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Bangor University
Letters of Reverend John Hughes Williams, Llangadwaladr

Reference code(s): GB 0222 BMSS RJHW

Held at: Bangor University

Title: Letters of Reverend John Hughes Williams, Llangadwaladr

Short Title: Letters of Reverend John Hughes Williams, Llangadwaladr

Creation date(s): 1812-1840

Level of description: fonds

Extent: 55 items

Name of creator(s): Reverend John Hughes Williams


Administrative/Biographical history: Reverend John Hughes Williams (fl. 1812-1840) was rector of Llangadwaladr, Anglesey, from 1824 to 1868. He graduated with a BA from Jesus College, Oxford in 1819 having completed his education with the financial assistance of his uncle, another Anglesey clergyman, the Reverend Lewis Hughes, who at various times was rector at Llanfechell, Llanrhuddlad and Llangadwaladr.
Material in the collection shows that Reverend Hughes Williams seems to have been in financial difficulties at various times in his life. Reverend Lewis Hughes often acted as mentor and advisor to his nephew on life and career matters and he was also advised by his close friend and confidante, another Anglesey clergyman, the Reverend John Jones who was curate at Bodedern and Holyhead, and later rector of Llanfigel and Llanfachreth.


Scope and content/abstract: Contains two bundles of letters of Reverend J. Hughes Williams, rector of Llangadwaladr, dated 1812-1840. The first bundle contains 31 letters, which were written by his uncle, the Reverend Lewis Hughes and by his friend Reverend John Jones. Also includes one letter written by Reverend Hughes Williams himself. The second bundle contains 24 letters received by Reverend Hughes Williams from his uncle and friend mainly, with some from Reverend John Roberts, rector of Aberffraw. The correspondents are often concerned with giving general advice to Reverend Hughes Williams and with sermons and their publication; the letters contain comments on sermons and suggestions for improving literary style.


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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: 5281, 5290

Language codes: eng


Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:



Note: Description compiled by Anne Lenaghan, November 2001.

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

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

Clergy | Wales, North
Sermons | Wales, North | 19th century

Personal names
Hughes , Lewis , Rev.
Hughes Williams , John , Anglican priest of Llangadwaladr
Jones , John , Anglican minister
Roberts , John , Rector of Aberffraw

Corporate names

Llangadwaladr (Anglesey, Wales)

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