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Bangor University
Mathonwy Hughes Letters

Reference code(s): GB 0222 BMSS MATH

Held at: Bangor University

Title: Mathonwy Hughes Letters

Short Title: Mathonwy Hughes Letters

Creation date(s): 1950 July 20 - 1965 December 15

Level of description: fonds

Extent: 4 items

Name of creator(s): Mathonwy Hughes.


Administrative/Biographical history: Mathonwy Hughes, poet and editor, was born in Llanllyfni, Gwynedd in 1901. He worked as the assistant editor for Baner ac Amserau Cymru and was involved in the Workers Education Association, conducting evening classes in Denbigh and Mynydd Hiraethog, Denbighshire. In 1956 he won the chair at the Aberdare National Eisteddfod and in 1977 he was awarded the Sir Ifor Williams scholarship at the University College of North Wales to study the work of Gwilym R. Jones. The research work resulted in the publication of Awen Gwilym R in 1980. Amongst his other publications are four collections of poetry, four collections of essays and an autobiography, Atgofion Mab y Mynydd (1982).
Mathonwy Hughes died in 1999. A collection of articles celebrating his life and work appeared in 2001 entitled Cofio Mathonwy.


Scope and content/abstract: Letters and a post card addressed to Mathonwy Hughes as editor of Baner ac Amserau Cymru regarding the publication of material. One item is on the subject of the Car Tax Campaign of Cymdeithas yr Iaith, the Welsh language society.


Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement: Arranged chronologically 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 31121 - 31124


Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Presented by Mr Mathonwy Hughes.



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


Personal names
Hughes , Mathonwy

Corporate names
Cymdeithas yr Iaith Gymraeg


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