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Bangor University
Papers of the Davies family, Menai Bridge

Reference code(s): GB 0222 BMSS DAVF

Held at: Bangor University

Title: Papers of the Davies family, Menai Bridge

Short Title: Papers of the Davies family, Menai Bridge

Creation date(s): 1811-1937

Level of description: fonds

Extent: 59 items

Name of creator(s): Cadwaladr Davies and Jane Davies, Menai Bridge


Administrative/Biographical history: Cadwaladr Davies of Menai Bridge, Anglesey was for many years a prominent figure in the Urban District Council, in Friendly Society circles, and a committed book collector who built up a substantial private library. He died in 1916.
His daughter Jane Davies, graduated from the University College of North Wales in 1901 with a BA and later MA to take up a career in teaching at the Towyn and Ffestiniog County schools. After her retirement from teaching in 1912 she was for some time a member of the Menai Bridge Council, being returned at the top of the poll in 1925. She died in February 1943.


Scope and content/abstract: This collection consists of documents relating to the Anglesey parish of Llandysilio, which incorporates Menai Bridge, including material relating to the Menai Suspension Bridge, the pier, waterworks, ferries, roads, allotments, woods and forests, the Enclosure Act for Llandysilio (1814), the Urban District Council, local politics and election results (1884, 1887, 1893, 1894). Items include map, plans, photographs, correspondence, newspaper articles, reports and other printed documents.
Also includes the diary of Jane Davies (1912-1916) with references to contemporary and personal news.


Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement: Material is incorporated into the General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts ; there is no particular system of arrangement.

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: 4905-4908

Language codes: eng wel


Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:



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

Bridges | Wales | Anglesey
Diaries | Wales
Inclosures | Wales | Anglesey
Local elections | Wales | Anglesey
Local government | Wales | Anglesey
Roads | Wales | Anglesey | Designs and plans
Teachers | Wales | Anglesey

Personal names
Davies , Cadwaladr
Davies , Jane , d. 1943

Corporate names
Menai Bridge (Wales) | Urban District Council

Llandysilio (Anglesey, Wales)
Menai Bridge (Wales)

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