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Thomas Edward Owen (Manchester and Milford Railway) Papers

Reference code(s): GB 0210 THOEOWEN

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: Thomas Edward Owen (Manchester and Milford Railway) Papers

Short title: Owen, Thomas Edward, Papers

Dates of creation: 1820-1936

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: 0.086 cubic metres (3 boxes)

Name of creator(s): Thomas Edward Owen


Administrative and biographical history: Thomas Edward Owen was the second permanent way inspector for the Manchester and Milford Railway, a railway line from Crewe to Milford Haven constructed in order to provide the Lancashire cotton industry with alternative port to Liverpool. In 1911, the company was absorbed by the Great Western Railway Company. Thomas Edward Owen's father, Thomas Owen, had held the same post. Thomas Edward Owen left the company in 1905, and later worked as County Surveyor for the northern division of Cardiganshire.


Scope and content: Papers relating to T. E. Owen and his father T. Owen, 1820-1936, including diaries and memorandum books, 1820-1905; correspondence, 1878-1907; a time-book of men building the railway bridge over the Rheidol, 1887, kept by T. E. Owen; monthly summaries of materials used, 1880-98; hay account, l873-1899; printed reports of the Manager and Receiver of the Manchester and Milford Railway, 1882-1894; statements of accounts, 1881-2; rules and regulations of the railway, 1865, 1897; rules of the M. & M. Railway Friendly Society, 1868; balance sheets, 1877-1904; plans and photographs of buildings, rolling stock and personnel.


Language/script: English

System of arrangement: Arranged chronologically into: diaries; material used and stocktaking accounts; correspondence; miscellaneous; maps and plans; and photographs.

Conditions governing access: Readers consulting modern papers in the National Library of Wales are required to sign the 'Modern papers - data protection' form.

Conditions governing reproduction: The usual copyright regulations apply.

Finding aids: A hard copy of the catalogue is available at the National Library of Wales. The catalogue can be accessed online.
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Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records have been retained

Accruals: Accruals are not expected.

Immediate source of acquisition: Bequeathed in 1946.



Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds.

Archivist's note: Created for the ANW project using the following source: NLW, Schedule of Thomas Edward Owen (Manchester and Milford Railway) Papers.

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

Date(s) of description: March 2003



Manchester & Milford Railway | Employees

Owen, Thomas Edward, | 1871?-1946? | Archives

Owen, Thomas Edward, | 1871?-1946? | Diaries

Owen, Thomas, | railway engineer | Archives

Owen, Thomas, | railway engineer | Diaries

Railway engineering | Wales

Railway engineers | Wales | Archives

Railways | Wales

Personal names

Owen, Thomas Edward, 1871?-1946?

Owen, Thomas, railway engineer

Corporate names

Manchester & Milford Railway


Milford Haven