Bangor University

Letters of R.A. Jones of Liverpool

Reference code(s): GB 0222 BMSS RAJ

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Title: Letters of R.A. Jones of Liverpool

Short title: Letters of R.A. Jones of Liverpool

Dates of creation: 1884 - 1888

Level of description: fonds

Extent and medium: 177 items

Name of creator(s): R.A. Jones


Administrative and biographical history: Robert Albert Jones of Liverpool was a barrister and gifted mathematician. His great interests were politics, the land question and education. He is the author of The land question and a land bill with special reference to Wales (1887). His lifelong association with the University College of North Wales, Bangor was commemorated with a college prize for mathematics in his name following his death in 1892 at the age of forty-one.


Scope and content: Comprises letters to R.A. Jones on various subjects including education, the land question and agitation, politics, with business letters from Messrs Hughes and Son, Wrexham relating to the publication, sale and royalties etc. of his book on the land question. Other correspondents include William Edwards and Henry Jones, candidates for the office of Principal of the University College of North Wales and Stuart Rendel, later President of the University of Wales, Aberystwyth.


System of arrangement: Material is arranged in chronological order and 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: Item level word-processed list is available at the Archives Department, University of Wales, Bangor. Reference number: General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts: 480

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Related units of description: Also held at the Archives Department of the University of Wales, Bangor are the Earl of Powis Papers which include material relating to the foundation of the University College of North Wales. A collection level description is available on the Archives Hub .


Note: Description compiled by Anne Lenaghan, June 2002.

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

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



Agriculture | Wales | 19th century

Education | Wales

Land reform | Law and legislation | Wales

Land tenure | Wales

Personal names

Jones, Robert Albert

Corporate names