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Ceredigion Archives
David Williams Collection

Reference code(s): GB 0212 ADX/504

Held at: Ceredigion Archives

Title: David Williams Collection

Short Title: David Williams Collection

Creation date(s): 1904-1913

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 82 items

Name of creator(s): Captain David Williams (1851-1913)


Administrative/Biographical history: David Williams (1851-1913) was a sailor and poet. He was born in Aberaeron, Cardiganshire. He married Mary, originally from Llanarth, Cardiganshire, in 1873, and settled in Barry, Glamorgan. They had three children, Powell, Ellen and Hettie. He worked as a sailor and died on 23 January 1913, killed by a falling cotton bale aboard the S. S. Southgate at Le Havre, France.


Scope and content/abstract: Letters of David Williams to his wife, 1904-1913, and family, 1904-1912; letters relating to his death, 1913; postcards, 1907-1912; envelopes, 1904-1913; newspaper cuttings, 1913; and Welsh and English poetry, [1904x1913].


Language/scripts of material: English, Welsh

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: letters to his wife; letters to other members of his family; letters relating to his death; postcards; envelopes; Welsh poems; English poems; and newspaper cuttings.

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.

Detailed catalogue

Language codes: engwel


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

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Not known



Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds. Includes some material post-dating his death, concerning the accident.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: Ceredigion Archives, The David Williams Collection (ADX/504).

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

Date(s) of descriptions: November 2003

English poetry
Welsh poetry
William, David | Archives

Personal names
Williams , David , 1851-1913

Corporate names
Southgate (Ship)


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