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Rhes-y-cae, manuscripts

Reference code(s): GB 0210 MSRHESYC

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: Rhes-y-cae manuscripts

Short Title: Rhes-y-cae, manuscripts

Creation date(s): 1816-1860

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 7 vols

Name of creator(s): Owen Owens

CONTEXT

Administrative/Biographical history: Owen Owens (1792-1862), Independent minister and schoolmaster, was born in Dolgellau. He served as schoolmaster for a period of time in Dolgellau and later in Dinas Mawddwy, where he also began to preach. In 1821 he was ordained minister of Salem chapel, Cilcain and Rhes-y-cae chapel near Nannerch, Flintshire, where he also kept a school. He laboured long and hard to extricate Welsh chapels from debt and was recognised as an exemplary rural minister of his time. Owens contributed numerous articles to the Independent periodical Y Dysgedydd and published Holwyddoreg yr Ymneillduwyr Protestanaidd ... (Y Bala, 1851).

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract: Manuscripts of Owen Owens comprising for the most part notes of sermons preached by himself and others, 1816-1860, including those delivered at Rhes-y-cae chapel near Nannerch, Flintshire, and Salem, Cilcain. The collection also includes diaries, 1822-1835, of Owens; correspondence, 1828-1858, addressed to Owens; an almanac, 1833, with entries by Owens, largely comprising of preaching engagements; and miscellaneous papers, including a statement by Owens of his proposal to publish 'a Treatise or a Sermon on the Duties of Xtn. Congregational Churches, towards the children baptized by their Ministers ...'.

ACCESS AND USE

Language/scripts of material: Welsh, English.

System of arrangement: Arranged according to NLW MSS reference numbers: NLW MSS 6085-6089, 11085-11086.

Conditions governing access:

Conditions governing reproduction:

Finding aids: Description based on Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume III (Aberystwyth, 1961).

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Presented by Mr H. Owen Davies, Manchester in 1914 and 1936.

ALLIED MATERIALS

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Note: Previously known as Rhes-y-cae 1-5, 7-8.

Archivist's note: Description compiled by Bethan Ifans for the retrospective conversion project of NLW MSS. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume III (Aberystwyth, 1961).

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

Date(s) of descriptions: January 2009.


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
Congregational churches | Wales | Flintshire
Congregationalists | Wales | Flintshire

Personal names
Owens , Owen , 1792-1862

Corporate names

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