GB 0210 MOSIAMS
Edward Jones Williams and Chubut Mercantile Company Papers,
- 1878-1932 / (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
0.022 cubic metres (8 volumes)
Name of creator
Edward Jones Williams (1857-1932) was a civil engineer from Mostyn in Flintshire. He was involved in the building of the Chubut Railway, Patagonia, at the beginning of the twentieth century and later became one of the most influential leaders of the Welsh colony.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Donated to the National Library of Wales by his son, Dr I. Mostyn Williams, Beaumaris, and Mrs M. E. Eames, Conway, in 1967.
Content and structure area
Scope and content
Papers, 1878-1932, of Edward Jones Williams, relating mainly to the Welsh settlement in Patagonia and the Chubut Mercantile Company, comprising preparatory notes relating to the building of the Chubut Railway, c.1907, correspondence relating to both his work and to the Welsh colony, 1909-1932; and printed material, 1909-1932, including annual reports of the Chubut Mercantile Company, 1909-1928.
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 manuscripts, etc.; letters to E. J. Williams; letters from E. J. Williams; and printed matter, and numbered NLW MSS 19715-19724.
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 regulations apply.
Language of material
Script of material
Language and script notes
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
The catalogue can be accessed online, or in hard copy at NLW. The collection is described in more detail in the former schedule, 'A schedule of manuscripts and printed matter presented by Dr I. Mostyn Williams', which is available in hard copy at NLW.
Allied materials area
Existence and location of originals
Existence and location of copies
Related units of description
Title supplied from collector and contents of fonds. Formerly entitled I. Mostyn Williams Papers, from name of one of the donors.
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Place access points
Name access points
- Williams, Edward Jones, 1857-1932. (Creator)
- Chubut Mercantile Company -- Records and correspondence. (Subject)
- Chubut Company. (Subject)
- Williams, Edward Jones, 1857-1932 -- Archives. (Subject)
Genre access points
Description control area
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
Level of detail
Dates of creation revision deletion
Compiled by Annette Strauch for the ANW project. The following sources were used for the compilation of the description: NLW, Schedule of Edward Jones Williams and Chubut Mercantile Company Papers.