Gwynedd Archives: Caernarfon Record Office

Martha Parry, Bontnewydd, Papers

Reference code(s): GB 0219 XM/3352, XS/1775

Held at:

Title: Martha Parry, Bontnewydd, Papers

Short title: Parry, Martha, Bontnewydd, papers

Dates of creation: 1861-1977

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: 273 items

Name of creator(s): Martha Parry, Bontnewydd


Administrative and biographical history: Alice Parry (fl. 1902-1957) of Bontnewydd, Llanwnda, Caernarfonshire, was educated at Caernarfon County School, the University College of North Wales and Normal College Bangor. She became a teacher at Bontnewydd County School. Her sister was Martha Parry, who lived at Henryd, Bontnewydd. The family attended Siloam Calvinistic Methodist chapel in Bontnewydd.


Scope and content: Papers of Martha Parry, 1861-1977, including certificates of Alice Parry, 1902-1930; magazines and other items relating to Caernarfon County School, 1908-1911, the University College of North Wales, 1907-1924, and Normal College Bangor, 1914-1934; papers relating to Siloam Calvinistic Methodist chapel, Bontnewydd, 1902-1976, including annual reports, 1906-1976, service sheets, 1923-1963, and programmes for various societies, 1902-1963; papers relating to other chapels in the Caernarfon area, 1910-1977, including annual reports, 1931-1975, and service sheets, 1937-1955; Bontnewydd Women's Institute programmes, 1951-1962; Bontnewydd orphanage annual reports, 1910-1977; items relating to various National Eisteddfodau, 1921-1962; miscellaneous booklets, programmes and other ephemera collected by the Parry family, 1861-1965; and photographs and postcards relating to Caernarfonshire, [20th century].


Language/script: Welsh, English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: certificates; education; Siloam (MC) Bontnewydd; other chapels; miscellaneous; photographs.

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 conatins earlier material collected by Martha Parry pre-dating her birth.

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, Papurau Miss Martha Parry, Henryd, Bontnewydd/Papers of Miss Martha Parry, Henryd, Bontnewydd, catalogue.

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

Date(s) of description: September 2004



Calvinistic Methodists | Wales | Gwynedd

Charities | Wales | Gwynedd

Printed ephemera | Wales | Gwynedd

Religious institutions | Wales | Gwynedd

Student newspapers and periodicals | Wales | Bangor

Teachers | Wales | Gwynedd

Women | Wales | Gwynedd | Societies and clubs

Women's institutes | Wales | Gwynedd

Personal names

Parry, Alice, alive 1902-1957

Parry, Martha, [alive 1946]

Corporate names

Siloam (M. C.) (Chapel : Bontnewydd, Gwynedd, Wales)