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Bangor University
Rev. Ellis Jones, Bangor Papers

Reference code(s): GB 0222 BMSS ELLJ

Held at: Bangor University

Title: Rev. Ellis Jones, Bangor Papers

Short Title: Rev. Ellis Jones, Bangor Papers

Creation date(s): 1883 - 1940

Level of description: fonds

Extent: 20 items

Name of creator(s): Rev. Ellis Jones of Bangor and Rev. Owen Jones of Mountain Ash, Wales.


Administrative/Biographical history: Rev. Ellis Jones was a Congregational minister at Ebenezer Chapel, Bangor until his retirement in 1934. An active man, with a keen interest in the history of the city of Bangor as well as the history of Congregationalism in north Wales. He wrote articles for Y Dysgedydd and the North Wales Chronicle . He died in 1945.
Rev. Owen Jones, was a minister at Bethania Chapel, Mountain Ash, Glamorgan between 1890 and 1909. After 1909 he lived in Nant Ffrancon until his death in 1924.


Scope and content/abstract: A collection of personal papers. Letters addressed to Rev. Ellis Jones from various correspondents, 1918 - 1923; sermons, 1883 - 1884 and diaries, 1912 - 1918 with a few entries made whilst he worked for the Y.M.C.A. in France in 1918.
There are notebooks with draft notes as well as essays and articles which appeared in Y Dysgedydd or were intended for publication. The subjects covered in particular include Ebenezer and other Congregational chapels in North Wales and various religious figures. There is also an essay entitled The History of the City of Bangor 1700 - 1914 which won second prize in the National Eisteddfod held in Bangor, 1914.
There are a couple of miscellaneous items. A scrap book, owned by Rev. Owen Jones with details of the members of Bethania Chapel in Mountain Ash, Glamorganshire, 1890 - 1903 and later notes in the hand of Rev. Ellis Jones. There are also Ebenezer Chapel collection books for the Llew Tegid fund.


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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 Archives Department of the University of Wales Bangor. Reference numbers : General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts 5593 - 5606, 5687, 15372, 31219 - 31222

Language codes: wel


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Related material: For further related material see Papers of Llew Tegid and Ebenezer Chapel Records also held at the Archives Department of the University of Wales Bangor. Fonds level descriptions of these collections are available on the HE Archives Hub


Note: Description compiled by Elen Wyn Hughes, October 2001.

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

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

Congregational churches | Wales, North
Congregationalists | Wales, North
Diaries | Wales | 20th century
Essays | Wales | 20th century
Jones, Ellis, | d. 1945 | Correspondence
Sermons, Welsh | 19th century

Personal names
Jones , Ellis , d. 1945
Jones , Owen , d. 1924 , of Mountain Ash

Corporate names
Bethania Congregational Chapel (Mountain Ash, Wales)

Bangor (Wales)
Mountain Ash (Wales)

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