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Idwal Jones, Kitty, papers

Reference code(s): GB 0210 KITNES

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: Kitty Idwal Jones Papers

Short Title: Idwal Jones, Kitty, papers

Creation date(s): 1797-1984 (accumulated 1909-1984)

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.090 cubic metres (10 boxes)

Name of creator(s): Kitty Idwal Jones; Idwal Jones; Morfydd Llwyn Owen

CONTEXT

Administrative/Biographical history: Mrs Kitty Idwal Jones (1898-1984) was the daughter of Liberal MP Sir John Herbert Lewis (1858-1933). She made a notable contribution as a patron of Welsh literature and culture. Born in London, and educated at Aberystwyth, Birmingham, and Grenoble, France, she spent the years from 1922 to 1925 as a missionary at Lushai, India. After returning home, following an accident to her father, she undertook voluntary social work to alleviate the effects of the Depression. In 1930, she visited America, collecting contributions for the Welsh Student Loan Fund Committee. In 1933, she married Professor Idwal Jones (1899-1966) of the Department of Education, University College, Swansea, who researched the life of the Rev. Thomas Jones (1756-1820), his wife's great-great uncle. The family moved to Plas Penucha, Caerwys, Flintshire, in 1946. She was involved in organizing the Caerwys eisteddfod in 1968, and was a prominent figure in the work of Cymdeithas Alawon Gwerin Cymru and a host of literary and historical societies. She contributed articles to Welsh Music on the composer Morfydd Llwyn Owen (1891-1918) and on collecting folk songs. She had one son and two daughters.

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract: Papers of and collected by Kitty Idwal Jones, 1797-1982, including, research papers of Professor Idwal Jones (1901-1965), relating to Rev. Thomas Jones (1756-1820), comprising printed works, obituaries, transcripts and typescripts of letters, 1797-1820, [1937x1984]; papers and correspondence accumulated by Kitty Idwal Jones relating to the history of Stonehenge, 1909-1959; papers relating to and created by Morfydd Llwyn Owen, [1894x1982], including letters from Morfydd Llwyn Owen; papers relating to voluntary work, 1916-1944; together with some papers relating to her time spent as a missionary in India, 1924-1979 and to a visit to America, 1928-1932; correspondence, 1912-1981; and miscellanea, [1905x1958].

ACCESS AND USE

Language/scripts of material: English, Welsh

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: Rev. Thomas Jones; Stonehenge; Morfydd Llwyn Owen; voluntary work; India; America; correspondence; and miscellanea.

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

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

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 Mrs Nest Price, Mr David Idwal Jones and Mrs Olwen Foreman, children of Mrs Idwal Jones, 1990.

ALLIED MATERIALS

Related material: The deposit also contained papers of Sir John Herbert Lewis, father of Kitty Idwal Jones, this material was transferred to NLW, Sir John Herbert Lewis Papers. Material loaned by Kitty Idwal Jones to Dr L. Wynne Evans concerning Sir John are in NLW, Leslie Wynne Evans' Papers. Further papers relating to Sir John Herbert Lewis are available in Flintshire Record Office.

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds. Records acquired by Kitty Idwal Jones pre-date her birth.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: NLW, Schedule of Kitty Idwal Jones Papers. Note: Prof. Idwal Jones of Swansea, her husband, is not Idwal Jones (1895-1937), schoolmaster, humorist, poet and dramatist, Idwal Jones (1899-1966), educationist and university professor.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: March 2003


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
Jones, Kitty Idwal, | 1898-1984 | Archives
Missionaries | India
Owen, Morfydd, | 1891-1918 | Archives

Personal names
Jones , Idwal , 1899-1966
Jones , Kitty Idwal , 1898-1984
Jones , Thomas , 1756-1820
Owen , Morfydd , 1891-1918

Corporate names

Places
India ()
United States ()

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