Letters of David Hugh Jones

Scope and Content

This collection comprises David Hugh Jones' letters, mainly written to those in positions of authority and influence in Llanuwchllyn, including justices of the peace. Letters relate to complaints of ill treatment he claimed to receive from his Llanuwchllyn neighbours and compensation requests, and complaints against the police, which he alleged, made malicious statements about him. Also contains a request to J. Jones Edwards of Bronwylfa, Llanuwchllyn, for financial assistance to pay for a preparatory course before entering university.

Administrative / Biographical History

David Hugh Jones of Prysau Bychain, Llanuwchllyn in Merioneth earned his living as a peddler. He was hoping to attend university, ca. 1935, but it is not known if he achieved this. Judging by the letters in this collection, he was an articulate and gifted writer with a slightly eccentric personality. It seems he had a troubled relationship with some of his neighbours at Llanuwchllyn, whom he accused of relentlessly continuous and mentally destructive persecutions.


Material is arranged in chronological order and incorporated into the General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts .

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Description compiled by Anne Lenaghan, December 2001.

Other Finding Aids

Item level word-processed list is available at the Archives Department of the University of Wales, Bangor. Reference numbers: General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts: 18066-18070

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

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