ROBERTS, THOMAS ROWLAND (Asaph; 1857? - 1940), biographer

Name: Thomas Rowland Roberts
Pseudonym: Asaph
Date of birth: 1857?
Date of death: 1940
Gender: Male
Occupation: biographer
Area of activity: History and Culture; Literature and Writing
Author: Edward Morgan Humphreys

Born at S. Asaph. He was for some years a solicitor's clerk at Caernarvon, a court interpreter and official shorthand writer. In 1901, for a short time, he was editor of Y Genedl Gymreig and its associated newspapers. Later he established an accountant's practice at Colwyn Bay and was the general secretary of the national eisteddfod held there in 1910, and at Bangor in 1915. He died at Colwyn Bay, 16 June 1940, aged 83, and was buried in Bron-y-nant cemetery.

He was the author of the following biographical works: Edmund Prys , 1899; Y Monwyson , 1902; Eminent Welshmen , 1908, a biographical dictionary for the period 1700-1900; and Huw Morus (Eos Ceiriog) , 1910. His Edmwnd Prys includes a convenient collection of Prys's poetry, and his Eminent Welshmen, with its ample apparatus of reference, has been found very useful. For other works by him, see Owen Williams, Awduron Sir Ddinbych.


Published date: 1959

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