File NLW MS 14026B. - Letters to John Jones (Ivon)

Identity area

Reference code

NLW MS 14026B.


Letters to John Jones (Ivon)


  • 1837-1900 (Creation)

Level of description


Extent and medium

76 ff. (foliated 1-65) ; 255 x 285 mm. and less.

Context area

Name of creator

Biographical history

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Mrs John Evans (Jane Ivonia Evans, Ivon's daughter); Aberystwyth; Donation; 1944/5.

Content and structure area

Scope and content

Papers of John Jones (Ivon), Aberystwyth, 1837-1900, including twenty-five letters addressed to him, 1864-1893, mainly containing social and personal news with some political and other matters.
The correspondents are Thomas Charles Edwards, 1876 (f. 1), D. Silvan Evans, 1875-1893 (ff. 2-9), John Griffith (Gohebydd) (12), 1864-1877 (ff. 10-39), J. R. Kilsby Jones, 1864-1874 (ff. 40-47), Joseph Parry, [1874x1880] (ff. 48-49), Evan M. Richards, MP, 1874 (ff. 51-52), and Evan Williams the limner, 1865 (ff. 53-54); a letter, 1846, from William Wood is addressed to a Miss Williams, possibly Ivon's future wife, Mary (ff. 55-56). Also included are autograph verses by Robert Parry (Robin Ddu Eryri), 1887 (f. 50), Rowland Williams (Hwfa Môn), 1900 (ff. 63-64), and G. Pennar Griffiths (Penar), 1900 (f. 65), and three membership cards, 1837-1868.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling


System of arrangement

Arranged at NLW into: correspondence; other papers.

Conditions of access and use area

Conditions governing access

Conditions governing reproduction

Usual copyright laws apply.

Language of material

  • English
  • Welsh

Script of material

Language and script notes

English, Welsh.

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Finding aids

Allied materials area

Existence and location of originals

Existence and location of copies

Related units of description

Other letters to Ivon are NLW MSS 3291E, 4704B, 19659C (the latter currently uncatalogued).

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Notes area


Title based on contents.


A National Eisteddfod ticket noted as being part of the manuscript is no longer present.


Verses by Hwfa Môn and Penar, 1900, post-date Ivon's death.


Preferred citation: NLW MS 14026B.

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Virtua system control number


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Description identifier

Institution identifier

Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

Rules and/or conventions used

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


Level of detail

Dates of creation revision deletion

August 2008.


  • English



Archivist's note

Description compiled by Rhys Morgan Jones.

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