Papurau G. R. Jones

Scope and Content

Papers of G. R. Jones, 1837-1962, including personal and engagement diaries, 1916-1962; correspondence, 1881-1956; notebooks, 1914-1949; papers relating to his Army service, 1916-1919; miscellaneous papers relating to his ministry, 1923-1949; birth, marriage and death certificates, 1884-1927; account books of R. G. Jones, 1878-1903; bills and receipts, 1909-1926; deeds and other documents, 1837-1919; articles by W. Gilbert Williams on the history of Llanwnda, Caernarfonshire, 1912-1946; and photographs and postcards, [20th century].

Administrative / Biographical History

The Rev. Griffith Richard Jones (b. 1892) was a Calvinistic Methodist minister. He was the son of R. G. and Mary Jones of Carmel, Caernarfonshire. He was apprenticed as a chemist in 1910, but after serving as a nurse during the First World War, 1916-1919, he trained to become a Calvinistic Methodist minister. He was married in 1923 and in the same year became minister of Llandderfel and Cefnddwysarn CM churches, Merionethshire. He retired in about 1960 and returned to live in Caernarfon.


Arranged into the following: diaries; diaries containing preaching engagements; texts for sermons; correspondence; notebooks; printed books; accounts; deeds, etc.; births, marriages and deaths certificates; material re. his life in the army; miscellaneous; and photographs.

Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions


Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: Caernarfon Record Office, Papurau G. R. Jones/G. R. Jones Papers, catalogue.

Other Finding Aids

Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Caernarfon Record Office and the National Library of Wales.

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright regulations apply

Appraisal Information

All records have been retained


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