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Bangor University
Herbert Marshall Manuscripts

Reference code(s): GB 0222 BMSS HMM

Held at: Bangor University

Title: Herbert Marshall Manuscripts

Short Title: Herbert Marshall Manuscripts

Creation date(s): 1920s

Level of description: fonds

Extent: 20 items

Name of creator(s): Herbert Marshall


Administrative/Biographical history: Herbert Marshall was a monoglot Englishman who came to work at the Aluminium Works (Laboratory Department) at Dolgarrog, Caernarfonshire. He learnt Welsh and could speak it exceptionally well. Later, he emigrated to Canada.
He studied the mid-Conwy Valley extensively, consulting manuscripts and examining the traditions of the countryside. His intelligent curiosity and powers of collation are very evident in the notes he made on the area.


Scope and content/abstract: Note-books and draft chapters in a considered study of the mid-Conwy Valley - its geology, geography, history, folk-lore etc. The chapter titles are : The Topography of the Parishes, The Villages and Hamlets, Ancient Burial Sites and other Relics, Early Hill Forts and Battle Sites, The Romans, The Churches, The Mountains, The Lakes and Mountains, Agriculture, Industries.


Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement: Items incorporated into the General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts. The documents arrived at the Archives Department in a mixed state and the proper sequence in all cases has not been found.

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 3267-3286


Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Received from Mr W. O. Roberts of Llandudno Junction.



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

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

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

Conwy Valley (Wales) | History
Local history

Personal names
Marshall , Herbert , of Dolgarrog

Corporate names

Conwy (Wales)

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