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Bangor University
Prof. J. Lloyd-Jones Manuscripts

Reference code(s): GB 0222 BMSS JLJ

Held at: Bangor University

Title: Prof. J. Lloyd-Jones Manuscripts

Short Title: Prof. J. Lloyd-Jones Manuscripts

Creation date(s): 1908 May 25 - 1965

Level of description: fonds

Extent: 31 items

Name of creator(s): Prof. J. Lloyd-Jones, 1885 - 1965


Administrative/Biographical history: Born in Dolwyddelan, Caernarfonshire in 1885, J. Lloyd-Jones attended the University College of North Wales where he was taught by Sir John Morris-Jones. He also attended Jesus College, Oxford before receiving a lectureship in Welsh and Celtic at University College, Dublin. He was a poet as well as a scholar and won the chair at the National Eisteddfod in 1922. His most important published work was his study of the vocabulary of early Welsh poetry, Geirfa Barddoniaeth Gynnar Gymraeg (1931 - 1963). He died in 1965.


Scope and content/abstract: The collection contains material collected by John Lloyd-Jones whilst compiling his work Geirfa Barddoniaeth Gynnar Gymraeg . The material takes the form of slips of vocabulary, and also slips of place-names, personal names and elements of Gaelic names. The original manuscript of the work is included, proof sheets with amendments and a notebook with references to old and medieval Welsh texts.
There are dissertations, notebooks and awdlau in the hand of John Lloyd-Jones, but most of his poetical works are photocopies of original manuscripts. The testimonials and applications for various posts date from 1909 - 1921.


Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement: The manuscripts have been incorporated into the General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts. The vocabulary slips have been arranged alphabetically.

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: An item level catalogue is available at the Department of Manuscripts of the University of Wales Bangor. Reference numbers : General Collection of Bangor 13887 - 13915, 15436 - 15439, 15490 - 15494, 15538 - 15539, 16531, 34709

Language codes: wel eng


Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: The original manuscripts were presented by Mrs F. Lloyd-Jones, Dolwyddelan, the widow of J. Lloyd-Jones. The photocopies of his poetical works were presented by Rev. William Jones and James Parry, both of Dolwyddelan.


Publication note: Lloyd-Jones, John, Geirfa Barddoniaeth Gynnar Gymraeg , (1931-1963)


Note: Description compiled by Elen Wyn Hughes, September 2001

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

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

Welsh language | Glossaries, vocabularies etc
Welsh poetry | 20th century
Welsh poetry | Indexes

Personal names
Lloyd-Jones , John , 1885-1956

Corporate names


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