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Bangor University
Dr W. Hywel Jones Deposit

Reference code(s): GB 0222 BMSS WHJ

Held at: Bangor University

Title: Dr W. Hywel Jones Deposit

Short Title: Dr W. Hywel Jones Deposit

Creation date(s): 1832-1879

Level of description: fonds

Extent: 17 items

Name of creator(s): Dr W. Hywel Jones

CONTEXT

Administrative/Biographical history: No biographical information was available regarding the creator of this collection, Dr W. Hywel Jones of Cemaes Bay, Anglesey. More is to be found regarding the family of bone-setters from Anglesey.
Richard Evans, 1771-1851, was the second person in his family to become a bone doctor, following in the footsteps of his father, Evan Thomas, 1735-1814. His son, Evan Thomas, 1804-1884, became even more famous as a bone-setter. He moved to Liverpool in around 1832 and developed a vast practice at 72 Great Crosshall Street. His son, Hugh Owen Thomas, 1834-1891, became a pioneer in orthopaedic surgery.

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract: Letters from Richard Evans of Cilmaenan, Llanfaethlu to his son, Evan Thomas in Liverpool, 9 January 1832 - 16 June 1836. As well as family matters, the letters consist of some details on the medical cases dealt with by Richard Evans in Anglesey and Caernarfonshire providing Evan Thomas with some advice with regards to similar matters in Liverpool.
Miscellaneous papers : a letter from Robert Owen of Mineral Ridge, Ohio to a William [Thomas] of Anglesey, 1879; 2 letters from William Thomas to Miss Jane Williams, Tyddyn Hwrdd, Aberffraw, Anglesey; love song by W.R. Thomas, Turtle Dove, Llannon, Cardiganshire, 1865; eulogies on the death of Mrs Susanah Williams, Tyddyn Hwrdd, Aberffraw, 1858 and Miss Eleanor E. Owen, Shop, Pencarnisiog, 1867.

ACCESS AND USE

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement: Incorporated into the General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts

Conditions governing access: Open to all users.

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright conditions apply. Reprographics are made at the discretion of the Archivist.

Finding aids: A typescript catalogue is available at the Archives Department of the University of Wales Bangor. Reference numbers : General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts 14911-14927

Language codes: wel

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Items donated to the Archives Department of the University of Wales Bangor by Dr W. Hywel Jones of Cemaes Bay, Anglesey.

ALLIED MATERIALS

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Note: Description compiled by Elen Wyn Simpson, October 2003.

Rules or conventions: Created following ISAD(G) and Archives Hub Data Creation Guidelines

Date(s) of descriptions: Prior to 16-11-2004


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
Bonesetters | England | Liverpool
Bonesetters | Wales | Anglesey

Personal names
Evans , Richard , 1771-1851
Jones , W. Hywel
Thomas , Evan , bone-setter of Llanfaethlu and Liverpool

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