Ogwenydd Manuscripts

Scope and Content

7 notebooks consisting of the poetical works of Ogwenydd. One item contains his own literary autobiography and a collection of newspaper cuttings relating to a debate between him and another Ogwenydd from south Wales. Also, there are a few inserted letters addressed to Ogwenydd from various correspondents, 1882 - 1895.

Administrative / Biographical History

John R. Jones, also known by his bardic name, Ogwenydd was born in 1860, the son of Richard and Ann Jones of Bethesda, Caernarfonshire. He had five brothers and worked at Penrhyn Quarry. At the age of 16, he and his family moved to live in Blaenau Ffestiniog, Merioneth.

His manuscripts reveal that he later moved from Blaenau Ffestiniog to Tregarth near Bangor and that he was a keen Eisteddfod competitor and contributor to newspapers.


Manuscripts incorporated into the General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts

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Description compiled by Elen Wyn Hughes, June 2002.

Other Finding Aids

An item level typescript catalogue is available at the Archives Department of the University of Wales Bangor. Reference numbers : General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts 35, 347-352

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