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Bangor University
Bob Owen's Llanfihangel-y-traethau Sources

Reference code(s): GB 0222 BMSS LLYT

Held at: Bangor University

Title: Bob Owen's Llanfihangel-y-traethau Sources

Short Title: Bob Owen's Llanfihangel-y-traethau Sources

Creation date(s): c. 1930's

Level of description: fonds

Extent: 1 item

Name of creator(s): Bob Owen, Croesor.


Administrative/Biographical history: Robert Owen, O.B.E., M.A., better known as Bob Owen Croesor was an antiquary and book-collector from Llanfrothen, Merionethshire. Born in 1885, he was employed as a farm labourer and later as a clerk at the Parc and Croesor Slate Quarry. He became a lecturer with the Workers Educational Association and was also a popular radio broadcaster.
His interests lay in local history and Welsh genealogy. He collected manuscripts as well as books, and transcribed parish records. Although an advocate of the study of local history, his own topics of research were far reaching. He was an authority on the history of the Welsh in America in particular.


Scope and content/abstract: Material collected by Bob Owen in preparation to writing a history of Llanfihangel-y-traethau, Merioneth. Amongst the sources used by him are Parochialia by Edward Lhuyd, vestry books, Welsh Piety by Griffith Jones and wills held at the probate office in Bangor in the 1930's.


Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement: 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: An item level typescript catalogue is available at the Archives Department of the University of Wales Bangor. Reference number : General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts 2143

Language codes: eng wel


Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:


Related material: For further Bob Owen, Croesor material, consult Additional Bob Owen Transcripts and Bob Owen, Croesor Papers . Collection level descriptions are available on the Archives Hub .


Note: Description compiled by Elen Wyn Hughes, June 2002.

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

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

Llanfihangel-y-traethau (Wales) | History | Sources
Local history materials | Wales | Llanfihangel-y-traethau

Personal names
Owen , Bob , 1885-1962

Corporate names

Llanfihangel-y-traethau (Wales)

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