R. Tudur Jones Papers

Scope and Content

Material collected by R. Tudur Jones from the secretaries of congregational chapels in north Wales and others individuals, the intention being to write an appendix, dating from 1891to1954, to the work of Dr Thomas Rees and Dr John Thomas on the history of congregational churches in Wales, Hanes eglwysi annibynol Cymru. Contains material on churches located in the following geographical areas : Llyn and Eifionydd, North Caernarfonshire, Denbigh and Flint, Merioneth, Anglesey, England.

Also, a dissertation entitled The Life Work and Thought of Vavasor Powell (1617-1670) submitted for the degree of D. Phil in 1947 at Oxford and a graph showing the growth of non-conformism in Merioneth between 1700-1899.

Administrative / Biographical History

Robert Tudur Jones was born in 1921 in Llanystymdwy, Caernarfonshire. He became a Congregational minister at Aberystwyth and was later made Principal of the Bala-Bangor College in Bangor. He was a prolific writer on religious and political topics. Amongst his publications are Hanes Annibynwyr Cymru (1966) and Ffydd ac Argyfwng Cenedl : Cristionogaeth a Diwylliant yng Nghymru 1890-1914 (1975).


Papers have been incorporated into the General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts. The material relating to the history of congregational churches has been divided into geographical areas.

Conditions Governing Access

Open to all users.

Acquisition Information

Papers placed on deposit by R. Tudur Jones.


Description compiled by Elen Wyn Hughes, June 2002.

Other Finding Aids

An item level typescript catalogue is available at the Archives Department of the University of Wales Bangor. Reference numbers : General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts 9755, 11815, 21170-21250

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright conditions apply. Reprographics are made at the discretion of the Archivist.

Related Material

Further R. Tudur Jones Papers have been deposited at the Archives Department of the University of Wales Bangor, but are uncatalogued.


Jones, R. Tudur (Robert Tudur), Vavasor Powell (1971)

Geographical Names