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Solva, manuscripts

Reference code(s): GB 0210 MSSOLVA

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: Solva Manuscripts

Short Title: Solva, manuscripts

Creation date(s): 1809-[1872]

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 20 volumes

Name of creator(s): Reverend Hugh Jones ('Cromwell o Went'); and others.

CONTEXT

Administrative/Biographical history: Hugh Jones ('Cromwell o Went'), Independent minister, was born in the parish of Cemais, Montgomeryshire to a devout Calvinistic Methodist family. Early in life he went to Newtown to work as a weaver, and where he also began to preach. He became very active in the religious life of the community and was one of those who led the way to establishing a Welsh Independent church there. Jones studied at Newtown Independent College from 1823-1827, where his fellow students included Samuel Roberts ('S.R.'). He ministered at Saron chapel, Tredegar from 1827-1845 and at Heol Awst, Carmarthen from 1845-1872. While in Tredegar, Jones had taken it upon himself to put in order Monmouthshire's Independent chapels and was accused of transgressing the old Independent mores. However, Jones proved himself a passionate public orator on behalf of the county's cause and an eloquent contributor to Independent periodicals. Later in life, he became an advocate of taxing child education.

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract: Papers of the Reverend Hugh Jones ('Cromwell o Went'), including letters, 1825-1871, mainly addressed to him and relating to preaching engagements and church affairs during his ministry at Tredegar and Carmarthen; drafts of letters, articles and sermons [1825x1872]; diaries, 1833-1853; and miscellaneous material, [1809x1872].

ACCESS AND USE

Language/scripts of material: English, Welsh

System of arrangement: Arranged according to NLW MSS reference numbers: NLW MSS 10275-10294.

Conditions governing access:

Conditions governing reproduction:

Finding aids: Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume III (Aberystwyth, 1961), pp. 208-210.

Detailed catalogue

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

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

Accruals: Accruals are not expected.

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Presented by Henry W. Evans of Solva in 1931.

ALLIED MATERIALS

Related material: For further sermon notes by Hugh Jones, see NLW MS 11537D.

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Note: Title based on contents. Formerly Solva MSS 1-20.

Archivist's note: Description compiled by Bethan Ifan for the retrospective conversion project of NLW MSS, and revised by Bethan Ifan . The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume III (Aberystwyth, 1961); Y Bywgraffiadur Cymreig hyd 1940 (Llundain, 1953); Cronfa Capeli on-line.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: March 2003; September 2008; June 2011.


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
Jones, Hugh, | 1800-1872 | Archives

Personal names
Jones , Hugh , 1800-1872

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