See also:antiquary, was
See also:born on the 3rd of
See also:September 1741 at Llanvihangel Glyn y Myvyr in Denbighshire . In 176o he entered the service of a
See also:firm of furriers, to whose business he ultimately succeeded . He had from boyhood studied Welsh literature, and later devoted
See also:time and
See also:money to its collection . Assisted by
See also:William of Glamorgan (Iolo Morganwg) and Dr .
See also:Owen Pughe, he published, at a cost of more than r000, the well-known Myvyrian Archaiology of
See also:Wales (1801-1807), a collection of pieces dating from the 6th to the 14th century . The
See also:manuscripts which he had brought together are deposited in the
See also:British Museum; the material not utilized in the Myvyrian Archaiology amounts to Too volumes, containing 16,000 pages of
See also:verse and 15,300 pages of
See also:prose .
See also:Jones was the founder of the Gwyneddigion Society (1772) in London for the encouragement of Welsh studies and literature; and he began in 1805 a miscellany—the Greal—of which only one
See also:volume appeared . An edition of the poems of Davydd ab Gwilyin was also issued at his expense . He died on the 26th of
See also:December 1814 at his business premises in Upper
See also:Thames Street, London .
MICHAEL JONES (d. 1649)
OWEN JONES (1809-1874)
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