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National Library of Wales
Hughes, O. P., collection of Merionethshire gold mining records

Reference code(s): GB 0210 MERIRE

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: O. P. Hughes Collection of Merionethshire Gold Mining Records

Short Title: Hughes, O. P., collection of Merionethshire gold mining records

Creation date(s): 1862-1936

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.018 cubic metres (2 boxes)

Name of creator(s): O. P. Hughes

CONTEXT

Administrative/Biographical history: O. Parry Hughes. No biographical information available. Sources searched: Dictionary of Welsh Biography Down to 1940; A Short Biographical Dictionary of Eminent Welshmen; OCLC; BNB on CD Rom; NLW internal databases.

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract: A group of documents relating to gold mining in Merioneth. It includes notes on various gold mines in the county; correspondence addressed principally to O. Parry Hughes, 1918-36; typescript evidence prepared for the Merioneth Gold Mining Inquiry, 1930, and a report of the proceedings; memoranda relating to the formation and development of the Merioneth Mining Development Committee, 1930; copies of printed reports by Professor Henry Louis on the possibilities of gold mining in Merioneth, 1930; notes on diamond drilling and its possibilities in Merionethshire; together with a few printed items, two photographs, press cuttings and miscellanea.

ACCESS AND USE

Language/scripts of material: English, Welsh

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: manuscripts; printed matter; photographs

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 catalogue is available at the National Library of Wales. The catalogue can be accessed on-line from: http://www.llgc.org.uk:81/index.htm.

Detailed catalogue

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records deposited at the National Library of Wales have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are not expected.

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by Mrs O. P. Hughes, Dolgellau, 1947.

ALLIED MATERIALS

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Seri Crawley for the ANW project. The following sources were used for the preparation of the description: NLW, Schedule of the O.P. Hughes Collection; NLW, Annual Report 1946-7, p. 40.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: February 2003


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
Diamond mines and mining | Wales | Merioneth
Gold mines and mining | Wales | Merioneth

Personal names
Parry Hughes , O.

Corporate names

Places
Merioneth (Wales)

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