Edward Owen Manuscripts

Scope and Content

The author's own copy of A catalogue of the manuscripts relating to Wales in the British Museum, No. IV, with notes, corrections and additions in his hand.

Also, inserted into the leaves of the catalogue are letters addressed to Edward Owen, a sheaf of rough notes and jottings on various historical and antiquarian subjects and newspaper cuttings. Amongst the correspondents are J. Glyn Davies, Sir E. Vincent Evans and Lord Howard de Walden.

Administrative / Biographical History

Edward Owen, 1853-1943, was a journalist, barrister, antiquary and historian. He was born in Menai Bridge, Anglesey and educated at a private school in Dublin. As the first Welshman to be accepted into the civil service via examination, he started work at the India Office in London, where he stayed until his retirement in 1913.

He is the author of A catalogue of the manuscripts relating to Wales in the British Museum, 1900-1908.

For further biographical information consult the Transactions of the Anglesey Antiquarian Society, 1942, p.p.19-20.


Incorporated into the General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts

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Description compiled by Elen Wyn Simpson, September 2003.

Other Finding Aids

A typescript catalogue is available at the Archives Department of the University of Wales Bangor. Reference numbers : General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts 14830-14851

Conditions Governing Use

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

Related Material

The Edward Owen Papers are held at the National Library of Wales.