Sir Ifor Williams Related Papers

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

A tape recording of a lecture by Sir Ifor Williams on the subject of the Welsh language Cymraeg Byw, conducted at a meeting of Cymdeithas Llywarch Hen, in 1960 and later broadcast on the B.B.C. as the Annual Welsh Lecture (14812)

A declivity play presented to R. T. Jenkins, entitled Ymadawiad Aruthr by Ifor Williams. (15678)

A letter from Sir Ifor Williams to a Mr Williams discussing the name Maesmynan, 1959. (36357B)

A catalogue of the library of Sir Ifor Williams compiled by his daughter Gwenno Caffell, 1965 (36490-2)

Administrative / Biographical History

Sir Ifor Williams, 1881-1965, was a Professor of Welsh at the University College of North Wales from 1922 until his retirement in 1947. He was also a graduate of the same College, gaining a degree in Greek and Welsh and an M.A. for a thesis on the Gododdin of Aneirin. He received many honours including a knighthood in 1947.

His numerous publications are a reflection of his life interest in early Welsh poetry. He was also an authority on the Welsh vernacular and Welsh Place Names.


Incorporated into the General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts

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Description compiled by Elen Wyn Simpson, October 2003.

Other Finding Aids

A typescript catalogue is available at the Archives Department of the University of Wales Bangor. Reference numbers : General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts 14812, 15678, 36357B, 36490-36492

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright conditions apply. Reprographics are made at the discretion of the Archivist.