Archival Collections


Amlwch Manuscripts

Papers of the Matthews family of Amlwch, formerly of Mold and Aberystwyth, 18th-19th cent.

Anglesey Hunting Club Records

Records of the Anglesey Hunting Club, established in 1815

Anglesey Hunt Records and Aftefacts

Records of the Anglesey Hunt, the oldest hunt in Britain

Ashby (Ty Calch) Manuscripts

Correspondence and personal memoranda of the Prytherch family of Dyffryn Gwyn, Trefdraeth, Anglesey and the Williams family of Ty Calch, Bodorgan, 18th-19th cent.

Bala-Bangor Manuscripts

Records of the Bala-Bangor Independent College

Baron Hill Manuscripts

Records of the Bulkeley family of Baron Hill, Beaumaris, Anglesey, 14th-20th cent.

Beaumaris and Anglesey Records

Records of the Borough Council of Beaumaris, 17th-20th cent.

Belmount Manuscripts

Family papers of Sir Henry Lewis of Belmont, Bangor

Bodorgan Manuscripts

Records of the Meyrick family of Bodorgan, Anglesey, 15th-20th century

Bodrhyddan Manuscripts

Records of the Bodrhyddan estate in Flintshire and its successive owners, the Conway, Yonge, Shipley, Shilpey-conwy and Rowley-Conwy families, 14th-20th century

Broom Hall Manuscripts

Deeds and various documents presented by W.P.O. Evans of Broom Hall near Pwllheli, Caernarfonshire

Brynaerau Manuscripts

Family papers of Solomon Williams, 1770-1848 of Brynaearau Isa, Clynnog, Caernarfonshire

Caerau Manuscripts

Records of the Owens family of Caerau in the parish of Llanfair-yng-Nghornwy, Anglesey, 17th-20th cent.

Carter Vincent Manuscripts

Records from the office of Carter Vincent & Co., Bangor, solicitors, 18th-20th cent.

Castell Manuscripts

Papers of the Roberts family of Castell near Pentir, Bangor, Caernarfonshire

Cefn Du Manuscripts

Records relating to the Cefn Du Slate Quarry in the parishes of Llanrug and Llanbeblig co. Caernarfon

Cefn Llan Manuscripts

Papers relating to the Hughes family of Cefn Llan and Cefn Llan Uchaf in the parish of Llanddeiniolen, Caernarfonshire

Coetmor Manuscripts

Papers of William John Parry, 1842-1927, of Coetmor Hall, Bethesda, a leading political figure and founder of the North Wales Quarrymen’s Union

Corfanydd Manuscripts

Papers of Robert Herbert Williams (Corfanydd), 1805-1876, hymn writer

Crawley-Vincent Manuscripts

Papers relating to the Crawley and Vincent families of Gorddinog, Abergwyngregyn, Caernarfonshire

Cynhaiarn Manuscripts

Records from the office of Gwyndaf Williams, Porthmadog, solicitor, but mostly accumulated during the practice of a former principal of the firm, Thomas Jones (Cynhaiarn) who died in 1916

Dinam Hall Manuscripts

Papers of the Williams family of Dinam Hall, Llangaffo, Anglesey, 17th-19th century

Edern Manuscripts

Papers of Ellis James of Vaynol Home Farm, Bangor who died in 1878, farmer

William Charles Evans Papers

Papers of Williams Charles Evans, 1911-1988, biochemist

Gaianydd Manuscripts

Papers of the Rev. O Gaianydd Williams who died in 1928, Calvinistic Methodist Minister

Garthewin Manuscripts

Records of the Garthewin estate, Denbighshire,15th-19th century

Gasquoine Manuscripts

Papers of Rev. Thomas Gasquoine who died in 1913, Congregational minister

Goppa Diaries

Diaries of David Tegla Jones of Goppa Farm, Trawsfynydd, Merionethshire, farmer and councillor, 19th-20th century

R.D. Griffith Manuscripts

Papers of R.D. Griffith of Old Colwyn, Denbighshire, who died in 1958, amateur musician and authority on Welsh religious music

Gwalchmai Manuscripts

Papers of the Rev. Richard Parry (Gwalchmai), 1803-1897, Independent Minister

Gwredog Manuscripts

Records of Gwredog farm, Amlwch, Anglesey and its inhabitants, 19th-20th century

Gwyneddon Manuscripts

Manuscripts collected by John Davies (Gwyneddon) and Gwyneddon Davies of Caernarfon, consisting mostly of early Welsh poetry, 16th-19th century

Henblas A and Henblas B Manuscripts

Papers relating to the Lloyd, Morgan and Evans families of Henblas and Trefeilir, Anglesey, 16th-20th century

Henllys Manuscripts

Records of the Henllys and Bodior estates in Beaumaris and Rhoscolyn, Anglesey, 16th-20th century

Gabriel Hughes Manuscripts

Papers of Gabriel Hughes, 1861-1932 of Rhyl, grocer

DR Hugh Jones Manuscripts

Papers of Dr Hugh Jones, 1857-1919, Wesleyan minister and historian

Kinmel Manuscripts

Records of the Kinmel estate, co. Denbigh and Flintshire, 14th-20th century

Llecheiddior Manuscripts

Papers of R.H. Evans of Pwllheli and Melin Llecheiddior, Principal of Madryn Castle Farm School and licensed valuer in Caernarfonshire and Anglesey

Lligwy Manuscripts

Papers of the Lligwy estate, Anglesey, 15th-20th century

Sir John Edwards Lloyd Manuscripts

Papers of Sir John Edward Lloyd, historian

Llwydiarth Escob Manuscripts

Records from the office of Thomas Prichard, of Llwydiarth Esgob, Llannerchymedd, Anglesey, solicitor, 16th-20th century

Llysdulas Manuscripts

Papers of the Lewis and Hughes families of Llysdulas, Anglesey and Kinmel Park, co. Denbigh

Maesyneuadd Manuscripts

Papers relating to the Wynne and Nanney families of Maesyneuadd and Maesypandy, Merionethshire

Melville Richards Place-Name Archive

An archive of place-name material amassed by Professor Melville Richards, 1910-1973. To consult the archive, go to

Meudwy Môn Manuscripts

Papers of Rev. Owen Jones (Meudwy Môn), 1806-1889, Calvinistic Methodist Minister

Mona Mine Manuscripts

Records of the Mona Copper Mine, Parys mountain, Anglesey

Morfa Manuscripts

Papers of the Rev. Joseph Morris, 1806-1891, of Madryn Lodge, Caernarfonshire

Mostyn Manuscripts

Records of the Mostyn family, Mostyn, Flintshire, 13th-20th century, including literary and historical manuscripts

Nannau Manuscripts

Papers of the Nannau family of Nannau, Dolgellau, the Vaughans of Hengwrt and Dolmelynllyn, Merionethshire and those relating to the Meillionydd and Ystumcolwyn estates, 15th-20th century

Nantlle Manuscripts

Records relating to slate quarries in the Nantlle Valley

Newell Manuscripts

Papers of the Rev. Richard Newell, 1785-1852

Nicander Manuscripts

Papers of the Rev. Morris Williams (Nicander), 1809-1874

Pamplin Papers

Correspondence of William Pamplin, 1806-1899, botanist, botanical publisher, bookseller and agent for the distribution of seeds

Penrhos Manuscripts

Papers of the Owen family of Penrhos, Anglesey

Penrhyn Castle Manuscripts

Records of the Penrhyn estate, 13th-20th century

Penrhyn BRA Manuscripts

Records of the Penrhyn estate, received through the British Record Association

Penrhyn Correspondence - Bethesda Intermediate School

Correspondence relating to the foundation of Bethesda Intermediate School

Penrhyn Correspondence - Quarry Strike

Correspondence relating to the Penrhyn Quarry Strike

Pentre Mawr Manuscripts

Documents relating to properties in Aberchwilar, Eglwys-bach, Llandyrnog and Spythyd, co. Denbigh, 16th-19th century

Plas Carreg Manuscripts

Papers relating to land in the Llyn Peninsula and featuring Carreg estate family members,16th-20th century

Plas Coch Manuscripts

Papers of the Hughes and Hughes-Hunter families of Plas Coch and Brynddu, Anglesey, 15th-20th century

Plas Gwyn Manuscripts

Records of the Plas Gwyn estate, Pentraeth, Anglesey, 15th-19th century

Presaddfed Manuscripts

Records of the Dronwy and Presaddfed estates in Anglesey, 15th-20th century

Plas Newydd Manuscripts

Records of the Plas Newydd estate, Anglesey

Porth-yr-Aur Manuscripts

Collection of papers accumulated in the office of John Evans, attorney of Porth-yr-Aur, Caernarfon, 16th-19th century


Records of the Rhiwbach slate quarries, Ffestiniog, 19th-20th century

Sale Catalogues

Sale Catalogues of properties in the counties of Anglesey, Caernarfon, Carmarthen, Denbigh, Flint, Merioneth, Montgomery and Radnor in Wales, and in the counties of Stafford and Cheshire in England, 18th-20th century


Papers of Allen Searell of Beddgelert, formerly of Devon who died in 1865, mining and quarrying developer.


Papers of the Rev. Thomas Shankland, 1858-1927, Welsh Librarian of the University College of North Wales


Stapleton family papers, West Indian sugar plantation owners, 18th-19th century


Deeds and documents relating to properties in Llangybi, Carngiwch and Pwllheli, Caernarfonshire, 17th-19th century


Deeds and documents relating to properties in Anglesey and Caernarfonshire, deposited by Roger Lloyd of Plas Tregayan, Llangefni, Anglesey


Records from the office of Messrs J.S. Laurie & Co., late of Tynygongl, Beaumaris, solicitors. Includes deeds, wills, rentals, maps and plans relating to estates and properties in Anglesey, Caernarfonshire, Merionethshire and Denbighshire.


Papers presented by Sir Wyn Wheldon, comprising the papers of Robert Jones of Rhos-lan, 1745-1829 and his sons, 18th-19th century

Whitney and Clifford

Records from the office of E. Thornton Jones, Bangor, solicitor. Includes documents relating mainly to the manors and parishes of Whitney and Clifford in north west Herefordshire, 14th-19th century

Sir Ifor Williams Papers

Papers of Sir Ifor Williams, 1881-1965. Celtic Scholar and Professor of Welsh at the University College of North Wales

Wyn Hall Manuscripts

Records of the Kenrick family of Wynn Hall, Ruabon, Denbighshire, 17th-20th century


Papers relating to the Jones-Parry family of Cefn Llanfair and Madryn estates, Caernarfonshire. Presented by Mr and Mrs Yale of Llanbedrog near Pwllheli

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