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Gwynedd Archives: Caernarfon Record Office
Hughes, Michael R., llythyrau (letters)

Reference code(s): GB 0219 XM/5867

Held at: Gwynedd Archives: Caernarfon Record Office

Title: Llythyrau Michael R. Hughes

Short Title: Hughes, Michael R., llythyrau (letters)

Creation date(s): 1925-1929

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 12 items

Name of creator(s): Michael R. Hughes


Administrative/Biographical history: Michael R. Hughes was born in Ty Hwnt i'r Mynydd, Clynnog, Caernarfonshire. He was educated at Ynys yr Arch school, Bwlch Derwin, and was a member of Brynengan chapel. He was apprenticed as a carpenter in Llanllyfni, Caernarfonshire. By 1925, he had emigrated to Seattle, Washington. He won first prize at the Liverpool National Eisteddfod in 1929 for his story on the subject of 'Life in the United States or Canada'. While in Seattle he corresponded with his second cousin, William R. Williams of Llanllyfni, Caernarfonshire.


Scope and content/abstract: Letters, 1925-1929, from Michael R. Hughes to William R. Williams, containing reminiscences of life in Caernarfonshire and news from Seattle, Washington.


Language/scripts of material: Welsh

System of arrangement: Arranged chronologically

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply

Finding aids: Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Caernarfon Record Office and the National Library of Wales.


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

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: No information found



Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: Caernarfon Record Office, Llythyrau Michael R. Hughes (Letters of Michael R. Hughes), catalogue.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: August 2004

Gwynedd (Wales) | Anecdotes
Gwynedd (Wales) | Biography | Anecdotes
Hughes, Michael R., | of Seattle, Washington | Correspondence
Welsh letters | Washington | Seattle

Personal names
Hughes , Michael R. , of Seattle
Williams , William R. , of Llanllyfni

Corporate names

Caernarvonshire (Wales)
Seattle (Washington)

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