Mathonwy Hughes Letters

Scope and Content

Letters and a post card addressed to Mathonwy Hughes as editor of Baner ac Amserau Cymru regarding the publication of material. One item is on the subject of the Car Tax Campaign of Cymdeithas yr Iaith, the Welsh language society.

Administrative / Biographical History

Mathonwy Hughes, poet and editor, was born in Llanllyfni, Gwynedd in 1901. He worked as the assistant editor for Baner ac Amserau Cymru and was involved in the Workers Education Association, conducting evening classes in Denbigh and Mynydd Hiraethog, Denbighshire. In 1956 he won the chair at the Aberdare National Eisteddfod and in 1977 he was awarded the Sir Ifor Williams scholarship at the University College of North Wales to study the work of Gwilym R. Jones. The research work resulted in the publication of Awen Gwilym R in 1980. Amongst his other publications are four collections of poetry, four collections of essays and an autobiography, Atgofion Mab y Mynydd (1982).

Mathonwy Hughes died in 1999. A collection of articles celebrating his life and work appeared in 2001 entitled Cofio Mathonwy


Arranged chronologically and incorporated into the General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts

Conditions Governing Access

Open to all users.

Acquisition Information

Presented by Mr Mathonwy Hughes.


Description compiled by Elen Wyn Hughes, December 2001.

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 31121 - 31124

Conditions Governing Use

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

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