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Bangor University
Isallt Papers

Reference code(s): GB 0222 BMSS IS

Held at: Bangor University

Title: Isallt Papers

Short Title: Isallt Papers

Creation date(s): ca. 1910

Level of description: fonds

Extent: 13 items

Name of creator(s): Dr Robert Roberts, 1839 - 1914, also known as "Isallt".


Administrative/Biographical history: Dr Robert Roberts of Blaenau Ffestiniog, Merionethshire, born in 1839, was a physician, a poet, a musician and a fisherman.
Also known by his bardic name "Isallt", he composed numerous melodies and poems, taking a particular interest in the strict Welsh meter known as Cynghanedd . He was a keen supporter of the Eisteddfod and in the 1898 National Eisteddfod he served as the chairman of the Music Committee.
Apart from his eminence as a physician, he was also an active public figure. He died in 1914.


Scope and content/abstract: A collection of verses and melodies by "Isallt", mainly in Welsh and undated, although there are a few exceptions. A few are printed or photocopies of manuscripts and a number are compositions for harp. There are also letters as well as a fish and fly book with graphic drawings (labelled) of fishing flies, 1908.


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System of arrangement: There is no apparent system of arrangement. The papers were received at separate occasions and have been 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: An item level typescript catalogue is available at the Archives Department of the University of Wales Bangor. Reference numbers : General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts 371 - 373, 1228, 1537, 24665 - 24671

Language codes: wel eng


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Immediate source of acquisition:



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

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

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

Harp music | Wales | 20th century
Welsh poetry | 20th century

Personal names
Roberts , Robert , 1839-1914

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