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Owen Jones Manuscripts
- [1800x1899] (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
Name of creator
Owen Jones (1833-1899), Calvinistic Methodist minister, writer and bibliophile, was born in Weirglodd Ddu, Llanuwchllyn. He ministered at Blaenau Ffestiniog, 1864-1872, and at Chatham Street, Liverpool, 1872-1892, before retiring to Llansantffraid ym Mechain. Although a prominent figure within the Calvinistic Methodist circle in north Wales, he is remembered primarily as a writer and bibliographer. He was an avid collector of books and an authority on hymnology.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
No information found.
Content and structure area
Scope and content
A collection of manuscripts which includes a copy of Lewis Morris (ed. D. Silvan Evans): Celtic Remains ..., 1878; original poetry and translations; transcripts from various sources, including hymn tunes, anthems, etc., manuscripts, poetry and printed works; correspondence; genealogy; sermon notes; diaries, 1858-1862, 1864, 1871, 1875-1898, and those of Thomas Jones, Owen Jones's father, 1873-1885.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
System of arrangement
Arranged according to NLW MSS reference numbers: NLW MSS 2641-2679.
Conditions of access and use area
Conditions governing access
Readers consulting modern papers in the National Library of Wales are required to sign the 'Modern papers - data protection' form.
Conditions governing reproduction
Language of material
Script of material
Language and script notes
Welsh, English, unless otherwise specified.
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
The descriptions are also available in the Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume I (Aberystwyth, 1943).
Allied materials area
Existence and location of originals
Existence and location of copies
Related units of description
This group of manuscripts was one of many which had been collected at the University College of Wales, Aberystwyth, prior to the establishment of the National Library of Wales.
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Name access points
- Jones, Owen, 1833-1899 (Creator)
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Rules and/or conventions used
This description follows NLW guidelines based on ISAD(G) Second Edition; AACR2; and LCSH.
Level of detail
Dates of creation revision deletion
This description was compiled by Bethan Ifans for the retrospective conversion project of NLW MSS.
The following sources were use in the compilation of this description: Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume I (Aberystwyth, 1943); Y Bywgraffiadur Cymreig hyd 1940 (Llundain, 1953).