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Jones, Donald H., Neath Antiquarian Society, archives

Reference code(s): GB 0210 DOUNES

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: Donald H. Jones (Neath Antiquarian Society) Archives

Short Title: Jones, Donald H., Neath Antiquarian Society, archives

Creation date(s): 1587-1939 (accumulated [c. 1945])

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.114 cubic metres (4 boxes)

Name of creator(s): Donald H. Jones


Administrative/Biographical history: Donald H. Jones, FSA Scot., was a secretary to the Neath Antiquarian Society, and amassed a collection of documents relating to the Neath area and the Mackworth family of The Gnoll, Neath.


Scope and content/abstract: The collection comprises deeds and documents, 1587-1861, relating mainly to the Mackworth family of Gnoll and to the Gnoll estate; miscellaneous documents, 1801-[1865], mainly relating to Neath; and miscellaneous documents, extracts taken from documents made by Donald H. Jones, mainly of Neath interest; papers relating to meetings, 1923-1933, of the Neath Antiquarian Society; notes made by Donald Jones of tours of north and south Wales; historical and archaeological notes by Donald Jones; a file of letters, 1931-1939, received by Jones; files of press cuttings relating to Neath antiquities, 1925-1935; and many other miscellaneous papers and documents of Neath interest.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged by record type or subject.

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 the catalogue is available at the National Library of Wales. The catalogue is available online.

Detailed catalogue


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

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by Douglas A. Jones, Newbridge, 1945.



Note: Title compiled from name of creator. Some of the records predate the birth of the creator.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Seri Crawley for the ANW Project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: NLW Schedule of Douglas A. Jones Manuscripts and Papers, renamed Donald H. Jones (Neath Antiquarian Society)Archives(nd); Nicholas, Thomas, Annals and Antiquities of the Counties and County families of Wales (Baltimore, 1991).

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

Date(s) of descriptions: March 2003

Anthracite coal industry | Wales | Glamorgan
Coal mines and mining | Wales | Glamorgan
Deeds | Wales | Glamorgan
Deeds | Wales | Monmouthshire
Estate administration | Wales | Glamorgan
Mackworth family, | of Gnoll Castle | Archives
Neath (Wales) | Antiquities
Neath Antiquarian Society | Records and correspondence
Vale of Neath Brewery | Archives

Personal names
Jones , Donald H.
Mackworth family , of Gnoll Castle

Corporate names
Gnoll Estate (Wales)
Great Britain | Army. | 17th Glamorgan Volunteers
Neath Antiquarian Society

Neath (Wales)

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