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Williams, Eryl Hall, papers

Reference code(s): GB 0210 ERYLHALL

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: Eryl Hall Williams Papers

Short Title: Williams, Eryl Hall, papers

Creation date(s): 1940-1998

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.009 cubic metres (1 box)

Name of creator(s): Eryl Hall Williams


Administrative/Biographical history: Professor Eryl Hall Williams (b. 1921) was a conscientious objector during the Second World War while a law student at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth. He served as a civilian relief worker with the Friends Relief Service in England and Germany from 1943 until 1946.


Scope and content/abstract: Papers of Eryl Hall Williams, 1940-1998, relating mainly to his period of service with the Friends Relief Service in England and Germany (including Belsen) during and after the Second World War; together with reminiscences and transcripts of letters relating to his experiences as a conscientious objector while a student at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth from 1939 to 1942.


Language/scripts of material: English; Welsh

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: Friends Relief Service papers, miscellaneous papers, and letters and Aberystwyth wartime reminiscences

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 1994, p. 70, and 1999, p. 82, 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 by Prof. Eryl Hall Williams, East Molesey, Surrey, in 1993 and 1999.



Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Annette Strauch for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: NLW, Minor Lists and Summaries 1994 and 1999.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: November 2003

Conscientious objection | Great Britain
Hall Williams, John Eryl, | 1921- | Archives
World War, 1939-1945 | Civilian relief
World War, 1939-1945 | Concentration camps | Germany
World War, 1939-1945 | Conscientious objectors | Wales

Personal names
Hall Williams , John Eryl , 1921-

Corporate names
Bergen-Belsen (Concentration camp)
Friends Relief Service


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