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Bangor University
Papers of Mary Silyn Roberts

Reference code(s): GB 0222 BMSS MSIL

Held at: Bangor University

Title: Papers of Mary Silyn Roberts

Short Title: Papers of Mary Silyn Roberts

Creation date(s): 1846 - 1941

Level of description: fonds

Extent: 38 items

Name of creator(s): Mrs M. Silyn Roberts, née Mary Parry

CONTEXT

Administrative/Biographical history: Mary Parry of London married R. Silyn Roberts Calvinistic Methodist minister, poet and social reformer in 1905. They had two sons and a daughter.
She was educated at the University College of Aberystwyth and later appointed Organisational Secretary of the North Wales District of the Workers Educational Association which had been established by her husband in 1925.
R. Silyn Roberts died in 1930 and was survived by his wife.

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract: The collection consists mainly of correspondence regarding the death of R. Silyn Roberts and the sale of his books, the Workers Educational Association, Bethel Chapel in Tanygrisiau, Merionethshire, the death of the brother of Mary Silyn Roberts in Australia and other matters. Also, there are letters written by Mary Silyn Roberts and R. Silyn Roberts to Professor F. Rönning, Copenhagen, Denmark, 1904-1922.
There are lectures and general notebooks which belonged to Mary Silyn Roberts when studying at the University College of Aberystwyth, pre 1905; reports and letters regarding the Women's Land Army in Wales, 1914-1918; a photograph of the grave of R. Silyn Roberts and a ticket of a meeting at Mynydd y Cilgwyn Chapel, 1846.

ACCESS AND USE

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement: The papers were received on three separate occasions and have been incorporated into the General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts . They have been arranged according to record type or subject.

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 14877-14903, 17735 - 17738, 24735-24741

Language codes: wel eng

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Items 14877 - 14903 are stated to have been presented by Mrs Mary Silyn Roberts.

ALLIED MATERIALS

Related material: The Archive Department also holds the R. Silyn Roberts Papers and the WEA Records for the North Wales District, which are unlisted as yet.

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Note: Description compiled by Elen Wyn Hughes, November 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
World War, 1914-1918 | Wales | Women

Personal names
Roberts , Mary Silyn , 1877-1972
Roberts , R. Silyn (Robert Silyn) , 1871-1930
Rønning , F. (Frederik)

Corporate names
Workers' Educational Association

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