Kate Winifred Jones-Roberts Collection

Scope and Content

Papers of Kate Winifred Jones-Roberts, 1895-1971, including personal papers, 1900-1971; papers of John Jones Roberts, 1903-1957; family papers, 1874-1967; papers relating to local history, 1950-1969; notes relating to Blaenau Ffestiniog, 1920-[1971]; papers relating to education, 1902-1971; papers relating to Ysgol y Moelwyn, 1898-1970; papers relating to Coleg Harlech, 1960-1970; papers relating to D. R. Daniel, 1895-1966; papers relating to local government and legal matters, 1936-1956; papers relating to elections, 1922-1955; newspaper cuttings and notes relating to Göethe, 1932-1963; and miscellaneous papers, 1916-1966.

Administrative / Biographical History

Kate Winifred Jones-Roberts OBE (1889-1971), daughter of Catherine and Rees Roberts, was born in Blaenau Ffestiniog, Merionethshire. She married John Jones Roberts, barrister (d 1962). Kate Jones-Roberts held many positions, including Justice of the Peace, 1955-1964, Deputy Chairman of Merioneth Court of Quarter Sessions, 1955-1964, Chairman of the Ffestiniog Bench of Magistrates, 1959-1964, and Merioneth Magistrates Court Committee, 1962-1964. She was also involved in education, sitting on the Merioneth Education Committee, 1939-1970, and teaching at Coleg Harlech between 1960 and 1966. D. R. Daniel (1859-1931) was Alderman of Caernarfonshire County Council, 1895-1901; Kate Winifred Jones-Roberts researched an article on his life, published in 1965. She also researched the German dramatist, Göethe.


Arranged into the following: Personal matters; John Jones Roberts; Family; Local history; Blaenau Ffestiniog; Education; Ysgol y Moelwyn; Coleg Harlech; D. R. Daniel and related material; Local government and legal matters; Elections; Göethe; and Miscellaneous

Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions

Acquisition Information

Source not recorded


Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Archifdy Meirionnydd Archives, Casgliad Kate Winifred Jones-Roberts Collection, catalogue; KnowUK website (http://www.knowuk.co.uk/) viewed 3 November 2004.

Other Finding Aids

Hard copies of the catalogue are available in Meirionnydd Archives and Caernarfon Record Office

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright regulations apply.

Appraisal Information

All records deposited at Meirionnydd Archives have been retained.


Accruals are not expected

Related Material

Further material relating to Jones-Roberts is Meirionydd Archives, Z/M/714.