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Owen, O. Eilian, Rev., papers

Reference code(s): GB 0210 OEOWEN

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: Rev. O. Eilian Owen Papers

Short Title: Owen, O. Eilian, Rev., papers

Creation date(s): 1692-1932 (accumulated [1876]-1932)

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.805 cubic metres (84 boxes, 20 volumes)

Name of creator(s): Rev. O. Eilian Owen


Administrative/Biographical history: The Rev. Owen Eilian Owen (1856-1938), lexicographer and historian, conducted research into Welsh lexicography. He was also a Calvinistic Minister, based in Liverpool, Lancashire.


Scope and content/abstract: Papers of Rev. O. Eilian Owen, 1692-1932, consisting mostly of his research notes and index entries on Welsh lexicography, including lists of words from sources including various editions of the Bible, Allwedd Paradwys, and adjectives in the Presbyterian and Methodist hymnbook of 1929; list of scriptural references in Spurrell's English-Welsh and Welsh-English Dictionary; transcripts of 'Llyfr Aneirin', 'Llyfr Taliesin', 'Ystoria Dared', and other medieval Welsh texts; notes on Welsh orthography and syntax; press correspondence relating to Welsh lexicography; sermons and expository notes on the Scriptures; college lecture notes on theology and church history; an account of weekly meetings of the Calvinistic Methodist churches in Liverpool, 1833-1841; minutes and accounts of the Ruthin Calvinistic Methodist Association, 1895-1916; transcripts of hymns by Ann Griffiths; miscellaneous newspaper cuttings and accounts; and printed books relating to lexicography and history, 1692-1932.


Language/scripts of material: Welsh, English, some books in French, German, Greek

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: manuscripts; and printed books.

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: A hard copy of the catalogue is available at the National Library of Wales. The catalogue is available online.

Detailed catalogue


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records bequeathed to the National Library of Wales have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Bequeathed by Rev. O. Eilian Owen, Ruthin, Denbighshire, 1939.



Note: Title compiled from content of fonds. Some of the records acquired by the Rev. Owen pre-date his birth.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: National Library of Wales, Schedule of Rev. O. Eilian Owen Papers.

Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2 and LCSH.

Date(s) of descriptions: March 2003

Calvinistic Methodists | England | Liverpool
Lexicographers | Wales | Archives
Owen, Owen Eilian, | 1856-1938 | Archives
Ruthin Calvinistic Methodist Association | Archives
Welsh language | Lexicography

Personal names
Owen , Owen Eilian , 1856-1938

Corporate names
Ruthin Calvinistic Methodist Association

Liverpool (England)

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