Fonds GB 0222 BMSS MSIL - Papers of Mary Silyn Roberts,

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Papers of Mary Silyn Roberts,


  • 1846-1941 / (Creation)

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38 items.

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Biographical history

Mary Parry of London married R. Silyn Roberts Calvinistic Methodist minister, poet and social reformer in 1905. They had two sons and a daughter.

She was educated at the University College of Aberystwyth and later appointed Organisational Secretary of the North Wales District of the Workers Educational Association which had been established by her husband in 1925.

R. Silyn Roberts died in 1930 and was survived by his wife.


Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Items 14877-14903 are stated to have been presented by Mrs Mary Silyn Roberts.

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Scope and content

The collection consists mainly of correspondence regarding the death of R. Silyn Roberts and the sale of his books, the Workers Educational Association, Bethel Chapel in Tanygrisiau, Merionethshire, the death of the brother of Mary Silyn Roberts in Australia and other matters. Also, there are letters written by Mary Silyn Roberts and R. Silyn Roberts to Professor F. Rönning, Copenhagen, Denmark, 1904-1922. -- There are lectures and general notebooks which belonged to Mary Silyn Roberts when studying at the University College of Aberystwyth, pre 1905; reports and letters regarding the Women's Land Army in Wales, 1914-1918; a photograph of the grave of R. Silyn Roberts and a ticket of a meeting at Mynydd y Cilgwyn Chapel, 1846.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling

Action: digitized. Action identifier: cymruww1. Date: 2013. Authorization: The Welsh experience of World War One, 1914-1918.


System of arrangement

The papers were received on three separate occasions and have been incorporated into the General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts. They have been arranged according to record type or subject.

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Open to all users.

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Usual copyright conditions apply. Reprographics are made at the discretion of the Archivist.

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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 14877-14903, 17735 - 17738, 24735-24741.

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Bangor University

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The Archive Department also holds the R. Silyn Roberts Papers and the WEA Records for the North Wales District, which are unlisted as yet.

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Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

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Dates of creation revision deletion

June 2013.


  • English



Archivist's note

Description entered by Wil Williams for The Welsh experience of World War One, 1914-1918 digitization project from data supplied by Bangor University;

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