The Correspondence of Thomas Henry Thomas, 'Arlunydd Penygarn'Thomas
Henry Thomas (1839-1915), was the son of Dr Thomas Thomas, the President of
the Baptist College at Pontypool. He was an artist, naturalist, and Welsh
cultural nationalist in the period before the First World War.
As a polymath he bridged the gap between art and science and his numerous
areas of interest are evident in his role as special artist for The
Graphic and Daily Graphic newspapers. In 1893 Thomas instigated a
campaign to obtain Welsh representation on the Royal Standard.
He became the First Herald Bard of the Gorsedd in 1895 and was instrumental
in reforming gorsedd ceremony and engaged in a crusade to improve the
standard of Welsh art. He is regarded today as a founding father of the
National Museum of Wales.
Thomas’s correspondence ranges chronologically from 1851-1915. This volume
brings together his correspondence which is scattered amongst various
archive collections in four Welsh institutions.
by Christabel Hutchings
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