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Bangor University
Scorpion Manuscripts

Reference code(s): GB 0222 BMSS SCOR

Held at: Bangor University

Title: Scorpion Manuscripts

Short Title: Scorpion Manuscripts

Creation date(s): 1830s - 1890s

Level of description: fonds

Extent: 14 items

Name of creator(s): Thomas Roberts, also known as Scorpion.


Administrative/Biographical history: Thomas Roberts was also known by his pseudonym, Scorpion. He was born in 1816 in Denbigh and attended the school of Michael Jones in Llanuwchllyn before becoming a student at Brecon Memorial College.
As a congregational minister, he served at Llanuwchllyn, Merioneth and later moved to Newmarket, Flintshire in 1856 and then Llanrwst, Denbighshire in 1858. He was one of the great writers of his day, contributing articles to Y Dysgedydd and Yr Haul . He died in 1887.


Scope and content/abstract: Miscellaneous manuscripts consisting of :
Letters, written to and from Scorpion. They include a variety of correspondents. Also, some letters relating to Scorpion written to W. R. Owen.
Notes on lectures held at Brecon Memorial College on such subjects as Mental Philosophy, Physical Science, Biblical Criticism and Theology, 1843-1846, as well as other material relating to Scorpion's time at the College.
Miscellaneous notebooks containing information on Caledfryn, the beginnings of a biography (not in Scorpion's hand), notes on sermons, a script by Scorpion on the effect of the Welsh press on the nation.
Also, an account book of Llanrwst Congregational Chapel, 1852-1860, with detailed lists of collections and payments made to preachers.


Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement: Items 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 numbers : General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts 987 - 1000

Language codes: wel eng


Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Items 987 - 988 and 1000 were presented by the widow of Mr W. R. Owen of Deganwy in 1932. Items 989 - 999 were presented by Miss Roberts of Llanrwst in 1906.



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

Church records and registers | Wales | Llanrwst

Personal names
Caledfryn , 1801-1869
Owen , W. R. , of Deganwy
Roberts , T. (Thomas) , 1816-1887

Corporate names
Llanrwst Congregational Church (Llanrwst, Wales)


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