Thomas Owen's Anglesey Poetry

Scope and Content

A book of society verse about Anglesey men with touches of satire, much in the manner of Pope and other poets of the early 18th century. It is of interest as reflecting the habits and obsessions of a certain coterie of Anglesey squires and clergy.

Administrative / Biographical History

This book was written by an Anglesey man, probably Thomas Owen, Clerk. Nothing is known about him, other than the fact that he moved in the same social circles as those of the gentry of the island.


Incorporated into the General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts

Conditions Governing Access

Open to all users.


Description compiled by Elen Wyn Hughes, August 2003.

Other Finding Aids

A typescript catalogue is available at the Archives Department of the University of Wales Bangor. Reference number : General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts 353

Conditions Governing Use

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

Custodial History

It appears that this book was once in the possession of a Richard Jones of Newborough, Anglesey.