Gwynedd Archives: Caernarfon Record Office
Sion Wyn o Eifion Letters and Papers
Reference code(s): GB 0219 XM/652
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'
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.
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
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records deposited at Caernarfon Record Office have been retained.
Accruals: Accruals are not expected
Related units of description: Further material is National Library of Wales, Cwrtmawr MSS 74-75, 404, 480, 547; Cwrtmwar MS 479.
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