Presentations to William E. Sackville-West

Scope and Content

Comprises two illuminated addresses in album form presented by the tenants of the Penrhyn estate (names and addresses given) and 179 other local inhabitants to William E. Sackville-West on his resignation of the chief agency of the estate, May-June 1898.

Administrative / Biographical History

William Edward Sackville-West (1830-1905), was a lieutenant colonel in the grenadier guards and a prominent citizen in Bangor, north Wales towards the end of the nineteenth century. He was involved with the University College of North Wales, founded in 1884, in the promotion of Bangor as a site for the college and in the early years after its establishment. He also acted as agent for the Penrhyn estate, Bangor, the family seat of the Douglas Pennant family, which had extensive interests in the north Wales slate mining industry and in the West Indies.


Material is arranged in chronological order and incorporated into the General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts .

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Description compiled by Anne Lenaghan, July 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: 14266-14267

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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 Penrhyn Castle Papers and the Penrhyn B.R.A. . Collection level descriptions are available on the Archives Hub .