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.
Papers of William Roberts, Glynllifon
- This material is held at
- ReferenceGB 222 BMSS WROB
- Dates of Creation1886-1909
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish.
- Physical Description41 items
Scope and Content
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 .
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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
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