- [late 17th century]-1970 (accumulated [c. 1912]-1970) / (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
0.076 cubic metres (3 boxes)
Name of creator
W. Bradwen Jones, (1892-1976), composer, was the grandson of John Jones of Anglesey (Eos Bradwen, (1831-1899)), also a composer, and was born William Arthur Jones at Caernarfon. He chose the name Bradwen for family history reasons and is usually known as W. Bradwen Jones or William Bradwen Jones. He was taught the organ by John Williams, Caernarfon, and Roland Rogers, organist of the Cathedral Church Bangor. From 1910 until 1915, he was choirmaster of Capel y Rug, Corwen. He served in the Royal Welsh Fusiliers in Egypt and Palestine. He then became organist and choirmaster for St Seiriol Church, Holyhead, Anglesey, where he worked until 1941; he then became organist in the Methodist Calvinist Church Hyfrydle, Holyhead. He mainly composed songs for organ and piano. He worked for the Royal National Eisteddfod of Wales, and also competed successfully, winning over 25 prizes. He died in 1970.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Purchased from W. Bradwen Jones, in 1973.
Content and structure area
Scope and content
Musical papers and other compositions of John Jones and William Bradwen Jones, [late 17th cent.]-1970, including printed works, 1932-1964, chants and hymn tunes, 1929-1956; anthems, 1934-1942; sacred music, 1931-1961; arrangements for eisteddfodau, 1932-1962; music for piano and for violin and piano, 1929-1960; music for organ, 1928-1950; and draft poems and family memoranda, 1859-1877.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
Action: All records have been retained.
Accruals are not expected.
System of arrangement
Arranged into printed works of Bradwen Jones; set of orchestral parts for Molwch yr Arglwydd; anthems; miscellaneous sacred music; songs with piano act; arrangements by W. Bradwen Jones; music for piano and for violin and piano; music for organ; and miscellaneous.
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.
Language of material
Script of material
Language and script notes
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
A hard copy of the catalogue is available at the National Library of Wales. The catalogue can be accessed online.
Allied materials area
Existence and location of originals
Existence and location of copies
Related units of description
Title supplied from contents of fonds. The papers predate the birth of W. Bradwen Jones since they contain papers relating to his grandfather.
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Subject access points
Place access points
Name access points
- Jones, William Bradwen, 1892-1976 -- Archives (Subject)
- Eos Bradwen, 1831-1899 -- Archives (Subject)
- Eos Bradwen, 1831-1899 (Subject)
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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 Annette Strauch for the ANW project. The following sources were used for the preparation of the description: NLW, Schedule of Bradwen Jones Papers, 1973; Y Bywgraffiadur Cymreig 1951-1970 (Llundain 1997).