LEWIS, TITUS (1822 - 1887), antiquary

Name: Titus Lewis

Date of birth: 1822

Date of death: 1887

Gender : Male

Occupation: antiquary

Area of activity: History and Culture

Author: Walter Thomas Morgan

Born March 1822. He was a native of Llanelly. Throughout his life he was engaged in commerce, and served as a representative of Watts and Company, Manchester warehousemen, for over thirty years. He came to reside at S. Quentin’s, Llanblethian, near Cowbridge, and acquired much local repute as an antiquary and an authority on Welsh literature; he was elected F.S.A. He also wrote English verse. His published works include a lengthy poem, The Soldier’s Wife, a Tale of Inkerman, 1855; he was also responsible for the English words of Joseph Parry’s composition, Mynyddog, 1877, and for English translations of several poems by David Evans (Dewi Haran), in a selection of his work, edited by Glanffrwd, under the title of Telyn Haran, 1878. He died at Llanstephan, 10 September 1887, only a few weeks after his retirement.

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