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From: "Andy Philpin" <andrewphilpin(a)hotmail.co.uk>
Sent: Wednesday, August 26, 2009 6:24 PM
Subject: [Dyfed] Carms: Carmarthen Academy for Preacher training
Does anybody know if the Carmarthen Academy (College) for Preacher
training is still in existence or where any records from it would be
housed. I would appreciate any help you can give.
From: "Gareth" <tirbach(a)clara.co.uk>
Sent: Wednesday, August 26, 2009 6:37 PM
Subject: Re: [Dyfed] Carms: Carmarthen Academy for Preacher training
May not have the specific answer to your question but the Carmarthen
on this Genuki page may be of interest Andy
The key points being:
* The history of the original academy is long and convoluted,
* the College closed in 1963
* "Oriel Coleg Presbyteraidd Caerfyrddin, 1796-1899" by E Pan Jones, Merthyr
Tydfil, 1909 ... consists of a chronological collection of biographies of
students, many enlivened with photographs of the individuals concerned, and
has an alphabetical index ... It has a smattering of biographies in English
alongside those in Welsh."
* The Presbyterian College, was restricted to theology from 1895. There are
records for the period 1820-1951 at National Library of Wales.
* Attended by students from a variety of different nonconformist
* Not to be confused with Trinity College/Trinity University College,