Williams (John) (physician and benefactor)

  • 1840–1926
  • physicians, manuscript collectors and owners
Sir John Williams, 1st baronet, physician and a benefactor who took a keen interest in Welsh literature and culture, collected manuscripts and books and is recognised as the principal founder of the National Library of Wales.

See also: Aberystwyth, National Library of WalesAberystwyth, National Library of Wales
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Oxford dictionary of national biography, Online: Oxford University Press. URL: <>. 
comments: General editors include Lawrence Goldman, et al.
[id. 95,028.] Jones (R. Brinley), ‘Williams, Sir John, baronet (1840–1926)’ direct link
Welsh biography online, Online: National Library of Wales. URL: <>.
Davies (William Llewelyn), ‘WILLIAMS, Sir JOHN (1840 - 1926), baronet, Court physician, principal founder of the National Library of Wales’ direct link