Papers relating to Daniel Owen, including miscellaneous papers and photographs.
DANIEL OWEN MSS
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- ReferenceGB 208 D-DM/522
- Alternative Id.GB 208 D/DM/522
- Dates of Creationc1860-1984
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialWelsh English
- Physical Description24 items
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Daniel Owen (1836-1895) was the first significant Welsh language novelist. A native of Mold, Flintshire, he worked for a local tailor. He began preaching in 1864, and attended Bala Calvinist Methodist College, 1865-1867. He returned to Mold to care for his mother and sister before finishing his course, and subsequently began his own tailor's business. He continued preaching until 1876, when his health deteriorated. From c. 1864 he began writing for periodicals such as Y Drysorfa. He wrote four novels, Y Dreflan (Holywell, 1881), Rhys Lewis (Wrexham, 1885), Enoc Huws (Wrexham, 1891) and Gwen Tomos (Wrexham, 1894), which were initially published in instalments in Y Drysorfa and Y Cymro. Y Siswrn (Mold, 1886) was a collection of his essays and Straeon y Pentan (Wrexham, 1895) a collection of his short stories. He was appointed Chairman of the new Mold Urban District Council in 1894, but died on 22 October 1895. Subsequently there have been several commemorations of Owen in Mold, including a Memorial Stone, a Memorial Statue and the Daniel Owen Shop Protection Committee, later the Memorial Room Committee.
Arranged into the following: Miscellaneous papers and photographs.
Conditions Governing Access
Parts deposited by J. Bryn Jones, Mold, Secretary of the Daniel Owen Memorial Room Committee, 1976; donated by D. E. R. Hughes, Esq., Penrhyn Bay, Gwynedd, 1979.
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A hard copy of the catalogue is available at Flintshire Record Office.
Conditions Governing Use
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Many of the items were collected by the Daniel Owen Memorial Room Committee. This collection was deposited on indefinite loan by the Secretary of the Daniel Owen Memorial Committee, 22nd October 1976.
Accruals are not expected