Seiriol Williams fonds
 
        Seiriol Williams fonds [textual record, graphic material]. -- [ca. 1880] -1986
16 cm of textual records
123 photographs
 
        Seiriol Williams was born on June 21, 1904 in Nanaimo B.C. and grew up in the family home at 224 Milton Street. He received his education at Nanaimo, at Hastings College in Nebraska and at Harvard Medical School and interned at Montreal General Hospital. Williams met Wilma Kibben at Hastings College and they were married at Ormstown Quebec in 1935. They had four children John, Kibben, David and Nancy. Doctor Williams practised medicine in Nanaimo until he joined the Royal Canadian Army during WWII. Upon discharge, he settled in Vancouver and specialized in general surgery. He retired to Nanaimo in 1976. Williams was active in community organizations including the Boy Scouts, the Nanaimo Yacht Club (Fleet Surgeon), the Nanaimo Historical Society (President), the Nanaimo Museum, the Nanaimo Horticultural Society and the Nanaimo Field Naturalists. Williams is best remembered for helping to establish Beach Estates Park, a municipal wildflower sanctuary built partly on the site of Williams' property on Thetis Place. Wilma Williams passed away in 1975 and Seiriol then married Ena Smith in 1976. Seiriol Williams died on October 31, 1986.
        Materials were donated by Seirial Williams' son David in 2001.
        Fonds consists of material created and accumulated by Seiriol Williams. Records are arranged into series as follows 1) Papers and memorabilia; 2) Talks and writings and 3) Photographs.
See memoirs in pamphlet file.
        Title based on the contents of the fonds.
        Series and selected item level descriptions available.
        Records arranged into series by Archives staff.
        Related records available as the Williams family fonds.
        Williams' memoirs were begun prior to his death and were completed posthumously by David Williams.
        The memoirs are catalogued as a separate publication and are stored in the Pamphlet Files.
 
Series 1.
 
        Papers and memorabilia [textual record].
 
        Series consists of correspondence, newspaper clippings, certificates and miscellaneous documents created or accumulated by Seiriol Williams. Includes material related to the Boy Scouts.
        Title based on the contents of the series.
 
Series 2.
 
        Talks and Writings [textual record.
 
        Series consists of copies of presentations given to the Nanaimo Historical Society by Seiriol Williams on a range of topics, writings about trips and cruises, copies of articles written about natural history and assorted other writings and reference materials.
        Title based on the contents of the series.
 
Series 3.
 
        Photographs [graphic material]. -- [ca. 1880] - 1986.
123 photographs

        Series consists of photographs of the Williams family and relatives, sailing, and various trips.
        Title based on the contents of the series.
        Select item level descriptions available on public database.
 
File 1.
 
        Photographs of sawmill and logging [graphic material]. -- [193-].
2 photographs : b&w

        File consists of two photographs of a sawmill, steam donkey and logging areas.
        Title based on the contents of the file.
        Copyright expired.