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Bangor University
Papers of the Rev. R.R. Morris, Blaenau Ffestiniog

Reference code(s): GB 0222 BMSS RRM

Held at: Bangor University

Title: Papers of the Rev. R.R. Morris, Blaenau Ffestiniog

Short Title: Papers of the Rev. R.R. Morris, Blaenau Ffestiniog

Creation date(s): 1885 - 1926

Level of description: fonds

Extent: 74 items

Name of creator(s): Rev. Richard Roberts Morris, 1852-1935


Administrative/Biographical history: Rev. Richard Roberts Morris was a Calvinistic Methodist minister and a poet. Born in 1852 in the parish of Beddgelert, Caernarfonshire he was educated at Clynnog, Caernarfonshire and Holt, Denbighshire and attended the Bala College in 1878.
He served as minister in Siloh chapel, Caernarfon between 1881 and 1893 and then at the Tabernacl chapel in Blaenau Ffestiniog, Merioneth from 1893 until 1924.
As a poet, he competed in several Eisteddfod competitions and some of his hymns appeared in Cân a Moliant. Llyfr Tonau ac Emynau (1916). His most well known hymn is Ysbryd byw y deffroadau
He married Katherine Morris in 1882 and they had four children. He died in 1935.


Scope and content/abstract: A collection of diaries, 1892, 1896, 1904-1905, 1923 and Sunday diaries, 1886-1926 with information regarding chapel meetings and forthcoming sermons. The 1905 diary has references to the religious revival in Blaenau Ffestiniog, Gwynedd.
Note books of sermons and notes on sermons, with lists of sermon topics for young people. Also, note books and loose papers of poetical compositions, in particular pryddestau entered in various Eisteddfod competitions; carols and hymns.
Amongst the miscellaneous items there is a collection book to clear the debt owed by the Tabernacl chapel, 1916 and minutes of the Caernarfon District (C.M.), 1885-1888.


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System of arrangement: Where possible, arranged according to record type and then chronologically. The papers were received at different occasions and are listed separately and 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 9862-9866, 9870-9870A, 9998-10012, 10140-10157A, 10393-10406, 10496, 13573-13591

Language codes: wel


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Note: Description compiled by Elen Wyn Hughes, December 2001.

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

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

Calvinistic Methodists | Wales
Sermons, Welsh | 19th century
Welsh poetry | 20th century

Personal names
Morris , Richard Roberts , 1852-1935

Corporate names
Tabernacl Calvinistic Methodist Chapel (Blaenau Ffestiniog, Wales)

Blaenau Ffestiniog (Wales)

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