Benjamin Humphreys Collection

Scope and Content

Note-book consisting of the history of the Quarterly Meetings of the Baptists in various churches in South-West Wales, ranging from Carmarthen to Swansea, 1794-1846. Some sections are extracts copied from Seren Gomer, 1906.

Note-book consisting of a Welsh translation of a work published by Benjamin Keach, 1810. Author unknown.

Sermon note-book of Rev. John Jones of Merthyr, 1841-1844.

A bound collection of papers - mostly correspondence, 1825 - 1934. Amongst the correspondents are, Simon James of Tal-y-bont, Dr David Adams, and other eminent Baptists.

Administrative / Biographical History

Rev. Benjamin Humphreys of Felin-foel, Llanelli, Carmarthenshire was born in Tal-y-bont, Cardiganshire. He attended the Baptist College in Llangollen and served as a minister in Manchester before joining one of the largest churches in Wales, namely Felin-foel in Carmarthenshire.

Benjamin Humphreys was also a historian and took great delight in collecting old books and manuscripts. He is the author of a history of the Baptists of Felin-foel, Cyfrol goffa, dau can mlwyddiant, 1709-1909 : hanes Bedyddwyr Felinfoel, 1909. He died in 1934.

John Jones, whose note-book is to be found amongst this collection, was a Baptist minister at Capel Sion, Merthyr. He was born in 1806 and died in 1859.


Items incorporated into the General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts. Bound collection of papers arranged according to correspondents and then chronologically.

Conditions Governing Access

Open to all users.

Acquisition Information

Items received from the library of Benjamin Humphreys, 1934.


Description compiled by Elen Wyn Hughes, August 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 1511-1514

Conditions Governing Use

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