Papers of Myllin Literary and Debating Society

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Comprises 15 issues of the magazine produced by the Myllin Literary and Debating Society, February 1898-September 1901.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Myllin Literary and Debating Society of Llanfyllin, Montgomeryshire, produced its first magazine, edited by H.J. Williams, in February 1898. This issue stated that the aim of the magazine, which consisted of the literary contributions of its very young members, was to supplement the work that the society was doing at meetings. This included improvement of members' intellectual abilities and their development as useful citizens and good men and women which will enable us to live side by side in this world, without bitterness and hostility.

Nine issues in this collection, numbers 7-15, were printed and distributed as part of a localised edition of monthly magazines such as Household Words, or The Home Messenger.

Arrangement

Material was received on different occasions, arranged in chronological order and incorporated into the General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts .

Conditions Governing Access

Open to all users

Note

Description compiled by Anne Lenaghan, February 2002.

Other Finding Aids

Item level word-processed list is available at the Archives Department of the University of Wales, Bangor. Reference numbers: General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts: 102-115

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright conditions apply. Reprographics are made at the discretion of the Archivist.

Related Material

Amongst the Papers of David Thomas also held at the Archives Department of the University of Wales, Bangor there are two further items relating to the Myllin Literary and Debating Society: a minute book, 1889-1895 and a magazine, March 1900. Reference numbers: General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts 19286 A -19287

A minute book of the Myllin Literary and Debating Society, 1935-41, is held at the National Library of Wales, see reference at Historical Manuscripts Commission National Register of Archives.

Bibliography

  • Myllin Literary and Debating Society Magazine
  • Household Words
  • The Home Messenger