Denbighshire Record Office

Glyndwr MSS

Reference code(s): GB 0209 DD/G

Held at:

Title: Glyndwr MSS

Short title: Hughes, Edward (Glyndwr), of Wrexham Fechan, papers

Dates of creation: 1593-1986

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: 6.023 cubic metres (317 boxes)

Name of creator(s): Edward Hughes of Wrexham Fechan; Hughes family of Wrexham Fechan


Administrative and biographical history: Edward Hughes, J. P., MBE, of Wrexham Fechan, Wrexham, Denbighshire (1862-1938), was the son of Joseph and Jane Hughes. He married Margaret Armstrong (d. 1947) in 1888, and had several children, including William Allen, Gwendoline, Dorothie, Edna and Jane Hughes. He worked as a book-keeper in Wrexham, and later owned shares in Cambrian Leatherworks, Wrexham, owned by Meredith Jones and Sons. He became a member of Wrexham Town Council in 1898, Mayor of Wrexham, 1906-1908, and Alderman of the Borough of Wrexham, 1907-1935. He was interested in business, public affairs, politics, local government, local and family history research, holding membership of many societies and clubs as well as business interests in the Wrexham area. After his death, further papers were collected and added by his family.


Scope and content: Papers collected by Edward Hughes and his family, 1593-1986, including Hughes family papers, 1848-1982, including correspondence, 1880-1978; scrap books, 1864-1968; personal papers of Edward Hughes, including diaries, 1879-1936; correspondence, 1880-1943; financial records, including personal accounts, 1881-1975; bank accounts, 1886-1944; receipted accounts, 1881-1945; and correspondence relating to accounts, 1888-1937; estate papers relating to Llansilin, 1833-1978; Caia estate, Wrexham, 1859-1938; Croesnewydd, Wrexham, [c. 1825]-1930; Wrexham, 1894-1975; Oswestry, 1919-1943; general estate papers, 1885-[c. 1977]; photographs, [c. 1880]-[c. 1970]; miscellaneous family papers, 1863-[c. 1970]; business records, 1790-1969, including records relating to agriculture, [c. 1792]-1933; S. Aston and Son, house furnishers, ironmongers, auctioneers and valuers, 1908-1968; Cambrian Leatherworks, 1823-1944; electricity, 1891-1938; gas, 1879-1949; mining, 1817-1939; savings banks, 1790-1936; Wrexham and East Denbighshire Water Company, 1884-1945; Yale Motor Company, 1923-1942; prospectuses, 1880-1934; miscellaneous Wrexham business records, [c. 1850]-1969; miscellaneous business-related records, 1878-[c. 1960]; records of charities, 1891-1975; court records, including court leet records, 1809-1979; magistracy, 1901-1938; records relating to culture and entertainment, mainly in Wrexham, 1824-1968; records relating to education, mainly in Wrexham, 1813-1978; records relating to Eisteddfodau, 1820-1953; records relating to elections, mainly in Denbighshire, 1807-1979; genealogical and historical research notes and related records, 1713-1940; records relating to nonconformity, 1817-1935; official records, 1850-1977, including records relating to Wrexham Borough Council, 1850-1977; Denbighshire County Council, 1897-1937; hospitals, 1876-1966; political papers, 1831-1973; records relating to the Royal Welch Fusiliers, 1906-1946; records relating to royalty, 1855-1956; sales particulars, 1813-1952; records of societies and associations, 1848-1980; records relating to sporting clubs and events, 1824-1958; deeds, relating mainly to Denbighshire, topographical material and local history notes, 1593-1986; records relating to transport, mainly in Denbighshire, 1854-1965; records relating to war and military service, [c. 1901]-1953; historical research papers of A. N. Palmer, 1744-1952; maps, 1607-[c. 1950]; newspapers and magazines, 1780-1955; photographs, [19th century]-1950; press-cuttings, [1840]-1957; prints, 1775-1919; miscellaneous, 1804-1936; and printed books, 1725-1969.


Language/script: English, Welsh

System of arrangement: Arrannged into the following: Family papers; Business and industry; Charities; Courts; Culture and entertainment; Education; Eisteddfodau; Elections; Genealogical and historical research; Maps; Newspapers and magazines; Nonconformity; Official; A. N. Palmer research notes; Photographs; Politics; Press-cuttings; Prints; Royal Welch Fusiliers; Royalty; Sale particulars; Societies and associations; Sport; Topographical; War; Miscellaneous; Books; Biographical; Literary.

Conditions governing access: Access to some documents within this collection may be restricted due to Data Protection legislation. Please contact Denbighshire Record Office for further information.

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.

Finding aids: A hard copy of the catalogue is available in Denbighshire Record Office.
Detailed catalogue


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records deposited at Denbighshire Record Office have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Immediate source of acquisition: Executors of Edna Hughes, Glyndwr, Wrexham



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: Denbighshire Record Office, Catalogue, Glyndwr MSS; NLW, W. W. Price Biographical Index (unpublished).

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

Date(s) of description: March 2004



Charities | Wales | Denbighshire

Deeds | Wales

Estate administration | Wales | Denbighshire

Hughes family, | of Wrexham Fechan | Archives

Hughes, Edward, | 1862-1938 | Archives

Recreation | Wales | Denbighshire

Societies | Wales | Wrexham

Wales | Genealogy

Wrexham (Wales) | Politics and government

Personal names

Hughes family, of Wrexham Fechan

Hughes, Edward, 1862-1938

Palmer, Alfred Neobard

Corporate names

Cambrian Leatherworks (Wrexham, Wales)

Denbighshire (Wales) | County Council

Great Britain | Army. | Royal Welsh Fusiliers

S. Ashton and Son

Wrexham (Wales) | Borough Council

Wrexham and East Denbighshire Water Company

Yale Motor Company