Edward Greenly, Bangor papers

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

The collection contains originals and transcript copies of letters, (December 1890 - August 1891), between Dr Edward Greenly and Annie Barnard, from the period of their engagement until their marriage in August 1891. The letters are intense and passionate and reflect the couple's interest in spiritual and theological matters as well as Edward Greenly's work as a geologist. The transcripts were written and edited by Edward Greenly, ca 1935.

There is also a transcript of Edward Greenly's memoir to the life and work of Dr Griffith Evans, (1835-1935), a Meirioneth veterinary surgeon and researcher, entitled Griffith Evans, A Pathological Pioneer.

Administrative / Biographical History

Edward Greenly, D.Sc., of Aethwy Ridge, Bangor, North Wales was born in Bristol on 3rd December 1861. Educated at Clifton College, University College, London, he joined the Geological Survey in 1889. Initially, he was engaged in geological surveying work in Scotland, in the Highlands and Sutherland. Later, his geological work took him to Anglesey and Caernarfonshire in North Wales.

He married Annie Barnard in 1891. Their correspondence and Edward Greenly's autobiographical and theological work, A Hand Through Time: Memories Romantic and Geological; Studies in the Arts and Religion and the Grounds of Confidence in Immortality, (London, T. Murby & Co., 1938) reflects the couple's common interests and devotion to each other, throughout their marriage.

Dr Greenly was an honorary member of the Geological Societies of Edinburgh and Liverpool and the Anglesey Antiquarian Society. He was awarded the Lyell Medal by the Geological Society in 1920 and the medal of Liverpool Geological Society in 1933. He died in 1951.

Arrangement

Papers were received on three separate occasions and as a result have been catalogued as separate groups and incorporated into the General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts . Within each group the arrangement is according to type and then chronological.

Conditions Governing Access

Open to all users

Note

Description compiled by Anne Lenaghan, July 2001

Other Finding Aids

Item level word processed list is available at the Department of Manuscripts of the University of Wales, Bangor. Reference numbers: General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts: 2856-2931, 10201, 24805-24806.

Conditions Governing Use

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

Bibliography

Greenly, Edward, A Hand Through Time: Memories Romantic and Geological; Studies in the Arts and Religion and the Grounds of Confidence in Immortality, (T. Murby & Co., London, 1938)Greenly, Edward and Williams, Howel, Methods In Geological Surveying, (T. Murby & Co., London, 1930) Greenly, Edward, Geology Of Anglesey, (H. M. Stationary Office, London, 1919) Greenly, Edward, Geology Of Anglesey, (H. M. Stationary Office, London, 1919)

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