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Anglesey Archives
Rhyd Stores, Talwrn, papers

Reference code(s): GB 0221 WDAL

Held at: Anglesey Archives

Title: Rhyd Stores, Talwrn, Papers

Short Title: Rhyd Stores, Talwrn, papers

Creation date(s): 1826-1975

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.296 cubic metres (846 items)

Name of creator(s): Rhyd Stores


Administrative/Biographical history: Evan R.Thomas was the tenant of Bodeilio from 1843 to 1845, followed by his son, John Rice Thomas. Hugh Owen was the nephew of John Rice Thomas and worked for him as a labourer and general amanuensis. He married Jane,the daughter of William and Elizabeth Jones of Rhyd. Rhyd was initially leased and then bought by Elizabeth Jones to provide for herself and her family when her elderly husband became incapable of supporting them in their farm, Nant Uchaf, Llaneugrad. Elizabeth Jones died in 1908, leaving Siop y Rhyd to her daughter,Jane, who died in 1947. Jane left the shop to her two daughters, Elsie and Gwyneth. The material in the Rhyd papers regarding the family of Bodeilio was taken to Rhyd by Hugh Owen.


Scope and content/abstract: Papers relating to Rhyd Stores, Evan R. Thomas and his family, and John Prichard and his family, Anglesey, 1826-1975, including bills, 1906-1971; account books, 1886-1929; stock books, 1913-1944; price lists, [1900]-1933; trade protection circulars, 1923-1925; advertisements, [1900]-1931; correspondence, 1924-1970; miscellaneous, 1926-1969; magazines, [1900]-1969; school and university papers, 1910-1929; Edward Jones papers, 1858-1890; and musical papers,[1900]-1975.


Language/scripts of material: English, Welsh

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: business papers, Rhyd Stores; papers of school and college of Elsie and Gwyneth Owen; photographs; books; Siloam Annibynwyr Sunday school; in memoriam cards and order of services; magazines; newspapers; music; programmes; papers relating to erection of two new houses at Rhyd; registers of electors; papers regarding Fferam Gorniog; notebooks and papers of Edward Jones, Nant Uchaf, Llaneugrad; bundle of reports and handbooks regarding Welsh Independents; miscellaneous; additional Rhyd Papers; business papers regarding Rhyd Stores; account books; stock books; price lists; advertisements, etc.; trade protection circulars; correspondence; and miscellaneous.

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, in this case English and Welsh.


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

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Private deposit, 1979 and 1982.


Related material: Further papers are Archifdy Ynys Môn/Anglesey Record Office, Hughes and Thomas family, Talwrn, papers.

Publication note: Benwell,G.A.&R.M.,'The Ring and the Book',Transactions of the Anglesey Antiquarian Society,(2001),pp31-41.


Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Annette Strauch for the ANW project. The following source was consulted in the compilation of this description: Archifdy Ynys Môn/Anglesey County Record Office, Catalogue, Rhyd Stores papers.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: June 2003 amended April 2008

General stores | Wales | Anglesey | Records and correspondence
Jones, Edward, | 1822-1900 | Archives
Thomas family, | of Talwrn | Archives

Personal names
Jones , Edward , 1822-1900
Prichard , John , 1772-1828
Thomas , Evan , shopkeeper of Talwrn

Corporate names
Rhyd Stores (Talwrn, Wales)

Talwrn (Anglesey, Wales)

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