Archive of the month

During 2019 we will be celebrating a “Year of Discovery” which will be an opportunity to :

  • look at inventive individuals who have carried out pioneering work in the fields of aeronautics, archaeology, mathematics, Celtic studies etc.
  • find out about adventurous Welsh men and women who have travelled the world as settlers or missionaries
  • discover more about new and exciting resources for researchers in the Archives and Special Collections

The “Year of Discovery” will enable us to build a multi-layered view of our collections  -  presenting our strengths and what makes us distinctive from other institutions throughout Wales.

June 2019


This recipe entitled “My Own Cake” is take from the 18th century recipe book of Elizabeth Morgan which is to be found within the Henblas Estate Collection. (Henblas Ms 14)

Elizabeth Morgan of Henblas near Llangristiolus in Anglesey died in 1773. She was the wife of Henry Morgan of Henblas, son of a Chancellor of Bangor and the daughter of Dr John Davies, rector of Kingsland in Herefordshire.

In addition to this volume of recipes and medicines she also wrote a gardening diary and kept an account book which can be seen in an exhibition at Storiel (Bangor Museum) until November 2019. On display also is her portrait and beautiful embroidered dress.

The “Elizabeth Morgan : 18th century Gardener” exhibition is accompanied by a programme of related events. See the Storiel website for further information :

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


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