Talhaiarn's Description of the Great Exhibition, 1851

Scope and Content

A description of the opening of the Great Exhibition, 1851, by Talhaiarn, written for the newspaper, Y Cymro.

Administrative / Biographical History

John Jones, also known as Talhaiarn, was a poet and architect. He was born in 1810 in Denbighshire and became an apprentice at the age of 15 to an architect. He moved to work to London and was one of the surveyors involved in the construction of the Crystal Palace. He died in 1870.

The Great Exhibition at London's Crystal Palace was opened in 1851 by Queen Victoria. It was a huge trade fair and a celebration of commerce in the British Empire.


Incorporated into the General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts

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Description compiled by Elen Wyn Hughes, March 2003.

Other Finding Aids

A typescript catalogue is available at the Archives Department of the University of Wales Bangor. Reference number : General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts 10244

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