File NLW MS 12774C. - Letters from the Reverend Edward Morgan,

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NLW MS 12774C.


Letters from the Reverend Edward Morgan,


  • 1842-1855 / (Creation)

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Forty-four holograph letters, 1842-1855 and undated, from [the Reverend] Edw[ ar]d Morgan [vicar of Syston, 1814-1869, and of Ratcliffe on the Wreak, 1818- 1867, both in co. Leicester], from Aberffraw (I), Bangor (I), Cheltenham (I), Pyle [co. Glamorgan] (I), and Syston. The names of the addressees are not ascertainable but the contents of the letters indicate that the majority were written to one person, possibly Thomas Jones of Chester, the recipient of the letters in NLW MS 12757C. Several of the letters contain advice to recipient with regard to preparatory studies, initial steps to be taken, etc., in connection with a desire he had expressed of offering himself as a candidate for Holy Orders. The college at St. Bees, the school at Cowbridge, the Mechanics' Institute, Liverpool, and St. David's College, Lampeter, are mentioned in this context. There are also numerous references to the biographies or selections of the letters of the Calvinistic Methodist clerics or ministers [Thomas] Charles, [John] Elias, Howell Harris, [David] Jones, Llangan, [Daniel] Rowland, and W[illia]m Williams, Pantycelyn, which the writer was preparing for publication or had already published. The letters also refer to correspondence of [the Reverend] Jo[hn] Humphreys [C.M. minister] in the writer's possession, the need to tell Mr. H. Griffith to proceed with a Welsh memoir of [John] Elias, the death of recipient's father, the possibility of recipient writing a memoir of his father and of the aforementioned [John] Humphreys, the writer's willingness to help recipient with his 'intended Periodical', Thomas Parry's account [Cofiant] of [the Reverend John] Davies [C.M. minister] of Nantglyn, contacting the Reverend E. Evans [? Evan Evans ('Ieuan Glan Geirionydd')], 'Jones the poet at Mold' [? the Reverend Thomas Jones ('Glan Alun')], and the Reverend W[illiam] Rees ['Gwilym Hiraethog'], with regard to William Williams, Pantycelyn, an attack on the writer's edition of the letters of [John] Elias ? by [William Williams] 'Caledfrin' (sic) in the Carnarvon Herald, a seminary for young ladies kept in Chester by Mrs. Williams 'wife of a preacher there', a subscription due from Chancellor [Henry] Raikes of Chester [Cathedral] for a copy of the biography of Howel Harris, and an article on the Reverend S[imon] Lloyd [ Methodist cleric] which the writer was preparing.

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The description is also available in the Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume IV (Aberystwyth, 1971).

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See also NLW MSS 12757C, 12837D.

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Formerly known as D. E. Jenkins 44.


Preferred citation: NLW MS 12774C.

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