Hendre Papers

Scope and Content

Papers of the Hendre estate, Aberdaron, Caernarfonshire, 1754-1959, including notebooks, [1834]-1868; diaries of John Williams, 1850-1921; diaries of David Williams, 1908-1959; letters, 1864-1928; tenancy agreements, 1872-1898; religious papers, 1850-1892; financial papers, 1861-1909; official papers, 1867-1904; songs and poems, 1754-1889; miscellaneous papers, 1880-1913; and photographs, 1894-[1948].

Administrative / Biographical History

The Hendre estate, Aberdaron, Caernarfonshire, was held by John Williams in the later 19th century. David Williams (alive 1908-1959), lived at Hendre during the early 20th century.


Arranged into the following: Note books; Diaries; Letters; Tenancy agreements; Religious papers; Financial papers; Certificates and official papers; Songs and poems; Miscellaneous; and Photographs.

Access Information

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Acquisition Information

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Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following source was used to compile this description: Caernarfon Record Office, Hendre Papers (Additional), catalogue.

Other Finding Aids

Hard copies of the catalogue are available in Caernarfon Record Office and the National Library of Wales.

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright regulations apply.

Appraisal Information

All records deposited at Caernarfon Record Office have been retained.


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