Alyn Giles Jones Papers

Scope and Content

Miscellaneous documents presented by Alyn Giles Jones including: 

  • Copy of draft conveyance of a dwelling house at 6, Grande Rue, Chateauneuf-sur-Cher, France to Alyn and Marian Giles Jones (in French), 1982
  • Writ of summons (photocopies and original writ) to Alyn Giles Jones to serve as a juror at the County Hall, Caernarfon from Monday June 18, 1984, together with map, explanatory notes etc., 7 May 1984
 Collection of newspapers relating to royal marriages etc., including: 
  • Daily Sketch and The Daily Mail, featuring the engagement of Princess Mary (the Princess Royal) and the Honourable Viscount Lascelles, 28 February 1922 and 1 March 1922
  • Daily Sketch, featuring dismissal of appeals in the Frederick Bywaters and Edith Thompson murder case, 22 December 1922; Daily Mirror, featuring execution of Bywaters and Thompson, 10 January 1923
  • Daily Sketch, featuring the marriage of the Duke of York (later King George VI) and Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, Duchess of York (later Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother) 27 April 1923
  • Daily Sketch, featuring the marriage of Lady Mary Cambridge and Captain Henry Abel Smith of the Royal Horse Guards, 26 October 1931
  • Daily Sketch, featuring the marriage of the Duke of Gloucester and Lady Alice Scott, Duchess of Gloucester, 6 November 1935
  • Daily Sketch, featuring the funeral of King George V, 28 and 29 January 1936
  • Daily Post Supplement, featuring the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, 1953

Administrative / Biographical History

Alyn Giles Jones (1928-2000) was former Archivist and Keeper of Manuscripts at the University of Wales, Bangor and acted as archival consultant for various organisations including the Minton china company. He took early retirement from the Archives Department in 1983 but continued to teach on the postgraduate training course in Archives Administration at the University for another 10 years. He died on 26 January 2000 and was survived by his wife Marian. For further biographical details consult the obituary by A.D. Carr in the Journal of the Society of Archivists, Vol. 21, No. 2, 2000.


Material was received on separate occasions, arranged in chronological order and incorporated into the General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts .

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Description compiled by Anne Lenaghan, September 2002.

Other Finding Aids

Item level word-processed list is available at the Archives Department, University of Wales, Bangor. Reference numbers: General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts: 31578, 32821, 36363-36374

Conditions Governing Use

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

Related Material

See also related items at the Archives Department of the University of Wales, Bangor, reference numbers: General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts: 32484.