- Author:Gwyn Briwnant-Jones
- Publisher:University of Wales Press (September 26, 1991)
- Pages:96 pages
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Welsh Steam : Railway Photographs at the National Library of Wales. Gwyn Briwnant Jones is a retired art teacher and an expert in Welsh railway history. He has written a number of works on this subject. Learn about new offers and get more deals by joining our newsletter.
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Gwyn Briwnant Jones is a retired art teacher and an expert in Welsh railway history.
The National Collection of Welsh Photographs. The National Library of Wales houses over 950,000 photographs connected to Wales. These range from works by pioneering photographers from the earliest days of photography to portfolios by contemporary practitioners of the art. The collection comprises mostly images connected to Wales. This includes views of Wales, the work of Welsh photographers and photographs of Welsh personalities. Two years after the invention of photography the Rev Calvert Richard Jones took the earliest recorded photograph in Wales.
He donated 150 of his glass negatives to the National Museum of Wales. A chance meeting with Henry Huntington resulted in his appointment as Librarian at the Huntington Library in 1958 until his retirement to Santa Barbara in 1972. After his death a large number of his papers, including NLW photograph album 249, were donated to the National Library. Susan Franklen (1835-1860). Sister of Sir Thomas Mansel Franklen and cousin of the Dillwyn Llywelyn family. It was from him that NLW photograph albums 1 & 2 were acquired by the National Library of Wales in 1954.
railway photographs at theNational Library of Wales. by Gwyn Briwnant-Jones.
Briwnant-Jones, Gwyn. Published: Cardiff : University of Wales Press : National Library of Wales, 1991. Other Authors: EBSCO Publishing (Firm). National Library of Wales. Subjects: Railroads Wales History. aspx?direct true&scope site&db nlebk&db nlabk&AN 27376.
The appearance and function of the trains of the time are discussed, particularly the part played by freight transportation, which was an important aspect of the railway system.
The National Library of Wales (Welsh: Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru), Aberystwyth, is the national legal deposit library of Wales and is one of the Welsh Government sponsored bodies. It is the biggest library in Wales, holding over . million books and periodicals, and the largest collections of archives, portraits, maps and photographic images in Wales.