Welsh Biography: a Bibliography of Welsh Biographical Sources

This list contains a selection of general Welsh biographical works from the holdings of the Printed materials collection, and is not intended to be a comprehensive bibliography of Welsh biographical sources. The list is arranged alphabetically according to title. Most of the works may be found on the open shelves of the Printed materials collection Reading Room. Users should however search for records for the majority of these titles on one of the OPAC databases in order to request them, or to search for other relevant works. Users should also search the microfiche catalogue for details of titles not currently found on the OPAC.

  • Biographical index of W.W. Price, Aberdâr, (Aberystwyth: NLW, 1981-). 30 volumes
  • Y bywgraffiadur Cymreig hyd 1940, (Llundain: [Cymdeithas y Cymmrodorion], 1953)
  • Y bywgraffiadur Cymreig, 1941-1950, (Llundain: [Cymdeithas y Cymmrodorion], 1970)
  • Y bywgraffiadur Cymreig 1951-1970, (Llundain: Cymdeithas y Cymmrodorion, 1997)
  • Catalogue of Welsh biography, (NLW card catalogue of over 40,000 Welsh biographical references, arranged alphabetically)
  • Cydymaith i lenyddiaeth Cymru, Meic Stephens (gol.), (Caerdydd: Gwasg Prifysgol Cymru, 1997). (Other previous editions: 1986, 1992)
  • Cyfoedion, R.T. Jenkins, (Llundain: Clwb Llyfrau Cymraeg, 1974)
  • Cymry ddoe, Catrin Stevens, (Talybont: Lolfa, 1994)
  • Cymry enwog heddiw / Welsh greats of today, Sian Trenberth, (Stroud: Alan Sutton, 1993)
  • Dictionary of eminent Welshmen, T.R. Roberts, (Cardiff: Educational Publishing Co., 1908. Reprinted Baltimore: Clearfield Co., 1995)
  • Dictionary of Welsh biography down to 1940, (London: Hon. Society of Cymmrodorion, 1959)
  • Enwogion Cymreig, neu eiriadur bywgraffyddol o enwogion Cymreig y ddwy ganrif ddiwethaf, T. Morgan, (Morriston: Jones and Son, 1907)
  • Enwogion Cymru: a biographical dictionary of eminent Welshmen, Robert Williams, (London: Longman, 1852)
  • Figures in a landscape: a guide to the great historical characters of North Wales. (Part 1: The first thousand years), Michael Senior, (Llanrwst: Gwasg Carreg Gwalch, 1997)
  • Famous Welshmen: short biographies, Welsh Department of the Board of Education, University of Wales Press Board, (Cardiff: University of Wales, 1947)
  • Footprints in the sand: Brecknock notabilities, W.S.K. Thomas, (Llandysul: Gomer, 1994)
  • Geirlyfr bywgraffyddol o enwogion Cymru, (Liverpool: I. Foulkes, 1870)
  • Historic Cardiganshire homes and their families, from the archives, articles, manuscripts and researches of the late Major Francis Jones, Caroline Charles-Jones (ed.), (Dinas: Brawdy Books, 2000)
  • Historic Carmarthenshire homes and their families, Francis Jones, (Carmarthen: Carmarthenshire Antiquarian Society, Dyfed County Council Cultural Services Department, 1997)
  • Historic houses of Pembrokeshire and their families, Francis Jones, (Dinas: Brawdy Books, 1996)
  • Great Welshmen of modern days, Thomas Hughes, (Cardiff: Western Mail and Echo, 1931)
  • Mynegai i ysgrifau coffa 'Dyddiadur a llawlyfr Undeb Bedyddwyr Cymru' / Index to obituary notices in the 'Diary and handbook of the Baptist Union of Wales', (3 volumes: 1884-1912, 1913-1939, 1940-1985. Also: Index, 1959-1993). (Aberystwyth: NLW)
  • Mynegai i ysgrifau coffa blwyddiaduron y Methodistiaid Calfinaidd, 1957-1994, (Aberystwyth: LLGC/NLW)
  • Notable Welshmen (1700-1900), T. Mardy Rees, (Carnarvon: Herald Office, 1908)
  • Pwy oedd pwy, D. Hywel E. Roberts (gol.), (Lerpwl: Cyhoeddiadau Modern Cymreig, 1984-1988). 5 volumes
  • Pwy yw pwy yng Nghymru, Thomas H. Davies, (Lerpwl: Cyhoeddiadau Modern Cymreig), 1981-1983). 3 volumes
  • Rhestr gyda nodiadau byrion o enwogion Cymreig o 1700-1900, Edward Jones, (Caerdydd: Cymdeithas yr Eisteddfod Genedlaethol, 1908)
  • VIP Wales, (Pentrecwrt: Firstspace, 1992-)
  • Wales and Welshmen: sketches of several worthies, T.D. Mathias, (Swansea: Cambria Daily Leader, [n.d.])
  • Welsh classical dictionary, P.C. Bartrum, (Aberystwyth: LLGC/NLW,1993)
  • Who's who in Wales, (Cardiff: Western Mail, 1920, 1933, 1937)
  • Who's who in Welsh history, Deborah C. Fisher, (Swansea: Christopher Davies, 1997)
  • Ysgrifau coffa / Obituaries, 1982-1997 (13 volumes) with Mynegai cronedig / Cumulated index, (2 volumes), (Aberystwyth: NLW). Cumulated index 1992-1997

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