West Glamorgan Archive Service

W. H. Jones Collection

Reference code(s): GB 0216 RISW WHJ

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Title: W. H. Jones Collection

Short title: Jones, William Henry (journalist, historian) of Swansea, papers

Dates of creation: c.1545-1936

Level of description: fonds

Extent and medium: 0.054 cubic metres (6 boxes)

Name of creator(s): W. H. Jones


Administrative and biographical history: William Henry Jones, 1860-1932, journalist and local historian, born in Swansea. He published a large number of articles, booklets and books on the history of persons and places in Wales and England. His most famous works include History of Swansea and the Lordship of Gower (Carmarthen, 1920) and History of the Port of Swansea (Carmarthen, 1922). He was appointed c.1920 librarian and curator of the Royal Institute of South Wales, Swansea. He was also regarded as the official archivist of the town of Swansea.


Scope and content: Manuscript notes, n.d. [c.1915] and c.1920-1922; Pamphlets by W.H. Jones, 1879; Broadcast typescripts, 1926-c.1930; Publication proofs, c.1920-22; Papers relating to Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, 1796-2002; Papers relating to Boston, Massachusetts, 1770-1929; Correspondence, 1829-1937; Seals and envelopes, n.d.; Newspaper cuttings, c.1836-1937; Obituaries, 1833-1901; Pedigrees, n.d.-1927; Printed ephemera, n.d.-1925; Articles, n.d.-1925; Prospectuses, [c.1860]-1871; Photographs, n.d. and c.1920s; Drawings, sketches and tracings, n.d. [1920s]; Declaration, 1872; Swansea Harbour Report, 1804


Language/script: English, some Latin.

System of arrangement: The collection was originally listed at University College, Swansea, where an interpretation of the original order was made. This catalogue lists the items chronologically under the headings stated in Scope and content.

Conditions governing access: No restrictions.

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.

Finding aids: A hard copy of the catalogue is available at the West Glamorgan Archive Service. The catalogue can be accessed online.
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Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records transferred to the West Glamorgan Archive Service have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are not expected.

Immediate source of acquisition: The records were originally held at The Royal Institution of South Wales, Swansea. From 1966 onwards the records were moved to the library in the University College, Swansea in consignments. They were transferred to West Glamorgan Archive Service in the Spring of 2004.



Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Katie Millien for the West Glamorgan Archive Service.

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

Date(s) of description: Prior to 16-11-2004; Source amended by ANW, January 2005; This description May 2



Gower (Wales) | History

Historians | Wales

Swansea (Wales) | History

Personal names

Jones, William Henry, 1860-1932

Corporate names

Royal Institution of South Wales