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Bangor University
Papers of Robert Griffith, Manchester

Reference code(s): GB 0222 BMSS RGM

Held at: Bangor University

Title: Papers of Robert Griffith, Manchester

Short Title: Papers of Robert Griffith, Manchester

Creation date(s): 1756 - 1907

Level of description: fonds

Extent: 11 items

Name of creator(s): Robert Griffith.


Administrative/Biographical history: Robert Griffith, born in 1847 in Llangernyw, Denbighshire was a man of letters who enjoyed the company of many literary people such as Idris Fychan and Nicholas Bennett. He competed in many Eisteddfodau but is best known for his published work Llyfr Cerdd Dannau (1913).
He worked for the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway Co. in Manchester as a carpenter and died in 1911.
Consult the three manuscript volumes of autobiography within these papers for further biographical information.


Scope and content/abstract: The papers consist of a collection of letters written to and from various individuals. From Nicholas Bennett to Ceiriog, Idris Fychan and Robert Griffith which contain much information on old Welsh verses and harpists etc. From J.H. Davies, Sir Owen Edwards and Gwilym Cowlyd to Robert Griffith. From Robert Griffith to Mrs Ceiriog Hughes, Nicholas Bennett and Mr Robert Davies. From R. Gutyn Ebrill and Ceiriog etc. to others.
The three volumes of autobiography are full of comments about the people of Llanrwst, Denbighshire and the local country industries. Also, they provide details of the life of Robert Griffith in Manchester and his troubles as a writer and Eisteddfod competitor.
The essays cover various subjects such as the history of the interludes of Wales, Idris Fychan, Inigo Jones, Sir John Wynn and Gwydir families, ghosts and fairies. These were entered for Eisteddfod competitions in the 1900's. In addition, there is an interlude by Elis y Cowper, in his own hand, entitled Captain Argulus , 1756.


Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement: Papers 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 numbers : General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts 1001-1011

Language codes: wel


Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Donated by Rev. J. Francis Griffith, Carmel, Holywell, Flintshire, nephew of Robert Griffith.



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

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

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

Biography | 19th century
Griffith, Robert, | 1847-1911 | Correspondence
Interludes, Welsh
Llanrwst (Wales) | Social life and customs
Welsh | England | Manchester

Personal names
Bennett , Nicholas , 1823-1899
Griffith , Robert , 1847-1911
Jones , John , 1825-1887
Roberts , Ellis , d. 1789

Corporate names

Llanrwst (Wales)

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