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Thomas, C. Tawelfryn, papers

Reference code(s): GB 0210 MSCTAWEL

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: C. Tawelfryn Thomas Papers

Short Title: Thomas, C. Tawelfryn, papers

Creation date(s): 1837-1938

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 9 volumes

Name of creator(s): Rev. C. Tawelfryn Thomas

CONTEXT

Administrative/Biographical history: The Rev. Cadwaladr Tawelfryn Thomas (1856-1939) was minister of the Congregational Church, Y Groes-wen, Glamorgan, 1880-1926. He was a hymn writer and had an interest in Welsh poetry, corresponding with many contemporary poets. He acquired some manuscripts of William Cosslett (Gwilym Elian, 1831-1904), a colliery official at Hendredenny Colliery, near Caerphilly, and a successful local poet.

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract: Papers of the Rev. C. Tawelfryn Thomas, 1837-1938, comprising letters addressed to him from religious, literary and political figures, 1874-1938, mainly about biographical details of historical and contemporary ministers and poets, eisteddfod competitions, publication of books and articles, including Thomas's own work on Ieuan Gwynedd, the Independent College in Bala, personal matters, preaching engagements and ministers' appointments; stanzas composed by him; and poetry by William Cosslett (Gwilym Elian) and others, 1837-1903.

ACCESS AND USE

Language/scripts of material: English, Welsh

System of arrangement: Arranged according to NLW MSS reference numbers: NLW MSS 9712-5, 12895-9.

Conditions governing access: Readers consulting modern papers in the National Library of Wales are required to abide by the conditions set out in information provided when applying for their Readers' Tickets, whereby the reader shall become responsible for compliance with the Data Protection Act 1998 in relation to any processing by them of personal data obtained from modern records held at the Library.

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright laws apply.

Finding aids: The descriptions are also available in Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume 3 (Aberystwyth, 1961) (NLW MSS 9712-5), and Volume 4 (Aberystwyth, 1971) (NLW MSS 12895-9); NLW MSS 9712-9715 are described in more detail in the former catalogue NLW, Schedule of Tawelfryn Thomas Papers (1935).

Detailed catalogue

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

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 the Rev. C. Tawelfryn Thomas, Taff's Well, per Sir D. Lleufer Thomas, February 1935 (NLW MSS 9712-5); donated by the Rev. C. Tawelfryn Thomas, Pontllanffraith, June 1938 (NLW MSS 12895-9).

ALLIED MATERIALS

Related material: For other manuscripts of William Cosslett, at one time in the possession of C. Tawelfryn Thomas, see NLW MSS 24039-40.

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Note: Title based on contents of fonds.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Annette Strauch for the ANW project, and revised by Rhys Morgan Jones. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: NLW, Schedule of Tawelfryn Thomas Papers; Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Vols 3-4 (Aberystwyth, 1961-1971); NLW, Guide to the Department of Manuscripts and Records (1994); and 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: April 2003, April 2013


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
Clergy | Appointment, call, and election
Clergy | Wales | Biography
Eisteddfodau | Wales
Jones, Evan, | 1820-1852
Poets, Welsh language | 19th century | Biography
Thomas, C. Tawelfryn | (Cadwaladr Tawelfryn), | 1856-1939 | Archives
Thomas, C. Tawelfryn | (Cadwaladr Tawelfryn), | 1856-1939 | Correspondence
Welsh poetry | 19th century

Personal names
Cosslett , William , 1831-1904
Thomas , C. Tawelfryn (Cadwaladr Tawelfryn) , 1856-1939

Corporate names
Athrofa Annibynol y Bala

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