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Englynion John Gwilym Jones

Reference code(s): GB 0222 BMSS EJGJ

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Title: Englynion John Gwilym Jones

Short title: Englynion John Gwilym Jones

Dates of creation: 1960's

Level of description: fonds

Extent and medium: 3 items

Name of creator(s): Dr Thomas Parry and Derwyn Jones


Administrative and biographical history: Thomas Parry, 1904-1985, became the Professor of Welsh at the University College of North Wales in 1947 and later was made the Librarian of the National Library of Wales. He was knighted in 1978.
Derwyn Jones who died in 2002 was the Welsh Librarian of the University College of North Wales. He joined the Library staff in 1955 and retired in 1983. He was also a gifted poet.
John Gwilym Jones, was a well-known dramatist in Wales. He became a lecturer in Welsh at the University College of North Wales, having previously taught at various schools and worked as a radio producer for the BBC.


Scope and content: A collection of Welsh verses (englynion) composed by Dr Thomas Parry and Derwyn Jones and addressed to John Gwilym Jones on two occasions - when he was taken ill and when he had a motor accident. They are jocular in nature and one group is based on the Llywarch Hen englynion which were written in the ninth or tenth century.


System of arrangement: 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: A typescript catalogue is available at the Archives Department of the University of Wales Bangor. Reference numbers : General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts 14908-14910

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Note: Description compiled by Elen Wyn Simpson, January 2004.

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

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



Personal names

Jones, Derwyn

Jones, John Gwilym, 1904-1988

Parry, Thomas, 1904-

Corporate names