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Bangor University
Sydney Wignall Papers

Reference code(s): GB 0222 BMSS SWI

Held at: Bangor University

Title: Sydney Wignall Papers

Short Title: Sydney Wignall Papers

Creation date(s): 1963-1974 September

Level of description: fonds

Extent: 3 item

Name of creator(s): Sydney Wignall

CONTEXT

Administrative/Biographical history: Sydney Wignall was a marine archaeologist who carried out investigations into the sinking of the Santa Maria de la Rosa and San Juan of the Spanish Armada.

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract: Background information on the Spanish Armada and the Armada wrecks off the Irish coast; detailed information concerning the loss of the Santa Maria de la Rosa and the San Juan; information concerning the treasure - contents of the Armada ships; and notes on the expedition's organisation.
Typescript progress report of seven years research and underwater investigation into the sinking of the Santa Maria de la Rosa, 1968.
Copy of a brochure on plans to locate and excavate four distinct ship-types (caravel, pinnace, bark and frigate) of the 16th century Caribbean Sea and to raise from the sea the lead coffin in which Drake was buried at sea, September.1974.

ACCESS AND USE

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement: 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: A typescript catalogue is available at the Archives Department of the University of Wales Bangor. Reference numbers : General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts 21093, 25799, 26251

Language codes: eng

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

ALLIED MATERIALS

Related material: See also the D. Cecil Jones Papers held at the Archives Department of the University of Wales Bangor.

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Note: Description compiled by Elen Wyn Hughes, December 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
Armada, 1588
Excavations (Archaeology)
Shipwrecks

Personal names
Wignall , Sydney

Corporate names

Places

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