Cooke), Balliol [College, Oxford], etc., to Mrs. Bee, Shrewsbury, 1767-1774 (5) (the writer's financial affairs, Sir Edwd. Turner's legacies, the writer's proposed marriage, news from Oxford, impressions of Bookham in Surrey, etc.), and from M. L., Oxford, to Mrs. Bee, Shrewsbury, 1772 (personal); a statement of account, 1782, for cockspurs and other items bought of Richard Singleton at the Fighting Cocks on Corkhill, Dublin; case, with the opinion of John Leach, 1816, concerning an application by John Smith for a fellowship founded in Brasenose College, Oxford, by John Williamson, clerk, parson of St. George's, Canterbury, in 1521; a fragment of a lease [late seventeenth century] from Samuell Burrowes to Samuell Smith; two sheets containing accounts of miracles and of Catholic persecution, and an unsigned poem; a poem, c. 1680, in the form of a dialogue between Britannia and Raleigh on the state of England under King Charles II; and undated [eighteenth century] poem in Russian and an English-Russian vocabulary.

Letters from Oxford dons to O. M. Edwards

The series comprises letters written by many Oxford academics discussing a range of college and university business, including the conduct and outcome of examinations, the performance of individual students and organising courses. Some of the letters refer to O. M. Edwards's duties, his plans, applications for posts etc. There are several references to his historical researches and prospective publications. Some of the correspondents discuss Edwards's work as MP for Merionethshire in 1899-1900.

Letters of Thomas Price,

  • NLW MS 12067C.
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  • 1771-1772 /

Three holograph letters from Thomas Price of [Christ Church] Oxford, to George Townshend, 1st marquess Townshend, viceroy of Ireland, 1771-1772 ( improvements to Oxford, the writer's hints for the embellishments of cities executed by the architect [John] Gwyn, the writer's system of education, improvements to Blenheim, noblemen at Oxford, an event in Denmark, opportunities of service by the writer to the recipient).

Price, Thomas, Oxford

Letters to the Reverend Richard Howard,

Thirty holograph letters from Alfred B[utler] Clough [Fellow of Jesus College, Oxford, 1817-1839, and rector of Braunston, co. Northampton, 1838- 1870] from Jesus College (27), from Chester (1) and from Minydon [Colwyn, co. Denbigh] (2), to the Reverend [Richard] Howard [D.D., rector of Denbigh, 1818-1843, rector of Llandegfan with Beaumaris, 1826-1843, etc.] at Beaumaris, 1832-1839 (the writer's opinion of a former student, Evan Pughe [? of Llanfihangel Genau'r Glyn, co. Cardigan, vicar of Llanidloes, 1837-1850] (1832); the intention of the Conservatives at Oxford [University] to propose [Arthur Wellesley, 1st] duke of Wellington, as candidate for the chancellorship, his election to the said office unopposed, comments on his character, etc., the writer's inclination to leave Oxford, comments on the conduct and suitability for orders of W[ ] Ll[ ] Williams (1834); the winning of the English essay prize at Rugby school by Arthur [Hugh Clough, 1819-1861, the poet], visits to and the progress being made by Dick [? Richard Henry Howard, recipient's son, then a student at Oxford] who had broken his leg, visits by the patient's friends, the cost of medical attention and other expenses incurred in connection with the accident, comments on the parliamentary situation (1835); a rumour that Sir Robert [? Williames Vaughan of Nannau, 2nd bart.] intended resigning his seat as member of parliament for the county [of Merioneth] and that his son had refused the nomination, a fire at Baron Hill [co. Anglesey], a visit to town by Dick [see above] to see the University boat race (1836); attempts to find a place for Manners [? Robert Manners Howard, recipient's son, ob. 1839] at Oxford, his admission to Oriel College and news of him subsequent to his admission, the writer's activities whilst on a visit to North Wales including stays at Hengwrt and Nannau, a flattering account of Arthur [Hugh Clough] by Dr. [Thomas] Arnold [headmaster of Rugby school], comments on some of the candidates for vacancies at All Souls [College, Oxford], arrangements for appointing to the curacy of Beaumaris and comments on some possible candidates including [ ] Davies, schoolmaster at Denbigh, [the Reverend] Robert Jones who had a church at Golftyn [co. Flint], and David Roberts, nephew of [the incumbent of] Whitford, the writer's correspondence with the Welsh bishops regarding a new edition of the Welsh Folio Bible and Prayer Book and the setting up by the [Oxford] Delegates of a subcommittee to estimate the expense and to discuss arrangements, a meeting of convocation at Oxford to consider the revision of the statutes of the University, the possibility of obtaining the curacy of Gresford [co. Denbigh], vacant by the preferment of [the Reverend] Matthew Hughes to Llandyssilio [co. Denbigh], for Dick [see above] (1837)). The letters also contain throughout a considerable amount of news of the writer's social and other activities at Oxford, and news of and enquiries concerning relatives and mutual friends or acquaintances.

Alfred Butler Clough.

O.M. Edwards: letters to his brothers Edward and John Edwards

The series consists of letters written by Edwards to his brothers Edward and John (the precise recipient is not usually identified) mainly from Aberystwyth and Oxford, together with some letters written from the Continent. The letters describe his experiences and activities, both academic pursuits and leisure interests, in some detail. There are many references to family news and events.

Edwards, Edward, 1865-1933

O.M. Edwards: letters to his parents

The series contains letters written by O.M. Edwards to his parents Owen and Elizabeth Edwards discussing in some detail his experiences as a student at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth, and at Balliol College, Oxford, his travels on the Continent, and his life as an Oxford don. Many of the letters contain references to events at Llanuwchllyn and to family life.