Dr Emyr Wyn Jones Papers

Scope and Content

The collection consists in the main of off-prints, typescript articles, essays and addresses made by Dr Emyr Wyn Jones on a variety of subjects, 1930 - 1989. The material relating to medical matters cover, in particular, the study of heart disease. There are also biographies, and studies on local and Welsh history. A great majority of these articles have been published in various journals.

Amongst the miscellaneous material there are obituaries, talks, book reviews and letters written by Dr Emyr Wyn Jones to the Librarian of the University College of North Wales in 1966. Of particular interest is his own Curriculum Vitae, dated 1987.

Administrative / Biographical History

Dr Emyr Wyn Jones, O.B.E., M.D., LL.D., F.R.C.P., F.S.A. of Llansannan, Denbighshire and Liverpool, was born at Waunfawr, Caernarfonshire in 1907. He received his education at Waunfawr Elementary School and Caernarfon County School and graduated from Liverpool University with a First Class Honours in Medicine and Surgery in 1928.

He married Enid, daughter of Dr D. Llewelyn Williams in 1936 and had two children, Carys Wyn and Richard Gareth Wyn. In 1967, his wife died suddenly whilst travelling in an aeroplane. Dr Emyr Wyn Jones remarried in 1973 to Megan, widow of Prof. T. Jones Pierce.

Dr Emyr Wyn Jones was associated with the Royal Liverpool Infirmary since his graduation in 1928; as Resident, Clinical Assistant and Senior Medical Registrar. Since 1935 he was a member of the consultant staff of the Liverpool Teaching Hospitals and of the Royal Infirmary from 1938 until his retirement in 1972. He was elected fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, April 1949.

He took part in numerous activities in Wales and amongst other things, was a member of the Court of the National Library of Wales, the National Museum of Wales, the University of Wales, and the University College of North Wales. He also took an active role within the National Eisteddfod of Wales.

In 1947 - 1948 Dr Emyr Wyn Jones was the High Sheriff of the county of Caernarfon. He was awarded the O.B.E. in 1971. He died in 1999 .


The papers have been arranged in chronological order where possible and have been incorporated into the General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts.

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Description compiled by Elen Wyn Hughes, August 2001

Other Finding Aids

An item level typescript catalogue is available at the Department of Manuscripts of the University of Wales. Reference numbers : General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts 29201 - 29212, 36030 - 36155, 36464 - 36467.

Conditions Governing Use

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