Gwynedd Archives: Caernarfon Record Office

Papurau Caradog Jones, Mynytho

Reference code(s): GB 0219 XD/36; XS/2061

Held at:

Title: Papurau Caradog Jones, Mynytho

Short title: Jones, Caradog, o Mynytho, papurau (papers)

Dates of creation: 1708-1979 (mainly 1824-1979)

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: To be supplied

Name of creator(s): Caradog Jones, Mynytho, Llanengan, Caernarfonshire.


Administrative and biographical history: Caradog Jones (fl. 1915-1978) of Mynytho, Llanengan, Caernarfonshire, was Secretary of the Lleyn Branch of the Workers' Educational Association (WEA), [c. 1931]- [c. 1973]. He lectured and researched various subjects including:education, agriculture, religion, genealogy, trade and industry and local history. He was awarded an MA in 1952. He was a Local Councillor and was Clerk to the South Caernarvonshire Parish Councils Association. He became a Justice of the Peace in 1954. In 1947, the Survey Council for Rural Wales conducted a social survey of the Lleyn Peninsula, for which Jones was the Local Committee Secretary.


Scope and content: Papers of Caradog Jones of Mynytho, Llanengan, Caernarfonshire, 1708-1979, including papers relating to the 1947 Lleyn Survey, 1945-1952, 1970, including minutes and files relating to individual districts; papers relating to the North Wales District of the Workers' Educational Association, including minutes and annual reports, 1925-1977, to the Lleyn branch of the WEA, including correspondence and circulars, 1918-1974, and to the WEA generally, 1932-1972; other papers relating to adult education, 1932-1974; lecture and research notes of Caradog Jones, 1915-[1966]; personal papers, 1895-1973, including correspondence and papers relating to his work as Local Councillor etc; newspaper cuttings on various subjects relating to Wales, 1935-1975; programmes, 1926-1975; reports, 1937-1973; items relating to various local eisteddfodau, 1919-1977; school magazines and other items, 1890-1966; items relating to local chapels, 1874-1979; printed material, including ballad sheets and almanacs, 1824-1970; maps and plans relating to Caernarfonshire, including Ordnance Survey maps, 1708-[post 1931]; and photographs, mainly of the Mynytho area, [20th century].


Language/script: Welsh, English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: the Lleyn survey, 1947; W. E. A. papers; lecture and research notes; personal papers; newspaper cuttings; miscellaneous; maps and plans; and photographs.

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, the National Library of Wales and the National Register of Archives.
Detailed catalogue


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 Caradog Jones, Bron Eirian, Mynytho/Papers of Caradog Jones, Bron Eirian, Mynytho, catalogue.

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

Date(s) of description: August 2004



Adult education | Wales | Gwynedd

Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)

Gwynedd (Wales) | Social conditions | 20th century

Jones, Caradog, | of Mynytho | Archives

Local government | Wales | Gwynedd

Workers’ Educational Association | Records and correspondence

Personal names

Jones, Caradog, of Mynytho

Corporate names

Workers' Educational Association | North Wales District