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Machynlleth salvage papers

Reference code(s): GB 0210 MACETH

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: Machynlleth Salvage Papers

Short Title: Machynlleth salvage papers

Creation date(s): 1858-1925

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.258 cubic metres (9 boxes)

Name of creator(s): Machynlleth Women's Voluntary Service


Administrative/Biographical history: During the Second World War, the Government encouraged the salvage and collection of unwanted paper for recycling to help in the war effort. The Machynlleth branch of the Women's Voluntary Service organised collections of papers in the area. Prior to pulping, the papers were screened for possible historical importance, and as a result many of the papers collected were retained and later deposited at the National Library. These include records, 1858-1927, of Machynlleth Urban District Council, the Owain Glyndwr Institute, and the Machynlleth Poor Law Union.


Scope and content/abstract: Machynlleth Salvage Papers, 1858-1925, including correspondence from Machynlleth Urban District Council clerks' office, 1895-1923; rate books, 1861-1886; Poor Law rate books, Machynlleth parish, 1916-1917; Machynlleth Poor Law Union overseer's book of receipts and payments, 1910-1927; papers relating to the local government elections, 1894-1908; Machynlleth Waterworks papers, 1878-1910; Dovey fishery papers, 1890-1902; papers relating to Royal visits, 1889-1911; papers relating to roads and streets, 1898-1911; Machynlleth sewerage schemes papers, 1897-1914; papers relating to Machynlleth town hall, 1862-1891; papers relating to Machynlleth markets and fairs, 1903-1916; papers relating to the fire brigade, 1909-1914; papers relating to Machynlleth isolation hospital, 1912-1913; and papers relating to the Owain Glyndwr Institute, 1910-1925.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged in chronological order, into the following: correspondence from the clerks' office; rate books; rate books for the poor law; overseer's book of receipts and payments; orders and amendments under the local government act; papers relating to the local government elections; letter book; bye-laws; correspondence relating to public health act; papers relating to appointment of officials; papers relating to salaries under housing and town planning act; reports of surveyor; Machynlleth Waterworks; Dovey fishery papers; papers relating to Royal visits; papers relating to roads and streets; Machynlleth sewerage schemes; library papers; papers relating to the telephone; papers relating to Machynlleth town hall; papers relating to the Cambrian resorts association; papers labelled Castlereagh Tower; papers relating to markets and fairs; papers labelled fire brigade; Machynlleth isolation hospital; Machynlleth Owain Glyndwr Institute; Machynlleth Petty Sessions; papers relating to the billeting of troops; papers relating to coal emergencies; minute book of an association of farmers; account book in form of a diary.

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.

Detailed catalogue


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

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history: See Administrative/biographical history

Immediate source of acquisition: Donated by Machynlleth WVS in 1944.



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, Schedule of Machynlleth Salvage Papers.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: March 2003

Dovey Fishery Association | Records and correspondence
Fire brigades | Wales | Machynlleth
Hospitals | Wales | Machynlleth
Machynlleth (Wales : district) | Politics and government
Machynlleth (Wales) | History
Machynlleth (Wales) | Politics and government
Machynlleth (Wales). | Urban District Council | Records and correspondence
Machynlleth Poor Law Union | Records and correspondence
Machynlleth Waterworks | Records and correspondence
Owain Glyndwr Institute | Records and correspondence
Town Hall Company (Machynlleth, Wales) | Records and correspondence
Visits of state | Wales | Machynlleth
Waterworks | Wales | Machynlleth | Records and correspondence

Personal names

Corporate names
Dovey Fishery Association
Machynlleth (Wales) | Urban District Council
Machynlleth Poor Law Union
Machynlleth Women's Voluntary Service
Owain Glyndwr Institute

Machynlleth (Wales)

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