National Library of Wales

Jack Raymond Jones Papers

Reference code(s): GB 0210 JACKNES

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: Jack Raymond Jones Papers

Short title: Jones, Jack Raymond, (artist and writer), papers

Dates of creation: [c. 1930]-1982

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: 0.18 cubic metres (20 boxes)

Name of creator(s): Jack Raymond Jones


Administrative and biographical history: Jack Raymond Jones (1922-1993), of Swansea, Glamorgan, and later London, artist and writer, worked as a secondary school teacher between 1957 and 1976. He wrote scripts for television and radio during the late 1950s and 1960s. He also published articles and books, including The Man who Loved the Sun (London, 1966), about Vincent van Gogh.


Scope and content: Papers, [c. 1930]-1982, of Jack Raymond Jones, comprising correspondence, 1956-1982, including letters from Richard Burton, Ray Howard-Jones, Robert Morgan, John Ormond, and Kyffin Williams; drafts of literary works, 1958-[1970s]; articles, 1956-1969; radio and television scripts, 1957-1971; papers relating to exhibitions of his paintings, 1970-1975; financial papers relating to paintings, 1970-1976; material relating to other artists, 1957-1978; papers relating to Jack Raymond Jones's teaching career, 1957-1976; financial records, 1965-1981; personal papers, 1948-1980; miscellaneous papers, 1948-1980; and photographs, [c. 1930]-[1970s].


Language/script: English, some letters in French

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: correspondence; art; literary papers; journalism; broadcasting; teaching; financial; and personal and miscellaneous papers.

Conditions governing access: Readers consulting modern papers in the National Library of Wales are required to sign the 'Modern papers - data protection' form.

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.

Finding aids: A hard copy of the catalogue is available in Minor Lists and Summaries, 1992, pp. 70-73, at the National Library of Wales. The catalogue is available online.
Detailed catalogue


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records donated to the National Library of Wales have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Immediate source of acquisition: Donated by Jack Raymond Jones, London, 1991.



Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: NLW, Minor Lists and Summaries, 1992.

Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2 and LCSH.

Date(s) of description: May 2003



Artists | Wales

Authors, English language | Wales

English literature | Welsh authors


Jones, Jack Raymond, | 1922-1993 | Archives

Personal names

Burton, Richard, 1925-1984

Howard-Jones, Ray

Jones, Jack Raymond, 1922-1993

Morgan, Robert, 1921-

Ormond, John, 1923-

Williams, Kyffin, 1918-2006

Corporate names