Papers Collected by R. Idloes Owen

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Comprises:

  • Deeds and other documents relating to property in the parish of Llansanffraid Glan Conwy and in Llanrwst, Denbighshire, 1835-1841. Also contains explanatory and genealogical material by R. Idloes Owen relating to the Roberts family mentioned in the Llansanffraid Glan Conwy deeds.
  • Mathematics exercise book of William [Griffith] Williams of Llansanffraid Glan Conwy, 1835
  • Photographs relating to Bangor history, 1896-1980's
  • Copies of articles made by R. Idloes Owen relating to recusants in Wales and a history of Our Lady Immaculate Roman Catholic church in Bangor, 1985
  • Copies of articles on various aspects of local history, especially the history of Bangor, by R. Idloes Owen. Material was published in the North Wales Chronicle, Country Quest, Gwynedd Roots, Window on Wales and The Universe

Administrative / Biographical History

R. Idloes Owen was a native of Bangor, north Wales. He worked as a bank manager in nearby Llanfairfechan and was also an active local historian who collected material and contributed many articles on the history of Bangor to newspapers and other publications including the North Wales Chronicle, Country Quest, Gwynedd Roots, Window on Wales and The Universe. Areas of particular research interest to him were the history of recusancy and non-conformity in north Wales. In his later years, during the 1990's he moved to live with his family in Cheshire, where he died.

Arrangement

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

Conditions Governing Access

Open to all users

Note

Description compiled by Anne Lenaghan, March 2002.

Other Finding Aids

Item level word-processed list is available at the Archives Department of the University of Wales, Bangor, reference numbers: General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts: 21158-21161, 31095-31106, 33848-49, 34568, 34582, 35838, 36362.

Conditions Governing Use

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 letters by R. Idloes Owen amongst the papers of Thomas David Jones, Vicar of Capel Curig and in a collection of letters to W. Garmon Jones, Librarian of Liverpool University. Collection level descriptions are available, reference numbers: General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts 7376 (32-34), 11865-12040 (11934)

Bibliography

The collection contains copies of articles published in the North Wales Chronicle, Country Quest, Gwynedd Roots, Window on Wales and The Universe