Scrap-book relating to Ystumllyn Estate

Scope and Content

A scrap-book, being partly a legal precedents book composed by Humphrey Jones, and partly a notebook in the hand of Robert Roberts, which contains details regarding farm life e.g. details of medicine for livestock, weighing rules. Also drafts of speeches, poetry and even a rough love letter, c. 1730 - c. 1840.

Administrative / Biographical History

Ystumllyn Estate in Cricieth, north Wales was once owned by the Wynn family. The property then fell into the hands of Humphrey Jones, a Machynlleth solicitor, before being sold in 1837 to Rowland Jones of Broom Hall.

Robert Roberts was a tenant at Ystumllyn for Broom Hall. Evidently, he was a farmer of some importance and standing in the community. He was also a literary man who took an interest in Welsh poetry in particular.


Item incorporated into the General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts

Conditions Governing Access

Open to all users.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Mr G. H. Williams, Y Wendon, Cricieth, 1933.


Description compiled by Elen Wyn Hughes, August 2002.

Other Finding Aids

An item level typescript catalogue is available at the Archives Department of the University of Wales Bangor. Reference number : General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts 1217

Conditions Governing Use

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

Custodial History

Item initially discovered by W. R. Metcalf in the stable loft at Ystumllyn.