Item NLW MS 23699E, ff. 119-126. - Saunders Lewis's dismissal from University College of Swansea,

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NLW MS 23699E, ff. 119-126.


Saunders Lewis's dismissal from University College of Swansea,


  • 1936-1937. (Creation)

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The papers were given to the donor by a friend 'thirty years ago when they were demolishing the huts in Swansea'.

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Dr Neil Evans; Coleg Harlech; Donation; August 2000; A2000/56.

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Transcripts of letters and memoranda, both typescript and handwritten, 1936-1937, in support of Saunders Lewis, dismissed from his post as senior lecturer in the Department of Welsh, University College of Swansea, following the Penyberth arson of September 1936.
They include a manuscript draft (ff. 121-123) and partial typescript copy (f. 125), [1937], of a letter sent on behalf of the College's teaching staff to the Executive Council [?of the Association of University Teachers], expressing support for Lewis; a typescript copy of the letter, 20 October 1936, from Principal C. A. Edwards to Lewis, informing him of the decision to suspend him from his duties pending the termination of legal proceedings (f. 120), with a manuscript copy of the same, [1937] (f. 119); a typescript copy of part of a letter, 15 February 1937, to accompany a petition by members of the academic staff calling for his reinstatement (f. 124); and a note by Stephen J. Williams summarising Lewis' literary and political work, published in May 1937 in Universities Review, 9 (1936-37), 169 (f. 126).

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Preferred citation: NLW MS 23699E, ff. 119-126.

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Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

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