Papers: William Williams (of Ashanti Company Ltd) of Llanddyfnan

Scope and Content

Papers: Agreement for the employment of William Williams as a miner with the Gold Coast Colony of West Africa (Obuasi, Ghana), [c. 1900].

A diary kept by William Williams regarding his prospecting work and the outbreak of the Ashanti rising, the miners withdrawal to Beckwai, the arrival of the relief column and the subsequent fighting around Beckwai, 1900.

Also includes a description of the previous two items by Sotheby Parke Bernet, 1977.

Administrative / Biographical History

William Williams [alive 1900] of Llanddyfnan nr. Llangefni (Anglesey) was employed as miner with the Ashanti and the Gold Coast Colony of West Africa (Obuasi, Ghana) [c.1900]. He witnessed the Ashanti uprising against the British occupation and recorded the miners withdrawal to Beckwai, the arrival of the relief column and the subsequent fighting.


Trefnwyd yn gronolegol / Arranged chronologically

Access Information

No Restrictions

Acquisition Information

Private deposit.


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Other Finding Aids

Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Archifau Ynys Môn / Anglesey Archives Caernarfon Record Office, and the National Register of Archives. It is the policy of Anglesey Archives to catalogue in the language of the document.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Fair condition

Archivist's Note

Compiled by Helen Lewis for the Anglesey County Record Office. The following sources were used to compile this description: William Williams of Llanddyfnan papers, of Ashanti Company Ltd., catalogue; and a "History of the Ashanti Goldfields Company ( viewed 27 October 2005.

Appraisal Information

All records which meet the collection policy of the Anglesey Archives have been retained.

Custodial History

Private purchase at Sothebys Auction House


Ni ddisgwylir croniadau/Accruals are not expected

Geographical Names