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Gwynedd Archives: Meirionnydd Record Office
Llanaber papers

Reference code(s): GB 0220 Z/M/306

Held at: Gwynedd Archives: Meirionnydd Record Office

Title: Llanaber Papers

Short Title: Llanaber papers

Creation date(s): 1724-1875

Level of description: Fonds


Name of creator(s): William Morris, of Barmouth


Administrative/Biographical history: William Morris (fl. 1963), of Barmouth, Merionethshire, accumulated a group of papers relating to the parish of Llanaber, Merionethshire, and the Rev. E. Vaughan Humphreys, a Nonconformist minister at Caersalem chapel, Barmouth.


Scope and content/abstract: Papers collected by William Morrios of Barmouth, [16th century]-1875, comprising Rev. E. Vaughan Humphreys of Caersalem, Barmouth, account books and sermons, 1840-1875; photostat copies of list of churchwardens, 1724-1790, [20th century]; marriage register, [1750s]-1837; Capel Soar Calvinistic Methodist Chapel, Llanelltyd, account books, 1839-1845; Plas Canol notes and pedigree, [16/17th century]; and notes on Coelbren y Beirdd (Alphabet of the Bards), 1840.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged by type and date.

Conditions governing access: No restrictions.

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright laws apply.

Finding aids: Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Meirionnydd Archives, the National Register of Archives and the National Library of Wales. The catalogue is available online.


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records deposited at Meirionnydd Archives 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 Seri Crawley for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Meirionnydd Archives, Miscellaneous Collection (Dolgellau), Llanaber Papers; Ancestry web page (

Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) Second Edition; AACR2 and LCSH.

Date(s) of descriptions: October 2004

Caersalem (Church : Barmouth, Wales) | Archives
Calvinistic Methodists | Wales | Gwynedd
Capel Soar (Llanelltyd, Wales) | Archives
Church records and registers | Wales | Llanaber
Humphreys, E. Vaughan, | fl. 1840-1875 | Archives
Religious institutions | Wales | Barmouth
Sermons | Wales | Llanaber

Personal names
Humphreys , E. Vaughan , fl. 1840-1875
Morris , William , of Barmouth

Corporate names
Caersalem (Church : Barmouth, Wales)
Capel Soar (Llanelltyd, Wales)

Barmouth (Wales)
Llanaber (Wales)
Llanelltyd (Wales)

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