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Gwynedd Archives: Caernarfon Record Office
Richard Williams & Co. and Richard Bowton & Co., Porthmadog, records

Reference code(s): GB 0219 XD/26, XS/2572

Held at: Gwynedd Archives: Caernarfon Record Office

Title: Records of Richard Williams & Co. and Richard Bowton & Co., Porthmadog

Short Title: Richard Williams & Co. and Richard Bowton & Co., Porthmadog, records

Creation date(s): 1818-1973 (mainly 1891-1973)

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: (278 items)

Name of creator(s): Richard Williams & Co. Ltd; Richard Bowton & Co. Ltd; Wrysgan Co. Ltd; North Wales Slate Co. Ltd.

CONTEXT

Administrative/Biographical history: Richard Williams & Co. Ltd and Richard Bowton & Co. Ltd were slate merchants based in Porthmadog, Caernarfonshire. By 1927 Richard Bowton & Co. was owned by William Owen Jones (fl.1924-1956) and William Roberts. The company also bought R. Williams & Co.'s slate works in Porthmadog. Wrysgan Co. Ltd was established in 1930 but was wound up in 1946.

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract: Records of Richard Williams & Co., 1891-1973, including ledgers, 1891-1970, account books, 1902-1969, records relating to orders, 1913-1973, invoice books, 1931-1964, bills and vouchers, 1917-1920, wages books, 1911-1970, plans relating to orders, 1939-1946, 1957, and prices and patterns, 1899-1970; records of Richard Bowton & Co., 1897-1959, including production details, 1934-1941, financial records, 1897-1956, deeds relating to Minffordd, Merionethshire, 1926-1943, rent accounts relating to Oldham and Rochdale, 1914-1917, correspondence, 1902-1943, records relating to income tax assessments, 1921-1932, and records relating to the transfer of R. Williams & Co. and Wrysgan Co. to Bowton & Co., 1922-1959; personal papers of W. O. Jones, 1818, 1933-1956; correspondence and other records of Wrysgan Co. Ltd, 1927-1947; financial records of the North Wales Slate Co., 1948-1972; photographs, [1900s]-[1930s].

ACCESS AND USE

Language/scripts of material: English, Welsh

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: Richard Williams & Co.; Richard Bowton & Co.; Wrysgan Co. Ltd; North Wales Slate Co.; photographs.

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 Register of Archives.

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

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

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: No information found

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, Records of Richard Williams & Co. Ltd and Richard Bowton & Co. Ltd, slate merchants of Portmadoc, 1896-1973, also Wrysgan Co. Ltd and the North Wales Slate Co. Ltd, catalogue.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: December 2004


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
Jones, W. O. | (William Owen) | Archives
Merchants | Wales | Gwynedd | Records and correspondence
Slate industry | Wales | Gwynedd

Personal names
Jones , W. O. (William Owen) , alive 1924-1956

Corporate names
North Wales Slate Company (Slate merchants)
Richard Bowton & Company
Richard Williams & Company (Slate merchants)
Wrysgan Slate Company

Places
Minffordd (Penrhyndeudraeth, Wales)
Porthmadog (Wales)

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