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Bangor University
Ogwenydd Manuscripts

Reference code(s): GB 0222 BMSS OGW

Held at: Bangor University

Title: Ogwenydd Manuscripts

Short Title: Ogwenydd Manuscripts

Creation date(s): 1873 - 1899

Level of description: fonds

Extent: 7 items

Name of creator(s): John R. Jones, also known as Ogwenydd.


Administrative/Biographical history: John R. Jones, also known by his bardic name, Ogwenydd was born in 1860, the son of Richard and Ann Jones of Bethesda, Caernarfonshire. He had five brothers and worked at Penrhyn Quarry. At the age of 16, he and his family moved to live in Blaenau Ffestiniog, Merioneth.
His manuscripts reveal that he later moved from Blaenau Ffestiniog to Tregarth near Bangor and that he was a keen Eisteddfod competitor and contributor to newspapers.


Scope and content/abstract: 7 notebooks consisting of the poetical works of Ogwenydd. One item contains his own literary autobiography and a collection of newspaper cuttings relating to a debate between him and another Ogwenydd from south Wales. Also, there are a few inserted letters addressed to Ogwenydd from various correspondents, 1882 - 1895.


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System of arrangement: Manuscripts 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: An item level typescript catalogue is available at the Archives Department of the University of Wales Bangor. Reference numbers : General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts 35, 347-352

Language codes: wel


Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:



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

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

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

Welsh poetry | 19th century

Personal names
Jones , John R. , b. 1860 , Ogwenydd

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