ANW logo

Archives Network Wales

Search the collections:        Search help | Advanced search   | Browse by repository

Browse the indices: Combined(searchable) Personal names Corporate names Places Subjects



[New to Archives?]

[Family history]

[Admin menu]

List of repositories  |  List of collections at Ceredigion Archives  |  Repository home page  |  Contact details

Ceredigion Archives
Gomer M. Roberts, Hanes Capeli, Books and Papers

Reference code(s): GB 0212 D/GMR

Held at: Ceredigion Archives

Title: Gomer M. Roberts, Hanes Capeli, Books and Papers

Short Title: Gomer M. Roberts, Hanes Capeli, Books and Papers

Creation date(s): 1909-1960

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: Information to be supplied

Name of creator(s): Gomer M. Roberts


Administrative/Biographical history: The leading authority on the history of the Calvinistic Methodist Connexion, the Rev. Dr Gomer M. Roberts (1904-1993) came from the farm of Cwmbach, Llandybie, Carmarthenshire. He wrote Hanes y Plwyf Llandybie (History of the Parish of Llandybie) which won him the History Prize in the 1939 Eisteddfod. He was also Moderator of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church of Wales. He was ordained as minister of the Presbyterian Church of Wales in 1930, and served Clydach, in the Swansea Valley, 1930-1939, and then, until 1958, Pontrhydfen and Llandudoch, Cardiganshire. His main research interest was the 18th century Methodist revival. He published a two-volume biography of the hymn-writer William Williams Pantycelyn. Gomer M. Roberts collected a large amount of archival material for the Calvinistic Methodist archives, and books relating to Capel Isaf, Llechryd, Capel Mair, Llanfair Clydogau, Capel Dewi, Llandysul, Capel Mair, Cardigan and Capel Tabernacl, Cardigan, all in Cardiganshire.


Scope and content/abstract: Books and papers of the Rev. Gomer M. Roberts, 1909-1960, relating to various chapels in Cardiganshire.


Language/scripts of material: Welsh

System of arrangement: Arranged in chronological order.

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply

Finding aids: A hard copy of the catalogue is available at Ceredigion Archives. The catalogue is available online.

Detailed catalogue

Language codes: wel


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

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history: The books were bought from Gomer M. Roberts in November 1977.

Immediate source of acquisition: Not known



Note: Title supplied from name of collector

Archivist's note: Compiled by Annette Strauch for ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of the description: Ceredigion Archives online catalogue (, Ceredigion Archives, Gomer M. Roberts - Hanes Capeli Papers; Stephens, Meic, Oxford Companion to the Literature of Wales (Oxford, 1986); Rowlands, John; Elfyn, Menna, The Bloodaxe Book of Modern Welsh Poetry, 20th century Welsh poetry in translation (Northumberland 2003).

Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) Second Edition; AACR2 and LCSH

Date(s) of descriptions: October 2003

Religious institutions | Wales | Ceredigion
Roberts, Gomer Morgan | Archives

Personal names
Roberts , Gomer Morgan

Corporate names
Welsh Calvinistic Methodist Church

Llandybie (Wales)

List of repositories  |  List of collections at Ceredigion Archives  |  Repository home page  |  Contact details