W. H. Jones Collection

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 216 RISW WHJ
  • Dates of Creation
  • Name of Creator
  • Language of Material
      English Latin
  • Physical Description
      0.054 cubic metres (6 boxes)

Scope and Content

Manuscript notes, n.d. [c.1915] and c.1920-1922; Pamphlets by W.H. Jones, 1879; Broadcast typescripts, 1926-c.1930; Publication proofs, c.1920-22; Papers relating to Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, 1796-2002; Papers relating to Boston, Massachusetts, 1770-1929; Correspondence, 1829-1937; Seals and envelopes, n.d.; Newspaper cuttings, c.1836-1937; Obituaries, 1833-1901; Pedigrees, n.d.-1927; Printed ephemera, n.d.-1925; Articles, n.d.-1925; Prospectuses, [c.1860]-1871; Photographs, n.d. and c.1920s; Drawings, sketches and tracings, n.d. [1920s]; Declaration, 1872; Swansea Harbour Report, 1804

Administrative / Biographical History

William Henry Jones, 1860-1932, journalist and local historian, born in Swansea. He published a large number of articles, booklets and books on the history of persons and places in Wales and England. His most famous works include History of Swansea and the Lordship of Gower (Carmarthen, 1920) and History of the Port of Swansea (Carmarthen, 1922). He was appointed c.1920 librarian and curator of the Royal Institute of South Wales, Swansea. He was also regarded as the official archivist of the town of Swansea.


The collection was originally listed at University College, Swansea, where an interpretation of the original order was made. This catalogue lists the items chronologically under the headings stated in Scope and content.

Access Information

No restrictions.

Acquisition Information

The records were originally held at The Royal Institution of South Wales, Swansea. From 1966 onwards the records were moved to the library in the University College, Swansea in consignments. They were transferred to West Glamorgan Archive Service in the Spring of 2004.


Compiled by Katie Millien for the West Glamorgan Archive Service.

Other Finding Aids

A hard copy of the catalogue is available at the West Glamorgan Archive Service. The catalogue can be accessed online.

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright regulations apply.

Appraisal Information

All records transferred to the West Glamorgan Archive Service have been retained.


Accruals are not expected.