GB 210 DOLHYD
- 1539-1909 / (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
0.086 cubic metres (3 boxes)
Name of creator
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.
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
Script of material
Language and script notes
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
Hard copies of the catalogue are available at NLW and HMC.
Allied materials area
Existence and location of originals
Existence and location of copies
Related units of description
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.
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Dates of creation revision deletion
Compiled by Mair James.
The following source was used in the compilation of this description: NLW. Schedule of Dol'rhyd Papers;