Sub-fonds 25-27 - Letters from Rhodri Morgan

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25-27

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Letters from Rhodri Morgan

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  • 1961-1963 (Creation)

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1 small box.

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Donated by Prys Morgan, November 2020.

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A collection of 88 letters from Rhodri Morgan sent to his family while he was studying at Harvard University. Thanks to a scholarship provided by the Thomas and Elizabeth Williams (Loughor School Board) Fund, Rhodri Morgan was able to study and travel in the USA between 1961 and 1963. Most of the letters were sent from Harvard University, but many were sent from various locations across the USA while Rhodri Morgan was on vacation, studying or working. In the letters he discusses university life, his studies, his budget, his developing political interests and notes various friends and experiences which shaped his political outlook. Prys Morgan's detailed notes on many of these contacts are contained in file 25.

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All material has been retained. Photographs have been transferred to the Photograph Collection.

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Arranged into three files by date; September- December 1961; January-December 1962; and December 1962-August 1963.

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  • Welsh

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5 pages of notes, provided by Prys Morgan explaining the background to Rhodri Morgan's time in the USA, noting his friends and discussing the contents of the letters are included in file 25.

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