Photocopies of Rev. Thomas Ellis' Letters

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Photocopies of three letters written by Rev. Thomas Ellis to Rev. Humphrey Owen, Rev. M.J. Hoare and Dr Edward Wynne, 1742 November 2 - 1743 October 17. One is a treatise on Welsh idioms and the others discuss the conversion of Capel y Gwyddel into a charity school.

Administrative / Biographical History

Rev. Thomas Ellis, born in Flintshire, became the curate of Holyhead in 1737, having graduated from Jesus College Oxford. He was, according to Emyr Gwynne Jones, former Librarian of the University of Wales Bangor, the esteemed friend and confidant of the Morris brothers and their circle. He married in 1762 and died in 1792 at the age of 80.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically and incorporated into the General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts

Conditions Governing Access

Open to all users.

Acquisition Information

Reproduced by the kind permission of the Librarian of the National Library of Wales.

Note

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 9770 - 9772

Conditions Governing Use

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

Related Material

See also the Penrhos Manuscripts V, 37 - 46, also held at the Archives Department of the University of Wales Bangor.

Bibliography

Jones, E. Gwynne, Letters of the Rev. Thomas Ellis of Holyhead, Anglesey Antiquarian Society and Field Club Transactions, 1951, p.p.73-92.

Additional Information

Originals located at the National Library of Wales. NLW Ms 478E and Bodewryd Correspondence 452 - 453.

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