Fonds GB 0210 MSRHUDD - Rhuddenfab Manuscripts

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Rhuddenfab Manuscripts


  • [1845x1915] (Creation)

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14 vols

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Biographical history

Lewis Jones ('Rhuddenfab', 1835-1915), printer, poet and journalist, was born near Llandwrog church, Rhuthin. He both competed and adjudicated in 'eisteddfodau' and corresponded with many of Wales's prominent public and cultural figures. He also wrote a series of articles entitled 'Deugain mlynedd yn ôl'.

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Presented by Miss Nan Lewis-Jones, daughter of Lewis Jones, Ruthin, 1925.

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Scope and content

Papers of 'Rhuddenfab', comprising correspondence, a diary, poems, hymns, adjudications, essays and articles; papers, 1880, relating to the centenary celebrations of the founding of Sunday schools; and an essay by, and in the hand of, Daniel Owen, 1888.

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System of arrangement

Arranged according to NLW MSS reference numbers: NLW MSS 5512-5521, 6975-6978.

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Conditions governing access

Readers consulting modern papers in the National Library of Wales are required to sign the 'Modern papers - data protection' form.

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Language of material

  • Welsh
  • English

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Welsh, English

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Finding aids

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

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This description follows NLW guidelines based on ISAD(G) Second Edition; AACR2; and LCSH.


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Dates of creation revision deletion

May 2005


  • English



Archivist's note

This description was compiled by Bethan Ifans for the retrospective conversion project of NLW MSS.

Archivist's note

The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume II (Aberystwyth, 1951); Lloyd, Sir J. E., Jenkins, R. T., Davies, Sir W. Ll. (eds): Y Bywgraffiadur Cymreig hyd 1940 (London, 1953).

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  • Text: Rhuddenfab Manuscripts.