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Bangor University
J. R. Gabriel Papers

Reference code(s): GB 0222 BMSS JRG

Held at: Bangor University

Title: J. R. Gabriel Papers

Short Title: J. R. Gabriel Papers

Creation date(s): ca. 1912-1961

Level of description: fonds

Extent: 5 boxes

Name of creator(s): J.R. Gabriel


Administrative/Biographical history: J.R. Gabriel lectured in history at Normal College, [Coleg Normal] in Bangor, Gwynedd and at Caerleon teacher training college in Monmouthshire, both of which are now part of the University of Wales. His papers indicate that he was at Bangor from 1912-1916, that he married in 1917 and took up a position at Caerleon from ca. 1917-1961. His successor at Normal College was Sir Frederick Rees, who was later Principal of University College Cardiff. J.R. Gabriel corresponded regularly with Sir Frederick, discussing, in his letters, personal and college matters, and in particular their shared research interest in aspects of the Civil War period in Wales.


Scope and content/abstract: This collection consists of files and notebooks of handwritten research material on various topics of Welsh history including: Wales during the Civil War period; the Glyndwr Rebellion; the dioceses of Bangor, St Asaph and St David; Monasticism in Wales; Education in Wales; Roman Catholics in Wales; the Lordship of Chepstow, and the later Stuart monarchs, William, Mary and Anne. There is also material relating to pedigrees of families in Monmouthshire, Carmarthenshire, Brecknockshire, Cardiganshire and Glamorgan.
Also includes a file of letters from J.R. Gabriel to Sir Frederick Rees, dated 1912-1961, many of them relating to the Civil War.


Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement: Letters are arranged in chronological order; research notebooks are not arranged in any particular order. All material has been 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: 23046-23074


Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:


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


Note: Description compiled by Anne Lenaghan, December 2001.

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

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

Carmarthenshire (Wales) | Genealogy
Catholic Church | Wales | Wrexham
Ceredigion (Wales) | Genealogy
College teachers | Wales | Bangor
College teachers | Wales | Monmouthshire
Education | Wales
Glamorgan (Wales) | Genealogy
Monmouthshire (Wales) | Genealogy
Powys (Wales) | Genealogy
Wales | History | 1536-1700
Wales | History | 15th century
Wales | History | 16th century

Personal names
Gabriel , J. R. (Jacob Rhys) , d. 1962
Glendower , Owen , ca. 1354-1416
Rees , J. F. (James Frederick) , 1883-1967

Corporate names
Bangor Normal College
Caerleon College of Education

Breconshire (Wales)
Carmarthenshire (Wales)
Chepstow (Wales)
Monmouthshire (Wales)

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