Papers of Gwilym Prysor

Scope and Content

The collection consists of songs and poems composed for variousspecial occasions; sermons preached on the opening of a chapel inDolwyddelan; a letter from Gwilym Prysor to the Baroness Willoughby de Eresby; an address on the moral deterioration ofWales; essays on various subjects; and a draft of the poem Meirionnydd.

Also included are essays written by John Parry Hughes and R. R. Hughes, Dolwyddelan, and a collection of verses by Robert P. Hughes of Bangor, Pennsylvania, United States, sons of Gwilym Prysor.

Administrative / Biographical History

William Hughes, cobbler, was also known by his bardic name, Gwilym Prysor. Born in 1826, he lived in Dolwyddelan, Caernarfonshire and was the father of Rev. William Pari Huws, Dolgellau.


The papers were received by the Department at two separateoccasions and as a result, they have been catalogued as twoseparate groups within the General Collection of BangorManuscripts. There is no apparent system of arrangement.

Conditions Governing Access

Open to all users.

Acquisition Information

The second group of papers were given to the Department by thenephew of Gwilym Prysor, Dr G. Pari-Huws of Old Colwyn, Denbighshire.


Description compiled by Elen Wyn Hughes, July 2001 and modified October 2002.

Other Finding Aids

An item level typescript catalogue is available at the Department ofManuscripts of the University of Wales Bangor. Referencenumbers : General Collection of Bangor Manucripts :17956-17975, 18902-18923, 24725-24726.

Conditions Governing Use

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

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