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Owen, J. C., collection, Llanafan Fawr

Reference code(s): GB 0210 JCOWEN

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: J. C. Owen Collection, Llanafan Fawr

Short Title: Owen, J. C., collection, Llanafan Fawr

Creation date(s): 1859-1921

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.009 cubic metres (1933 Donation: 1 box)

Name of creator(s): Rev. J.C. Owen


Administrative/Biographical history: The Rev. J.C. (John Caleb) Owen was ordained in 1883. He worked sucessively in the parishes of Eglwysnewydd, Cardiganshire, 1880s-1890s, Lanfihangel Rhos-y-corn, 1900, and Llanafan Fawr, Breconshire, 1910. Some time after 1920 he became vicar of Llangwyryfon where he seems to have stayed until 1933. He appears to have been residing near Cardiff at the time of donating his papers to NLW in 1933 and 1936. His interests evidently included the collection of material relating the history of Llanafan Fawr and other churches with which he was connected in the course of his work.


Scope and content/abstract: Papers donated in 1933 by J.C. (John Caleb) Owen, 1859-1921, dealing with tithes, rates, rent-charges, other parish accounts and miscellaneous ecclesiastical matters in various parishes in Cardiganshire and Brecknockshire with which the donor was connected. A second donation made in 1936 (listed elsewhere) comprises papers relating to J.C. Owen's ordination, 1883; a letter and other papers concerning the church and parish of Llanafan Fawr [1910]-1911; a copy of Y Dyddiadur Methodistaidd, 1864, with manuscript entries of preaching and other engagements, disbursements, etc.; miscellaneous papers including a list of vicars of Llanafan Fawr, 1486-1883; and items relating to the work of J.C. Owen.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: The 1933 donation arranged chronologically. The 1936 donation (listed elsewhere) arranged as NLW MSS 11073-11075.

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 can be accessed online.

Detailed catalogue


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

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Donated by the Rev. J.C. Owen, Llangwyryfon Vicarage, between 1933 and 1936.



Note: Title supplied from collector and contents of fonds. The papers pre-date the life of the collector.

Archivist's note: Created for the ANW project using the following sources: NLW, Schedule of J.C. Owen Collection, Llanafan Fawr; NLW Annual Reports , 1932-33, 1935-36; and NLW Handlist of Manuscripts.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: March 2003

Church finance | Wales | Breconshire
Church finance | Wales | Ceredigion
Church rates | Wales | Breconshire
Church rates | Wales | Ceredigion
Llanafan Fawr (Wales) | History
Owen, J. C. | (John Caleb) | Archives
Rent charges | Wales | Breconshire
Rent charges | Wales | Ceredigion
Tithes | Wales | Breconshire
Tithes | Wales | Ceredigion
Vicars, Parochial | Wales | Llanafan Fawr

Personal names
Owen , J. C. (John Caleb)

Corporate names

Breconshire (Wales)
Cardiganshire (Wales)
Llanafan-fawr (Wales)

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