Papers of W. O. Roberts, -1968, relating mainly to Caerhun and Llanbedr-y-cennin, Caernarfonshire, and including letters, 1849-1966; circulars, 1891-1941; newspaper cuttings, 1906-1968; verses, songs and poems, mostly in Welsh, 1853-1928; wills, -1869; general and historical notes, 1864-1925; receipts and bills relating to rent, 1807-1884; miscellaneous legal and official papers, 1825-1920; photographs relating to Caernarfonshire, in particular Penmaenmawr, 1882-1963.
W. O. Roberts Collection
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- ReferenceGB 219 XM/2394, XS/1416
- Dates of Creation-1968
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialWelsh English
- Physical Description206 items
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
W. O. Roberts (fl. 1899-1957) of Plas Dulyn, Llanbedr-y-Cennin, Caernarfonshire, was a poet, antiquarian and historian. He collected items of historical and literary interest relating to Caernarfonshire, in particular the parishes of Caerhun and Llanbedr-y-Cennin. He also corresponded with local literary and academic figures.
Arranged into the following: letters; circulars; newspaper cuttings; verses, songs and poems; wills; general and historical notes; financial papers; pamphlets, magazines, etc.; obituaries; legal and official papers, maps and plans; miscellaneous; photographs.
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Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: Caernarfon Record Office, Casgliad W. O. Roberts/W. O. Roberts Collection, catalogue.
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