Letters relating to Welsh periodicals in America and Australia

Scope and Content

87 letters from various correspondents in America, Australia and Canada to Thomas Richards, 1930-1933 on the subject of Welsh periodicals published in those countries.

Administrative / Biographical History

In the 1930's, Thomas Richards, the Librarian of the University College of North Wales, successfully campaigned to create a collection of Welsh periodicals from America and Australia for the University Library. Amongst the generous donors were W. S. Jones of Columbus, Wisconsin, Professor Paul Evans of Vermont University and William Owen of Cotter, Iowa.

The efforts of Thomas Richards resulted in the acquisition of such periodicals as Y Drych, Y Cenhadwr Americanaidd, Yr Australydd.


Arranged according to correspondent and incorporated into the General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts

Access Information

Open to all users.

Acquisition Information

Collated and presented by Thomas Richards in 1934.


Description compiled by Elen Wyn Hughes, August 2002.

Other Finding Aids

An item level typescript catalogue is available at the Archives Department of the University of Wales Bangor. Reference number : General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts 1285

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