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Owen, William Washington, diaries

Reference code(s): GB 0210 WMWAOW

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: William Washington Owen Diaries

Short Title: Owen, William Washington, diaries

Creation date(s): 1940-1968

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.029 cubic metres (26 vols)

Name of creator(s): William Washington Owen


Administrative/Biographical history: William Washington Owen, a Welsh Baptist minister, was born in Llandudno, Caernarfonshire, Wales, in 1889. He moved to Ynysybwl, Glamorgan, in 1908 and later attended the Collegiate Graig Wen, Pontypridd for two years before returning to live at Llandudno Junction. In 1916 he was ordained at Horeb Welsh Baptist Church, Llandudno Junction, Caernarfonshire. He was successively minister at Bethesda, Caernarfonshire, 1926-1933, Tonypandy, Glamorgan, 1933-1951, and Bedlinog, Glamorgan, from 1951 until his retirement in 1962. Following his retirement he moved to Llanidloes, Montgomeryshire, where he died in 1969.


Scope and content/abstract: The fonds comprises entirely of Rev. William Washington Owen's diaries. They detail daily domestic and professional events with occasional comments on national and international affairs. They were written whilst he was a minister at Tonypandy, Bedlinog, and during his retirement at Llanidloes.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged chronologically

Conditions governing access: Readers consulting modern papers in the National Library of Wales are required to sign the 'Modern papers - data protection' form.

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright laws apply

Finding aids: A hard copy of the catalogue is available in NLW.


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All William Washington Owen's diaries donated to the Library have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: The diaries were donated in March 1973 by William Washington Owen's son John R. Owen of Llansanffraid, Montgomeryshire



Archivist's note: Compiled by University of Wales Aberystwyth Archive Students.
The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: W.W.Price Biographical Index (unpublished, held at NLW), Baptist Union of Wales Yearbooks .

Rules or conventions: This description follows NLW guidelines based on ISAD(G) Second Edition; AACR2; and LCSH.

Date(s) of descriptions: January 2001

Owen, William Washington, | 1889-1969 | Diaries

Personal names
Owen , William Washington , 1889-1969

Corporate names

Bedlinog (Wales)
Bethesda (Gwynedd, Wales)
Tonypandy (Wales)

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