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Gwynedd Archives: Caernarfon Record Office
Foulkes, Abraham, papers

Reference code(s): GB 0219 XM/1213

Held at: Gwynedd Archives: Caernarfon Record Office

Title: Abraham Foulkes Papers

Short Title: Foulkes, Abraham, papers

Creation date(s): 1853-1968

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 243 items

Name of creator(s): Abraham Foulkes (fl. 1853-1872)

CONTEXT

Administrative/Biographical history: Abraham Foulkes (fl. 1853-1872) of Newbridge, Ruabon, Denbighshire, was a surveyor. His siblings included John Foulkes, of Everton, Liverpool, and Elizabeth Gilles of Cefn, Ruabon. His work was mainly in Denbighshire and Flintshire, but he also worked elsewhere in Wales. He was involved with local bodies including Ruabon School Board and the Plas Madoc estate.

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract: Letters and circulars addressed to Abraham Foulkes, 1862-1871, concerning business and personal matters; correspondence relating to 'Pontcysyllte Forge', 1871-1872, Cefn Water Works, 1871, Ruabon School Board, 1871, and the financial situation of Mr E. Thomas, Hay, Brecknockshire, 1871; business and personal letters to A. Foulkes from Elizabeth Gilles, 1862-1865, and John Foulkes, 1871; miscellaneous documents, 1853-1871, including a notebook, 1853-1860, and calculation concerning coal yards and pits, 1855-1860; miscellaneous accounts, 1861-[c. 1869]; documents relating to royalty accounts for Plas Madoc, 1854-1862; records relating to the North Wales Advertising Board, 1909-1968; and newspaper cuttings book of the Llandudno and Colwyn Bay Electric Railway Ltd, 1907.

ACCESS AND USE

Language/scripts of material: English, Welsh

System of arrangement: Arranged into the folowing: letters; miscellaneous documents; miscellaneous accounts; documents re. Royalty accounts for Plas Madoc; correspondence re. 'Pontcysyllte Forge'; correspondence re. Cefn Water Works; correspondence re. Ruabon School Board; correspondence re. financial situation of Mr E. Thomas, Hay, Breconshire; correspondence from J. Foulkes to his brother A. Foulkes; correspondence from E. Gilles to her brother (A. Foulkes); North Wales Advertising Board, and newspaper cuttings book of the Llandudno and Colwyn Bay Electric Railway Ltd.

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 and the National Library of Wales.

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

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

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history: Papers of North Wales Advertising Board and a newspaper cuttings book of the Llandudno and Colwyn Bay Electric Railway Ltd were added to Foulkes' papers.

Immediate source of acquisition:

ALLIED MATERIALS

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds. The fonds contains some unrelated material post-dating the death of Foulkes.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: Caernarfon Record Office, Abraham Foulkes Papers, catalogue.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: July 2004


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
Foulkes, Abraham, | b. 1832 or 3 | Archives
Foulkes, Abraham, | b. 1832 or 3 | Correspondence
North Wales Advertising Board | Archives
Surveyors | Wales | Ruabon

Personal names
Foulkes , Abraham , b. 1832 or 3

Corporate names
North Wales Advertising Board
Plas Madoc Estate (Wales)

Places
Ruabon (Wales)

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