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National Library of Wales
Jones, John Henry, papers

Reference code(s): GB 0210 JOHNNES

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: John Henry Jones Papers

Short Title: Jones, John Henry, papers

Creation date(s): 1889-1985

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.063 cubic metres (7 small boxes)

Name of creator(s): John Henry Jones


Administrative/Biographical history: Dr John Henry Jones (1909-1985), of Aberystwyth, Cardiganshire, was Director of Education for Cardiganshire, 1944-1972. He studied Classics at the University College of North Wales, Bangor. He wrote articles on the subject of classical literature and translated works into Welsh including Homer's Odyssey and Aeschylus's Agamemnon.


Scope and content/abstract: Papers of Dr John Henry Jones, 1889-1985, including research papers, 1929-1940; translation notes, 1943-1984; poetry, [1940s]-1953; articles and addresses, 1935-1985; material relating to education in Cardiganshire, 1889-1985; and to Ambrose Bebb's article in Y Genhinen.


Language/scripts of material: English, Welsh

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: research papers; translations; poetry; articles and addresses; education; and miscellaneous; and Ambrose Bebb and Y Genhinen.

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 in Minor Lists and Summaries 1992, pp. 74-78, 1997, p. 64, at the National Library of Wales. The catalogue is available online.

Detailed catalogue


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records donated to the National Library of Wales have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are not expected.

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Donated by Mrs Marian Henry Jones, Aberystwyth, widow of John Henry Jones, 1992, 1996.



Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds. The archive includes earlier material collected by Dr Jones.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following sources were consulted in the compilation of this description: NLW, Minor Lists and Summaries 1992, 1997.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: May 2003

Education | Wales | Ceredigion
Jones, John Henry, | 1909-1985 | Archives
Literature | Translations into Welsh

Personal names
Jones , John Henry , 1909-1985

Corporate names

Cardiganshire (Wales)

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