- 1820-1936 / (Creation)
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Extent and medium
0.086 cubic metres (3 boxes)
Name of creator
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.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Bequeathed in 1946.
Content and structure area
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.
Conditions governing reproduction
The usual copyright regulations apply.
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Physical characteristics and technical requirements
A hard copy of the catalogue is available at the National Library of Wales. The catalogue can be accessed online.
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Existence and location of copies
Related units of description
Title supplied from contents of fonds.
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Name access points
- Manchester & Milford Railway. (Subject)
- Owen, Thomas, railway engineer -- Diaries. (Subject)
- Owen, Thomas Edward, 1871?-1946? -- Archives. (Subject)
- Owen, Thomas, railway engineer -- Archives. (Subject)
- Owen, Thomas Edward, 1871?-1946? -- Diaries. (Subject)
- Owen, Thomas, railway engineer. (Subject)
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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
Created for the ANW project using the following source: NLW, Schedule of Thomas Edward Owen (Manchester and Milford Railway) Papers;