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National Library of Wales
Roberts, Emrys, records

Reference code(s): GB 0210 EMRRTS

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: Emrys Roberts Records

Short Title: Roberts, Emrys, records

Creation date(s): 1945-1983

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.054 cubic metres (6 boxes)

Name of creator(s): Emrys Roberts


Administrative/Biographical history: Emrys Owen Roberts was born at Caernarfon in 1910 and graduated from the University College of Wales, Aberystwyth and Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge. He served in the RAF during the Second World War. He was called to the bar at Grays Inn in 1944 and served as the Liberal Member of Parliament for Merionethshire between 1945 and 1951 when he was defeated. He was Chairman of the Development Board for Rural Wales between 1977 and 1981, and a member of a very large number of other public bodies in Wales. He died in October 1990.


Scope and content/abstract: Records and papers collected by Emrys Roberts, 1945-1983, including correspondence and papers relating to the National Eisteddfod, 1959-1976; the Development Board for Rural Wales, 1973-1981; and Wales (West and North) Television Ltd, 1961-1967. There are also papers relating to other committees on which Emrys Roberts sat, 1967-1983, and other miscellaneous papers, 1945-1981.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: National Eisteddfod; Development Board For Rural Wales; Wales (WEst and North) Television Ltd; various committees; and miscellaneous 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 schedule is available at the National Library of Wales. The catalogue can be accessed online.

Detailed catalogue


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records have been retained

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Donated by Mr Emrys Roberts, 24 Glyn Garth Court, Menai Bridge, Anglesey, Gwynedd in August 1989.



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 1990; Rees, I. T. Welsh hustings, 1885-2004.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: May 2003

Broadcasting | Wales
Development Board for Rural Wales | Archives
Eisteddfodau | Wales
Merioneth (Wales) | Politics and government | 20th century
Roberts, Emrys | 1910-1990 | Archives
Television | Wales
Wales West and North Television Ltd | Records and correspondence

Personal names
Roberts , Emrys , 1910-1990

Corporate names
Development Board for Rural Wales
Eisteddfod Genedlaethol Cymru
Liberal Party (Great Britain)
Wales West and North Television Ltd

Merioneth (Wales)

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