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Gwynedd Archives: Caernarfon Record Office
Richards, W. Morgan, papers

Reference code(s): GB 0219 XM1853

Held at: Gwynedd Archives: Caernarfon Record Office

Title: W. Morgan Richards Papers

Short Title: Richards, W. Morgan, papers

Creation date(s): 1821-1965

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 52 items

Name of creator(s): William Morgan Richards

CONTEXT

Administrative/Biographical history: William Morgan Richards was a resident of Porthmadog, Caernarfonshire, and collected items relating to local history and geology and the slate industry in Blaenau Ffestiniog, Merionethshire, and the Penrhyn Quarry, Bethesda, Caernarfonshire.

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract: Papers of W. Morgan Richards, 1821-1965, including items relating to Porthmadog Harbour, Caernarfonshire, 1821-1947, including a deed relating to Ynyscynhaearn, 1821, and accounts of the ship New Expedition, 1839-1860; papers relating to the Caernarfonshire slate industry, 1902-1930, including printed correspondence and articles relating to the 1900-1903 Penrhyn Quarry dispute, 1902-1904; maps and plans of Porthmadog and Blaenau Ffestiniog, Merionethshire, 1844-1923; articles, brochures and pamphlets relating to Caernarfonshire and Merionethshire geology and history, [c. 1831]-1965; research notes of W. Morgan Richards on local history, [20th century].

ACCESS AND USE

Language/scripts of material: English, Welsh

System of arrangement: Arranged broadly into the following: Porthmadog; slate; maps and plans; history and geology; research notes.

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:

Immediate source of acquisition:

ALLIED MATERIALS

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

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, W. Morgan Richards Papers, catalogue.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: September 2004


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
Deeds | Wales | Ynyscynhaearn
Geology | Wales, North
Gwynedd (Wales) | History
Harbours | Wales | Gwynedd
Slate industry | Wales | Caernarvonshire

Personal names
Richards , W. Morgan (William Morgan) , of Porthmadog

Corporate names
Penrhyn Quarry
Porthmadog Harbour (Wales)

Places
Caernarvonshire (Wales)
Merioneth (Wales)
Porthmadog (Wales)

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