Known in his day as the author of a Welsh translation - Caban 'Newyrth Tom (Abertawy, 1853) - of Harriett B. Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin. He also published an attack on Mormonism under the title Dynoethiad Mormoniaeth; yn cynwys Hanes Joseph Smith, Saith Gradd y Deml, Gwreigiaeth Ysbrydol, yn nghyda'r Seremoniau a arferir ar Dderbyniad i'r Urdd hono (Abertawy, 1853). He was living at Ystradgynlais in 1853.
See now the note by E. Wyn James in Canu Gwerin, 27 (2004), p.46 (n.27), which shows that Thomas Levi was the author of the two volumes published under the pseudonym 'Y Lefiad'. The Methodist minister William Williams (1817-1900) contributed an introduction to Thomas Levi's translation, Crynodeb o Gaban 'Newyrth Tom (1853).
Published date: 1959
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