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Bangor University
Kyffin Williams Papers

Reference code(s): GB 0222 BMSS KYFW

Held at: Bangor University

Title: Kyffin Williams Papers

Short Title: Kyffin Williams Papers

Creation date(s): 1669-1949

Level of description: fonds

Extent: 172 items

Name of creator(s): Williams and Kyffin families and associates


Administrative/Biographical history: J. Kyffin Williams (1918 -), Painter, of Llansadwrn, Anglesey and London is the grandson of Reverend Richard Hughes Williams (1837-1903) who was vicar of Llandrygarn and Bodwrog, Anglesey, 1864-77; rector of Llansadwrn, 1877-91; and rector of Llanfaethlu and Llanfwrog from 1891 until his death in 1903. He is also a descendant of the Kyffins of Maenan, who had property and connections across several counties in North Wales.


Scope and content/abstract: Collection consists of a miscellaneous accumulation of items deposited by Kyffin Williams. The material relates to the Williams family of Anglesey including 15 diaries of Reverend Richard Hughes Williams, which extend, with a gap of two years, from 1861 to 1903 and contain a fairly full record of the day-to-day activities and social life of a typical country parson of the period. Also contains a Commonplace Book, (1682-1701) by John Gadbury, London with entries by Richard Thomas of Trescawen, Anglesey and his son William Prichard. There is also material relating to the Kyffins of Maenan including wills, settlements and deeds connected with land in Anglesey, Denbighshire and Flintshire.


Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement: Material was received on separate occasions, arranged chronologically and incorporated into the General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts .

Conditions governing access: Open to all users

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright conditions apply. Reprographics are made at the discretion of the Archivist.

Finding aids: Item level word processed list is available at the Department of Manuscripts at the University of Wales, Bangor. Reference numbers: General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts: 18072-18087, 28578-28733 and Higher Education Archives Hub , reference: GB 0222 MAEN.

Language codes: eng


Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:


Related material: See also Special Collection of Bangor Manuscripts: Catalogue of Maenan Manuscripts, 1967


Note: Description compiled by Anne Lenaghan, September 2001

Rules or conventions: Created following ISAD(G) and Archives Hub Data Creation Guidelines

Date(s) of descriptions: Prior to 16-11-2004

Conveyancing | Wales
Deeds | Wales | Anglesey
Deeds | Wales | Denbighshire
Deeds | Wales | Gwynedd

Personal names
Hughes Williams , Richard , 1837-1903
Williams , Kyffin , 1918-2006

Corporate names
Maenan Estate (Wales)


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