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Bangor University
Owen Williams of Gaerwen Uchaf Manuscripts

Reference code(s): GB 0222 BMSS OWGU

Held at: Bangor University

Title: Owen Williams of Gaerwen Uchaf Manuscripts

Short Title: Owen Williams of Gaerwen Uchaf Manuscripts

Creation date(s): 1816 - 1840

Level of description: fonds

Extent: 2 bound volumes

Name of creator(s): Owen Williams

CONTEXT

Administrative/Biographical history: Very little biographical information is available regarding Owen Williams of Gaerwen Uchaf, Anglesey. He was a corn merchant who had workers loading corn for him at various locations on the island and his business brought him into contact with the corn market firms of Chester and Liverpool.
According to the original cataloguer of his manuscripts, Thomas Richards, he was undoubtedly a regular contributor to the Bible Society in Anglesey between 1814 and 1843. He had two brothers, John and William.

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract: Manuscripts consisting of the letters, bills and accounts of Owen Williams as a corn merchant, including names of ships and their captains. The papers also touch upon religious and family matters.

ACCESS AND USE

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement: Items bound into two volumes and mostly arranged according to topic 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 1675-1676

Language codes: wel

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Presented by Mr Webster of Gaerwen, Anglesey in 1935.

ALLIED MATERIALS

DESCRIPTION NOTES

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

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

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


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
Corn | Wales | Anglesey
Grain trade | Wales | Anglesey

Personal names
Williams , Owen , corn merchant of Gaerwen

Corporate names

Places
Gaerwen (Wales)

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