Rev. David Elias of Pentraeth Papers

Scope and Content

An autobiography, being a morbid analysis of his experiences as a child up until 1817. Includes references to the hardships faced by his parents and his preaching work.

Also, a notebook of sermons dating from 1833 - 1837 and a notebook consisting of a series of religious experiences dating from 1846 - 1851.

Administrative / Biographical History

David Elias, born in 1790, was the brother of John Elias. He too was a preacher (ordained in 1835), and his sermons have been described as frightening in nature. He is the author of Yr arfaeth dragywyddol, 1847 and Y gwyliau : eu pechadurusrwydd o dan yr Efengyl, 1850. Latterly, he lived in Pentraeth. He died in 1856.


Arranged chronologically and incorporated into the General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts

Conditions Governing Access

Open to all users.

Acquisition Information

Received by the University of Wales Bangor in 1937.


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 2404 - 2406

Conditions Governing Use

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