J. M. Howell Papers,

Scope and Content

Papers of John Morgan Howell of Aberaeron, 1871-1960, including exercise books containing a memorandum for 1871 and a history, in Welsh, of Dr Thomas Phillips, Neuaddlwyd, by J. M. Howell; books of press cuttings containing articles relating to Aberaeron, 1873-1931, operas, 1920-1960 (collected by G[eraint] M. Howell), and the poetry, 1889-1921, of Margaret Aeron Davies; and articles by J. M. Howell, 1897; family correspondence, 1888-1926, and miscellaneous letters and papers, 1875-1946; a volume of typescript copies of Christmas carols in Welsh composed by J. M. Howell, collected and bound by J. Seymour Rees, 1941; and a pedigree of the Howells family of Penybaily, parish of Llangunllo; together with some papers of his daughter, the late Mrs Nesta Poulgrain (née Nesta Howell), including a diary of a journey to Naples [by Mrs Poulgrain, 1937]; and exercise books, containing a copy of the diary and poetry (1918).

Administrative / Biographical History

John Morgan Howell (1855-1927) from Aberaeron, Cardiganshire, was a County Councillor and Alderman of Cardiff County Council and served as Chair of the Council, 1918-1919. He was a frequent writer to the Welsh press on subjects of literary and public interest, and won many prizes as a poet.

Arrangement

Arranged according to type of material.

Access Information

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Acquisition Information

Bequest by M. N. Poulgrain, Aberaeron, Dyfed, per the late Dr. C. H. Cotter, Aberaeron, Dyfed, October 1981.

Note

John Morgan Howell (1855-1927) from Aberaeron, Cardiganshire, was a County Councillor and Alderman of Cardiff County Council and served as Chair of the Council, 1918-1919. He was a frequent writer to the Welsh press on subjects of literary and public interest, and won many prizes as a poet.

The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: NLW, Minor Lists and Summaries, 1982; NLW, W. W. Price Biographical Index.

Title supplied from contents of fonds.

Other Finding Aids

A hard copy of the catalogue is available in Minor Lists and Summaries 1982, pp. 27-28, at the National Library of Wales. The catalogue can be accessed online.

Archivist's Note

April 2003

Compiled by Annette Strauch for the ANW project.

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright regulations apply

Appraisal Information

Action: All records have been retained.

Accruals

Accruals are not expected.

Related Material

Further papers of J. M. Howell are in NLW MSS 20949-20951 and 20979-20981 (see NLW Annual Reports for 1940-1, p. 22; 1971-2, p. 48; 1972-3, p. 44; 1978-9, p. 53).

Additional Information

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