File NLW MS 24046E. - Papers relating to John Jones, Junior

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Reference code

NLW MS 24046E.


Papers relating to John Jones, Junior


  • (1545/6)-[1840s] (Creation)

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Extent and medium

92 ff. (66 verso-90 verso inverted text) ; 330 x 265 mm.

Half-leather and marbled paper over boards.

Context area

Archival history

'A collection of letters addressed to the son of the regicide Col. John Jones, with other curious old papers found in a house belonging to the Jones family. Taken down in 1824' (note on f. 1; the house in question has not been identified).

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Bearnes, Hampton & Littlewood Auctioneers and Valuers; Honiton; Purchased at auction, lot 609; 21 August 2013; 006629341.

Content and structure area

Scope and content

An album, [19 cent., second ¼], probably compiled by a member of the Clay family of Liverpool and St Asaph, which includes some thirty-one items, (1545/6)-[1716], relating to John Jones, son of Col. John Jones, the regicide, and his family (ff. 1-14, 16-19).
Among these items are some fourteen letters addressed to John Jones, Junior, 1663-1714 (ff. 1-3 verso, 4 verso, 5-6, 16, 17), and two to his wife (f. 3); three letters to Thomas Jennings, Dudleston, 1633-1634 (ff. 7 verso-8); a copy of The Post Man, And the Historical Account, &c., 230 (27-29 October 1696) (f. 9); a poem on the Battle of Oudenaarde, 1708 (ff. 10-11); a handbill for a performance of Henry IV, [Part I], [1716] (f. 13); a final concord levied on properties in Salisbury, (1545/6) (f. 18); and a letter from Robert [?Nedham] to Roger Puleston of Emral, [?1582] (f. 19). The album also includes papers of the Clay family, 1739, 1743, 1806-[?1843], being mostly letters addressed to Henry Clay (onetime Mayor of Liverpool) from correspondents including aristocrats connected with Liverpool (ff. 66 verso-73 verso passim, inverted text); various pencil or pen and ink sketches and watercolour paintings, [19 cent, first ½], at least some of which are by Henry's daughter B[arbara] F[rances] C[lay] (ff. 57 verso, 60 verso, 61 verso, 62 verso, 76 verso-81 verso (versos only), 84 verso, 85 verso, 86 verso); newspaper cuttings, [1831]-[1841] (ff. 26 verso-35); and miscellaneous engravings, 1809-[?1840s] (ff. 14 verso, 36-37, 39-43, 88 verso-90 verso). Items found loose within the volume have been tipped in, either in situ or on blank leaves (some 22 ff.).

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Language of material

  • English

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Physical characteristics and technical requirements

Covers scuffed and worn; leaves excised after ff. 3, 14 and 72; several items, formerly pasted into the volume, removed prior to accession at NLW.

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Related units of description

For other papers and correspondence of John Jones, Junior, see NLW MSS 11446-9, 11452C (part of the Plas Yolyn Estate Records and Manuscripts).

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Title based on contents.


Preferred citation: NLW MS 24046E.

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Description identifier

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


Level of detail

Dates of creation revision deletion

June 2014.


  • English



Archivist's note

Description compiled by Rhys Morgan Jones;

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Physical storage

  • Text: NLW MS 24046E; $q - Covers scuffed and worn; leaves excised after ff. 3, 14 and 72; several items formerly pasted into the volume removed prior to accession at NLW.