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Bangor University
Gasquoine Manuscripts

Reference code(s): GB 0222 GASQ

Held at: Bangor University

Title: Gasquoine Manuscripts

Short Title: Gasquoine Manuscripts

Creation date(s): 1866-1910

Level of description: fonds

Extent: 0.25 linear metres

Name of creator(s):


Administrative/Biographical history: The Rev. Thomas Gasquoine, BA, was an able, devout and highly respected Congregational minister, who after holding pastorates at Bradford, Oswestry, Northampton and Bedford, came to live in Bangor in 1900. His seventeen years pastorate at Oswestry (1864-1881) and his own penchant for inquiry, had made him intimate with the work of James Owen, one of the most constructive minds in the Annals of British Puritanism. This accounts for the very satisfactory estimate of James Owen, the old Oswestry minister in Gasquoine's John Penry and other Heroes published in 1909. Though nearly seventy years of age when he came to Bangor, he threw himself with great zest into the many-sided activities of the city. He involved himself in preaching, publishing, lecturing, supervising the English Congregational Church and was secretary of the Bangor Civic Society and honorary librarian of the Bangor Independent College. He was also a member of the Bangor Free Church Council. Thomas Gasquoine was one of the staunchest of Nonconformists, and delighted in recounting the tenacity of Puritan ministers in the dark days of persecution.


Scope and content/abstract: A collection of 44 items, which include several volumes of sermon notes, commonplace books; minute book of the Bangor Civic Society, 1902-1904; evidences of Mr Gasquoine's activities as a pastor, mainly at Oswestry; and transcripts of House of Lords and Bodleian MSS relating to the sufferings of Anglican clergy during the Puritan interregnum.


Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement: Chronologically mainly.

Conditions governing access: Open to all users

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

Finding aids: Catalogue at item level

Language codes: english


Accruals: None expected

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Unknown


Publication note: A lecture will be delivered on ... the 25th January, 1901, at the Queen's head Cafe, Bangor ... by the Rev. T. Gasquoine, on Shakespeare's 'Timon' , (Bangor, Wales: Menai Society of Natural Science and Literature, 1901). Access Points


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

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

Congregationalists | Wales | Bangor
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