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National Library of Wales
Williams, William, of Aberystwyth, papers

Reference code(s): GB 0210 WILWIL

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: William Williams (Aberystwyth) Papers

Short Title: Williams, William, of Aberystwyth, papers

Creation date(s): 1918-1957

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 16 files

Name of creator(s): William Williams


Administrative/Biographical history: William Williams (1885-1950), FLA, was Keeper of Printed Books at the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth. He was born on 21st April 1885 in Walton, Liverpool the son of Daniel Hugh Williams and Lucy Kyfin. He was educated at the Oake's Institute, Walton. He married Sarah Jane Evans in August 1915; she was the daughter of Hugh Evans (1854-1934), printer and publisher, owner of Gwasg y Brython press, Liverpool. They had two sons. Williams was the Honorary Editor of the National Union Catalogue for Wales; he was also member of the Cymmrodorion Society and Welsh Bibliographical Society, and a lecturer on Classification at the Library Association Summer School, Aberystwyth, 1922-1928.


Scope and content/abstract: Notes on cataloguing and classification, 1925-1928; correspondence, 1928-1942, 1957; copies of articles and offprints, and cuttings of press reviews; and papers of his father-in-law, Hugh Evans, 1952-1955, mainly notes on publishing, periodicals, etc.


Language/scripts of material: Welsh, English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: William Williams papers; and Hugh Evans papers.

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, 1988, p. 74-75 at the National Library of Wales. The catalogue can be accessed online.

Detailed catalogue

Language codes: weleng


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 by Mrs Janet Kyffin, Cwm Eithin, 53 Maeshendre, Waunfawr, Aberystwyth, daughter-in-law of William Williams, in July 1987


Existence and location of copies: The main archive of Hugh Evans is National Library of Wales, Hugh Evans Papers.


Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Seri Crawley for the ANW Project. The following sources were consulted in the compilation of this description: NLW, Minor Lists and Summaries, 1988; Who's Who in Wales (London, 1933).

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

Date(s) of descriptions: May 2003

Cataloguing | Wales
Classification | Books
Williams, William, | 1885-1950 | Archives

Personal names
Evans , Hugh , 1854-1934
Williams , William , 1885-1950

Corporate names
Library Association | Summer school

Aberystwyth (Wales)

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