William Henry Davies and Adoption
Davies' father died when he was a child and when his mother remarried he was adopted by his paternal grandparents. He emigrated to America when he was 22 and spent years wandering around the world.
He published poetry, but his best-known work is his Autobiography of a Super-Tramp.
Dictionary of Welsh Biography down to 1940. (London: Honourable Society of Cymmrodorion, 1959) Dictionary of National Biography Davies, William Henry. Autobiography of a Super-Tramp. (London: Cape, 1955) Oxford Companion to the Literature of Wales, edited by Meic Stephens. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1986)