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Bangor University
Shankland Additional Papers

Reference code(s): GB 0222 BMSS SHAD

Held at: Bangor University

Title: Shankland Additional Papers

Short Title: Shankland Additional Papers

Creation date(s): 1881-1958

Level of description: fonds

Extent: 32 units

Name of creator(s): Thomas Shankland


Administrative/Biographical history: Thomas Shankland (1858-1927) librarian and historian, was born in Carmarthenshire, educated at Pwll-trap School, St. Clears Grammar School and the University College of North Wales (now the University of Wales, Bangor). He worked as a shoemaker and was a Baptist minister, at Mold, Flintshire (1888-1891) and Rhyl (1891-1904) before becoming Welsh Librarian at the University College of North Wales in 1905. His work involved the reorganisation of the Welsh Library and as well as classifying and arranging material he travelled around the country searching for rare books.
He wrote many articles, was editor of Seren Gomer between 1905 and 1906 and of the Transactions of the Historical Society of the Baptists in Wales from its foundation until 1925. He was also secretary and a prominent figure in the foundation of Cymdeithas Llawysgrifau Bangor in 1907.
In 1917 the University of Wales awarded him the degree of M.A. honoris causa . He became ill in 1927 and died on 20 February of that year.


Scope and content/abstract: Collection of further papers of Thomas Shankland consisting of miscellaneous items including articles, notes, lists relating to library collections, diaries (1881-1902), correspondence and newspaper cuttings.


Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement: Material was received on separate occasions, arranged according to record type and 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: Item level word-processed list is available at the Archives Department of the University of Wales, Bangor. Reference numbers: General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts: 228, 238, 240-263, 20034-25984-25985, 27039, 32882, 35469

Language codes: eng wel


Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:


Related material: Also held at the Archives Department of the University of Wales, Bangor are the Shankland Manuscripts . A collection level description is available on the HE Archives Hub .


Note: Description compiled by Anne Lenaghan, October 2001

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

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

Baptists | Wales, North
Books | Collectors and Collecting | Wales
Librarians, Welsh | Wales

Personal names
Shankland , Thomas , 1858-1927

Corporate names
University College of North Wales, Bangor


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