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Aberystwyth Shipping Records,

  • GB 0210 ABERSHIP
  • Fonds
  • 1856, 1862-1914 /

Crew accounts and agreements (generally known as crew lists) and logbooks, together with associated papers and correspondence, 1856-1914, for vessels registered at the port of Aberystwyth, Cardiganshire.

Great Britain. General Register and Record Office of Shipping and Seamen.

Canon Trevor Owen Papers,

  • GB 0210 TREWEN
  • Fonds
  • 1668-1883 /

Manuscripts and papers collected by Canon Trevor Owen (d. 1916). They include a group of papers of Sir William Williams ('Speaker Williams', 1634-1700), papers of John Williams (1700-87), attorney-general of the Chester Circuit and Chief Justice of the Brecon Circuit, and papers of John Roberts, Maes-y-porth ([1767]-1824), deputy registrar of the diocese of Bangor. The papers of Sir William Williams include personal papers and correspondence mainly relating to his purchase of the Llanforda estate, 1678-88; papers and correspondence re his offences and fine in scandalum magnatum against James II and the Earl of Peterborough, 1684-9; legal papers linked with his work, 1675-98; political papers and correspondence concerning parliamentary proceedings and the religious issues of the Stuart period, 1668-c. 1700; and printed political pamphlets and poetry, 1676-[1697x1700]. The papers of John Williams all relate to his legal work, c.1740 x c.1787. Canon Trevor Owen's own papers comprise deeds, mainly for lands in Denbigh, 1741-1883, and correspondence about a legal case, 1882-3. The papers of John Roberts comprise deeds, 1773-c. 1820, and correspondence, 1800-17, connnected with his work as deputy registrar of Bangor, and Maes y porth estate deeds, papers and correspondence, 1774-1827. The collection also contains deeds re premises in Neston, Cheshire, 1731-1802; and miscellaneous 18th-19th century papers.

Owen, Richard Trevor, d. 1916.

Transcripts and extracts

One of forty-one volumes containing transcripts of, and extracts from, parish registers and bishops' transcripts of parish registers principally from Monmouthshire, in the autograph of Bradney, with several insets in the autographs of John Hobson Matthews (Monmouth), Francis Green (St Davids), John Davies (Aberystwyth) and others. This volume contains transcripts and extracts from the parish registers of Panteg, 1598-1785; Llanishen, 1601-1775; Llanllowell, 1664-1762; Llangibby, 1678-1806; Llangoven, 1691-1745; Llanvapley, 1699-1812; Goytrey, 1700-1778; Trostrey, 1723-1811; Pen-y-clawdd, 1728-1806; Bettws Newydd, 1736-1810; and Oldcastle, 1794-1836.

Valor ecclesiasticus

A manuscript containing the names of all rectories 'in the kingdom of England and Calais and the Marches thereof' of the annual value of over £10, arranged in dioceses, deaneries and counties, followed by the names of all vicarages in England, Wales and the Marches of the annual value of over £10, similarly arranged, all having been transcribed from the Liber Regis in the First Fruits and Tenths Office.

J. Jones-Williams Collection of Deeds,

  • GB 0210 JONAMS
  • Fonds
  • 1597-1896 /

Deeds, 1597-1896, relating mainly to properties in Merionethshire with some relating to properties in Caernarfonshire and Montgomeryshire.

Jones-Williams, J., (of Dolgellau)

Publications

The group consists of notes, drafts, correspondence, press cuttings, leaflets and other printed material used in the preparation of books and articles, a large quantity of Condry's finished newspaper and magazine articles, and substantial number of card indexes, 1893, 1933-1998, on the subjects of wildlife, development and history of the landscape, nature conservation, ecology, other naturalists, past and present day travel and tourism. The subjects relate mainly to Wales, but also to other parts of Britain, Europe and Africa.

Bro,

Correspondence and papers relating to Clifford McLucas' installation 'Bro' at the 2002 National Eisteddfod at St. David's, comprising mainly publicity material, printed booklets, notes, sketches and designs, administrative and financial papers.

Untitled

Derwydd Estate Records,

  • GB 0210 DERWYDD
  • Fonds
  • 1525-1870, 1904 /

Title deeds, 1525-1907, of the Derwydd estate, mainly in Carmarthenshire, and of the families of Vaughan of Golden Grove and Llanelli, Bevan of Laugharne (including Madam Bridget Bevan, 1698-1779), Stepney of Llanelli, and Stepney-Gulston of Derwydd. There are no personal or family papers in the archive.

Stepney-Gulston family, of Derwydd

Cardiff Bay Opera House

Material relating to the proposed Cardiff Bay Opera House (and later, the Wales Millennium Centre), reflecting the Welsh National Opera's involvement in various aspects of the planning process and initial architectural design competition. Material includes news cuttings; professional newsletters; feasibility studies; project speculations and reports; architectural drawings; competition briefs and guidelines; Trustee letters and correspondence with WNO, development partners (Cardiff Bay Development Corporation), architects (Office of Zaha Hadid), solicitors and members of the public; committee material including correspondence and minutes of Board of Trustees (1994-1996), Joint Fundraising Liaison Committee (1995), Client Group (1995), Finance Committee (1995), Access and Participation Committee (1995), Building Sub-committee (1995), Chairman's Committee (1995), Opera House Steering Group (1986-1990), Design Team (1994-1995) and Public Relations Committee (1995) meetings.

Cardiff Bay Opera House

Rees Jenkin Jones Family Papers

  • GB 0210 REJEJO
  • Fonds
  • 1620-1967

The fonds consists of personal papers and correspondence, 1826-1967, of members of the family of Rees Jenkin Jones, namely the Rev. John Jones (1802-1863), Mrs Anne Griffith Jones (1852-1899), Dr Goronwy Jones (1881-1945), the Rev. Simon Jones (1879-1967) and the Rev. Rees Jenkin Jones (1835-1924) himself, together with estate records, 1620-1916, of the Clettwr estate, Cardiganshire, Cilgell Isaf estate, Carmarthenshire, and of premises in Aberdare, Glamorgan. Much of the material relates to the Unitarian cause in Wales.

Jones, Rees Jenkin, 1835-1924

D. R. Davies Collection of Drama Scrap Books,

  • GB 0210 DRDIES
  • Fonds
  • 1900-1982 (accumulated [c.1920]-1982) /

Scrapbooks containing press cuttings etc., 1900-1982, relating largely to Welsh drama, theatrical activities and popular entertainment in Wales and amongst Welsh communities in English cities, including material on dramatists of Wales, 1932-1953; drama in Wales, 1922-1982; Welsh actors, 1932-1946; theatre cuttings, 1931-1953; fairs, folklore and folk-dancing in Wales, 1936-1938; children's theatre, 1959-1967; Welsh National Theatre, 1900-1978; and information on theatre in Ireland, Scotland, France, Spain, Germany, Italy, Greece, Russia, America, and other countries.

Davies, D. R., (of Aberdare), 1919-1978

Newman, Paynter and Co., Deeds and Documents,

  • GB 0210 NEWTER
  • Fonds
  • 1668-1882 /

Deeds and documents (1668-1882) relating to properties mainly in in co. Flint (Axton, Bistre, Caergwrle, Coleshill, Cwm, Cwm Uwchglan, Diserth, Estyn or Hope, Hawarden, Holywell, Hope, Hope Owen, Huriathicke, Kilken, Kinnerton, Mould, Newmarket, Northop, St Asaph, Shordley, Skeiviog, and Whitford), but also in cos Denbigh (Denbigh, Henllan, Llanrwst and Lleweny), Chester (Chester and Dodleston), Brecknock (Devynnock), Anglesey (Amlwch, Coedana, Llanerchymedd, Llanbadrug, Llanddyfnan, Llanfechell and Llanfihangel Tre'r Beurdd), Montgomery (Berth Lloyd) and Pembroke (Amroth). The main families were Mostyn of Mostyn Hall and Hope of Broughton and Hope.

Newman, Paynter and Co.

Peniston Lamb (Lincoln's Inn) Deeds,

  • GB 0210 PENLAMB
  • Fonds
  • 1573-1811 /

The collection consists of the Goodwyn of Dorking deeds, 1573-1754; Coke of Holkham deeds, 1671-1786; Montagu, duke of Montagu deeds, 1690-1735; Berenger of Iver deeds, 1693; Macro family deeds, 1711-1739; Boucherett of Lincolnshire deeds, 1720-1738; Brancaster Great Malthouse deeds, 1722-1729; Hooper of London deeds, 1723-1747; Spencer, duke of Marlborough deeds, 1735; Lamb of Lincoln's Inn deeds, 1737-1815; Southampton Street deeds, 1760; Waldo of Clapham deeds, 1769-1796; Edmunds of Grays Inn deeds, 1776-1788; miscellaneous deeds: Cardiganshire, 1672-1810; and miscellaneous deeds: England, 1699-1811.

Lamb, Peniston, d. 1735.

Papurau Alwyn D. Rees,

  • GB 0210 ADREES
  • fonds
  • [c. 1930]-1974 /

Papurau'r cymdeithasegydd Alwyn D. Rees, 1911-1974, yn cynnwys papurau'n ymwneud â Phrifysgol Cymru, yn bennaf â Choleg Prifysgol Cymru, Aberystwyth, 1920au-1974, gan gynnwys papurau'n ymwneud â'r comisiwn a sefydlwyd i archwilio strwythur ffederal Prifysgol Cymru yn y 1960au; papurau ynglŷn â lle'r Gymraeg yn y Brifysgol a'r ymgyrch i sefydlu neuadd Gymraeg i fyfyrwyr yn Aberystwyth,1967-1974; papurau'n ymwneud â llyfrau, erthyglau a darlithoedd Alwyn D. Rees, 1933-1973, a Chymdeithas yr Iaith Gymraeg, [c.1964]-1974; papurau'n ymwneud â Barn, 1966-1967; papurau'n ymwneud â darlledu yng Nghymru, 1938-1974; papurau'n ymwneud â'r diwydiant llechi yng Nghymru,1946; papurau'n ymwneud â gwleidyddiaeth yng Nghymru, 1911-1974; gohebiaeth gyffredinol, 1935-1974; a phapurau a gohebiaeth bersonol , 1930-1974 = Papers of the sociologist Alwyn D. Rees, 1911-1974, including papers relating to the University of Wales, mainly the University College of Wales, Aberystwyth, 1930s-1974, including papers relating to the commission established to examine the federal structure of the University of Wales in the 1960s; papers concerning the place of the Welsh language in the University and the campaign to establish a Welsh student hostel at Aberystwyth, 1967-1974; papers relating to the University of Malta, 1940-1951; Alwyn D. Rees's research papers, 1933-1973; papers relating to Alwyn D. Rees's books, articles and lectures, and further related research papers assembled by him, 1925-1974; papers relating to the Welsh language, 1952-1974, and 'Cymdeithas yr Iaith Gymraeg', [c. 1964]-1974; papers relating to 'Barn', 1966-1975; papers relating to broadcasting in Wales, 1938-1974; papers relating to the Welsh slate industry, 1946; papers relating to politics in Wales, 1911-1974; general correspondence, 1935-1974; and personal papers and correspondence, 1930-1974.

Rees, Alwyn D.

Flintshire Place-names

An essay by Thomas Edwards on 'Flintshire Place-names', with numerous emendations and additions by the author and others. The preface is dated March 1909, and an accompanying autograph letter, dated 10 October 1910, from W. H. Evans, Sons & Co., The Farmers' Herald Office, Chester, to the author, contains an estimate of the cost of the proposed publication of the volume.

Thomas Edwards ('Pencerdd Caer').

Gohebiaeth gyffredinol 1980,

Ymhlith y gohebwyr mae Dyfed Thomas, Dafydd Parri yn trafod Y Llewod, Derrick K. Hearne, Eleri Llewelyn Morris yn trafod Pais a bod Robat Gruffudd yn tynnu lluniau ar gyfer y cylchgrawn, a Catrin Stevens. Trafodir hefyd Y Camau Cyntaf: Dwylo ar y Piano a threfniadau Te Parti'r Taeogion, sef noson LOL yn Abertawe yn ystod Eisteddfod Genedlaethol Cymru 1980. Ceir hefyd restr, 1982, a luniwyd gan staff Archifdy Dyfed (Ceredigion), o gofnodion yr heddlu yn Nhalybont a roddwyd i'r archifdy gan Robat Gruffudd.

A brewer's account book,

  • NLW MS 1243D.
  • File
  • 1760-[1824] / [John Roberts] and others.
  • Part of John Roberts MSS,

An account book, 1760-1763, of a brewer [? at Caernarfon] dealing mainly with Anglesey and Caernarvonshire customers; the volume was later used as an arithmetic and geometry exercise book, probably by Roberts.

Papurau Gwyl Fawr Aberteifi,

  • GB 0210 GWYIFI
  • fonds
  • 1905, 1912, 1952-1990 (crynhowyd 1952-1990) /

Llyfrau cofnodion y Pwyllgor Gwaith a'r Cyfarfodydd Cyffredinol Blynyddol, 1952-1984; amrywiol lyfrau nodiadau a chofrestri yn ymwneud â phwyllgorau a chystadleuwyr yr eisteddfod, 1955-1990; llythyrau a dderbyniwyd gan O.M.Owen, yn bennaf oddi wrth Syr David James ynglŷn ag Ymddiriedolaeth Pantyfedwen, 1958-1990; copïau carbon o lythyrau a anfonwyd ganddo,1955-1990; torion o'r wasg, 1954-1988; deunydd printiedig yn cynnwys rhestri cystadlaethau, rhaglenni'r eisteddfod a Pigion Eisteddfod Aberteifi, 1953-1990; lluniau,1905-1976; a phosteri, 1953-1990 = Minute books of the Executive Committee and Annual General Meetings, 1952-1984; various notebooks and registers relating to committees and to eisteddfod competitors, 1955-1990; letters received by O. M. Owen, mainly from Sir David James concerning the Pantyfedwen Trust, 1958-1990; carbon copies of letters sent by him, 1955-1990; press cuttings, 1954-1988; printed material including competition lists, eisteddfod programmes and Pigion Eisteddfod Aberteifi, 1953-1990; photographs, 1905-1976; and posters, 1953-1990.

Eisteddfod Gadeiriol Is-Genedlaethol Aberteifi; Gwyl Fawr Aberteifi..

Bangor Bishopric foreshore rights,

Letter (17 pp.), 1885, from W. J. Hardy, Chancery Lane, London, outlining the result of searches carried out among records at the Public Record Office (now The National Archives), Lambeth Palace, and the British Museum, concerning the Bishop of Bangor's foreshore rights, including wreck of the sea, within all his manors and lands. Also included are extracts from, and abstracts of, documents, 1284-1715, from the three repositories; together with an abstract of a report entitled 'Bangor Bishoprick Estates. Foreshores and Waste Lands', prepared by H. W. Hewlett in 1866.

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