Poetry of I. D. Hooson

Scope and Content

Copies, in the hand of I.D. Hooson, of the following poems published in, Y Gwin a Cherddi Eraill : Rhyfel; Yr Oed; Y Bachgen Iesu; Yr Haint. The collection also includes the poem Ar y Ffordd, published in the Rhos Herald and Y Gwr Bonheddwr.

Administrative / Biographical History

Isaac Daniel Hooson, 1880-1948, poet, was born at Rhosllannerchrugog, Denbighshire. He was a solicitor by profession at Wrexham, but also wrote poetry for the magazine Cymru. He published only one collection of his poetry during his lifetime, Cerddi a Balediin 1936. He also wrote a Welsh adaptation of The Pied Piper of Hamlinunder the title Y Fantell Fraith in 1934. Following his death a second collection of his work was published in 1948, Y Gwin a Cherddi Eraill. The poems written by I.D. Hooson for children are amongst his best-known.


The papers of I.D. Hooson are incorporated into the General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts. There is no apparent system of arrangement.

Access Information

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Description compiled by Elen Wyn Hughes, July 2001.

Other Finding Aids

An item level typescript catalogue is available at the Department of Manuscripts of the University of Wales. Reference numbers : General Collection of Bangor Manucripts : 8199-8221

Conditions Governing Use

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


Hooson, I.D., Cerddi a baledi (Denbigh, 1970)

Hooson, I.D., Y gwin : a cherddi eraill (Denbigh, 1948)