Photocopies of works by Robitt Jon Clow (Robert John Armstrong)

Scope and Content

Photocopies of works by Robbit Jon Clow (Robert John Armstrong, 1877-1952) comprising an incomplete memoir of his mother entitled 'The Life of Frances Edwards' (1838-1921) written in a manuscript volume, dated 1932, which also includes the autobiography of Matthew Owen (1769-1839), cousin of Goronwy Owen (1723-69), and grandfather of Frances Edwards; together with an undated pamphlet The Royal Charter containing biographical information relating to Frances Edwards, with an account of the events leading up to the tragic end of the ship 'Royal Charter' which hit the rocks at Moelfre, Anglesey, on 26 October 1859 (Frances Edwards visited the scene of the disaster). She was also related to the Rev. John Elias (1774-1841) and, in 1860, she emigrated to Australia

Access Information

No restrictions on access

Acquisition Information

Donated by Mr V. R. F. Clow, Melbourne (owner of the original MS) and Mr Trevor G. James, York (who prepared the photocopies for NLW), August 1999.; A1999/86


Preferred citation: NLW Facs 928

Conditions Governing Use

Normal laws of copyright apply

Custodial History

MS of 'The Life of Frances Edwards' owned by Mr V. R. F. Clow, Melbourne, a descendant of one of Robbit Jon Clow's half-siblings


No further papers expected

Location of Originals

Original MS owned by Mr V. R. F. Clow, Melbourne, Australia

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