Gwynedd Archives: Caernarfon Record Office

Papurau William Vaughan Jones, Waunfawr

Reference code(s): GB 0219 XM/3630

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Title: Papurau William Vaughan Jones, Waunfawr

Short title: Vaughan Jones, William, o Waunfawr, papurau (papers)

Dates of creation: 1824-1977

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: 110 items

Name of creator(s): William Vaughan Jones


Administrative and biographical history: William Vaughan Jones [fl. 1910-1976], of Waunfawr, Caernarfonshire, was a dramatist and local historian. He wrote dramas in Welsh for local drama companies, radio and for eisteddfod competition. He wrote on the local history of Caernarfonshire and in particular Waunfawr and contributed talks to the radio programme Rhwng Gwyl a Gwaith. He was married to Mary Vaughan Jones.


Scope and content: Papers of William Vaughan Jones, 1824-1977, including drama scripts and adjudications, [1944]-1977; local history notes relating mainly to Waunfawr and Caernarfonshire, [?1963]-1976; personal papers and letters, 1915-1976; talks and essays by Vaughan Jones, [1970s], and David Thomas, 1900; various programmes and tickets, 1865-1976; items relating Caernarvonshire Historical Society, 1963; miscellaneous poems, [20th century]; miscellaneous items of historical interest relating to Caernarfonshire, 1824-1968, including diaries.


Language/script: Welsh, English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: drama scripts; local history notes; talks and essays; poems; Caernarvonshire Historical Society; diaries; correspondence; programmes; tickets; certificates; miscellaneous.

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply

Finding aids: Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Caernarfon Record Office and the National Library of Wales.
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Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records have been retained

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Immediate source of acquisition: No information found



Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: Caernarfon Record Office, Papurau William Vaughan Jones, dramodydd a hanesydd lleol, Y Waunfawr, Caernarfon (Papers of William Vaughan Jones, dramatist and local historian, Waunfawr, Caernarfon), catalogue.

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

Date(s) of description: August 2004



Gwynedd (Wales) | History

Jones, William Vaughan | 1906- | Archives

Welsh drama | Wales | Gwynedd | 20th century

Personal names

Jones, William, 1906-

Corporate names