Fonds GB 210 DOLHYD - Dol'rhyd Papers,

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Dol'rhyd Papers,


  • 1539-1909 / (Creation)

Level of description


Extent and medium

0.086 cubic metres (3 boxes)

Context area

Name of creator

Biographical history

The Owen family seemed to have possessed Garthanghrad since 1722 at the latest. Edward Owen, who died in around 1855, was a successful solicitor in Dolgellau.

Archival history

The archive is named after the domicile of the depositor which was once a part of the Nannau estate. It is possible that some, if not all the records emigrated from the home or the offices of Edward Owen of Garthangharad, a Dolgellau solicitor, to Dol'rhyd.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Deposited by Brigadier C. Hilary V. Pritchard, Dol'rhyd, Dolgellau, in August and September 1949, and purchased by NLW in 1975.

Content and structure area

Scope and content

Title deeds and family papers of the Owen family of Garthangharad, Dolgellau, Merioneth, 1539-1909, papers and correspondence of the legal practice of Edward Owen, 1799-1852, and deeds and estate correspondence of the Hengwrt, Rhug and Nannau estates, mainly 1824-1858.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling

Action: All records purchased at NLW have been retained..


Accruals are not expected.

System of arrangement

Arranged by bundles.

Conditions of access and use area

Conditions governing access

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

Conditions governing reproduction

Usual copyright laws apply.

Language of material

  • English
  • Latin

Script of material

Language and script notes

English, Latin.

Physical characteristics and technical requirements

Finding aids

Hard copies of the catalogue are available at NLW and HMC.

Finding aid

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Existence and location of originals

Existence and location of copies

Related units of description

The main group of records of the Nannau, Hengwrt and Rhug estate are Department of Manuscripts, University of Wales Bangor Library, Nannau MSS, Meirionnydd Archive, Z/DBM, Caernarfon Record Office, XD 2/1-4077 (Newborough Archives).

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Notes area


Title appears to be based on the domicile of the depositor.

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Rules and/or conventions used

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


Level of detail

Dates of creation revision deletion

April 2002.


  • English



Archivist's note

Compiled by Mair James.

Archivist's note

The following source was used in the compilation of this description: NLW. Schedule of Dol'rhyd Papers;

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