File T13 - Family papers; catalogues; wrappers

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Family papers; catalogues; wrappers


  • [1827]-[?20 cent., first ¼] (Creation)

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1 small box.

T13/7: 95 ff. (paginated 1-186)

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Aneurin Williams (1859-1924) was a barrister, ironmaster and politician. He was born on 11 October 1859 in Dowlais, Merthyr Tydfil, the second son of Edward Williams, ironmaster, and Mary Elizabeth Williams (née Trick). His father was the son of Taliesin Williams (Ab Iolo) and grandson of Edward Williams (Iolo Morganwg). The family moved to Middlesbrough in 1865. Williams was a graduate of St John’s College, Cambridge, and was called to the Bar in 1884. He was for a time a partner of Linthorpe Ironworks, Middlesbrough. He was Liberal MP for Plymouth (1910), North West Durham (1914-1918) and Consett (1918-1922). In Parliament he was known for his support for co-partnership, profit-sharing, proportional representation and town planning and was chairman of the Public Accounts Committee, 1921-1922. He married Helen Pattinson (d. 1922) in 1888 and they had a son, Iolo Aneurin Williams, and a daughter, Helen Ursula Williams. Aneurin Williams died at Hindhead, Surrey, on 20 January 1924.

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Papers, [1827]-[?20 cent., first ¼], relating mainly to Taliesin Williams's relatives and descendants. These include a draft of Taliesin's will, dated 1842 (T13/1); various catalogues of the manuscripts and books of Iolo Morganwg and Taliesin ab Iolo, [1827]-1848 (T13/2); locks of hair belonging to Taliesin and family members, [1830s] (T13/3); miscellaneous papers, 1847-[c. 1908], mostly of Taliesin's son Edward Williams (1826-1886), the iron-master (T13/4); two notebooks containing English poetry, the one in the hand of Edward Williams, 1845-1848 (T13/5), the other in an unidentified hand, [19 cent., second ¼] (T13/6); three volumes of autograph English poetry, 1838-1861, by Edward's uncle, James Petherick of Cardiff and Aberdare (T13/7); and a bundle of old paper wrappers, [?20 cent., first ¼], containing notes in the hand of Edward's son Aneurin Williams, retained as evidence of previous attempts at sorting the papers (T13/8).

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For family correspondence of Aneurin Williams (and Edward Williams) see F1-19.
T13/1: See also NLW MS 19899E, M75.
T13/2: See also NLW MS 99B.
T13/8: A few other wrappers may be found elsewhere in the sub-fonds, where they were judged to be in something approaching their original context.

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  • English



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  • Box: Iolo Morganwg and Taliesin ab Iolo manuscripts and papers T13 (Box 27)