Fonds GB 0210 JOHNNES - John Henry Jones Papers,

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John Henry Jones Papers,


  • 1889-1985 / (Creation)

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Extent and medium

0.063 cubic metres (7 small boxes)

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Name of creator

Biographical history

Dr John Henry Jones (1909-1985), of Aberystwyth, Cardiganshire, was Director of Education for Cardiganshire, 1944-1972. He studied Classics at the University College of North Wales, Bangor. He wrote articles on the subject of classical literature and translated works into Welsh including Homer's Odyssey and Aeschylus's Agamemnon.

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Donated by Mrs Marian Henry Jones, Aberystwyth, widow of John Henry Jones, 1992, 1996.

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Scope and content

Papers of Dr John Henry Jones, 1889-1985, including research papers, 1929-1940; translation notes, 1943-1984; poetry, [1940s]-1953; articles and addresses, 1935-1985; material relating to education in Cardiganshire, 1889-1985; and to Ambrose Bebb's article in Y Genhinen.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling

Action: All records donated to the National Library of Wales have been retained..


Accruals are not expected.

System of arrangement

Arranged into the following: research papers; translations; poetry; articles and addresses; education; and miscellaneous; and Ambrose Bebb and Y Genhinen.

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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.

Conditions governing reproduction

Usual copyright regulations apply.

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Language and script notes

English, Welsh.

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Finding aids

A hard copy of the catalogue is available in Minor Lists and Summaries 1992, pp. 74-78, 1997, p. 64, at the National Library of Wales.

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Title supplied from contents of fonds. The archive includes earlier material collected by Dr Jones.

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Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

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Description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) 2nd ed.;AACR2; and LCSH


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Dates of creation revision deletion

May 2003


  • English



Archivist's note

Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following sources were consulted in the compilation of this description: NLW, Minor Lists and Summaries 1992, 1997.

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  • Text: John Henry Jones Papers.