Papers of William Roberts, Glynllifon

Scope and Content

This collection consists of the diaries of William Roberts who worked as gardener at the Glynllifon estate. They range over a period of 43 years, from 1866 to 1909 and contain mainly a record of the author's daily round of horticultural duties, with observations on the weather and thermometer readings. He occasionally refers to local events and activities such as preaching and literary meetings, lectures, concerts and eisteddfodau at Tynlon, Pen-y-groes or Brynrodyn, deaths, funerals and the comings and goings of various members of the Wynn family of Glynllifon.

Administrative / Biographical History

William Roberts fl. 1886-1909, was gardener and nurseryman at the Glynllifon estate, near Caernarfon, Gwynedd.


Material is arranged in chronological order and incorporated into the General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts .

Access Information

Open to all users

Acquisition Information

Presented by Mrs. Robert Jones, School House, Llanrwst, Denbigh, granddaughter of William Roberts.


Description compiled by Anne Lenaghan, October 2001

Other Finding Aids

Item level word-processed list is available at the Archives Department of the University of Wales, Bangor. Reference numbers: General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts: 7415-7455

Conditions Governing Use

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