Sydney Wignall Papers

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Background information on the Spanish Armada and the Armada wrecks off the Irish coast; detailed information concerning the loss of the Santa Maria de la Rosa and the San Juan; information concerning the treasure - contents of the Armada ships; and notes on the expedition's organisation.

Typescript progress report of seven years research and underwater investigation into the sinking of the Santa Maria de la Rosa, 1968.

Copy of a brochure on plans to locate and excavate four distinct ship-types (caravel, pinnace, bark and frigate) of the 16th century Caribbean Sea and to raise from the sea the lead coffin in which Drake was buried at sea, September.1974.

Administrative / Biographical History

Sydney Wignall was a marine archaeologist who carried out investigations into the sinking of the Santa Maria de la Rosa and San Juan of the Spanish Armada.

Arrangement

Incorporated into the General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts

Conditions Governing Access

Open to all users.

Note

Description compiled by Elen Wyn Hughes, December 2002.

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 21093, 25799, 26251

Conditions Governing Use

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

Related Material

See also the D. Cecil Jones Papers held at the Archives Department of the University of Wales Bangor.

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