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Richards, Gwynfryn, papers

Reference code(s): GB 0210 GRICHARDS

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: Gwynfryn Richards Papers

Short Title: Richards, Gwynfryn, papers

Creation date(s): 1689-1971

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.122 cubic metres (5 boxes)

Name of creator(s): Gwynfryn Richards


Administrative/Biographical history: The Very Rev. Gwynfryn Richards (1902-1992), dean of Bangor, was born at Nantyffyllon, Glamorgan in 1902. He was educated at the Universities of Wales, Oxford and Boston. He was ordained deacon in 1930, priest in 1931 and served in a large number of benefices before being appointed Canon of Bangor Cathedral in 1943. He served as Dean of Bangor from 1962 until 1971. He was Pantyfedwen Lecturer of the University College of Wales, Aberystwyth in 1967. He was the author of a large number of monographs and scholarly articles.


Scope and content/abstract: Papers accumulated by Rev. Gwynfryn Richards, including records relating to the Bangor diocese and the cathedral church of Bangor, Caernarfonshire, 1689-1971, including library loans, 1880-1881; papers relating to the Canonry, Bangor, 1947-1949; typescript copies of letters relating to the witch trials in New England, 1689-1694.


Language/scripts of material: English, French, Dutch, Welsh

System of arrangement: Arranged in chronological order.

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 regulations apply.

Finding aids: A hard copy of the catalogue is available at the National Library of Wales. The catalogue can be accessed online.

Detailed catalogue


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records donated to the National Library of Wales have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Donated to the National Library of Wales by Rev. Gwynfryn Richards, Llandegfan, Anglesey, in 1975.


Related material: A substantial archive of further records donated to the NLW by Rev. Gwynfryn Richards between September 1975 and October 1983 remains uncatalogued.


Note: Title supplied from depositor of fonds.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Annette Strauch for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Who was Who vol. IX, NLW, Schedule of Gwynfryn Richards Papers.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: January 2004

Church in Wales. | Diocese of Bangor | Archives
Church in Wales. | Diocese of Bangor. | Canonry | Archives
Witchcraft | USA | New England

Personal names
Richards , Gwynfryn

Corporate names
Church in Wales | Diocese of Bangor


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