R. S. Williams of Bangor Papers

Scope and Content

A short account by R. S. Williams of a voyage from Melbourne to Southampton, April 1892 - June 1892, along with details of later events, up until September 1894, such as a journey to New York. Enclosed are a few letters,1886-1887.

Also, an index to the journal Y Genhinen, dating from 1883 - 1928 - a work for which R. S. Williams won £20 at the National Eisteddfod in Fishguard in 1936.

Administrative / Biographical History

R. S. Williams was a native of Llanrug, Caernarfonshire. He was zealous church goer and a stout Conservative. In 1886 he emigrated to Australia and returned in 1892 before setting off to New York. He soon returned to Britain and worked in Liverpool as a tram driver before being employed by the London and North Western Railway. He married three times, and died in 1937.


Items incorporated into the General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts

Access Information

Open to all users.

Acquisition Information

Item 2426 presented to the University of Wales Bangor in 1938.


Description compiled by Elen Wyn Hughes, June 2002.

Other Finding Aids

An item level typescript catalogue is available at the Archives Department of the University of Wales Bangor. Reference numbers : General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts 2426, 2443

Conditions Governing Use

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

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