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Flintshire Record Office
Lewis, George, collection of manuscripts

Reference code(s): GB 0208 D/DM/355

Held at: Flintshire Record Office

Title: George Lewis MSS

Short Title: Lewis, George, collection of manuscripts

Creation date(s): 1865-1979

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 43 items

Name of creator(s): George Lewis


Administrative/Biographical history: George Lewis (1878-1963), a native of Buckley, Flintshire, worked in the coal industry for most of his life and collected documents relating to Flintshire industry, including George Watkinson & Sons Ltd of Halifax, Yorkshire, which had interests in collieries in Buckley, including Elm and Maesygrug Collieries. He became an acknowledged authority on the clay and coal industries in the Buckley area and an article of his on the canalization of the River Dee was published in Flintshire Historical Society Publication, 23 (1966-1967).


Scope and content/abstract: Industrial records relating to Flintshire, 1865-1979, including records relating to the Castle Fire Brick Company, Buckley, Flintshire, 1865-1967; records and notes relating to George Watkinson & Sons and the Buckley Collieries, 1884-1923; plans of collieries in Buckley, 1896-1919; items relating to mining in Northop, Flintshire, 1876-1952, including deeds relating to coal mines in Northop leased by George Watkinson & Sons, 1876-1886; and Ordnance Survey maps relating to Flintshire, 1898-1961.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: Buckley; Northop; miscellaneous; additional deposit, 9 August 1973; and additional deposit, 3 August 1979.

Conditions governing access: D/DM/355/2 and 3 not to be produced without consent of depositor. Data Protection Act restrictions will apply to any items less than 100 years old that contain sensitive personal information as defined by the Act.

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply

Finding aids: A hard copy of the catalogue is available at Flintshire Record Office.


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

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history: Not known.

Immediate source of acquisition:



Note: Title supplied from name of collector of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project and amended by Elizabeth Pettitt of Flintshire Record Office. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Flintshire Record Office, George Lewis MSS catalogue; J.B.Lewis 'George Lewis: Selections from his Diary' in Buckley, No. 9, April 1984

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

Date(s) of descriptions: January 2004

Brickworks | Wales | Flintshire
Coal mines and mining | Wales | Flintshire
Coal mines and mining | Wales | Flintshire | Maps
Deeds | Wales | Northop
George Watkinson & Sons | Archives

Personal names
Lewis , George , 1878-1963 , of Flintshire

Corporate names
Castle Fire Brick Company (Buckley , Wales)
George Watkinson & Sons

Buckley (Wales)
Northop (Wales)

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