Richard Jones of Caernarfon Papers

Scope and Content

Essays on various subjects which were entered for different Eisteddfod competitions. Some contain manuscript amendments or notes made by adjudicators. The topics included are Ieuan Brydydd Hir; John Jones, Glan Gors; Thomas Roberts, Llwynrhudol; Eifionydd poets; Pedr Fardd; the hymn writers of the 17th century; pioneers of the Baptists; Nefydd; Daniel Owen; Cantre'r Gwaelod; the diary of John Kelsall; the sermons preached by Rev. O. Davies in 1882. There are also transcripts of the letters of Ieuan Brydydd Hir copied from Panton Ms 74, 1776-1778, and the work on John Kelsall consists of quotations from his diary, 1723-1734.

Administrative / Biographical History

Richard Jones of Isallt, Caernarfon worked as a postmaster in Porthmadog, Machynlleth, Ormskirk and Aberystwyth. He died in 1935 at the age of 76.He was well known as a writer, a reciter and a recognised adjudicator. As well as being a faithful follower of the National Eisteddfod, he was also a regular competitor.


Items incorporated into the General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts. There is no apparent system of arrangement.

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Description compiled by Elen Wyn Hughes, June 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 1614 - 1629

Conditions Governing Use

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

Additional Information

The Panton Mss are held at the National Library of Wales.


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