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ADX/1006: Papers of the Fowler Family, New Quay, Ceredigion


Acc. 2258



Ref: ADX/1006

Reference: [GB0212] ADX/1006
Title: Papers of the Fowler Family, New Quay, Ceredigion
Date(s): 1902 - 2008
Level: Fonds
Extent: 0.163m3

Creator(s): Fowler, Gwynfor Harries (1906-1966), Blake, Elizabeth Margarita Helen nee Fowler (1931-1988)

Administrative History:
Gwynfor Harries Fowler of New Quay was born in 1906. His career began in the Merchant Navy, where he earned an MBE for his service aboard the S.S. Llanshe. After the war, Fowler served with the Hopemount Shipping Company (later Shell) as captain of the MV Hopemount and MV Hopecrest. Fowler married Elizabeth Evans in 1926, their daughter Elizabeth Margarita (Rita) was born in 1931. Rita Fowler grew up in New Quay before attending University College Wales. She became a teacher after graduation and eventually moved to Portsmouth. She married Bill Blake in 1960, and they relocated to Bristol in 1965, where she remained until her death in 1988.

Archival History:
The papers in this collection remained in the hands of E.M.H. Fowler after the death of her father G.H. Fowler. Her daughters, Maggie Goodger and Eleanor Blake, originally contacted the National Maritime Museum to donate their grandfather's and mother's papers. The Museum recommended donation to the Tyne and Wear Archives since Captain Fowler sailed from Newcastle. Tyne and Wear could not take the collection as the family was not from the area. It was suggested to donate to the Ceredigion Archives since the Fowler Family were from New Quay.

Scope and Content:
The collection contains the papers of G.H. Fowler pertaining to his career as a shipping captain. His papers include personal journals, images and object collected from his voyages and administrative papers from the Hopemount Shipping Company, and notes and textbooks from the preparation for the Master Mariner's Exam. Additionally personal items include correspondence with friends and his daughter Rita Blake and slides from his home in New Quay. The personal papers of E.M.H. Fowler cover her education in Aberaeron and Aberystwyth, including a large collection of material from University College Wales, and personal correspondence and financial papers. The collection also includes a large variety of booklets of tourist attractions in Ceredigion.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:
Deposited by Eleanor C. Blake. (Granddaughter of Capt. Fowler)

Appraisal Information: Records unrelated to Ceredigion have been removed from collection, damaged or blank documents have been destroyed.

Accruals: A further Deposit of Fowler Family papers was made in August 2011 (Acc. 2772), it remains uncatalogued at present.

System of Arrangement: Collection has been divided into two sub-fonds defined by the creator/originator of the collection

Conditions Governing Access: Some items closed under the Data Protection Act (1999)

Conditions Governing Reproduction: Items under copyright are governed by usual copyright regulations.

Language: English, Welsh

Physical Characteristics: Paper and newsprint, some in poor condition; plastic and wood objects; slides, photographs and negative reels

Finding Aids: Paper Catalogue Available

Archivist's Note: Prepared by Aberystwyth University Students, studying Archive Administration, 2011

Rules or Conventions: ICA ISAD(G), second edition; NCA Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names; Archive Network Wales Guidelines for the Creation of Fonds-Level Descriptions

Date of Description: Catalogue complied, 4 March 2011-8 April 2011



Ref: ADX/1006/1

Reference: ADX/1006/1
Title: Papers of G.H. Fowler
Date(s): 1902 - 1981
Level: Sub-fonds
Extent: 7 series

Creator(s): Fowler, Gwynfor Harries (1906-1966)

Administrative History:
Gwynfor Harries Fowler was born in 1906 in New Quay, Cardiganshire, registered as Gwynfor H. Thomas, son of Catherine Thomas. Catherine married George Fowler in 1910. Fowler's younger brother Cyril was born in 1914. George Fowler died fighting in France in World War I in 1918. Gwynfor Thomas married Elizabeth M Evans in March 1926 in Gower parish. His brother Cyril died at the age of 21 in 1935 and Fowler's mother died in 1937 at the age of 50. 

He began his career in the Merchant Navy as 3rd Officer on the S.S. Llanshe from 12 June 1940-17 February 1943. The ship was torpedoed in 1943 south of Cape St. Frances, South Africa, after which G.H. Fowler received an MBE. Fowler continued to serve in the Merchant Navy aboard the Santus Castle during the war and post-war period. He then began serving with the Anglo-Saxon Petroleum Company (later purchased by B.P.) aboard the S.S. Kennerleya as 3rd Officer between 1947-1948. Afterwards, Fowler worked for the Hopemount Shipping Company (later Shell) as captain of the M.V. Hopemount from 1953-1960 and the M.V. Hopecrest from 1961-1965. He took his master mariner's exam in 1955 at the age of 47. Among his friends, Captain Fowler was known as Wyn or Johnny. He died in 1966. 

Archival History:
The papers in this collection remained in the hands of E.M.H. Fowler after the death of her father G.H. Fowler. Her daughters, Maggie Goodger and Eleanor Blake, originally contacted the National Maritime Museum to donated their grandfather's and mother's papers. The Museum recommended donation to the Tyne and Wear Archives since Captain Fowler sailed from Newcastle. Tyne and Wear could not take the collection as the family was not from the area. It was suggested to donate to the Ceredigion Archives since the Fowler Family were from New Quay.

Scope and Content:
This sub-fonds contains papers and objects belonging to Gwynfor Harries Fowler, particularly from the period of his career of a Captain with the Hopemount Shipping Company, 1953-1966. Records includes a collection of notebooks kept during voyages, administrative papers from the Hopemount Shipping Company, images from voyages, Fowler's personal library, sailing charts, and a collection of objects for navigation. The collection also includes personal correspondence received by Captain Fowler and slides and financial documents from his hometown of New Quay. 

Appraisal Information: Damaged ephemera material has been removed.

System of Arrangement: Arranged in seven series: Career, Examination Papers, Correspondence, Images, Objects, Printed Materials, and Misc. Local Material

Conditions Governing Access: Some items in poor condition. Handle with care.

Conditions Governing Reproduction: Items under copyright are governed by usual copyright regulations.

Language: English

Physical Characteristics: Volume binding in poor condition, slides require slide viewer, negative reels damaged and unusable

Related Material: ‘The Times’, 22 November 1943 contained the announcement of G.H. Fowler's MBE



Ref: ADX/1006/1/1

Reference: ADX/1006/1/1
Title: Material related to the career of G.H. Fowler
Date(s): 1944 - 1966
Level: Series
Extent: 3 sub-series

Scope and Content:
Papers kept by Captain Fowler over the course of his career with the Hopemount Shipping Company. Includes notebooks and logbooks from voyages, pay slips, charts

System of Arrangement: Arranged into three sub-series: notebooks, papers and charts



Reference: ADX/1006/1/1/1
Title: Voyage Notebooks
Date(s): 1950 - 1966
Level: Sub-series
Extent: 13 items

Scope and Content: 
Notebooks kept by Captain Fowler during his voyages, arranged chronologically by date of first entry


Reference: ADX/1006/1/1/1/1
Title: Notebook on Ports, 1950-1951
Date(s): 1950 - 1951
Level: Item
Extent: 1 volume

Scope and Content:
Small notebook contained numbered list of information on shipping ports from voyage Port Said to Calcutta with information on signalling, ship conditions, and restocking.


Reference: ADX/1006/1/1/1/2
Title: Notebook from voyage of M.V. Hopemount, 1953-1954
Date(s): 26 June 1953 - 31 January 1954
Level: Item
Extent: 1 volume

Scope and Content:
Notebook containing calculations on water tank capacity, fuel use and stock lists from voyage of M.V. Hopemount at port Curacao to port Mena Al Ahmadi
Notes: Torn and missing pages, loose sheets of notes


Reference: ADX/1006/1/1/1/3
Title: Log Abstract of M.V. Hopemount, 1953-1957
Date(s): 1953 - 1957
Level: Item
Extent: 1 volume

Scope and Content:
Logbook with distance and navigation entries from voyages of the M.V. Hopemount. Loose sheets and notepad of calculations and letter instructions from Traffic Division of Shell Tankers Limited 1 April 1957 concerning Port Sheets/Sea Passage Analyses- Short Voyage Trades and an example of a Loading/Discharge Port Sheet
Notes: Binding and back cover loose, sellotape


Reference: ADX/1006/1/1/1/4
Title: Voyage Notebook, 1955-1957
Date(s): 31 October 1955 - 4 May 1957
Level: Item
Extent: 1 volume

Scope and Content:
Notebook of readings of navigation speeds, winds, weather conditions and fuel intake from voyage of M.V. Hopemount with index of voyages on inside cover


Reference: ADX/1006/1/1/1/5
Title: Intake Notebook, 1956-1959
Date(s): 7 January 1956 - 30 July 1959
Level: Item
Extent: 1 volume

Scope and Content:
Notebook of calculations of cargo and supply tonnage.


Reference: ADX/1006/1/1/1/6
Title: Logbook of M.V. Hopemount, 1957-1958
Date(s): 18 May 1957 - 3 September 1958
Level: Item
Extent: 1 volume

Scope and Content:
Logbook containing notes about fuel, cargo, weather conditions, navigation and notable events from voyages of M.V. Hopemount with loose sheets of calculations and brochure for The Flying Angel Club
Notes: Binding loose, some sellotape remaining


Reference: ADX/1006/1/1/1/7
Title: Logbook, 1958-1959
Date(s): 8 September 1958 - 29 November 1959
Level: Item
Extent: 1 volume

Scope and Content:
Logbook containing notes on navigation, winds, weather conditions, and notable events from voyages.


Reference: ADX/1006/1/1/1/8
Title: Logbook, 1960-1961
Date(s): 13 January 1960 - 13 June 1961
Level: Item
Extent: 1 volume

Scope and Content:
Logbook containing notes on distances, navigation, winds, weather conditions and notable events on voyages, and tables of distances between ports and equal attribute tables with inserts of signalling symbols and a Distance Table for Montevideo and Buenos Aires to Ushuaia and Intermediate Ports


Reference: ADX/1006/1/1/1/9
Title: Logbook of M.V. Hopecrest, 1961-1963
Date(s): 27 November 1961 - 8 February 1963
Level: Item
Extent: 1 volume

Scope and Content:
Logbook of voyages of the M.V. Hopecrest containing navigation calculations, winds, weather conditions, and notable events. Front inside cover contains distance chart and calculations for voyage.


Reference: ADX/1006/1/1/1/10
Title: Logbook, 1963
Date(s): 10 February 1963 - 2 December 1963
Level: Item
Extent: 1 volume

Scope and Content:
Logbook containing notes from voyages with distance and navigation, winds, weather conditions and notable events. 


Reference: ADX/1006/1/1/1/11
Title: Logbook, 1963-1964
Date(s): 2 December 1963 - 8 November 1964
Level: Item
Extent: 1 volume

Scope and Content:
Logbook from voyages including distances, navigation, winds, weather conditions, and notable events. Front inside cover has distance table for voyages
Notes: Pages loose, sellotape between pages to hold binding


Reference: ADX/1006/1/1/1/12
Title: Logbook, 1965-1966
Date(s): 19 October 1965 - 20 January 1966
Level: Item
Extent: 1 volume

Scope and Content:
Logbook of voyages containing distances, navigation notes, winds, weather and notable events. Inside front cover contains index of voyages. Insert of Speed Table
Notes: Sellotape removed from inserts


Reference: ADX/1006/1/1/1/13
Title: Port Notebook
Date(s): n.d.
Level: Item
Extent: 1 volume

Scope and Content:
Small notebook with notes on signalling, discharge, supplies and medical information for ports on voyage between Torres Straits to Trincomalee



Reference: ADX/1006/1/1/2
Title: Papers relating to the Career of G.H. Fowler
Date(s): 12 December 1944 - 9 April 1966
Level: Sub-Series
Extent: 3 files and 3 items

Scope and Content:
Papers sent to Captain Fowler throughout his career pertaining to his service. Includes pay and pension receipts, letters discussing service record, and documents relating to preparation for voyages. Also includes a file of correspondence to Rita Fowler with information on the location of Captain Fowler's ships.

System of Arrangement: Arranged chronologically



Reference: ADX/1006/1/1/2/1
Title: File of Receipts for Pay and Pension
Date(s): 12 December 1944 - 9 April 1966
Level: File
Extent: 12 sheets

Scope and Content:
Merchant Navy Officers Pension Fund receipt dated 12 December 1944, Earnings sheets for May and September 1950, receipt of remuneration dated 1 June 1953, Seaman's Allotment notes to pay R. Fowler dated 16 January 1959 and 9 April 1966 and various payslips for G.H. Fowler while serving on the Hopecrest 1961 to 1965


Reference: ADX/1006/1/1/2/2
Title: Certificate of Service with cover letter
Date(s): 22 July 1948
Level: Item
Extent: 2 sheets

Scope and Content:
Certificate of Service from the Anglo-Saxon Petroleum Company for G.H. Fowler's service on the S.S. Kennerleya from 15 January 1947 to 2 June 1948 with attached letter of receipt


Reference: ADX/1006/1/1/2/3
Title: Reference and covering letter from Evan Thomas Radcliffe and Co.
Date(s): 24 March 1944 - 16 November 1951
Level: Item
Extent: 2 sheets

Scope and Content:
Copy of a professional reference dated 24 March 1944 for G.H. Fowler concerning his service as Third Officer on S.S. Llanashe from 12 June 1940 to 17 February 1943 and covering letter from Evan Thomas Radcliffe dated 16 November 1951


Reference: ADX/1006/1/1/2/4
Title: File of correspondence from the Hopemount Shipping Co. 
Date(s): 19 October 1959 - 18 March 1966
Level: File
Extent: 10 sheets

Scope and Content:
Letters to Rita Blake from the Hopemount Shipping Company as receipt for letters sent to G.H. Fowler and containing updates on the location of his vessel


Reference: ADX/1006/1/1/2/5
Title: Miscellaneous papers collected during the career of G.H. Fowler
Date(s): 18 August 1947 - December 1960
Level: File
Extent: 11 sheets

Scope and Content:
Ephemeral material including a note from the Ministry of Labour and National Service concerning the Merchant Navy Officers and Students Nautical School with envelope, License to Purchase Rationed Goods Coupon-Free dated 18 August 1947 to purchase uniform, Service programme for launching ships, prospectus for the Sir John Cass Nautical School, packing list of gear for Second Mate and stationary supply list for M.T. Hopemount for December 1960


Reference: ADX/1006/1/1/2/6
Title: Letter concerning Port Sheets with samples
Date(s): 23 July 1958
Level: Item
Extent: 7 sheets

Scope and Content:
Letter from Traffic Division of Shell Tankers Limited with instructions for completing Port Sheets/Sea Passage Analyses for Short Voyage Trades. Includes three samples of Port Sheets
Notes: Tears on one Port Sheet sample.



Reference: ADX/1006/1/1/3
Title: Charts
Date(s): n.d.
Level: Sub-series
Extent: 3 items

Scope and Content:
Navigational charts used for sailing

System of Arrangement: Items arranged alphabetically.
Notes: Items in poor condition, handle with care.



Reference: ADX/1006/1/1/3/1
Title: Brown's Distance Chart
Date(s): n.d.
Level: Item
Extent: 1 volume

Scope and Content:
Tables of distances between all the principal ports of the world, including principal UK and Continental ports to main foreign ports coastal and inter-continental. Labeled with signature of G.H. Fowler.
Notes: Very poor condition, torn through cover and fold of map, difficult to unfold


Reference: ADX/1006/1/1/3/2
Title: Brown's Nautical Star Chart
Date(s): n.d.
Level: Item
Extent: 2 pieces

Scope and Content:
Chart for navigation by stars to substitute star globe for use at all times of the year. Designed by Clissold, P. and Tweddell, A.J. Distributed by Brown, Son & Ferguson, Ltd., Glasgow. Included envelope. Chart and envelope are signed G.H. Fowler.
Notes: Chart severely damaged with tears along fold, discolouration from sellotape


Reference: ADX/1006/1/1/3/3
Title: Route Chart Illustrating Routes Described in H.O. Pub. No. 129
Date(s): n.d.
Level: Item
Extent: 1 sheet

Scope and Content:
Map of shipping routes with distances between strait of Gibraltar, USA and South America with inset of Caribbean


Ref: ADX/1006/1/2


Reference: ADX/1006/1/2
Title: Exam notes and workbooks
Date(s): Late 1940s - early 1950s
Level: Series
Extent: 11 items, 4 files

Scope and Content:
Exam working books, notebooks and general jottings accumulated by Captain Fowler pursuant to his sitting of his Master's exam.



Reference: ADX/1006/1/2/1
Title: Bundle of letters, notes and related materials
Date(s): 1950s
Level: File
Extent: 1 bundle

Scope and Content:
Bundle of letters and papers relating to Captain Fowler's sitting his Master's exam. Includes a Seaman's record book and certificates of discharge.


Reference: ADX/1006/1/2/2
Title: Bundle of exam workings
Date(s): c. 1940s - 1950s
Level: File
Extent: 1 bundle

Scope and Content:
Bundle of exam workings relating to Captain Fowler's Master's exam.


Reference: ADX/1006/1/2/3
Title: Practice workings related especially to navigation
Date(s): c. 1949
Level: Item
Extent: 1 bundle

Scope and Content:
Bundle of practice working papers related especially to navigation.


Reference: ADX/1006/1/2/4
Title: Meteorology and navigation workings
Date(s): c. 1950
Level: Item
Extent: 1 bundle

Scope and Content:
Bundle of papers consisting of practice workings related to meteorology and navigation.


Reference: ADX/1006/1/2/5
Title: Jotting book
Date(s): 1940s - 1950s
Level: Item
Extent: 1 volume

Scope and Content:
Royal Charter jotting book containing workings related especially to navigation.


Reference: ADX/1006/1/2/6
Title: Jotting book
Date(s): 1940s - 1950s
Level: Item
Extent: 1 volume

Scope and Content:
Blue jotting book containing workings related to practice navigational calculations and magnetism theory.


Reference: ADX/1006/1/2/7
Title: Memo book
Date(s): 1940s - 1950s
Level: Item
Extent: 1 volume

Scope and Content:
Red memo book containing practice workings related to navigation, trigonometry and magnetism.


Reference: ADX/1006/1/2/8
Title: Memo book
Date(s): 1940s - 1950s
Level: Item
Extent: 1 volume

Scope and Content:
Red memo book containing distances between ports and coastal geographical features. Marked 'Distances'.


Reference: ADX/1006/1/2/9
Title: Notebook
Date(s): 1940s - 1950s
Level: Item
Extent: 1 volume

Scope and Content:
Notebook with theory workings related especially to vessel handling and meteorology.


Reference: ADX/1006/1/2/10
Title: Notebook
Date(s): 1940s - 1950s
Level: Item
Extent: 1 volume

Scope and Content:
Blue notebook with jottings related to vessel handling and cargo loading theory.


Reference: ADX/1006/1/2/11
Title: Jotter
Date(s): c. 1950
Level: Item
Extent: 1 volume

Scope and Content:
Jotter containing notes related to navigation a page of a navigation practice exam paper.


Reference: ADX/1006/1/2/12
Title: Jotter
Date(s): 1940s - 1950s
Level: Item
Extent: 1 volume

Scope and Content:
Blue jotter containing practice workings related to meteorological theory and magnetism in particular.


Reference: ADX/1006/1/2/13
Title: Notebook
Date(s): c. 1959
Level: Item
Extent: 1 volume

Scope and Content:
Black notebook with workings relating to ports of refuge, navigation and magnetism theory. Contains a receipt for a dark grey worsted flannel suit made by Hector Powe, tailor of 169 Regent Street London.


Reference: ADX/1006/1/2/14
Title: Jotter
Date(s): 1940s - 1950s
Level: Item
Extent: 1 volume

Scope and Content:
Beige jotter containing workings related to magnetism and some elements of vessel handling theory.


Reference: ADX/1006/1/2/15
Title: Jotter
Date(s): 1940s -1950s
Level: Item
Extent: 1 volume

Scope and Content:
Jotter mainly containing ship diagrams.


Ref: ADX/1006/1/3


Reference: ADX/1006/1/3
Title: Correspondence to G.H. Fowler
Date(s): 1951 - 1967
Level: Series
Extent: 12 items, 1 bundle

Scope and Content:
Letters received by Captain Fowler, mostly from his daughter Rita Fowler and other shipping captains
System of Arrangement: Arranged chronologically.



Reference: ADX/1006/1/3/1
Title: Letter from J.O. & S.E. Staines
Date(s): 29 October 1951
Level: Item
Extent: 2m

Scope and Content:
Letter wishing G.H. Fowler success in gaining his Masters certificate, includes envelope


Reference: ADX/1006/1/3/2
Title: Letter from Donald Gray
Date(s): 25 April 1954
Level: Item
Extent: 1m

Scope and Content:
Letter includes information about Gray's shipping career


Reference: ADX/1006/1/3/3
Title: Shields correspondence
Date(s): 1961 -1966
Level: File
Extent: 11 items

Scope and Content:
Bundle of correspondence from Capt. William Shields about his voyages, shipping gossip, Shields' retirement, updates about other sailors and family news. Several letters include envelopes. 
Includes two newspaper clippings about the mutiny on Captain Shields ship Hoperidge, dated February 1962
Notes: Some letters damaged from sellotape


Reference: ADX/1006/1/3/5
Title: Envelope
Date(s): 1962
Level: Item
Extent: 1m

Scope and Content:
Empty envelope addressed to Capt. Gywyn Fowler on the Hopecrest, postmarked 1962 from Cardiganshire


Reference: ADX/1006/1/3/6
Title: Letter from Ken and Bess
Date(s): 7 February 1962
Level: Item
Extent: 2m

Scope and Content:
Letter discusses personal life of sender and other ships


Reference: ADX/1006/1/3/7
Title: Letter from Mrs. G. Burger
Date(s): 25 April 1963
Level: Item
Extent: 2m

Scope and Content:
Letter concerning information on survivors of the ship Llanache, specifically requesting details on First Radio Officer George Sydney Whitaker, included envelope


Reference: ADX/1006/1/3/8
Title: Marconigram from Syd Gwen Caroline
Date(s): 26 December 1963
Level: Item
Extent: 2m

Scope and Content:
Christmas Greetings telegram sent to Fowler in Singapore, with receipt from New Quay and envelope


Reference: ADX/1006/1/3/9
Title: Letter from Harry Tait
Date(s): 12 January 1965
Level: Item
Extent: 1m

Scope and Content:
Letter includes general update Tait's recent ship travels


Reference: ADX/1006/1/3/10
Title: Letter from Charley
Date(s): 21 March 1965
Level: Item
Extent: 3m

Scope and Content:
Includes general personal update from sender


Reference: ADX/1006/1/3/11
Title: Telegram from Rita and Bill Blake
Date(s): 4 May 1965
Level: Item
Extent: 2m

Scope and Content:
Happy Birthday telegram to G.H. Fowler at Yokohama Japan, includes envelope


Reference: ADX/1006/1/3/4
Title: Letter from Hew Jenkins
Date(s): 4 April 1956
Level: Item
Extent: 1m

Scope and Content:
Letter thanking G.H. Fowler for his letter of condolence


Reference: ADX/1006/1/3/12
Title: Letter from Simon
Date(s): 19 March 1967
Level: Item
Extent: 1m

Scope and Content:
Sent to Fowler in New Quay, concerning general update on life, the ships Hopecrest and Hopemount and sender's employment in the Fire Brigade


Reference: ADX/1006/1/3/13
Title: Telegram from Rita Blake
Date(s): n.d.
Level: Item
Extent: 1m

Scope and Content:
Happy Birthday telegram to G.H. Fowler on the Hopecrest


Ref: ADX/1006/1/4


Reference: ADX/1006/1/4
Title: Images
Date(s): 1950s - 1960s
Level: Series
Extent: 2 files, 7 items

Scope and Content:
Two boxes of slides relating to Captain Fowler's life and work at sea, and an accompanying folder of images of the ship and of Captain Fowler with his wife.

System of Arrangement: Slides arranged at file level as received, all other images arranged at item level in original order.



Reference: ADX/1006/1/4/1
Title: Box of Kodak slides
Date(s): 1950s - 1960s
Level: File
Extent: 20 slides

Scope and Content:
One box of colour transparencies containing 20 slides with views from Captain Fowler's various ships, family pictures and views of foreign ports.
Notes: One slide slightly damaged, will require conservation work.


Reference: ADX/1006/1/4/2
Title: Box of Kodak slides
Date(s): 1950s - 1960s
Level: File
Extent: 12 slides

Scope and Content:
Box of Kodak colour transparencies containing 12 images of Captain Fowler's ships, crewmates and pictures taken during voyages across the world.


Reference: ADX/1006/1/4/3
Title: Negatives reel
Date(s): 1950s - 1960s
Level: Item
Extent: 1 reel

Scope and Content:
One negatives reel containing 8 domestic images
Notes: Unusable due to extreme damage, will require extensive conservation work.


Reference: ADX/1006/1/4/4
Title: Image of M.V. Hopecrest
Date(s): October 1964
Level: Item
Extent: 1 photograph

Scope and Content:
Black and white photograph. Marked 'M.V. Hopecrest at Nigata, Japan Oct 1964'
Notes: Image slightly damaged and torn.


Reference: ADX/1006/1/4/5
Title: Image of M.V. Hopemount
Date(s): 1954
Level: Item
Extent: 1 photograph

Scope and Content:
Image of M.V. Hopemount, marked 'Curacao 1954'


Reference: ADX/1006/1/4/6
Title: Image of Captain Fowler
Date(s): c. 1950s - 1960s
Level: Item
Extent: 1 photograph

Scope and Content:
Image of Captain Fowler on deck in summer uniform.


Reference: ADX/1006/1/4/7
Title: Image of Balu Pahat
Date(s): 1950s - 1960s
Level: Item
Extent: 1 photograph

Scope and Content:
Image of Balu Pahat, in the Malacca Straits. Endorsed 'Balu Bahat, Malacca Straits'


Reference: ADX/1006/1/4/8
Title: Captain Fowler and his wife
Date(s): 1950s - 1960s
Level: Item
Extent: 1 photograph

Scope and Content:
Studio image of Captain Fowler and his wife.
Notes: Considerable damage to the image, will require remedial conservation.


Reference: ADX/1006/1/4/9
Title: Captain Fowler and wife
Date(s): 1950s - 1960s
Level: Item
Extent: 1 photograph

Scope and Content:
Studio image of Captain Fowler and wife.
Notes: Slight degradation to the left side of the image


Ref: ADX/1006/1/5


Reference: ADX/1006/1/5
Title: Objects
Date(s): c. Late 1940s - 1960s
Level: Series
Extent: 16 items

Scope and Content:
Objects related to celestial navigation, operation of a vessel at sea, Captain Fowler's career and items collected by Captain Fowler on his voyages.



Reference: ADX/1006/1/5/1
Title: Navigational Slide-rule
Date(s): 20th century
Level: Item
Extent: 1 object

Scope and Content:
Navigational slide-rule, marked 'Captain Field's Improved'


Reference: ADX/1006/1/5/2
Title: Torch
Date(s): 20th century
Level: Item
Extent: 1 object

Scope and Content:
One marine-issue 'Bright Star 1924' model torch. Marked 'G.H. Fowler'.


Reference: ADX/1006/1/5/3
Title: Simplon' Slide Rule
Date(s): 20th century
Level: Item
Extent: 1 object

Scope and Content:
Simplon' Slide rule. Marked 'Fowler, G.H.' 
Notes: Box rather worn and fragile.


Reference: ADX/1006/1/5/4
Title: Souvenir Flags
Date(s): 20th century
Level: Item
Extent: 4 pieces

Scope and Content:
Four souvenir flags acquired from ports visited in the course of Captain Fowler's career.


Reference: ADX/1006/1/5/5
Title: Pocket Calculator
Date(s): 20th century
Level: Item
Extent: 1 object

Scope and Content:
Practical Motorist six-in-one Pocket Guide and Calculator.'


Reference: ADX/1006/1/5/6
Title: Erasers
Date(s): 20th century
Level: Item
Extent: 5 pieces

Scope and Content:
Five Kokeshi Doll erasers, in three plastic wrappers.


Reference: ADX/1006/1/5/7
Title: Watchmaker's envelope and cord
Date(s): 20th century
Level: Item
Extent: 2 pieces

Scope and Content:
Watchmaker's envelope marked 'D.D. Power, Watchmaker, Jeweller, 9 Western Parade, Aberystwyth. Contains cord.


Reference: ADX/1006/1/5/8
Title: Box lid
Date(s): 20th century
Level: Item
Extent: 1 object

Scope and Content:
One box lid, marked 'E.J. Morgan, Watchmaker and Jeweller, 1 North Parade, Aberystwyth'
Notes: Fragile, handle with care.


Reference: ADX/1006/1/5/9
Title: Box lid
Date(s): 20th century
Level: Item
Extent: 1 object

Scope and Content:
Box lid marked 'D. Evans, Goldsmith and Silversmith, 39, Great Darkgate Street, Aberystwyth'.
Notes: Fragile, handle with care.


Reference: ADX/1006/1/5/10
Title: Navigational combined ruler/protractor
Date(s): 20th century
Level: Item
Extent: 1 object

Scope and Content:
Navigational combined ruler/protractor, marked 'FOWLER'


Reference: ADX/1006/1/5/11
Title: Star finder
Date(s): 1942
Level: Item
Extent: 1 object

Scope and Content:
U.S. Navy star finder and identifier, 1942 issue.


Reference: ADX/1006/1/5/12
Title: Epaulettes and pips
Date(s): 20th century
Level: Item
Extent: 16 pieces

Scope and Content:
Three captain's epaulettes (one carrying one pip) and thirteen spare pips and buttons. Also keys inside a pouch.


Reference: ADX/1006/1/5/13
Title: Wallet and assorted objects
Date(s): 20th century
Level: Item
Extent: 22 items

Scope and Content:
Wallet containing cufflinks and assorted currencies, marked 'G.H. Fowler, 'Daphne' New Quay, Cardiganshire, Wales. Also contains notes, tickets, driving license and ephemera.
Notes: Flat items originally in wallet are in a folder marked with the same reference number.


Reference: ADX/1006/1/5/14
Title: Navigational mirror
Date(s): 20th century
Level: Item
Extent: 1 object

Scope and Content:
Navigational mirror


Reference: ADX/1006/1/5/15
Title: Ruler
Date(s): 20th century
Level: Item
Extent: 1 Item

Scope and Content:
Ruler, marked 'F.G. Mc.Farlane Supply Co., Inc.'


Reference: ADX/1006/1/5/16
Title: Rock
Date(s): unknown
Level: Item
Extent: 1 object

Scope and Content:
One high grade igneous quartz fragment of apparent nautical value.


Ref: ADX/1006/1/6


Reference: ADX/1006/1/6
Title: Printed materials owned by G.H. Fowler
Date(s): 1902 - 1961
Level: Series
Extent: 3 sub-series

Scope and Content:
Printed materials collected throughout the career of Captain G.H. Fowler including books from his personal library, pamphlets and magazines relating to shipping and instruction manuals for items relating to shipping.

System of Arrangement: Arranged into 3 sub-series: books, pamphlets and instruction manuals



Reference: ADX/1006/1/6/1
Title: Books from the Personal Library of G.H. Fowler
Date(s): 1906 - 1961
Level: Sub-series
Extent: 44 items

Scope and Content:
A collection of books from the Personal Library of G.H. Fowler relating to shipping

System of Arrangement: Arranged alphabetically by author, or Title where no author is present


Reference: ADX/1006/1/6/1/1
Title: Admiralty Navigation Manual, Volume 1
Date(s): 1938
Level: Item
Extent: 1 Volume

Scope and Content:
1938, Admiralty Navigation Manual, Volume 1, London: His Majesty's Stationery Office


Reference: ADX/1006/1/6/1/2
Title: The Observer's Book on Meteorology
Date(s): 1943
Level: Item
Extent: 1 Volume

Scope and Content:
Allan, W.J.D. and William, Alexander, 1943, The Observer's Book on Meteorology, London: George Allen & Unwin Ltd. Insertion of a list of definitions. Labeled with signature of G.H. Fowler
Notes: Slight damage to the spine


Reference: ADX/1006/1/6/1/3
Title: Shipmaster's Business Companion and Business Guide
Date(s): 1937
Level: Item
Extent: 1 Volume

Scope and Content:
Capt. Aubrey-Rees, W.C., 1937, Shipmaster's Business Companion and Business Guide: with questions and answers for The Board of Trade exams, and actual shipping documents, Glasgow: Brown, Son & Ferguson, Ltd., Nautical Publishers. Insertions of exam paper examples and specimen shipping documents. Hand written addresses of Jack Miller and O. Thomas.
Notes: Slight damage to the cover


Reference: ADX/1006/1/6/1/4
Title: South Wales Ports
Date(s): 1948
Level: Item
Extent: 1 Volume

Scope and Content:
British Transport Commission, 1948, South Wales Ports, Cardiff: William Lewis (Printers) Ltd.


Reference: ADX/1006/1/6/1/5
Title: Nicholls's Concise Guide, Volume 1, fifth edition
Date(s): 1931
Level: Item
Extent: 1 Volume

Scope and Content:
Brown, Charles H., 1931, Nicholls's Concise Guide, Volume 1, fifth edition, Glasgow: Brown, Son, & Fergusson, Ltd., Nautical Publishers. Labeled by the signature of G.H. Fowler
Notes: Damage to binding


Reference: ADX/1006,1/6/1/6
Title: Meteorology for Masters and Mates
Date(s): 1948
Level: Item
Extent: 1 Volume

Scope and Content:
Brown, Charles H., 1948, Meteorology for Masters and Mates, Glasgow: Brown, Son & Fergusson, Ltd., Nautical Publishers. Labeled with the signature of G.H. Fowler.


Reference: ADX/1006/1/6/1/7
Title: Nicholls's Concise Guide, Volume 1, eighth edition
Date(s): 1952
Level: Item
Extent: 1 Volume

Scope and Content:
Brown, Charles, H., 1952, Nicholls's Concise Guide, Volume 1, eighth edition, Glasgow: Brown, Son & Fergusson, Ltd., Nautical Publishers. Insertion of a map of Tasmania
Notes: Binding broken, some sellotape on the front cover and pages


Reference: ADX/1006/1/6/1/8
Title: Compasses and How To Know Them
Date(s): 1921
Level: Item
Extent: 1 Volume

Scope and Content:
Cross, Frederick, 1921, Compasses and How To Know Them, Glasgow: James Brown & Son (Glasgow) Ltd., Publishers. Labeled with the signature of G.H. Fowler.


Reference: ADX/1006/1/6/1/9
Title: The Navigators' Guide to Hyperbolic Navigation
Date(s): 1949
Level: Item
Extent: 1 Volume

Scope and Content:
Davies, H. Neville, 1949, The Navigators' Guide to Hyperbolic Navigation, Glasgow: Brown, Son & Ferguson, Ltd., Nautical Press. Labeled with the signature of G.H. Fowler.


Reference: ADX/1006/1/6/1/10
Title: Munro's Seamanship Primer
Date(s): 1960
Level: Item
Extent: 1 Volume

Scope and Content:
Capt. Earl, G.E. and Capt. Peter, N., 1960, Munro's Seamanship Primer, Containing the Revised Collision Regulations, eighth edition, Glasgow: James Munro & Company Ltd.  Includes handwritten addresses of Simm J.H. Snape and G.H. Fowler.


Reference: ADX/1006/1/6/1/11
Title: Munro's Electricity and the Magnetic Compass for Merchant Navy Deck Officers
Date(s): 1951
Level: Item
Extent: 1 Volume

Scope and Content:
Capt. G.E. Earl and Capt. J.W.S. Taylor, 1951, Munro's Electricity and the Magnetic Compass for Merchant Compass, second edition, including model deviascope, Glasgow: James Munro & Company, Ltd. Labeled with the signature G.H. Fowler. Includes appendix.


Reference: ADX/1006/1/6/1/12
Title: Engineering for Nautical Students
Date(s): 1945
Level: Item
Extent: 1 Volume

Scope and Content:
W.A. Fisher, 1945, Engineering for Nautical Students, Based on the syllabus of the Merchant Navy Officers Training Board, second edition, Glasgow: Brown, Son & Ferguson, Ltd., publishers.


Reference: ADX/1006/1/6/1/13
Title: The Navigator's Handbook on Modern Compass Adjusting
Date(s): 1943
Level: Item
Extent: 1 Volume

Scope and Content:
Gillie, John Calder, 1943, The Navigator's Handbook on Modern Adjusting with particular reference to wartime conditions, London: George Allen & Unwin Ltd. Labeled with the signature of G.H. Fowler.
Notes: Damage to the binding, sellotape on the front cover, spine and pages. Loose pages


Reference: ADX/1006/1/6/1/14
Title: Griffith's Trimming Tables
Date(s): 1950
Level: Item
Extent: 1 Volume

Scope and Content:
Griffith, E., 1950, Griffith's Trimming Tables, Glasgow: Brown, Son & Ferguson, Ltd., Nautical Publishers. Labeled with the signature G.H. Fowler


Reference: ADX/1006/1/6/1/15
Title: Reed's Engineering for Masters, Mates and Junior Engineers
Date(s): 1954
Level: Item
Extent: 1 Volume

Scope and Content:
Daish, Herbert H.R., Forrest, John and Sword, Joseph H., 1954, Reed's Engineering for Masters, Mates and Junior Engineers, Sunderland: Thomas Reed & Co. Ltd. Labeled with the signature of G.H. Fowler. Includes insertions of conversion distance tables and a list of workings out.
Notes: Sellotape on some pages and loose pages


Reference: ADX/1006/1/6/1/16
Title: Ancient and Modern Ships, Wooden Sailing Ships
Date(s): 1906
Level: Item
Extent: 1 Volume

Scope and Content:
Homes, Sir George C.V., 1906, Ancient and Modern Ships, Part 1 Wooden Sailing Ships, London: Wyman and Sons, Ltd.


Reference: ADX/1006/1/6/1/17
Title: Practical Petroleum Tables for Ship's Use
Date(s): 1900s
Level: Item
Extent: 1 Volume

Scope and Content:
Capt., Janssems, J.A., 1900s, Practical Petroleum Tables for Ship's Use, rapid conversion of cubic feet to long and metric tons, Glasgow: Brown, Son & Fergusson Ltd. Labeled with the signature of G.H. Fowler.
Notes: Some damage to the binding.


Reference: ADX/1006/1/6/1/18
Title: Ship Construction Sketches and notes.
Date(s): 1958
Level: Item
Extent: 1 Volume

Scope and Content:
Kemp, J.F., and Young, Peter, 1958, Ship Construction Sketches and notes (for the M.O.T. Examinations), Whyteleafe: The Hillside Press. Labeled with the signature of G.H. Fowler.


Reference: ADX/1006/1/6/1/19
Title: Electricity and General Magnetism
Date(s): 1960
Level: Item
Extent: 1 Volume

Scope and Content:
Kemp, J.F. and Young, Peter, 1960, Electricity and General Magnetism (Illustrated notes for Masters and Mates), Whyteleafe: The Hillside Press. Labeled with the signature of G.H. Fowler.


Reference: ADX/1006/1/6/1/20
Title: Tanker Practice
Date(s): 1956
Level: Item
Extent: 1 Volume

Scope and Content:
King, G.A.B, 1956, Tanker Practice, The Construction, Operation and Maintenance of Tankers, Wokingham: The Maritime Press Ltd. Labeled with the signature of G.H. Fowler.
Notes: Sellotape on cover.


Reference: ADX/1006/1/6/1/21
Title: Brown's Nautical Almanac
Date(s): 1955
Level: Item
Extent: 1 Volume

Scope and Content:
Capt. Layton, C.W.T. and Ingram-Brown, R., 1955, Brown's Nautical Almanac, Daily Tide Tables, Glasgow: Brown, Son 7 Ferguson, Ltd., The Nautical Press.
Notes: Damage to the binding


Reference: ADX/1006/1/6/1/22
Title: Brown's Nautical Almanac
Date(s): 1961
Level: Item
Extent: 1 Volume

Scope and Content:
Capt. Layton, C.W.T. and Ingram-Brown, R., 1961, Brown's Nautical Almanac, Daily Tide Tables, Glasgow, Brown, Son & Ferguson, Ltd.. Insertion of an advertisement and subscription form. Labeled with the signature of G.H. Fowler.
Notes: Loose page.


Reference: ADX/1006/1/6/1/23
Title: Essentials of Electricity A Handbook for Masters and Mates
Date(s): 1957
Level: Item
Extent: 1 Volume

Scope and Content:
Lewthwaite, E., 1957, Essentials of Electricity, A Handbook for Masters and Mates, Wokingham: The Maritime Press Ltd. Labeled with the signature of G.H. Fowler


Reference: ADX/1006/1/6/1/24
Title: The Laws of Storms with Odds and Ends Connected with Seamanship
Date(s): 1920
Level: Item
Extent: 1 Volume

Scope and Content:
Macnab, J., 1920, The Laws of Storms with Odds and Ends Connected with Seamanship, London: George Philip & Son. Labeled with the signature of G.H. Fowler.


Reference: ADX/1006/1/6/1/25
Title: Charles Griffin & Company's Nautical Series Practical Mechanics
Date(s): 1907
Level: Item
Extent: 1 Volume

Scope and Content:
Mackenzie, Thomas, 1907, Charles Griffin & Company's Nautical Series Practical Mechanics, Applied to the Requirements of the Sailor, third edition, London: Charles Griffin & Company, Ltd.


Reference: ADX/1006/1/6/1/26
Title: Manual of Tidal Prediction
Date(s): 1950
Level: Item
Extent: 1 Volume

Scope and Content:
1950, Manual of Tidal Prediction, Glasgow, Brown, Son & Ferguson, Nautical Publications. Insertions include maps and charts.
Notes: Sellotape on inside back cover.


Reference: ADX/1006/1/6/1/27
Title: Brown's Practical Pocket-Book for Merchant Seaman
Date(s): 1954
Level: Item
Extent: 1 Volume

Scope and Content:
McKerrell, 1954, Brown's Practical Pocket-Book for Merchant Seaman, eighth edition, Glasgow: Brown, Son & Ferguson, Ltd., Nautical Publishers. Labeled with the signature of G.H. Fowler.


Reference: ADX/1006/1/6/1/28
Title: A Handbook of Weather, Currents and Ice for Seamen
Date(s): 1935
Level: Item
Extent: 1 Volume

Scope and Content:
Meteorological Committee, 1935, A Handbook of Weather, Currents and Ice for Seamen, London: HM Stationery Office. Insertion of a Sailor's Horn Card.


Reference: ADX/1006/1/6/1/29
Title: Ship Construction and Calculations
Date(s): 1909
Level: Item
Extent: 1 Volume

Scope and Content:
Nicol, George, 1909, Ship Construction and Calculations with Numerous Illustrations and Examples for the Use of Officers of the Mercantile Marine, Ship Superintendents, Draughtsmen, Etc., Glasgow: James Brown & Son. Labeled with the signature of G.H. Fowler
Notes: Some damage to the bindings.


Reference: ADX/1006/1/6/1/30
Title: Supplement to Nicholl's Concise Guide
Date(s): 1951
Level: Item
Extent: 1 Volume

Scope and Content:
1951, Supplement to Nicholls's Concise Guide, with examples on the Use of the Greenwich Hour Glass, Glasgow: Brown, Son & Ferguson, Ltd., Nautical Publishers. Labeled with the signature of G.H. Fowler.

Notes: Damage to binding and sellotape on page.


Reference: ADX/1006/1/6/1/31
Title: Norie's Nautical Tables with Explanations of their Use
Date(s): 1942
Level: Item
Extent: 1 Volume

Scope and Content:
Norie, J.W., 1942, Norie's Nautical Tables with Explanations of their Use, London: Imray, Laurie, Norie & Wilson, Ltd. Labeled with the signature of G.H. Fowler
Notes: Damage to the binding.


Reference: ADX/1006/1/6/1/32
Title: Norie's Nautical Tables with Explanations of their Use
Date(s): 1950
Level: Item
Extent: 1 Volume

Scope and Content:
Norie, J.E., 1950, Norie's Nautical Tables with Explanations of their Use, London: Imray, Laurie, Norie & Wilson, Ltd. Labeled with the signature of G.H. Fowler.
Notes: Damage to binding and sellotape on pages.


Reference: ADX/1006/1/6/1/33
Title: Ship Economics Practical Aids for Shipmasters
Date(s): 1918
Level: Item
Extent: 1 Volume

Scope and Content:
Owen, H., 1918, Ship Economics, Practical Aids for Shipmasters in Repair, Maintenance, Surveys and Construction Including a Glossary of Technical Terms, second edition, London: George Philip & Son, Ltd


Reference: ADX/1006/1/6/1/34
Title: The Slide Rule for Ships' Officers
Date(s): 1949
Level: Item
Extent: 1 Volume

Scope and Content:
Podmore, J.C., 1949, The Slide Rule for Ships' Officers, A Treatise on Slide Rules for Cargo, Navigation and General use on board a ship both in port and at sea, Glasgow: Brown, Son & Ferguson. Labeled with the signature of G.H. Fowler.
Notes: Damage to binding and sellotape on pages


Reference: ADX/1006/1/6/1/35
Title: Reed's Tables of Distances
Date(s): 1953
Level: Item
Extent: 1 Volume

Scope and Content:
Purbrick, A.B., and Needham, William R., 1953, Reed's Tables of Distances, between ports and places in all parts of the world, twelfth edition, London: Thomas Reed and Co., Ltd.


Reference: ADX/1006/1/6/1/36
Title: Self-Examiner for Masters and Mates, All Grades
Date(s): 1948
Level: Item
Extent: 1 Volume

Scope and Content:
1948, Self-Examiner for Masters and Mates, All Grades, containing questions in Knowledge of Principles, Cargo Work, Ship Construction, Meteorology, Ships Business, Compass Deviation, Engineering, Glasgow: Brown, Son & Ferguson, Ltd. Labeled with the signature of G.H. Fowler.
Notes: Damage to binding and sellotape on pages.


Reference: ADX/1006/1/6/1/37
Title: Soviet Calendar 1945
Date(s): 1945
Level: Item
Extent: 1 Volume

Scope and Content:
1945, Soviet Calendar, Moscow: Foreign Languages Publishing House. Handwritten inscription to the captain of the SS Empire Granite R.L. Aldridge in memory of his trip to Odessa. U.S.S.R. Odessa International Club June 17 1945. Endorsed.


Reference: ADX/1006/1/6/1/38
Title: The Sperry Mark E. XIV Gyro Compass Questions and Answers
Date(s): 1947
Level: Item
Extent: 1 Volume

Scope and Content:
Sperry Gyroscope Company, 1947, The Sperry Mark E. XIV Gyro Compass Questions and Answers, Brentford: Sperry Gyroscope Company Limited. Labeled with the signature of G.H. Fowler.


Reference: ADX/1006/1/6/1/39
Title: Brown's Rule of The Road Manual, The Rule of the Road at Sea
Date(s): 1960
Level: Item
Extent: 1 Volume

Scope and Content:
Stewart, W.K., 1960, Brown's Rule of The Rule Maunal, The Rule of the Road at Sea, twelfth edition, Glasgow: Brown, Son & Ferguson, Ltd, Nautical Publishers. Labeled with the signature of G.H. Fowler.


Reference: ADX/1006/1/6/1/40
Title: Modern Chartwork
Date(s): 1930
Level: Item
Extent: 1 Volume

Scope and Content:
Stewart, W.K., Stephen, J.W., 1930, Modern Chartwork for all grades of Board of Trade Certificates of Competency, Glasgow: Brown, Son & Ferguson, Ltd., Nautical Publishers. Labelled with the signature of G.H. Fowler.


Reference: ADX/1006/1/6/1/41
Title: Tait's New Seamanship
Date(s): 1927
Level: Item
Extent: 1 Volume

Scope and Content:
Capt. Tait, James, 1927, Tait's New Seamanship, A complete and comprehensive work specially adapted for young seamen, apprentices, officers and masters in the Merchant Service. Containing all the necessary information for each grade of the Board of Trade Examinations from Second Mate to Master, in both Sailing Ships and Steam Vessels, Glasgow: Brown, Son & Ferguson, Ltd., Nautical Publishers. Insertion of Mariners Compass.


Reference: ADX/1006/1/6/1/42
Title: Tunnard's Tanker Tables A Handbook on Petroleum Metrology
Date(s): 1954
Level: Item
Extent: 1 Volume

Scope and Content:
Tunnard, B., 1954, Tunnard's Tanker Tables A Handbook on Petroleum Metrology, Glasfow: Brown, Son & Ferguson, Ltd. Labelled with the signature of G.H. Fowler


Reference: ADX/1006/1/6/1/43
Title: Brown's Ships' Accounts and Concise Guide to Ships' Business
Date(s): 1954
Level: Item
Extent: 1 Volume

Scope and Content:
Wharton, F.R., 1954, Brown's Ships' Accounts and Concise Guide to Ships' Business, third edition, Glasgow: Brown, Son & Ferguson, Ltd., Nautical Publishers. Insertion of a Ministry of National Insurance Voyage Card. Labelled with the signature of G.H. Fowler.


Reference: ADX/1006/1/6/1/44
Title: Tankerman's Handbook, A Guide to Loading and Discharging Oil Cargoes
Date(s): 1956
Level: Item
Extent: 1 Volume

Scope and Content:
Wooler, R.G., 1956, Tankerman's Handbook, A Guide to Loading and Discharging Oil Cargoes, third edition, New York: Edward W. Sweetman. Labelled with the signature of G.H. Fowler.
Notes: Sellotape on cover




Reference: ADX/1006/1/6/2
Title: Pamphlets and Magazines
Date(s): 1902 - 1957
Level: Sub-series
Extent: 1 file, 13 items

Scope and Content:
A collection of pamphlets and magazines collected by Captain G.H. Fowler relating to shipping and his voyages.

System of Arrangement: Arranged alphabetically by author, or Title where no author is present.



Reference: ADX/1006/1/6/2/1
Title: Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea
Date(s): 1910
Level: Item
Extent: 1 Volume

Scope and Content:
Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1910, Glasgow: Brown, Son & Ferguson, Ltd. Labelled with the signature of G.H. Fowler


Reference: ADX/1006/1/6/2/2
Title: Ships and Their Cargoes
Date(s): 1958
Level: Item
Extent: 1 Volume

Scope and Content:
Ships and Their Cargoes, second edition, 1958, Glasgow: Brown, Son & Ferguson, Ltd.


Reference: ADX/1006/1/6/2/3
Title: Nautical Publications
Date(s): 1960
Level: Item
Extent: 1 Volume

Scope and Content:
Catalogue produced by publishers Brown, Son & Ferguson, Ltd, on Nautical publications, 1960. Includes magazine inserts.


Reference: ADX/1006/1/6/2/4
Title: The Seagoer
Date(s): 1948
Level: Item
Extent: 1 Volume

Scope and Content:
Domville-Fire, Charles W., editor, 1948, The Seagoer, an illustrated quarterly of the sea, land and air, Volume XIII Number 4
Notes: Binding Loose

Reference: ADX/1006/1/6/2/5
Title: The Geographical Magazine
Date(s): 1938
Level: Item
Extent: 1 Volume

Scope and Content:
Huxley, Michael, editor, 1938, The Geographical Magazine, Volume VI, Number 5, Edinburgh, R. & R. Clark, Ltd. Contains a large amount of nautical advertisement


Reference: ADX/1006/1/6/2/6
Title: Admiralty Notices to Mariners 1946
Date(s): 1946
Level: Item
Extent: 1 Volume

Scope and Content:
The Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty, 1946, Admiralty Notices to Mariners, Notices Numbers 1 to 12 inclusive, published by the Admiralty.


Reference: ADX/1006/1/6/2/7
Title: Admiralty Notices to Mariners 1952
Date(s): 1952
Level: Item
Extent: 1 Volume

Scope and Content:
The Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty, 1952, Admiralty Notices to Mariners, Notices Numbers 1 to 19 inclusive, published by the Admiralty.


Reference: ADX/1006/1/6/2/8
Title: File of Souvenir Material
Date(s): c. 1949
Level: File
Extent: 4 items

Scope and Content:
Tourist souvenirs consisting of pictures of postcards from Durban, map of the Suez Canal, a Singapore guide for Merchant Seamen and a souvenir guide of the Panama Canal
Notes: Damage to the cover of the Singapore guide for Merchant Seamen

Reference: ADX/1006/1/6/2/9
Title: International Meteorological Code, Decode for Use of Shipping
Date(s): 1950
Level: Item
Extent: 1 Volume

Scope and Content:
Meteorological Office, 1950, International Meteorological Code, Adopted by the International Meteorological Organisation, Washington, 1947, Decode for Use of Shipping, Incorporating the Code of Weather Reports from and to Ships and the Analysis Code for use of Shipping, London: His Majesty's Stationery Office. Includes insertion of Meteorology Decode. Labelled with the signature of G.H. Fowler
Notes: Damage to binding and sellotape used on the binding.


Reference: ADX/1006/1/6/2/10
Title: International Meteorological Code, Decode for use of Shipping
Date(s): 1957
Level: Item
Extent: 1 Volume

Scope and Content:
Meteorological Office, 1957, International Meteorological Code, Decode for use of Shipping, Incorporating the Codes for Weather Reports from and to Ships and the Analysis Code for use of Shipping, London: Her Majesty's Stationery Office.


Reference: ADX/1006/1/6/2/11
Title: Regulations relating to the Examination of Masters and Mates in the Mercantile Marine
Date(s): 1942
Level: Item
Extent: 1 Volume

Scope and Content:
Ministry of War Transport, 1942, Regulations relating to the Examination of Masters and Mates in the Mercantile Marine, London: His Majesty's Stationery Office. Handwritten Capt Marchall, Senior Examiner M&M Empire Hotel Lansdowne Crescent North Promenade Blackpool. Includes insertion of text book advertisement.


Reference: ADX/1006/1/6/2/12
Title: The National Maritime Board Year Book 1953
Date(s): 1953
Level: Item
Extent: 1 Volume

Scope and Content:
The National Maritime Board, 1953, The National Maritime Board Year Book 1953 Summary of Agreements, London: The National Maritime Board. Labelled with the signature of G.H. Fowler.
Notes: Damage to binding


Reference: ADX/1006/1/6/2/13
Title: The National Maritime Board Year Book 1956
Date(s): 1956
Level: Item
Extent: 1 Volume

Scope and Content:
The National Maritime Board, 1956, The National Maritime Board Year Book 1956, Summary of Agreements, London: The National Maritime Board. Labelled with the signature of G.H. Fowler.
Notes: Damage to binding


Reference: ADX/1006/1/6/2/14
Title: The Wide World Magazine
Date(s): 1902 - 1903
Level: Item
Extent: 1 Volume

Scope and Content:
Bound copies of The Wide World Magazine, 1902- 1903, including the following volumes: Volume X Number 58, Volume XI Number 62, Volume XI Number 65, Volume X Number 56. Includes insertion of an advertisement for The Compo Lithograph.




Reference: ADX/1006/1/6/3
Title: Instruction Manuals
Date(s): c. 1952 - 1954
Level: Sub-series
Extent: 4 items

Scope and Content:
A collection of instruction manuals collected by Captain G.H. Fowler relating to shipping

System of Arrangement: Arranged alphabetically by machine



Reference: ADX/1006/1/6/3/1
Title: Instructions for the use of The Kelvite Improved Pattern Sounding Machine for use Aft
Date(s): n.d.
Level: Item
Extent: 1 Volume

Scope and Content:
Instructions for the use of The Kelvite, Lord Kelvin's, Improved Pattern Sounding Machine for use Aft, for the Kelvin, Bottomley & Baird, Ltd.


Reference: ADX/1006/1/6/3/2
Title: Marine Radio Aids
Date(s): 1952
Level: Item
Extent: 1 Volume

Scope and Content:
Marine Radio Aids, A Booklet Concerning the Consol Long Range Navigational Aid with Tables in Respect of Bushmills (N. Ireland), Stavanger (Norway), Ploneis (France), Seville (Spain), Lugo (Spain). Produced by The Marconi International Marine Communication, Co., Ltd.


Reference: ADX/1006/1/6/3/3
Title: Radiolocator IV
Date(s): 1954
Level: Item
Extent: 1 Volume

Scope and Content:
Instruction manual for Radiolocator IV, Operational Details with Pictorial Illustrations, produced by The Marconi International Marine Communication Company Limited


Reference: ADX/1006/1/6/3/4
Title: Instructions for Installation, Care and Maintenance, Walker's Trident Electric Ship-Log Mark III
Date(s): n.d.
Level: Item
Extent: 1 Volume

Scope and Content:
Instructions for Installation, Care and Maintenance, Walker's Trident Electric Ship-Log Mark III, for use of Marine Superintendents, Navigating Officers and Ship Yard Officials. Produced by Thos. Walker & Son Ltd. Includes insertion for the instructions for fitting Walker's Patent Viking Ship-Log (Amidships) Connector.


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Reference: ADX/1006/1/7
Title: Miscellaneous Local Material
Date(s): 1941 - 1981
Level: Series
Extent: 3 files, 3 items

Scope and Content:
An assortment of items including programmes from boating events in Ceredigion and receipts and packaging from local businesses.



Reference: ADX/1006/1/7/1
Title: Cardigan Bay Regatta
Date(s): 1966-1981
Level: File
Extent: 5 items

Scope and Content:
Programmes from the Cardigan Bay Regatta in 1970, 1974, 1980 and 1981. Includes a photocopy of the Cardigan Bay Regatta programme for 1966.


Reference: ADX/1006/1/7/2
Title: Cilgerran Festival Week Coracle Races
Date(s): 1975-1976
Level: File
Extent: 2 items

Scope and Content:
Programmes from the Coracle Races and Aquatic Sports events held at the Cilgerran Festival Week, 1975 and 1976


Reference: ADX/1006/1/7/3
Title: Morgan and Jones Carrier Bag
Date(s): n.d.
Level: Item
Extent: 1 item

Scope and Content:
Red paper carrier bag from Morgan and Jones of Aberystwyth, "Clothiers of Distinction", telephone 2395. Bag printed with image of Morgan and Jones shop front. Endorsed "Margaret Blake"
Notes: Torn, soiled and contains a burn hole. In very poor condition.


Reference: ADX/1006/1/7/4
Title: Member's Registration Ticket
Date(s): 1941-1956
Level: Item
Extent: 2 items

Scope and Content:
The Shipwrecked Fishermen and Mariners' Royal Benevolent Society Member's Registration Ticket. Booklet for receipts of annual membership payments. Cover endorsed Fowler, Gwynfor, 2 Tower Hill, New Quay, Cards. Registration number 15629. Signed by secretary of the Society. Covered stamped "Relief Awarded 21/7/43 4.8.0." Booklet has yearly receipts pasted inside. Envelope included. 


Reference: ADX/1006/1/7/5
Title: Receipt from Sellicks
Date(s): 29 May 1953
Level: Item
Extent: 1 sheet

Scope and Content:
Receipt from Sellicks "Distributing Agents for Snowvex Modern Collars" 10 Townsend Hill, Mutley, Plymouth for 1 dozen collars. Sent to G.H. Fowler, Daphne, High Terrace, New Quay


Reference: ADX/1006/1/7/6
Title: Envelope of Weight Tickets
Date(s): 1953-1960
Level: File
Extent: 26 items

Scope and Content:
Envelope labelled "Gwynfod Harries Fowler, Dyfed Ward, Sully Hospital, Sully, near Cardiff" containing a collection of weighing tickets, mostly from the British Automatic Company. Also includes two sets of stamps from Egypt and Romania. 


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Reference: ADX/1006/2
Title: Papers of E.M.H. Blake, nee Fowler
Date(s): 1939 - 2008
Level: Sub-fonds
Extent: 3 series

Creator(s): Blake, Elizabeth Margarita Helen, nee Fowler (1931-1988)

Administrative History:
Elizabeth Margarita Helen Fowler was born 24 March 1931. She grew up in New Quay, studying at Aberaeron Comprehensive in the late 1940s then attended University College Wales, Aberystwyth from 1950-1954 studying Geography. She became a teacher, first at Llanidoes Secondary School then moved to Portsmouth. She married Bill Blake in 1960 and then relocated to Bristol in 1965. Rita Blake died in 1988. 

Archival History:
The papers in this collection remained in the hands of E.M.H. Fowler after the death of her father G.H. Fowler. Her daughters, Maggie Goodger and Eleanor Blake, originally contacted the National Maritime Museum to donated their grandfather's and mother's papers. The Museum recommended donation to the Tyne and Wear Archives since Captain Fowler sailed from Newcastle. Tyne and Wear could not take the collection as the family was not from the area. It was suggested to donate to the Ceredigion Archives since the Fowler Family were from New Quay.

Scope and Content:
This sub-fonds contains the personal papers of Rita Blake, mainly compromising papers relating to her education in Wales and career as a teacher. The collection also includes a selection of personal correspondence received by her and her husband Bill Blake and financial bills and receipts from local businesses in New Quay and Aberystwyth. This collection is a valuable source of material relating to the history of the University College Wales, Aberystwyth and local businesses, tourist attractions and local history in New Quay and Aberystwyth.

System of Arrangement:
Arranged in three series: Education Papers, Personal Papers, and Ceredigion Local Interest Material

Conditions Governing Access: Some items are closed under the Data Protection Act (1999). See item Notes for details

Conditions Governing Reproduction: Items under copyright are governed by usual copyright regulations

Language: English, Welsh

Physical Characteristics: Paper and newsprint in poor condition requires careful handling


Ref: ADX/1006/2/1


Reference: ADX/1006/2/1
Title: Education Papers
Date(s): 1945 - 1955
Level: Series
Extent: 3 Sub-series

Scope and Content:
Exam papers, magazines, textbooks and exercise books relating to Rita Fowler's education at Aberaeron Intermediate School and Aberystwyth University (then University College Wales Aberystwyth) where she undertook teacher training.

System of Arrangement: Arranged into two sub-series relating to place of education and a third sub-series for textbooks.

Language: English, Welsh



Reference: ADX/1006/2/1/1
Title: Aberareon Intermediate School
Date(s): 1945 - 1955
Level: Sub-series
Extent: 9 items

Scope and Content:
Papers and magazines relating to Rita Fowler's schooldays at Aberaeron Intermediate School.

System of Arrangement: Magazines and exam papers sorted into chronological order.


Reference: ADX/1006/2/1/1/1
Title: ‘The Link’, 1945
Date(s): 1945
Level: Item
Extent: 1 volume

Scope and Content:
Issue of 'The Link: The magazine of the past and present pupils of the Aberareon Intermediate School' 1945 issue
Notes: Staples rusting.


Reference: ADX/1006/2/1/1/2
Title: ‘The Link’, 1946
Date(s): 1946
Level: Item
Extent: 1 volume

Scope and Content:
Issue of 'The Link: The magazine of the past and present pupils of the Aberareon Intermediate School' 1946 Jubilee and War Memorial number.
Notes: Staples rusting.


Reference: ADX/1006/2/1/1/3
Title: ‘The Link’, 1947
Date(s): 1947
Level: Item
Extent: 1 volume

Scope and Content:
Issue of 'The Link: The magazine of the past and present pupils of the Aberareon Intermediate School' 1947 issue
Notes: Staples rusting.


Reference: ADX/1006/2/1/1/4
Title: ‘The Link’, 1948
Date(s): 1948
Level: Item
Extent: 1 volume

Scope and Content:
Issue of 'The Link: The magazine of the past and present pupils of the Aberareon Intermediate School' 1948 issue
Notes: Staples rusting.


Reference: ADX/1006/2/1/1/5
Title: ‘The Link’, 1949
Date(s): 1949
Level: Item
Extent: 1 volume

Scope and Content:
Issue of 'The Link: The magazine of the past and present pupils of the Aberareon Intermediate School' 1949 issue. Marked 'Rita Fowler Y 12.'
Notes: Staples rusting. 


Reference: ADX/1006/2/1/1/6
Title: ‘The Link’, 1950
Date(s): 1950
Level: Item
Extent: 1 volume

Scope and Content:
Issue of 'The Link: The magazine of the past and present pupils of the Aberareon Intermediate School' 1950 issue
Notes: Staples rusting


Reference: ADX/1006/2/1/1/7
Title: ‘The Link’, 1955
Date(s): 1955
Level: Item
Extent: 1 volume

Scope and Content:
Issue of 'The Link: The magazine of the past and present pupils of the Aberareon Intermediate School' 1955 issue


Reference: ADX/1006/2/1/1/8
Title: Latin exam paper
Date(s): July 1947
Level: Item
Extent: 1m

Scope and Content:
Central Welsh Board School certificate Examination paper for Latin, July 1947. Marked with Rita Fowler's jottings and workings.
Notes: Staples rusting. 


Reference: ADX/1006/2/1/1/9
Title: Physics exam paper
Date(s): December 1952
Level: Item
Extent: 1 m

Scope and Content:
Sixth Form Physics exam paper, Christmas 1952.




Reference: ADX/1006/2/1/2
Title: University College Wales (Aberystwyth)
Date(s): 1946 - 1972
Level: Sub-series
Extent: 4 items, 5 files

Scope and Content:
Exercise books, exam papers, student newspapers and magazines and ephemera relating to Rita Fowler's time at University College Wales Aberystwyth studying Geography.

System of Arrangement: Where possible, items have been bundled by theme with related material, single items and ephemera have been catalogued at item level.



Reference: ADX/1006/2/1/2/1
Title: Exercise book
Date(s): October 1950
Level: Item
Extent: 1 volume

Scope and Content:
Exercise book marked 'Practical Geography October 1950' on opening leaves. With notes relating especially to climatology, and a climatology-related inserts.


Reference: ADX/1006/2/1/2/2
Title: Examination Papers
Date(s): 1947 - 1953
Level: File
Extent: 1 bundle, 8 items

Scope and Content:
Bundle of examination papers and papers relating to the sitting of exams.


Reference: ADX/1006/2/1/2/3
Title: The Dragon'
Date(s): 1951 - 1952
Level: File
Extent: 1 Bundle, 3 items

Scope and Content:
Bundle of copies of 'The Dragon,' a UCW Aberystwyth's student publications, from 1951-1952
Notes: English and Welsh


Reference: ADX/1006/2/1/2/4
Title: Songbooks and University society related material
Date(s): 1946 - 1954
Level: File
Extent: 1 bundle, 13 items

Scope and Content:
Bundle of UCW Aberystwyth College songbooks, Two annotated inter-college week handbooks, NUS and Amalgamation Fee Committee cards, programmes for the 46th Annual Gymnastics Display 1954 and the Aberystwyth Raise and Give society's Variety
Show for 1954, and a programme for the fourth concert of Aberystwyth's Choral Union and Madrigal Singers. Also includes a Carpenter Hall Dance programme for January 1954 and a Geography Club membership card for 1950-51.


Reference: ADX/1006/2/1/2/5
Title: The Courier
Date(s): 19 May 1951 - 9 March 1954
Level: File
Extent: 1 bundle, 6 items

Scope and Content:
Issues of the Courier 1951-1954. Includes a special Souvenir 'RAG' edition for March 18 1953.
Notes: February 11 1952 edition particularly crumpled and creased.


Reference: ADX/1006/2/1/2/6
Title: Prospectuses
Date(s): 1948 - c. 1960s
Level: File
Extent: 1 bundle, 4 items

Scope and Content:
Prospectuses for UCW Aberystwyth dating from 1948 to the mid 1960s.


Reference: ADX/1006/2/1/2/7
Title: Menu
Date(s): December 1952
Level: Item
Extent: 1m

Scope and Content:
Menu for Carpenter Hall Christmas dinner, Christmas 1952.


Reference: ADX/1006/2/1/2/8
Title: X-ray report
Date(s): c. Early 1950s
Level: Item
Extent: 1m

Scope and Content:
X-ray report for screening for Tuberculosis.


Reference: ADX/1006/2/1/2/9
Title: Cambrian News University College of Wales Aberystwyth Centenary celebratory edition
Date(s): 13 October 1972
Level: Item
Extent: 1 volume

Scope and Content:
Cambrian News special edition celebrating the centenary of the University College of Wales, Aberystwyth


Reference: ADX/1006/2/1/2/10
Title: Keezle Wacka
Date(s): 1954
Level: Item
Extent: 1 volume

Scope and Content:
Keezle Wacka; RAG magazine of UCW Aberystwyth for the 1953/54 year.




Reference: ADX/1006/2/1/3
Title: Textbooks
Date(s): 1917 - 1952
Level: Sub-series
Extent: 13 items

Scope and Content:
Textbooks and academic reading material collected by Rita Fowler over the course of her schooldays

System of Arrangement: Items arranged alphabetically by author

Conditions Governing Access: Some items in poor condition, handle with care.



Reference: ADX/1006/2/1/3/1
Title: Interpretation for Higher School Certificate
Date(s): 1939
Level: Item
Extent: 1 volume

Scope and Content:
English textbook by E.E. Allen, London, Edward Arnold and Co., 1942. Marked 'Rita Fowler Form III xv, A.L.S.' A timetable is marked in pencil on the inside front cover.


Reference: ADX/1006/2/1/3/2
Title: Practical Arithmetic for Schools
Date(s): 1917
Level: Item
Extent: 1 volume

Scope and Content:
Practical Arithmetic for Schools by W.G. Bouchardt, M.A., B.S.c., Rivingtons, London, 1917


Reference: ADX/1006/2/1/3/3
Title: Understanding and Appreciation: Exercises in Comprehension for Higher School certificate
Date(s): 1943
Level: Item
Extent: 1 volume

Scope and Content:
Understanding and Appreciation: Exercises in Comprehension for Higher School certificate, by A.S. Collins, Ph.D., M.A., University Tutorial Press Ltd., London, 1943. Notification of Receipt on inside front cover.


Reference: ADX/1006/2/1/3/4
Title: School Song Book (book one)
Date(s): c. 1930s - 1940s
Level: Item
Extent: 1 volume

Scope and Content:
School Song Book (book one) arranged and edited by Harry Evans, Tonic Solfa Edition with English and Welsh words, The Educational Publishing Co., Cardiff and Wrexham. Annotations inside front cover.
Notes: English and Welsh


Reference: ADX/1006/2/1/3/5
Title: General Science (Part one)
Date(s): 1939
Level: Item
Extent: 1 volume

Scope and Content:
General Science (Part one) by F. Fairbrother M.Sc and E. Nightingale, M.Sc., A.R.C.O., London, G. Bell and sons Ltd, 1939. Various annotations in title page leaves.


Reference: ADX/1006/2/1/3/6
Title: Habitat Economy and Society: A Geographical introduction to Ethnology
Date(s): 1949
Level: Item
Extent: 1 volume

Scope and Content:
Habitat Economy and Society: A Geographical introduction to Ethnology, by C. Daryll Forde Methuen, London, seventh edition, 1949. Marked 'Rita fowler, U.C.W., January 1951. Two pages of notes inserted behind front cover.


Reference: ADX/1006/2/1/3/7
Title: The Scholar's Welsh Dictionary
Date(s): c. 1947
Level: Item
Extent: 1 volume

Scope and Content:
The Scholar's Welsh Dictionary, by D. James (Defynnog) the Educational Publishing Co. Cardiff and Wrexham. Marked 'Rita Fowler, form V B,A.C.S, March 1947.'
Notes: English and Welsh


Reference: ADX/1006/2/1/3/8
Title: Algebra for Schools Without Answers (Part one)
Date(s): 1939
Level: Item
Extent: 1 volume

Scope and Content:
Algebra textbook, by John Milne M.A. And John W Robertson, M.A., B.S.c. London, G. Bell and Sons Ltd, 1939. Marked 'Rita Fowler Form III xv, A.L.S.' A timetable is marked in pencil on the inside front cover.


Reference: ADX/1006/2/1/3/9
Title: Guides to Official Sources: No. 1, Labour Statistics
Date(s): August 1950.
Level: Item
Extent: 1 volume

Scope and Content:
Interdepartmental Committee on Social and Economic Research, Guides to Official Sources: No. 1, Labour Statistics, His Majesty's Stationery Office, London August 1950.


Reference: ADX/1006/2/1/3/10
Title: Papers of the Royal Commission on Population (Vol III) Report of the Economics Committee
Date(s): 1950
Level: Item
Extent: 1 volume

Scope and Content:
Papers of the Royal Commission on Population (Vol III) Report of the Economics Committee His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1950. Marked 'Miss Rita Fowler, U.C.W. Aberystwyth' and 'Rita Fowler' on front cover.


Reference: ADX/1006/2/1/3/11
Title: Defamation Act 1952
Date(s): 1952
Level: Item
Extent: 1 volume

Scope and Content:
Issue of the Defamation Act 1952. Marked 'Rita Fowler' on front cover. 
Notes: Staples rusting


Reference: ADX/1006/2/1/3/12
Title: Llyfrau Ysgrifennu Cymraeg
Date(s): 1933
Level: Item
Extent: 1 volume

Scope and Content:
Llyfrau Ysgrifennu Cymraeg (Llyfr V) by Desmond Jones A.W. And D.J. Williams. Various annotations on cover pages, plus a poem by Rita Fowler on inside first page.
Notes: English and Welsh


Reference: ADX/1006/2/1/3/13
Title: The Daffodil Poetry Book
Date(s): c 1930s - 1940s
Level: Item
Extent: 1 volume

Scope and Content:
The Daffodil Poetry Book by various authors.
Notes: Original covers have come off, binding extremely worn and pages very fragile. Requires new binding, and should be handled with care.


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Reference: ADX/1006/2/2
Title: Personal Papers
Date(s): 1939 - 2008
Level: Series
Extent: 3 sub-series

Scope and Content:
Personal papers belonging to Rita Blake, mostly from the period after finishing university.
Includes correspondence received by Rita and her husband Bill Blake, financial papers including bank statements and receipts, and various other items including a diary kept during 1953-1954. 

Appraisal Information: Multiple copies of documents have been weeded from this series

System of Arrangement: Arranged into three sub-series: correspondence, financial papers and miscellaneous

Conditions Governing Access: Some items closed under the Data Protection Act until 2036. Redacted copies available for some closed files, see item Notes:.



Reference: ADX/1006/2/2/1
Title: Correspondence
Date(s): 1953 - 1966
Level: Sub-series
Extent: 17 items, 1 file

Scope and Content:
Letters received by Rita and Bill Blake, including personal correspondence from friends and family and reference letters referring to Rita Fowler's teaching career.

System of Arrangement: Arranged chronologically



Reference: ADX/1006/2/2/1/1
Title: Postcard from Vida
Date(s): 22 June 1953
Level: Item
Extent: 1m

Scope and Content:
Postcard sent to Rita Fowler, Carpenter Hall, Aberystwyth about their university results.
Notes: English and Welsh


Reference: ADX/1006/2/2/1/2
Title: Reference from R.F. Treharne
Date(s): 24 February 1954
Level: Item
Extent: 1m

Scope and Content:
Copy of a reference from Vice-Principal and Professor of History at the University College of Wales, Aberystwyth about her enrolment in the History department between 1950 and 1952.


Reference: ADX/1006/2/2/1/3
Title: Reference from Llanidloes Secondary School
Date(s): 7 May 1957
Level: Item
Extent: 1m

Scope and Content:
Photocopy of letter from Headmaster D.J. Rogers of Llanidloes Secondary School reporting on the employment E.H.M. Fowler's teaching since September 1954


Reference: ADX/1006/2/2/1/4
Title: Bundle of letters to Bill Blake from Mike
Date(s): 1960-1964
Level: File
Extent: 4 items

Scope and Content:
Collection of letters to Rita Fowler Blake's husband Bill from his friend Mike from Cardiff discussing their friends and various football matches

Notes: Closed until 2036 under the data protection act.



Reference: ADX/1006/2/2/1/5
Title: Letter from G.H. Fowler
Date(s): 21 November 1961
Level: Item
Extent: 1m

Scope and Content:
Letter to Rita from her father, written from the Hopemount, informing her he was leaving the Hopemount for the Hopecrest.


Reference: ADX/1006/2/2/1/6
Title: Letter from G.H. Fowler
Date(s): 21 December 1961
Level: Item
Extent: 3m

Scope and Content:
Letter to Rita and Bill Blake about his voyage and stay in Rotterdam


Reference: ADX/1006/2/2/1/7
Title: Letter from G.H. Fowler
Date(s): 6 November 1962
Level: Item
Extent: 2m

Scope and Content: 
Letter concerning Fowler's stay in Glasgow


Reference: ADX/1006/2/2/1/8
Title: Telegram from G.H. Fowler
Date(s): 7 December 1962
Level: Item
Extent: 3m

Scope and Content:
Christmas Greetings telegram to the Blakes at Tiltshead, Wiltshire sent from the Hopecrest. Includes envelope and telegram advertisement.


Reference: ADX/1006/2/2/1/9
Title: Letter from G.H. Fowler
Date(s): 12 January 1963
Level: Item
Extent: 1m

Scope and Content:
Letter from the Hopecrest that Fowler has received his shipping orders to Australia


Reference: ADX/1006/2/2/1/10
Title: Telegram from G.H. Fowler
Date(s): 3 December 1963
Level: Item
Extent: 3m

Scope and Content:
Telegram sent from the Hopecrest to the Blake's at Tiltshead. Includes envelope and telegram advertisement


Reference: ADX/1006/2/2/1/11
Title: Letter from G.H. Fowler
Date(s): 2 March 1964
Level: Item
Extent: 1m

Scope and Content:
Letter alerting Rita to Captain Fowler's arrival in London


Reference: ADX/1006/2/2/1/12
Title: Letter from G.H. Fowler
Date(s): 10 May 1964
Level: Item
Extent: 1m

Scope and Content:
Fold-out postcard written from Durban about sightseeing in the city


Reference: ADX/1006/2/2/1/13
Title: Letter from G.H. Fowler
Date(s): 16 June 1964
Level: Item
Extent: 4m

Scope and Content:
Letter discussing Fowler's voyage and correspondence with Captain Bill Shields


Reference: ADX/1006/2/2/1/14
Title: Telegram from G.H. Fowler
Date(s): 18 December 1964
Level: Item
Extent: 3m

Scope and Content:
Christmas telegram including envelope and telegram advertisement


Reference: ADX/1006/2/2/1/15
Title: Invitation
Date(s): 20 June 1965
Level: Item
Extent: 1m

Scope and Content:
Invitation from Mrs. Morgan Jones for tea


Reference: ADX/1006/2/2/1/16
Title: Letter from Mr. and Mrs. Shields
Date(s): 16 October 1966
Level: Item
Extent: 2m

Scope and Content:
Letter concerning G.H. Fowler's illness and upcoming operation


Reference: ADX/1006/2/2/1/17
Title: Card from G.H. Fowler
Date(s): n.d.
Level: Item
Extent: 1m

Scope and Content:
Christmas card from G.H. Fowler written from Rotterdam, with a note about his voyage


Reference: ADX/1006/2/2/1/18
Title: Letter from G.H. Fowler
Date(s): n.d.
Level: Item
Extent: 1m

Scope and Content:
Fold-out postcard. Letter from G.H. Fowler alerting Rita to his arrival at Newcastle and visit with Captain Bill Shields.
Notes: Torn into two pieces




Reference: ADX/1006/2/2/2
Title: Financial Papers
Date(s): 1939 - 1972
Level: Sub-series
Extent: 11 items, 1 file

Scope and Content:
Bills and receipts kept by Rita Fowler-Blake from businesses in New Quay, Aberystwyth and Bristol

System of Arrangement: Arranged chronologically.



Reference: ADX/1006/2/2/2/1
Title: Bill from J.R. Adams
Date(s): 26 July 1939
Level: Item
Extent: 1m

Scope and Content:
Bill from J.R. Adams electrician, plumber and sanitary engineer of Park Street, New Quay for services

Notes: Original closed until 2036 under Data Protection Act.
Redacted copy available for viewing.


Reference: ADX/1006/2/2/2/2
Title: Receipt from University College Wales, Aberystwyth
Date(s): 22 November 1950
Level: Item
Extent: 1m

Scope and Content:
Ticket of admission receipt for university fees


Reference: ADX/1006/2/2/2/3
Title: Bills from Sydney V. Galloway
Date(s): 9 June 1951 - 25 February 1954
Level: File
Extent: 6 items

Scope and Content:
Bills of sale from Sydney V. Galloway, University Bookseller for purchases between 1950 and 1954 for Ordinance Sheets and textbooks


Reference: ADX/1006/2/2/2/4
Title: Receipt from Carpenter Hall
Date(s): 13 February 1955
Level: Item
Extent: 1m

Scope and Content:
Receipt for accommodation at Carpenter Hall, University College of Wales, Aberystwyth


Reference: ADX/1006/2/2/2/5
Title: Bank Balance from National Provincial Bank Limited
Date(s): August 1962
Level: Item
Extent: 1m

Scope and Content:
List of interest accrual between 1950 and 1962 in a bank account held by G.H. Fowler and Rita Blake

Notes: Original closed until 2036 under Data Protection Act.
Redacted copy available for viewing.


Reference: ADX/1006/2/2/2/6
Title: Receipt from Barclays Bank
Date(s): 1956
Level: Item
Extent: 2m

Scope and Content:
Receipt for the purchase of travellers cheques dated 16 July 1956 and a balance sheet for E.H.M. Fowler's account at Barclays, Aberaeron, Cardiganshire 31 December 1956

Notes: Original closed until 2036 under Data Protection Act.
Redacted copy available for viewing.


Reference: ADX/1006/2/2/2/7
Title: Statement from Barclays Bank
Date(s): 28 June 1966 - 1 November 1966
Level: Item
Extent: 2m

Scope and Content:
Bank statement of payments made into the account of Elizabeth Helen Margarita Blake's account, includes business card


Reference: ADX/1006/2/2/2/8
Title: Bundle of letters and receipts
Date(s): 1971-1972
Level: File
Extent: 20 items

Scope and Content:
Collection of receipts and letters from workmen concerning refurbishment of the Blake's house in Warmley, Bristol




Reference: ADX/1006/2/2/3
Title: Miscellaneous Personal Papers
Date(s): 1946 - 2008
Level: Sub-series
Extent: 4 items

Scope and Content:
Ephemera material kept by Rita Blake, including booklets, Christmas cards and a appointment diary from 1953-55

System of Arrangement: Arranged chronologically.



Reference: ADX/1006/2/2/3/1
Title: The World Christ Knew booklet
Date(s): 1946
Level: Item
Extent: 1 volume

Scope and Content:
Deane, Canon Anthony, 1946, The World Christ Knew, London: British Publishers Guild. 


Reference: ADX/1006/2/2/3/2
Title: Diary
Date(s): October 1953 - January 1955
Level: Item
Extent: 1 volume

Scope and Content:
Weekly diary, entries only cover October and November 1953 and March 1954 recording personal engagements, her father's return and her birthday.


Reference: ADX/1006/2/2/3/3
Title: Programme for wedding of Edward Davies and Catrin Morgan
Date(s): 12 March 1965
Level: Item
Extent: 1m

Scope and Content:
Programme for the wedding ceremony between Edward Roger Llewelyn Davies and Catrin Puw Morgan at Mansfield College Chapel, Oxford.
Notes: English and Welsh


Reference: ADX/1006/2/2/3/4
Title: Christmas Cards
Date(s): n.d.
Level: File
Extent: 4 items

Scope and Content:
Set of blank Christmas cards from Hiorns and Miller, Plymouth


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Reference: ADX/1006/2/3
Title: Ceredigion Local Interest Material
Date(s): 1947 - 2006
Level: Series
Extent: 3 sub-series

Scope and Content:
A variety of documents collected by Rita Fowler relating to local events, businesses and tourist attractions in Ceredigion.

Appraisal Information: Material not originating from Ceredigion has been removed from the collection.

System of Arrangement: Arranged into three sub-series: newspapers and newspaper clippings; brochures for local attractions; and miscellaneous material from local businesses and ephemera.



Reference: ADX/1006/2/3/1
Title: Newspaper Clippings
Date(s): 1951 - 1983
Level: Sub-series
Extent: 2 items, 4 files

Scope and Content:
Full newspapers and collections of clippings saved by Rita Fowler, mostly relating to local events in Aberystwyth. Includes a file of material from the Eisteddfod in Aberystwyth.

System of Arrangement: Arranged chronologically

Conditions Governing Access: No access restrictions, collection in very poor condition, handle with care



Reference: ADX/1006/2/3/1/1
Title: News Chronicle
Date(s): 1 August 1951
Level: Item
Extent: 1 volume

Scope and Content:
News Chronicle newspaper, number 32812 with headlines about Stock Market Exchange. 


Reference: ADX/1006/2/3/1/2
Title: Herald of Wales
Date(s): 17 November 1951
Level: Item
Extent: 1 volume

Scope and Content:
Herald of Wales newspaper number 7242. Front cover includes story about University of Wales, Aberystwyth. 


Reference: ADX/1006/2/3/1/3
Title: Eisteddfod Newspapers and Programmes
Date(s): 1952-1953
Level: File
Extent: 7 items

Scope and Content:
Programme from 4-9 August 1952 in Welsh and English, Programme from 27 February 1953.
Liverpool Echo newspaper 9 July 1952, Western Mail and South Wales News newspapers 9-10 July 1952, Herald of Wales newspaper 18 July 1952 and the Daily Post Eisteddfod Supplement 7 August 1952
Notes: English and Welsh


Reference: ADX/1006/2/3/1/4
Title: Miscellaneous Newspaper Clippings
Date(s): 1954-1983
Level: File
Extent: 14 items

Scope and Content:
Includes a photocopy of the Weekend Mail 24-28 June 1954 about visit from Rex Harrison in New Quay, torn pages from the Western and South Wales News 16 November 1954 of images around Wales, clipping 1 December 1954 about the sinking of the Tresilian, clipping from the Western Mail and South Wales News 24 March 1955 with story on the history of Cardiff, clipping 16 February 1973 with image of the bulldozing of graveyard at St. Michael's Church, Aberystwyth, clipping from Cambrian News clipping 25 February 1972 of a picture of M.P. Jeremy Thorpe, clipping 22 February 1976 about Welsh Lifeboat Stations, clipping from the Western Mail and South Wales News 24 March 1955 about Crawshay stone circle n Pontypridd, clipping from the Express 11 January 1983 with obituary for Carwyn Jones, clipping June 1978 about holiday cottages in Cwmtudu Valley, two newspaper cartoons about historical sites Margam and Skenfrith, undated clippings about University of Wales and obituary of Enid Lewis.
Notes: Many clippings in very poor condition, all torn and worn at folds


Reference: ADX/1006/2/3/1/5
Title: Wales by Day Clippings
Date(s): 1955
Level: File
Extent: 18 items

Scope and Content:
Collection of newspaper clippings from a feature on local Welsh history
Notes: Stains and tear damage


Reference: ADX/1006/2/3/1/6
Title: Cambrian News
Date(s): 2 May 1969 - 11 July 1969
Level: File
Extent: 3 volumes

Scope and Content:
Full Cambrian News newspapers 2 May, 6 June and 11 July with front cover stories on Prince Charles' visit to Aberystwyth
Notes: In poor condition




Reference: ADX/1006/2/3/2
Title: Local Attraction Brochures
Date(s): 1947 - 2006
Level: Sub-series
Extent: 19 items, 1 file

Scope and Content:
Brochures from tourist attractions and sites in Mid Wales

System of Arrangement: Arranged alphabetically



Reference: ADX/1006/2/3/2/1
Title: Abaty Ystrad Fflur
Date(s): 26 April 1963
Level: Item
Extent: 1m

Scope and Content:
Welsh language programme from Strata Florida Abbey
Notes: Welsh


Reference: ADX/1006/2/3/2/2
Title: Local Business Directory
Date(s): 2005
Level: Item
Extent: 1 volume

Scope and Content:
Quicktel Ceredigion Business Directory


Reference: ADX/1006/2/3/2/3
Title: Attraction Activities
Date(s): 2005
Level: Item
Extent: 1 volume

Scope and Content:
Booklet of events in Aberystwyth and surrounding areas


Reference: ADX/1006/2/3/2/4
Title: Map of Aberystwyth
Date(s): 1947
Level: Item
Extent: 1m

Scope and Content:
Ordinance Survey 1-inch map of Aberystwyth (sheet 127). Endorsed Rita Fowler U.C.W. 1950


Reference: ADX/1006/2/3/2/5
Title: Aberystwyth 7th Centenary Exhibition
Date(s): n.d.
Level: Item
Extent: 1m

Scope and Content:
Guide to pictures from the Ceredigion Museum exhibition 'Aberystwyth 7th Centenary Exhibition'


Reference: ADX/1006/2/3/2/6
Title: Constitution Hill Souvenir Guide
Date(s): 1950s-1990s
Level: Item
Extent: 2m

Scope and Content:
Booklet for the Aberystwyth Electric Cliff Railway and Camera Obscura. Includes postcard of Aberystwyth in paper bag.


Reference: ADX/1006/2/3/2/7
Title: Programmes from Aberystwyth Art Centre
Date(s): 1955-1994
Level: File
Extent: 4 volumes

Scope and Content:
Programmes from plays performed at Aberystwyth Art Centre including: Hamlet (1955), Flibberty and the Penguin (1979), My Fair Lady (1994), The Owl and Pussycat went to see… (n.d.)


Reference: ADX/1006/2/3/2/8
Title: Brochure for West Wales Eco Centre
Date(s): late 1990s-early 2000s
Level: Item
Extent: 1m

Scope and Content:
Advertisement for Eco Centre in Newport, Pembrokeshire


Reference: ADX/1006/2/3/2/9
Title: Advertisement for Rock Mill
Date(s): late 1990s-early 2000s
Level: Item
Extent: 1m

Scope and Content:
Brochure for the Rock Mill woollen and water mill in Capel-Dewi Llandysul, Ceredigion


Reference: ADX/1006/2/3/2/10
Title: Trathau Beaches Booklet
Date(s): 2006
Level: Item
Extent: 1m

Scope and Content:
Fold-out brochure to the beaches in Cardigan Bay


Reference: ADX/1006/2/3/2/11
Title: Brochure for National Botanic Garden of Wales
Date(s): 2004-2005
Level: Item
Extent: 1m

Scope and Content:
Advertisement for the Botanic Gardens, Carmarthenshire


Reference: ADX/1006/2/3/2/12
Title: Gymanfa Ganu Hymnbook
Date(s): n.d.
Level: Item
Extent: 1 bundle

Scope and Content:
Photocopy handout of hymns from event in New Quay
Notes: In Welsh


Reference: ADX/1006/2/3/2/13
Title: Brochure for New Quay History Trail
Date(s): c. 1950
Level: Item
Extent: 1m

Scope and Content:
Fold-out brochure advertising the New Quay History Trail


Reference: ADX/1006/2/3/2/14
Title: Booklet from Llanllwchaiarn Parish Church
Date(s): 1965
Level: Item
Extent: 1 volume

Scope and Content:
Centenary anniversary booklet for the Llanllwchaiarn Parish Church in New Quay


Reference: ADX/1006/2/3/2/15
Title: Booklet of Cinema Showings
Date(s): August 1981
Level: Item
Extent: 1 volume

Scope and Content:
Advertisement of cinema showings at the Memorial Hall Cinema, New Quay with advertisements for local businesses


Reference: ADX/1006/2/3/2/16
Title: Booklet of Cinema Showings
Date(s): June 1955
Level: Item
Extent: 1m

Scope and Content:
Advertisement of cinema listings of the Regent Cinema, Newtown


Reference: ADX/1006/2/3/2/17
Title: Welsh Wildlife Centre Brochure
Date(s): late 1990s-early 2000s
Level: Item
Extent: 1m

Scope and Content:
Advertisement for the Welsh Wildlife Centre, Teifi Marshes Nature Reserve in Pembrokeshire


Reference: ADX/1006/2/3/2/18
Title: Ynyslas Sand Dune Nature Trail brochure
Date(s): 1981
Level: Item
Extent: 1 volume

Scope and Content:
Booklet about the Sand Dune Nature Trail in Ynyslas


Reference: ADX/1006/2/3/2/19
Title: Ynyslas Student's Guide
Date(s): 1981
Level: Item
Extent: 1 volume

Scope and Content:
Booklet for students for the Dyfi National Nature Reserve, Ynyslas


Reference: ADX/1006/2/3/2/20
Title: Great Castles and Historic Attractions
Date(s): 2004
Level: Item
Extent: 1 volume

Scope and Content:
Booklet of attractions in South and West Wales issued by Cadw.
Notes: English and Welsh




Reference: ADX/1006/2/3/3
Title: Miscellaneous Ceredigion Material
Date(s): 1950s - 1992
Level: Sub-Series
Extent: 6 items

Scope and Content:
Assorted material from businesses in Aberystwyth and New Quay, including packaging and leaflets. Also includes postcard of New Quay and tickets for Garden Festival Wales

System of Arrangement: Arranged alphabetically by company or location



Reference: ADX/1006/2/3/3/1
Title: Envelope from Evered Davies Photographers
Date(s): n.d.
Level: Item
Extent: 1m

Scope and Content:
Empty envelope for photographic negatives from Evered Davies and Sons, 26 Pier Street, Aberystwyth


Reference: ADX/1006/2/3/3/2
Title: Envelope with tickets for Garden Festival Wales
Date(s): 6 July 1992
Level: Bundle
Extent: 4 items

Scope and Content:
Three day tickets to the Garden Festival Wales, Ebbw Vale with envelope


Reference: ADX/1006/2/3/3/3
Title: Packaging envelope from Morgan and Jones
Date(s): n.d.
Level: Item
Extent: 1m

Scope and Content:
Empty envelope from Morgan and Jones of Aberystwyth with printed images of 1920s cars. Endorsed with mathematics equation "1200, 60, 40"


Reference: ADX/1006/2/3/3/4
Title: Payment Facilities for New Quay
Date(s): 1973-1974
Level: Item
Extent: 1m

Scope and Content:
Leaflet of payment instructions to Urban District Council of New Quay


Reference: ADX/1006/2/3/3/5
Title: Postcard Calendar of New Quay
Date(s): 1954
Level: Item
Extent: 1m

Scope and Content:
Back cover from a calendar with postcard of New Quay, endorsed 'From Rita, wishing you a happy xmas 1954'
Notes: Torn and stained


Reference: ADX/1006/2/3/3/6
Title: Advertisement for South Wales Electricity
Date(s): 1970s
Level: Bundle
Extent: 4 sheets

Scope and Content:
Brochure and two advertisements from South Wales Electricity for the White Meter and Central Heating
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