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National Library of Wales
William Thomas ('Glanffrwd'), papers

Reference code(s): GB 0210 GLARWD

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: William Thomas ('Glanffrwd') Papers

Short Title: William Thomas ('Glanffrwd'), papers

Creation date(s): 1860-1939

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 6 volumes

Name of creator(s): William Thomas


Administrative/Biographical history: The Rev. William Thomas ('Glanffrwd') (1843-1890), cleric and historian, was born at Ynysybwl, Glamorgan. He became a Calvinistic Methodist preacher, but after a year as minister, he joined the Established Church. In 1875 he was ordained and made curate of West Cornforth, Co. Durham, and later of Mold, Flintshire. He was made vicar-choral, and later chief vicar of St Asaph. Glanffrwd was a strong supporter of the eisteddfod, acting as a conductor. He published poetry in the collection Sisialon y Ffrwyd and wrote on the subjects of antiquity and linguistics, and also historical work, notably Plwf Llanwynno (1888). The work of Glanffrwd continued to be published after his death by the Glamorgan Free Press.


Scope and content/abstract: Personal and related papers, 1860-1939, including correspondence, 1871-1890; sermons; [?1870s]-[?1880s]; literary papers; [?1870s]-[?1880s]; eisteddfod papers, 1860-1887; press cuttings, 1914-1939; and poetry, 1868-1918.


Language/scripts of material: Welsh, English

System of arrangement: Arranged into NLW MSS 16698-703.

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: The catalogue is available online. Hard copies of the catalogue and of a former catalogue (1955) are available at the National Library of Wales.

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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 by Morgan Thomas, New Jersey, USA, 1955.



Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW Project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: NLW Schedule of William Thomas 'Glanffrwd' Papers (1955); Dictionary of Welsh Biography down to 1940 (London, 1959); Meic Stephens, Oxford Companion to the Literature of Wales (1986).

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

Date(s) of descriptions: March 2003

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