THOMAS, EDWARD (Idriswyn; 1847 - 1906), journalist

Name: Edward Thomas
Pseudonym: Idriswyn
Date of birth: 1847
Date of death: 1906
Gender: Male
Occupation: journalist
Area of activity: Literature and Writing; Printing and Publishing
Author: Edward Morgan Humphreys

A native of Aberystwyth according to Bye-Gones (but an englyn in Y Geninen refers to him as a Merioneth man), but a native of Dolgelley, according to the Welsh Gazette and Cambrian News, he was for a time foreman in the Cambrian News printing works, Aberystwyth. Afterwards he was for over twenty years on the staff of the Western Mail, Cardiff, first as a day overseer and later as editor of the Weekly Mail. He wrote much on Welsh affairs and was regarded in his day as a champion of the Welsh language. He died at Aberystwyth, 15 June 1906.


Published date: 1959

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