Gwynedd Archives: Caernarfon Record Office

Papurau G. R. Jones

Reference code(s): GB 0219 XM/2080, X/CHS/1341

Held at:

Title: Papurau G. R. Jones

Short title: Jones, G. R, papurau (papers)

Dates of creation: 1837-1962

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: 131 items

Name of creator(s): G. R. Jones


Administrative and biographical history: The Rev. Griffith Richard Jones (b. 1892) was a Calvinistic Methodist minister. He was the son of R. G. and Mary Jones of Carmel, Caernarfonshire. He was apprenticed as a chemist in 1910, but after serving as a nurse during the First World War, 1916-1919, he trained to become a Calvinistic Methodist minister. He was married in 1923 and in the same year became minister of Llandderfel and Cefnddwysarn CM churches, Merionethshire. He retired in about 1960 and returned to live in Caernarfon.


Scope and content: Papers of G. R. Jones, 1837-1962, including personal and engagement diaries, 1916-1962; correspondence, 1881-1956; notebooks, 1914-1949; papers relating to his Army service, 1916-1919; miscellaneous papers relating to his ministry, 1923-1949; birth, marriage and death certificates, 1884-1927; account books of R. G. Jones, 1878-1903; bills and receipts, 1909-1926; deeds and other documents, 1837-1919; articles by W. Gilbert Williams on the history of Llanwnda, Caernarfonshire, 1912-1946; and photographs and postcards, [20th century].


Language/script: Welsh, English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: diaries; diaries containing preaching engagements; texts for sermons; correspondence; notebooks; printed books; accounts; deeds, etc.; births, marriages and deaths certificates; material re. his life in the army; miscellaneous; 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 and the National Library of Wales.
Detailed catalogue


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

Accruals: Accruals are not expected



Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds. The fonds caontains earlier records collected by G. R. Jones.

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 G. R. Jones/G. R. Jones Papers, catalogue.

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

Date(s) of description: August 2004



Calvinistic Methodists | Clergy | Wales | Gwynedd

Jones, G. R. | (Griffith Richard), | b. 1892 | Archives

Jones, G. R. | (Griffith Richard), | b. 1892 | Diaries

Llanwnda (Gwynedd, Wales) | History

World War, 1914-1918 | Personal narratives, Welsh

Personal names

Jones, G. R. (Griffith Richard), b. 1892

Corporate names