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Bangor University
Papers of Robert Thomas of Abercegin

Reference code(s): GB 0222 BMSS RT

Held at: Bangor University

Title: Papers of Robert Thomas of Abercegin

Short Title: Papers of Robert Thomas of Abercegin

Creation date(s): 1793 - 1841

Level of description: fonds

Extent: 34 items

Name of creator(s): Papers of Robert Thomas of Abercegin, Bangor, fl 1793 - 1841.

CONTEXT

Administrative/Biographical history: Robert Thomas of Abercegin, timber merchant by trade, was also a tenant on the estate of Lord Penrhyn, Bangor, Caernarfonshire. He was a prominent member of the flourishing literary circle in North Wales at the end of the 18th century and the beginning of the 19th century. He was a friend and patron of the poets and writers of the period.
He married a cousin of his, Susannah Davies of Cefn Rug, Corwen, Merionethshire and had at least one daughter, Anne Thomas.

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract: The collection includes family correspondence, 1796 - 1841 and literary correspondence, 1810 - 1832. Amongst the writers are the poets, David Thomas, Dafydd Ddu Eryri ; Roberts Davies, Gutyn Peris and Robert Davies, Bardd Nantglyn . Numerous correspondents thank Robert Thomas for his friendship and patronage and some letters have poems enclosed.
There is a volume of Welsh poetry, ca 1805 - 1836, containing works by the poets aforementioned and others such as Gwilym Caledfryn; Idris Mon; David Jones, Brydydd Hir . The volume also includes a poem by Anne Thomas, daughter of Robert Thomas.
Amongst the miscellaneous items there is Robert Thomas' will and a list of the tenants in Abercegin, Bangor, 1793 - 1828.

ACCESS AND USE

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement: Arranged according to record type and then chronologically. The papers are incorporated into the General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts.

Conditions governing access: Open to all users

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright conditions apply. Reprographics are made at the discretion of the Archivist.

Finding aids: An item level catalogue is available at the Department of Manuscripts of the University of Wales Bangor. Reference numbers : General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts 8594 - 8627 .

Language codes: wel eng

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Transferred to the Department by the great grandchildren of Robert Thomas, Mrs Hughes of Moelfre, Anglesey and Miss E.S. Jones, Bryn Mona, Ffriddoedd, Bangor in January 1950.

ALLIED MATERIALS

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Note: Description compiled by Elen Wyn Hughes, August 2001.

Rules or conventions: Created following ISAD(G) and Archives Hub Data Creation Guidelines

Date(s) of descriptions: Prior to 16-11-2004


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
Art patronage | Wales | 19th century
Thomas, Robert, | Correspondence
Welsh poetry | 19th century

Personal names
Thomas , Robert , of Abercegin (Bangor , Wales)

Corporate names

Places
Bangor (Wales)

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