The name of Ernest Rhys will be inseparably connected with his editorship of J.M. Dent 's ‘ Everyman's Library ’ in which by 1950 , nearly a thousand works had been included; Rhys had previously begun (in 1886 ) to edit the ‘ Camelot Series ’ for the same publisher . Many of his original publications (and some of the works which he edited ) deal with Welsh (or Celtic ) poetry, romance, and folklore; for lists see Who's Who , 1946 ; and the two autobiographical works named in the bibliography below. His wife Grace (d. 1929 ; dau. of Bennett Little , of Co. Roscommon , Ireland ) was also an author , one of her works being A Celtic Anthology , 1927 . Although he lived for the greater part of his life in London , Rhys and his wife spent much time in Wales . His (Saturday) ‘ Welsh Literary Notes ’ in the Manch. Guard. during the early years of the twentieth century were very widely read. Among Rhys 's works of Welsh (or Celtic ) interest were The Fiddler of Carne , 1896 , Welsh Ballads , 1898 , The Whistling Maid , 1900 , Lays of the Round Table , 1908 , and The South Wales Coast , 1911 ; he also wrote Readings from Welsh History which was at one time much used in Welsh schools. He d. 25 May 1946 in London .
Sir William Llewelyn Davies, M.A., LL.D., F.S.A. (1887-1952), Aberystwyth
Published date: 2001