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Bangor University
H. Ariander Hughes Manuscripts

Reference code(s): GB 0222 BMSS HAH

Held at: Bangor University

Title: H. Ariander Hughes Manuscripts

Short Title: H. Ariander Hughes Manuscripts

Creation date(s): 1879 - 1915

Level of description: fonds

Extent: 11 items

Name of creator(s): H. Ariander Hughes.


Administrative/Biographical history: H. Ariander Hughes of Llanberis was a member of the family of Gellidara, near Pwllheli, North Wales. He was related to H. Tudwal Davies and to the crowned bard, Emyr.
He was a banker by profession, working at the Metropolitan Bank in Blaenau Ffestiniog, Merioneth. He also took on the role of secretary in the 1891 Gwynedd Eisteddfod and the 1898 National Eisteddfod held in Blaenau Ffestiniog.
He was a generous, wise and well-respected gentleman and one of the first deacons of the Maenofferen C.M. Chapel in Blaenau Ffestiniog. He died in 1928.


Scope and content/abstract: Minutes, correspondence and other documentation relating to the role of H. Ariander Hughes as secretary of the 1891 Gwynedd Eisteddfod and to the 1898 National Eisteddfod.
Committee minutes of the General Assembly of Calvinist Methodists, 1879 and the Quarterly Meetings, 1898 held in Blaenau Ffestiniog.
Account book of the C. M.'s of the Blaenau Ffestiniog District, 1885-1892.
Notes on sermons held at an C. M. Chapel in Ffestiniog, 1899 and at the Maenofferen chapel in 1902 by J. T. Williams. Also includes a few transcripts of parish registers of the Llyn area.
Minutes of the governors of the Advanced Elementary School in Ffestiniog, 1883-1894.
Minutes of the Ffestiniog Intermediate School Committee, 1889-1896 with details of the successful attempt to acquire a new county school for the area with list of subscribers.
Minutes relating to the National Memorial for Thomas Edward Ellis, M. P., 1899-1900.
Letters addressed to H. Arianader Hughes from such correspondents as Alafon, Dyfed, David Jenkins, Sir Henry Lewis, Myrddin Fardd, W.J. Parry, Iolo Caernarfon, Gwilym Cowlyd and Llew Llwyfo. The matters discussed are varied and reflect the generous nature of H. Ariander Hughes who was evidently supportive of the erection of memorials for Daniel Owen and Llywelyn ap Gruffydd, 1895-1915.


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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 1019-1028, 4181

Language codes: wel


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

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

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

Calvinistic Methodists | Wales | Blaenau Ffestiniog
Memorials | Wales
Schools | Wales | Blaenau Ffestiniog | Archives

Personal names
Hughes , H. Ariander , d. 1928
Williams , J. T. , Calvinistic Methodist minister

Corporate names
Eisteddfod Genedlaethol Cymru | (1898 : | Blaenau Ffestiniog)
Maenofferen Calvinistic Methodist Chapel (Blaenau Ffestiniog, Wales)


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