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Hills-Johnes, James, 1833-1919
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Miscellaneous letters including a tracing of a letter by Thomas Charles, 27 April 1811; and letters from Sir James Hills Johnes, 1908, Pierce Jones, Ffestiniog, 1861; Thomas Jones, Llwynrodyn, 1848, Bryntirion, 1851; J. Phillips, Bangor, 1862; Hugh Williams, London, 1858; and John Price Williams, Rhuallt, 1868.

Dolaucothi Estate Records,

  • GB 0210 DOLTHI
  • Fonds
  • [16 cent.]-1939 /

Estate records of the Dolaucothi estate, Carmarthenshire, and family papers, [16-20 cent.], of the Johnes and Hills-Johnes families of including extensive correspondence comprising over 15,000 letters, 1688-[20 cent.], and military papers of Lieutenant-Colonel Sir James Hill-Johnes (d. 1919).

Lloyd-Johnes family, of Dolaucothi

Helen James - W. N. Johns,

Letters from a number of correspondents, including I. H. Jeayes, C. T. Jefferies, Edward Jenkins, Henry Jenner, Walter D. Jeremy and James Hills-Johnes.

Jenkins, Edward, Gwalia House, London.

Letters to Elspeth Rhŷs,

Letters, 1864-1910, addressed to Elspeth Rhŷs, including some from John Rhŷs and other family members, with occasional letters and replies in her hand. Among the correspondents are Charles de Gaulle (12), Henri Gaidoz, A. H. Sayce (3), Hugh Derfel Hughes, E. R. Wharton, Eluned Morgan (2), Grant Allen, Edwin Hatch, Queen Victoria (copy), James Darmesteter (2), James MacFadden (2), David G. Ritchie, Frederick York Powell (2), O. M. Edwards, W. R. Morfill, Thomas Ellis (4), Paul Meyer, John Patrick Crichton-Stuart (Marquess of Bute, 2), William Jones (2), Eleanor Mildred Sidgwick, J. A. Simon, Annie J. Ellis, James Hills-Johnes, Ellis J. Ellis-Griffith, Alfred Daniell, D. Brynmor Jones, Marie Corelli, Edward Anwyl, E. Vincent Evans, Lydia E. Becker, A. Darmesteter, Frances Hoggan, and John Dillon.


Letters, 1859-1918, addressed to members of the Ramsay family by Sir James and Lady Hills Johnes, Dolau Cothi; B. Hills Johnes; Charlotte Johnes; James Williams, Treffos; E. Dymock; and Lord Derby (referring to his anxiety to appoint a bishop acquainted with the Welsh language and conversant with Welsh feelings in the event of a vacancy at Bangor, 1859).


Letters, 1858-1910, to Sir Andrew and Lady Ramsay from Sir James Hills-Johnes, Sir Archibald Geikie, J. C. Ramsay, W. Stanley (Penrhos, Anglesey), Charlotte Johnes, etc.


Letters, 1897-1917, from General Sir James Hills-Johnes, V.C., Dolau Cothi, to Violet Ramsay, daughter of Sir Andrew and Lady Ramsay.

Sir James Hills-Johnes.

Letters, &c.,

Thirty-nine holograph and autograph letters and incomplete holograph letters addressed almost entirely to Elizabeth, Violet, and/or Dorothy Ramsay, daughters of Sir Andrew C. Ramsay. The writers include William Blackwood, Edinburgh, 1905-10 (the publication of 'Far Eastern Vignettes' by Miss Rankin, enclosing a letter by Lord Linlithgow, the death of King Edward VII, personal); Arabella B. Buckley [from London], 1881 (requesting assistance with church decorations); Charlotte A. M. Johnes, Dolaucothy, etc., 1883-1910 and undated (visitors to Llanover and deaths among Lady Llanover's staff, visits to Marie de Bunsen and others, a pendant for Mary Cookman, the employment of a district nurse, the writer's stay at Promontagno, personal, news of friends); B. [Elizabeth] H[ills] J[ohnes], Dolaucothy, etc., [18]98-1924 and undated (the recipient's picture shown in the Academy, personal, war-time activities, the death of the recipient's mother, an account of Woodstaples Hall, news of friends) (one letter with additions by Charlotte A. M. Johnes and J. Hills-Johnes); Elizabeth [ ] Dolaucothy, [19]24 (the recipient's new house, news of [Lady Elizabeth Hills-Johnes] and others); J[ohn Lloyd], bishop of Swansea, Lampeter Vicarage, 1907 (thanks for a book); J[ohn Owen], bishop of St. Davids, 1908 (thanks for a pectoral cross for the use of the see); And[re]w C. Ramsay, London, 1880-1881 (advancement of monies, personal, the death of Lamont Young in Australia); W. Ramsay [from London], 1911 (the sale of the recipient's house); O. Reichenbach [from London], [18]81 (personal); [ Baroness Bertha von Reisewitz?], Berlin, [19]06 (comments on the behaviour of Germans resident in England); and Aileen Roberts, from Portlaw, Ireland, and from Prince Town, Dartmoor, 1909 (the writer's visit to Ireland, comments on military manoeuvres, personal). Also included in the volume are two printed cards, including a prayer by [Simon] Patrick, bishop of Ely (1626-1707), and greetings in verse from J. H-J and B. H-J., Dolaucothy, 1917.

Letters, &c.,

Two groups of holograph letters addressed to [Mary] Louisa Williams (aft. Lady Ramsay), together with some miscellaneous material:- (a) Sixty letters, etc., written by Charlotte A. M. Cookman, D[olau] C[othi], etc., 1862 and undated (the writer's Italian holiday, the writer's ascent of Snowdon, personal), Cornelia A. H. Crosse, Heidelberg, 1860 (personal), [General Sir] Ja[me]s Fergusson [from London] [18]65? (the battles of Vimeiro and Corunna, personal), Tho. Graham [Master of the Mint], 1866 (thanks for vignette of recipient's husband), [Mrs.] S. M. Hall, Albany [New York], 1861 (relations between America and Great Britain, comments on 'our doomed country'), Mary Hunt, Glangwna [Llanrug], etc. [1852] and undated (the recipient's marriage, the engagement of a gardener), T[homas] H[enry] Huxley, Geological Survey of England and Wales, 1871 (the occupation of a house), J. R. Milbanke Huskisson, The Hague, 1866 (news of Jules Huguenin on the island of Java, news of the campaign against Italy), [Sir] Henry James, from Southampton, 1873 (thanks for ordering Welsh flannel, the recipient's dinner with the bishop of Winchester, personal), Charlotte A. M. Johnes, Dolau Cothy, etc., 1880-1903 and undated (the recipient's visit to the Italian lakes in search of health, reference to the British Association meeting at Swansea, comments on the writer's holiday in the Isle of Wight, a fire at Abergwili Palace, Carmarthenshire County Council election, Welsh industrial exhibition at the Albert Hall, news of friends, etc.), C. E. Lloyd, Plas Cadnant, etc., [18]52-1880? (the recipient's marriage, personal), Ellen Morris, Ballarat [Australia], 1864 (the writer's voyage of sixty-one days to Australia, impressions of Ballarat, personal), Alfred J. S. Quekett, Lincolns Inn Fields, 1881 (opinion on claims by recipient's tenant), E. Ramsay, the recipient's mother-in-law, Edin[burgh], Glasgow, and Bridge of Allan, 1856-1857 (personal, news of friends), E. E. Ramsay, the recipient's daughter [from London], undated ( thanksgiving service for the recovery of the Prince of Wales, personal), J[ohn] C. Ramsay, the recipient's brother-in-law, London, 1857 (personal, news of friends), W. Allan Delg B. Ramsay, the recipient's son, from Clogau Mine, Bont Ddu, Dolgelley, 1881 (the writer's Christmas holiday), F. S. Roberts, Glan y Menai, undated [1857] (the recipient's marriage, personal), Emily S. Thompson, undated (enclosing 'Little Sweetness' by Mrs. Hemans), T. Venedey, Heidelberg, undated (Mr. Ramsay's missing geological compass), E[dmund] Ll[oyd] Vincent, Gorddinog [Aber], 1851 (the recipient' s marriage), James Crawley Vincent, Gorddinog, 1851 (the recipient's marriage, family news), James V[incent] Vincent, Gorddinog and the Deanery, Bangor, 1851-1874 (the recipient's marriage, thanks for a photograph of the recipient's mother), Louisa Mary Walker, Hendregadredd [near Portmadoc], 1852 (the recipient's marriage, news of friends), Sophia Wallace, Belfield, undated (the recipient's marriage, personal), . . . H. Weigall, painter, 1852 (casts for the recipient, the recipient's marriage), Ja[me]s Williams, rector of Llanfairynghornwy, the recipient's father, 1856-1871 (personal, news of friends, the county nomination (1868), church meetings at Bangor and Valley, 'Dissenting attack on Llanddeusant School'), J[ohn] Williams, Treffos, the recipient's uncle, 1874-1876 (the recipient's account of the upper Rhine, personal, the production of granite in Anglesey), T[homas] N[ orris] Williams, Llanddeiniolen, Aber, and Treffos, 1851-1878 (the recipient's marriage, family news, the keeping of Dr. [Heinrich] Schliemann's Trojan remains, the visit of 'the late Holyhead character' Owen Hughes to London, a shield left to W. E. Gladstone), 'Bethan'?, Llanfair, undated [1858] (references to the Llangollen Eisteddfod), etc. (b) Thirty-one letters, etc., written by W. S. Brown, London, 1895 (biography of Sir Andrew Ramsay), Philip H[ermogenes] Calderon, Hastings, 1893 (an exhibition at the Royal Academy?), W[illiam] Edwards, The Vicarage, Bangor, 1896 (Welsh-speaking bishops of Bangor, the progress of the Hostel, the writer's visit to Switzerland), [Professor] A[lexander] H[enry] Green, Oxford, 1891 (the revision of Sir Andrew Ramsay's book i.e. The Physical Geology and Geography of Great Britain), T. M. How, Barmouth, 1898 (epitaphs in St. Giles of the family of John Rowland, rector of Llangeitho), William M. How, Shrewsbury, 1900 (the appointment of a trustee), Wm. Walsham [How], bishop of Wakefield, 1895 (the writer's engagements), W[illiam] Hughes, Llanuwchllyn Vicarage, Bala, 1902 (Bishop William Morgan's Welsh translation of the Bible), [General Sir] J[ames] Hills Johnes, Dolaucothy, [19]07 (the writer's election to the County Council), [Colonel] T[homas] L[ewis] Hampton Lewis, Henllys, Beaumaris, 1900 (the Army career of the writer's son Jack), David[aniel] L[ewis Lloyd ], bishop of Bangor, undated (copies of a translation of a Jubilee hymn), J. B. Lloyd, Shrewsbury, 1899 (the writer's willingness to act as recipient's trustee, personal), C. Lloyd Morgan, Clifton, Bristol, 1893 ( the revision of Sir Andrew Ramsay's book), Elizabeth Owen, Waterloo, Liverpool, [18]98 (an account of a rescue at Crosby by Eyton Pritchard Owen), Harriett Owen, Rhyllon, St. Asaph, undated [1851] (the recipient's marriage), Wm. Preston [of Lleiniog] from Mount Desert [near Cork], 1897 (the writer's crossing from Anglesey, personal), Hugh Prichard, Gaerwen, Anglesey, [18]93 (the history of the Tan-yr-afon harp), W[illiam] Ramsay, London, the recipient's nephew, 1902 (personal), M[aria] E[mma] E[lizabeth] C[onway] Reade, Carreglwyd, The Valley, [18]98 (the arms of the Holland family), [General Sir] Hugh Rowlands, Plastirion, Llanrug, (19]03 (the death of the writer's son [Captain Hugh Barrow Rowlands, in Somaliland]), J[ames] Edmund Vincent, from London, [18]95 and undated (a review of the biography of Sir Andrew Ramsay, comments on an article on the recruitment of Welsh clergy, Penrhyn Quarry strike, personal), G. Williams, Treffos, 1895 (the engagement of a cook, disestablishment), Jno. Evan Williams, Llanwenllwyfo Rectory, 1897 (assistance to needy clergymen, the writer's Welsh translation of Sintram, Lady [Gwyn Gertrude] Neave's non-attendance at church), [ ], Headquarter House, Mafeking, 1905 (no vacant billet for Hampton [Lewis's] boy, the writer's meeting with Lord Selborne, personal), etc.

Police & Military

Mainly photographs of military groups but includes Llandeilo British Legion, women soldiers and a few photos of policemen.

D C Harries, Rhosmaen Street, Llandilo.