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Bangor University
Rowlands Family Papers

Reference code(s): GB 0222 BMSS WRW

Held at: Bangor University

Title: Rowlands Family Papers

Short Title: Rowlands Family Papers

Creation date(s): 1982 [includes transcriptions of letters dated 1851-1903]

Level of description: fonds

Extent: 71 items

Name of creator(s): A.R.B. Thomas


Administrative/Biographical history: William Rowlands (Gwilym Lleyn; 1802-1865), Wesleyan minister and bibliographer, was born at Bryncroes, near Aberdaron on the Lleyn peninsula in Gwynedd. In 1834 he married Anne Andrews (born ?1806). They had eight children, Jane (?1835-1876), twins John Andrew (1836-1854) and William (1836-1870), Ellen (?1840-1873), Thomas (born 1841-1878), Sarah (1843-1886), Annie (1845-1882) and Elizabeth (1848-1889). William Rowlands, junior, became a teacher before emigrating in 1864 to Australia and then New Zealand. Thomas Rowlands became an officer in the Merchant Navy and was drowned off Lands End.
A.R.B. Thomas was a great grandson of Gwilym Lleyn. His father was William Rowland Thomas (born 1867) son of Ellen (née Rowlands) and Samuel Thomas (1839-1889).


Scope and content/abstract: Letters and transcripts of Rowlands family letters, by A.R.B. Thomas, c. 1982, (original letters dated 1851-1903). Transcripts of letters of William Rowlands, junior (54), Thomas Rowlands (4) and other Rowlands family members (7) and checklists of letters compiled by A.R.B. Thomas Transcript of A life of Gwilym Lleyn by A.R.B. Thomas Letters (3) from A.R.B. Thomas to Derwyn Jones, former Librarian, Welsh Library, University of Wales, Bangor, relating to Gwilym Lleyn


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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: 31398-31468

Language codes: eng


Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Donated by A.R.B. Thomas of 43 Old Road, Tiverton, Devon, c. 1982



Note: Description compiled by Anne Lenaghan, July 2002.

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

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

Emigrant remittances | New Zealand | 19th century
Emigrant remittances | Wales | 19th century
Emigration and immigration | 19th century
Genealogy | 19th century
Methodist Church | Clergy | Wales | 19th century
New Zealand | History | 19th century
Sailors | Wales | 19th century
Teachers | Wales | Gwynedd
Travelers | New Zealand | 19th century

Personal names
Lleyn , Gwilym , 1802-1865
Rowlands , Thomas , 1841-1878
Rowlands , William , 1836-1870
Thomas , A.R.B. , [alive 1982]

Corporate names

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