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Bangor University
Gwilym Pennant Manuscripts

Reference code(s): GB 0222 BMSS GPEN

Held at: Bangor University

Title: Gwilym Pennant Manuscripts

Short Title: Gwilym Pennant Manuscripts

Creation date(s): 1864 - 1891

Level of description: fonds

Extent: 13 items

Name of creator(s): William Powell, 1830 - 1902, also known as Gwilym Pennant


Administrative/Biographical history: William Powell Gwilym Pennant ) was born in Dolbenmaen, Caernarfonshire in 1830. He worked in the Llanberis slate quarries until 1852 and then moved to London as a stonemason. He was a typical poet of the Victorian era, a fervent Eisteddfod competitor but very rarely a first prize winner. His work was published in Yr Herald and Y Faner amongst other periodicals. He married twice and had five children. He died in 1902.


Scope and content/abstract: The collection consists of the poetical works of Gwilym Pennant , all composed for poetical meetings and entry in Eisteddfod competitions (national and regional), 1864 - 1891. In addition, his adjudication of a poem and a scrapbook of his own poetical addresses.


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System of arrangement: The collection has been incorporated into the General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts and arranged chronologically.

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 4997 - 5009

Language codes: wel


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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

Welsh poetry | 19th century

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Powell , William , 1830-1902

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