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Bangor University
Reverend Robert Owen Commonplace Books

Reference code(s): GB 0222 BMSS RRO

Held at: Bangor University

Title: Reverend Robert Owen Commonplace Books

Short Title: Reverend Robert Owen Commonplace Books

Creation date(s): 1844 - 1854

Level of description: fonds

Extent: 3 items

Name of creator(s): Reverend Robert Owen


Administrative/Biographical history: Reverend Robert Owen (1820 - 1902), Anglo Catholic cleric and author, was the third son of David Owen of Dolgellau, north Wales. He commenced his studies in divinity at Jesus College, Oxford in 1838 and graduated in 1842. He was Fellow from 1845-64, held various college offices including examiner in law and history. Bishop Bethell of Bangor ordained him in 1843. His published works include An Apology for the High Church Movement on Liberal Principles (1851), A Pilgrimage to Rome (1863) and The Kymry, their Origin, History and International Relations (1891). He lived for many years at Vron-y-graig, Barmouth where he died in 1902.


Scope and content/abstract: Comprises three commonplace books containing extracts from material read by Reverend Robert Owen, covering the years 1844 - 1847, 1853 - 1854 and 1854.


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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, University of Wales, Bangor. Reference numbers: General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts: 72 - 74

Language codes: eng


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Note: Description compiled by Anne Lenaghan, June 2002.

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

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

Commonplace books | 19th century
Religion | Study and teaching | 19th century

Personal names
Owen , Robert , 1820-1902

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