G.B. Owen Papers

Scope and Content

Miscellaneous items dated c. 19th - 20th century: 

  • Letters, press cuttings and photographs, relating to Bangor Museum left by R. Humphrey Davies, formerly curator and secretary to the principal of the University of North Wales, 19th century to 1940
  • Bidding letter relating to Thomas Jones and Jane Thomas both of Carmarthen in anticipation of their wedding, 1812
  • Banknote for £1 of the Devonshire bank, 1818 (in poor physical condition)
  • Broadsheet from registry office relating to births and deaths in England and Wales, 1837
  • Letter, Evan Hughes of Plas Issa'n Rhos to Minchell of Oswestry relating to payments, 1838
  • Arms of William Evans, sheriff of London and Middlesex, 1839-40
  • Copy of Almanac am y flwyddyn 1856
  • Postcard, S.R. of Conwy to H. Davies, Ebenezer Chapel House, Bangor, 1874
  • Letters from Mrs Mary Ellen Davies of Pendref to Professor Ifor Williams relating to a drama programme at Pwllheli in 1789, 1940
  • Views of Wales produced by the Anastatic Drawing Society, 1855-79
  • Drawings of Orme Head, 1857
  • Watercolours, Llanberis Lake, Llanrwst Bridge, Conwy Castle and a bathing place near Aberystwyth, 1788-1800
  • Engravings, Bangor and Llangollen by J. Tingle, undated
  • Photograph, Denbigh Castle, undated
  • Print and ground plan, Bangor cathedral and St Asaph cathedral, by R.W. Paul, 1892
  • Print, Llanwddyn church by F.U. Holme, 1889
  • Engraving, St David of Wales, undated
  • Print, A Mountain Excursion in Wales, undated
  • Chromolithograph, Dr. William Price of Llantrisant, undated
  • Postcard views, Snowdonia, undated
  • Photograph, Beaumaris (?) lifeboat entering the water from the launching ramp, undated
  • Photograph depicting Welsh peasantry drawn from living characters in 1850

Administrative / Biographical History

G.B. Owen was formerly deputy registrar at the University of Wales, Bangor.


Material is incorporated into the General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts . There is no particular order of arrangement.

Conditions Governing Access

Open to all users

Acquisition Information

Material presented by G.B. Owen


Description compiled by Anne Lenaghan, August 2002.

Other Finding Aids

Item level word-processed list is available at the Archives Department, University of Wales, Bangor. Reference numbers: General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts: 26196-26223, 26227-26248

Conditions Governing Use

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

Related Material

Also held at the Archives Department of the University of Wales, Bangor are the Museum of Welsh Antiquities Papers and Bangor Art Gallery Posters . Collection level descriptions are available on the Archives Hub .

Also held at the department are other items presented by G.B. Owen in the papers of the Gaiety Theatre, Anglesey, reference numbers: General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts: 26224-26226. A collection level description is available on Archives Hub.