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Gwynedd Archives: Meirionnydd Record Office
Roberts, Hugh, photographic collection

Reference code(s): GB 0220 Z/DBS

Held at: Gwynedd Archives: Meirionnydd Record Office

Title: Hugh Roberts Photographic Collection

Short Title: Roberts, Hugh, photographic collection

Creation date(s): 1852-[1970s]

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 470 items

Name of creator(s): Hugh Roberts, Blaenau Ffestiniog


Administrative/Biographical history: Hugh Roberts (d [1978]) was a native of Blaenau Ffestiniog, Merionethshire. He collected and took photographs of the town, its industries and its people.


Scope and content/abstract: Photographs relating mainly to Blaenau Ffestiniog and to Merionethshire, 1852-[1970s], comprising general views, [late 19th century]-[1970s], buildings, [1890s]-[1970s], quarries, [1880s]-1939, railways, 1869-[1970s], silver and other bands, 1852-1965, football teams, 1902-[1940s], choirs, [c. 1900]-[1930], individuals, [1900]-[1930], groups, [1900]-[1960s], processions, [1880s]-[1940s], schools, [1908]-[1955], chapels, churches and Sunday Schools, [late 19th century]-[1960s], and special occasions and events, 1898-1963; pamphlets, 1952-1961; newspapers cuttings, 1914-1961; and copies of newspapers, in particular Y Rhedegydd, 1908-1961.


Language/scripts of material: Welsh, English

System of arrangement: Arranged by deposit and subject into the following: views; buildings; quarries; railways; bands; football teams; choirs; individuals; miscellaneous groups; processions; schools; chapels, churches and Sunday Schools; special occasions and events; miscellaneous items; newspapers; and additional deposit.

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply

Finding aids: Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Meirionnydd Archives and the National Library of Wales.


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

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:


Related material: Other photographs relating to Hugh Roberts are also in Meirionnydd Archives.


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: Meirionnydd Archives, Casgliad y Diweddar Hugh Roberts, Bowydd View, Bl. Ffestiniog, rhestr (catalogue).

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

Date(s) of descriptions: November 2004

Blaenau Ffestiniog (Wales) | Photographs
Gwynedd (Wales) | Newspapers
Gwynedd (Wales) | Photographs

Personal names
Roberts , Hugh , d. ca. 1978

Corporate names

Blaenau Ffestiniog (Wales)
Merioneth (Wales)

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