LEWIS, RICHARD MORRIS (1847 - 1918), scholar and littérateur

Name: Richard Morris Lewis
Date of birth: 1847
Date of death: 1918
Parent: Leisa Lewis
Parent: John Lewis
Gender: Male
Occupation: scholar and littérateur
Area of activity: Literature and Writing; Scholarship and Languages
Author: John Oliver Stephens

Born 1847 at Forest Arms, Brechfa, Carmarthenshire, son of John and Leisa Lewis. He became principal clerk in H.M. Inland Revenue offices, Swansea. Translations by him appear in Welsh hymnaries; he also made metrical renderings in Welsh of passages from Homer's ‘Iliad.’ Perhaps his most important contribution is his translation of Gray's Elegy. He died 20 September 1918, and was buried in Brechfa churchyard. Some of his MSS. are in the N.L.W. (N.L.W. MSS. 2249-50).

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Published date: 1959

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