Gwynedd Archives: Caernarfon Record Office

Correspondence of the Morris Family

Reference code(s): GB 0219 XM/4370

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Title: Correspondence of the Morris Family

Short title: Morris family of Borth-y-Gest, correspondence

Dates of creation: 1880-1942

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: 84 items

Name of creator(s): Morris family


Administrative and biographical history: Daniel Morris (fl. 1891-1942), bank manager, of Liverpool, Lancashire, and Borth-y-Gest, Caernarfonshire, was the son of William Evans Morris (1822-1894), of Porthmadog, Caernarfonshire. He was married to Ellen (Nell) Edwards (fl. 1881-1917). Their children were Gwen (b. 1894) and John William Morris (1896-1979), later Lord Morris of Borth-y-Gest.


Scope and content: Correspondence of the Morris family of Borth-y-Gest, Caernarfonshire, 1880-1942, including letters to Ellen (Nell) Edwards, 1881-1910; letters from Daniel Morris to Nell and his son, 1891-1917; letters of William Evans Morris to Daniel and family, 1880-1894; and letters to Daniel from his brothers, John and Robert, 1896-1942.


Language/script: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: Ellen Morris; Daniel Morris; William Evans Morris, Porthmadog; correspondence between Daniel Morris and his brothers; and miscellaneous.

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply

Finding aids: Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Caernarfon Record Office and the National Library of Wales.
Detailed catalogue


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records have been retained

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Immediate source of acquisition: No information found


Related units of description: Correspondence and papers of Lord Morris and his family are in the National Library of Wales, Lord Morris of Borth-y-Gest (uncatalogued). Further papers of Lord Morris are in the House of Lords Record Office: The Parliamentary Archives.


Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: Caernarfon Record Office, Llythyrau y Teulu Morris/Correspondence of the Morris Family, catalogue.

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

Date(s) of description: August 2004



Morris family, | of Borth-y-Gest | Correspondence

Personal names

Morris family, of Borth-y-Gest

Morris, Daniel, fl. 1891-1942

Morris, Ellen, fl. 1881-1917

Morris, William Evans, 1822-1894

Corporate names