Gwynedd Archives: Caernarfon Record Office

Papers of Emrys Hughes, Borth-y-Gest

Reference code(s): GB 0219 XM/531

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Title: Papers of Emrys Hughes, Borth-y-Gest

Short title: Hughes, Emrys, of Borth-y-Gest, research papers

Dates of creation: 1848-1956 (accumulated [1943]-1956)

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: Information to be supplied

Name of creator(s): Emrys Hughes (surveyor)


Administrative and biographical history: Emrys Hughes (fl. 1943-1956), of Borth-y-Gest, Ynyscynhaearn, Caernarfonshire, was the son of a ship's captain. He moved to Delph, Lancashire, and worked as a surveyor. Hughes researched the history of ships in the Porthmadog area and compiled a gazetteer of ships. His work was edited by Aled Eames and published as Porthmadog Ships in 1975.


Scope and content: Papers collected by Emrys Hughes of Borthygest, 1848-1956, including correspondence, 1943-1956; notes, 1944-1946; papers relating to shipping, 1859-[c. 1928]; papers relating to ship insurances, 1863-1924; newspapers cuttings, 1910-1952; and miscellaneous papers, 1848-1944.


Language/script: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: Correspondence of Emrys Hughes; Notes compiled by Emrys Hughes; Material collected by Emrys Hughes relating to shipping; Papers collected by Emrys Hughes relating to ship insurances; Newspaper cuttings; and Miscellaneous.

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, the National Library of Wales and the National Register of Archives.
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Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records deposited at Caernarfon Record Office have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Immediate source of acquisition: Source not recorded



Publication note: Hughes, Emrys and Eames, Aled, Porthmadog Ships (Caernarfon, 1975)

Note: Title supplied from collector of fonds. The archive contains earlier records collected by Hughes in the course of his research.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Caernarfon Record Office, Papers of Emrys hughes, Borth-y-Gest, catalogue; Hughes, Emrys and Eames, Aled, Porthmadog Ships (Caernarfon, 1975). Emrys Hughes is not the MP (1894-1969).

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

Date(s) of description: August 2004



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Hughes, Emrys

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