Goppa Diaries

Scope and Content

A collection of 40 diaries written by David Tegid Jones. They represent his observations on the vagaries of the weather, on buying and selling, on the movements of farm-servants, on books (occasionally), and on religious matters. Nos. 37-40 reflect the effects of the Great War upon the countryside - upon prices, the gathering of harvests, the economic constriction. There are also frequent references to attendances at meetings and committees.

Administrative / Biographical History

David Tegid Jones was an enterprising and intelligent farmer in the Merioneth highlands. The writer of these diaries was also for many years a councillor and a member of certain public bodies.



Conditions Governing Access


Open to all users

Acquisition Information

Presented by Mrs Jones of Goppa Farm, Trawsfynydd, daughter of the late Councillor David Tegid Jones.

Other Finding Aids

Catalogue at item level

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright conditions apply. Reprographics made at the discretion of the archivist.


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