Papers of Prof. W. Lewis Jones

Scope and Content

Papers relating to Professor William Lewis Jones, 1887-1953, including personal papers, 1887-1915, consisting of notes and lectures, [late 19th century]; printed articles, 1887-1915; newspaper cuttings, 1889-1896; miscellaneous papers, 1908; personal papers of Luned Lloyd Williams (née Lewis Jones), 1912-1944, including certificates, 1916-1938; correspondence, 1925-1940; miscellaneous, 1912-1944; personal papers of Pierce Lloyd Williams, 1911-1951, including certificates, 1919-1940; correspondence, 1916-1951; papers relating to military service, 1940-1945; miscellaneous, 1911-1932; personal papers of the Lloyd Williams family, [early 20th century]-1950; papers relating to University College of North Wales, 1905-1934; concert programmes, 1913-1942; miscellaneous papers, 1883-1953; and photographs, 1905-1944.

Administrative / Biographical History

William Lewis Jones (1866-1922) was a Professor of English at the University College of North Wales, Bangor, Caernarfonshire. He was the son of William Jones, of Llangefni, Angelsey, and Hannah Lewis. He was educated at Friars School, Bangor, and obtained a scholarship at Queen's College, Cambridge. After graduation in 1888, he went to the U.S.A., where he worked as a journalist and lectured at Chicago University. He returned to Wales in 1889, and in 1891 was appointed assistant lecturer in English at the University of North Wales, and in 1897 became professor. He married Edith Owen of Menai Bridge, Anglesey, in 1901. Their daughter, Luned Lewis Jones (fl. 1902-1951), married Pierce Lloyd Williams (fl. 1911-1951), a surgeon, in 1926. He was the son of Dr Hugh Lloyd Williams (d. 1950). They lived in Tawelan, Bangor. Lt-Col Pierce Lloyd Williams served onboard the hospital ship Aba during the Second World War.


Arranged into the following: Prof. W. Lewis Jones; Luned Lloyd Williams (née Lewis Jones); Pierce Lloyd Williams; D. G. Lloyd Williams; Obituaries of Dr H. Lloyd Williams; University College of North Wales - miscellaneous; Concert programmes; Miscellaneous; and Photographs.

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Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Caernarfon Record Office, Papurau'r Athro W. Lewis Jones/ Papers of Prof. W. Lewis Jones, catalogue; Dictionary of Welsh Biography down to 1940 (London, 1959).

Other Finding Aids

Hard copies of the catalogue are available in Caernarfon Record Office and the National Library of Wales.

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Usual copyright regulations apply.

Appraisal Information

All records deposited at Caernarfon Record Office have been retained.


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