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Gwern-y-Pant, manuscripts

Reference code(s): GB 0210 MSGWERN

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: Gwern-y-Pant Manuscripts

Short Title: Gwern-y-Pant, manuscripts

Creation date(s): [1750x1900]

Level of description: Fonds.

Extent: 9 volumes.

Name of creator(s):

CONTEXT

Administrative/Biographical history: Thomas Griffiths Jones ('Cyffin'), antiquary, was born in Llansanffraid-ym-Mechain, Montgomeryshire, the son of a shopkeeper. Having had little formal education, Griffiths Jones was largely self-taught. He had a great love of the history, traditions and folklore of Wales, especially that of his own district and county. In 1861 he founded, and became the first president of, the Powys Cymreigyddion Society (Cymdeithas Cymreigyddion Powys) and, when the Powysland Club was formed in 1867, became an active member. Griffiths Jones was a regular contributor to the Welsh periodicals of his day, as well as to the Montgomeryshire Collection. His son, also called Thomas Griffiths Jones, acquired many of his father's manuscripts. The younger Griffiths Jones died in 1937.

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract: A collection consisting of manuscript items from the library of the vendor's husband, Thomas Griffiths Jones, and including letters addressed to his father, also named Thomas Griffiths Jones ('Cyffin'), and literary manuscripts which, in all probability, had been acquired Thomas Griffiths Jones, senior.

ACCESS AND USE

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

System of arrangement: Arranged according to NLW reference numbers: NLW MSS 12865-12873.

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: No accruals expected.

Archival history: The literary items acquired by Thomas Griffiths Jones, senior may have formed part of the chestful of manuscripts, once the property of Morgan Dafydd, sexton of the parish of Llanfachreth, co. Merioneth, and which had been purchased by the said Thomas Griffiths Jones ('Lawer o flynyddau yn ôl prynais lond hen gist (tea-chest) o lawysgrifau a berthynent unwaith i Morgan Dafydd, clochydd Llanfachraeth yn Meirion', see note Y Geninen, cyf. II, t. 237).

Immediate source of acquisition: Purchased from Mrs K. Griffiths Jones, Llansanffraid-ym-Mechain, in 1939.

ALLIED MATERIALS

Related material: See also NLW T. Griffiths Jones family papers.

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Note: Title based on contents. Formerly known as Gwern-y-Pant 1-9.

Archivist's note: Description 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); Cydymaith i Lenyddiaeth Cymru, 1986; Y Bywgraffiadur Ar-lein, viewed via WWW, 16 April 2010.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: April 2010.


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
Griffiths Jones, Thomas, | 1834-1884 | Correspondence
Griffiths Jones, Thomas, | 1872-1937 | Archives

Personal names
Griffiths Jones , Thomas , 1834-1884
Griffiths Jones , Thomas , 1872-1937

Corporate names

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