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Gwynedd Archives: Caernarfon Record Office
Jones, G. R, papurau (papers)

Reference code(s): GB 0219 XM/2080, X/CHS/1341

Held at: Gwynedd Archives: Caernarfon Record Office

Title: Papurau G. R. Jones

Short Title: Jones, G. R, papurau (papers)

Creation date(s): 1837-1962

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 131 items

Name of creator(s): G. R. Jones


Administrative/Biographical history: The Rev. Griffith Richard Jones (b. 1892) was a Calvinistic Methodist minister. He was the son of R. G. and Mary Jones of Carmel, Caernarfonshire. He was apprenticed as a chemist in 1910, but after serving as a nurse during the First World War, 1916-1919, he trained to become a Calvinistic Methodist minister. He was married in 1923 and in the same year became minister of Llandderfel and Cefnddwysarn CM churches, Merionethshire. He retired in about 1960 and returned to live in Caernarfon.


Scope and content/abstract: Papers of G. R. Jones, 1837-1962, including personal and engagement diaries, 1916-1962; correspondence, 1881-1956; notebooks, 1914-1949; papers relating to his Army service, 1916-1919; miscellaneous papers relating to his ministry, 1923-1949; birth, marriage and death certificates, 1884-1927; account books of R. G. Jones, 1878-1903; bills and receipts, 1909-1926; deeds and other documents, 1837-1919; articles by W. Gilbert Williams on the history of Llanwnda, Caernarfonshire, 1912-1946; and photographs and postcards, [20th century].


Language/scripts of material: Welsh, English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: diaries; diaries containing preaching engagements; texts for sermons; correspondence; notebooks; printed books; accounts; deeds, etc.; births, marriages and deaths certificates; material re. his life in the army; miscellaneous; and photographs.

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply

Finding aids: Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Caernarfon Record Office and the National Library of Wales.


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records have been retained

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:



Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds. The fonds caontains earlier records collected by G. R. Jones.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: Caernarfon Record Office, Papurau G. R. Jones/G. R. Jones Papers, catalogue.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: August 2004

Calvinistic Methodists | Clergy | Wales | Gwynedd
Jones, G. R. | (Griffith Richard), | b. 1892 | Archives
Jones, G. R. | (Griffith Richard), | b. 1892 | Diaries
Llanwnda (Gwynedd, Wales) | History
World War, 1914-1918 | Personal narratives, Welsh

Personal names
Jones , G. R. (Griffith Richard) , b. 1892

Corporate names

Carmel (Gwynedd, Wales)
Llandderfel (Wales)
Llanwnda (Gwynedd, Wales)

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