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Dol'rhyd papers

Reference code(s): GB 0210 DOLHYD

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: Dol'rhyd Papers

Short Title: Dol'rhyd papers

Creation date(s): 1539-1909

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.086 cubic metres(3 boxes)

Name of creator(s): Owen family of Garthangharad, Dolgellau


Administrative/Biographical history: The Owen family seemed to have possessed Garthangharad since 1722 at the latest. Edward Owen, who died in around 1855, was a successful solicitor in Dolgellau.


Scope and content/abstract: Title deeds and family papers of the Owen family of Garthangharad, Dolgellau, Merioneth, 1539-1909, papers and correspondence of the legal practice of Edward Owen, 1799-1852, and deeds and estate correspondence of the Hengwrt, Rhug and Nannau estates, mainly 1824-1858.


Language/scripts of material: English, Latin

System of arrangement: Arranged by bundles

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: Hard copies of the catalogue are available at NLW and HMC. An on-line catalogue can be accessed from


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records purchased at NLW have been retained

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history: The archive is named after the domicile of the depositor which was once a part of the Nannau estate. It is possible that some, if not all the records emigrated from the home or the offices of Edward Owen of Garthangharad, a Dolgellau solicitor, to Dol'rhyd.

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by Brigadier C. Hilary V. Pritchard, Dol'rhyd, Dolgellau, in August and September 1949, and purchased by NLW in 1975.


Related material: The main group of records of the Nannau, Hengwrt and Rhug estate are Department of Manuscripts, University of Wales Bangor Library, Nannau MSS, Meirionnydd Archive, Z/DBM, Caernarfon Record Office, XD 2/1-4077 (Newborough Archives).


Note: Title appears to be based on the domicile of the depositor.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Mair James.
The following source was used in the compilation of this description: NLW, Schedule of Dol'rhyd Papers.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: April 2002

Law firms | Wales | Dolgellau

Personal names
Nanney family , of Nannau
Owen family , of Garthangharad , Dolgellau
Vaughan family , of Hengwrt , Rhug and Nannau

Corporate names
Edward Owen (Firm)
Garthangharad Estate (Wales)
Nannau Estate (Wales)
Rug Estate (Wales)


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