Scope and Content

Records collected by Gwilym Morris (accumulated 1900-1998), including personal papers of G. H. Morris, 1965-1988; personal papers of Mabel Foulkes, c1900-c1998; correspondence and records relating to property of G. H. Morris, 1924-1966; deeds, relating to lands in the parishes of Flint, Holywell, and Ysceifiog, Flintshire, 1811-1875; photographs, c1871-1988; farm accounts, 1873-1972; newspaper cuttings, 1884-[1980s]; articles, 1886-1938; notebooks, 1906-1973; correspondence, 1856-1961; vouchers, 1919-1950; printed books, c1685-1986; and maps, 1871-1914.

Administrative / Biographical History

Gwilym H. Morris (c. 1900-c.1971) was a resident of Afon-wen, Flintshire. He had a sister Mabel Foulkes (nee Morris) (fl. 1900-1998) and a brother, John. During the early 20th century, he was a market reporter for the Board of Agriculture and Fisheries, and chairman of Caerwys magistrates until his retirement in 1958.


Most items are not arranged but the following groups appear within the listing: Printed Books [including a subgroup concerned with Daniel Owen]; Maps; Deeds; Photographs; Estate of the late G. H. Morris; Estate of the late Mrs. Mabel Foulkes of Rhesycae (youngest sister of G. H. Morris).

Access Information

No restrictions

Acquisition Information

Deposited by Mr Gwilym Morris, Afon-wen, Flintshire, per Mrs J. E. Tapper, Mold, Flintshire, c. 1972 and by Mrs Tapper, 1975-1992.


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Other Finding Aids

A hard copy of the catalogue is available in Flintshire Record Office.

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright regulations apply.

Appraisal Information

The following have been permanently withdrawn and copies made: D/DM/473/27, D/DM/473/30, D/DM/473/39, D/DM/473/46(part), D/DM/473/111(1 of 2 copies), D/DM/473/118(part). Transferred to Flintshire County Museum and Library service were 192 items (antiquities; collection of agricultural farm implements), ANT90 and ANT96, deposited by G. H. Morris in 1975. Item 64 was however returned to him. A further permanent withdrawal was made in 2006 of the following items: D/DM/473/141; D/DM/473/163; D/DM/473/169; D/DM/473/184; D/DM/473/190.

Custodial History

After the death of Gwilym Morris, further papers were added to the collection by Mrs J.E. Tapper.


Accruals are not expected

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