Plas Newydd Related Papers

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

An extract from the Journal of Horticulture describing the gardens and other horticultural aspects of Plas Newydd and estate, 1873 September 18 (14907)

Invitation card to the ceremony marking the gift to the Most Hon. The Marquess of Anglesey to the National Trust, of Plas Newydd, 1975 July 3 (26607)

Copy catalogue of the 18th century estate correspondence at the Staffordshire Record Office containing references to North Welsh affairs, 1981 (28791)

Correspondence from the Most Hon. The Marquess of Anglesey to Emyr Gwynne Jones, Librarian of the University College of North Wales regarding the Paget Muniments etc., 1947-1953 (32421-32422)

Photocopy of a drawing of a memorial of Captain the Hon. William PAget, 1769-1794 (34816)

Administrative / Biographical History

Plas Newydd is the Anglesey residence of the Marquess of Anglesey.

The first Marquess of Anglesey was Henry William Paget, the Earl of Uxbridge. The title was his reward in 1814 for his military achievements on the field of Waterloo where he lost a leg.

The 5th Marquess nearly destroyed the estate financially. He died at the age of 29 years and the estate passed to his cousin, Charles Henry Alexander Paget. He made considerable changes in order to try and secure the estate. He died in 1947 and left the estate to his son and heir, who became the 7th Marquess. He eventually gave Plas Newydd to the National Trust.

As well as owning lands in North Wales, the Marquess of Anglesey was also a substantial landowner in Staffordshire, Derbyshire, Dorset, Somerset and Ireland.

Arrangement

Incorporated into the General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts

Conditions Governing Access

Open to all users.

Note

Description compiled by Elen Wyn Simpson, October 2003.

Other Finding Aids

A typescript catalogue is available at the Archives Department of the University of Wales Bangor. Reference numbers : General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts 14907, 26607, 28791, 32421-32422, 34816

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright conditions apply. Reprographics are made at the discretion of the Archivist.