- 1600-1951 (accumulated [1900-1954]) / (Creation)
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0.029 cubic metres (1 box)
Name of creator
Sir Cadwaladr Bryner Jones (1872-1954) was a leading figure in Welsh agricultural education. Born in Dolgellau, Merionethsire, and educated at Durham University, he became a lecturer in agriculture at the University of North Wales, Bangor, in 1893. He was made Professor of Agriculture at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth, in 1907, and also became director of the college farm. In 1912, he was appointed the Agricultural Commissioner for Wales and Chairman of the Agricultural Council for Wales. In 1919, he became the first Secretary of the Welsh Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, a position he held for twenty years, although he continued his involvement in agricultural education. From 1948 to 1953, he was deputy chairman of the Agricultural Land Commission for England and Wales, and chairman of the Welsh Agricultural Land Sub-commission. Sir Cadwaladr Bryner Jones was awarded the C.B.E. in 1920, the C.B. in 1934, and a knighthood in 1947. He undertook research into the history of cattle, publishing several papers on the topic.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Mrs E. Bertha Jones; Aberystwyth; Donation; 1955
Content and structure area
Scope and content
Papers of Sir Cadwaladr Bryner Jones, including personal papers, 1902-1907; lecture notes, [1900s]; correspondence and papers relating to research into the history of cattle, [?1920s]-1951; and miscellaneous papers collected by Sir Cadwaladr Bryner Jones, 1600-1928. The archive does not include any papers relating to his public life.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
Action: All records donated to the National Library of Wales have been retained..
Accruals are not expected.
System of arrangement
Arranged into the following: literary and historical papers; lectures; research into the history of cattle; and personal papers.
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
Usual copyright regulations apply.
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Physical characteristics and technical requirements
A hard copy of the catalogue is available at the National Library of Wales and the National Register of Archives.
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Existence and location of copies
Related units of description
Title supplied from contents of fonds. Some material collected by Sir Cadwaladr Bryner Jones pre-dates his birth.
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Rules and/or conventions used
Description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) 2nd ed.;AACR2; and LCSH
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Dates of creation revision deletion
Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: NLW Schedule of Cadwaladr Bryner Jones Papers; Dictionary of Welsh Biography down to 1940 (London, 1959).