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.
Photocopies of Rev. Thomas Ellis' Letters
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- ReferenceGB 222 BMSS TEL
- Dates of Creation1950s [photocopies of originals dating from 1742 - 1743]
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish.
- Physical Description3 items
Scope and Content
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.
Arranged chronologically and incorporated into the General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts
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Reproduced by the kind permission of the Librarian of the National Library of Wales.
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
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Usual copyright conditions apply. Reprographics are made at the discretion of the Archivist.
Jones, E. Gwynne, Letters of the Rev. Thomas Ellis of Holyhead, Anglesey Antiquarian Society and Field Club Transactions, 1951, p.p.73-92.
Originals located at the National Library of Wales. NLW Ms 478E and Bodewryd Correspondence 452 - 453.