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Sir Isambard Owen letters, 1868 - 1871

Reference Code: GBR/0269/DCPP/OW

Scope and Contents

Letters describing life as a student at Downing and Cambridge University between 1868 and 1871.


  • Creation: 1868 - 1871

Conditions Governing Access

From the Management Group:

Some records series are subject to confidentiality restrictions with the following closure periods: 30 years from date of creation for general administration files, legal records and financial files; 50 years from date of creation for governmental records, including papers of the College Governing Body and College Council, and constituent committees; 100 years from date of creation for personal and personnel records, including tutorial files, staff and fellows files and appointment records, personal finance and pension records. In addition sensitive correspondence and papers concerning College affairs such as disputes and disciplinary matters are closed for 100 years. Restrictions apply on some personal and private papers.

Biographical / Historical

Sir Herbert Isambard Owen (1850-1927) was a student at Downing from 1868-71. A doctor, specialist and lecturer, and an exponent of the Welsh language. He drew up the scheme for the University of Wales in 1891-2 and, after it was established in 1894, became its first Deputy-Chancellor, a position he held until 1910. He was knighted in 1902. He died in Paris on 14 January 1927 and was buried at Glanadda, Bangor, on 2 February 1927.


1 file(s) : Paper

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Related Materials

See DCHR/1/2/OW for reference file. DCPH/1/27 for photo.


Owen, Herbert Isambard (1850-1927) Deputy Chancellor of the University of Wales

Finding aid date

2001-10-03 14:29:50+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Downing College Repository

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