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Gwynedd Archives: Meirionnydd Record Office
Williams, Griffith, Minffordd, papurau (papers)

Reference code(s): GB 0220 Z/M/750

Held at: Gwynedd Archives: Meirionnydd Record Office

Title: Papurau Griffith Williams, Minffordd

Short Title: Williams, Griffith, Minffordd, papurau (papers)

Creation date(s): 1815-1939

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: (99 items)

Name of creator(s): Griffith Williams, Bryntirion, Minffordd


Administrative/Biographical history: Griffith Williams (fl. 1868-1939) of Bryntirion, Minffordd, Penrhyndeudraeth, Merionethshire, worked for the Festiniog Railway Company for over 50 years. He was a Calvinistic Methodist elder at Capel Minffordd and wrote a great many newspaper articles relating to Penrhyndeudraeth and Minffordd. Capel Minffordd opened in 1879.


Scope and content/abstract: Papers of Griffith Williams, 1815-1939, including reports, statistics and circulars relating to Calvinistic Methodism in Merionethshire, 1873-1920; Griffith Williams' diary, 1868-1936; miscellaneous account books, programmes, notebooks and other items relating to Minffordd and Penrhyndeudraeth, 1855-1933; handbooks, 1815, 1894; scrapbook of Griffith Williams, 1838-1939, relating to the social and religious life of Minffordd and Penrhyndeudraeth and containing letters, 1880-1923, eisteddfod programmes, 1878-1927, papers relating to Calvinistic Methodists and their Sunday Schools, 1877-1926, papers and articles relating to Festiniog Railway Company, 1861-1923, and to Merionethshire politics, 1865-1923, posters, 1886-1924, and newspaper cuttings, 1875-1939.


Language/scripts of material: Welsh, English

System of arrangement: Arranged by type and date.

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:



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, Miscellaneous Collection, catalogue.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: November 2004

Calvinistic Methodists | Wales | Gwynedd
Penrhyndeudraeth (Wales) | History
Railways | Wales | Gwynedd | Archives
Williams, Griffith, | Minffordd, Penrhyndeudraeth | Archives

Personal names
Williams , Griffith , Minffordd , Penrhyndeudraeth

Corporate names
Capel Minffordd (Minffordd, Penrhyndeudraeth, Wales)
Ffestiniog Railway

Merioneth (Wales)
Minffordd (Penrhyndeudraeth, Wales)
Penrhyndeudraeth (Wales)

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