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Denbighshire Record Office
Williams, Owen papers

Reference code(s): GB 0209 DD/DM/51

Held at: Denbighshire Record Office

Title: Owen Williams MSS

Short Title: Williams, Owen papers

Creation date(s): 1776-1968

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.095 cubic metres (109 items)

Name of creator(s): Owen Williams


Administrative/Biographical history: Owen Williams (fl. 1871-1935), of Glan Clwyd, Aberchwiler, Denbighshire, was a land agent and valuer. He appears to have been an active Calvinistic Methodist, attending the CM College, Bala, Merionethshire, in 1878-1880, and later involved in Capel y Waen, Bodfari, Flintshire.


Scope and content/abstract: Papers of Owen Williams, 1776-1968, including diaries and farm diaries with accounts, 1871-1924; notebooks of Denbighshire and Flintshire farm surveys and valuations, [c. 1880]-1898; papers relating to Calvinistic Methodism, mainly in Denbighshire, 1844-1968, and to Capel y Waen, Bodfari, 1842-1924; exercise books, 1843-1880; sales particulars and plans for Denbighshire properties, 1897-1903; essays on Biblical and moral themes, 1890-[c. 1894]; and printed books and periodicals, 1776-1945.


Language/scripts of material: English, Welsh

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: diaries and accounts; notebooks; Nonconformist papers; Y Waen CM Chapel Bodfari; miscellaneous; and printed books and periodicals.

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply

Finding aids: A hard copy of the catalogue is available at Denbighshire Record Office.


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records have been retained

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Provenance unknown



Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds. Some items may post-date Owen Williams.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: Denbighshire Record Office, Owen Williams MSS, catalogue.

Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2, and LCSH

Date(s) of descriptions: April 2004

Agricultural surveys | Wales
Auction catalogues | Wales | Denbighshire
Bible | Commentaries
Calvinistic Methodists | Wales | Denbighshire
Williams, Owen | land agent of Glan Clwyd, Aberchwiler | Archives

Personal names
Williams , Owen , land agent of Glan Clwyd , Aberchwiler

Corporate names
Capel y Waen (Bodfari, Wales)

Bodfari (Wales)
Denbighshire (Wales)
Flintshire (Wales)

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