Fonds GB 0210 GUSJON - Gus Jones Papers

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Gus Jones Papers


  • 1905-1982 (accumulated [c.1939]-1982) (Creation)

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0.037 cubic metres (4 boxes)

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Biographical history

Gus Jones (Alderman Gustavus Charles Edward Jones), a Montgomeryshire public figure, was born in Welshpool in 1912, the son of a policeman. He joined the clerical staff of the Montgomeryshire County Council from school. During the Second World War, he served in the Royal Corps of Signals.

Back in civilian life, Gus Jones played an active part in local government, being elected to the Montgomeryshire and Powys County Councils and the Welshpool Borough and Town Councils. He was mayor of Welshpool for two years, 1965-1967, and represented Welshpool's Castle Ward on Powys County Council.

Gus Jones was also the Welshpool Borough Council appointed trustee to the T. J. Evans Trust Charity, as well as serving on the managing bodies of Oldford Infants' School and Ysgol Maesydre, including as chair at Oldford. He was also probably a county council appointed governor of Welshpool High School. He also served as Welshpool Town Council's representative to the Offa's Dyke Joint Liaison Committee.

In addition, Gus Jones served on various other bodies, including the Royal British Legion and the Welshpool Victoria Hospital League of Friends. He held various offices within the British Legion at branch (Welshpool) and county (Montgomeryshire) level, including branch secretary, county secretary and president, and chairman of the local house (William Ainge Court) committee. In 1962, he was awarded the gold medal, the Legion's highest honour. He was chair of the hospital League of Friends until 1979, and then president. In 1947 he had been 'pilot' of the Welshpool branch of Toc H.

Gus Jones was a member of the local Anglican church, and took an interest in the religious life of the community in general. He died in 1988, aged 75.

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Donated by Gus Jones on six separate occasions between July 1980 and November 1982.

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Scope and content

The fonds comprises papers of Gus Jones mostly relating to his public career; there are few personal or family papers.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling

Action: All the papers of Gus Jones donated to NLW have been retained. A Berriew Street Girls' Sunday School register, 1906-1908, has been transferred to NLW, Welshpool Parochial Records; two deeds relating to Newtown Public Rooms, 1840-1848, to NLW Deeds 1279-1280; and a minute book of the Myllin (Llanfyllin) Literary and Debating Society, 1935-1941, to NLW MS 21729B. A minute book of the Welshpool Borough Housing Committee has been transferred to the Powys County Archives Office..


No further accruals are expected.

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Arranged into two groups: papers relating to his public life and offices; and papers relating to his private life.

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Conditions governing access

Readers consulting modern papers in the National Library of Wales are required to sign the 'Modern papers - data protection' form.

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  • English
  • Welsh

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English unless otherwise specified.

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Hard copies of the catalogue are available at NLW and the Powys County Archives Office.

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This description follows NLW guidelines based on ISAD(G) Second Edition; AACR2; and LCSH.


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Dates of creation revision deletion

September 2000


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Archivist's note

Compiled by Stephen Benham.

Archivist's note

The following sources were used in the compilation of this catalogue: County Times & Gazette, 9, 16, 23 July 1988; Montgomeryshire Collections, 77 (1989), pp. 190-191; NLW, Gus Jones Papers.

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