Fonds GB 0210 MSCROESOR - Croesor Manuscripts

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Croesor Manuscripts


  • [1700-1951] (Creation)

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Extent and medium

46 vols

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Name of creator

Biographical history

Robert Owen (Bob Owen, Croesor; 1885-1962), was an antiquary and book-collector from Llanfrothen, Merionethshire. His interests lay in local history and Welsh genealogy, as well as the history of the Welsh in America.

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Acquired at various times from Robert Owen, Croesor, Merioneth.

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Scope and content

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling


System of arrangement

Arranged according to NLW MSS reference numbers: NLW MSS 7355-7398 and 7900-7901.

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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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Language and script notes

Welsh, 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 II (Aberystwyth, 1951).

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Rules and/or conventions used

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


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Dates of creation revision deletion

June 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: Croesor Manuscripts.