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A scrap-book inferentially compiled by John Lloyd Jones ('Clwydwenfro'; 1835-1919) containing press cuttings and a few manuscript items. Some of the cuttings are dated within the 1850s-1870s and among the more interesting titles are 'Hynodion Cwm Rhondda .... Testyn Cystadleuol Eisteddfod y Porth, Nadolig, 1861'; 'Collegiate and University Education in Wales'; 'Llythyr oddiwrth y Parch. Morris Phillips, Cenhadwr i India'; 'Teyrnged i Goffadwriaeth Ioan Pedr'; 'Beirniadaeth ar Gyfansoddiadau Barddonol Eisteddfod Genedlaethol Aberdar, Awst 1861'; 'Llangollen Great National Eisteddfod' [1858]; 'Y Ffrwydriad yn Abercarn'; 'Sketches of Cardiff Preachers'; etc. The manuscript material comprises a tale entitled 'The Bride of Santa Croce', 19 November 1856, described in an annotation by J. Ll. James as 'the composition of the late John Griffith Davies (son of the Rev. J. Davies ['SiƓn Gymro'], Glandwr, Pembrokeshire) who wrote it and sent it to John Lloyd James, then a student at Carmarthen College, that he might fill up the outline', and verses entitled 'Y Messiah', etc. addressed to John Ll. James, Berllandawel, Llanglwydwen and annotated in the latter's hand 'J. G. Davies, Yetwen, pan yn Narberth', etc. The outer upper cover is inscribed, in the hand of J. H. Davies, 'Articles and poetry from Cyfaill y Werin and other papers'.

O.M. Edwards: letters to his wife Ellen Edwards

The series comprises personal letters written from Oxford, Cardiff, London and other places discussing his career and professional activities, as well as illuminating the complex relationship, full of tensions and problems, between husband and wife. The letters also refer to many members of the family and to a host of prominent contemporary figures, amongst them Sir Edward Anwyl, Thomas Edward Ellis, Sir John Morris-Jones, Sir John Rhys and Daniel Lleufer Thomas. There are many references to Llanuwchllyn and Penllyn more generally and to O. M. Edwards's wide-ranging services to Wales, including his editorship of a number of journals and his work as Chief Inspector of Schools in Wales after 1907.

Edwards, Elin, Lady, 1868-1919

Letters from university principals to O. M. Edwards

The series contains letters with a mixture of personal and professional news. Many of the letters refer to matters relating to the University of Wales and the individual colleges: academic matters, research, appointments and buildings. There are also numerous references to developments in secondary education in Wales and to relations between the schools and the university. Some of the letters arrange meetings with O. M. Edwards. There are a few references to contemporary political life.

Letters from Sir John Morris-Jones to O. M. Edwards

The file comprises letters in which Sir John Morris-Jones discusses his career and activities, the contents of Welsh journals and literary matters (notably the contents of the journals edited by O. M. Edwards), his research work and publications. There are also numerous references to the University of Wales and to higher education and to academic matters more generally.

Morris-Jones, John, 1864-1929

Board of Education Records

This section comprises correspondence, papers and records accumulated by O. M. Edwards as Chief Inspector of Schools in Wales under the new Welsh Department of the Board of Education from 1907. It consists of correspondence files; notebooks recording details of Edwards's visits to Welsh schools; a register of visits, 1909-1910; and two reports on Welsh education, 1892 and 1911, prepared by O. M. Edwards.

Great Britain. Board of Education.

Report on Welsh Intermediate Schools

A draft manuscript report prepared by O. M. Edwards on intermediate schools in Wales, discussing the provision of intermediate schools; further education; the inspection of the intermediate schools; the development of the Central Welsh Board; the differentiation of school curricula; the teaching of English, Welsh history and geography; the education of future teachers; and the responsibility for progress.

Letters to Eirene White

The file comprises letters reflecting the wide range of functions and events which Lady White attended and the large number of committees and public bodies with which she was associated. There are particularly interesting and revealing letters relating to the problems which faced the University of Wales Institute of Science and Technology, University College, Cardiff, and Coleg Harlech. Several of the correspondents write appreciatively in response to a documentary programme entitled The Baroness broadcast on BBC2 television during June 1988. The correspondents include Eric, Lord Ashby, 1988, James Callaghan, 1988, Gwilym, Lord Prys-Davies, 1988, Cledwyn Hughes, Lord Cledwyn of Penrhos, 1988, Barry Jones MP, 1988, Principal Robert Steel, 1988, and David, Lord Gibson Watt, 1988.

Ashby, Eric, 1904-1992

Letters to Eirene White

The file comprises letters again reflecting Lady White's many activities and interests. There are many letters on educational matters, notably concerning the new University of Wales, Cardiff, formed by the merger of two university colleges. The correspondents include Lord Heycock.

Heycock, Llewellyn, 1905-1990

Welsh Grand Committee

The file consists of the Parliamentary Debates of sittings of the Welsh Grand Committee and other official publications, discussing education, rural development, roads and communications, agriculture, proposals for local government re-organisation, the Welsh economy and the Welsh Council.

Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons. Welsh Grand Committee.

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