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.
Owen Williams of Gaerwen Uchaf Manuscripts
- This material is held at
- ReferenceGB 222 BMSS OWGU
- Dates of Creation1816 - 1840
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialWelsh.
- Physical Description2 bound volumes
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Scope and Content
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.
Items bound into two volumes and mostly arranged according to topic and incorporated into the General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts
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Presented by Mr Webster of Gaerwen, Anglesey in 1935.
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
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Usual copyright conditions apply. Reprographics are made at the discretion of the Archivist.