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Gwynedd Archives: Caernarfon Record Office
Bron y Fuches records

Reference code(s): GB 0219 XM/1236

Held at: Gwynedd Archives: Caernarfon Record Office

Title: Bron y Fuches Records

Short Title: Bron y Fuches records

Creation date(s): 1842-1957

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.02 cubic metres (2 boxes)

Name of creator(s): Williams family of Bron y Fuches, Dinorwig


Administrative/Biographical history: William Morris Williams (c. 1812-1900), of Bron y Fuches, was an employee of Dinorwig Quarry in Llanddeiniolen, Caernarfonshire. A nephew lived in New York and Scranton, USA, in 1874. William Morris Williams's son, William Morris, was one of the founder members of the Dinorwic Economic Loan & Deposit Society in 1857, but lived at Tonyrefail, Glamorgan, by 1890-1891.


Scope and content/abstract: Records mainly relating to Bron y Fuches, Dinorwig, and the Williams family. They include diaries and copies of diaries of William Morris Williams, 1842-1894, and of his nephew from New York and Scranton, 1874; letters, mainly from T. G. M. Luckock of Upper Berwick, Shrewsbury, 1857-1860, relating to the Green and Ty Du slate quarries, Llanberis; memorial cards, memorial articles and elegies, 1860-1894; and sermons and programmes for religious services and pilgrimages, 1907-1957.


Language/scripts of material: English and Welsh

System of arrangement: Arranged chronologically within record type

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.

Finding aids: Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Caernarfon Record Office, National Library of Wales and the National Register of Archives.


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records deposited at the Caernarfon Record Office have been retained

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:



Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Stephen Benham for the HMC/NLW Family and Estates project. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: Caernarfonshire Record Office, Catalogue of Bron y Fuches Records.

Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) Second Edition; AACR2 and LCSH

Date(s) of descriptions: March 2002; amended June 2005

Luckock, T. G. M. | Correspondence
Quarries and quarrying | Wales | Gwynedd
Slate industry | Wales | Gwynedd
Williams family, | of Bron Y Fuches | Archives
Williams, William Morris, | ca. 1812-1900 | Diaries

Personal names
Luckock , T. G. M.
Williams , William Morris , ca. 1812-1900
Williams family , of Bron Y Fuches

Corporate names

Caernarvonshire (Wales)
Dinorwig (Wales)
Goodman's Quarry (Wales)
Llanberis (Wales)

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