EVANS, HENRY TOBIT (1844 - 1908), schoolmaster, journalist, and author

Name: Henry Tobit Evans
Date of birth: 1844
Date of death: 1908
Gender: Male
Occupation: schoolmaster, journalist, and author
Area of activity: Education; Literature and Writing; Printing and Publishing
Author: Thomas Tegryn Davies

Born at Fron-felen-ganol, Penbryn, Cardiganshire. Educated at the Bangor Normal College, he was headmaster of Llechryd British school for seven years. He became a journalist and politician, and acted as local correspondent to the London Kelt.

He learned to print from a press which he set up at his home (Neuadd Llanarth, Cardiganshire), and ran his own weekly newspaper - Y Brython Cymreig, 1892-1902. He was editor of the Carmarthen Journal from June 1898 at latest, to 1904. He was honorary secretary of the Cardiganshire Liberal Unionist Association, and a visiting magistrate for Carmarthen gaol. He was referee for the orthography of the Ordnance Survey maps of Pembrokeshire, Carmarthenshire, and Cardiganshire. He wrote Y Berw Gwyddelig, 1889, but is better known for Rebecca and her Daughters, 1910 which utilized the collections of Alcwyn C. Evans. He was a Quaker. He died at Trewylan, Cardiganshire, 9 May 1908, at the age of 64.


Published date: 1959

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