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Deposit from Mr Harold Jones

Reference code(s): GB 0223 R/DX/157

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Title: Deposit from Mr Harold Jones

Short title: Scrapbook of Commander Bray

Dates of creation: 19001 - 1972

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: 1item

Name of creator(s): Bray, Commander Henry James


Administrative and biographical history: Commander Bray was born in Shrewsbury, attended Shrewsbury School, and was apprenticed aboard a Merchant Navy sailing ship in 1901. He travelled the world, eventually commanding his own ship. At the outbreak of war in 1914, he resigned and joined the Royal Navy. He retired to Knighton, where he managed the local labour exchange, gave piano lessons, and played the organ in the church.


Scope and content: A music manuscript book, used as a scrapbook. The scrapbook was compiled by Commander Henry James Bray DSC (1884-1959), but there are items added after his death. The scrapbook includes: Commander Bray's apprentice indenture and certificate of competency as master of foreign-going ships; family photographs; photographs of fellow officers from the Merchant and Royal Navies, all with typed commentary; drawings and memorabilia; newspaper cuttings; birth and marriage certificates.


Language/script: English

System of arrangement: Chronological

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply

Finding aids: Hard copy of the catalogue available at PCAO
Detailed catalogue


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records retained

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history: Given by Mrs Bray to Mr H Jones, after the death of Commander Bray

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposit by Mr Harold Jones



Archivist's note: Compiled by Anna Page, Assistant Archivist at Powys County Archive Office

Rules or conventions: This description follows guidelines provided by UWA Department of Information Studies, based on ISAD(G) 2nd edition, 2000.

Date(s) of description: November 2006



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