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Pale papers

Reference code(s): GB 0210 PALE

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: Pale Papers

Short Title: Pale papers

Creation date(s): 1879-1950

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.027 cubic metres (3 boxes)

Name of creator(s): Sir Henry Beyer Robertson


Administrative/Biographical history: Sir Henry Beyer Robertson (1862-1948) was the son of the railway engineer Henry Robertson, owner of the Pale estate in Llandderfel, Merionethshire. He was also heir to Llantysilio Hall, inherited from his godfather, Charles Frederick Beyer. He assisted his father in various business enterprises and was involved in many new developments at Brymbo steelworks. During the First World War he ensured maximum production of iron and steel for munitions. Pale was turned into a military hospital and a hydro-electric plant was established there in 1918. Henry Beyer Robertson was a director of several companies, including the Great Western Railway Company, and a member of the River Dee Fisheries Board. In 1890 he was granted a knighthood.


Scope and content/abstract: Papers of the Pale estate belonging to Henry Beyer Robertson, 1879-1950, comprising correspondence on Council matters, especially the contract between Bala Urban District Council and Merionethshire County Council for the upkeep of the main roads, 1880-1948; pamphlets, diagrams and letters concerning the Pale hydro-electric plant, 1892-1936; and miscellaneous papers, 1885-1948, including items relating to the 1885 general election campaign in Merionethshire.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: Bala Urban District Council; Pale hydro-electric plant; and miscellaneous.

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 in Minor Lists and Summaries 1993, p.61, 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:

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by Sauheil Nahed, Llandderfel, in 1993.


Related material: Papers of Henry Robertson of Pale are at NLW; Llantysilio Hall manuscripts are at Denbighshire Record Office, Ruthin.


Note: Title supplied by contents of fonds.

Archivist's note: Created by the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: NLW, Minor Lists and Summaries 1993; ANW website, description of Llantysilio Hall manuscripts compiled for the HMC/NLW Family and Estates project ( viewed 12 December 2005.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: May 2003

Bala (Wales). | Urban District Council | Records and correspondence
Hydroelectric power plants | Wales | Llandderfel (Gwynedd)
Merioneth (Wales). | County Council | Archives
Pale Estate (Wales) | Archives
Political campaigns | Wales | Merioneth
Roads | Wales | Merioneth | Maintenance and repair
Robertson, Henry Beyer, | Sir | Archives

Personal names
Robertson , Henry Beyer , Sir

Corporate names
Bala (Wales) | Urban District Council
Merioneth (Wales) | County Council
Pale Estate (Wales)

Merioneth (Wales)

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