Gwynedd Archives: Caernarfon Record Office

Harry Jones, Cariboo, Papers

Reference code(s): GB 0219 XM/1172

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Title: Harry Jones, Cariboo, Papers

Short title: Jones, Harry, Cariboo, Papers

Dates of creation: [mid 20th century]

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: 29 items

Name of creator(s): Harry Jones


Administrative and biographical history: Harry Jones (1840-1936) was a gold miner and Canadian MP. Born in Caernarfonshire, he emigrated to the Cariboo region of British Columbia, Canada, where gold had been discovered in 1858. He represented the Cariboo district in the Canadian parliament as a Liberal, 1903-[1909].


Scope and content: Xerox copies, [mid 20th century], of letters from Harry Jones (1886-1935) and from his nephew, Bob (1915, 1920); diary of Captain John Evans (1862-1865); cargo book of the New Blessing (1822-1824); items relating to Garreg Wen, Porthmadog, Caernarfonshire (1852-1896); and articles about Jones, Captain John Evans and the Welsh Company of Adventurers (1862).


Language/script: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: letters; articles; other.

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.
Detailed catalogue


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records have been retained

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history: Xerox copies of papers in the possession of W. Vaughan Jones, Pontllyfni, Caernarfonshire, a descendant of Harry Jones.

Immediate source of acquisition: No information found


Existence and location of originals: The diary of John Evans is British Columbia Archives, MS 1273.


Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Caernarfon Record Office, Harry Jones, Cariboo, Papers, catalogue; Cariboo-Chilcotin web page (, viewed 13 August 2004; Electoral History of British Columbia 1871-1986 (, viewed 13 August 2004; British Columbia Archives (, viewed 13 August 2004.

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

Date(s) of description: August 2004



British Columbia | Description and travel

Jones, Harry, | 1840-1936 | Correspondence

Shipping | Wales | Gwynedd

Personal names

Jones, Harry, 1840-1936

Corporate names


British Columbia