Fonds GB 0210 MSHJONES - H. Jones Davies Manuscripts

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H. Jones Davies Manuscripts


  • [1725x1939] (Creation)

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Extent and medium

57 volumes.

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Name of creator

Biographical history

Humphrey Jones Davies served as Calvinistic Methodist minister at Llanrwst, Tregarth, Llandegai, Birmingham and Wolverhampton. He contributed to Welsh religious periodicals such as Y Goleuad and Y Seren.

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

NLW MSS 7816-7850: Rev. Humphrey Jones Davies; Llangollen; Acquisition; 1932.
NLW MS 9677C: Rev. Humphrey Jones Davies; Llangollen; Purchase; 1935.
NLW MSS 10980-10981E: Rev. Humphrey Jones Davies; Llangollen; Purchase; 1936.
NLW MSS 12189-12190: Rev. Humphrey Jones Davies; Llangollen; Purchase; 1938.
NLW MSS 12672-12687: Rev. Humphrey Jones Davies; Llangollen; Purchase; 1939.

Content and structure area

Scope and content

Manuscripts and papers, [1725x1939], from the library of the Rev. H. Jones Davies, although most of the material is not in his hand. The collection includes correspondence of Humphrey Jones Davies and others; material of or relating to Sir Henry Lewis and the Rev. John Phillips, Bangor, and notebooks and sermons of the Rev. Christmas Evans; Welsh poetry transcribed by Isaac Foulkes; deeds, documents and correspondence of mainly Denbighshire and Merioneth interest; and notes, sermons, essays, etc.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling


System of arrangement

Arranged according to NLW MSS reference numbers: NLW MSS 7816-7850, 9677, 10980-10981, 12189-12190, 12672-12687, 12727A.

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Conditions governing access

Readers consulting modern papers in the National Library of Wales are required to abide by the conditions noted on the 'Modern papers - data protection' form issued with their Readers' Tickets.

Conditions governing reproduction

Usual copyright laws apply.

Language of material

  • English
  • Greek
  • Welsh

Script of material

Language and script notes

Welsh, English, Greek.

Physical characteristics and technical requirements

Finding aids

The descriptions are also available in the Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume II (Aberystwyth, 1951), Volume III (Aberystwyth, 1961), and Volume IV (Aberystwyth, 1971).

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Related units of description

See also the Bangor University, Reverend Humphrey Jones Davies papers, which can be accessed via the Archifau Cymru = Archives Wales website.

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Title based on contents.


Formerly known as H. Jones Davies 1-57.

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Institution identifier

Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

Rules and/or conventions used

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


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Dates of creation revision deletion

August 2005 and February 2010.


  • English



The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume II (Aberystwyth, 1951); Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume III (Aberystwyth, 1961); Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume IV (Aberystwyth, 1971); Archifau Cymru = Archives Wales WWW site, viewed 18 Feb. 2010; The Peerage WWW site, viewed 19 Feb. 2010; Cydymaith i Lenyddiaeth Cymru (Llandysul, 1986).

Archivist's note

Description compiled by Siân Medi Davies for the retrospective conversion project of NLW MSS, and revised by Bethan Ifans.

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