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Political campaigns

Comprises mainly press cuttings, together with a small quantity of printed items and correspondence, 1969-1995, relating to a large number of political campaigns in which Councillor Ray Davies has been involved. These include the campaign for a new Welsh Language Act and for enhanced Welsh medium education, the anti-apartheid movement in South Africa (over which Councillor Davies went on hunger strike in 1991), CND Wales and the Caerwent Peace Camp, the Gulf War, the campaign against corporal punishment in Mid-Glamorgan schools, Ireland, public spending cuts and the withdrawal of the Labour whip from Councillor Davies in 1981-1982 as a result of his protests against the cuts. There are also further papers deriving from more minor political campaigns in the Bedwas-Machen area. The correspondents include Robert Griffiths, 1981, Hubert Morgan (3), 1980-1981, Toni Schiavone, 1987, Dennis Skinner MP, 1982, and Angharad Tomos (3), 1986-1987.

Griffiths, Robert

Pamphlets on the Welsh language

The file comprises a publication entitled "The place of Welsh and English in the Schools of Wales; Summary Report by the Central Advisory Council for Education (Wales) = Lle'r Gymraeg a'r Saesneg yn Ysgolion Cymru: Crynodeb o Adroddiad y Cyngor Canol ar Addysg (Cymru), 1953 and a programme for a conference entitled "Y Gymraeg Cyfrwng y Dyfodol" held at the University College of North Wales, Bangor in 1985.

University College of North Wales

Papurau amrywiol

Papurau amrywiol, 1927-2003, gan gynnwys tystysgrif Norah Isaac am ennill yr ail wobr am adrodd 'Y Crythor Dall' gan [Syr John Morris-Jones] yn Eisteddfod Genedlaethol Caergybi 1927; papur arholiad llenyddiaeth Gymraeg Norah Isaac yn dwyn stamp Eisteddfod Genedlaethol Treorci 1928; ei nodiadau, 1945, ar gyfer y Pwyllgor Ymgynghorol ar Addysg yng Nghaerdydd; atgynhyrchiad o [Idris Ll. Foster, Y Gymraeg yn yr Ysgolion Gramadeg (Undeb Cymru Fydd, 1952), gyda sylwadau wedi'u hychwanegu gan Norah Isaac; llungopi o adolygiad, [1950x1958], o 'Hamlet yn Gymraeg - a gan ferched yn unig. Campwaith yn y Barri' ac o adolygiad Mati Rees o Norah Isaac, Crwydro Gorff a Meddwl [Abertawe, 1980]; llyfr nodiadau'n cynnwys sgwrs Norah Isaac ar gyfer rhaglen 'Wythnos i'w chofio', 1976; a thaflen angladd Norah Isaac, 11 Awst 2003.


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 ['Siôn 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'.

Torion papur

Torion papur, [1920x1963], yn ymwneud â Iolo Morganwg, llenyddiaeth Gymraeg, crefydd, diwylliant ac addysg yng Nghymru. Yn eu plith ceir un bwndel o dorion, 1954-1956, o ysgrifau 'Cartrefi Cymru' gan Bob Owen, Croesor, yn Y Cymro.

Owen, Bob, 1885-1962

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

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 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.

O. M. Edwards,

Most of the letters, 1892-1916, are devoted to the writer's researches, writings and editing of Wales, Y Llenor, Heddyw and Cymru for which he solicits contributions from the pen of J. H. Davies. Several letters refer to the death of Thomas Edward Ellis in April 1899, the preparation of his biography and the erection of a memorial statue at Bala. Others relate to J. H. Davies's application for the position of Registrar of the University College of Wales, Aberystwyth, and some to Edwards's duties as Chief Inspector of Schools in Wales.

Edwards, Owen M. (Owen Morgan), 1858-1920

Torion papur

Torion papur amrywiol, 1934-1978, y mwyafrif yn cynnwys cyfeiriadau at genedlaetholdeb, addysg Gymraeg, a chrefydd a diwylliant Cymru. Ymddengys mai torion a grynhowyd gan Elizabeth Williams yw'r rhain, ac yn eu plith mae erthyglau ganddi hi a G. J. Williams ar yr iaith Gymraeg. Ceir hefyd nodiadau ar ddiwylliant, crefydd ac iaith, nifer gan ac yn llaw Elizabeth Williams.

Royal Cambrian and Llandrindod Wells Residential School for the Deaf

  • GB 0210 ROYLWS
  • Fonds
  • 1950-2016

Records of the School, 1950-1975, and of TG Richards, Headmaster 1965-1973. The records comprise a school log book, 1950-1969; a pupils' leaving book, 1957-1968; newspaper cuttings, [1965x1975]; notes compiled by the donor about his father, TG Richards, [2016]; photocopy of a short history of the School, written in 1967; and a CD containing scenes of school events and activities, compiled from 8mm cine film taken by TG Richards in the 1960s.

Royal Cambrian and Llandrindod Wells Residential School for the Deaf

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