Dr Gwilym Pari Huws Papers

Scope and Content

A variety of items :

  • Diary of Rev. Griffith Pari Huws, Morfa Nefyn, 1880
  • A letter to Rev. Griffith Pari Huws from Griffith Jones, a soldier in the Great War, 1914-1918.
  • Epitaphs of Gwilym Prysor by Gwilym Deudraeth, 1892
  • A poem written for a meeting at Salem Church, Colwyn Bay, Denbighshire, 1900
  • Incomplete letter to Rev. William Pari Huws, Dolgellau from a correspondent in Dewey, Nevada, 1904
  • A list of references to the registration of Congregational chapels in Anglesey and Caernarfonshire from 1795-1804.
  • A letter from T. E. Nicholas to Dr G. Pari Huws enclosing a song composed by him on the occasion of the centenary of Ebenezer Chapel, Dinas Mawddwy, 1967.
  • A transcript of a tape recorded conversation between Dr Gwilym Pari Huws and John Owen of Gerddigleision, Llangernyw, Denbighshire on the subject of Llangernyw and its people.
  • A collection of gravestone epitaphs taken from Tabor cemetery near Dolgellau, compiled by Mrs Mair Miller, Llansilin, Denbighshire, daughter of Dr Gwilym Pari Huws.

Administrative / Biographical History

Gwilym Pari Huws was born in Blaenau Ffestiniog, Merioneth in 1894. He was the son of Rev. William Pari Huws, Congregational minister, originally of Dolwyddelan and grandson of William Hughes, also known as Gwilym Prysor. He also had two uncles who were ministers, Rev. Griffith Pari Huws, Morfa Nefyn and Rev. Roland Hughes, Cardiff.

Gwilym Pari Huws attended the University College of North Wales to follow an art degree course, but his course was disrupted by the outbreak of the First World War. After serving in the Middle East he returned to education and studied at Liverpool to become a Doctor. He worked as a General Practitioner at Blaenau Ffestiniog and Old Colwyn.

G. Pari Huws took an interest in Welsh literature. He was a poet, but he also enjoyed collecting poems and verses (englynion) composed by others. He was a deacon at Salem Church, Colwyn Bay and died on 21 June 1979.

A collection of his poetry was published in 1983 entitled Awen y Meddyg.


Arranged chronologically and incorporated into the General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts

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Description compiled by Elen Wyn Hughes, June 2002.

Other Finding Aids

An item level typescript catalogue is available at the Archives Department of the University of Wales Bangor. Reference numbers : General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts 21056-21061, 25403, 31351-31352

Conditions Governing Use

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

Related Material

At the University of Wales Bangor, amongst material deposited by Prof Bedwyr Lewis Jones, there is a collection of Welsh gravestone epitaphs (englynion), together with notes, compiled by Dr Gwilym Pari Huws, 1975. Reference number : General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts 34018

Also held at the Archives Department are the Papers of Gwilym Prysor and the Rev. W. Pari Huws Papers. Consult Archives Hub for a collection level description.