Amlwch Literary and Scientific Institution Records

Scope and Content

Records consisting of lists of donations and subscriptions, annual reports, balloting papers for the election of officers and committee, correspondence and bills with references to lectures, lists of books borrowed.

Administrative / Biographical History

The idea of the Amlwch Literary and Scientific Institution appears to have originated in 1837 with William Fricker, the brewer, in a letter to Mr Greathead of the N. P. Bank. It seemed quite natural for such a society to be founded at Amlwch with its variegated population. The most prominent characters in its records are invariably English immigrants to Amlwch or descendants of such. The Rev. Morris Williams (Nicander) and his curates were also amongst the subscribers.

The balance between literature and science was kept pretty even.


Arranged chronologically and incorporated into the General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts

Access Information

Open to all users.


Administrative information taken from the University of Wales catalogues, compiled by Thomas Richards.

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 3202-3204

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright conditions apply. Reprographics are made at the discretion of the Archivist.