File NLW MS 12896C. - Letters to the Rev. C. Tawelfryn Thomas (J-O),

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NLW MS 12896C.


Letters to the Rev. C. Tawelfryn Thomas (J-O),


  • 1877-1931. (Creation)

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Guarded and bound at NLW, 1967.

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Thirty-seven holograph and autograph letters and postcards (surnames J-O), 1877-1931, addressed to the Rev. C. Tawelfryn Thomas. Frequent references to the Rev. Evan Jones (Ieuan Gwynedd) in the correspondence relate mostly to Thomas's biography, Cofiant Darluniadol Mewn Rhyddiaeth a Chân i'r Diweddar Barch. Evan Jones... (Dolgellau, 1909).
The correspondents are D[avid] Emrys James (Dewi Emrys), Pontypridd, 1912 (personal, the writer's pryddest on Ieuan Gwynedd); C. R. Jones, Llanfyllin, 1897 (2) (matters relating to the periodical Y Dysgedydd, contributions by recipient); Evan Jones, Plas, Chwilog, [undated] (information re Ellis Owen [1789-1868, farmer and poet, of Cefn-y-meysydd, parish of Ynyscynhaearn], reminiscences of Owen Owens (Owain Lleyn), farmer and poet, of Bodnithoedd, Llyn); [the Rev.] E[van] T[alfryn] Jones, Llanelly, 1912 (arrangements for a lecture, Christmas greetings in verse); [the Rev.] H[ugh] Jones, Birkenhead, [undated] (arrangements for a collection in the writer's church on behalf of the [Independent] College [at Bala], difficulties in connection therewith arising from the controversy concerning [the Rev.] M[ichael] D[aniel] J[ones] and the two constitutions, plans to build a new chapel); [Humphrey B. Jones] Garmonydd, Pontypridd, 1884 (lectures by the writer); [the Rev.] J[ohn] Morgan Jones, Cardiff, 1897 (recipient's book on [the Rev. Griffith] Hughes, Y Groes wen, complaints that Beriah Gwynfe Evans was creating denominational strife); [the Rev.] J[osiah] Towyn Jones, Penydarren, Carmarthen, and Cwmamman, [18]81-6 (3) (personal, news of acquaintances, 'ystori Dr. Tom a phregethwyr Aberdar'); [the Rev.] R[ichard] W[illiam] Jones, Caergybi, 1927 (a request for information for a proposed biography of [the Rev.] J[ohn] Puleston Jones [published Caernarfon, 1930]); Tho[ma]s Jones, Cerrigellgwm, Ysbyty Ifan, [19]31 (childhood reminiscences, stories about [William Rees] Gwilym Hiraethog, the writer's volume B[eirdd] Uwch Aled [(Llundain, 1930)], a poem, ?by the writer, which had won a chair at Llanrwst, the writer's forthcoming volume of verse [Pitar Puw a'i Berthynasau (Aberystwyth, 1932)]); [the Rev.] W[atkin] B[ronfryn] Joseph (Y Myfyr), Colwyn Bay, 1881 (2) (impressions of Colwyn Bay and North Wales, ?an inclination to move to South Wales, decision to go to Utica [U.S.A., as pastor of the Welsh Congregational Church there], a call to [the Rev. Owen Evans] 'y brawd o Lanbrynmair' to become pastor of Fetter Lane [Congregational Church], London, preaching engagements); [the Rev.] T[homas] Lewis [The Independent College], Bala and Bangor, 1881-9 (8) (personal, college affairs, an offer of £1,500 to the college by [Samuel] Morley, [MP] (1885), the college library (1888), recommending a student named H. P. Thomas as a potential pastor (1889)); [the Rev.] W[illiam] Lloyd, Tredegar, [19]08 (replying to a request for information re Ieuan [Gwynedd]); J. C. Meggitt, Barry, 1926 (the writer's nomination as chairman of the Congregational Union); Eluned [Morgan of Patagonia], Cardiff, [undated] (3) (personal, a trip to North Wales, offering to lecture at Groeswen, sending a copy of one of her publications, the illness of her father, preparations for returning to Patagonia); O[wen] Morien Morgan, Pontypridd, 1903-17 (2) (notes on [the Rev. Jabez Edmund Jenkins] Creidiol, scriptural allusions); R. O. Morris, Porthmadog, [18]79 (recipient's call to Y Groeswen [Congregational Church]); [the Rev.] W[illiam] Nicholson, Liverpool, 1879-82 (2) (personal, activity in the writer's church [Grove Street Congregational Church], the painting of the chapel, alterations to the pulpit, the controversy relating to the Independent College, Bala, a suggestion that personal animosity between [the Rev.] Dr. J[ohn] Thomas [of Liverpool] and Professor [Michael Daniel] Jones [of Bala] was hindering a settlement, a danger that the denomination might end up with two colleges in Bala); [the Rev.] Henry Oliver, Bristol, 1908 (information re Ieuan Gwynedd); [the Rev.] O[wen] Lloyd Owen, Birkenhead, [19]12 (the writer's acceptance of a call to Sardis [Congregational Church, Pontypridd]); and William Owen, Llanharan, 1877-8 (2) (a preaching journey collecting [on behalf of the Independent College, Bala], references to the controversy relating to the college, the writer's ordination).

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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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Preferred citation: NLW MS 12896C.

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  • Text: NLW MS 12896C.