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JON

Jones, David Mervyn (1922-2009) Collection

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David Mervyn Jones (29 Jul 1922-2009) was the son of John David Jones, a university lecturer, and Gladys Alicia Jones née Coombs. He attended the King Edward VII School in Sheffield between 1929 and 1939, where he passed Greek, French and History examinations with distinction and then studied at Trinity College, Cambridge, graduating in 1948, during which time he also completed national service. He was elected a Fellow of Exeter College, Oxford and St. Antony's College, Oxford as a Hungarian specialist and later went on to work for the Foreign Office.

In 1966 he published a volume of essays entitled 'Five Hungarian Writers'. One of the five subjects of the volume was Baron József Eötvös (1813-1871), who Jones described as 'Hungary's Democrat Baron' and in 1996 he translated Eötvös' major treatise 'The dominant ideas of the nineteenth century and their impact on the state' In 2000 he was awarded the Officer's Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Hungary.

The collection includes correspondence; notes and draft chapters of his translation of Eötvös; photographs; educational and other certificates. The correspondence chiefly relates to his work.

Contents

JON/1 Draft chapters and speeches relating to Jones' translation of Eötvös, József 'The dominant ideas of the nineteenth century and their impact on the state'

JON/2 Background articles and research for Jones' translation of Eötvös, József 'The dominant ideas of the nineteenth century and their impact on the state'

JON/3 Correspondence

JON/4 Certificates

JON/5 Photographs

Publications

Jones, D. Mervyn.: 'Five Hungarian writers' (Oxford: Clarendon , 1966)

Eötvös, József, 'The dominant ideas of the nineteenth century and their impact on the state; translated, edited and annotated with an introductory essay by D. Mervyn Jones. Volume 1, Diagnosis' (Distributed by Columbia University Press, 1996)

Eötvös, József, 'The dominant ideas of the nineteenth century and their impact on the state; translated, edited and annotated by D. Mervyn Jones. Volume. 2, 'Remedy'. (Distributed by Columbia University Press, 1996)

The papers are available subject to the usual conditions of access to Archives and Manuscripts material, after the completion of a Reader's Undertaking.

Photocopies/photographs/microfilm are supplied for private research only at the Archivist's discretion. Please note that material may be unsuitable for copying on conservation grounds, and that photographs cannot be photocopied in any circumstances. Researchers who wish to publish material must seek copyright permission from the copyright owner.

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