Eisteddfod Genedlaethol Cymru, Pont-y-pwl Papers, 1924

Scope and Content

Letters from various correspondents such as Beriah Gwynfe Evans and Syr Walford Davies on various matters. Includes letters from the Private Secretaries of the Queen and the Prince of Wales regarding royal sponsorship of the Eisteddfod.

Various papers including a printed copy of the winning poem by E. Prosser Rhys and photographs of the chairing and the crowning ceremonies.

Account and minute books consisting of a list of competitors.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Royal National Eisteddfod of Wales, today, is held annually on alternate years in various locations in north and south Wales. In 1924, the festival was held at Pont-y-pwl in Monmouthshire. The two major competitions, the Chair and the Crown, were won by Cynan and E. Prosser Rhys, respectively.

Mr Robert Stephen of Colwyn Bay, north Wales, the creator of this unit, was the General Secretary of the Eisteddfod in 1924.


Arranged according to record type and incorporated into the General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts

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Description compiled by Elen Wyn Hughes, May 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 17570-17587

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Related Material

The Papers of Cynan are also held at the Archives Department of the University of Wales Bangor. See Archives Hub for a collection level description.