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Bangor University
Ordnance Survey Preparatory Maps of North Wales

Reference code(s): GB 0222 BMSS OS

Held at: Bangor University

Title: Ordnance Survey Preparatory Maps of North Wales

Short Title: Ordnance Survey Preparatory Maps of North Wales

Creation date(s): 1816-1824

Level of description: fonds

Extent: 46 items.

Name of creator(s): Robert Dawson

CONTEXT

Administrative/Biographical history: Robert Dawson, the creator of these maps, was born in Devon in 1798. It appears that he entered the Royal Military Academy at Woolwich and eventually became Lieutenant Colonel. He died in 1861.
In 1791, a Board of Ordnance began a survey of England's southern coast, by order of the government. This resulted in a third of England and Wales being mapped at the one inch scale. In 1824 it was ordered that a detailed 6 inch to the mile survey be made.

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract: A portfolio of copies of the Ordnance Survey preparatory maps of parts of north Wales created between 1816 and 1824 (Scale : 2 inch to the mile)

ACCESS AND USE

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement: 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: A typescript catalogue is available at the Archives Department of the University of Wales Bangor. Reference number : General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts 34081

Language codes: eng

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

ALLIED MATERIALS

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Note: Description compiled by Elen Wyn Simpson, February 2004.

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
Maps | Wales

Personal names
Dawson , Robert , 1798-1861

Corporate names
Great Britain. | Ordnance Survey | Mapping agency

Places

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