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Gwynedd Archives: Meirionnydd Record Office
Preswylfa, Rhiwbryfdir, dogfennau (documents)

Reference code(s): GB 0220 ZM/932

Held at: Gwynedd Archives: Meirionnydd Record Office

Title: Dogfennau Preswylfa, Rhiwbryfdir

Short Title: Preswylfa, Rhiwbryfdir, dogfennau (documents)

Creation date(s): 1888-1966

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: (24 items)

Name of creator(s): Humphrey Jones ('Bryfdir', 1867-1947)

CONTEXT

Administrative/Biographical history: Humphrey Jones ('Bryfdir', 1867-1947) was a Merionethshire quarryman and poet. From the age of 12 he worked as a quarryman in Blaenau Ffestiniog. He wrote poetry and competed in eisteddfodau from an early age, winning many bardic chairs and crowns. He was also well known as an eisteddfod compere. He died on 22 January 1947. Eglwys y Rhiw was a Calvinistic Methodist Church in Blaenau Ffestiniog, Merionethshire, founded in 1856.

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract: Rhiw Calvinistic Methodist Church financial records and annual reports, 1914-1966; papers of Bryfdir, 1888-1937, including eisteddfod programmes, adjudications and committee minutes, 1888-1898, poetry and notes in the autograph of Bryfdir, written on some of the above items, [before 1947]; mural, 1898; and radio scripts, 1937.

ACCESS AND USE

Language/scripts of material: Welsh, English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: Bryfdir; and Eglwys y Rhiw.

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply

Finding aids: Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Meirionnydd Archives and the National Library of Wales.

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

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

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history: The papers came into the possession of Mrs H. B. Jones, Preswylfa, Rhiwbryfdir, Blaenau Ffestiniog.

Immediate source of acquisition:

ALLIED MATERIALS

Related material: Further papers of Humphrey Jones are in National Library of Wales, Gweithiau Barddonol Bryfdir. Further records of Eglwys y Rhiw, 1868-1967, are in the National Library of Wales.

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Note: Title supplied from domicile of depositor

Archivist's note: Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Meirionnydd Archives, Miscellaneous Collection (ZM/932), catalogue; Meirionnydd Archives, Miscellaneous Collection (ZM/1480), catalogue; Dictionary of Welsh Biography, 1941-1970 (London, 2001).

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

Date(s) of descriptions: November 2004


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
Jones, Humphrey, | Bryfdir, | 1867-1947 | Archives
Poets, Welsh language | Wales | Blaenau Ffestiniog | Archives
Rhiw Calvinistic Methodist Church (Blaenau Ffestiniog, Wales) | Records and correspondence
Welsh poetry
Welsh poetry | 20th century

Personal names
Bryfdir , 1867-1947

Corporate names
Rhiw Calvinistic Methodist Church (Blaenau Ffestiniog, Wales)

Places
Blaenau Ffestiniog (Wales)

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