Scrap-books of Thomas Jones, Caernarfon

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 222 BMSS TJC
  • Dates of Creation
  • Name of Creator
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      3 items The cuttings have been pasted into three volumes of the work of Mathew Poole, Synopsis Criticorum aliorumque S. Scripturae Interpretum, 1684-1686

Scope and Content

3 scrap-books compiled by Thomas Jones containing newspaper cuttings relating to all aspects of Welsh life and to all types of Welsh and English literature.

Administrative / Biographical History

Thomas Jones was born in Caernarfon in 1851. His father, David Jones, quarryman, died when Thomas was a young lad, and thus, to help his mother, he began work as a runner for the local post office. By 1881, he had become a Clerk at Caernarfon Post Office and was later promoted to Postmaster in Caernarfon and later in North Shields, Northumberland.

He was an avid collector of books with a very substantial library consisting of around 1,700 volumes. On 1 January 1913, living at Brynydre, Llanbeblig, he started to compile a catalogue of all his books.

He died in 1918 of the Spanish Flu. Many of his books were offered to and accepted by the University College of North Wales, whilst the rest went astray.

Thomas Jones is the great-grandfather of Gerald Morgan, the Welsh historian.


Incorporated into the General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts

Conditions Governing Access

Open to all users.


Description compiled by Elen Wyn Simpson, November 2003.

Other Finding Aids

A typescript catalogue is available at the Archives Department of the University of Wales Bangor. Reference numbers : General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts 36409-36411

Conditions Governing Use

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