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Anglesey Archives
Williams, William papers

Reference code(s): GB 0221 WM 2068

Held at: Anglesey Archives

Title: William Williams (of Ashanti Company Ltd) of Llanddyfnan Papers

Short Title: Williams, William papers

Creation date(s): 1900-1977

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.001 cubic metres (3 items)

Name of creator(s): Williams, William [alive 1900] of Llanddyfnan (Anglesey) miner

CONTEXT

Administrative/Biographical history: William Williams [alive 1900] of Llanddyfnan nr. Llangefni (Anglesey) was employed as miner with the Ashanti and the Gold Coast Colony of West Africa (Obuasi, Ghana) [c.1900]. He witnessed the Ashanti uprising against the British occupation and recorded the miners withdrawal to Beckwai, the arrival of the relief column and the subsequent fighting.

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract: This Archive includes: an agreement for the employment of William Williams as a miner with the Gold Coast Colony of West Africa (Obuasi, Ghana), [c. 1900]; A diary kept by William Williams regarding his prospecting work and the outbreak of the Ashanti rising, the miners withdrawal to Beckwai, the arrival of the relief column and the subsequent fighting around Beckwai, 1900; and a description of the previous two items by Sotheby Parke Bernet, 1977.

ACCESS AND USE

Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged in chronological order

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply

Physical characteristics: Fair condition

Finding aids: Hard copies of the catalogue are available at the Anglesey County Record Office and the National Register of Archives. It is the policy of Gwasanaeth Archifdy Ynys Mon/Anglesey County Archive Service to catalogue in the language of the document.

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

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

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history: Private purchase at Sothebys Auction House

Immediate source of acquisition: Private deposit

ALLIED MATERIALS

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Archivist's note: Compiled by Helen Lewis for the Anglesey County Record Office. The following sources were used to compile this description: William Williams of Llanddyfnan papers, of Ashanti Company Ltd., catalogue; and a "History of the Ashanti Goldfields Company (www.anglogold.com/About/About+Ashanti/History+of+the+Ashanti+Goldfields+Company) viewed 27 October 2005.

Rules or conventions: Thsi description follows the ANW guidelines for Fonds Level Descriptions and ISAD(G) second edition.

Date(s) of descriptions: January 2006


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
Ashanti Rising, 1900
Gold mines and mining | Ghana | Obusai

Personal names
Williams , William , of Llanddyfnan

Corporate names
AngloGold Ashanti Ltd.
Ashanti Goldfields Co.

Places
Africa ()
Llanddyfnan (Wales)
Obusai (Ghana)

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