Papers collected by Emrys Hughes of Borthygest, 1848-1956, including correspondence, 1943-1956; notes, 1944-1946; papers relating to shipping, 1859-[c. 1928]; papers relating to ship insurances, 1863-1924; newspapers cuttings, 1910-1952; and miscellaneous papers, 1848-1944.
Papers of Emrys Hughes, Borth-y-Gest
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- ReferenceGB 219 XM/531
- Dates of Creation1848-1956 (accumulated -1956)
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish
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Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Emrys Hughes (fl. 1943-1956), of Borth-y-Gest, Ynyscynhaearn, Caernarfonshire, was the son of a ship's captain. He moved to Delph, Lancashire, and worked as a surveyor. Hughes researched the history of ships in the Porthmadog area and compiled a gazetteer of ships. His work was edited by Aled Eames and published as Porthmadog Ships in 1975.
Arranged into the following: Correspondence of Emrys Hughes; Notes compiled by Emrys Hughes; Material collected by Emrys Hughes relating to shipping; Papers collected by Emrys Hughes relating to ship insurances; Newspaper cuttings; and Miscellaneous.
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Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Caernarfon Record Office, Papers of Emrys hughes, Borth-y-Gest, catalogue; Hughes, Emrys and Eames, Aled, Porthmadog Ships (Caernarfon, 1975). Emrys Hughes is not the MP (1894-1969).
Other Finding Aids
Hard copies of the catalogue are available in Caernarfon Record Office, the National Library of Wales and the National Register of Archives.
Conditions Governing Use
Usual copyright regulations apply.
All records deposited at Caernarfon Record Office have been retained.
Accruals are not expected
Hughes, Emrys and Eames, Aled, Porthmadog Ships (Caernarfon, 1975)