Fonds GB 0210 MSOWTHOM - Owen Thomas Manuscripts,

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Owen Thomas Manuscripts,


  • 1767-[19 cent.]. (Creation)

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Extent and medium

19 vols.

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Name of creator

Biographical history

Owen Thomas (1812-1891) was a Welsh Presbyterian minister and author of several works, including Cofiant John Jones Talysarn (Wrexham, 1874) and Cofiant Henry Rees (Wrexham, 1890).

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Scope and content

The manuscripts comprise mainly sermons and sermon notes by Owen Thomas and other preachers; together with poetry, correspondence, a diary, and other miscellaneous papers.

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System of arrangement

Arranged according to NLW MSS reference numbers: NLW MSS 624-640, 1206B, 4836E.

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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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Language of material

  • Welsh

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Welsh, unless otherwise specified.

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Finding aids

The descriptions are also available in 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

April 2005.


  • English



Archivist's note

This description was completed by Siân Medi Davies for the retrospective conversion project of NLW MSS;

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  • Text: Owen Thomas Manuscripts.