- 1689-1971 / (Creation)
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Extent and medium
0.122 cubic metres (5 boxes)
Name of creator
The Very Rev. Gwynfryn Richards (1902-1992), dean of Bangor, was born at Nantyffyllon, Glamorgan, in 1902. He was educated at the Universities of Wales, Oxford and Boston. He was ordained deacon in 1930, priest in 1931 and served in a large number of benefices before being appointed Canon of Bangor Cathedral in 1943. He served as Dean of Bangor from 1962 until 1971. He was Pantyfedwen Lecturer of the University College of Wales, Aberystwyth in 1967. He was the author of a large number of monographs and scholarly articles.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Donated to the National Library of Wales by Rev. Gwynfryn Richards, Llandegfan, Anglesey, in 1975.
Content and structure area
Scope and content
Papers accumulated by Rev. Gwynfryn Richards, including records relating to the Bangor diocese and the cathedral church of Bangor, Caernarfonshire, 1689-1971, including library loans, 1880-1881; papers relating to the Canonry, Bangor, 1947-1949; typescript copies of letters relating to the witch trials in New England, 1689-1694.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
Action: All records donated to the National Library of Wales have been retained..
Accruals are not expected.
System of arrangement
Arranged in chronological order.
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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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Script of material
Language and script notes
English, French, Dutch, Welsh.
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
A hard copy of the catalogue is available at the National Library of Wales. The catalogue can be accessed online.
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Existence and location of copies
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Title supplied from depositor of fonds.
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Rules and/or conventions used
Description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) 2nd ed.;AACR2; and LCSH
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Dates of creation revision deletion
Compiled by Annette Strauch for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Who was Who vol. IX; NLW, Schedule of Gwynfryn Richards Papers;