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Bangor University
Dr Owen Davies Manuscript Collection

Reference code(s): GB 0222 BMSS DROD

Held at: Bangor University

Title: Dr Owen Davies Manuscript Collection

Short Title: Dr Owen Davies Manuscript Collection

Creation date(s): 1792 - 1891

Level of description: fonds

Extent: 15 items

Name of creator(s): Dr Owen Davies.


Administrative/Biographical history: Owen Davies was born in Pwllheli, Caernarfonshire in 1840 and studied at Llangollen Baptist College. He was ordained in 1865 and was minister at Llangollen and later Caernarfon, where he stayed until his retirement in 1905. He died in 1929.
He was editor of Y Greal, the Welsh monthly Baptist Magazine, and possessed one of the finest private libraries in Wales.


Scope and content/abstract: Manuscripts collected by Gwilym Cowlyd, mainly consisting of material relating to Ieuan Glan Geirionydd: Includes account book of the father of Ieuan Glan Geirionydd, 1813-1817; the poetical works of Ieuan Glan Geirionydd, Gwilym Cowlyd and Dafydd Jones of Trefriw (Dewi Fardd). Also a book of sermons on various subjects, described as the property of John Mostyn, curate of Denbigh and William Chambers, curate of Bodfari in 1795 (the hand is that of John Williams, bellringer of Tremeirchion in 1792).
Manuscripts relating to Capel y Beirdd in Eifionydd: Notebooks of W. Davies, 1815, Owen Davies, 1828, and Owen Roberts, 1841. Also accounts of Capel y Beirdd from 1849-1855.
Manuscripts relating to the Baptists: A notebook belonging to Rev. Thomas Evans, Baptist minister at Llanrwst and Llanddoged, Denbighshire. Notebook of Richard Williams, Llantrisant, Anglesey, details of subscriptions towards the registration of the Baptist Chapel in Caernarfon to conduct weddings, 1876; also two account books of Pontllyfni Baptist Chapel, 1884, 1887-1891.
Manuscript of Rev. John Jones, Tal-y-sarn: Notes on sermon topics.


Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement: Arranged according to record type 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: An item level typescript catalogue is available at the Archives Department of the University of Wales Bangor. Reference numbers : General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts 684-698.


Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:


Related material: See Richard Jones of Caernarfon Papers for a notebook of sermons preached by Rev. O. Davies in 1882.


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

Baptists | Wales | Gwynedd
Welsh poetry | 19th century

Personal names
Davies , Owen , 1840-1929
Gwilym Cowlyd , 1828-1904
Ieuan Glan Geirionydd , 1795-1855
Jones , David , d. 1785
Jones , John , 1796-1857

Corporate names
Capel y Beirdd (Talysarn, Wales)


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