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National Library of Wales
Owen, Henry, manuscripts

Reference code(s): GB 0210 MSHENROW

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: Henry Owen Manuscripts

Short Title: Owen, Henry, manuscripts

Creation date(s): [16 cent.]-[?1919]

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 114 vols

Name of creator(s):


Administrative/Biographical history: Henry Owen, D.C.L., of Poyston, Pembrokeshire, was Treasurer of the National Library of Wales from the granting of the Charter (1907) until his death on April 14, 1919. He was also the editor of the works of George Owen of Henllys, the Elizabethan historian of Pembrokeshire.


Scope and content/abstract: A selection of manuscripts, [16 cent.]-[?1919], of the late Dr Henry Owen, from the Library at Poyston. They include the manuscript note-books of Dr Owen, and of Edward Laws, his friend and fellow worker on Pembrokeshire history. The older manuscripts include two in the hand of George Owen of Henllys; holograph letters of General Sir Thomas Picton (born at Poyston); and a rent roll of the rents belonging to the Bishop of St Davids, 1685.


Language/scripts of material: English unless otherwise specified

System of arrangement: Arranged according to NLW MSS reference numbers: NLW MSS 1341-1453, 6875.

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 regulations apply

Finding aids: The descriptions are also available in the Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume I (Aberystwyth, 1943) and Volume II (Aberystwyth, 1951).


Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Bequeathed by Henry Owen, 1919.



Archivist's note: This description was compiled by Siân Medi Davies for the retrospective conversion project of NLW MSS.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: May 2005


Personal names
Owen , Henry , 1844-1919

Corporate names

Pembrokeshire (Wales)

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