Fonds GB 0210 ALBWILL - A. H. Williams Papers,

Identity area

Reference code



A. H. Williams Papers,


  • 1939-1996 / (Creation)

Level of description


Extent and medium

0.092 cubic metres (8 boxes)

Context area

Name of creator

Biographical history

Albert Hughes Williams (1907-1996) was a prominent historian and Inspector of Schools.

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

L. G. Williams & Pritchard, Solicitors, Cardiff per Museum of Welsh Life, Cardiff, per Ceredigion Museum, Aberystwyth; Donation; September 1999; A1999/161.

Content and structure area

Scope and content

The collection comprises photocopies of letters, 1748-1872, in the custody of the Methodist Archives and Research Centre, London; notebooks containing transcripts of documents and research notes taken from Methodist publications, NLW manuscripts and other sources in the custody of the National Library of Wales; photocopies of other sources; letters, 1929-1991, to A. H. Williams from scholars and researchers discussing mainly various aspects of Welsh Wesleyan Methodist history; and copies od related articles, addresses, press cuttings etc.; typescripts of books and articles written by A. H. Williams and other scholars.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling

Action: All records have been retained.


Accruals are not expected.

System of arrangement

Conditions of access and use area

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 laws apply.

Language of material

  • English
  • Welsh

Script of material

Language and script notes

English, Welsh.

Physical characteristics and technical requirements

Finding aids

A hard copy of the catalogue is available at the National Library of Wales at NLW, Minor Lists and Sumaries, 2000, pp. 77-83. The catalogue can also be accessed online.

Allied materials area

Existence and location of originals

Existence and location of copies

Related units of description

Earlier items deposited under 'Amgueddfa'r Hen Gapel', Tre'r ddôl, which were incorporated into the Library's Methodist Archive (WMA), have now also been transferred to this collection (the old WMA reference numbers are given in brackets in the list). The Llywelyn ap Gruffydd Medal which was awarded to A. H. Williams in 1932 was transferred to the former Department of Pictures and Maps (0200012028).

Related descriptions

Notes area


Title supplied from contents of fonds. The archive includes photocopies of letters and other materials from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries acquired by A. H. Williams for his research work.

Alternative identifier(s)

Virtua system control number


GEAC system control number


Access points

Subject access points

Place access points

Name access points

Genre access points

Description control area

Description identifier

Institution identifier

Rules and/or conventions used


Level of detail

Dates of creation revision deletion

August 2006.




Archivist's note

Compiled by J. Graham Jones for the ANW project. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: NLW, Minor Lists and Sumaries, 2000, pp. 77-83;

Accession area

Related subjects

Related people and organizations

Related genres

Related places

Physical storage

  • Text: A. H. Williams Papers.