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Gwynedd Archives: Meirionnydd Record Office
Briscoe Rowlands, teulu, casgliad (collection)

Reference code(s): GB 0220 Z/DDM

Held at: Gwynedd Archives: Meirionnydd Record Office

Title: Casgliad Teulu Briscoe Rowlands

Short Title: Briscoe Rowlands, teulu, casgliad (collection)

Creation date(s): 1879-1979

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 285 items

Name of creator(s): Briscoe Rowlands family


Administrative/Biographical history: Howell Rowlands of Pandy Glasdir, Llanfachreth, Merionethshire, married Maria Roberts (d [c. 1938]) in 1883. They had several children including Hugh, William, Ellen Jane and Howel Briscoe Rowlands. Hugh (b. 1890) emigrated to Patagonia, Argentina. Ellen Jane (Lel) Rowlands married Arthur Falconer and had two sons. Briscoe Rowlands (b. 1892) was a Private in the Royal Welch Fusiliers during the First World War. He married Margaret Gwen (Maggie) Rowlands (fl. 1923-1975) and had two children, Mary Gwyneth Rowlands (b. [1923]) and Howell Briscoe Rowlands (b. [1925]). The family lived at Y Felin, Llanfachreth, later moving to Llys Cadwen, Dolgellau.


Scope and content/abstract: Papers of the Briscoe Rowlands family, 1879-1979, including letters, 1934-1972, from Patagonia and elsewhere; diaries of Maggie G. Rowlands, 1933-1975; newspapers, magazines and cuttings, 1919-1979, including Llanfachreth obituaries; ephemera and other material relating to religion, 1898-1976; remembrance cards and verses, 1884-1974; Welsh poetry, 1879-1943; bills and receipts, 1915-1956; ephemera, 1881-1915; notebooks, 1901-1967; membership cards, 1910-1947; various certificates, 1918-1952; and photographs and postcards, 1879-1962, relating to the Briscoe Rowlands family, Dolgellau, Llanfachreth and Patagonia.


Language/scripts of material: Welsh, English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: letters; diaries; photographs; nespapers, cuttings and magazines; religion; remembrance cards and verses; literature; bills and receipts; miscellaneous; photographs and postcards; memorial cards and poems; and miscellaneous.

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 Caernarfon Record Office.


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

Archivist's note: Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: Meirionnydd Archives, Casgliad Teulu Briscoe Rowlands, rhestr (catalogue).

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

Date(s) of descriptions: October 2004

Briscoe Rowlands family | Archives
Family archives | Wales | Gwynedd
Gwynedd (Wales) | Photographs
Obituaries | Wales | Gwynedd
Patagonia (Argentina and Chile)
Printed ephemera | Wales | Gwynedd

Personal names
Briscoe Rowlands family , of Llanfachreth
Rowlands family , of Llanfachreth

Corporate names

Dolgellau (Wales)
Llanfachreth (Wales)
Patagonia (Argentina and Chile)

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