R. Morris Lewis

Short Name: R. Morris Lewis
Full Name: Lewis, R. (Richard) Morris, 1849-1918
Birth Year: 1849
Death Year: 1918

LEWIS, RICHARD MORRIS (1847-1918), scholar and littérateur; b. 1847 at Forest Arms, Brechfa, Carms., son of John and Leisa Lewis. He became principal clerk in H.M. Inland Revenue offices, Swansea. Translations by him appear in Welsh hymnaries; he also made metrical renderings in Welsh of passages from Homer's Iliad. Perhaps his most important contribution is his translation of Gray's Elegy. He d. 20 Sept. 1918, and was buried in Brechfa churchyard. Some of his MSS. are in the N.L.W. (N.L.W. MSS. 2249-50).
T. Gwynn Jones (ed.), Homer Cyfieithiadau gan R. Morris Lewis, Wrexham, 1928 (Wrexham, 1928);
Cymru (O.M.E.), May 1926, 143;
Yr Efrydydd, Bangor, Aug. 1933.

Rev. Professor John Oliver Stephens, M.A., B.D., (1880-1957), Carmarthen


Suggestions or corrections? Contact us