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Bangor University
Papers of Walter S. Jones (Gwallter Llyfnwy)

Reference code(s): GB0222 BMSS GWALL

Held at: Bangor University

Title: Papers of Walter S. Jones (Gwallter Llyfnwy)

Short Title: Papers of Walter S. Jones (Gwallter Llyfnwy)

Creation date(s): ca 1900 - 1932

Level of description: fonds

Extent: 29 items

Name of creator(s): Walter S. Jones, also known by his bardic name Gwallter Llyfnwy.


Administrative/Biographical history: Gwallter Llyfnwy of Cemlyn, Penygroes, Caernarfonshire was a man of many talents. His interests were music, poetry, literature, antiquities, and the history of the Nantlle Valley.
He was a singer, a baritone, and a member of the Coedmadog Male Voice Choir, Dyffryn Nantlle. For some years he lived and worked in Abertridwr, South Wales, but when he returned to North Wales he became involved in numerous movements and societies. He was involved in establishing a Historical Society in Penygroes. He was a familiar writer for various newspapers such as Yr Herald, Y Genedl and Y Dinesydd . Gwallter Llyfnwy also worked hard on behalf of the Arfon Labour Party, and for a while, was secretary of the Anglesey Labour Party. He died in 1932.


Scope and content/abstract: The collection consists of scrap books of newspaper cuttings of articles written by himself and others and essays covering various subjects, but in particular touching upon Llanllyfni and the Nantlle Valley. There is a collection of Welsh poetry, some of which is written by Gwallter Llyfnwy himself and two compilations entitled Cerddi'r Dyffryn and Blodau'r Gog which he obviously intended for publication. The letters to Gwallter Llyfnwy have been bound into two volumes. The majority of these have been written by Carneddog. Other correspondents include Saunders Lewis and Sir Ifor Williams.


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System of arrangement: The papers have been arranged according to record type and 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: An item level catalogue is available at the Department of Manuscripts of the University of Wales Bangor. Reference numbers : General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts 5342 - 5369B


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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

Jones, Walter S. | (Walter Sylvanus), | 1883-1932 | Correspondence
Welsh poetry | 20th century

Personal names
Jones , Walter S. (Walter Sylvanus) , 1883-1932

Corporate names

Llanllyfni (Wales)

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