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Williams (Castell Deudraeth) family papers

Reference code(s): GB 0210 WILETH

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: Williams (Castell Deudraeth) Family Papers

Short Title: Williams (Castell Deudraeth) family papers

Creation date(s): 1859-1929

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.029 cubic metres (1 large box)

Name of creator(s): Williams Family


Administrative/Biographical history: Much of the property forming the estate associated with Castell Deudraeth, Penrhyndeudraeth, Merionethshire, formerly called Bron Eryri, was acquired by David Williams (1799-1869). Having unsuccessfully contested the Merionethshire seat in 1859 and 1865, he finally became the Liberal Member of Parliament for the county in 1868. He was succeeded in the Deudraeth estate by his eldest son Sir Arthur Osmond Williams MP (1849-1927), Liberal Member of Parliament for Merionethshire, 1900-1910.


Scope and content/abstract: Family papers of the Williams family of Castell Deudraeth, 1859-1929, including a bound volume containing papers, including letters and press cuttings, relating to the general election of 1859 in Merionethshire in which David Williams stood as a Liberal against the sitting Conservative Member W.W.E. Wynne of Peniarth; scrapbooks, 1903-1929, containing press cuttings concerning the family, notably Sir Arthur Osmond Williams, and two typescript essays.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement:

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, 1997, p. 103, at the National Library of Wales. The catalogue is available online.

Detailed catalogue


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records purchased by the National Library of Wales have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Purchased from Dominic Winter Book Auction, Swindon, 1997.



Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: NLW, Minor Lists and Summaries, 1997; Who Was Who (London, 2001); Dictionary of Welsh Biography down to 1940 (London, 1959).

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

Date(s) of descriptions: June 2003

Election districts | Wales | Merioneth
Elections | Wales | Merioneth
Great Britain. | Parliament | Elections, 1859
Williams family, | of Castell Deudraeth | Archives

Personal names
Williams , A. Osmond (Arthur Osmond) , 1849-1927 , Sir
Williams , David , 1799-1869
Williams family , of Castell Deudraeth
Wynne , William Watkin Edward , 1801-1880

Corporate names
Deudraeth Castle Estate (Wales)

Merioneth (Wales)
Penrhyndeudraeth (Wales)

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