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Welcome to Gathering the Jewels.

Here you will find over 20,000 images of objects, books, letters, aerial photographs and other items from museums, libraries and record offices in Wales.

Themes

Themes have been created to bring together related items which appear on our website. Some themes are made up of collections of letters, photographs, artefacts or paintings. Other themes include a variety of items which are related to a particular subject, event or individual. As well as making it possible for you to view individual items as collections, the majority of themes include descriptions which provide additional background information. Every day, three different themes are selected for you to view, 'Today's Themes'. You can also choose to view our 'A-Z Theme List' or 'Browse Themes'.

Today's Themes

Theme: Daniel Owen (1836-95), novelistDaniel Owen (1836-95), novelist

A collection of items relating to Daniel Owen, the renowned Welsh novelist from Mold, Flintshire.

Theme: John Thomas photographic collection (National Library of Wales)John Thomas photographic collection (National Library of Wales)

A selection of over four hundred photographs from the John Thomas collection taken from the 1860s onwards as he travelled through Wales taking photographs of people and landscapes.

Theme: Castles of the Welsh Princes, c. 1083-1283Castles of the Welsh Princes, c. 1083-1283

This theme contains photographs of the castles of the Welsh Princes, c. 1063-1283, and some artefacts which have been discovered on the sites of these castles.

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