Casgliad Teulu Briscoe Rowlands

Scope and Content

Papers of the Briscoe Rowlands family, 1879-1979, including letters, 1934-1972, from Patagonia and elsewhere; diaries of Maggie G. Rowlands, 1933-1975; newspapers, magazines and cuttings, 1919-1979, including Llanfachreth obituaries; ephemera and other material relating to religion, 1898-1976; remembrance cards and verses, 1884-1974; Welsh poetry, 1879-1943; bills and receipts, 1915-1956; ephemera, 1881-1915; notebooks, 1901-1967; membership cards, 1910-1947; various certificates, 1918-1952; and photographs and postcards, 1879-1962, relating to the Briscoe Rowlands family, Dolgellau, Llanfachreth and Patagonia.

Administrative / Biographical History

Howell Rowlands of Pandy Glasdir, Llanfachreth, Merionethshire, married Maria Roberts (d [c. 1938]) in 1883. They had several children including Hugh, William, Ellen Jane and Howel Briscoe Rowlands. Hugh (b. 1890) emigrated to Patagonia, Argentina. Ellen Jane (Lel) Rowlands married Arthur Falconer and had two sons. Briscoe Rowlands (b. 1892) was a Private in the Royal Welch Fusiliers during the First World War. He married Margaret Gwen (Maggie) Rowlands (fl. 1923-1975) and had two children, Mary Gwyneth Rowlands (b. [1923]) and Howell Briscoe Rowlands (b. [1925]). The family lived at Y Felin, Llanfachreth, later moving to Llys Cadwen, Dolgellau.


Arranged into the following: letters; diaries; photographs; nespapers, cuttings and magazines; religion; remembrance cards and verses; literature; bills and receipts; miscellaneous; photographs and postcards; memorial cards and poems; and miscellaneous.

Access Information

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Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: Meirionnydd Archives, Casgliad Teulu Briscoe Rowlands, rhestr (catalogue).

Other Finding Aids

Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Meirionnydd Archives and Caernarfon Record Office.

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Appraisal Information

All records have been retained


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