Papers of Captain John Hughes, Brigydon, East Twthill, Caernarfon

Scope and Content

Personal papers, 1868-1939, of Captain John Hughes of Brigydon, including letter books, 1909-1913; financial records, 1917-1933; correspondence, 1918-1919; newspaper cuttings, 1918-1931; printed books, 1868-1939; miscellaneous papers, 1910-1935; maps and plans, 1932-[c. 1941]; and photographs, 1912-[c. 1922].

Administrative / Biographical History

John Hughes (fl. [c. 1898]-1947) of Brigydon, East Twthill, Caernarfon, Caernarfonshire, was master of the barques Altair and the Inverness during the early 20th century. The Inverness was lost while on a voyage to New Zealand in 1918, but Captain Hughes was absolved of blame. Following the incident he became master of several other vessels, including the S. S. Ravenspoint. He had a son, Jack Hughes, who was also a Captain.


Arranged into two groups, by deposit: Group One consists of personal papers; and Group Two consists of printed books, miscellaneous, maps and plans, and photographs.

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Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following source was used to compile this description: Caernarfon Record Office, Papers of Captain John Hughes, Brigydon, East Twthill, Caernarfon, catalogue.

Other Finding Aids

Hard copies of the catalogue are available in Caernarfon Record Office and the National Library of Wales. The catalogue is available online.

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Appraisal Information

All records deposited at Caernarfon Record Office have been retained.


Accruals are not expected

Related Material

Related material is Caernarfon Record Office, XM/8302 and XS/3558.

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