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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


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.


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].


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.


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records 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 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

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)

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

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