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Bangor University
Gwenallt Papers

Reference code(s): GB 0222 BMSS GWEN

Held at: Bangor University

Title: Gwenallt Papers

Short Title: Gwenallt Papers

Creation date(s): 1872 - 1933 January 23

Level of description: fonds

Extent: 26 items

Name of creator(s): Rev. Thomas Morris Jones, also known as Gwenallt.


Administrative/Biographical history: Rev. Thomas Morris Jones, born in 1859 in Caernarfon, was a Methodist minister, journalist and writer. His first ministry was at Bagillt, Flintshire where he served between 1885 and 1889. Amongst his most well known publications are Llenyddiaeth fy ngwlad on the subject of the history of the Welsh newspaper and periodical, and a biography of the Rev. Roger Edwards of Mold.
Rev. Thomas Morris Jones was known by the epithet, Gwenallt. He married Elizabeth Roberts of Bagillt on 1 August 1888 and was succeeded by a son and two daughters. He died in 1933.


Scope and content/abstract: Eisteddfod essays, dating from 1898 to 1904 on various subjects e.g. the Educational Awakening in Wales, Wales in the 19th century, the work of Daniel Owen, brief notes on the notable Welsh, 1700-1900.
A history of the religious establishment, Tan'rallt, in Caernarfon, now known as Siloh, 1875-1876. A gorsedd certificate of the 1890 Eisteddfod. A lecture on the subject of famous people buried at Llanycil cemetery, Merioneth. An address on the occasion of the departure of Gwenallt as minister at Bagillt Church. A marriage and death certificate, and an apprenticeship indenture for Thomas Jones as a printer, 1872. 9 photographs of Gwenallt, ca. 1885-1930
There is also material collated by Gwenallt relating to Rev. Evan Jones, Caernarfon, minister at Moriah Chapel and editor of Punch Cymraeg and material relating to Roger Edwards, Mold, such as quotes from newspapers and letters.
Also, verses written by W. H. Williams, Penmachno to my dear friend Rev. T. M. Jones in the first house of friendship , 5 September 1899.


Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement: Papers received at different occasions and thus incorporated into the General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts separately. They have been arranged according to subject or chronologically where possible.

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 typescript catalogues are available at the Archives Department of the University of Wales Bangor. Reference numbers : General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts 1134-1141, 26080-26083, 27517-27520, 29176-29184, 31387

Language codes: wel eng


Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Items 27517-27520 were donated by Mr Meirion Evans, Mochdre.


Publication note: Jones, T. M., Cofiant y Parch. Roger Edwards : yr wyddgrug, yn cynnwys ei waith dyddorol Y tri brawd a'u teuluoedd (Wrexham, 1908)


Note: Description compiled by Elen Wyn Hughes, May 2002.

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

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

Welsh essays

Personal names
Edwards , Roger , 1811-1886
Jones , Evan , 1836-1915
Jones , T. M. (Thomas Morris) , 1859-1933

Corporate names
Siloh (Church : Caernarfon, Wales)


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