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1838 in Wales

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This article is about the particular significance of the year 1838 to Wales and its people.

Contents

Incumbents

  • Prince of Wales - vacant
  • Princess of Wales - vacant
  • Events

  • October - John Frost joins the Chartist movement.
  • Newly created baronets include Sir John Josiah Guest, Sir Benjamin Hall and Sir John Edwards.
  • John Cory of Devon opens his chandlery near the Custom House in Cardiff.
  • Thomas Gee joins his father's printing business.
  • Tinplate manufacture at Ystalyfera begins.
  • Foundation of the Bangor Church Building Society.
  • Arts and literature

  • A major eisteddfod is held at Abergavenny.
  • New books

  • Sir Henry Ellis (ed.) - Registrum vulgariter nuncupatum "The record of Caernarvon"
  • Lady Charlotte Guest begins publication of her translation into English of the Mabinogion.
  • Isaac Williams - Thoughts in Past Years
  • Jane Williams (Ysgafell) - Twenty Essays on the Practical Improvement of God's Providential Dispensations as Means to the Moral Discipline to the Christian
  • Visual arts

  • J. M. W. Turner paints a watercolour of Flint Castle.
  • Births

  • April 14 - John Thomas, photographer (d. 1905)
  • December 8 - Charles Gresford Edmondes, clergyman and teacher (d. 1893)
  • December 27 - James Conway Brown, musician (d. 1908)
  • Deaths

  • January 23 - Pascoe Grenfell, industrialist and politician, 76
  • March 14 - Wyndham Lewis, MP, 57
  • July 19 - Christmas Evans, preacher, 71
  • August 26 - Sir John Nicholl, politician and judge, 79
  • September 18 - Griffith Williams (Gutyn Peris), poet, 69
  • December 26 - Julia Ann Hatton, novelist, 74
  • References

    1838 in Wales Wikipedia


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