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National Library of Wales
Jenkins, John Barnard, papers

Reference code(s): GB 0210 MSJBJENKS

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: John Barnard Jenkins Papers

Short Title: Jenkins, John Barnard, papers

Creation date(s): 1969-1977

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 4 volumes

Name of creator(s): John Barnard Jenkins; and others

CONTEXT

Administrative/Biographical history: John Barnard Jenkins was born in Cardiff in 1933 and served as a non-commissioned officer in the British Army's medical corps. Around 1963 he effectively took over the leadership of the Welsh nationalistic movement Mudiad Amddiffyn Cymru. It was Jenkins who masterminded the ultimately failed bombing campaign in an attempt to disrupt the investiture of Prince Charles at Caernarfon in 1969. Following a tip-off, Jenkins was arrested In November 1969 and, in April 1970, sentenced to ten years' imprisonment for his part in the event.

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract: Papers, 1969-1977, relating mainly to John Barnard Jenkins of Mudiad Amddiffyn Cymru, including copies of letters, 1971-1973, sent to Jenkins whilst he was imprisoned and correspondence, 1969-1977, relating to his and other nationalists' imprisonment and to Jenkins's appeals against his sentence, 1970-1975.

ACCESS AND USE

Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged according to NLW MSS reference numbers: NLW MSS 22816-22819.

Conditions governing access: Readers consulting modern papers in the National Library of Wales are required to abide by the conditions noted on the 'Modern papers - data protection' form issued with their readers' tickets.

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright laws apply.

Finding aids: The descriptions are also available in the Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume VIII (Aberystwyth, 1999).

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

Accruals: No accruals expected

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Donated by Mrs Sara Erskine Thomas of Llandre, Aberystwyth in 1991.

ALLIED MATERIALS

Related material: Miscellaneous and printed items included with this group are NLW ex 1250.

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Note: Title based on contents

Archivist's note: Description compiled by Bethan Ifans for the retrospective conversion project of NLW MSS, and revised by Bethan Ifans. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume VIII (Aberystwyth, 1999)

Rules or conventions: This description follows NLW guidelines based on ISAD(G) 2nd ed.; AACR2; and LCSH

Date(s) of descriptions: October 2005 and July 2009.


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
Jenkins, John Barnard, b. 1933 | Archives
Jenkins, John Barnard, b. 1933 | Correspondence

Personal names
Jenkins , John Barnard , b. 1933

Corporate names

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