Fonds GB 0210 LERAMS - L. Eirlys Williams Papers,

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L. Eirlys Williams Papers,


  • 1905-1978 (accumulated [1949]-1978) / (Creation)

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0.009 cubic metres (1 box)

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Name of creator

Biographical history

L. Eirlys Williams (fl. 1933-1978), of Aberystwyth, Cardiganshire, wife of the Rev. E. J. Williams, carried out work for the Baptist Union of Wales over a period of forty years. The Union produced The Inset, a quarterly newspaper for the Welsh section of the Baptist Ministers' and Missionaries' Wives Prayer Union, beginning in October 1941. Mrs Williams was the editor, 1950-1964. The Baptist Missionary Society (Women's Missionary Association) produced a series of publications called Prayer Partners from 1933, translated into Welsh by Mrs Williams under the title Cymheiriaid Gweddi (later Partneriaid Gweddi), 1933-1975.

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Donated by Mrs L. Eirlys Williams, Aberystwyth, Dyfed, 1978.

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Scope and content

Papers of Mrs L. Eirlys Williams, 1905-1978, relating to her work for the Baptist Union of Wales and other Baptist causes, including letters to the Rev. and Mrs E. J. Williams [L. Eirlys Williams], 1949-1964; letters from various correspondents addressed to Mrs M. Christy Davies, secretary of the Welsh Baptist Ministers' and Missionaries' Wives Prayer Union, 1950-1953; Baptist Union of Great Britain and Ireland papers and printed material, 1930-1978; Baptist Union of Wales papers and printed material, including copies of The Inset, 1941-1978; and Baptist Missionary Society papers and printed material, 1905-1974, including English and Welsh copies of Prayer Partners, 1933-1974.

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 into the following: letters to Rev. & Mrs E. J. Williams; letters to Mrs M. Christy Davies; Baptist Union of Great Britain & Ireland; Baptist Union of Wales; Baptist Missionary Society; and miscellanea.

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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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Language and script notes

English, Welsh.

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Finding aids

A hard copy of the catalogue is available at the National Library of Wales.

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Title supplied from contents of fonds. Some records acquired by L. Eirlys Williams pre-date her birth.

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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


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Dates of creation revision deletion

April 2003.


  • English



Archivist's note

Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW Project. The following source was used for the compilation of the description: NLW, Schedule, L. Eirlys Williams;

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  • Text: L. Eirlys Williams Papers.