NLW MSS 22816-22819.
John Barnard Jenkins Papers,
- 1969-1977 / (Creation)
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Name of creator
John Barnard Jenkins was born in Cardiff in 1933 and served as a non-commissioned officer in the British Army's medical corps. Around 1963 he effectively took over the leadership of the Welsh nationalistic movement Mudiad Amddiffyn Cymru. It was Jenkins who masterminded the ultimately failed bombing campaign in an attempt to disrupt the investiture of Prince Charles at Caernarfon in 1969. Following a tip-off, Jenkins was arrested In November 1969 and, in April 1970, sentenced to ten years' imprisonment for his part in the event.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Ms Sara Erskine Thomas; Llandre, Aberystwyth; Donation; 1991
Content and structure area
Scope and content
Papers, 1969-1977, relating mainly to John Barnard Jenkins of Mudiad Amddiffyn Cymru, including copies of letters, 1971-1973, sent to Jenkins whilst he was imprisoned and correspondence, 1969-1977, relating to his and other nationalists' imprisonment and to Jenkins's appeals against his sentence, 1970-1975.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
System of arrangement
Arranged according to NLW MSS reference numbers: NLW MSS 22816-22819.
Conditions of access and use area
Conditions governing access
Readers consulting modern papers in the National Library of Wales are required to abide by the conditions noted on the 'Modern papers - data protection' form issued with their readers' tickets.
Conditions governing reproduction
Usual copyright laws apply.
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Physical characteristics and technical requirements
The descriptions are also available in the Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume VIII (Aberystwyth, 1999).
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Existence and location of originals
Existence and location of copies
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Title based on contents.
Preferred citation: NLW MSS 22816-22819.
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This description follows NLW guidelines based on ISAD(G) 2nd ed.; AACR2; and LCSH
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Dates of creation revision deletion
October 2005 and July 2009.
Description compiled by Bethan Ifans for the retrospective conversion project of NLW MSS, and revised by Bethan Ifans. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume VIII (Aberystwyth, 1999);