Papers collected by Gwilym W. Owen, 1781-1959, comprising disbursement books, 1781-1851; plans, 1872; printed reports, 1896, 1945; memorandum, 1898; list of farms in Llanelltyd, [c. 1950]; maps, 1901, [c. 1955]; unpublished thesis, 1955; St David's Gold and Copper Mines Ltd papers, 1891-1898; newspaper cuttings on the 'Unity', 1937-1959; and history notes, [1880s].
Gwilym W. Owen, Esq. Papers
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- ReferenceGB 220 Z/M/838
- Dates of Creation1837-1932
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish Welsh
- Physical DescriptionNot provided
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Administrative / Biographical History
Gwilym W. Owen (fl. 1957) of Barmouth, Merionethshire, was a local historian from a family of sailors; he undertook research into his relatives and St David's (Clogau) gold mine for a thesis. His grandfather was Captain Rees Edwards (1816-1877) of the 'Jane Brown'. His great-great-grandfather was Captain Edward Edwards (1756-1837) of the 'Unity'. The St David's Mine, Bontddu, near Barmouth, operated by St David's Gold and Copper Mines Ltd, formerly a copper mine, was found to contain gold in 1854. It was one of the few productive gold mines in Great Britain producing the well-known Clogau Gold.
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Compiled by Seri Crawley for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Meirionnydd Archives, Miscellaneous Collection (Dolgellau), Gwilym W. Owen, Esq. Papers; Hall, George William, The gold mines of Merioneth, 2nd. ed. (Kington:); Clogau Gold website (www.clogau.co.uk) viewed 11th Nov. 2004
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