R. Bryn Williams's Patagonia Papers

Scope and Content

Documents relating to the Welsh settlement in Patagonia including :

Letters addressed to R. Bryn Williams and others. Amongst the correspondents are Eluned Morgan, Gutyn Ebrill, Rev. Tudur Evans, Owen Gwyrfai, Ellen Williams and D. R. Daniel.

Essays and poetical works, some of which were produced for Eisteddfodau. Also, newspaper cuttings taken from Y Drafod and Y Rhedegydd.

Administrative / Biographical History

Richard Bryn Williams, 1902-1981, was born in Blaenau Ffestiniog, Merionethshire. As well as being a writer, he was also a historian of the Welsh settlement in Patagonia. He is the author of Y Wladfa, 1962, and several other non-fiction and fictitious books.


Arranged according to record type and chronologically and incorporated into the General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts

Access Information

Open to all users.

Acquisition Information

Donated by R. Bryn Williams.


Description compiled by Elen Wyn Hughes, November 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 10215-10228

Conditions Governing Use

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

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