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Anglesey Archives
Simpson, T. C., and Parry family, Llangefni, papers

Reference code(s): GB 0221 WDAZ

Held at: Anglesey Archives

Title: T. C. Simpson and Parry family, Llangefni, Papers

Short Title: Simpson, T. C., and Parry family, Llangefni, papers

Creation date(s): 1854-[1973]

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.013 cubic metres (184 items)

Name of creator(s): Thomas Charles Simpson (1894-1984); Parry family, Llangefni.


Administrative/Biographical history: Sydna Parry (née Owen) (born [c. 1819]) was married to Hugh Parry of Llangefni, Anglesey. The Owen family included her brothers Captain John Owen (fl. 1854-1884), commander of the barques the Charles Sprague, Esther and Peri, Richard Owen of Caernarfon, Caernarfonshire, and Owen S. Owen of Clapham, Surrey. Sydna's son Richard Parry, a blacksmith, spent some time, 1884-[1885], in America; his brother John immigrated to Australia; and their sister Miss Ellen Jane Parry (1864-1965) lived to the age of 100 in Llangefni. Thomas Charles Simpson (1894-1984) was apparently the son of their sister Sarah and Charles Simpson. He was born in Liverpool, but came to Llangefni to live with his grandmother Sydna Parry, his aunt Ellen Jane Parry, and his uncle Richard Parry. He was educated at the Board School, Llangefni, and worked as a hat carrier for Regent House, in Mona Café, and then as a postman, [1914]-[1959]. He played a prominent role in local life, as a concert performer, as a member of Llangefni drama and opera company and as a member and elder of Lôn y Felin [Calvinist Methodist] Church, receiving the Gee medal. He published two volumes of memoirs, Cnoc ar y Drws (Caernarfon, 1968) and Ail Gnoc ar y Drws (Cyngor Gwlad Gwynedd, 1979) and died in 1984.


Scope and content/abstract: Papers relating to the family of T. C. Simpson, 1854-[1973], including letters to Captain John Owen from correspondents including his brothers, Richard and Owen, and friends, 1854-1884; letters from John Owen to Ellen Jane Parry, 1872-1883; letters to the family in Llangefni from relatives in Worcester, Clapham, Australia and America, 1874-[1885]; other miscellaneous letters, mainly to Sydna and Ellen Jane Parry, 1873-1939, and letters and cards congratulating Ellen Jane Parry on singing on the radio programme 'Ein Pentref Ni', 1938; birthday cards and letters to Ellen Jane Parry, [1930s]-1964; family and other photographs, including T. C. Simpson, [1870s]-[1973]; printed material, including hymn books and programmes, 1868-1960; and a Llangefni Eisteddfod medal, 1884.


Language/scripts of material: English, Welsh

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: family letters; miscellaneous letters; letters and postcards of congratulation to E. J. Parry; birthday greetings; pictures; printed works; miscellaneous documents; envelopes; and artefacts.

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: engwel


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: Unknown

Accruals: Accruals are not expected.

Archival history: The donor is the husband of T. C. Simpson's grand-daughter.

Immediate source of acquisition: Private deposit, 1985.



Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following sources were used to compile this description: Archifdy Ynys Môn/Anglesey County Record Office, Papurau T. C. Simpson (T. C. Simpson Papers); Archifdy Ynys Môn/Anglesey County Record Office, Catalog Recordiau Tap/Catalogue of Tape Recordings, Vol. 1.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: July 2003

Hymns, Welsh language
Parry family, | of Llangefni | Correspondence
Photograph collections | Wales | Anglesey

Personal names
Parry family , of Llangefni
Simpson , T. C. (Thomas Charles) , 1894-1984

Corporate names

Llangefni (Wales)

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