Fonds GB 0210 MSTJLLAN - Thomas Jones (Llanfaethlu) Manuscripts.

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Thomas Jones (Llanfaethlu) Manuscripts.


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Extent and medium

41 vols.

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Biographical history

Thomas Jones (1818-1898) was parish clerk of Llanfaethlu, Anglesey, but previously lived in Llantrisant, also in Anglesey. He amassed a substantial collection of music manuscripts, which included not only sacred music but also folk songs, part-songs, etc.

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Presented by the Reverend Albert Owen Evans in 1919.

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Scope and content

A collection of music manuscripts which largely comprises sacred music such as hymn tunes, psalm-tunes, anthems and choruses, but also includes folk songs and airs.

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System of arrangement

Arranged according to NLW MSS reference numbers: NLW MSS 8112-8152.

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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

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Welsh, unless otherwise specified.

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Finding aids

The descriptions are also available in the Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume III (Aberystwyth, 1961).

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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

September 2005.


  • English



Archivist's note

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

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  • Text: Thomas Jones (Llanfaethlu) Manuscripts.