Fonds GB 0210 MSIEUGWYN - Ieuan Gwynedd Manuscripts

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Ieuan Gwynedd Manuscripts


  • [1769] x [1852] (Creation)

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Extent and medium

12 vols

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Name of creator

Biographical history

Evan Jones ('Ieuan Gwynedd'; 1820-1859), Congregational minister, journalist and social reformer, was born in Bryn Tynoriaid, near Dolgellau. His lifelong ill-health ensured little professional success although he wrote several articles and other works such as A Vindication of the Educational and Moral Condition of Wales ..., 1848, and Facts Figures and Statements in Illustrations of the Dissent and Morality of Wales ..., 1849.

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

David Jones; Liverpool; Donation; 1918

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Scope and content

Includes essays and poetry; a biography of John Jones, Marton; a copy of a Welsh Bible dated 1769; and the first and second volumes of Y Gymraes ..., 1850-1851.

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System of arrangement

Arranged according to NLW MSS reference numbers: NLW MSS 1025-1036.

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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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Language of material

  • Welsh
  • English

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Language and script notes

Welsh, English

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Finding aids

The description is also available in the Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume I (Aberystwyth, 1943).

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The Edward Griffith Manuscripts (NLW MSS 2691-2769) also include some manuscripts of or relating to Ieuan Gwynedd.

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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

July 2005.


  • English



Archivist's note

This description was compiled by Bethan Ifans for the retrospective conversion project of NLW MSS. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume I (Aberystwyth, 1943), The Dictionary of Welsh Biography Down to 1940 (Oxford, 1959), and The Oxford Companion to the Literature of Wales (Oxford, 1986).

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  • Text: Ieuan Gwynedd Manuscripts.