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Bangor University
Gwilym Deudraeth Papers

Reference code(s): GB 0222 BMSS GDEU

Held at: Bangor University

Title: Gwilym Deudraeth Papers

Short Title: Gwilym Deudraeth Papers

Creation date(s): 1920s - 1930s

Level of description: fonds

Extent: 8 items

Name of creator(s): Gwilym Deudraeth.

CONTEXT

Administrative/Biographical history: William Thomas Edwards, 1863 - 1940, is better known by his bardic name, Gwilym Deudraeth. Although born into a seafaring family, he went to work at the Oakeley Quarry in Blaenau Ffestiniog and later on the Ffestiniog Railway.
He was a poet, composing numerous englynion , and his work was published in 1926, Ychydig ar gof a chadw and in 1943, Yr Awen Barod . He died in 1940.

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract: Poems, in particular englynion , written by Gwilym Deudraeth. Also, 2 bound volumes of letters, one containing 116 letters written by Gwilym Deudraeth to J. W. Jones of Blaenau Ffestiniog, mostly undated, which contain some of his poetical compositions. He writes of his life in Wales and gives his opinion on Welsh writers and adjudicators.

ACCESS AND USE

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement: Items received at different occasions and thus incorporated separately 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: Item level typescript catalogues are available at the Archives Department of the University of Wales Bangor. Reference numbers : General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts 1548, 2545, 3009-3009B, 9782-83, 10373

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Several items presented by J. W. Jones of Blaenau Ffestiniog.

ALLIED MATERIALS

Related material: Further material relating to Gwilym Deudraeth is held at the Archives Department of the University of Wales Bangor. Consult the Papers of J.W. Jones, Blaenau Ffestiniog and the card indices of the Department for details.

Publication note: Gwilym Deudraeth, Ychydig ar gof a chadw , 1926

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Note: Description compiled by Elen Wyn Hughes, June 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
Englyns | 20th century
Welsh poetry | 20th century

Personal names
Gwilym Deudraeth , 1863-1940
Jones , J. W. (John William) , 1883-1954

Corporate names

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