Gareth Jones' Correspondence with Farmers' Moses of Dorwen Farm in the
Letter to Mr & Mrs Moses from The Cardiff Western Mail Offices from
Gareth, dated 1st January 1934.
January 1st 1934
Dear Mr and Mrs Moses and everybody
Thank you very much for the beautiful
chicken you sent me. It was excellent and I had it for lunch on Saturday. It
reminded me of the splendid time I had at Dorwen when Dr Davies and I came
walking across the mountains.
How is little Bessie? Best wishes to
With hearty wishes for 1934 and many
[Phrases such as “Diolch o galon”
(thanks from the heart), “Cofion cynnes” (warm recollections), “Cofion llawen”
(joyful recollections), sound strange when translated literally but are so
natural in Welsh!]
Gift Card to
The Moses' from Gareth.
To the children of Mr. and Mrs.
With best wishes; I often think of
your kindness to Dr. Davies and myself when we were walking across the
mountains. Dr. Wyn Davies is in Africa now.
A very happy Christmas,
children referred to are Elaine Edward's father , about 1-year old, and his
sister Bessie - about 5-yreas old; their mother was suffering from TB at the time
and expecting her third child, so they were at Dorwen with their grandparents;
she died in June 1934 at 28-years old. All that Elaine Edwards has of Maggie
Edwards nee Moses are two photographs and one letter to her brother.]
Postcard to Mr & Mrs Moses from Siam, April 30th 1935
April 30 1935
Best wishes from far away Siam. I
often think of your kindness to Mr. Davies and myself when we were walking
across the mountains. How are all the children? I hope you are all in good
health. I am soon to go on to China, Japan and America,
(“Cofion” – recollections)
[I (Elaine Edwards), sometimes
wondered about this Dr. Davies and what happened to him but as there was no
correspondence, nothing to suggest he had really made a connection with the
family, I never felt the same interest in him.]