W. O. Roberts Collection

Scope and Content

Papers of W. O. Roberts, [1798]-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, [1798]-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.

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.

Other Finding Aids

Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Caernarfon Record Office and the National Library of Wales.

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright regulations apply

Appraisal Information

All records have been retained


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