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Bangor University
W. J. Gruffydd Papers

Reference code(s): GB 0222 BMSS WJG

Held at: Bangor University

Title: W. J. Gruffydd Papers

Short Title: W. J. Gruffydd Papers

Creation date(s): 1909 - 1943

Level of description: fonds

Extent: 4 items

Name of creator(s): W. J. Gruffydd


Administrative/Biographical history: William John Gruffydd was born in 1881 in the parish of Llanddeiniolen, Caernarfonshire. He received his education at Jesus College, Oxford and became a renowned poet, scholar and critic. He married Gwenda Evans in 1909 and was elected in the 1943 bye-election as M.P. for the University of Wales seat - a seat which he held until 1950 when parliamentary representation of the Universities was abolished. He died in 1954.
For further biographical details consult W. J. Gruffydd by Robin Chapman, 1993.


Scope and content/abstract: Documents relating to W.J. Gruffydd, including :
Wedding photograph of W. J. Gruffydd and Gwenda Evans, 1909.
Article entitled My literary indiscretions : A famous Welshman on his country's literature which appeared in T.P.'s and Cassell's Weekly on 19 March 1927 (2 copies)
Account of expenses in connection with the candidature of Professor W. J. Gruffydd during the University of Wales Bye-election, 1942/3.


Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement: Incorporated into the General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts

Conditions governing access: Open to all users.

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright conditions apply. Reprographics are made at the discretion of the Archivist.

Finding aids: A typescript catalogue is available at the Archives Department of the University of Wales Bangor. Reference numbers : General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts 15427, 15448, 17666, 32285

Language codes: eng


Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:


Related material: The W. J. Gruffydd Papers are held at the National Library of Wales.


Note: Description compiled by Elen Wyn Hughes, April 2003.

Rules or conventions: Created following ISAD(G) and Archives Hub Data Creation Guidelines

Date(s) of descriptions: Prior to 16-11-2004


Personal names
Gruffydd , William John , 1881-1954

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