Fonds GB 0210 MSRJJONES - Rees Jenkin Jones manuscripts

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Rees Jenkin Jones manuscripts


  • [1731] x [1924] (Creation)

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Extent and medium

10 volumes.

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Biographical history

The family originated from south Cardiganshire and north Carmarthenshire. They were descendents of the pioneers of nonconformity in Cardiganshire and had strong connections with the Unitarian cause. The line moved to Aberdare when the Rev. John Jones became minister of Hen Dŷ Cwrdd in 1833. His son, Rees Jenkin Jones, succeeded him in 1863.

The family were minor landowners and owned properties in south Cardiganshire, north Carmarthenshire and Aberdare.

Further biographical details and information relating to estate papers can be found in the appropriate unit of description.

Name of creator

Biographical history

Rees Jenkin Jones (1835-1924), preacher, schoolmaster, historian and hymnist, was born in Aberdare. He was editor of the periodical Yr Ymofynydd from 1873 to 1879, published several works of religious interest, and was a regular contributor on historical matters to publications such as Yr Ymofynydd, Y Geninen and Cymru (O.M.E.).

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Scope and content

A collection comprising correspondence, poetry, notes, extracts and miscellanea (mainly relating to religious matters), an account book from Haverfordwest, sermons by several individuals, a journal of Timothy Davies, Caeronnen, and hymns by Reuben Davies ('Prydydd y Coed').

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System of arrangement

Arranged according to NLW MSS reference numbers: NLW MSS 4361-4370.

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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 laws apply.

Language of material

  • Welsh
  • English

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Welsh, English

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Finding aids

The descriptions are also available in the Handlist of Manuscripst in the National Library of Wales, Volume II (Aberystwyth, 1951).

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Related units of description

See also NLW MSS 14147-14213 (currently uncatalogued), NLW, Rees Jenkin Jones Family Papers, and NLW, D. Rhys Phillips Papers 5693-5706.

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


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Dates of creation revision deletion

August 2005.


  • English



Archivist's note

Description compiled by Bethan Ifans for the retrospective conversion project of NLW MSS.

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  • Text: Rees Jenkin Jones Manuscripts.