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Bangor University
Letters of David Hugh Jones

Reference code(s): GB 0222 BMSS DHJ

Held at: Bangor University

Title: Letters of David Hugh Jones

Short Title: Letters of David Hugh Jones

Creation date(s): 12 November 1924 -28 May 1938

Level of description: fonds

Extent: 5 items

Name of creator(s): David Hugh Jones


Administrative/Biographical history: David Hugh Jones of Prysau Bychain, Llanuwchllyn in Merioneth earned his living as a peddler. He was hoping to attend university, ca. 1935, but it is not known if he achieved this. Judging by the letters in this collection, he was an articulate and gifted writer with a slightly eccentric personality. It seems he had a troubled relationship with some of his neighbours at Llanuwchllyn, whom he accused of relentlessly continuous and mentally destructive persecutions .


Scope and content/abstract: This collection comprises David Hugh Jones' letters, mainly written to those in positions of authority and influence in Llanuwchllyn, including justices of the peace. Letters relate to complaints of ill treatment he claimed to receive from his Llanuwchllyn neighbours and compensation requests, and complaints against the police, which he alleged, made malicious statements about him. Also contains a request to J. Jones Edwards of Bronwylfa, Llanuwchllyn, for financial assistance to pay for a preparatory course before entering university.


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System of arrangement: Material is arranged in chronological order 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: Item level word-processed list is available at the Archives Department of the University of Wales, Bangor. Reference numbers: General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts: 18066-18070


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Note: Description compiled by Anne Lenaghan, December 2001.

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

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

Community life | Wales
Jones, David Hugh, | of Llanuwchllyn | Correspondence
Social conflict | Wales | 20th century
Student aid | Wales | 20th century

Personal names
Ashworth , Hannah , died 1915
Jones , David Hugh , of Llanuwchllyn

Corporate names

Llanuwchllyn (Wales)

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