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Bangor University
Clarke Family Papers

Reference code(s): GB 0222 BMSS DC

Held at: Bangor University

Title: Clarke Family Papers

Short Title: Clarke Family Papers

Creation date(s): 19th - 20th century

Level of description: fonds

Extent: 11 items

Name of creator(s): Clarke family


Administrative/Biographical history: The Clarke family of Bangor, north Wales, included Amilius Clarke of High Street, Bangor, who ran a photography business in the town. He had a brother called Eugene who was a dentist at Bangor and a sister Therese who married a man called Jones and lived at Deganwy. Amilius Clarke's son, also Amilius, set up a photography business in Bethesda, but moved back to Bangor after his father's death, c. 1905. Another son of Amilius Clarke senior, John Duval Clarke, who was a private in the Royal Marine Light infantry, was killed in action during the First World War near the Dardanelles on June 7, 1915. Amilius Clarke junior, who died in 1932, was the grandfather of Diana Clarke, who is the conservator and archives assistant at the Archives Department of the University of Wales, Bangor.


Scope and content/abstract: Comprises: Decorative leather bound album containing photographs of the Clarke family and others, and of buildings in the Bangor area, including Penrhyn castle, Bangor pier, taken by Amilius Clarke senior and junior, c. 19th century Commission of Eugene Clarke as a 2nd Lieutenant in the 1st Cheshire and Caernarfonshire Volunteer Artillery, 1896 Certificate of proficiency of Lieutenant Eugene Clarke in infantry and artillery drill, 1897 Letter from Porter Amphlett and Jones, Solicitors of Conwy to Dr Eugene Clarke of Bangor, relating to compensation to be paid by the Lichfield Brewery Company for any defect caused to Dove Cottage through rebuilding of Castle View Inn, 1904 Account of J. Evans Jones, Solicitor, Bangor for legal work transacted on behalf of Amilius Clarke of Bangor, 1915 Letters of administration granted by G. Herbert Reid, District Registrar of the probate division of the High Court to Amilius Clarke relating to his son John Duval Clarke, killed in action in the First World War, 1915 Counterpart leases of Carlton House, and Column View, Holyhead Road, Bangor Account and bill of costs submitted by Porter and Co., Solicitors, Conwy relating to the estate of Amilius Clarke, deceased, and account relating to estate of Mrs Therese Clarke Jones, late of Dovercliffe, Deganwy, 1932


Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement: Material is arranged in chronological order 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: 32789-32799

Language codes: eng


Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Material was deposited at the Archives Department by Diana Clarke of Llanfair Pwllgwyngyll, Anglesey.



Note: Description compiled by Anne Lenaghan, March 2002.

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

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

Legal documents | Wales | Bangor
Photograph albums | Wales | Bangor
Photographers | Wales | Bangor
Photographers | Wales | Bethesda (Gwynedd)
Soldiers | Correspondence

Personal names
Clarke , Amilius , d. 1932
Clarke , Amilius , d. ca. 1905
Clarke , Eugene , [alive 1904]
Clarke , John Duval , d. 1915

Corporate names
Bangor Pier (Firm)
Clarke's Photographers

Bangor (Wales)
Bethesda (Gwynedd, Wales)
Penrhyn Castle (Gwynedd, Wales)

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