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Bangor University
John Williams Papers

Reference code(s): GB 0222 BMSS WILJ

Held at: Bangor University

Title: John Williams Papers

Short Title: John Williams Papers

Creation date(s): 1842 - 1902

Level of description: fonds

Extent: 2 items

Name of creator(s): John Williams

CONTEXT

Administrative/Biographical history: John Williams (1801 - 1859) naturalist and physician was born in Llansanffraid, in the Conwy valley, north Wales. He was educated at Liverpool and apprenticed to his elder brother William, a physician and apothecary at Abergele. He later studied at the Royal College of Surgeons in Dublin and practiced as a physician in Wales at Corwen and Wrexham. He moved to California in 1849 during the gold rush, where he intended to combine working as a physician with gold prospecting, but he was robbed and suffered ill health and returned to Wrexham in 1853. He is the author of Faunula Grustensis: being an outline of the natural contents of the parish of Llanrwst (1830).

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract: Comprises manuscript essay by John Williams, Food of Plants 1842, and a biographical note on his father written by John Williams, junior, 1902.

ACCESS AND USE

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, University of Wales, Bangor. Reference number: General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts: 200

Language codes: eng

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Donated to the University of Wales, Bangor by John Williams, junior, vicar of Llanwddyn, Montgomeryshire in 1902.

ALLIED MATERIALS

Related material: Also held at the Archives Department of the University of Wales, Bangor are the Shankland Manuscripts which contain material relating to John Williams. A collection level description is available on the Archives Hub .
The University Library at Bangor holds a copy of Faunula Grustensis: being an outline of the natural contents of the parish of Llanrwst (1830), donated by the author's son in 1902.

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Note: Description compiled by Anne Lenaghan, June 2002.

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
Botany | Wales | Llanrwst
Natural history | Wales | Llanrwst
Naturalists | Wales

Personal names
Williams , John , 1801-1859

Corporate names

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