Thomas, W. Jenkyn (1904)
E.J. Arnold & Son Ltd
W. Jenkyn Thomas was the first headmaster of the school, in post from 1896 until
1905. He wrote this book for the pupils of higher standards of elementary schools,
and for those in the lower forms of secondary schools in Wales. Written in English,
it is a collection of extracts written by Welshmen or written by a variety of authors
about Wales and Welshmen.
Although Thomas wrote several books, he is best known for his Welsh Fairy Book,
1913, which is still available from Dover Publications, ISBN: 0486417115, and from
The University of Wales Press, ISBN: 0708312578. You can read the preface of this
book, and find a link to the text of the whole book, by clicking
Other books written by Thomas include:
Penillion Telyn, gan W. Jenkyn Thomas, 1894,
Argraffwyd gan Gwmni y Cyhoeddwyr Cymreig, Caernarfon
The Harp of Youth, Edited by: W. Jenkyn Thomas, 1911,
Thomas Nelson & Sons
Heroes of Wales, Horace Marshall & Son, London
Letters to a Young Headmaster,
W. Jenkyn Thomas & Charles W. Bailey, Blackie & Son Ltd
More Welsh Fairy and Folk Tales,
Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 1957.
All of these books were freely available on the secondhand market at the time of
writing, April 2006.
from Colin Rees