Bangor University

Diaries of Mr E. M. Edmunds and Jane Edmunds, his wife

Reference code(s): GB 0222 BMSS EDMU

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Title: Diaries of Mr E. M. Edmunds and Jane Edmunds, his wife

Short title: Diaries of Mr E. M. Edmunds and Jane Edmunds, his wife

Dates of creation: 1873 - 1929

Level of description: fonds

Extent and medium: 91 items

Name of creator(s): Mr E. M. Edmunds and his wife Jane, née Jane Griffith.


Administrative and biographical history: Jane Edmunds of Talwrn Bach, Talsarnau, Merionethshire, later of Talartro, Dyffryn Ardudwy, Merionethshire, was the wife of E. M. Edmunds and daughter in law of Rowland Edmunds of Moel-y-glo.
E. M. Edmunds seems to have farmed at Talwrn Bach, aforementioned, and Pentre Mawr in the same area.


Scope and content: The diaries date from 1873 - 1929 and in most cases there are two diaries for every year, one written by Mr Edmunds, the other by Jane Edmunds. Those belonging to Jane include details of daily farm tasks and duties with references to the weather, fairs and meetings, and in particular Wesleyan chapel meetings and services.
The farm diaries include weather notes, information regarding ordinary expenses, details regarding prices and wages and notes of Wesleyan chapel services.


System of arrangement: Arranged chronologically and incorporated into the General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts

Conditions governing access: Open to all users.

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright conditions apply. Reprographics are made at the discretion of the Archivist.

Finding aids: An item level catalogue is available at the Department of Manuscripts of the University of Wales Bangor. Reference numbers : General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts 1029 - 1051, 2548 - 2615

Detailed catalogue




Note: Description prepared by Elen Wyn Hughes, September 2001

Rules or conventions: Created following ISAD(G) and Archives Hub Data Creation Guidelines

Date(s) of description: Prior to 16-11-2004



Agriculture | Wales | 19th century

Agriculture | Wales | Gwynedd


Farm life | Wales | 19th century

Farm life | Wales | 20th century

Wales | Social life and customs

Personal names

Edmunds, E. M. (Edmund M.), b. 1856 or 7

Edmunds, Jane, b. 1852 or 3

Corporate names