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Gwynedd Archives: Meirionnydd Record Office
Y Seren, Bala Printing Works, papers

Reference code(s): GB 0220 Z/M/127; Z/M/177

Held at: Gwynedd Archives: Meirionnydd Record Office

Title: Y Seren, Bala Printing Works Papers

Short Title: Y Seren, Bala Printing Works, papers

Creation date(s): 1885-1950

Level of description: Fonds

Extent:

Name of creator(s): Seren Printing Press

CONTEXT

Administrative/Biographical history: Y Seren printing works, Bala, Merionethshire, was active from the 1890s, established to print the Radical weekly newspaper, Y Seren. The press was operated in the 20th century by A. J. Chapple, and, from 1968, by Gwasg y Cyfnod.

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract: Papers of Seren Printing Works, Bala, Merionethshire, 1885-1950, comprising day books, 1885-1895; account books, 1899-1906; ledgers, 1888-1894, 1948-1950; 'Pulpud Cymru', 1889, 1891, 1895; and order books, 1948-1950.

ACCESS AND USE

Language/scripts of material: English, Welsh

System of arrangement: Original order maintained.

Conditions governing access: No restrictions.

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright laws apply.

Finding aids: Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Meirionnydd Archives, the National Register of Archives and the National Library of Wales. The catalogue is available online.

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records deposited at Meirionnydd Archives have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are not expected.

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Gift from Mr Chapple, Seren Office, Bala, 1960

ALLIED MATERIALS

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Seri Crawley for the ANW project. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: Meirionnydd Archives, Miscellaneous Collection (Dolgellau), Papers re Printing Works, Y Seren, Bala; Oxford Companion to the Literature of Wales.

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
Printing presses | Wales | Gwynedd
Seren Printing Press (Bala, Wales) | Records and correspondence

Personal names

Corporate names
Seren Printing Press (Bala, Wales)

Places
Bala (Wales)

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