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Letters from New York,

The great majority of the letters are written at New York while Gareth Jones remained in the employ of Ivy Lee and Associates until May 1932. Thereafter, he returned to resume working as a researcher for David Lloyd George.based mainly at Bron-y-de, Churt in Surrey, working extensively on Lloyd George's War Memoirs. Most of the letters outline events at New York and his activities and describe in some detail the people he meets and gives his impressions of them. He also eagerly outlines events and the people whom he meets while in the employ of Lloyd George. There are also occasional references to events at home in Barry.

Letters from New York,

Most of the letters are written from New York when Gareth Jones was in the employ of Ivy Lee and Associates, a public relations counselling office. Ivy Lee also had other peripheral pursuits. Gareth Jones describes in detail his travels, experiences and the people whom he meets, including Herbert Hoover, then the President of the United States. He refers to many other public figures and academics in the USA. He also describes his research work and other duties while in the employ of Ivy Lee. There are also constant references to family news and events at home in Barry and south Wales and replies to letters received from members of his family at home. A few of the letters are written at various locations on the continent as Gareth Jones travelled in Europe. There are also frequent references to a book which he is preparing on the situation in Russia, the articles which he is publishing in various newspapers, and to the economic and fiscal problems of the time.

Letters from the USA, Japan, Hong Kong, China etc.,

The early letters are from Thames House in London while Gareth Jones remained a researcher in the employ of David Lloyd George. These letters describe his work and activities there and the interesting people whom he meets and his trips to various places. Later he describes his work as a journalist and his plans and ambitions for the course of his future career. He often refers to the books which he is reading too. Later in 1934 he began his 'around-the-world tour', and there are some letters from a large number of countries describing his events and experiences. There are letters written at New York, Washington DC, Wisconsin, Hollywood (California) during the early part of the tour, and he often refers to the articles which he is writing for various newspapers and journals and to the lectures which he sometimes delivers. Later letters were written at Japan, Hong Kong, Java, Singapore, Siam and China and discuss events and developments in those countries and his ever developing and changing plans for travelling further. Throughout there are references and enquiries about events at home in Barry and south Wales. There are also typescript copies of some of the last letters which he sent to his family during June and July 1935 just before his capture by the 'bandits'.

Llythyrau oddi wrth R. Ffoulkes Edwards

Four holograph letters (one incomplete), May-June 1867, from R[ichard] Ffoulkes Edwards (Rhisiart Ddu o Wynedd), from Trefnant, Rhyl, and New York City, to J. R. Davies, concerning the writer's proposed emigration to America, the voyage to New York on board the Nebraska carrying eight hundred emigrants, and impressions of New York.

Ddu, Risiart, O Wynedd, 1836-1870


Fragments of notebooks of Berta Ruck, 1914-1926, containing impressions of travels in England and Merioneth, Wales, 1914-1916 (ff. 1-11), New York, [22]-23 September 1919 (ff. 12-16), Vienna, Austria, 1926 (ff. 17-30 verso), and France, 1926 (ff. 31-36), together with a few notes for fiction. Ephemera (in German) and nine letters, postcards and telegrams, mainly from family, July-August 1926, have been pasted in.
There are references to the First World War, [1914] (f. 2 recto-verso), 1916 (ff. 5 verso, 7 recto-verso), including a description of a Red Cross auction in Corris, Merioneth, 3 June 1916 (f. 7 recto-verso). Ink drawings by Ruck are on ff. 2 verso, 12. A photograph, [1926], of Ruck with her son, Arthur, is on f. 36 verso.