REES, DANIEL (1855 - 1931), journalist

Name: Daniel Rees
Date of birth: 1855
Date of death: 1931
Gender: Male
Occupation: journalist
Area of activity: Literature and Writing; Printing and Publishing
Author: Edward Morgan Humphreys

Born in Pembrokeshire, 1855; educated at Brynconin grammar school and Owens College, Manchester. He began his journalistic career at Warrington and was afterwards on the staff of The Chester Chronicle at Crewe. The next move was to Caernarvon as managing editor of the Herald series of newspapers; there he remained until 1907, when he was appointed to a position in the statistical department of the Board of Trade. He retired about 1922. While at Caernarvon as editor of The Caernarvon and Denbigh Herald and Yr Herald Cymraeg he made his mark as a Liberal publicist with an independent outlook and a trenchant pen. His papers supported the quarrymen during the protracted Penrhyn strike and opposed the South African War. He was an accomplished linguist and had made a special study of Dante's work. His translation of the Divina Commedia into Welsh, Dwyfol Gân Dante, was published in 1903. In the same year was published a drama, Dante and Beatrice, on which he and T. Gwynn Jones, who was at that time on the Herald staff, had collaborated. He died at St. Mary's Cray, Kent, 8 November 1931, and was buried at S. Paul's Cray.


Published date: 1959

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