W. J. Gruffydd Papers

Scope and Content

Documents relating to W.J. Gruffydd, including :

Wedding photograph of W. J. Gruffydd and Gwenda Evans, 1909.

Article entitled My literary indiscretions : A famous Welshman on his country's literature which appeared in T.P.'s and Cassell's Weekly on 19 March 1927 (2 copies)

Account of expenses in connection with the candidature of Professor W. J. Gruffydd during the University of Wales Bye-election, 1942/3.

Administrative / Biographical History

William John Gruffydd was born in 1881 in the parish of Llanddeiniolen, Caernarfonshire. He received his education at Jesus College, Oxford and became a renowned poet, scholar and critic. He married Gwenda Evans in 1909 and was elected in the 1943 bye-election as M.P. for the University of Wales seat - a seat which he held until 1950 when parliamentary representation of the Universities was abolished. He died in 1954.

For further biographical details consult W. J. Gruffydd by Robin Chapman, 1993.


Incorporated into the General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts

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Description compiled by Elen Wyn Hughes, April 2003.

Other Finding Aids

A typescript catalogue is available at the Archives Department of the University of Wales Bangor. Reference numbers : General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts 15427, 15448, 17666, 32285

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Related Material

The W. J. Gruffydd Papers are held at the National Library of Wales.