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Anglesey Archives
Royal National Lifeboat Institution (Anglesey), archive

Reference code(s): GB 0221 WDA

Held at: Anglesey Archives

Title: Royal National Lifeboat Institution (Anglesey) Archive

Short Title: Royal National Lifeboat Institution (Anglesey), archive

Creation date(s): 1830-1878

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.013 cubic metres

Name of creator(s): Royal National Lifeboat Institution (Anglesey), formerly the National Institution for the Preservation of Life from Shipwreck; Anglesey Lifesaving Association

CONTEXT

Administrative/Biographical history: The Royal National Lifeboat Institution is a charity devoted to the protection of life at sea formed in 1824 as the National Institution for the Preservation of Life from Shipwreck. It took its present title in 1851. In Anglesey, the RNLI inherited the work of the Anglesey Lifesaving Association, which had been founded in 1828 by Rev. James Williams of Llanfair-yn-Nghornwy, Anglesey, and a number of lifeboat stations were established on the island, inclduing Penmon, Beaumaris, Moelfre, Llanddwyn (Niwbwrch), Bull Bay (Amlwch), and Holyhead.

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract: Records, 1830-1878, of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution in Anglesey, comprising letters, financial records, accounts of assistance given to ships, and other material relating to lifeboats.

ACCESS AND USE

Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: letters; financial (bills and receipts; miscellaneous); accounts of assistance given to ships, and associated documents; 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, the National Library of Wales 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

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: Unknown

Accruals: Accruals are possible

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by the Royal National Lifeboat Institution in 1979.

ALLIED MATERIALS

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds.

Archivist's note: Compiled by David Moore for the ANW project. The following sources were consulted in the compilation of this description: Archifdy Ynys Môn/Anglesey County Record Office, Catalogue, Papers of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution; Cameron, Ian, Riders of the storm: the story of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (London, 2002).

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

Date(s) of descriptions: July 2003


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
Lifeboats | Wales | Anglesey
Royal National Lifeboat Institution | Wales | Anglesey | Records and correspondence

Personal names
Williams , James , minister and lifeboat campaigner of Llanfair-yng-Nhornwy

Corporate names
Anglesey Lifesaving Association
Royal National Lifeboat Institution | Anglesey (Wales) area

Places
Amlwch (Wales)
Anglesey (Wales)
Beaumaris (Wales)
Holyhead (Wales)
Moelfre (Anglesey, Wales)
Niwbwrch (Wales)

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