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Skinner, Kenneth E., research papers

Reference code(s): GB 0210 KENNER

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: Kenneth E. Skinner Research Papers

Short Title: Skinner, Kenneth E., research papers

Creation date(s): 1911-1979

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.054 cubic metres (6 small boxes)

Name of creator(s): Kenneth E. Skinner


Administrative/Biographical history: Dr Kenneth Edward Skinner (1910-1986) conducted research into the Welsh colonies in Chubut, Patagonia, Argentina, established by Welsh colonists in 1865. Dr Skinner makes special reference to the work of Edward Jones Williams, a railway engineer from Mostyn, Flintshire, who arrived in Patagonia in 1881.


Scope and content/abstract: Research papers of Kenneth E. Skinner, 1911-1979, mainly notes, photocopies and manuscript and typescript transcripts of unpublished material collected by Dr Skinner while undertaking research in Britain and Argentina for his doctoral thesis 'The relationship between the Welsh colonies in Chubut and the Argentine government'; printed material and periodicals, 1921-1979; and a photograph album of views of Chubut.


Language/scripts of material: English, Welsh, Spanish

System of arrangement: Original order and numbering retained.

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, 1992, p. 117, at the National Library of Wales. The catalogue is available 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 Mrs Grace Skinner, wife of Dr Skinner, Wolverhampton, 1991.


Existence and location of originals: Originals of the material transcribed are held in Argentina in the private collections of Sra Olivia Hughes de Mulhall; Sr Glyn Ceiriog Hughes, Trelaw; Sr D. O. Williams, Temperley; in the Archivo General de la Nación, Buenos Aires; Biblioteca Nacional; Archivo de Ministerio de Guerra y Marina; Museo Histórico; Casa del Chubut, Chubut; Archivo de la Municipalidad de Rawson; Archivo de la Municipalidad de Gaiman; Archivo de la Gobernación del Chubut, Rawson; Museo Regional de Gaiman; Biblioteca Popular Agustín Alvarez, Trelaw.

Related material: Further original papers are E. J. Williams Papers, University of Wales, Bangor.


Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: NLW, Minor Lists and Summaries, 1992.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: May 2003

Patagonia (Argentina and Chile) | History
Welsh | Argentina | Chubut | Research

Personal names
Skinner , Kenneth

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