Sub-sub-fonds B. - Papers of and relating to Gareth Vaughan Jones;

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Papers of and relating to Gareth Vaughan Jones;


  • 1903-2002. (Creation)

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6 boxes; 0.115 cubic metres.

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Pocket diaries, 1923-1934, kept by Gareth Jones while a student at Aberystwyth and Cambridge, and during his extensive travels throughout Europe, Russia and the United States; diaries, 1934-1935, kept by Jones during his 'aroung the world tour'; pocket notebooks, 1923-1934, used as a student and later as a journalist and while travelling, including some used while Jones was in the employ of David Lloyd George; two address books and a wallet of address cards and business cards; three passports; correspondence files, 1916-1935, mainly detailed letters from Gareth Jones to his family from Aberystwyth, Cambridge, and during his travels on the continent, from America, Russia and during his final 'around the world tour' leading up his murder in August 1935, together with a few letters addressed to Gareth Jones; a group of picture postcards, 1903-1935, deriving from members of the Jones family; press cuttings, 1929-1945, mainly of articles written by Jones for publication in various newspapers and journals; papers relating to the capture and death of Gareth Jones in 1935 and to various projects to commemorate his life and work thereafter, 1935-2003; and school reports, 1918-1920, essays written by Gareth Jones and a photograph album, 1918-1935.

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Arranged as follows: pocket diaries, world tour diaries, notebooks, address books, passports, correspondence, press cuttings, papers relating to the capture and death of Gareth Jones; and school reports, essays, and photographs.

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Preferred citation: B.

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Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

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  • Text: B (10-14).