Fonds GB 0210 THOEOWEN - Thomas Edward Owen (Manchester and Milford Railway) Papers,

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Thomas Edward Owen (Manchester and Milford Railway) Papers,


  • 1820-1936 / (Creation)

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0.086 cubic metres (3 boxes)

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Name of creator

Biographical history

Thomas Edward Owen was the second permanent way inspector for the Manchester and Milford Railway, a railway line from Crewe to Milford Haven constructed in order to provide the Lancashire cotton industry with alternative port to Liverpool. In 1911, the company was absorbed by the Great Western Railway Company. Thomas Edward Owen's father, Thomas Owen, had held the same post. Thomas Edward Owen left the company in 1905, and later worked as County Surveyor for the northern division of Cardiganshire.

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Bequeathed in 1946.

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Scope and content

Papers relating to T. E. Owen and his father T. Owen, 1820-1936, including diaries and memorandum books, 1820-1905; correspondence, 1878-1907; a time-book of men building the railway bridge over the Rheidol, 1887, kept by T. E. Owen; monthly summaries of materials used, 1880-98; hay account, l873-1899; printed reports of the Manager and Receiver of the Manchester and Milford Railway, 1882-1894; statements of accounts, 1881-2; rules and regulations of the railway, 1865, 1897; rules of the M. & M. Railway Friendly Society, 1868; balance sheets, 1877-1904; plans and photographs of buildings, rolling stock and personnel.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling

Action: All records have been retained.


Accruals are not expected.

System of arrangement

Arranged chronologically into: diaries; material used and stocktaking accounts; correspondence; miscellaneous; maps and plans; and photographs.

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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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The usual copyright regulations apply.

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Finding aids

A hard copy of the catalogue is available at the National Library of Wales. The catalogue can be accessed online.

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Title supplied from contents of fonds.

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Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

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Description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) 2nd ed.;AACR2; and LCSH


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Dates of creation revision deletion

March 2003.


  • English



Archivist's note

Created for the ANW project using the following source: NLW, Schedule of Thomas Edward Owen (Manchester and Milford Railway) Papers;

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