The documents in this collection almost all relate to Harry Gwynn's thesis on John Kelsall. They consist of a typescript copy of the thesis, John Kelsall: A Study in Religious and Economic History with notes, drafts and extracts of letters received and sent by John Kelsall. London born, John Kelsall spent most of his working life in Wales, teaching and in the iron industry. The thesis refers to the diary and records that Kelsall kept of his religious and working life, which illuminate aspects of Welsh religious (particularly Quaker) history and economic history.
Harri Gwynn papers
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Administrative / Biographical History
Harri Gwynn (1913-1985), poet, was born in London and brought up at Penrhyndeudraeth, Merionethshire. He was a student of the University College of North Wales (now the University of Wales, Bangor) from 1930-1932 and 1933-1940 and president of the Students Representative Council from 1935-1936. He had a varied career as a poet, teacher, civil servant, journalist and broadcaster and worked a farm in Eifionydd, Gwynedd.
In 1938 he presented his thesis on John Kelsall (1683-1743), the Quaker diarist, entitled John Kelsall: A Study in Religious and Economic History. He published two volumes of poetry, Barddoniaeth (1955) and Yng Nghoedwigoedd y Ser (1975), and a collection of essays, Y Fuwch a'i Chynffon (1954)
Material has been arranged according to type and incorporated into the General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts .
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Description compiled by Anne Lenaghan, August 2001
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Item level word processed list is available at the Department of Manuscripts at the University of Wales, Bangor. Reference numbers: General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts: 34640-34666
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Harri Gwynn, John Kelsall: A Study in Religious and Economic History, (1938)