Fonds GB 0210 JDYFWEN - Papurau'r Parch. J. Dyfnallt Owen

Identity area

Reference code

GB 0210 JDYFWEN

Title

Papurau'r Parch. J. Dyfnallt Owen

Date(s)

  • 1863-1956 (Creation)

Level of description

Fonds

Extent and medium

0.2 metrau ciwbig (7 bocs)

Context area

Name of creator

Biographical history

The Rev. John Dyfnallt Owen (Dyfnallt, 1873-1956), poet, writer and journalist, was born at Coedffalde, Glamorgan, on 7 April 1873. He was Congregational minister at Lammas Street, Carmarthen, 1910-1947. He won the crown at the 1907 National Eisteddfod in Swansea and was made Archdruid of Wales in 1954. From 1927 he edited the weekly Welsh newspaper Y Tyst. Dyfnallt was, from 1908, a member of the Celtic Congress. He visited Brittany in 1928, publishing his accounts of the journey in Y Tyst (collected in O Ben Tir Llydaw (Merthyr Tydfil, 1934)). He became friends with leading Breton nationalists and literary figures, including Taldir and the Abbé Perrot. Dyfnallt's daughter Meirion (1905-1991) and son Geraint (1908-1993) also became deeply interested in Breton matters. Dyfnallt died in Aberystwyth on 28 December 1956.<br> Following the Liberation of France from Nazi occupation in 1944 many Breton nationalists were imprisoned or otherwise punished by the French authorities on charges of collaboration. Dyfnallt was among the prominent Welshmen who sought to defend some of those affected, campaigning on their behalf and writing in their defence in the Welsh press. He was part of a delegation from the Council of the National Eisteddfod to visit France in April 1947, on the invitation of the French government, to inquire into the situation.

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Mrs Dyfnallt Owen; Rhodd; 1957.

Content and structure area

Scope and content

Papurau o eiddo J. Dyfnallt Owen neu a grynhowyd ganddo, 1863-1956, yn cynnwys pregethau; nodiadau bywgraffyddol ar weinidogion anghydffurfiol; llythyrau a phapurau eraill yn ymwneud ag achos yr Annibynwyr, 1863-1953; llythyrau amrywiol pellach, 1878-1956, rhai ohonynt yn cyfeirio at yr Orsedd yn Llydaw a Chernyw; dyddiaduron, 1897-1956; cyfraniadau ar gyfer eu cyhoeddi yn Y Tyst, etc., 1923-[1953]; sgriptiau radio, 1931-1955; pregethau, 1919; torion o'r wasg, [1872]-1954; dyddlyfrau taith, a nodiadau ar bynciau hanesyddol a llenyddol, 1901-1953. = Papers of and accumulated by J. Dyfnallt Owen, 1863-1956, including sermons; biographical notes on nonconformist ministers; letters and other papers concerning the Independent cause, 1863-1953; further miscellaneous letters, 1878-1956, some of which refer to the Gorsedd in Brittany and Cornwall; diaries, 1897-1956; contributions for publication in Y Tyst, etc., 1923-[1953]; radio scripts, 1931-1955; sermons, 1919; press cuttings, [1872]-1954; travel journals, and notes on historical and literary subjects, 1901-1953.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling

Cadwyd yr holl gofnodion a gyflwynwyd i Lyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru..

Accruals

Ni ddisgwylir ychwanegiadau.

System of arrangement

Trefnwyd fel a ganlyn: amrywiol llawysgrifau; gohebiaeth yn ymwneud ag enwad yr Annibynwyr; dyddiaduron Dyfnallt; amrywiol; torion o'r wasg; llythyrau; a llythyrau at Dyfnallt.

Conditions of access and use area

Conditions governing access

Disgwylir i ddarllenwyr sydd am ddefnyddio papurau diweddar yn Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru lofnodi'r ffurflen 'Papurau modern - gwarchod data'.

Conditions governing reproduction

Amodau hawlfraint arferol.

Language of material

  • Welsh
  • French
  • English

Script of material

Language and script notes

Cymraeg, Ffrangeg, Saesneg.

Physical characteristics and technical requirements

Finding aids

Mae copi caled o'r catalog ar gael yn Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru. Ceir mynediad i'r catalog ar lein.

Allied materials area

Existence and location of originals

Existence and location of copies

Related units of description

Related descriptions

Notes area

Note

Crëwyd y teitl ar sail cynnwys yr archif.

Alternative identifier(s)

Virtua system control number

Project identifier

Access points

Place access points

Description control area

Description identifier

Institution identifier

Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

Rules and/or conventions used

Wrth lunio y disgrifiad hwn dilynwyd canllawiau LlGC a seiliwyd ar ISAD(G) Ail Argraffiad; rheolau AACR2; ac LCSH

Status

Level of detail

Dates of creation revision deletion

Mawrth 2003.

Language(s)

  • Welsh

Script(s)

Sources

Defnyddiwyd y ffynonellau canlynol wrth lunio'r rhestr: LlGC, Rhestr o Bapurau J. Dyfnallt Owen; Dictionary of Welsh Biography, 1941-1970 (Llundain, 2001)

Archivist's note

Lluniwyd gan Annette Strauch i brosiect ANW.

Accession area