Charles Ashton (historian)

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Charles Ashton (1848 – 13 October 1899) was a Welsh literary historian and bibliophile, born in Llawr-y-glyn, Montgomeryshire (Powys).

A police officer by profession,[1] Ashton is chiefly remembered for his pioneering and thorough survey of 17th to 19th century Welsh literature, Hanes Llenyddiaeth Gymreig o 1651 hyd 1850, published in 1893.[2] Ashton committed suicide after attacking his wife with a razor in 1899.[3]

Works[edit]

  • Bywyd ac Amserau yr Esgob Morgan (1891)
  • Gweithiau Iolo Goch (1896)
  • Hanes Llenyddiaeth Gymreig 1650-1850 (1893)
  • Llyfryddiaeth y 19eg Ganrif (1908)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Purely Personal". Ellensburgh Localizer. 12 October 1892. Retrieved 11 March 2010. 
  2. ^ "Literary Notes". Otago Witness. 26 October 1893. Retrieved 11 March 2010. 
  3. ^ "Personalities". Aurora Daily Express. 1 December 1899. Retrieved 11 March 2010. 

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