Gwynedd Archives: Caernarfon Record Office

Evan Owen Family Correspondence

Reference code(s): GB 0219 XM/10308

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Title: Evan Owen Family Correspondence

Short title: Owen, Evan, confectioner, of Caernarfon, family correspondence

Dates of creation: 1890-1964

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: 150 items

Name of creator(s): Evan Owen; Owen family


Administrative and biographical history: Evan Owen (d. 1944) of Caernarfon, Caernarfonshire, and Liverpool, Lancashire, was a confectioner. He was the son of Owen Owen (d. 1916), farmer, of yr Aden, Caernarfon, and Mary Owen ([1845]-1898). His siblings included William John Owen (fl. 1891-1963) and Jane Mary Owen. Evan married Ellen Owen (d. 1954), daughter of John Owen (d. c. 1923), a slate manufacturer and farmer. Evan and Ellen had two daughters, Jennie and Dilys.


Scope and content: Papers of the Owen family of Caernarfon,, 1890-1964, including letters of Evan Owen to Ellen Owen, 1891-1892, 1905; letters to Evan from Mary Owen, [1890s], William John Owen, [1891]-1892, Jane Mary Owen, [1890s], and others, 1890-1907; official documents of Ellen Owen's family, 1911-1965, and Evan Owen's family, 1916-1963; accounts, 1894-1964; and memorabilia and ephemera, 1892-[1898].


Language/script: English, Welsh

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: letters from Evan Owen; letters to Evan Owen; letter to Ellen Owen; official documents of Ellen Owen's family; and official documents of Evan Owen's family.

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



Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds. The fonds includes some family papers post-dating Evan Owen's death.

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, Gohebiaeth Teulu Evan Owen/Evan Owen Family Correspondence, catalogue.

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

Date(s) of description: August 2004



Owen family, | of Caernarfon | Archives

Owen, Ellen, | d. 1954 | Correspondence

Owen, Evan, | confectioner, | Correspondence

Personal names

Owen family, of Caernarfon

Owen, Ellen, d. 1954

Owen, Evan, confectioner

Corporate names