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Owens, Tanymynydd, Llanfair Pwllgwyngyll, papurau (papers)

Reference code(s): GB 0221 WDAAJ

Held at: Anglesey Archives

Title: Papurau Owens, Tanymynydd, Llanfair Pwllgwyngyll

Short Title: Owens, Tanymynydd, Llanfair Pwllgwyngyll, papurau (papers)

Creation date(s): 1859-[1980s]

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.013 cubic metres (65 items)

Name of creator(s): Owens family


Administrative/Biographical history: Hugh Owens (1828-[1886x1889]) and Mary Owens of Tanymynydd, and later Garnedd Wen, Llanfairpwll, Anglesey, had five sons. Dafydd became a quarryman in Bethesda, Caernarfonshire. Hugh (died [c. 1931]) and Richard (Dick) (died 1935) worked at Tanygrisiau, Blaenau Ffestiniog, Merionethshire, before emigrating to Vermont, America, in 1882. Owen, the eldest son, also worked in Tanygrisiau, then emigrated to Australia in 1879, dying in an accident in the Waroonga Gold Mine, near Lawlers, Victoria, in 1907. The youngest son, John Owen (1865-1945), attended Normal College, Bangor, Caernarfonshire, and became a schoolmaster and eventually headmaster in Llanfair Pwllgwyngyll; he also composed poetry. In 1897 he married Lydia, sister of Sir John Morris Jones, and they had four children.


Scope and content/abstract: Papers of the Owens family, 1859-[1980s], including letters of Owen, Hugh and Richard Owens and their families to their parents and brother in Llanfair Pwllgwyngyll, 1878-1935, and typescript copies of letters (1881-1891), with some translations, [1980s]; and letters, photographs and poetry relating to John Owen, 1881-1930.


Language/scripts of material: Welsh, English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: letters from Owen, Hugh and Richard Owens to their parents; letters, photographs and poetical works relating to John Owen; 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 archive, in this case Welsh.

Language codes: weleng


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

Accruals: Accruals are not expected.

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Private deposit, 1987.


Publication note: Parts of the archive have been used for publications in Gwynedd Roots/Gwreiddiau Gwynedd, nos. 8, 10, and Transactions of the Anglesey Antiquarian Society and Field Club, 1986.


Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following source was used to compile this description: Archifdy Ynys Môn/Anglesey County Record Office, Papurau Owens Tanymynydd (Owens Tanymynydd Papers).

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

Date(s) of descriptions: June 2003

Owens family, | of Tanymynydd, Llanfair Pwllgwyngyll | Correspondence
Quarries and quarrying | Wales
Welsh poetry

Personal names
Owen , John , 1865-1945
Owens , Hugh , of Tanymynydd
Owens , Owen , d. 1907 , of Tanymynydd
Owens , Richard H. , d. 1935
Owens family , of Tanymynydd , Llanfair Pwllgwyngyll

Corporate names

Llanfair Pwllgwyngyll (Wales)
Tanygrisiau (Wales)
Vermont ()
Victoria ()

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