Bardsey Island (Wales)



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Brenda Chamberlain papers

  • NLW MS 24065E.
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  • [1950s]-2013

A collection of papers, [1950s]-2013, relating to Brenda Chamberlain, comprising three letters, 1955-[?1964], from Chamberlain on Bardsey Island and Ydra, Greece, to her friend Henry [Mitchell], concerning personal news and her work (ff. 1-6), together with one letter, 27 September 1971, from Joan Rees, Bangor, to Mitchell, belatedly informing him of Chamberlain's death (ff. 7-8); and manuscript fair copies, probably in Chamberlain's hand, [?1950s], of four poems, 'Endymion's Sleep', 'Midwinter', 'Islandman' and 'What the old man said' (ff. 9-13).
The letters discuss Chamberlain's painting 'The Acrobats at Practice', then recently purchased by Mitchell (ff. 1-2 verso), and a funeral on Ydra (ff. 3-4). A version of 'Islandman' was published in The Green Heart (London, 1958), p. 27; drafts of 'Midwinter' are NLW MS 21508B, ff. 1-6. Also included are newsletters, 2011-2013, of Cyfeillion Murluniau Brenda Chamberlain ar Enlli / The Friends of the Brenda Chamberlain Bardsey Murals (ff. 15-22) and a cutting from The Times, 21 September 1955, p. 3 (f. 14).

Chamberlain, Brenda

Field notebooks

The series comprises small notebooks which Condry carried with him, recording descriptions of places visited, observations on wildlife, particularly birds and plants, geology, industry, historical landmarks, archaeology, personal reminders, ideas for writing and lecturing, photography, bibliographies, useful contacts and conservation issues, 1952-1994. The main geographical areas covered are Bardsey Island, Cader Idris, Cardiganshire and Merionethshire. An index to the series is provided., compiled by Ceridwen Lloyd-Morgan, 2013.

General notes

The file comprises card index entries covering Condry's own writing, photographs, bibliographies and other literary sources, birds, fish, animals, insects, plants, trees, habitats, climate, important figures such as George Borrow and Thoreau, and places of interest, with a section specifically about Ynys-hir. Some notes are quite detailed, accompanied by relevant cuttings and correspondence, which includes letters from Prof. E. G. Bowen, 1982, regarding St Beuno and Bardsey, Arthur Chater, 1963, 1992, on history books of Welsh interest and a plant species, Pip Miles on entomology, 1958, 1975, Derek [Ratcliffe], 1981, mainly concerning peregrine falcons, H. R. H. ('Taff') Vaughan, 1976-1977, on the history of local industries, and Irene ('Benjamin') Vaughan (1976), on the wild service tree.

Bowen, E. G. (Emrys George), 1900-

Llyfr Peter Bailey Williams,

Notes and transcripts by Peter Bailey Williams, including notes of inscriptions in Caernarvonshire and Anglesey churches; transcripts of letters, 1794, from Abraham Williams, Philadelphia, to Griffith Williams, Pentir; notes on Bardsey; a draft 'translation of Rhys ap Rhiccard's voyage to Bardsey, and other 'cywyddau'; letters describing an itinerary through Lleyn by Evan Richard, Bryncroes, 1794; a list of subscribers towards Llanrug school, 1794; inscriptions at Burford; receipts by John Gynes for two guineas paid by Peter Bailey Williams to him for teaching the Sunday School at Swinbrook, Oxfordshire, 1791-1792.

Williams, P. B. (Peter Bailey), 1763-1836