Fonds GB 0210 GRICHARDS - Gwynfryn Richards Papers,

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Gwynfryn Richards Papers,


  • 1689-1971 / (Creation)

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Extent and medium

0.122 cubic metres (5 boxes)

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Name of creator

Biographical history

The Very Rev. Gwynfryn Richards (1902-1992), dean of Bangor, was born at Nantyffyllon, Glamorgan, in 1902. He was educated at the Universities of Wales, Oxford and Boston. He was ordained deacon in 1930, priest in 1931 and served in a large number of benefices before being appointed Canon of Bangor Cathedral in 1943. He served as Dean of Bangor from 1962 until 1971. He was Pantyfedwen Lecturer of the University College of Wales, Aberystwyth in 1967. He was the author of a large number of monographs and scholarly articles.

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Donated to the National Library of Wales by Rev. Gwynfryn Richards, Llandegfan, Anglesey, in 1975.

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Scope and content

Papers accumulated by Rev. Gwynfryn Richards, including records relating to the Bangor diocese and the cathedral church of Bangor, Caernarfonshire, 1689-1971, including library loans, 1880-1881; papers relating to the Canonry, Bangor, 1947-1949; typescript copies of letters relating to the witch trials in New England, 1689-1694.

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 in chronological order.

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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, French, Dutch, Welsh.

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Finding aids

A hard copy of the catalogue is available at the National Library of Wales. The catalogue can be accessed online.

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Related units of description

A substantial archive of further records donated to the NLW by Rev. Gwynfryn Richards between September 1975 and October 1983 remains uncatalogued.

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Title supplied from depositor 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

January 2004.


  • English



Archivist's note

Compiled by Annette Strauch for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Who was Who vol. IX; NLW, Schedule of Gwynfryn Richards Papers;

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  • Text: Gwynfryn Richards Papers.