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Owen, Tom, HMI, papers

Reference code(s): GB 0210 TOMOWEN

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: Tom Owen, HMI, Papers

Short Title: Owen, Tom, HMI, papers

Creation date(s): 1898-1966

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.027 cubic metres (3 boxes)

Name of creator(s): Tom Owen


Administrative/Biographical history: Tom Owen of Aberystwyth, Cardiganshire, (d. 1967) was a school inspector (HMI) in Montgomeryshire and Cardiganshire. He appears to have had an interest in education outside his official career and gave talks to various societies and Sunday school classes.


Scope and content/abstract: Papers of Tom Owen, HMI, of Aberystwyth, Cardiganshire, 1898-1966, mainly relating to his career in education, including inspector's reports on schools in Montgomeryshire, 1946-1950; reports on St. David's College, Lampeter, Cardiganshire, 1907-1945; and personal papers, 1898-1966.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: education; and personal.

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 schedule 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 Dr. John Owen, Lenzie, the son of Tom Owen, Aberystwyth, in 1991.



Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Annette Strauch for the ANW project. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: NLW, Minor Lists and Summaries, 1991; and personal correspondence with Delwyn Tibbott, 22 May 2003; History of Lampeter website (; viewed 23 January 2004.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: January 2004

Education | Wales
Owen, Tom, | HMI | Archives
School inspectors | Wales | Archives
Schools | Wales | Ceredigion
Schools | Wales | Montgomeryshire

Personal names
Owen , Tom , HMI

Corporate names
St. David's College (Lampeter, Wales)

Cardiganshire (Wales)
Lampeter (Wales)
Montgomeryshire (Wales)

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