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Anglesey Archives
Hughes, John Williams, Papers and photographs

Reference code(s): GB 0221 WM2297

Held at: Anglesey Archives

Title: Papers and photographs re. John Williams Hughes, journalist and broadcaster, Marianglas.

Short Title: Hughes, John Williams, Papers and photographs

Creation date(s): 1937-2006

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.01 cubic metres

Name of creator(s): John Williams Hughes


Administrative/Biographical history: John Williams Hughes was a broadcaster and writer from Marianglas in Anglesey and was born in 1906. He worked with the Welsh ambulance unit in Spain during the Spanish civil war and served in the Middle East and India during the Second World War. After the war he travelled widely and lectured annually in North America and became well known among Welsh societies. He contributed articles to newspapers, a collection of which were published under the title "The Dangerous Years” and broadcast talks about America on radio and television. He stood twice as a Liberal candidate at General Elections, on one occasion for Anglesey. He died in Bangor in March 1977.


Scope and content/abstract: Letters by John Williams Hughes from Spain during the Spanish Civil War, 1937; letters to his parents from America and Canada, 1938-1941; papers relating to tours of North America, 1941-1943; papers relating to work for the Liberal Party, 1953-1958; letters from other people including Megan Lloyd George and Aeronwy Thomas; newspaper cuttings about his tour of Rhodesia, 1970; photographs; information relating to the writer and the Spanish civil war acquired for the compilation of this catalogue.


Language/scripts of material: English and Welsh

System of arrangement:

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Normal Record Office conditions apply.

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


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

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history: Private Deposit

Immediate source of acquisition:



Archivist's note: Compiled by Gaynor Elizabeth Nice for Archifdy Ynys Môn/Anglesey Record Office. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Archifdy Ynys Môn/Anglesey Record Office, Catalogue WM2297. Herald Môn March 8th 1977

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

Date(s) of descriptions: February 2010


Personal names
Hughes , John Williams , 1906-1977

Corporate names

Anglesey (Wales)
Spain ()

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