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


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.


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].


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

Accruals: Accruals are not expected


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


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



Hughes, John, | of Caernarfon | Archives

Sailors | Wales, North,

Shipping | Wales | Caernarfon

Personal names

Hughes, John, d. 1947, Captain

Corporate names

Inverness (Ship)



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