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Emrys Roberts Records

Reference code(s): GB 0210 EMRRTS

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: Emrys Roberts Records

Short title: Roberts, Emrys, records

Dates of creation: 1945-1983

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: 0.054 cubic metres (6 boxes)

Name of creator(s): Emrys Roberts


Administrative and biographical history: Emrys Owen Roberts was born at Caernarfon in 1910 and graduated from the University College of Wales, Aberystwyth and Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge. He served in the RAF during the Second World War. He was called to the bar at Grays Inn in 1944 and served as the Liberal Member of Parliament for Merionethshire between 1945 and 1951 when he was defeated. He was Chairman of the Development Board for Rural Wales between 1977 and 1981, and a member of a very large number of other public bodies in Wales. He died in October 1990.


Scope and content: Records and papers collected by Emrys Roberts, 1945-1983, including correspondence and papers relating to the National Eisteddfod, 1959-1976; the Development Board for Rural Wales, 1973-1981; and Wales (West and North) Television Ltd, 1961-1967. There are also papers relating to other committees on which Emrys Roberts sat, 1967-1983, and other miscellaneous papers, 1945-1981.


Language/script: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: National Eisteddfod; Development Board For Rural Wales; Wales (WEst and North) Television Ltd; various committees; and miscellaneous papers.

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.

Finding aids: A hard copy of the schedule is available at the National Library of Wales. The catalogue can be accessed online.
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Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records have been retained

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Immediate source of acquisition: Donated by Mr Emrys Roberts, 24 Glyn Garth Court, Menai Bridge, Anglesey, Gwynedd in August 1989.



Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Annette Strauch for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: NLW Minor Lists and Summaries 1990; Rees, I. T. Welsh hustings, 1885-2004.

Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2 and LCSH

Date(s) of description: May 2003



Broadcasting | Wales

Development Board for Rural Wales | Archives

Eisteddfodau | Wales

Merioneth (Wales) | Politics and government | 20th century

Roberts, Emrys | 1910-1990 | Archives

Television | Wales

Wales West and North Television Ltd | Records and correspondence

Personal names

Roberts, Emrys, 1910-1990

Corporate names

Development Board for Rural Wales

Eisteddfod Genedlaethol Cymru

Liberal Party (Great Britain)

Wales West and North Television Ltd