Diaries of Rev. E. Cefni Jones and John Nathan Edwards

Scope and Content

The collection consists of the diaries of Rev. E. Cefni Jones, 1891 - 1961; the diaries and account books of John Nathan Edwards, 1866 - 1891; together with the sermon notes of Robert Roberts, Plas y Bonwm, 1843 - 1844.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Rev. E. Cefni Jones served as a methodist minister in Llanberis, Caernarfonshire; Blaenau Ffestiniog, Merionethshire; Hirwaun, Denbighshire and Bangor, Caernarfonshire. He was born in 1871 and died in 1972.

John Nathan Edwards of Berlin House, Blaenau Ffestiniog was the father of Mrs E. Cefni Jones and the artist, J. Kelt Edwards.

No information was available on Robert Roberts of Plas y Bonwm. Location of Plas y Bonwm is unknown, although the place name, Bonwm, appears in the parish of Corwen, Merionethshire.


The collection has been incorporated into the General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts and arranged according to creator and chronologically.

Conditions Governing Access

Open to all users.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Miss M. Dilys Jones, daughter of Rev. E. Cefni Jones.


Description compiled by Elen Wyn Hughes, October 2001

Other Finding Aids

An item level catalogue is available at the Department of Manuscripts of the University of Wales Bangor. Reference numbers : General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts 26133 - 26137, 28205 - 28281

Conditions Governing Use

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

Custodial History

A few items are described as having been in the possession of J. Kelt Edwards, son of John Nathan Jones and brother of Mrs E. Cefni Jones.