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Jonah Jones Papers,
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Accumulated papers,

Papers, [1976]-2004, including a photocopy of a poem 'Woman clothed in the sun. A carving by Jonah Jones' by Raymond Garlick (from The Aylesford Review), and copies of two orders of service for the Airborne Forces memorial service held in 1998 and 2000.

Garlick, Raymond

Book reviews,

Includes numerous reviews of his books: A tree may fall (1980), The lakes of North Wales (1983), The Gallipoli diary (1989) and Clough Williams-Ellis, the architect of Portmeirion (1997), together with press reports relating to Jonah Jones working with pupils from Taff Ely on a mural at the Model House Craft and Design Centre, Llantrisant, 1992.

Chris Saunders correspondence,

Photocopies of letters between Chris Saunders and Jonah Jones, 1986-2004, war comrades from the 224 Parchute Field Ambulance. Also included are recollections written by Chris Saunders entitled 'Battle of the Bulge - the Ardennes, Holland and an operating theatre experience'.

Saunders, Chris.


Includes letters from John Petts (2), John Randle, Mike Tooby, Oliver Fairclough, Helen Waters and family members. Also included is a certificate presented to Jonah Jones by the Queen with a medal in commemoration of the Queen's Silver Jubilee in 1977.

Petts, John, 1914-1991


Includes photocopied letters from Jonah Jones to Micky Burn and his wife Mary, and letters to Huw Wheldon, his wife J[acqueline] and son Wynn from the artist, many as Director of the National College of Art and Design in Dublin.

Essays, articles and reviews,

Papers, [1986]-[2001], including offprints of the articles 'The universal penman' [Clough Williams-Ellis], 'John Ryder' and 'Letters from the Romans' by Jonah Jones published in Matrix [annual review for printers and bibliophiles], and a copy of Mark Jones, Contemporary British medals (1986), with a photograph of the bronze medal of Dylan Thomas (1975) designed by Jonah Jones.


Letters and promotional material, 1986-2004, including a leaflet for his project 'The Panorama Stone' commissioned by Cardiff Bay Development Corporarion for Landsea Gardens, 1993; exhibition catalogues for ‘Jonah Jones. Retrospective’ held at at St David’s Hall Foyer Galleries, Cardiff, 2002; 'Scene and word' at the Taliesin Arts Centre, Swansea, 2004; and an exhibition of his watercolours and callilgraphy at Malvern Theatres, 2004.

Jonah Jones Papers,

  • GB 0210 JONJON
  • Fonds
  • 1946-2004.

Papers of, and relating to Jonah Jones, 1946-2004, including correspondence and papers associated with his artistic work, exhibitions and experiences during the Second World War.

Jones, Jonah.

Literary papers,

Papers, 1968-2004, including a first draft manuscipt of his novel Zorn (1986), book reviews and reviews of his other published works.

Miscellaneous papers,

Papers, [1958]-[1960]-[1999], including a Christmas card designed by Jonah Jones for Sir Osmond Williams of Borthwen, Minffordd; typescript of his article on John Petts for a proposed exhibition; an account 'The Bloodstone Ring' about an incident in crossing the Rhine in which he took part, 1999; memoirs 'Viva l'amore' about his time with the army in Palestine, 1945-1946; text of an address delivered by Brigadier James Hill (Commander of 3 Parachute Brigade) on the occasion of unveiling the plaque in memory of the 1st Canadian Parachute Battalion at Bulford Garrison Church, 1997.

Miscellaneous papers,

Papers, [1977]-[2004], including obituaries of his friend book designer John Ryder, 2001; CV of the artist Derwent Wise, [2002] and photographs of Northumberland landscapes painted by him; and a poem 'A walk in Winchester' by Jeremy Hooker.

Other papers,

Miscellaneouus papers, [1958]-[2004], including his reminiscences of his time in Palestine, 1945-46, and a dissertation on David Jones, 1993, written by an art student.

Personal correspondence,

Includes letters from Micky [Burn], Melvyn Bragg, Derwent Wise (2), Jan [Morris] (2), Kusha [Petts] (2), and letters from his sons and grandsons, together with a poem 'Jonah's whippet' by Wynn Wheldon.

Bragg, Melvyn, 1939-

Prose by Jonah and random publications,

Papers, [1978]-[2001], including his introduction to an exhibition of paintings by Derwent Wise: 'Northumberland landscapes', 1996; an extract of his talk 'Coming home' given at the 1993 conference of Welsh Union of Writers published in their newsletter; a photocopy of his review of The Gododdin by Desmond O'Grady, 1978, published in Books Ireland; and a note 'David Jones and demotic Roman lettering'.

Wise, Derwent.

Talks and lectures,

Drafts and typescipts of his writings, [1991]-[2001], including various drafts of a short story 'The embrace' and 'A matter of probility' (slightly amended version of 'The embrace'); a poem 'Famine worker'; 'Rapine and plunder', an autobiographical account, 1999; and a typescript of an article 'Gwasg Gregynog' with comments by David Vickers.

Vickers, David.

Trade file,

Includes catalogues of materials and tools for his sculptural work, [1984]-[1994].

Work correspondence,

Includes letters from Gwenallt, John Randle, Andrew Wilton, Robin Llywelyn (2) and David Vickers (3). Some of the letters relate to the Clough Williams-Ellis biography.

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