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Bangor University
Benjamin Humphreys Collection

Reference code(s): GB 0222 BMSS BJH

Held at: Bangor University

Title: Benjamin Humphreys Collection

Short Title: Benjamin Humphreys Collection

Creation date(s): c. 1800 - 1934

Level of description: fonds

Extent: 4 items

Name of creator(s): Benjamin Humphreys.


Administrative/Biographical history: Rev. Benjamin Humphreys of Felin-foel, Llanelli, Carmarthenshire was born in Tal-y-bont, Cardiganshire. He attended the Baptist College in Llangollen and served as a minister in Manchester before joining one of the largest churches in Wales, namely Felin-foel in Carmarthenshire.
Benjamin Humphreys was also a historian and took great delight in collecting old books and manuscripts. He is the author of a history of the Baptists of Felin-foel, Cyfrol goffa, dau can mlwyddiant, 1709-1909 : hanes Bedyddwyr Felinfoel , 1909. He died in 1934.
John Jones, whose note-book is to be found amongst this collection, was a Baptist minister at Capel Sion, Merthyr. He was born in 1806 and died in 1859.


Scope and content/abstract: Note-book consisting of the history of the Quarterly Meetings of the Baptists in various churches in South-West Wales, ranging from Carmarthen to Swansea, 1794-1846. Some sections are extracts copied from Seren Gomer , 1906.
Note-book consisting of a Welsh translation of a work published by Benjamin Keach, 1810. Author unknown.
Sermon note-book of Rev. John Jones of Merthyr, 1841-1844.
A bound collection of papers - mostly correspondence, 1825 - 1934. Amongst the correspondents are, Simon James of Tal-y-bont, Dr David Adams, and other eminent Baptists.


Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement: Items incorporated into the General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts . Bound collection of papers arranged according to correspondents 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 1511-1514

Language codes: wel eng


Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Items received from the library of Benjamin Humphreys, 1934.



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

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

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

Baptists | Wales
Tal-y-bont (Ceredigion, Wales) | Religious life and customs

Personal names
Humphreys , Benjamin , 1856-1934
Jones , John , 1806-1859
Keach , Benjamin , 1640-1704

Corporate names

Tal-y-bont (Ceredigion, Wales)

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