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Gwynedd Archives: Meirionnydd Record Office
Thomas, T. Wynne, archives

Reference code(s): GB 0220 Z/M/604; 592

Held at: Gwynedd Archives: Meirionnydd Record Office

Title: T. Wynne Thomas of Aberdovey Archives

Short Title: Thomas, T. Wynne, archives

Creation date(s): 1882-1946

Level of description: Fonds

Extent:

Name of creator(s): Thomas, T. Wynne

CONTEXT

Administrative/Biographical history: T. Wynne Thomas, of Aberdovey (Aberdyfi), Merionethsire, was a Councillor. He was interested in the history of Aberdovey, wrote several articles about it. The Cambrian Railways Act of 25th July 1864 had created the Cambrian Railways (CR) Company from four constituent companies. They were the Oswestry & Newtown Railway (O&N), The Llanidloes & Newtown Railway (L&N), Newtown & Machynlleth Railway (N&M) and Oswestry Ellesmere & Whitchurch Railway (OE&W) became the Cambrian Railways. The Aberystwyth & Welsh Coast Railway (A&WC) was brought in 1865, but the Mid-Wales remained outside. The Coast Railway line was opened for traffic from Aberystwyth to Machynlleth and from Aberdovey to Llwyngwril. The line from Aberdovey Station to Llwyngwril was connected to the port of Aberdovey by the Harbour branch in 1863. Aberdovey was already a maritime port when the railways arrived.

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract: Papers collected by T. Wynne Thomas realting to Aberdyfi, comprising Cambrian Railways-Port Aberdovey account books, 1882-1888; newspaper cuttings on shipping at Aberdovey and the Second World War, 1882-1944; manuscripts, 1925-1926; printed booklet, 1946; and photograph of the Aberdovey Lifeboat, [undated].

ACCESS AND USE

Language/scripts of material: English, Welsh

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: account books; newspaper cuttings; manuscripts; printed booklet; and photograph.

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.

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

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:

ALLIED MATERIALS

Related material: Further papers are Merionethshire Archioves, Z/M/585.

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Note: Title from content 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), T. Wynne Thomas of Aberdovey Archives; Green, C. C. The Coast Lines of the Cambrian Railways: Vol. 2(Didcot, 1996).

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

Date(s) of descriptions: November 2004.


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
Aberdovey Port (Aberdyfi, Wales) | Archives
Aberdyfi (Wales) | History
Cambrian Railways | Archives
Thomas, T. Wynne | Archives

Personal names
Thomas , T. Wynne

Corporate names
Aberdovey Port (Aberdyfi, Wales)
Cambrian Railways

Places
Aberdyfi (Wales)

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