Williams Papers


IDENTITY STATEMENT
Reference code(s): GB 0222 BMSS WHW
Held at: University of Wales Bangor, Department of Manuscripts and Archives
Domain: archival
Title: Williams Papers
Date(s) of contents: 1929-65
Level of description: Fonds
Extent and medium: 147 items of archival material.

CONTEXT

Name of creator(s): Williams, W. H. (of Prestatyn, Flintshire).

Administrative/Biographical history: Reverend W.H. Williams of Prestatyn, north Wales died in 1971. He spent some years as a missionary in Aijal in Lushai, India. In later years he became the north Wales secretary and then the Wales area secretary of the British and Foreign Bible Society.

Custodial history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

CONTENT AND STRUCTURE

Scope and content/abstract: A collection of correspondence and miscellaneous papers. The letters and copy letters between Reverend W.H. Williams and numerous correspondents relate mainly to Williams' journey to India and his missionary work there. A few also relate to the activities of the British and Foreign Bible Society. The miscellaneous papers also contain details regarding his missionary work. There are estimates of expenditure of the Lushai Mission and an Indian language examination paper for example. Also, included are such items as minutes of meetings and conferences of the Bible Society, newsletters, sermon notes, and an article on the history of the Pen-y-bryn Chapel in Rhiwabon, Denbighshire.

System of arrangement: The collection has been incorporated into the General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts, arranged according to record type and then chronologically.

ACCESS AND USE

Language: English.

Conditions governing access: Open to all users.

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright conditions apply. Reprographics are made at the discretion of the Archivist.

Finding aids: An item level typescript catalogue is available at the Archives Department of the University of Wales Bangor. Reference numbers : General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts 27134 - 27280.

ALLIED MATERIALS

Related material: Mr David Hughes of Llandudno deposited further miscellaneous items at the Archives Department of the University of Wales Bangor. These have also been incorporated into the General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts and are known as the David Hughes, Llandudno Collection.

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Note: Description originally compiled by Elen Wyn Hughes (November 2001); edited on behalf of the Mundus Project by Rosemary Seton (July 2002) and Caroline Brick (December 2002).

Date(s) of descriptions: November 2201; revised July 2002 and December 2002.


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
Church history
Missionary work
Religious activities
Religious history
Religious texts
Sermons

Personal names
Williams | W H | ordained missionary in India

Corporate names
British and Foreign Bible Society
Lushai Mission
Pen-y-bryn Chapel | Denbighshire

Places
Asia
Denbighshire
Europe
India
Lushai Hills
Rhiwabon
South Asia
UK
Wales
Western Europe