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Parry-Jones, Daniel, papers

Reference code(s): GB 0210 DANES

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: Daniel Parry-Jones Papers

Short Title: Parry-Jones, Daniel, papers

Creation date(s): 1946-1975

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.181 cubic metres (7 boxes)

Name of creator(s): Canon Daniel Parry-Jones


Administrative/Biographical history: The Rev. Canon Daniel Parry-Jones (1891-1981), from the parish of Llangeler, Carmarthenshire, was an author and recorder of country tradition. He received his education at St. David's College, Lampeter. In 1914, he was ordained as a priest at Pontypridd, Glamorgan. He served as a parish priest in other parts of Glamorgan and Breconshire, before being appointed Rural Dean of Crickhowell in 1957 and Honorary Canon of Brecon Cathedral in 1959. Canon Parry-Jones nurtured a keen interest in Welsh rural society and customs, dialects, legends and folk-lore and published six books, namely Welsh Country Upbringing (1948), Welsh Country Characters (1952), Welsh Legends and Fairy Lore (1953), My Own Folk (1972), A Welsh Country Parson (1975), and Welsh Children's Games and Pastimes (1964). He also published many articles in periodicals such as Gwerin, Province, Impact and Y Llan.


Scope and content/abstract: Papers including autograph and typescript copies of published and unpublished works, 1948-1975; articles and talks, 1956-1973; untitled articles, 1930-1963; reviews of books written by him, 1948-1977; and correspondence mainly relating to his publications, 1946-1975. Also notes, newspaper cuttings and source material used by Daniel Parry-Jones for his books and articles on the following subjects: Wales and the Welsh Language, Agriculture and the Countryside, Dialect and Agricultural Terms, History and Legends of Monmouthshire, Children's Games, Food and Diet, and Church and Clergy.


Language/scripts of material: English, Welsh

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: draft versions of published books; unpublished works; articles and talks; untitled articles and talks; book reviews; source material on various subjects; correspondence; and publications by other authors.

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 can be accessed online.

Detailed catalogue


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records have been retained

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: These papers were donated in 1967 by the Reverend Canon Daniel Parry-Jones with additions in 1978 and 1979 and a further addition in 1984 following his death by his daughter Mrs P. M. Dymond, Newport.



Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Annette Strauch for the ANW project. The following source was used in the compilation of this description NLW, Schedule of Daniel Parry-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

Agriculture | Wales
Clergy | Wales | Archives
Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
Folklore | Wales
Food habits | Wales
Games | Wales
Monmouthshire (Wales) | History
Parry-Jones, Daniel, | 1891- | Archives
Wales | Social life and customs
Welsh language | Dialects
Welsh language | Glossaries, vocabularies etc

Personal names
Parry-Jones , Daniel , 1891-

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