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Jones, Edward, Rev., 'Iorwerth Ddu', papers

Reference code(s): GB 0210 IORDDU

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: Rev. Edward Jones ('Iorwerth Ddu') Papers

Short Title: Jones, Edward, Rev., 'Iorwerth Ddu', papers

Creation date(s): 1866-1924 (accumulated [c. 1877]-1924)

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.045 cubic metres (5 boxes)

Name of creator(s): Edward Iorwerth Jones ('Iorwerth Ddu', 1852-1931)


Administrative/Biographical history: The Rev. Edward Iorwerth Jones ('Iorwerth Ddu', 1852-1931), Baptist minister, was born in Aberdare, Glamorgan. He attended the Llangollen Welsh Baptist College, Denbighshire, and was ordained in 1877. He served the pastorates of Staylittle and Dylife, Montgomeryshire, 1877-1879, Berthlwyd, Glamorgan, 1879-1892, Carmel, Troedyrhiw, Glamorgan, 1892-1894, and Bethania, Maesteg, Glamorgan, where he worked from 1894 to 1930, when he retired. He was the president of the Welsh Baptist Union, 1924-1925, and a member of Glamorgan County Council and Maesteg School Board. He was the author of Gweddi Fawr yr Iesu (Llangollen, 1904) and a commentary on Thessalonians (Llangollen, 1910). He was married, and had two sons and a daughter, including Dr Morris Jones. He died on 8 December 1931.


Scope and content/abstract: Volumes of essays, lectures, and lecture notes by Edward Jones, 1880-1918; sermons by him and others, 1866-1924; manuscripts and papers, including essays on the history of Berthlwyd Baptist Chapel by Isaac Craigfryn Hughes and Edward Jones, 1883; and papers relating to Bethania Baptist Chapel, Maesteg, 1895-1909.


Language/scripts of material: Welsh, English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: manuscripts relating to Berthlwyd Baptist Chapel, Glamorgan; papers relating to Bethania Baptist Chapel, Maesteg; lectures by Edward Jones; sermons by Edward Jones.

Conditions governing access: Readers consulting modern papers in the National Library of Wales are required to sign the 'Modern papers - data protection' form.

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.

Finding aids: A hard copy of a list of his papers is available at the National Library of Wales. The catalogue is available online under the title 'Iorwerth Ddu'.

Detailed catalogue


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records donated to the National Library of Wales have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are not expected.

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Donated by his daughter, Mrs Enyd J. Gwyn Evans, London, 1959.



Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following sources were used to compile this description: NLW, List of Manuscripts of the Rev. Edward Jones ('Iorwerth Ddu'), Maesteg; NLW, W. W. Price Biographical Index (unpublished).

Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2, and LCSH.

Date(s) of descriptions: March 2003

Baptists | Wales
Clergy | Wales
Jones, Iorwerth, | Iorwerth Ddu | Archives
Sermons | Wales

Personal names
Hughes , Isaac Craigfryn
Jones , Iorwerth , Iorwerth Ddu

Corporate names
Berthlwyd Baptist Chapel (Treharris, Wales)
Bethania, Eglwys y Bedyddwyr (Maesteg, Wales)

Maesteg (Wales)
Treharris (Wales)

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