The collection consists of the poetical works of Gwilym Pennant, all composed for poetical meetings and entry in Eisteddfod competitions (national and regional), 1864 - 1891. In addition, his adjudication of a poem and a scrapbook of his own poetical addresses.
Gwilym Pennant Manuscripts
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Administrative / Biographical History
William Powell (Gwilym Pennant) was born in Dolbenmaen, Caernarfonshire in 1830. He worked in the Llanberis slate quarries until 1852 and then moved to London as a stonemason. He was a typical poet of the Victorian era, a fervent Eisteddfod competitor but very rarely a first prize winner. His work was published in Yr Herald and Y Faner amongst other periodicals. He married twice and had five children. He died in 1902.
The collection has been incorporated into the General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts and arranged chronologically.
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Description compiled by Elen Wyn Hughes, September 2001
Other Finding Aids
An item level catalogue is available at the Department of Manuscripts of the University of Wales Bangor. Reference numbers : General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts 4997 - 5009
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Usual copyright conditions apply. Reprographics are made at the discretion of the Archivist.