File NLW MSS 10602-10610A - Gwaith W. J. Parry,

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NLW MSS 10602-10610A


Gwaith W. J. Parry,


  • [1901x1910] / (Creation)

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William John Parry (1842-1927), Labour leader and author, was born in Bethesda, Caernarvonshire. He was industrious in the field of politics throughout his life and proposed several measures which were largely ignored at the time as they were considered too revolutionary. Parry was a member of Caernarvonshire's first county council in 1889 and became its chairman in 1892-1893. He was also instrumental in establishing the North Wales Quarrymen's Union in 1874 and published many books relating to the quarries and their workers.

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Mr J. R. Morris; Caernarfon; Purchase; 1936

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Essays and addresses by William John Parry, Bethesda:- 'Gwroldeb'; 'Cyfarchiad i Ieuengctid'; 'Egwyddorion Cynnulleidfaoliaeth'; 'Egwyddorion Llwyddiant Llafur'; 'Y Cload allan yn y Penrhyn, 1901'; 'Mr. Young a Lord Penrhyn'; 'Robert Parry, Bethesda'; 'Arddel Crist neu Aelodaeth Eglwysig'; 'Perthynas y Cristion a'r Eglwys weledig ar y ddaear'; 'Yr Adfywiad Cymdeithasol, - Ei Beryglon'; and sermons.

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The description is also available in Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Part XVIII, 232.

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For a further collection of papers by William John Parry, two of which are dated 1924 and 1926, see NLW MS 10592C.

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Preferred citation: NLW MSS 10602-10610A

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Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

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Description follows NLW guidelines based on ISAD(G) 2nd ed.; AACR2; and LCSH


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September 2008.


  • English



Archivist's note

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 III (Aberystwyth, 1961);

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