National Library of Wales
William Owen, Prysgol, Papers
Reference code(s): GB 0210 WILGOL
Held at: National Library of Wales
Title: William Owen, Prysgol, Papers
Short title: Owen, William, of Prysgol, papers
Dates of creation: (Watermark 1825)-[c. 1854]
Level of description: Fonds
Extent and medium: (5 volumes)
Name of creator(s): William Owen, Prysgol
Administrative and biographical history: William Owen, Prysgol (1813-1893) was a composer of anthems and hymn tunes, including the well-known hymn-tune 'Bryn Calfaria'. He was born in Bangor, Caernarfonshire, and began writing music at the age of eighteen. He later moved to Prysgol, Llanrug, Caernarfonshire. He composed several temperance pieces, and his anthem 'Ffynnon Ddisglair' and hymn-tunes 'Alma' and 'Deemster' were among his most popular works.
Scope and content: Holograph manuscript of the hymn-tune 'Bryn Calfaria' by William Owen (1813-1893), 1850; four manuscript tune-books and loose manuscript music mostly in the hand of William Owen, including many of his own compositions, (Watermark 1825)-[c. 1854]; together with some printed music relating to the composer and photographs relating to the memorial to him erected at Cae Athro in 1913.
ACCESS AND USE
System of arrangement: Arranged as NLW MSS 12052C, 21547-21551.
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.
Finding aids: A hard copy of the catalogue is available at the National Library of Wales. The catalogue is available online.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records donated to the National Library of Wales have been retained.
Accruals: Accruals are not expected
Immediate source of acquisition: Donated by Mr Owen H Jones, Rhostryfan, 1962. Donated by Mr Dewi Lloyd Jones, Liverpool, 1973.
Related units of description: Printed items received with the manuscripts of William Owen are in NLW, printed collections and photographs are in NLW, special collections.
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: NLW Schedule William Owen, Prysgol; 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: March 2003