Owen Williams of Gaerwen Uchaf Manuscripts

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Manuscripts consisting of the letters, bills and accounts of Owen Williams as a corn merchant, including names of ships and their captains. The papers also touch upon religious and family matters.

Administrative / Biographical History

Very little biographical information is available regarding Owen Williams of Gaerwen Uchaf, Anglesey. He was a corn merchant who had workers loading corn for him at various locations on the island and his business brought him into contact with the corn market firms of Chester and Liverpool.

According to the original cataloguer of his manuscripts, Thomas Richards, he was undoubtedly a regular contributor to the Bible Society in Anglesey between 1814 and 1843. He had two brothers, John and William.

Arrangement

Items bound into two volumes and mostly arranged according to topic and incorporated into the General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts

Conditions Governing Access

Open to all users.

Acquisition Information

Presented by Mr Webster of Gaerwen, Anglesey in 1935.

Note

Description compiled by Elen Wyn Hughes, October 2002.

Other Finding Aids

An item level typescript catalogue is available at the Archives Department of the University of Wales Bangor. Reference numbers : General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts 1675-1676

Conditions Governing Use

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

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