Gwynedd Archives: Caernarfon Record Office

W. Gilbert Williams Papers

Reference code(s): GB 0219 XD/4

Held at:

Title: W. Gilbert Williams Papers

Short title: Williams, W. Gilbert, papers

Dates of creation: [18th century]-1966

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: Information to be supplied

Name of creator(s): William Gilbert Williams


Administrative and biographical history: William Gilbert Williams (1874-1966), Rhostryfan, Caernarfonshire, was interested in the local history of Caernarfonshire, especially his home area around Rhostryfan and Llanwnda. He wrote a number of articles and booklets, as well as two historical plays. A selection of William's work was published in Moel Tryfan i'r Traeth (1983). He was the son of John Williams, slate quarryman and Catherine (nee Jones), his wife. Williams became the first schoolmaster of Felinwnda School, Llanwnda, in 1895. He held a similar position at Rhostryfan from 1918 until his retirement in 1934. Williams was also a local and county councillor between 1951 and 1961.


Scope and content: Papers collected by W. Gilbert Williams, [18th century]-1966, relating to Horeb Calvanistic Methodist Chapel, 1856-1954; records of official bodies and semi-public bodies in Rhostryfan and Llanwnda, 1896-1947; Llanwnda District Nursing Association records, 1906-1947; correspondence, 1866-1966; diaries, 1938-1960; pedigrees, 1914; articles and papers by W. Gilbert Williams, [early 20th century]; notebooks, 1921-1936; miscellaneous historical notes, [early 20th century]; literary notes, [early 20th century]; newspaper cuttings, 1896-1966; local history papers, 1880-1940; programmes and reports, 1886-1961; memorial cards, 1872-1958; miscellaneous, 1834-1926; maps and plans, [18th century]-1935.


Language/script: English, Welsh

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: Horeb C. M. Chapel (Rhostryfan) records; Minutes of official and semi-public bodies; Llanwnda District Nursing Association records; Correspondence; Diaries and memo books; Pedigrees; Articles and papers on local history; Historical research notebooks; Miscellaneous historical research notes; literary notes; Newspaper cuttings; Local history papers collected by W. Gilbert Williams; Programmes and reports; Memorial cards; Personalia and miscellania; Maps and plans; Additional deposit.

Conditions governing access: Consultation of diaries requires the permission of the executors.

Conditions governing reproduction: No restrictions

Finding aids: Hard copies of the catalogue are available in Caernarfon Record Office, the National Library of Wales and the National Register of Archives.
Detailed catalogue


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records deposited at Caernarfon Record Office have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are not expected



Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Caernarfon Record Office, W. Gilbert Williams Papers, catalogue; Dictionary of Welsh Biography, 1941-1970 (London, 2001)

Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2, and LCSH

Date(s) of description: September 2004



Llanwnda (Gwynedd, Wales) | History

Williams, W. Gilbert | (William Gilbert), | 1874-1966 | Archives

Personal names

Williams, W. Gilbert (William Gilbert), 1874-1966

Corporate names

Horeb (Church : Rhostryfan, Wales)

Llanwnda District Nursing Association