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Sir Owen Morgan Edwards (1858–1920) by Bassano, 1916 © National Portrait Gallery, London


Edwards, Sir Owen Morgan (1858–1920), literary scholar and educationist, was born on 26 December 1858 at Coed y Pry, Llanuwchllyn, Merioneth. He was the eldest of four sons of Owen Edwards, a tenant farmer, and Elizabeth (Beti), née Jones, a farmer's daughter. The family's material circumstances were poor but the home, chapel, and community environments were rich in their literary and spiritual impact. ...