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Gwynedd Archives: Meirionnydd Record Office
Madoc and Glaslyn Lodges, Independent Order of Oddfellows, papers

Reference code(s): GB 0220 Z/DBL

Held at: Gwynedd Archives: Meirionnydd Record Office

Title: Madoc and Glaslyn Lodges Papers

Short Title: Madoc and Glaslyn Lodges, Independent Order of Oddfellows, papers

Creation date(s): 1834-1954

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 133 items

Name of creator(s): Independent Order of Oddfellows; Rhosydd Slate Quarries

CONTEXT

Administrative/Biographical history: The Oddfellows are fraternal and benevolent societies, which originated in England in the 18th century. The Independent Order of Oddfellows (Manchester Unity) Friendly Society was founded in about 1810. The Society's Glaslyn Lodge was based in Beddgelert, Caernarfonshire, and the Madoc (or Madog) Lodge in Porthmadog, Caernarfonshire.

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract: Records of the Independent Order of Oddfellows, Madoc and Glaslyn Lodges, 1834-1954, including registers of the Madoc Lodge, [19th century]-[20th century]; lectures, 1834-1893; financial records of the Madoc and Glaslyn Lodges, 1878-1951; miscellaneous letters, 1929-1954; booklets, 1919; and copies of death certificates, 1932; and letters and other papers relating to Rhosydd Slate Quarries, 1928-1949.

ACCESS AND USE

Language/scripts of material: English, Welsh

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: Madoc and Glaslyn Lodge Friendly Societies; and Rhosydd Slate Quarries.

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply

Finding aids: Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Meirionnydd Archives 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: The records of the Lodges include some papers relating to Rhosydd Slate Quarry, Ffestiniog, Merionethshire.

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 sources were used in the compilation of this description: Meirionnydd Archives, Cofnodion Cyfrinfaoedd Madog a Glaslyn Ynghŷd â Phapurau Eraill, rhestr (catalogue); historyshelf.org (www.historyshelf.org/), viewed 28 April 2004; A Manx Note Book (www.isle-of-man.com/manxnotebook/), viewed 28 April 2004; Association of Friendly Societies website (www.afs.org.uk/), viewed 28 April 2004; Richards, Alun John, A Gazeteer [sic] of the Welsh Slate Industry (Gwasg Carreg Gwalch, 1991); Rhosydd - A Ffestiniog Slate Quarry website (www.penmorfa.com/Rhosydd/), viewed 27 October 2004.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: October 2004


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
Friendly societies | Wales | Gwynedd
Quarries and quarrying | Wales | Gwynedd

Personal names

Corporate names
Independent Order of Odd Fellows | Manchester Unity. | Glasyn Lodge
Independent Order of Odd Fellows | Manchester Unity. | Madoc Lodge
Rhosydd Slate Quarry

Places
Beddgelert (Wales)
Merioneth (Wales)
Porthmadog (Wales)

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