Harry Jones, Cariboo, Papers

Scope and Content

Xerox copies, [mid 20th century], of letters from Harry Jones (1886-1935) and from his nephew, Bob (1915, 1920); diary of Captain John Evans (1862-1865); cargo book of the New Blessing (1822-1824); items relating to Garreg Wen, Porthmadog, Caernarfonshire (1852-1896); and articles about Jones, Captain John Evans and the Welsh Company of Adventurers (1862).

Administrative / Biographical History

Harry Jones (1840-1936) was a gold miner and Canadian MP. Born in Caernarfonshire, he emigrated to the Cariboo region of British Columbia, Canada, where gold had been discovered in 1858. He represented the Cariboo district in the Canadian parliament as a Liberal, 1903-[1909].


Arranged into the following: letters; articles; other.

Access Information

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Acquisition Information

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Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Caernarfon Record Office, Harry Jones, Cariboo, Papers, catalogue; Cariboo-Chilcotin web page (www.rootsweb.com/~bccaribo/barkervillecems.html), viewed 13 August 2004; Electoral History of British Columbia 1871-1986 (www.elections.bc.ca), viewed 13 August 2004; British Columbia Archives (www.bcarchives.gov.bc.ca/index.htm), viewed 13 August 2004.

Other Finding Aids

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

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright regulations apply

Appraisal Information

All records have been retained

Custodial History

Xerox copies of papers in the possession of W. Vaughan Jones, Pontllyfni, Caernarfonshire, a descendant of Harry Jones.


Accruals are not expected

Location of Originals

The diary of John Evans is British Columbia Archives, MS 1273.