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H. R. (Henry Rees) Davies Papers

Reference code(s): GB 0221 WDY

Held at: Anglesey County Record Office

Title: H. R. (Henry Rees) Davies Papers

Short title: Davies, H. R. (Henry Rees), papers

Dates of creation: 1726-1935 (accumulated [c. 1880]-1940)

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: 0.013 cubic metres

Name of creator(s): H. R. Davies


Administrative and biographical history: H. R. (Henry Rees) Davies (1861-1940) was born in Menai Bridge, Anglesey, the son of Richard Davies, M.P. (1818-1896), and a member of a successful Anglesey shipowners family. H. R. Davies continued the family interest in the sea through his activities on behalf of the Anglesey Lifeboat service and yachting in the Menai Strait. He was a graduate of Trinity College, Cambridge, and became a leading figure in the community of Anglesey, as a county councillor, J. P. and Deputy Lieutenant, through which he was involved with a variety of community issues. He had an interest in the history of the Menai Straits and wrote a chapter on the subject for the Anglesey Inventory, 1937, of the Royal Commission on Ancient Monuments, and later A Review of the Records of the Conway and the Menai Ferries, published in 1942.


Scope and content: Papers of Henry Rees Davies, 1726-1935, including papers relating to the Ty'n Caeau estate, 1726-1789; papers relating to Llandisilio Commissioners Act 1879, 1867-1879; papers relating to ferries, lifeboats and shipwrecks, 1908-1933; papers relating to Ponciau Moorings footpaths, 1901-1914; letters to Llandysilio School Board, 1926; letters relating to Anglesey County records, 1934-1935; and miscellaneous papers collected by Davies, 1792-1924.


Language/script: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: miscellaneous papers; Ty'n Caeau estate; Llandisilio Commissioners Act; ferries, lifeboats and shipwrecks; Ponciau Moorings footpaths; Llandysilio School Board; and Anglesey County records.

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.

Finding aids: Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Archifdy Ynys Môn/Anglesey County Record Office, the National Library of Wales and the National Register of Archives. It is the policy of Gwasanaeth Archifdy Ynys Môn/Anglesey County Archives Service to catalogue in the language of the document.
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Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: Unknown

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Immediate source of acquisition: Source not recorded


Related units of description: Further papers relating to Henry Rees Davies are University of Wales, Bangor, Glanaethwy Papers


Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Archifdy Ynys Môn/Anglesey County Record Office, Catalogue of H. R. Davies Papers; Dictionary of Welsh Biography down to 1940 (London, 1959).

Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2 and LCSH.

Date(s) of description: July 2003



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Personal names

Davies, Henry Rees

Corporate names

Llandissilio School Board (Llandysilio, Anglesey, Wales)

Ty'n Caeau Estate (Wales)