Gwynedd Archives: Caernarfon Record Office
W. O. Roberts Collection
Reference code(s): GB 0219 XM/2394, XS/1416
Title: W. O. Roberts Collection
Short title: Roberts, W. O., collection
Dates of creation: -1968
Level of description: Fonds
Extent and medium: 206 items
Name of creator(s): W. O. Roberts
Administrative and biographical history: W. O. Roberts (fl. 1899-1957) of Plas Dulyn, Llanbedr-y-Cennin, Caernarfonshire, was a poet, antiquarian and historian. He collected items of historical and literary interest relating to Caernarfonshire, in particular the parishes of Caerhun and Llanbedr-y-Cennin. He also corresponded with local literary and academic figures.
Scope and content: Papers of W. O. Roberts, -1968, relating mainly to Caerhun and Llanbedr-y-cennin, Caernarfonshire, and including letters, 1849-1966; circulars, 1891-1941; newspaper cuttings, 1906-1968; verses, songs and poems, mostly in Welsh, 1853-1928; wills, -1869; general and historical notes, 1864-1925; receipts and bills relating to rent, 1807-1884; miscellaneous legal and official papers, 1825-1920; photographs relating to Caernarfonshire, in particular Penmaenmawr, 1882-1963.
ACCESS AND USE
Language/script: Welsh, English
System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: letters; circulars; newspaper cuttings; verses, songs and poems; wills; general and historical notes; financial papers; pamphlets, magazines, etc.; obituaries; legal and official papers, maps and plans; miscellaneous; photographs.
Conditions governing access: No restrictions
Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply
Finding aids: Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Caernarfon Record Office and the National Library of Wales.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records have been retained
Accruals: Accruals are not expected
Immediate source of acquisition: No information found
Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds
Archivist's note: Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: Caernarfon Record Office, Casgliad W. O. Roberts/W. O. Roberts Collection, catalogue.
Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2, and LCSH
Date(s) of description: September 2004