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Bangor University
Papers of Richard Jones, Llanwnda

Reference code(s): GB 0222 BMSS RJ

Held at: Bangor University

Title: Papers of Richard Jones, Llanwnda

Short Title: Papers of Richard Jones, Llanwnda

Creation date(s): 1901-1935

Level of description: fonds

Extent: 54 items

Name of creator(s): Richard Jones, Llanwnda


Administrative/Biographical history: Richard Jones was a well-known figure in Llanwnda, Caernarfonshire and the surrounding area. He served his apprenticeship as a carpenter with Evan Jones, Dolydd and married Margaret Roberts of Llandwrog in 1888. Initially, they lived at Cae'r Bongam, Llanwnda, but in 1905, they purchased an old mansion, Bryn Rhedyn in Llandwrog and built a large house there.
He worked as a successful contractor for years, building several chapels, schools and hotels. After the war, his contracting work did not flourish and he turned to farming Bryn Rhedyn. Later in life, he moved to live near Bwlan Chapel in Llandwrog.
He was a member of the County Council and Gwyrfai District Council. In 1898 he became a deacon of Bwlan Chapel, Llandwrog.


Scope and content/abstract: Diaries, 1904-1935, of a secular nature, containing details of meetings, contracting work and other activities. Letter books, 1927-1935, on work related matters. Diaries, 1893-1928, of a religious nature, consisting of names of preachers and sermon topics. Also, an account book of Bwlan Calvinist Methodist Chapel in Llandwrog, 1901-1907.


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System of arrangement: Incorporated into the General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts , arranged according to record type and then chronologically.

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 typescript catalogue is available at the Archives Department of the University of Wales Bangor. Reference numbers : General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts 5093 - 5147

Language codes: wel eng


Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:



Note: Description compiled by Elen Wyn Hughes, April 2002

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

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

Construction industry | Wales
Contractors | Wales
Diaries | Wales | 20th century

Personal names
Jones , Richard , alive 1888-1935 , of Llanwnda

Corporate names
Bwlan (Church : Llandwrog, Wales).


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