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Bangor University
Papers of William Roberts, Glynllifon

Reference code(s): GB 0222 BMSS WROB

Held at: Bangor University

Title: Papers of William Roberts, Glynllifon

Short Title: Papers of William Roberts, Glynllifon

Creation date(s): 1886-1909

Level of description: fonds

Extent: 41 items

Name of creator(s): William Roberts


Administrative/Biographical history: William Roberts fl. 1886-1909, was gardener and nurseryman at the Glynllifon estate, near Caernarfon, Gwynedd.


Scope and content/abstract: This collection consists of the diaries of William Roberts who worked as gardener at the Glynllifon estate. They range over a period of 43 years, from 1866 to 1909 and contain mainly a record of the author's daily round of horticultural duties, with observations on the weather and thermometer readings. He occasionally refers to local events and activities such as preaching and literary meetings, lectures, concerts and eisteddfodau at Tynlon, Pen-y-groes or Brynrodyn, deaths, funerals and the comings and goings of various members of the Wynn family of Glynllifon.


Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement: Material is arranged in chronological order 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: 7415-7455

Language codes: eng


Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Presented by Mrs. Robert Jones, School House, Llanrwst, Denbigh, granddaughter of William Roberts.



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

Diaries | Wales
Gardeners | Wales
Gardens | Wales
Horticulture | Wales
Wales | Social life and customs

Personal names
Roberts , William , gardener

Corporate names

Caernarfon (Wales)
Glynllifon (Wales)
Pen-y-groes (Wales)
Penygroes (Gwynedd, Wales)

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