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ADX/1510: David Jones and Meurig Jones


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Reference: [GB 0212] ADX/1510
Title: Arithmetic Book and academic papers of David Jones and Meurig Jones
Date(s): 1862-1949
Level: Fonds
Extent: 5 items
Scope and Content:

David Jones' Arithmetic Book and the academic papers of Meurig Jones (1904-1962), together with biographicals note from the depositor.
David Jones (1849-1926) was a labourer born and buried at Llanybydder. His youngest daughter Eleanor (1881-1967) married and had a daughter named Hannah (1911-2002). Hannah married Meurig Jones, son of John Henry Jones, a widowed colliery clerk of Brynaman. Meurig Jones took a degree in Geography at University College Wales, Aberystwyth, qualifyied as a teacher and, after a spell teaching in Middlesbrough, worked at schools in south Wales before being appointed head of Llangollen Grammar School in 1955. He was awarded a Master's degree at Aberystwyth in 1946.

1. Two sheets of biographical notes concerning David Jones and Meurig Jones.

2. David Jones' Arithmetic Book. Large exercise book, 34 x 21.5 cm, made up of eight sections bound together. Front page has date, 1862, and heading, 'Numeration', followed by numerical table and large numbers written out in words. Throughout the book, elaborate calligraphy is used for headings and descriptions are neatly written out, as are mathematical workings and only occasionally are answers added in pencil.

3. The Tosco Quick Binder containing manuscript, Housing Problems in South Wales and their Geographical and Historical Background by Meurig Jones. Hons Geog 1924-25. Jones took his first degree at the University College Wales, Aberystwyth.

4. Folder: Independent Order of Rechabites (a temperance friendly society), name of representative, J.H. (John Henry) Jones, District 57, containing six exercise books and numerous loose sheets with material relating to Meurig Jones' Master's dissertation, 'The Development of the Teifi Drainage System' (below, No. 5). These include notes, diagrams and illustrations, including the raw data from which they were derived, and a draft of the text. The exercise books belonged to schools where Jones was employed, Ammanford Central, Queen Elizabeth Grammar and Porth, Rhondda Secondary.

5. 'Loxit' binder containing draft typescript: The Development of the Teifi Drainage System by Meurig Jones B.Sc., August 1946. Jones was awarded his Master's degree at Aberystwyth in September 1946. Also contains offprint of article, 'The Development of the Teifi Drainage System', by Meurig Jones, published in the journal Geography Vol. 34, No. 3 (September, 1949), 136-145, inscribed on cover, 'with compliments. Meurig Jones. 31 Oct 1949'.
1946, 1949
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