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Gwynedd Archives: Caernarfon Record Office
Parry, Martha, Bontnewydd, papers

Reference code(s): GB 0219 XM/3352, XS/1775

Held at: Gwynedd Archives: Caernarfon Record Office

Title: Martha Parry, Bontnewydd, Papers

Short Title: Parry, Martha, Bontnewydd, papers

Creation date(s): 1861-1977

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 273 items

Name of creator(s): Martha Parry, Bontnewydd


Administrative/Biographical history: Alice Parry (fl. 1902-1957) of Bontnewydd, Llanwnda, Caernarfonshire, was educated at Caernarfon County School, the University College of North Wales and Normal College Bangor. She became a teacher at Bontnewydd County School. Her sister was Martha Parry, who lived at Henryd, Bontnewydd. The family attended Siloam Calvinistic Methodist chapel in Bontnewydd.


Scope and content/abstract: Papers of Martha Parry, 1861-1977, including certificates of Alice Parry, 1902-1930; magazines and other items relating to Caernarfon County School, 1908-1911, the University College of North Wales, 1907-1924, and Normal College Bangor, 1914-1934; papers relating to Siloam Calvinistic Methodist chapel, Bontnewydd, 1902-1976, including annual reports, 1906-1976, service sheets, 1923-1963, and programmes for various societies, 1902-1963; papers relating to other chapels in the Caernarfon area, 1910-1977, including annual reports, 1931-1975, and service sheets, 1937-1955; Bontnewydd Women's Institute programmes, 1951-1962; Bontnewydd orphanage annual reports, 1910-1977; items relating to various National Eisteddfodau, 1921-1962; miscellaneous booklets, programmes and other ephemera collected by the Parry family, 1861-1965; and photographs and postcards relating to Caernarfonshire, [20th century].


Language/scripts of material: Welsh, English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: certificates; education; Siloam (MC) Bontnewydd; other chapels; miscellaneous; photographs.

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. The fonds conatins earlier material collected by Martha Parry pre-dating her birth.

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, Papurau Miss Martha Parry, Henryd, Bontnewydd/Papers of Miss Martha Parry, Henryd, Bontnewydd, catalogue.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: September 2004

Calvinistic Methodists | Wales | Gwynedd
Charities | Wales | Gwynedd
Printed ephemera | Wales | Gwynedd
Religious institutions | Wales | Gwynedd
Student newspapers and periodicals | Wales | Bangor
Teachers | Wales | Gwynedd
Women | Wales | Gwynedd | Societies and clubs
Women's institutes | Wales | Gwynedd

Personal names
Parry , Alice , alive 1902-1957
Parry , Martha , [alive 1946]

Corporate names
Siloam (M. C.) (Chapel : Bontnewydd, Gwynedd, Wales)

Bontnewydd (Gwynedd, Wales)
Caernarvonshire (Wales)
Llanwnda (Gwynedd, Wales)

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