Englynion John Gwilym Jones

Scope and Content

A collection of Welsh verses (englynion) composed by Dr Thomas Parry and Derwyn Jones and addressed to John Gwilym Jones on two occasions - when he was taken ill and when he had a motor accident. They are jocular in nature and one group is based on the Llywarch Hen englynion which were written in the ninth or tenth century.

Administrative / Biographical History

Thomas Parry, 1904-1985, became the Professor of Welsh at the University College of North Wales in 1947 and later was made the Librarian of the National Library of Wales. He was knighted in 1978.

Derwyn Jones who died in 2002 was the Welsh Librarian of the University College of North Wales. He joined the Library staff in 1955 and retired in 1983. He was also a gifted poet.

John Gwilym Jones, was a well-known dramatist in Wales. He became a lecturer in Welsh at the University College of North Wales, having previously taught at various schools and worked as a radio producer for the BBC.


Incorporated into the General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts

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Description compiled by Elen Wyn Simpson, January 2004.

Other Finding Aids

A typescript catalogue is available at the Archives Department of the University of Wales Bangor. Reference numbers : General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts 14908-14910

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