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Hughes, H. M., Rev., papers

Reference code(s): GB 0210 HMHHES

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: Rev. H. M. Hughes Papers

Short Title: Hughes, H. M., Rev., papers

Creation date(s): 1870x1932

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.058 cubic metres (2 boxes)

Name of creator(s): Rev. Hugh Michael Hughes


Administrative/Biographical history: The Rev. Hugh Michael Hughes, OBE, BA, DD (1858-1933), Congregational minister, was born in Llanllechid, Caernarfonshire, the son of Michael and Elizabeth Hughes. He was educated at the Memorial College, Brecon, and later at Aberystwyth and Cardiff University Colleges, graduating in 1898. He was ordained in 1886 and held pastorates in Old Tabernacl, Holyhead, Grove Street, Liverpool and Ebenezer, Cardiff. He was the pastor for Ebenezer, Cardiff for nearly forty years. He was the editor of Y Tyst, the Welsh Congregational weekly, and secretary of `Y Gronfa', the Welsh Independent Chapel Debts Fund, for twenty years. He was also the President of the Congregational Union of Wales, the Vice-President of Cardiff University College, and occasionally the Chairman of the Committee of Brecon Memorial College. He was the author of several books: John Penry [1912], Griffith John, arwr China (1914), Yr Iesu Sicr, and Esboniad ar yr Ephesiaid. He married Mary Ann Howell. He died on 15 January 1933 in Cardiff.


Scope and content/abstract: Letters, 1883-1928; diaries, 1923-1932; biographical materials of Welsh interest; sermons; addresses and papers on religious, moral, political and historical subjects, including Congregationalism; poetry, including hymns; and papers relating to the history of Ebenezer Welsh Congregational Church, Cardiff, and to his biography of Griffith John, missionary to China, including letters from him, 1889-1894, and proof copies of Griffith John, D.D.: Arwr China.


Language/scripts of material: Welsh, English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: letters to H. M. Hughes; miscellaneous papers; portraits and sketches.

Conditions governing access: Readers consulting modern papers in the National Library of Wales are required to sign the 'Modern papers - data protection' form.

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.

Finding aids: A hard copy of the catalogue is available at the National Library of Wales. The catalogue can be accessed online.

Detailed catalogue


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records donated to the National Library of Wales have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are not expected.

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Donated to the National Library of Wales by Mrs T. M. Hughes, Aberystwyth, October 1958.



Note: Title supplied from content of fonds.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Seri Crawley for the ANW Project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: National Library of Wales, Schedule of the late Rev. H. M. Hughes Papers; Dictionary of Welsh Biography down to 1940 (London, 1959).

Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2, and LCSH

Date(s) of descriptions: February 2003

Congregationalism | Clergy | Wales | Archives
Congregationalism | Wales
Congregationalists | Wales | Diaries
Hughes, Hugh Michael, | 1858-1933 | Archives
John, Griffith, | 1831-1912 | Biography
Missionaries | China

Personal names
Hughes , H. M. (Hugh Michael) , 1858-1933
John , Griffith , 1831-1912

Corporate names
Ebenezer Welsh Congregational Church (Cardiff, Wales)


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