Papurau J. Wynne Lewis a Captain J. Owen Lewis

Scope and Content

Papers of J.W. Lewis, Anglesey, 1864 - 1989, including papers relating to education, 1928 - 1978; material relating to wartime, 1939 - 1959; papers relating to the post - war period, 1945 - 1977; Captain J. O. Lewis, 1893 - 1982; family papers, 1864 - 1987; educational certificates, 1910 - 1916; and Board of Trade, 1948 - [1972]; theatre programmes, 1980 - 2002; and articles by the donor.

Administrative / Biographical History

J. Wynne Lewis (b. 1920) was the son of Captain J. Owen Lewis (d. 1973) of Moelfre and Amlwch, Anglesey. In 1924, the family moved to Penarth, Glamorgan, and Wynne Lewis attended Penarth County School. In 1937 he started work as a civil servant, at the Board of Trade in London; in 1941 he joined the Royal Navy, serving on HMS Ganges; he then returned to the Board of Trade, moving to the Cardiff office in 1951; in 1966 he moved to the Department of Trade and Industry's North Wales District Office, Colwyn Bay. He retired to Moelfre, Anglesey, investigating the local history of Llanallgo parish and Anglesey and the Welsh language, and writing about Penarth County School. He was a keen theatre-goer, attending many shows at Theatr Fach Llangefni, Theatr Gwynedd, and Benllech. His father, J. Owen Lewis, served in the Merchant Navy, becoming a Captain by 1920. His grandfather, Owen Lewis (1864-1895), was also a mariner.

Access Information

Dim cyfyngiadau/ No Restrictions

Acquisition Information

Deposited by J. W. Lewis between 1984 and 2003.


Os gwelwch yn dda archebwch y dogfenau gan ddefnyddio y rhif cyfeirnod amgen (lle ddarperidd) / Please order documents using the alternative reference number (where provided)

Other Finding Aids

Mae copiau clawr caled o`r catalogau ar gael yn Archifau Ynys Môn ac yn y Gofrestr Cenedlaethol Archifau. Polisi Archifau Ynys Môn yw catalogio yn iaith y ddogfen./Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Archifau Ynys Môn / Anglesey Archives and the National Register of Archives. It is the policy of Archifau Ynys Môn / Anglesey Archives to catalogue in the language of the document.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Cyflwr da/Good condition

Archivist's Note

Compiled by Annette Strauch for the ANW project. The following source was consulted in the compilation of this description: Archifau Ynys Môn / Anglesey Archives, Papurau J. W. Lewis.

Appraisal Information

Mae'r holl gofnodiadau sy'n cydymffurfio â pholisi casglu Swyddfa Gofnodi Cyngor Sir Ynys Môn wedi eu cadw /All records which meet the collection policy of the Anglesey Archives have been retained.


Disgwylir croniadau/Accruals are expected