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Radio inventor's talented brother; LETTERS.

THANK you for the valuable article on David Edwards Hughes (Daily Post, November 5). Mention must be made of his older brother, Joseph Tudor Hughes ("Blegwryd" - 1827-41), a talented harpist who entertained at Buckingham Palace and The White House and published a collection of Welsh Airs, British Melodies (1839).

Victoria bought 25 copies. The poet Charles Swain called him, "My gentle, gifted Harper Boy". He drowned, aged 14, in a boating accident on the river Hudson, which DEH survived. Their father, according to Bob Owen, Croesor, came from Cemaes near Machynlleth, before moving to Bala. I have in my possession a manuscript of unpublished biography of DEH sent to me by one of his brother John's descendants in the USA.

Rev Ifor al Gwilym Abergele
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Title Annotation:Letters
Publication:Daily Post (Conwy, Wales)
Date:Nov 8, 2012
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