Ffeil / File Casgliad John Peris Jones Collection - Casgliad John Peris Jones Collection

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Casgliad John Peris Jones Collection


Casgliad John Peris Jones Collection


  • [1899-1913]. (Creation)

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Ffeil / File

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97 glass negatives : black and white, 165 x 120 mm.

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Donated by Mr Iwan Jones, Drenewydd. John Peris Jones, father of the donor, purchased a shop in Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant from Mr T. J.Lloyd in 1939. The negatives were found in the shop. Mr Lloyd had been in business as a printer and the negatives are believed to have been used by him in the production of picture postcards during the Edwardian era, many in conjunction with local photographer E. C. Burns. Where the original envelope records Burns as the photographer he has been recorded as creator, but where this information is not forthcoming John Peris Jones in his role as custodian of the images has been recorded as the creator.

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Mr Iwan Jones, Drenewydd

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Glass negatives, the majority of views in and around Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant during the first decade of the twentieth century. The original numbering system (1, 2, 2a, 3 etc.) has been retained with the prefix JPJ added. Many were used to produce collotype postcards, information relating to the production of which are noted on the original storage envelopes. Some of these also credit the photographer as being E.C Burns, who is listed in the 1911 census as a shopkeeper and photographer. The inscriptions on the envelopes seem to act as a template for the wording on the postcards, consequently it is likely that E.C. Burns was responsible for all the photographs.

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No further accruals expected.

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Access to the original items by authorised permission only. Users are directed to use the digital images.

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Copyright NLW.

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