Series AF3 - O.M. Edwards: letters to his wife Ellen Edwards

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


  • 1887-1918 (lacking 1901-1905) (Creation)

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12 folders

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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.

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Arranged chronologically by and within each file.

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  • Welsh

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Ellen Edwards's letters to her husband, 1887-1918, are CE1/1-15.

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Davies, Hazel Walford, (ed.), Llythyrau Syr O. M. Edwards ac Elin Edwards, 1887-1920 (Llandysul, 1991)

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Preferred citation: AF3

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  • Text: AF3.