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Papers relating to Humphrey Owen Jones and Muriel Gwendolen Jones

Reference code(s): GB 0222 BMSS HMJ

Held at: Bangor University

Title: Papers relating to Humphrey Owen Jones and Muriel Gwendolen Jones

Short Title: Papers relating to Humphrey Owen Jones and Muriel Gwendolen Jones

Creation date(s): 1979 February - March

Level of description: fonds

Extent: 2 items

Name of creator(s): John Shorter

CONTEXT

Administrative/Biographical history: Humphrey Owen Jones, chemist and pioneering mountaineer, (1878-1912) and his wife Muriel Gwendolen Jones, née Edwards, 1886-1912, both died in a climbing accident at Mont Blanc in 1912 while on their honeymoon. Humphrey Owen Jones, from Aberystwyth, was fellow of Clare College and Jacksonian demonstrator in chemistry at Cambridge University. Mrs Muriel Gwendolen Jones was a former student of the University of Wales, Bangor having gained a first class honours in chemistry under Professor K.J.P. Orton. As a fellow of the University of Wales she worked under H.O. Jones' supervision at the University of Cambridge. Their engagement was announced early in the summer of 1912, they married on 1st August of that year and died on the 15th August. They and their guide Julius Truffler fell to their deaths on the Fresnay Glacier, and were buried at Courmayeur.
Dr John Shorter was on the staff of the Chemistry Department at the University of Hull.

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract: Papers commemorating Humphrey Owen Jones and Muriel Gwendolen Jones, comprising offprints from articles by John Shorter in: Notes and Records of the Royal Society of London , vol. 33, no. 2, March 1979 Climber and Rambler , February 1979

ACCESS AND USE

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement: Material is arranged in chronological order and incorporated into the General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts .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: 28536-28537

Language codes: eng

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

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ALLIED MATERIALS

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Note: Description compiled by Anne Lenaghan, April 2002.

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

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


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
Honeymoons
Mountaineering accidents
Mountaineering | Blanc, Mont (France and Italy)
Mountaineers
Scientists

Personal names
Jones , Humphrey Owen , 1878-1912
Jones , Muriel Gwendolen , 1886-1912
Shorter , John , 1926-

Corporate names

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