Fonds GB 0210 MSHENROW - Henry Owen Manuscripts

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Henry Owen Manuscripts


  • [16 cent.]-[?1919] (Creation)

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114 vols

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Biographical history

Henry Owen, D.C.L., of Poyston, Pembrokeshire, was Treasurer of the National Library of Wales from the granting of the Charter (1907) until his death on April 14, 1919. He was also the editor of the works of George Owen of Henllys, the Elizabethan historian of Pembrokeshire.

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Bequeathed by Henry Owen, 1919.

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Scope and content

A selection of manuscripts, [16 cent.]-[?1919], of the late Dr Henry Owen, from the Library at Poyston. They include the manuscript note-books of Dr Owen, and of Edward Laws, his friend and fellow worker on Pembrokeshire history. The older manuscripts include two in the hand of George Owen of Henllys; holograph letters of General Sir Thomas Picton (born at Poyston); and a rent roll of the rents belonging to the Bishop of St Davids, 1685.

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System of arrangement

Arranged according to NLW MSS reference numbers: NLW MSS 1341-1453, 6875.

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Conditions governing access

Readers consulting modern papers in the National Library of Wales are required to sign the 'Modern papers - data protection' form.

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  • English

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English unless otherwise specified

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Finding aids

The descriptions are also available in the Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume I (Aberystwyth, 1943) and Volume II (Aberystwyth, 1951).

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This description follows NLW guidelines based on ISAD(G) Second Edition; AACR2; and LCSH.


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Dates of creation revision deletion

May 2005


  • English



Archivist's note

This description was compiled by Siân Medi Davies for the retrospective conversion project of NLW MSS.

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  • Text: Henry Owen Manuscripts.