Fonds GB 0210 MSOWJON - Owen Jones Manuscripts

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Owen Jones Manuscripts


  • [1800x1899] (Creation)

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Extent and medium

39 vols

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Name of creator

Biographical history

Owen Jones (1833-1899), Calvinistic Methodist minister, writer and bibliophile, was born in Weirglodd Ddu, Llanuwchllyn. He ministered at Blaenau Ffestiniog, 1864-1872, and at Chatham Street, Liverpool, 1872-1892, before retiring to Llansantffraid ym Mechain. Although a prominent figure within the Calvinistic Methodist circle in north Wales, he is remembered primarily as a writer and bibliographer. He was an avid collector of books and an authority on hymnology.

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No information found.

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Scope and content

A collection of manuscripts which includes a copy of Lewis Morris (ed. D. Silvan Evans): Celtic Remains ..., 1878; original poetry and translations; transcripts from various sources, including hymn tunes, anthems, etc., manuscripts, poetry and printed works; correspondence; genealogy; sermon notes; diaries, 1858-1862, 1864, 1871, 1875-1898, and those of Thomas Jones, Owen Jones's father, 1873-1885.

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System of arrangement

Arranged according to NLW MSS reference numbers: NLW MSS 2641-2679.

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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, unless otherwise specified.

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Finding aids

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

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This group of manuscripts was one of many which had been collected at the University College of Wales, Aberystwyth, prior to the establishment of the National Library of Wales.

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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

November 2005.


  • English



Archivist's note

This description was compiled by Bethan Ifans for the retrospective conversion project of NLW MSS.

Archivist's note

The following sources were use in the compilation of this description: Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume I (Aberystwyth, 1943); Y Bywgraffiadur Cymreig hyd 1940 (Llundain, 1953).

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  • Text: Owen Jones Manuscripts.