William Williams of Llandygai Papers

Scope and Content

Hanes Ifan Cyffredin Glas, 1795. An unpublished work in which William Wililams expresses his opinion on the state of religion and society. (Original and copy)

A volume of herbal recipes and remedies, 1803.

Dadl rhwng Tudur a Gronwy ar Etholedigaeth ac Ymneillduaeth (A debate between Tudur and Gronwy on election and dissent)

General view of the agriculture of North Wales, 1794 by George Kay with holograph notes and observations by William Williams.

Administrative / Biographical History

William Williams was born in Trefdraeth, Anglesey in 1738. He was a writer, an antiquary and a land surveyor. He is the author of Observations on the Snowdon Mountains, 1802. He died in 1817.

For further biographical information consult The Dictionary of Welsh Biography Down to 1940, 1959.


Incorporated into the General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts

Access Information

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Description compiled by Elen Wyn Hughes, April 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 868, 2633-2634, 5442, 15662

Conditions Governing Use

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

Custodial History

Item 868 was, for years, in the possession of Dr Pring, the well-known 19th century organist of Bangor Cathedral.

Related Material

Also held at the Archives Department of the University of Wales Bangor are the Myddelton Family Surveys etc. which contains a survey of the Gwaenynog estate made by William Williams.