Archive of the month

The Archive of the Month feature raises awareness amongst students and staff about the variety of material that we hold. In particular, the old Bangor photographs appear to spark a lot of interest and debate on the University’s Facebook pages.

Every month, an item is selected to be showcased. The item is scanned and a short piece of text written about its history.

January 2018



These images were taken from an illuminated coming of age album, presented to Edward Owen Vaughan Lloyd of Berth (Merionethshire) and Rhagatt (Denbighshire) in 1878. [Bangor Ms 40222]

The album consists of 7 pages within velvet covers with metal mounts. It includes an address, a list of tenants and a list of "Friends and well-wishers".

Edward Owen Vaughan Lloyd (1857-1914) succeeded his uncle, John Lloyd, to the Rhagatt estate. He became JP for Merioneth and served as High Sheriff of both Merionethshire and Denbighshire. He had a deep interest in the history and culture of his native country and was an active member of both the Hon. Society of Cymmrodorion and the Gorsedd of the National Eisteddfod.

Deposited at the Archives and Special Collection in October 2017 by the Director of the Institute for the Study of Welsh Estates, Dr Shaun Evans.

This "Archive of the Month" was created by Elen Wyn Simpson, Archivist

Click on the links below to view all our showcased documents.










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