21/02/2013

Glyn Jones Donation


Mr Glyn Jones is a local historian who recently kindly donated items to the Archives and Special Collections at Bangor University.  Notable amongst this donation was a scrap-book following the history of Sir William Vincent (1866-1941), Home Member of the Government of India and President of the Viceroy’s Council, a position he held from April 1917 until 1922. 

Sir William Vincent was responsible for writing the initial proposals for the progression of India to self-government over a thirty year period. He later served on the Montagu Commission which led to the 1919 India Act which established the new Legislative Assembly of the Government of India.  Sir William served through the most critical and turbulent period of India’s modern history, and was appointed a Knight Commander of the Star of India in 1918. 

The Vincent family lived in North Wales on a small estate on the outskirts of Bangor, Treborth Uchaf.  The family were prominent members of the North Wales gentry.

The scrap-book was donated as a token of appreciation of the help and support supplied by the staff of the library and archives service of Bangor University

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