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Bangor University
Hugh Derfel Hughes Papers

Reference code(s): GB 0222 BMSS HDH

Held at: Bangor University

Title: Hugh Derfel Hughes Papers

Short Title: Hugh Derfel Hughes Papers

Creation date(s): 1845-1879

Level of description: fonds

Extent: 17 items

Name of creator(s): Hugh Derfel Hughes

CONTEXT

Administrative/Biographical history: Hugh Derfel Hughes was born in Llandderfel, Merionethshire in 1816. After working as a farm labourer for some years, he found work at the Penrhyn Quarry in Bethesda, Caernarfonshire. In 1846, he married and settled in Pendinas, Tregarth, Caernarfonshire - his wife's home.
Hugh Derfel Hughes' interest in writing poetry began at a young age. He also took an interest in Welsh history, local history, antiquities, geography and botany.
He wrote several books. Amongst his most well known publications are his collections of poetry Blodeu'r Gân (1844) and Y Gweithiwr Caniadgar (1849), and also his history of the parishes of Llandegai and Llanllechid in Caernarfonshire, Hynafiaethau Llandegai a Llanllechid (1866).
Hugh Derfel Hughes was the grandfather of Sir Ifor Williams (1881-1965).

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract: The papers consist of a group of 16 items, letters written to Hugh Derfel Hughes by various Welshmen and women such as Nicander, Meudwy Mon, Ceiriog, William Roos and Adela Douglas Pennant. The subject matter varies amongst these letters although several relate to the publications of Hugh Derfel Hughes, in particular Hynafiaethau Llandegai a Llanllechid.
There is also a written adjudication by Hugh Derfel Hughes, acting as adjudicator in a Bethesda Literary Society competition in November 1858.

ACCESS AND USE

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement: The papers have been incorporated into the General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts. There is no apparent system of arrangement.

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: An item level list is available at the Department of Manuscripts of the University of Wales Bangor. Reference numbers : General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts 1894 and 5709 .

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

ALLIED MATERIALS

Related material: Also held at the Department of Manuscripts of the University of Wales are other items relating to Hugh Derfel Hughes, a letter and an englyn written by him. Reference numbers : General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts 3218 (11) and 5403A (6).

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Note: Description compiled by Elen Wyn Hughes, August 2001

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

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


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
Hughes, Hugh Derfel, | 1816-1890 | Correspondence
Welsh poetry | 19th century

Personal names
Hughes , Hugh Derfel , 1816-1890

Corporate names
Bethesda Literary Society

Places
Bethesda (Gwynedd, Wales)

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