Gwynedd Archives: Caernarfon Record Office

Sion Wyn o Eifion Letters and Papers

Reference code(s): GB 0219 XM/652

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Title: Sion Wyn o Eifion Letters and Papers

Short title: Sion Wyn o Eifion letters and papers

Dates of creation: 1809-1890

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: (29 items)

Name of creator(s): John Thomas 'Sion Wyn o Eifion'

CONTEXT

Administrative and biographical history: John Thomas, 'Sion Wyn o Eifion' (1786-1859), poet, was born in Chwilog, Llanarmon, Caernarfonshire, the son of Thomas Roberts. Following his education at a school kept by Isaac Morris of Pentyrch Isaf, he suffered from a severe illness that left him frail and decrepit for the rest of his life.

CONTENT

Scope and content: Personal papers mainly relating to John Thomas 'Sion Wyn o Eifion', 1809-1890, including letters, 1809-1890; poetry, [c.1840]-1855.

ACCESS AND USE

Language/script: English, Welsh

System of arrangement: Arranged chronologically

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.

Finding aids: A hard copy of the catalogue is available in Caernarfon Record Office
Detailed catalogue

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

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

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

ALLIED MATERIALS

Related units of description: Further material is National Library of Wales, Cwrtmawr MSS 74-75, 404, 480, 547; Cwrtmwar MS 479.

DESCRIPTION NOTES

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, Sion Wyn o Eifion Letters and Papers, 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: November 2004


INDEX ENTRIES

Subjects

Poets, Welsh language | Wales | Chwilog

Thomas, John, | Sion Wyn o Eifion, | 1786-1859 | Archives

Personal names

Thomas, John, 1786-1859, Sion Wyn o Eifion

Corporate names

Places

Chwilog