Gwynedd Archives: Caernarfon Record Office

Papers of Captain John Hughes, Brigydon, East Twthill, Caernarfon

Reference code(s): GB 0219 XM/6774; XS/3043

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Title: Papers of Captain John Hughes, Brigydon, East Twthill, Caernarfon

Short title: Hughes, John, Captain, of Brigydon, Caernarfon, papers

Dates of creation: 1868-1939

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: Information to be supplied

Name of creator(s): Captain John Hughes

CONTEXT

Administrative and biographical history: John Hughes (fl. [c. 1898]-1947) of Brigydon, East Twthill, Caernarfon, Caernarfonshire, was master of the barques Altair and the Inverness during the early 20th century. The Inverness was lost while on a voyage to New Zealand in 1918, but Captain Hughes was absolved of blame. Following the incident he became master of several other vessels, including the S. S. Ravenspoint. He had a son, Jack Hughes, who was also a Captain.

CONTENT

Scope and content: Personal papers, 1868-1939, of Captain John Hughes of Brigydon, including letter books, 1909-1913; financial records, 1917-1933; correspondence, 1918-1919; newspaper cuttings, 1918-1931; printed books, 1868-1939; miscellaneous papers, 1910-1935; maps and plans, 1932-[c. 1941]; and photographs, 1912-[c. 1922].

ACCESS AND USE

Language/script: English, Welsh

System of arrangement: Arranged into two groups, by deposit: Group One consists of personal papers; and Group Two consists of printed books, miscellaneous, maps and plans, and photographs.

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.

Finding aids: Hard copies of the catalogue are available in Caernarfon Record Office and the National Library of Wales. The catalogue is available online.
Detailed catalogue

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

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

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

ALLIED MATERIALS

Related units of description: Related material is Caernarfon Record Office, XM/8302 and XS/3558.

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following source was used to compile this description: Caernarfon Record Office, Papers of Captain John Hughes, Brigydon, East Twthill, Caernarfon, catalogue.

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

Date(s) of description: August 2004


INDEX ENTRIES

Subjects

Hughes, John, | of Caernarfon | Archives

Sailors | Wales, North,

Shipping | Wales | Caernarfon

Personal names

Hughes, John, d. 1947, Captain

Corporate names

Inverness (Ship)

Places

Caernarfon

New Zealand