William Jones, Tremadog Poetry

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Notebooks containing the manuscript versions of the poems which appeared in his published collections, including a typescript copy and a proof copy of Sonedau a Thelynegion.

Also, a collection of manuscript poetry, newspaper cuttings, articles, letters and a photograph relating to William Jones, compiled most probably by Rev. E. Wynn Jones of Holyhead or his wife. The majority of the poems have been composed and written by William Jones although a few are in the hand of Mrs. E. Wynn Jones. Amongst the other poets are, T. H. Parry-Williams, Walter Pater, I. E. Flecker, and James Evans.

Administrative / Biographical History

William Jones, poet, was born in Trefriw, Caernarfonshire in 1896. He studied at the University College of North Wales and became a Congregational minister before changing denomination and joining the Calvinistic Methodists. He lived at 14 Church Street, Tremadog, Caernarfonshire and died in 1961.

He published two collections of poetry, Adar Rhiannon a Cherddi Eraill in 1947 and Sonedau a Thelynegion in 1950. As a poet and a person, he has been compared to R. Williams-Parry, who in fact was a great friend of his.

Arrangement

Items incorporated into the General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts

Conditions Governing Access

Open to all users.

Acquisition Information

Item 37981 presented to the Archives Department by Dewi Wynn Jones of Caernarfon.

Note

Description compiled by Elen Wyn Hughes, May 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 16581-16589, 37981

Conditions Governing Use

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

Bibliography

Jones, William, Adar Rhiannon a Cherddi Eraill, 1947

Jones, William, Sonedau a Thelynegion, 1950