Item NLW MS 23981E, ff. 34-36. - Sir Lewis Morris letters,

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NLW MS 23981E, ff. 34-36.


Sir Lewis Morris letters,


  • 1892-1909. (Creation)

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3 ff. (ff. 34-35 originally folded as two leaves) Letters torn, and repaired at NLW with some loss of text.

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Sir Lewis Morris (1833-1907), poet and educationist, was born in Carmarthen. He trained at the Bar but his most important work was that done for higher education in Wales.

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Whyte G. Owen (great-grandson of Whyte Glendower Owen); Rochester, Minnesota; Donation; April 2010; 006004488.

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Two letters, December 1892, April 1897, from (Sir) Lewis Morris, London, to Dr Whyte Glendower Owen, White Castle, Louisiana, mainly conveying personal and family news (ff. 34-35).
An additional envelope addressed to Owen, from an unknown sender, postmarked Dolwyddelan, 1909, is also included (f. 36). Owen and Morris were the great-grandsons of Goronwy Owen (1723-1769) and of Lewis Morris (1701-1765) respectively.

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Arranged chronologically at NLW.

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Preferred citation: NLW MS 23981E, ff. 34-36.

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Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

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  • Text: NLW MS 23981E, ff. 34-36.