Fonds GB 0210 CECLIS - Cecily Williams-Ellis Papers,

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Cecily Williams-Ellis Papers,


  • 1941-1983 / (Creation)

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Extent and medium

0.172 cubic metres (6 boxes)

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Name of creator

Biographical history

Cecily William-Ellis was a founder, and for 40 years the Chairman, of the Caernarfonshire branch of the Campaign for the Protection of Rural Wales. She later became President of the Branch. She was also a long-serving nominated member of the Snowdonia National Park Committee. Among her campaigns was the undergrounding of the power cable across the Traeth Mawr and the thwarting of the former Central Electricity Authority's scheme to build hydro-electric schemes on Welsh rivers. She was awarded the MBE in 1982. She died in 1992 at the age of 92.

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Donated by Mrs. Cecily Williams-Ellis, Tremadog, Gwynedd, 1983.

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Scope and content

Minutes and administrative papers of the National Executive Committee of the Campaign for the Protection of Rural Wales, 1958, 1972-1982; Caernarfonshire branch records, 1943-1983; local groups' correspondence files, 1952-1980; subject files containing correspondence and reports, 1945-1980, including Snowdonia National Park, 1945-1979; industrial development, 1942-1981; roads and transport, 1947-1980; forestry, 1947-1980; caravans and holiday accommodation, 1941-1979; and miscellaneous photographs of architecture, rural landscapes and eyesores, including litter, derelict buildings, and obtrusive signs and aerials.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling

Action: All records donated to the National Library of Wales have been retained..


Accruals are expected.

System of arrangement

Arranged into the following: minutes and administrative papers; campaigns, planning and development; and photographs.

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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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Finding aids

A hard copy of the catalogue is available in Minor Lists and Summaries 1984, pp. 63-66, at the National Library of Wales. The catalogue can be accessed on-line.

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Related units of description

CPRW posters, plans of caravan sites at Morfa Bychan, Porthmadog, a map of Dolwyddelan village, various printed maps of Caernarfon-shire, and a group of photographs relating to the Best Kept Village competition, deposited at the same time, are in NLW Special Collections. Other papers are NLW, Records of the Council for the Protection of Rural Wales

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Title supplied from contents of fonds.

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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 Seri Crawley for the ANW Project. The following sources were used for the preparation of the description: NLW, Minor Lists and Summaries 1984; NLW Obituaries Cumulated Index (1992-1997);

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