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Anglesey Archives
Griffiths, William, Penrhyn [Cemaes], Notebooks / Diaries

Reference code(s): GB 0221 WM2285

Held at: Anglesey Archives

Title: Bundle of Notebooks / Diaries of William Griffiths of Penrhyn [Cemaes]

Short Title: Griffiths, William, Penrhyn [Cemaes], Notebooks / Diaries

Creation date(s): 1815-1832

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.0005 cubic metres (1 bundle)

Name of creator(s): William Griffiths


Administrative/Biographical history: William Griffiths was the son of Evan Griffiths who had a firebrick concern in Holyhead. He had hoped to go into brick manufacturing.


Scope and content/abstract: The notebooks / diaries record the search for and identification of minerals and rocks on Anglesey, their location, access and tidal access, ownership, veins, trials and pits. Experimentation into their processing and mixes for use in manufacturing processes are mentioned as well as transport and shipping of goods. Leases and business suggestions are also discussed.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement:

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Normal Record Office conditions apply

Finding aids: Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Archifdy Ynys Môn/Anglesey County Record Office and the National Register of Archives. It is the policy of Gwasanaeth Archifdy Ynys Môn/Anglesey County Archives Service to catalogue in the language of the document.


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

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history: The notebooks / diaries came from Liverpool and have been used in research into Cemaes brickworks.

Immediate source of acquisition: Private Deposit



Archivist's note: Compiled by Gaynor Elizabeth Nice for Archifdy Ynys Môn/Anglesey Record Office. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: Archifdy Ynys Môn/Anglesey Record Office, Catalogue WM 2285 The Notebooks / Diaries of William Griffiths, Penrhyn [Cemaes].

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

Date(s) of descriptions: December 2009


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Anglesey (Wales)
Cemaes (Anglesey, Wales)

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