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Gwynedd Archives: Meirionnydd Record Office
Lloyd, O. M., casgliad (collection)

Reference code(s): GB 0220 Z/DBW

Held at: Gwynedd Archives: Meirionnydd Record Office

Title: Casgliad O. M. Lloyd

Short Title: Lloyd, O. M., casgliad (collection)

Creation date(s): 1875-1978

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 532 items

Name of creator(s): Rev. O. M. Lloyd


Administrative/Biographical history: The Rev. Owen Morgan Lloyd (1910-1980) was a Congregational minister. He was born in Blaenau Ffestiniog, Merionethshire, attended the University College of North Wales, Bangor, and graduated from Coleg Bala-Bangor in 1934. He was ordained minister of Soar Congregational Church, Nefyn, Caernarfonshire, in 1937, then became minister of Tabernacl and Islaw'rdref Independent Churches, Dolgellau, Merionethshire, in 1955. Lloyd wrote poetry, collected posthumously in Barddoniaeth O. M. Lloyd (Bow Street, 1981), and wrote a weekly column, 'O Gader Idris', in Y Dydd from 1956 to 1979. Lloyd collected ephemera relating to eisteddfodau and chapels of various denominations as well as some manuscript material. He was married to Gwyneth and had three children, Gwyn, Rhys and Nest. He died on 1 February 1980. The Rev. Tom Phillips, to whom some papers relate, was Calvinistic Methodist minister in Dolgellau until 1973.


Scope and content/abstract: Papers of O. M. Lloyd, 1875-1978, including official programmes, competition subject lists, handbooks, reports and other papers relating to the National Eisteddfod, 1925-1978, the Urdd National Eisteddfod, 1936-1977, and other eisteddfodau, 1938-1978; programmes, hymn anthologies, and other printed material, for Cymanfaoedd Canu and other meetings, 1919-1978; handbooks and annual reports for various Churches and chapels, mainly in north Wales, 1923-1977; programmes for ordination meetings, 1930-1978; service sheets for weddings, 1930-1978, and funerals, 1944-1978, mainly in the Dolgellau area; diaries relating to Dolgellau, 1875-1890; notebooks of R. E. Edwards concerning Dafydd ap Gwilym and other poets, [1920s]-[1930s]; notes of the Rev. Tom Phillips on religious matters, [1930s]-[1950s].


Language/scripts of material: Welsh

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: National Eisteddfod; Urdd National Eisteddfod; other eisteddfodau; Cymanfaoedd Canu and miscellaneous meetings; Church handbooks and annual reports; installation meeting programmes; wedding services; funeral services; miscellaneous; and additional.

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply

Finding aids: Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Meirionnydd Archives 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:



Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds. The collection contains some earlier material pre-dating the birth of O. M. Lloyd.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Meirionnydd Archives, Casgliad O. M. Lloyd Collection, catalogue; NLW, GEO:web database, viewed 20 October 2004; Lloyd, Owen Morgan, Barddoniaeth O.M. Lloyd (Bow Street, 1981).

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

Date(s) of descriptions: October 2004

Eisteddfodau | Wales
Funeral service | Wales | Gwynedd
Marriage service | Wales | Gwynedd
Printed ephemera | Wales
Printed ephemera | Wales | Gwynedd
Religious institutions | Wales, North | Archives
Worship programmes | Wales | Gwynedd

Personal names
Lloyd , O. M. (Owen Morgan) , 1910-1980

Corporate names
Capel y Tabernacl (Dolgellau, Wales)
Eisteddfod Genedlaethol Cymru
Eisteddfod Genedlaethol Urdd Gobaith Cymru

Dolgellau (Wales)

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