Eleazar Roberts contributed to such journals as Y Drysorfa , Y Traethodydd , and Y Geninen ; he also wrote a weekly article to Yr Amserau over the pseudonym ‘ Meddyliwr .’ He translated into Welsh the two volumes of the work by Dr. Dick on The Solar System and frequently lectured on astronomy in various parts of Wales ; he wrote a life of Henry Richard (q.v.) (‘ Apostle of Peace ’) , and an English novel, Owen Rees , which describes life in the Welsh community in Liverpool . He was a pioneer of the Tonic Sol-fa system in Wales , travelling throughout the country to expound it and to establish music classes . He published Llawlyfr y Tonic Solffa , Llawlyfr Caniadaeth , Llawlyfr i ddarllen yr Hen Nodiant , and Hymnau a Thonau . He was precentor at Netherfield Road C.M. chapel , Liverpool , and it was he who, with John Edwards , conducted the first Welsh singing festival held in Liverpool , in 1880 . He d. 6 April 1912 , and was buried in Anfield cemetery , Liverpool .
Robert David Griffith, M.A., (1877-1958), Old Colwyn
Published date: 1959