NAS EJ: Elis Jenkins papers
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Reference code: NAS EJ
Biographical history: Elis Jenkins was editor of Neath and District: A Symposium, published Neath: 1974. Of Hawthorne Avenue, Neath, Glamorgan. Published Short Guide to Neath Rural District 1959. President of the Royal Institution of South Wales, president of the Neath Antiquarian Society. Expert on Swansea porcelain, Etruscan Ware of Dillwyn, William Weston Young (1776-1847, worked at porcelain works in Swansea with L.W. Dillwyn 1802-1807 following bankruptcy, lived at Aberdulais mill for 5 yrs, porcelain decorator at Nantgarw porcelain with William Billingsley and Samuel Walker), Sally Young and Thomas Hornor (1785-1844). Experienced lecturer and speaker on local history. Wayne Gittus of Glyn Neath: designed front cover of Symposium, Leslie J. Thomas artist from Port Talbot, lecturer in Graphic Design at Swansea College of Art. Waterfall photographs by W.E. Jenkins.
Scope and content: Research notes, printed works and collected pictures and maps.
Detailed description of the contents of this collection at item level:
<NAS EJ 1/1-2> Research notes
<NAS EJ 1/1> Folder containing papers relating to the history of the Gregynog Press containing: photocopy of paper on the history of the Press read to the Double Crown Club on 7 Apr 1954 by Thomas Jones, published by Cambridge University Press: Cambridge 1954. This also includes a biography of book published 1923-1940; copy of Gregynog Press wood engraving from 'The Fables of Esope', by Agnes Miller Parker n.d.; copy of Gregynog Press wood engraving from 'The Revelation of Saint John', by Blair Hughes-Sutton n.d.; prospectus for 'Laboratories of the Spirit, by R.S. Thomas, first book to be published by the University of Wales at Gregynog (University of Wales Press) 1975; compliment slip of the Printing Fellow of the University of Wales Gregynos n.d. [1970s]; 20th c.
<NAS EJ 2/1> Printed volume entitled 'Minutes of a conversation with Napoleon Bonaparte, during his residence at Elba in January, 1815', by I.H. Vivian of St. James' Place, London. Published London: Ridgway, Piccadilly. Endorsed: 'Miss Jane Wiliams with her affectionate father's love, J. Williams 1 Sept 1850'; 1839
<NAS EJ 3/1> Cutting of article entitled 'Know your district', by Elis Jenkins, taken from 'Llandarcy News', giving history of Neath area, Glamorgan; 1964
<NAS EJ 4/1> Portfolio of sketches, watercolours etc. labelled 'Old drawings found in Hopefield by Miss Young'. Possibly also contains works collected by Elis Jenkins. Contains:
<NAS EJ 5/1> Portfolio of copy ink drawings of Wayne Gittus (some signed by the artist) containing:
<NAS EJ 6/1> Photograph of ground plan of the Church of the Abbey of St. Mary of Neath, Glamorgan, as existing Aug '33 , drawn by Peat and signed 'Piccolo'; scale 1":16'; n.d. [20th c.]
<NAS EJ 6/7/1-2> Aberdulais falls
<NAS EJ 6/7/2-5> Scwd Melincwrt (Melincourt falls)
<NAS EJ 6/7/6-10> Scwd yr Eira (Fall of the Snow), Upper Fall of the River
<NAS EJ 6/7/11> Scwd Gwladys (Lady Fall), River Pyrddin
<NAS EJ 6/7/12> Scwd Einion Gam (Waterfall of the Crooked Anvil), River Pyrddin
<NAS EJ 6/7/13> [?Lower] Scwd Ddwli, River Nedd Fechan
<NAS EJ 6/7/14-18> Middle Clyngwyn (Scwd Isaf Clyn Gwyn)(Lower Fall of the White Meadow), River Mellte
<NAS EJ 6/7/19> ?Upper Clyn Gwyn (Scwd Clyn Gwyn)(Waterfall of the White Meadow), River Mellte
<NAS EJ 7/1> Plan of the Neath and Swansea Junction Canal, Glamorgan, by Thomas Hornor of Inner Temple [London]. Shows also turnpike roads, Langwern colliery [Llansamlet parish, Glamorgan] and Redding Colliery [Rhydding, Cadoxton-juxta-Neath parish, Glamorgan]; 1818