Gwynedd Archives: Caernarfon Record Office

Papers of Prof. W. Lewis Jones

Reference code(s): GB 0219 XM/4657, XS/3283

Held at:

Title: Papers of Prof. W. Lewis Jones

Short title: Lewis Jones, W., Professor, papers

Dates of creation: 1887-1953

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: Information to be supplied

Name of creator(s): Prof. William Lewis Jones; Luned Lloyd Williams; Pierce Lloyd Williams


Administrative and biographical history: William Lewis Jones (1866-1922) was a Professor of English at the University College of North Wales, Bangor, Caernarfonshire. He was the son of William Jones, of Llangefni, Angelsey, and Hannah Lewis. He was educated at Friars School, Bangor, and obtained a scholarship at Queen's College, Cambridge. After graduation in 1888, he went to the U.S.A., where he worked as a journalist and lectured at Chicago University. He returned to Wales in 1889, and in 1891 was appointed assistant lecturer in English at the University of North Wales, and in 1897 became professor. He married Edith Owen of Menai Bridge, Anglesey, in 1901. Their daughter, Luned Lewis Jones (fl. 1902-1951), married Pierce Lloyd Williams (fl. 1911-1951), a surgeon, in 1926. He was the son of Dr Hugh Lloyd Williams (d. 1950). They lived in Tawelan, Bangor. Lt-Col Pierce Lloyd Williams served onboard the hospital ship Aba during the Second World War.


Scope and content: Papers relating to Professor William Lewis Jones, 1887-1953, including personal papers, 1887-1915, consisting of notes and lectures, [late 19th century]; printed articles, 1887-1915; newspaper cuttings, 1889-1896; miscellaneous papers, 1908; personal papers of Luned Lloyd Williams (née Lewis Jones), 1912-1944, including certificates, 1916-1938; correspondence, 1925-1940; miscellaneous, 1912-1944; personal papers of Pierce Lloyd Williams, 1911-1951, including certificates, 1919-1940; correspondence, 1916-1951; papers relating to military service, 1940-1945; miscellaneous, 1911-1932; personal papers of the Lloyd Williams family, [early 20th century]-1950; papers relating to University College of North Wales, 1905-1934; concert programmes, 1913-1942; miscellaneous papers, 1883-1953; and photographs, 1905-1944.


Language/script: English, French

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: Prof. W. Lewis Jones; Luned Lloyd Williams (née Lewis Jones); Pierce Lloyd Williams; D. G. Lloyd Williams; Obituaries of Dr H. Lloyd Williams; University College of North Wales - miscellaneous; Concert programmes; Miscellaneous; and Photographs.

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.

Finding aids: Hard copies of the catalogue are available in Caernarfon Record Office and the National Library of Wales.
Detailed catalogue


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records deposited at Caernarfon Record Office have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Immediate source of acquisition: Source not recorded



Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Caernarfon Record Office, Papurau'r Athro W. Lewis Jones/ Papers of Prof. W. Lewis Jones, catalogue; Dictionary of Welsh Biography down to 1940 (London, 1959).

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

Date(s) of description: August 2004



College teachers | Wales | Bangor

English literature | Study and teaching

Great Britain. | Army. | Royal Army Medical Corps | Hospital ships

Jones, William Lewis, | 1866-1922 | Archives

Lloyd Williams, Luned | Archives

Lloyd Williams, Pierce | Archives

World War, 1939-1945 | Mediterranean Region

Personal names

Jones, William Lewis, 1866-1922

Lloyd Williams, Luned, [alive 1902-1951]

Lloyd Williams, Pierce, [alive 1911-1951]

Corporate names

University College of North Wales, Bangor