Dr E. Pan Jones Papers

Scope and Content

A varied collection of papers consisting of letters and circulars and note-books, some of which bear the names of prominent Welshmen, and which reflect the nature of the interests of E. Pan Jones e.g. the Keltic League, the Welsh in Patagonia, the troubles of the Bala Independent College. Three note-books relate to the education received by E. Pan Jones in Germany and other documents relate to his ministry in Mostyn. There are free passes issued to E. Pan Jones by the Chicago and North-Western Railway Co. in 1885, a poem entitled Owain Glyndwr and papers relating to the legal cases that E. Pan Jones was associated with, in particular in relation to the battle of the two constitutions.

Also, an essay on the subject of the life and work of Evan Pan Jones, composed by Rev. Tom Davies of Llandysul in 1945 for a National Eisteddfod competition.

Administrative / Biographical History

Evan Pan Jones, 1834-1922, was one of the most interesting Welshmen of his time. A preacher, poet, satirist, and debater who was always getting into hot water. He attended two colleges in Wales and gained a Ph.D. degree at the University of Marburg, Germany. He was ordained in 1870 at Mostyn, Flintshire, where he remained a Congregational minister for the rest of his life.

He took great interest in the Land Nationalisation League and was a supporter of Michael D. Jones during the battle of the two constitutions.

Amongst his publications are : Oes gofion : neu, fraslun o hanes fy mywyd and Oes a gwaith y prif athraw y Parch. Michael Daniel Jones, Bala.


Arranged according to subject and incorporated into the General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts

Access Information

Open to all users.

Acquisition Information

Papers acquired from the Library of Dr. E. Pan Jones, with the exception of the Eisteddfod essay by Rev. Tom Davies.


Description compiled by Elen Wyn Hughes, September 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 2072-2092, 3033, 8162, 12111-12113, 13533

Conditions Governing Use

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

Related Material

Consult also the Gwylfa Papers and the Bodiwan Papers, held at the Archives Department of the University of Wales Bangor. A collection level description is available on the Archives Hub.