Fonds GB 0210 TOMOWEN - Tom Owen, HMI, Papers,

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Tom Owen, HMI, Papers,


  • 1898-1966 / (Creation)

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Extent and medium

0.027 cubic metres (3 boxes)

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Name of creator

Biographical history

Tom Owen of Aberystwyth, Cardiganshire, (d. 1967) was a school inspector (HMI) in Montgomeryshire and Cardiganshire. He appears to have had an interest in education outside his official career and gave talks to various societies and Sunday school classes.

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Donated by Dr. John Owen, Lenzie, the son of Tom Owen, Aberystwyth, in 1991.

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Scope and content

Papers of Tom Owen, HMI, of Aberystwyth, Cardiganshire, 1898-1966, mainly relating to his career in education, including inspector's reports on schools in Montgomeryshire, 1946-1950; reports on St. David's College, Lampeter, Cardiganshire, 1907-1945; and personal papers, 1898-1966.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling

Action: All records have been retained.


Accruals are not expected.

System of arrangement

Arranged into the following: education; and personal.

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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

Usual copyright regulations apply.

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Finding aids

A hard copy of the schedule 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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Institution identifier

Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

Rules and/or conventions used

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


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Dates of creation revision deletion

January 2004


  • English



Archivist's note

Compiled by Annette Strauch for the ANW project. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: NLW, Minor Lists and Summaries, 1991; and personal correspondence with Delwyn Tibbott, 22 May 2003; History of Lampeter website (; viewed 23 January 2004.

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