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Roberts, R. Meirion, Rev., papers

Reference code(s): GB 0210 REVRTS

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: Rev. R. Meirion Roberts Papers

Short Title: Roberts, R. Meirion, Rev., papers

Creation date(s): [1930s]-[1960s]

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 2 boxes

Name of creator(s): Rev. R. Meirion Roberts (1906-1967)


Administrative/Biographical history: The Reverend R. Meirion Roberts (1906-1967), was a minister and army chaplain. He was born in Llandrillo, Merionethshire, the son of Robert and Catherine Roberts. He began to preach in 1924 and was ordained in 1933, then went on to serve as minister of Penuel, Ebbw Vale (1933-1937), and St. David's, Belmont, Shrewsbury (1937-1938). Roberts then became a tutor in philosophy and psychology at Coleg Harlech (1938-1940). He served as an army chaplain between 1940 and 1958, with a period as minister of the Welsh Church in Laird St, Birkenhead, England (1946-1952). He joined the Presbyterian Church in 1958 and was minister of Applegarth parish and Sinaldie, Dumfriesshire, Scotland. In 1933 he married Daisy Harper of Llanrwst and they had two sons and three daughters. Roberts also contributed articles on philosophy and theology to a number of journals including Yr Efrydydd, Efrydiau Athronyddol, Y Traethodydd, Y Llenor and Y Drysorfa. He also wrote poetry and his work was published in some of the above titles and in his published volumes Plant y Llawr (1946) and Amryw ganu (1965).


Scope and content/abstract: Papers of Rev. R. Meirion Roberts, comprising fifty seven notebooks containing sermons in Welsh, 1946-51 and undated, most of which were delivered at Laird Street Presbyterian Church of Wales, Birkenhead; some 3,000 cards containing sermons, mainly in English, 1930s-60s; a bundle of sermons in English and Welsh, 1930s, 1950, and undated; and a few miscellaneous notes.


Language/scripts of material: English, Welsh

System of arrangement: Arranged as follows: notebooks containing sermons; cards containing sermon notes; bundle of sermons; miscellaneous notes.

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, 1987, at the National Library of Wales.

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 by Mr Eilir W. Roberts, son of Rev. Roberts, Llandudno, 1986.



Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following sources were used to compile this description: NLW, Minor Lists and Summaries, 1987; NLW, W. W. Price Biographical Index (unpublished).

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

Date(s) of descriptions: May 2003

Sermons, English
Sermons, Welsh | 20th century

Personal names
Roberts , R. Meirion , 1906-1967

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