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Anglesey Archives
Browne, Sister, collection of Anglesey historical papers

Reference code(s): GB 0221 WDAI

Held at: Anglesey Archives

Title: Sister Browne Collection of Anglesey Historical Papers

Short Title: Browne, Sister, collection of Anglesey historical papers

Creation date(s): 1772-1975 (accumulated 1940-1975)

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.050 cubic metres (337 items)

Name of creator(s): Sister Shelagh Brown


Administrative/Biographical history: Sister Shelagh Browne (fl. 1940-1960) was a teacher at Le Bon Sauveur Convent School, Holyhead, Anglesey. In the late 1940s and 1950s she organised a school project on the history of Anglesey, gathering together printed references, pictures, photographs and maps, making typed and traced copies of numerous sources, and also recorded gravestone inscriptions. She conducted much of the correspondence, but much of the research was undertaken by the pupils. Browne transcribed extracts from the University College of North Wales Penrhos Papers.


Scope and content/abstract: Correspondence, 1948-1951; published works, 1937-1956; notes, copy articles, etc; 1949-1950; maps and plans, [1950]; newspapers and cuttings, 1932-1975; documents concerning British Museum, 1947-1951; references to Penrhos papers, 1950-1957; photographs, paintings and prints, 1772-1952; miscellaneous; 1940-1960; and files of miscellaneous papers-notes, newspaper cuttings, leaflets, etc., 1950.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: correspondence; published works; notes, copy articles, etc; maps and plans; newspapers and cuttings; documents concerning British Museum; references to Penrhos papers; photographs, paintings and prints; miscellaneous; files of miscellaneous papers-notes; and newspaper cuttings, leaflets, etc.

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.

Finding aids: Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Archifdy Ynys Môn/Anglesey County Record Office, Caernarfon Record Office and the National Register of Archives. It is the policy of Gwasanaeth Archifdy Ynys Môn/Anglesey County Archives Service to catalogue in the language of the document.

Language codes: eng


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: Unknown

Accruals: Accruals are not expected.

Archival history: Sister Browne gave the documents to Captain Geoffrey Butterworth.

Immediate source of acquisition: Donated, 1984.



Archivist's note: Compiled by Seri Crawley for the ANW project. The following sources were consulted in the compilation of this description: Archifdy Ynys Môn/Anglesey County Record Office, Catalogue, Papurau Sister Browne, Ysgol Gwfaint, Caergybi, Papers of Sister Browne, The Convent School, Holyhead; Black, Karen, Summary of records in Anglesey County Record Office.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: June 2003

Anglesey (Wales) | History
Anglesey (Wales) | Maps
Anglesey (Wales) | Photographs
Browne, Shelagh | Correspondence

Personal names
Browne , Shelagh , [fl. 1940-1960]

Corporate names
Le Bon Sauveur Convent School

Anglesey (Wales)
Holyhead (Wales)

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