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Gareth Jones' Correspondence with Farmers' Moses of Dorwen  Farm in the Black Mountains


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 at Dorwen,

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 her.

With hearty wishes for 1934 and many many thanks,

Best wishes,

Gareth Jones.

[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. Moses,

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,

Gareth Jones.

[The 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,

Best wishes,

Gareth Jones.

(“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.]


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