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National Library of Wales
Jones, R. B., Rev., papers

Reference code(s): GB 0210 RBJONES

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: Rev. R. B. Jones Papers

Short Title: Jones, R. B., Rev., papers

Creation date(s): 1871-1968

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.072 cubic metres (8 boxes)

Name of creator(s): Rev. Rhys Bevan Jones; Rev. Brynmor Pierce Jones.

CONTEXT

Administrative/Biographical history: The Rev. Rhys Bevan Jones (1869-1933), of Porth, Glamorgan, was a Baptist minister, conservative evangelical, author founder of the South Wales Bible Training Institute. He was born in Dowlais, Glamorgan, and attended Pontypool Baptist College, Monmouthshire, being ordained in 1893. He was pastor of Baptist churches in Treharris, Glamorgan, 1893-1895, Llanelli, Carmarthenshire, 1895-1899, and Porth, Glamorgan, 1899-1933. He founded the South Wales Bible Training Institute at Porth in 1919, remaining its honorary principal until his death. He played a part in the early 20th century religious revival, with his friend the Rev. W. S. Jones ([1860]-1933), of Llwynypia, Rhondda, Glamorgan. He preached throughout North Wales and founded the Evangelical Group Faith Mission of Wales, [c. 1930]. He was the first editor of Yr Efengylydd and wrote religious works such as Spiritism in Bible Light (Cardiff, 1920) and Rent Heavens (London, 1931). He was married and had three sons and three daughters. He died on 10 April 1933.

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract: Papers of the Rev. Rhys Bevan Jones consisting of correspondence and copies of letters, 1871-1933, including family correspondence, 1905-1933, letters from Rev. W. S. Jones, 1903-1931, and letters of tribute following his death, 1933; sermons, addresses and notes, 1892-1925; material concerning W. S. Jones, [1920s]; copies of books and booklets by RBJ, 1907-1934; material relating to him collected by Brynmor P. Jones, including English translations of essays in Yr Efengylydd and letters about him, 1960-1968; records of the South Wales Bible Training Institute, comprising lectures and notes, 1920-1929, lists of students, 1919-1937, issues of A Witness and a Minister, the institute's periodical, 1925-1936, letters, 1925-1936, and correspondence relating to the closure of the Institute, 1935-1936; and manuscript accounts of the work of the Faith Mission of Wales, [1930x1933].

ACCESS AND USE

Language/scripts of material: English, Welsh

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: correspondence, sermons and miscellaneous papers; South Wales Bible Training Institute, Porth; books and booklets by RBJ; periodicals; Brynmor P. Jones papers (1st group); correspondence, sermons and miscellaneous papers; South Wales Bible Training Institute, Porth (2nd group); South Wales Bible Training Institute, Porth; other papers (3rd group).

Conditions governing access: File No 18 may not be consulted without the permission of the donor. 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, 1994, pp. 33-35, and 1995, p. 41, 2000, p. 53, at the National Library of Wales. The catalogue is available online.

Detailed catalogue

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

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

Accruals: Accruals are not expected.

Archival history: Rev. Brynmor Pierce Jones collected material relating to R. B. Jones in the course of his research.

Immediate source of acquisition: Donated by the Rev. Brynmor P. Jones, Pontypool, Gwent, 1993-1995; by Mrs Rosalie Jones, Malpas, Newport, per the Rev. Dr Noel Gibbard, Bridgend, 2000; and by Mr Grattan Brown, Watford, 2000.

ALLIED MATERIALS

Related material: Further papers are in National Library of Wales, Rev. Brynmor P. Jones Papers, NLW ex 900.

Publication note: Some of the papers were used by the Rev. Brynmor P. Jones while researching for a thesis entitled 'A Biographical Study of the Rev. R. B. Jones' (NLW ex 900), and his book The King's Champions (Redhill, 1968; reprinted, with additional material, Pontypool, 1986).

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following sources were used to compile this description: National Library of Wales, Minor Lists and Summaries, 1994, 1995, 2000; NLW, W. W. Price Biographical Index (unpublished); Jones, Brynmor Pierce, The King's Champions (Pontypool: B. P. Jones, 1986).

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

Date(s) of descriptions: May 2003


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
Baptists | Wales | Glamorgan
Bevan-Jones, Rhys | Archives
Jones, W. S., | (William S.) | 1860?-1933 | Correspondence
South Wales Bible Training Institute | Records and correspondence

Personal names
Jones , Brynmor Pierce , 1925-
Jones , Rhys Bevan , 1869-1933
Jones , W. S. (William S.) , 1860?-1933

Corporate names
South Wales Bible Training Institute

Places
Porth (Wales)

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