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Bangor University
Gwili Letters

Reference code(s): GB 0222 BMSS GWIL

Held at: Bangor University

Title: Gwili Letters

Short Title: Gwili Letters

Creation date(s): 1904 December 31 - 1936 March 17

Level of description: fonds

Extent: 71 items

Name of creator(s): Rev. John Jenkins, also known as Gwili.

CONTEXT

Administrative/Biographical history: John Jenkins, poet and theologian, was born in 1872 at Hendy, Carmarthenshire. He received his education at the Baptist College in Bangor, the University College Cardiff and Jesus College, Oxford.
As well as being a lecturer at Bangor Theological School, he also served as Archdruid of the National Eisteddfod between 1932 and 1936 and was the Crowned Bard of the 1901 National Eisteddfod.
He is the author of Hanfod Duw a Pherson Crist (1931), a history of theology in Wales and also of Caniadau (1934) and Poems (1920) - two collections of poetry, one in Welsh, the other in English.
Rev. John Jenkins died in 1936.
For further biographical information consult Gwili : Cofiant a Phregethau by E. Cefni Jones (1937)

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract: Letters addressed to Gwili from various correspondents, including Ifan ab Owen, Edward Anwyl, Mary Davies, W. J. Gruffydd, Saunders Lewis, D. Lleufer Thomas to name but a few. The correspondents congratulate Gwili on his various achievements and discuss poetry and published works. The compositions entered for several National Eisteddfod competitions are mentioned, including the free meter poems in the Birkenhead Eisteddfod in 1917.

ACCESS AND USE

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement: Arranged alphabetically, according to correspondent, 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: An item level typescript catalogue is available at the Archives Department of the University of Wales Bangor. Reference number : General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts 20784

Language codes: wel eng

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

ALLIED MATERIALS

Related material: The papers of Gwili are held at the National Library of Wales. Also, amongst the David Thomas, Bangor Papers , held at the Archives Department of the University of Wales Bangor, is a letter written by Gwili. Reference number : General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts 19738

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Note: Description compiled by Elen Wyn Hughes, April 2002.

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
Gwili | 1872-1936 | Correspondence

Personal names
Gwili , 1872-1936

Corporate names
Eisteddfod Genedlaethol Cymru | (1917 : | Birkenhead)

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