Rhiw Calvinistic Methodist Church financial records and annual reports, 1914-1966; papers of Bryfdir, 1888-1937, including eisteddfod programmes, adjudications and committee minutes, 1888-1898, poetry and notes in the autograph of Bryfdir, written on some of the above items, [before 1947]; mural, 1898; and radio scripts, 1937.
Dogfennau Preswylfa, Rhiwbryfdir
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- ReferenceGB 220 ZM/932
- Dates of Creation1888-1966
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialWelsh English
- Physical Description(24 items)
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Humphrey Jones ('Bryfdir', 1867-1947) was a Merionethshire quarryman and poet. From the age of 12 he worked as a quarryman in Blaenau Ffestiniog. He wrote poetry and competed in eisteddfodau from an early age, winning many bardic chairs and crowns. He was also well known as an eisteddfod compere. He died on 22 January 1947. Eglwys y Rhiw was a Calvinistic Methodist Church in Blaenau Ffestiniog, Merionethshire, founded in 1856.
Arranged into the following: Bryfdir; and Eglwys y Rhiw.
Conditions Governing Access
Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Meirionnydd Archives, Miscellaneous Collection (ZM/932), catalogue; Meirionnydd Archives, Miscellaneous Collection (ZM/1480), catalogue; Dictionary of Welsh Biography, 1941-1970 (London, 2001).
Other Finding Aids
Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Meirionnydd Archives and the National Library of Wales.
Conditions Governing Use
Usual copyright regulations apply
All records have been retained
The papers came into the possession of Mrs H. B. Jones, Preswylfa, Rhiwbryfdir, Blaenau Ffestiniog.
Accruals are not expected