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Aberystwyth University
Sir J E Lloyd Manuscript

Reference code(s): GB 0982 JEL

Held at: Aberystwyth University

Title: Sir J E Lloyd Manuscript

Short Title: Sir J E Lloyd Manuscript

Creation date(s): 1878-1880

Level of description: fonds

Extent: 0.001 cubic metres

Name of creator(s): Sir John Edward Lloyd


Administrative/Biographical history: John Edward Lloyd was born on 5 May 1861 at Liverpool. His family originally hailed from Penybontfawr, Montgomeryshire, and Lloyd remained loyal to these roots throughout his life. He was educated at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth, and subsequently at Lincoln College, Oxford, graduating in 1885 with a first class degree in history.
In 1885, Lloyd returned to Aberystwyth as a lecturere in Welsh and History. In 1892, he moved to the University of Wales, Bangor, becoming College Registrar, and assistant to Professor Reichel in the history department. In 1899, he followed Reichel to the Chair of History, and it was during this period that he was at his most productive. He wrote regularly on the subject of Welsh history for various journals, and published widely, including his well respected A History of Wales to the Edwardian Conquest , which appeared in 1911.
Lloyd was active on several committees across Wales. His original aim of becoming a Congregational minister meant that he was closely involved with the activities of the Union of Welsh Congregationalists. He was also prominent in the activities of the Board of Celtic Studies, the Welsh Antiquary Society, and the National Eisteddfod, amongst others. In 1930, he was made a Fellow of the British Academy. He died on 20 June 1947.


Scope and content/abstract: The archive contains a notebook of Sir John Edward Lloyd, compiled whilst a student at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth. The notes relate to the grammar and philology of the Sanskrit language, and are based upon the lectures of Dr Herman Ethe.


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Conditions governing access: The papers may be consulted through application to Information Services, Hugh Owen Library, University of Wales Aberystwyth, Penglais Campus, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, SY23 3DZ, Tel: 01970 622399, Fax: 01970 622404, E-mail:

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply

Finding aids: Basic finding aid available at Hugh Owen Library, University of Wales, Aberystwyth.

Language codes: eng


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Related material: Further papers of J E Lloyd are held at the National Library of Wales, and at the Department of Manuscripts and Archives, University of Wales, Bangor.


Note: Description compiled by Rhian Phillips, Archives Hub project archivist, with reference to R T Jenkins and E D Jones (eds.), Y Bywgraffiadur Cymreig 1941-1950 , (London: The Honourable Society of Cymmrodorion, 1970), pp. 40-42.

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

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

Sanskrit language
Sanskrit philology

Personal names
Lloyd , John Edward , 1861-1947 , Sir

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