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Ellis Owen Manuscripts
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Name of creator
Ellis Owen (1789-1868), farmer, antiquary and poet, was born at Cefn-y-meysydd Isaf, Eifionydd, Caernarvonshire, where he spent his entire life. In 1846 he founded Cymdeithas Llenorion Eifionydd at Cefn-y-meysydd in order to promote the area's literary culture, a society which attracted many of the leading lights of the day in that field. A collection of Owen's poetical and prose works was published posthumously in 1877 under the title Cell Meudwy.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Donated to the Library in 1917.
Content and structure area
Scope and content
A collection which includes poetry, correspondence, notebooks and miscellaneous papers.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
System of arrangement
Arranged according to NLW MSS reference numbers: NLW MSS 998-1024.
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
Language of material
Script of material
Language and script notes
Welsh, English, unless otherwise specified.
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
The descriptions are also available in the Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume I (Aberystwyth, 1943).
Allied materials area
Existence and location of originals
Existence and location of copies
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Name access points
- Owen, Ellis, 1789-1868 (Creator)
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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
This description was compiled by Bethan Ifans for the retrospective conversion project of NLW MSS.
The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume I (Aberystwyth, 1943) and The Dictionary of Welsh Biography Down to 1940 (Oxford, 1959).