Howell Family Papers

Scope and Content

Papers of the Howell family, 1830-1957, including timber business records, 1874-1933; agricultural records, 1910-1919; records of shares, 1932-1956; correspondence, mainly to Florence Howell, 1880-1957; plays by Florence Howell, 1927-1934; short stories mainly by Florence Howell, [early 20th century]; and poems, mainly by Florence Howell, 1830-[early 20th century].

Administrative / Biographical History

The Howell family lived in Cosheston, Pembrokeshire and were involved in the timber industry. Florence Howell (1869-1946) wrote poetry and short stories with her sister, Daisy (1864-1904). In later life, Florence concentrated on writing plays in Pembrokeshire dialect, including Jane Wogan, Castle Garth and A Woman of Compassion.


Arranged into the following: Deeds and business records; Shares; Personal papers; Letters; Plays by Florence Howell; Short stories; and Poems.

Access Information

No restrictions

Acquisition Information

Deposited 1970


Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Pembrokeshire Record Office, Howell Family, catalogue; Stephens, Meic, Oxford Companion to the Literature of Wales (Oxford, 1986).

Other Finding Aids

A hard copy is available in Pembrokeshire Record Office.

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright regulations apply.

Appraisal Information

All records deposited at Pembrokeshire Record Office have been retained.


Accruals are not expected

Related Material

Further theatrical papers of Florence Howell are in Pembrokeshire Record Office, Theatrical Collection - Pembrokeshire County Council.

Geographical Names