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Gwynedd Archives: Caernarfon Record Office
Roberts, W. O., collection

Reference code(s): GB 0219 XM/2394, XS/1416

Held at: Gwynedd Archives: Caernarfon Record Office

Title: W. O. Roberts Collection

Short Title: Roberts, W. O., collection

Creation date(s): [1798]-1968

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 206 items

Name of creator(s): W. O. Roberts

CONTEXT

Administrative/Biographical history: W. O. Roberts (fl. 1899-1957) of Plas Dulyn, Llanbedr-y-Cennin, Caernarfonshire, was a poet, antiquarian and historian. He collected items of historical and literary interest relating to Caernarfonshire, in particular the parishes of Caerhun and Llanbedr-y-Cennin. He also corresponded with local literary and academic figures.

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract: Papers of W. O. Roberts, [1798]-1968, relating mainly to Caerhun and Llanbedr-y-cennin, Caernarfonshire, and including letters, 1849-1966; circulars, 1891-1941; newspaper cuttings, 1906-1968; verses, songs and poems, mostly in Welsh, 1853-1928; wills, [1798]-1869; general and historical notes, 1864-1925; receipts and bills relating to rent, 1807-1884; miscellaneous legal and official papers, 1825-1920; photographs relating to Caernarfonshire, in particular Penmaenmawr, 1882-1963.

ACCESS AND USE

Language/scripts of material: Welsh, English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: letters; circulars; newspaper cuttings; verses, songs and poems; wills; general and historical notes; financial papers; pamphlets, magazines, etc.; obituaries; legal and official papers, maps and plans; miscellaneous; photographs.

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply

Finding aids: Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Caernarfon Record Office and the National Library of Wales.

Language codes: weleng

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

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

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: No information found

ALLIED MATERIALS

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: Caernarfon Record Office, Casgliad W. O. Roberts/W. O. Roberts Collection, catalogue.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: September 2004


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
Penmaenmawr (Wales) | Photographs
Roberts, W. O. | (William O.) | of Llanbedr-y-cennin | Archives
Welsh poetry
Wills | Wales | Gwynedd

Personal names
Roberts , W. O. (William O.) , of Llanbedr-y-cennin

Corporate names

Places
Caerhun (Wales)
Caernarvonshire (Wales)
Llanbedr-y-cennin (Wales)
Penmaenmawr (Wales)

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