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Lewis, J. Wynne, a Captain J. Owen Lewis, papurau (papers)

Reference code(s): GB 0221 WDAV

Held at: Anglesey Archives

Title: Papurau J. Wynne Lewis a Captain J. Owen Lewis

Short Title: Lewis, J. Wynne, a Captain J. Owen Lewis, papurau (papers)

Creation date(s): 1864-2002

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.232 cubic metres (588 items)

Name of creator(s): J. Wynne Lewis


Administrative/Biographical history: J. Wynne Lewis (b. 1920) was the son of Captain J. Owen Lewis (d. 1973) of Moelfre and Amlwch, Anglesey. In 1924, the family moved to Penarth, Glamorgan, and Wynne Lewis attended Penarth County School. In 1937 he started work as a civil servant, at the Board of Trade in London; in 1941 he joined the Royal Navy, serving on HMS Ganges; he then returned to the Board of Trade, moving to the Cardiff office in 1951; in 1966 he moved to the Department of Trade and Industry's North Wales District Office, Colwyn Bay. He retired to Moelfre, Anglesey, investigating the local history of Llanallgo parish and Anglesey and the Welsh language, and writing about Penarth County School. He was a keen theatre-goer, attending many shows at Theatr Fach Llangefni, Theatr Gwynedd, and Benllech. His father, J. Owen Lewis, served in the Merchant Navy, becoming a Captain by 1920. His grandfather, Owen Lewis (1864-1895), was also a mariner.


Scope and content/abstract: Papers of J.W. Lewis, Anglesey, 1864-1989, including papers relating to education, 1928-1978; material relating to wartime, 1939-1959; papers relating to the post-war period, 1945-1977; Captain J. O. Lewis, 1893-1982; family papers, 1864-1987; educational certificates, 1910-1916; and Board of Trade, 1948-[1972]; theatre programmes, 1980-2002; and articles by the donor.


Language/scripts of material: Welsh, English

System of arrangement: Arranged by deposit into the following: education; wartime; post-war-official work; Mrs M. C. Lewis (deceased); Captain J. O. Lewis; and miscellaneous. Additional papers: family papers; Board of Trade; articles; article about Penarth County School; Sir Edward Youde; various; programmes of Theatr Fach; programmes of Theatr Gwynedd; programmes and admission tickets for meetings in Benllech; meetings' programmes; and further programmes.

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.

Finding aids: Hard copies of the catalogues 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.


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records have been appraised and these are selected for retention.

Accruals: Accruals are expected

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by J. W. Lewis between 1984 and 2003.



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, Papurau J. W. Lewis.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: June 2003

Lewis family, | of Moelfre | Archives
Lewis, J. Wynne, | Archives
Theatre programmes | Wales | Anglesey
Welsh language | Research

Personal names
Lewis , J. Owen (John Owen) , d. 1973
Lewis , J. Wynne , of Moelfre

Corporate names
Penarth County School
Theatr Fach (Llangefni, Wales)
Theatr Gwynedd

Anglesey (Wales)

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