The following drawings entitled 'The Illustrated Life of Richard Robert Jones of Aberdaron' are by Ellis Owen Ellis. Ellis (1813-1861) was born in Aber-erch, Caernarfonshire, and spent many years working in Liverpool.

Richard Robert Jones or 'Dic Aberdaron' (1780-1843) as he was commonly known was a travelling linguist from Aberdaron, Caernarfonshire. Despite receiving very little formal education, he is said to have been fluent in at least 14 languages. He spent many years travelling the country with his books and his cat! He was buried at St. Asaph in 1844.

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