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MORRIS , ROBERT PRYS ( 1831? - 1890 ), local historian and antiquary; a writer in Welsh and English journals

(see, e.g. an article by him in Y Traethodydd , xliv) and a temperance advocate . He is remembered for his Cantref Meirionydd , published at Dolgelley in 1890 a few weeks after the death, on 1 March that year, of the author . In its time it was a most useful work, scholarly and painstaking according to the standard then prevailing; it continues to prove a work to which reference can be made.


  • Bye–Gones, relating to Wales and the Border Counties , 19 March 1890 ;
  • Y Goleuad , 6 and 13 March 1890 .


Sir William Llewelyn Davies, M.A., LL.D., F.S.A. (1887-1952), Aberystwyth

Published date: 1959