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Dolgelley (Dolgellau) Aiding Society Records

Reference code(s): GB 0210 DOLAID

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: Dolgelley (Dolgellau) Aiding Society Records

Short Title: Dolgelley (Dolgellau) Aiding Society Records

Creation date(s): 1828-1856

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 1 box (0.009 cubic metres)

Name of creator(s): Dolgelley Aiding Society


Administrative/Biographical history: The Dolgelley Aiding Society was founded in 1825. It met once every four weeks at the Angel Inn and was established to provide support to its members in sickness and old age. Members were offered benefits if they were unable to work because of illness or injury, and, in the event of the death of a member or his wife, money was provided for funeral expenses. Only men between the ages of 15 and 35 (this was raised to 40 by 1856) were admitted to the Society and all members were required to contribute monthly to the fund. Members were also expected to abide by the Society's rules, and fines were imposed for non-compliance.


Scope and content/abstract: Records of the Dolgelley Aiding Society, 1828-1856, comprising financial records, 1828-1845; minute books, 1830-1835; rules, 1829-1856; medical certificates, 1831-1833; and correspondence, 1833.


Language/scripts of material: English, Welsh (for further details see descriptions at file level).

System of arrangement: Arranged at NLW into two series: financial records and minute books; and three files: rules, medical certificates and correspondence.

Conditions governing access: Readers consulting modern papers in the National Library of Wales are required to abide by the conditions noted on the 'Modern papers - data protection' form issued with their Readers' Tickets.

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright laws apply.

Finding aids: Catalogue available online.


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records donated to NLW have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are not expected.

Archival history: Records of the Loyal Idris Lodge of the Independent Order of Oddfellows, also donated by Alderman R. J. Ellis in October 1969, have been transferred to the Gwalia Oddfellows Records, held at NLW.

Immediate source of acquisition: Donated by Alderman R. J. Ellis, Aberystwyth, October 1969.


Related material: Further papers relating to a similar, but separate, society in Dolgellau, are records of the Dolgellau Friendly Society (NLW MSS 16949-16953)


Note: Title based on contents.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Rhian Lyn James. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: items within the archive.

Rules or conventions: Description follows NLW guidelines based on ISAD(G) 2nd ed.; AACR2; and LCSH

Date(s) of descriptions: August 2009.

Cymdeithas Gynorthwyol Dolgellau | Records and correspondence
Fraternal organizations | Wales | Dolgellau

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Cymdeithas Gynorthwyol Dolgellau


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