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Williams, Edward Jones, and Chubut Mercantile Company papers

Reference code(s): GB 0210 MOSIAMS

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: Edward Jones Williams and Chubut Mercantile Company Papers

Short Title: Williams, Edward Jones, and Chubut Mercantile Company papers

Creation date(s): 1878-1932

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.022 cubic metres (8 volumes)

Name of creator(s): Edward Jones Williams

CONTEXT

Administrative/Biographical history: Edward Jones Williams (1857-1932) was a civil engineer from Mostyn in Flintshire. He was involved in the building of the Chubut Railway, Patagonia, at the beginning of the twentieth century and later became one of the most influential leaders of the Welsh colony.

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract: Papers, 1878-1932, of Edward Jones Williams, relating mainly to the Welsh settlement in Patagonia and the Chubut Mercantile Company, comprising preparatory notes relating to the building of the Chubut Railway, c.1907, correspondence relating to both his work and to the Welsh colony, 1909-1932; and printed material, 1909-1932, including annual reports of the Chubut Mercantile Company, 1909-1928.

ACCESS AND USE

Language/scripts of material: English, Spanish

System of arrangement: Arranged into manuscripts, etc.; letters to E. J. Williams; letters from E. J. Williams; and printed matter, and numbered NLW MSS 19715-19724.

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: The catalogue can be accessed online, or in hard copy at NLW. The collection is described in more detail in the former schedule, 'A schedule of manuscripts and printed matter presented by Dr I. Mostyn Williams', which is available in hard copy at NLW.

Detailed catalogue

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

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 his son, Dr I. Mostyn Williams, Beaumaris, and Mrs M. E. Eames, Conway, in 1967.

ALLIED MATERIALS

Related material: Papers of E. J. Williams are also held at the University of Wales, Bangor.

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Note: Title supplied from collector and contents of fonds. Formerly entitled I. Mostyn Williams Papers, from name of one of the donors.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Annette Strauch for the ANW project. The following sources were used for the compilation of the description: NLW, Schedule of Edward Jones Williams and Chubut Mercantile Company Papers.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: April 2003


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
Canals | Patagonia (Argentina and Chile)
Chubut Mercantile Company | Records and correspondence
Railways | Patagonia (Argentina and Chile)
Welsh | Patagonia (Argentina and Chile)
Williams, Edward Jones, | 1857-1932 | Archives

Personal names
Williams , Edward Jones , 1857-1932

Corporate names
Chubut Company

Places
Chubut (Argentina)
Patagonia (Argentina and Chile)

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