HUGHES, ANNIE HARRIET (Gwyneth Vaughan, 1852 - 1910), writer

Name: Annie Harriet Hughes
Pseudonym: Gwyneth Vaughan
Date of birth: 1852
Date of death: 1910
Spouse: John Hughes
Child: Arthur Hughes
Parent: Bennet Jones
Gender: Female
Occupation: writer
Area of activity: Literature and Writing
Author: Richard Bryn Williams

Born at Bryn-y-felin, Talsarnau, Meironnydd, daughter of Bennet Jones, miller; educated at Llandecwyn school. In 1876 she married John Hughes Jones, a physician, of Clwt-y-Bont, Caern., but the surname Jones was dropped. She lived at one time or another in London, at Treherbert, and, until the death of her husband in 1902, at Clwt-y-bont. She then moved to Bangor and, in spite of her poverty, gave her four children the best possible education; further, she took a most active part in public life. She died at Pwllheli 25 April 1910 and was buried (29 April) at Llanfihangel y Traethau. She wrote four novels: O Gorlannau'r Defaid, 1905; Plant y Gorthrwm, 1908; Cysgodau y Blynyddoedd Gynt (in Y Brython, 1907-8); and Troad y Rhod (unfinished - in Y Brython, 1909). She edited Welsh versions of three of Henry Drummond's works: The Greatest Thing in the World; The City without Foundations; and ' The Christian Programme ' (unpublished). From 1897 onward, much of her work in prose and verse is to be found in Cymru (O.M.E.). Yr Haul, Perl y Plant, Cymru'r Plant, Y Genhinen, Papur Pawb, Y Cymro, Celtia, Celtic Review, Young Wales, etc.; she edited the women's page in Yr Eryr, 1894-5, Y Cymro, 1906-7, and the Welsh Weekly, 1892.


Published date: 1959

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