Fonds GB 0210 MSWJONWIL - W. Jones Williams Manuscripts

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W. Jones Williams Manuscripts


  • [1663x1899] (Creation)

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13 vols

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Biographical history

Dr W. Jones Williams, who was born at Porthmadog, practised for over fifty years as a physician at Middlesborough. He was well known as an ardent lover os his native country, and a collector of Welsh books. Having associations with Eifionydd, he acquired the works and letters of some of the poets of that district.

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Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Donated by W. Jones Williams, M.D., Middlesborough, 1917.

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Scope and content

A collection of works and letters, both autograph and transcript, of some of the poets of Eifionydd, accummulated by Dr W. Jones Williams.

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System of arrangement

Arranged according to NLW MSS reference numbers: NLW MSS 4441-4453.

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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 Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume II (Aberystwyth, 1951).

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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

September 2005.


  • English



Archivist's note

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

Archivist's note

The following source was used in the compilation of this description: Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume II (Aberystwyth, 1951).

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  • Text: W. Jones Williams Manuscripts.