Llythyrau at Glyn Evans, Tregaron,

Scope and Content

Seventeen letters, 1943-1980, mostly in Welsh, to Glyn Evans (or Ifans), Tregaron, mainly concerned with matters of literary interest. The majority date from the period of Evans's war service as an RAF wireless operator in Ceylon.
The correspondents are Jennie Eirian Davies, 27 August 1979 (f. 1); D. R. Hughes, 1944-1946 (ff. 8, 12-14); R. Williams Parry, 1952 (ff. 15-19); Iorwerth C. Peate, 1943-1980 (ff. 20-22, 24-29); Kate Roberts, 17 October 1946 (ff. 30-31), and Mrs Elizabeth Williams, [c. 1974] (ff. 32-33). Also included is a manuscript draft of an article on Welsh secondary education submitted by Evans to Jennie Eirian Davies for publication in Y Faner, [1979] (ff. 2-7); a copy, [c. 1974], in the hand of Elizabeth Williams, of lecture notes by her husband, Prof. G. J. Williams, on the literary traditions of Cardiganshire (ff. 34-43); newspaper cuttings, [?1944]-[1945] (ff. 9, 23, English); and a programme for Community Hymn Singing in Cross Hands on 14 May 1944 (ff. 10-11, English).


Arranged alphabetically by correspondent at NLW.

Access Information

Readers consulting modern papers in the National Library of Wales are required to abide by the conditions noted on the 'Modern papers - data protection' form issued with their readers' tickets.

Acquisition Information

Glyn Evans; Lampeter; Donation (with NLW ex 1916, 1917); 1998; A1998/92.


Title based on contents.

Preferred citation: NLW MS 23728D.

Archivist's Note

September 2009.

Description revised by Rhys Morgan Jones;

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright laws apply.

Related Material

The original manuscript of Prof. G. J. Williams's notes is NLW, Papurau'r Athro Griffith John Williams A6/2.


There are several references to these D. R. Hughes and Iorwerth Peate letters in Glyn Ifans, Coron ar Fotwm: Dyddiadur 1942-1945 (Denbigh, 1960), pp. 55, 65, 72, 74, 77-78, 82, 101, 120-121.

Additional Information


Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales