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Bangor University
Thomas Williams, Rhiwlas, diaries

Reference code(s): GB 0222 BMSS TWMS

Held at: Bangor University

Title: Thomas Williams, Rhiwlas Diaries

Short Title: Thomas Williams, Rhiwlas, diaries

Creation date(s): 1867-1908

Level of description: fonds

Extent: 28 items

Name of creator(s): Thomas Williams of Rhiwlas, Caernarfonshire.


Administrative/Biographical history: Thomas Williams lived in Rhiwlas, Caernarfonshire and worked at the nearby Cae Braich y Cafn quarry in the parish of Llanllechid. He was a fervent Wesleyan who was evidently moved by the 1904-1905 religious revival as his diaries testify. With regards to politics, he was a conservative man, evidently against self-government for Wales, and a member of the Conservative Committee of Rhiwlas and Waen.


Scope and content/abstract: 28 diaries, entitled Y Dyddiadur Wesleyaidd, the Wesleyan diaries. The entries made by Thomas Williams contain information about preachers and the subjects of their sermons as well as notices of district meetings and other religious meetings. The lock-out at the Cae Braich y Cafn quarry in 1870 is recorded, as well as the religious revival of 1904-1905.
The printed information provided in the diaries is also of interest. There are Wesleyan notices of meetings and even lists and dates of fairs held throughout Wales.


Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement: The diaries have been incorporated into the General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts and arranged chronologically.

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: An item level typescript catalogue is available at the Archives Department of the University of Wales Bangor. Reference numbers : General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts 653 - 680


Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Presented in February 1931 by Thomas Williams, Rhiwlas.



Note: Description compiled by Elen Wyn Hughes, October 2001.

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

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

Diaries | Wales | 19th century
Diaries | Wales | 20th century
Methodists | Wales | Gwynedd

Personal names
Williams , Thomas , of Rhiwlas , Caernarfonshire

Corporate names
Cae Braich y Cafn Quarry

Llanddeiniolen (Wales)

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