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Anglesey Archives
Barnes, Frank. A., Geographer, Nottingham, papers

Reference code(s): GB 0221 WM21

Held at: Anglesey Archives

Title: Research Papers of Frank A. Barnes, University of Nottingham

Short Title: Barnes, Frank. A., Geographer, Nottingham, papers

Creation date(s): 1800-2003

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.104 cubic metres (7 boxes)

Name of creator(s): Frank A. Barnes


Administrative/Biographical history: Frank Arnold Barnes was born in 1920. He served as a meteorological officer with the R.A.F. in Anglesey during the Second World War. He developed a deep interest in the geography of Anglesey. This became the main focus of his research during his years on the staff of the geography department at Nottingham University from 1947 until his retirement in 1985. He died in 2003. His papers are mostly based on Anglesey and Arfon (which Barnes himself refers to as Monarfon).


Scope and content/abstract: Monarfon files: structure, geography, & physiography, [c.1970]; Articles: Estate development & agrarian landscape, 1540-1780, Weather & Climate, [c.1970]; land tenure, settlement & landscape changes; ordnance survey maps, 1953-1970; land utilization surveys [c.1933] & 1946; maps and plans of Parys mountain, [c.1970]; plan of Bryndu ddu, Llanfechell, 1800; notes on Carreglwyd; Research notes and copies from Estate collections in Bangor University Archives; Correspondence; list of publications by F. A. Barnes.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged according to type

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Normal Record Office conditions apply. Acknowledgement to Frank A. Barnes must be made if use is made of any of this material.

Finding aids: Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Archifdy Ynys Môn/Anglesey County 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 retained

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Private deposit



Archivist's note: Compiled by Gaynor Elizabeth Nice for Archifdy Ynys Môn/Anglesey Record Office. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: Archifdy Ynys Môn/Anglesey Record Office, Catalogue WM21 Research papers of Frank A. Barnes.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: February 2008

Geography | Research
Geography | Wales | Anglesey

Personal names
Barnes , Frank Arnold , 1920-2003

Corporate names

Anglesey (Wales)
Caernarvonshire (Wales)
Llanfaethlu (Wales)
Llanfechell (Wales)
Parys Mountain (Wales)

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