Research Papers of Frank A. Barnes, University of Nottingham

Scope and Content

Monarfon files: structure, geography, & physiography, [c.1970]; Articles: Estate development & agrarian landscape, 1540 - 1780, Weather & Climate, [c.1970]; land tenure, settlement & landscape changes; ordnance survey maps, 1953 - 1970; land utilization surveys [c.1933] & 1946; maps and plans of Parys mountain, [c.1970]; plan of Bryndu ddu, Llanfechell, 1800; notes on Carreglwyd; Research notes and copies from Estate collections in Bangor University Archives; Correspondence; list of publications by F. A. Barnes.

Administrative / Biographical History

Frank Arnold Barnes was born in 1920. He served as a meteorological officer with the R.A.F. in Anglesey during the Second World War. He developed a deep interest in the geography of Anglesey. This became the main focus of his research during his years on the staff of the geography department at Nottingham University from 1947 until his retirement in 1985. He died in 2003. His papers are mostly based on Anglesey and Arfon (which Barnes himself refers to as Monarfon).


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Archivist's Note

Compiled by Gaynor Elizabeth Nice for Archifdy Ynys Môn/Anglesey Record Office. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: Archifdy Ynys Môn/Anglesey Record Office, Catalogue WM21 Research papers of Frank A. Barnes

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