DAVIES, RICHARD (‘Isgarn’; 1887 - 1947), farmer-shepherd and poet

Name: Richard Davies
Pseudonym: Isgarn
Date of birth: 1887
Date of death: 1947
Gender: Male
Occupation: farmer-shepherd and poet
Area of activity: Nature and Agriculture; Poetry
Author: William Llewelyn Davies

Born at Y Trawscoed in the parish of Caron-is-clawdd, Cardiganshire, 29 August 1887, and d. there 8 June 1947. He bequeathed the original manuscripts of his poetic compositions to the National Library of Wales; he left also to the Library a sum of money on condition that the Council should arrange for the publication of a selection from his manuscripts. This was done in 1949, the volume, Caniadau Isgarn having an introduction by T.H. Parry-Williams and an appreciation by S.M. Powell. He was deeply interested in local history and antiquities, and was buried, as he had wished, at Strata Florida.


Published date: 2001

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