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Tanymanod and Gelli estate, papers

Reference code(s): GB 0210 TANLLI

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: Tanymanod and Gelli Estate Papers

Short Title: Tanymanod and Gelli estate, papers

Creation date(s): 1799-1932, 1953-1955

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.072 cubic metres (3 boxes, 10 volumes)

Name of creator(s): Tanymanod and Gelli estate


Administrative/Biographical history: Tanymanod in the parish of Ffestiniog, Merioneth, was owned by one John Vaughan form the 1830s to the 1870s whilst the Gelli estate was owned by Evan Parry Jones of Cefnfaes, Ffestiniog, quarry manager for the Diphwys Casson Slate Quarry. He had moved from Cefnfaes to Blaenddôl, Ffestiniog, by 1895.


Scope and content/abstract: Papers of the families of Vaughan and Jones relating to the Tanymanod and Gelli estates, Ffestiniog, Merionethshire, 1799-1932, 1953-1955, including rentals, 1875-1910 (Tanymanod estate), 1879-1910 (Gelli estate); building leases granted by John Vaughan of Tanymanod, [c. 1850]-1870 and other deeds, almost all relating to premises in Ffestiniog, Merioneth, and papers belonging to Evan Parry Jones, manager of the Diphwys Casson Slate Quarry, 1873-1902.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into manuscripts, deeds and documents, 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 laws apply

Finding aids: Hard copies of the catalogue, under the title Plas Blaenddôl Manuscripts and Documents, are available at NLW and HMC. This catalogue can be accessed online under its current title.


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records deposited at NLW have been retained

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by Mrs Talbot and Mrs Vaughan, Plas Blaenddôl, Ffestiniog, in 1960.



Note: Formerly Plas Blaenddôl Manuscripts and Documents. Current title supplied from contents of fonds; former title based on domicile of depositor.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Mair James.
The following source was used in the compilation of this description: NLW, Schedule of Plas Blaenddôl Manuscripts and Documents.

Rules or conventions: This description follows NLW guidelines based on ISAD(G) Second Edition; AACR2; and LCSH.

Date(s) of descriptions: May 2002

Estate administration | Wales | Ffestiniog
Slate industry | Wales | Ffestiniog
Tanymanod Estate (Wales) | Records and correspondence

Personal names
Jones , Evan Parry
Jones family , of Tanymanod and Gelli
Vaughan , John , of Tanymanod
Vaughan family , of Tanymanod and Gelli

Corporate names
Diphwys Casson Slate Co.
Gelli Estate (Ffestiniog, Wales)
Tanymanod Estate (Wales)


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