Fonds GB 0210 EMRRTS - Emrys Roberts Records,

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Emrys Roberts Records,


  • 1945-1983 / (Creation)

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Extent and medium

0.054 cubic metres (6 boxes)

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Name of creator

Biographical history

Emrys Owen Roberts was born at Caernarfon in 1910 and graduated from the University College of Wales, Aberystwyth and Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge. He served in the RAF during the Second World War. He was called to the bar at Grays Inn in 1944 and served as the Liberal Member of Parliament for Merionethshire between 1945 and 1951 when he was defeated. He was Chairman of the Development Board for Rural Wales between 1977 and 1981, and a member of a very large number of other public bodies in Wales. He died in October 1990.

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Donated by Mr Emrys Roberts, 24 Glyn Garth Court, Menai Bridge, Anglesey, Gwynedd in August 1989.

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Scope and content

Records and papers collected by Emrys Roberts, 1945-1983, including correspondence and papers relating to the National Eisteddfod, 1959-1976; the Development Board for Rural Wales, 1973-1981; and Wales (West and North) Television Ltd, 1960-1967. There are also papers relating to other committees on which Emrys Roberts sat, 1967-1983, and other miscellaneous papers, 1945-1981.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling

Action: All records have been retained.


Accruals are not expected.

System of arrangement

Arranged into the following: National Eisteddfod; Development Board For Rural Wales; Wales (West and North) Television Ltd; various committees; and miscellaneous papers.

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Conditions governing access

Readers consulting modern papers in the National Library of Wales are required to sign the 'Modern papers - data protection' form.

Conditions governing reproduction

Usual copyright regulations apply.

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Finding aids

A hard copy of the schedule is available at the National Library of Wales. The catalogue can be accessed online.

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Title supplied from contents of fonds.

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Institution identifier

Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

Rules and/or conventions used

Description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) 2nd ed.;AACR2; and LCSH


Level of detail

Dates of creation revision deletion

May 2003


  • English



Archivist's note

Compiled by Annette Strauch for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: NLW Minor Lists and Summaries 1990; Rees, I. T. Welsh hustings, 1885-2004.

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