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Jones, E. K., papers

Reference code(s): GB 0210 EKJONES

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: E. K. Jones Papers

Short Title: Jones, E. K., papers

Creation date(s): 1780-1949 (predominantly 1890-1949) (accumulated [1890]-1949)

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 1.144 cubic metres (40 boxes)

Name of creator(s): Rev. Evan Kenffig Jones


Administrative/Biographical history: The Rev. E. K. (Evan Kenffig) Jones (1863-1950) was a staunch Baptist minister and social and educational reformer. He was born at Bryn Du, Kenfig Hill, Glamorgan, and was educated at Pontypool Baptist College and University College Cardiff. He was ordained at Merthyr Vale, Glamorgan, in 1889, before moving to Brymbo, Denbighshire, in 1891, and to Cefnmawr, Denbighshire, in 1913. He was secretary of the Denbigh, Flint, and Merioneth Association, president of the Baptist Union of Wales in 1928, and President of the Baptist Missionary Society in 1934. He was a member of the Wrexham Board of Guardians and a prominent member of the Denbighshire Education Committee. His main literary works included The Baptists of Wales and Ministerial Education (1902), Y Beibl a Dirwest (1906), A Short Sketch of the History of the Baptist Church in Llanidloes(1908), and Hanes Cymdeithas Genhadol y Bedyddwyr (1944). He retired in 1934 and died in 1950.


Scope and content/abstract: Papers of the Rev. E. K. Jones, 1780-1949, including correspondence, 1887-1931; family papers, 1891-1936; diaries, 1885-1936; sermons, [c. 1890]-[c. 1930]; press cuttings, 1885-[1930s]; papers relating to his publications, 1877-1950; and records collected by the Rev. Jones relating to baptism in Wales, 1780-1949, including records of the Welsh Baptist Union, 1896-1944; records of the Denbigh, Flint, and Merioneth Baptist Association, 1864-1949; Welsh Baptist yearbooks, 1843-1946, and sermons and papers relating to various Welsh Baptist ministers and chapels, 1780-1942.


Language/scripts of material: English, Welsh

System of arrangement: Arrangement: original order. Box-list available.

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 donated to and purchased by the National Library of Wales have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Purchased from the library of Reverend Evan Kenffig Jones, D.D., Wrexham, 1950. Further papers donated by his daughter, Mrs Bessie Vaughan Davies, Wrexham, 1969.



Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds. Some of the records acquired by the Rev. Evan Kenffig Jones pre-date his birth.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following source was used for the compilation of this description: National Library of Wales, Catalogue of E. K. Jones Papers.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: March 2003

Baptist Union of Wales | Records and correspondence
Baptists | Wales | Denbighshire
Baptists | Wales | Research
Clergy | Wales
Denbigh, Flint and Merioneth Baptist Association | Archives
Jones, E. K. | (Evan Kenffig), | 1863-1950 | Archives

Personal names
Jones , E. K. (Evan Kenffig) , 1863-1950

Corporate names
Baptist Union of Wales
Denbigh, Flint and Merioneth Baptist Association

Denbighshire (Wales)

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