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Williams, Glanmor, diaries

Reference code(s): GB 0210 GLAWMS

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: Glanmor Williams Diaries

Short Title: Williams, Glanmor, diaries

Creation date(s): 1967-2005

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.045 cubic metres (39 vols)

Name of creator(s): Glanmor Williams


Administrative/Biographical history: Glanmor Williams, historian, was born in Dowlais, Glamorgan, 5 May 1920. In 1945 he was appointed lecturer in history at the University of Wales, Swansea, and was Professor of History from 1957 until his retirement in 1982. Glanmor Williams was Chairman of the Ancient Monuments Board (Wales), 1986-1990.
His main field of research has been the Protestant establishment in Wales during the Reformation, and his volume The Welsh Church from Conquest to Reformation was published in 1962 and Welsh Reformation Essays in 1966. He is regarded as 'the chief authority on early modern Wales' and is the general editor of Glamorgan County History. Glanmor Williams was appointed a Fellow of the British Academy in 1986, was presented with a medal of the Honourable Society of Cymmrodorion in 1991, and knighted in 1995. He died 24 February 2005.


Scope and content/abstract: Diaries, 1967-2005, of Sir Glanmor Williams, reflecting his personal and professional work, including political observations and remarks on contemporary affairs.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged chronologically into two series: diaries, 1967-1997, 1998-2005.

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: Usual copyright rules apply

Finding aids:


Accruals: Accruals are not expected.

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Donated by Sir Glanmor Williams, Swansea, in July 2000, and by Margaret Williams, Swansea, per Professor Geraint H. Jenkins, Aberystwyth, September 2005.



Archivist's note: Compiled by Ann Francis Evans.
The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Cydymaith i lenyddiaeth Cymru (Cardiff, 1997); Who's who, 1897-1996, on CD-Rom.

Rules or conventions: This description follows NLW guidelines based on ISAD(G) Second Edition; AACR2; and LCSH.

Date(s) of descriptions: February 2002 and updated April 2010

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