Dr W. Hywel Jones Deposit

Scope and Content

Letters from Richard Evans of Cilmaenan, Llanfaethlu to his son, Evan Thomas in Liverpool, 9 January 1832 - 16 June 1836. As well as family matters, the letters consist of some details on the medical cases dealt with by Richard Evans in Anglesey and Caernarfonshire providing Evan Thomas with some advice with regards to similar matters in Liverpool.

Miscellaneous papers : a letter from Robert Owen of Mineral Ridge, Ohio to a William [Thomas] of Anglesey, 1879; 2 letters from William Thomas to Miss Jane Williams, Tyddyn Hwrdd, Aberffraw, Anglesey; love song by W.R. Thomas, Turtle Dove, Llannon, Cardiganshire, 1865; eulogies on the death of Mrs Susanah Williams, Tyddyn Hwrdd, Aberffraw, 1858 and Miss Eleanor E. Owen, Shop, Pencarnisiog, 1867.

Administrative / Biographical History

No biographical information was available regarding the creator of this collection, Dr W. Hywel Jones of Cemaes Bay, Anglesey. More is to be found regarding the family of bone-setters from Anglesey.

Richard Evans, 1771-1851, was the second person in his family to become a bone doctor, following in the footsteps of his father, Evan Thomas, 1735-1814. His son, Evan Thomas, 1804-1884, became even more famous as a bone-setter. He moved to Liverpool in around 1832 and developed a vast practice at 72 Great Crosshall Street. His son, Hugh Owen Thomas, 1834-1891, became a pioneer in orthopaedic surgery.


Incorporated into the General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts

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Open to all users.

Acquisition Information

Items donated to the Archives Department of the University of Wales Bangor by Dr W. Hywel Jones of Cemaes Bay, Anglesey.


Description compiled by Elen Wyn Simpson, October 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 14911-14927

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