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Bangor University
Papers of Glyn Myfyr

Reference code(s): GB 0222 BMSS GLYNM

Held at: Bangor University

Title: Papers of Glyn Myfyr

Short Title: Papers of Glyn Myfyr

Creation date(s): ca 1890 - ca 1935

Level of description: fonds

Extent: 37 items

Name of creator(s): Evan Williams, also known by his bardic name Glyn Myfyr

CONTEXT

Administrative/Biographical history: Evan Williams, bard, was born in Llanfihangel Glyn Myfyr, Denbighshire in 1897 and is known to have lived in Blaenau Ffestiniog, Merionethshire. Amongst his published works there are three compilations of poetry, Briallu'r glyn (1896), Meillion y glyn (190-?) and Rhosynau'r Glyn (1901). Also, Y Deimwnt Du a rhai caniadau (1917) which is a pamphlet containing an essay on the history of coal together with a few poems. He died in February 1937.

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract: The collection consists of poems and compositions made by Glyn Myfyr for various occasions such as christmas, birthdays and weddings. Also, elegies and poems for Eisteddfod competitions, in Wales and America, together with addresses made at literary meetings and lectures on Hedd Wyn and Twm o'r Nant
The letters written to Glyn Myfyr are from various correspondents, including some from America, Australia and Canada. Of particular interest are the letters regarding his argument with the officials of the Edmonton Eisteddfod, Canada in 1935 regarding the chair he had won.

ACCESS AND USE

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement: The papers are scattered throughout 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 catalogue is available at the Department of Manuscripts of the University of Wales Bangor. Reference numbers : General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts 2144 - 2175, 2381, 4676, 9778 - 9779, 10392

Language codes: wel

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

ALLIED MATERIALS

Related material: Other items, a scrapbook and poem, relating to Glyn Myfyr , are to be found amongst the holdings of the Department of Manuscripts of the University of Wales Bangor. Reference numbers : General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts 2385, 2000 (28)

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Note: Description compiled by Elen Wyn Hughes, September 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
Welsh poetry | 19th century
Welsh poetry | 20th century

Personal names
Glyn Myfyr , 1897-1937

Corporate names
Edmonton Eisteddfod | (1935 : Edmonton, Canada)

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