The scrapbook contains approximately sixty-three items dealing mainly with small town matters in Wales. Among them are: a printed page (dated July 1885) soliciting for subscriptions to restock the trout in the Blaenau Festiniog area; a four page printed pamphlet (1884) published by the Conservatives, enumerating the Corrupt Practices, Illegal Practices and Illegal Payment, Employment or Hiring provisions of the Corrupt Practices Act of 1883; a two page statement, in Welsh and a second in English, by Henry Robertson, candidate to Parliament, stating his platform to the Electors of Merionethshire (former county, western Wales) as a Liberal; a two page statement, one in Welsh and the second in English, by Morgan Lloyd, Liberal candidate to Parliament, stating his platform to the electors of Merioneth, September 1885; a short story written by hand, of a soldier, his pack of cards and his religion; a certificate appointing W.W. Jones a full consul of the Bicycle Touring Club in April 1882; a page from Whitaker's Almanack, 1880, of rules distributing estates of persons who died Intestate; a poem, "The Thunder" Which was a translation of "Cywyold Y Daran" by Davydd Inowr.
Biographical / Historical:
William W. Jones apparently compiled most of this scrapbook which consists of letters, newspaper clippings, poetry and other items. Most of the materials are in the Welsh language. From an application for a Certificate of Death (included in the scrapbook), we learn that W.W. Jones was born in 1822 and died in 1882 at the age of 59. He was a station master. Jones had two sons and two daughters born between 1851 and 1859. According to an obituary in the scrapbook, Mary Catherine Jones, wife of William W. Jones, died in Granville, New York, in 1904.
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