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National Library of Wales
Williams-Ellis, Cecily, papers

Reference code(s): GB 0210 CECLIS

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: Cecily Williams-Ellis Papers

Short Title: Williams-Ellis, Cecily, papers

Creation date(s): 1941-1983

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.172 cubic metres (6 boxes)

Name of creator(s): Cecily Williams-Ellis


Administrative/Biographical history: Cecily William-Ellis was a founder, and for 40 years the Chairman, of the Caernarfonshire branch of the Campaign for the Protection of Rural Wales. She later became President of the Branch. She was also a long-serving nominated member of the Snowdonia National Park Committee. Among her campaigns was the undergrounding of the power cable across the Traeth Mawr and the thwarting of the former Central Electricity Authority's scheme to build hydro-electric schemes on Welsh rivers. She was awarded the MBE in 1982. She died in 1992 at the age of 92.


Scope and content/abstract: Minutes and administrative papers of the National Executive Committee of the Campaign for the Protection of Rural Wales, 1958, 1972-1982; Caernarfonshire branch records, 1943-1983; local groups' correspondence files, 1952-1980; subject files containing correspondence and reports, 1945-1980, including Snowdonia National Park, 1945-1979; industrial development, 1942-1981; roads and transport, 1947-1980; forestry, 1947-1980; caravans and holiday accommodation, 1941-1979; and miscellaneous photographs of architecture, rural landscapes and eyesores, including litter, derelict buildings, and obtrusive signs and aerials.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: minutes and administrative papers; campaigns, planning and development; and photographs.

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 in Minor Lists and Summaries 1984, pp. 63-66, at the National Library of Wales. The catalogue can be accessed on-line.

Detailed catalogue


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

Accruals: Accruals are expected.

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Donated by Mrs. Cecily Williams-Ellis, Tremadog, Gwynedd, 1983.


Related material: CPRW posters, plans of caravan sites at Morfa Bychan, Porthmadog, a map of Dolwyddelan village, various printed maps of Caernarfon-shire, and a group of photographs relating to the Best Kept Village competition, deposited at the same time, are in NLW Special Collections. Other papers are NLW, Records of the Council for the Protection of Rural Wales


Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Seri Crawley for the ANW Project. The following sources were used for the preparation of the description: NLW, Minor Lists and Summaries 1984; NLW Obituaries Cumulated Index (1992-1997)

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

Date(s) of descriptions: April 2003

Land use, Rural | Wales | Gwynedd
Photograph collections | Wales | Gwynedd
Rural development | Environmental aspects | Wales | Gwynedd
Rural development | Sociological aspects | Wales | Gwynedd
Rural transportation | Wales | Gwynedd
Williams-Ellis, Cecily, | 1900-1992 | Archives

Personal names
Williams-Ellis , Cecily , 1900-1992

Corporate names
CPRW (Organization)
Council for the Preservation of Rural Wales
Snowdonia National Park (Wales)

Caernarvonshire (Wales)

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