Miscellaneous Letters and Papers

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

A miscellaneous collection of letters and papers, a number of which relate to John Jones the Astronomer. Amongst the correspondents are the Earl of Powis, G. Duckett, Principal T.C. Edwards, Ceiriog, W. Lewis Jones, J.G. Underhill etc. The subject of the correspondence is as varied as it's creators.

Administrative / Biographical History

This miscellaneous collection of letters and papers was compiled by Thomas Shankland, the Librarian of the University College of North Wales. It was acquired by him from various individuals including, Grace Ellis, the Assistant Librarian of the University College of North Wales.

John Jones the astronomer, to which a number of these documents relate, was born in Anglesey in 1818 and died in 1898. Samuel Smiles, the English author, wrote his biography.

Arrangement

Incorporated into the General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts

Conditions Governing Access

Open to all users.

Acquisition Information

Grace Ellis and others.

Note

Description compiled by Elen Wyn Simpson, January 2004.

Other Finding Aids

A detailed typescript catalogue is available at the Archives Department of the University of Wales Bangor. Reference number : General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts 479

Conditions Governing Use

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