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National Library of Wales
Morgan, Eluned, manuscripts

Reference code(s): GB 0210 MSELUNMORG

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: Eluned Morgan Manuscripts

Short Title: Morgan, Eluned, manuscripts

Creation date(s): [1862x1900]

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 7 volumes

Name of creator(s): Lewis Jones; and others

CONTEXT

Administrative/Biographical history: Lewis Jones, pioneer in Patagonia and writer, was born in Caernarfon. Whilst living in Liverpool as a young man, he became one of the leaders of the Welsh Colony Movement. In 1862 he sailed on an explorative voyage to Patagonia in order to assess the land's suitability for colonisation and to prepare the way for the first contingency of Welsh emigrants. On his return, Jones's colourful descriptions of the new country proved misleading and he came into conflict with emigrants disappointed with the reality of their new home, though he eventually succeeded in persuading his countrymen to remain. Jones was elected governor of Patagonia for a time - the first and only Welshman to hold that post. He also established a printing press and two newspapers in the colony - Ein Breiniad (1878) and Y Dravod (1891); the latter continues to be published to this day. Jones also published a book detailing the Welsh settlement entitled Y Wladfa Gymreig (1898).

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract: Manuscripts and papers, [1862x1900], of or relating to Lewis Jones, pioneer of the Welsh colony in Patagonia. They comprise journals, 1862-1863, of Lewis Jones recording his exploratory visit to Patagonia; material relating to the imprisonment, 1882-1883, of Lewis Jones and R. J. Berwyn whilst attempting to defend the rights of Welsh settlers; an essay, poetry and plays by Lewis Jones; and correspondence, 1862-1892, mainly relating to the Welsh colony.

ACCESS AND USE

Language/scripts of material: Welsh, English, Spanish.

System of arrangement: Arranged according to NLW MSS reference numbers: NLW MSS 12198-12204.

Conditions governing access:

Conditions governing reproduction:

Finding aids: The descriptions are also available in the Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume IV (Aberystwyth, 1971).

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

Accruals: Accruals are not expected.

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Presented by Miss Eluned Morgan in 1938.

ALLIED MATERIALS

Related material: See also NLW R. Bryn Williams Papers.

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Note: Title based on contents. Formerly known as Eluned Morgan 1-7.

Archivist's note: Descriptions compiled by Bethan Ifans for the retrospective conversion project of NLW MSS. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume IV (Aberystwyth, 1971); Y Bywgraffiadur Cymreig on-line site, viewed 22 December 2009.

Rules or conventions: Description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition; AACR2; and LCSH.

Date(s) of descriptions: December 2009


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
Jones, Lewis, | 1836-1904 | Archives
Patagonia (Argentina and Chile) | Discovery and exploration | Welsh
Patagonia (Argentina and Chile) | Emigration and immigration | 19th century
Wales | Emigration and immigration | 19th century
Welsh | Patagonia (Argentina and Chile)

Personal names
Jones , Lewis , 1836-1904

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