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Bangor University
Professor Glyn Roberts Papers

Reference code(s): GB 0222 BMSS GRB

Held at: Bangor University

Title: Professor Glyn Roberts Papers

Short Title: Professor Glyn Roberts Papers

Creation date(s): 1929-1963

Level of description: fonds

Extent: 136 items

Name of creator(s): Professor Glyn Roberts, Mrs Eluned Garmon Jones

CONTEXT

Administrative/Biographical history: Professor Glyn Roberts (1904-1962) was educated at Friars School, Bangor and the University College of North Wales, (now the University of Wales, Bangor). His particular field of historical research was Welsh history with emphasis on municipal development and parliamentary representation from the Act of Union onwards. From 1927 until 1939, he was assistant lecturer, then lecturer in history at Swansea. With the outbreak of war he joined the staff of the new Ministry of Supply, which revealed a talent for administration leading to his rise to the position of deputy head of the British Raw Materials Mission, based at Washington in the United States. In 1941, he returned to his old university at Bangor, serving in an administrative as well as academic capacity as registrar, vice president and dean of the arts faculty, occupying the position of head of the Department of Welsh History, from 1949 until his sudden death in 1962.

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract: This collection consists of lecture and research notes, articles and offprints by Professor Glyn Roberts on various aspects of the history of Wales, including in particular material on Welsh parliamentary and borough history; religious history; the history of Bangor and Carmarthenshire. Some material is in the hand of Mrs Eluned Garmon Jones who also took an active interest in the history of Bangor. Also contains maps, plans, microfilm and slides.
The collection also includes theses on Welsh history by Professor Glyn Roberts and by sisters Mary Davida Hughes and Carys Hughes, his first and second wives. Also contains a file of correspondence, working papers and drafts etc relating to a proposed County History of Anglesey to have been published by the Anglesey County Council which did not come to fruition, (Glyn Roberts was chairman of the editorial board) and research notes on the Griffith family of Penrhyn done for his contribution to the Dictionary of Welsh Biography (1959).

ACCESS AND USE

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement: Material was received on separate occasions, arranged according to record type 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 Archives Department of the University of Wales, Bangor. Reference numbers: General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts: 22740-22859, 32607-32615, 36436-36441, 37211

Language codes: eng wel

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Theses and offprints (reference numbers: 32607-32615) deposited by Mrs Carys Roberts, Menai Bridge, wife of Professor Glyn Roberts. Material relating to a proposed County History of Anglesey (reference number: 37211) deposited by Professor A.D. Carr of the Department of Welsh History, University of Wales, Bangor.

ALLIED MATERIALS

Related material: Also held at the Archives Department of the University of Wales, Bangor are the papers of Mrs Eluned Garmon Jones relating to the history of Bangor, reference numbers: General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts: 20177-20195

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Note: Description compiled by Anne Lenaghan, October 2001

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

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


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
Boroughs | Wales, North
College teachers | Wales | Bangor
Elections | Wales, North
Estate administration | Wales
Historians | Wales
Local history | Wales | Bangor
Local history | Wales | Carmarthenshire
Politics, Practical | History | Wales
Religion | Wales | History | 17th century

Personal names
Hughes , Carys Eryl
Hughes , Mary Davida Alwynne
Jones , Eluned Garmon , d. 1979
Roberts , Glyn , 1904-1962

Corporate names
University College of North Wales, Bangor

Places
Bangor (Wales)
Carmarthenshire (Wales)

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